30% of blog posts are lists, because they work. Fun, social listicles: Numbered list posts made easy to author, share, embed & extend.
Integrate Numbered Lists/Listicles on WordPress & Beyond
Use Listy to create, curate or collaborate visually-appealing, social list-posts. A powerful combo in one plugin that also frees your content to be discovered / distributed beyond your blog.
No list is ever truly complete, so engage the crowd. Moderate as your audience evolve & extend your lists. Community forms around interests, needs & expertise as your list posts get more valuable with time.
Listly is a "Swiss Army Knife" for content. A tool that does many jobs. There's a reason: Lists solve many content problems. This means you can manage and master less tools/plugins/apps. That's a good thing.
There are many ways to use Listly. Read on to find out more
More than a plugin, Listly is a collaborative content authoring tool & a content platform. Lists are a unique and distinct form of media.
What kind of list will you make/embed? Who will embed your lists?
Get more from your numbered list posts with Listly
List posts work, we just believe a social list platform outperforms lists that are just text. You wouldn't self-host a video today. We believe this applies to collaborative lists.
Media platforms (like Listly, YouTube, Slideshare & Instagram) are social. They showcase why your content needs to be findable, shareable & embeddabe. Your content gets found independent of your blog (they are all destination sites - people go there to find content). If you ignore these platform your blog is operating in isolation. Author media first, them embed on your blog. It scales and reaches further.
Making lists together is more fun & more productive. Begin with a few items; an imperfect list, then ask for help to enhance the list. A never ending task your community can embrace & drive. Working alone on lists is just 1.0 thinking.
Your job is to source & seed. Ask questions in the form of lists. Why is talk radio engaging? Because the audience plays an active role by answering questions. Listly's paradigm emulates talk radio.
Your listicles should be inviting & enaging
Start lists & share them to entice readers to contribute & participate. Don't try to be exhaustive & perfect. Leave gaps. Don't be a smarticle. Sharing all you know is neither social nor inviting. An exhaustive list is unapproachable. Leave room for "Joe Public" to help. Be imperfecticle. If you ask for help, look like you need it and pitch it at a level where people see they can add to the conversation. Be real.
Imperfection is sexy. Your imperfections are sexy. The only person that does not know this is you.
By sharing your imperfections, you generously let others shine. Perhaps that's not something you expected to read on a WordPress plugin page, but genrosity is a strategy.
Collaborative, embeddable, shareable lists will always outperform static HTML lists. You'll enjoy more views & engagement because people can embed & extend your ideas. What more means is up to you. Get out what you put in.
Listly ensures your lists get more valuable with time as they evolve, attracting more helpers & better SEO ranking. This is the cycle of life when you let your content evolve by empowering people can help. HTML lists lost inside blog post don't behave like this.
Benefits of Authoring / Moderating / Administering List Posts with/via Listly:
Authoring lists is tedious. Editing old posts to add omissions/suggestions is worse. Listly lets you (& your audience) update the list content, without editing in WP admin, so nothing breaks. What's the cost of not updating? Does it say you aren't listening? Worse still the utility of your content decays over time. We call it list rot.
Benefits of leveraging Listly as a publishing or media platform for list posts:
Benefits of leveraging Listly lists for Content Marketing / Content Management:
30% of the web is numbered list posts. Lists work. Numbered list posts are the best performing content on the web. Listly just makes those posts social & collaborative. Listly elevates lists to be a platform on a par with slides / video media platforms like Slideshare & YouTube.
Watch to learn the value of embedding Listly lists on your blog:
When you begin using Listly you can get significant personal utility by saving time on authoring, visually-appealing lists. Most of all Listly makes lists social & collaborative, but you can grow into that over time.
Listly make your lists reusable: shareable, embeddable as responsive content. HTML lists on blogs add friction to sharing & reuse.
Listly empowers your audience to contribute to the list content on your blog. That's a level of engagement above commenting. People can also embed other people's lists on their blog.
Use Listly to create useful resource lists (eg Top 10 WordPress plugins) or Listicle type list (eg 10 Tricks Every WordPress Developer Wish They Knew). Listly is also for creating playlists of videos, slides, audio & images.
Explore the Getting Started guide if you are new to Listly.
Lists & Listly are part of the shift from self-hosted media to embedded media. The social sharing benefits far out weigh control issues. They also enable your content to become earned media.
Think of Listly as Slideshare for lists. Put your lists on Listly, then embed them on your blog. Listly is a responsive authoring platform for lists that can be seamlessly embedded in blog posts across the web.
Here's 5 simple ideas to begin using Listly on your WordPress blog:
We think of Lists as a type of data, just like you think of Slides, Videos or Podcasts. All these technologies have evolved in similar ways to be highly embeddable. They have also become highly trafficed search destination sites. See graphic on Slideshare
Why Do we Love (& Hate) Lists?
Lists are an integral part of life & digital media. It's worth exploring why:
Fun Examples of the Listicles You Could Create with Your Readers:
Social Examples Where Blogs are Sourcing Crownd Input (content) & Preferences (votes):
Image Credit: Ian Muttoo via Flickr & Creative Commons
Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.1
Last Updated: 2015-2-27
Active Installs: 2,000+
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