15 Best Content Formats You Should Start Using Today

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There are 1000+ content formats available on the internet and you can use them according to your need.

But the truth is people are not aware about most of them.

So in this article, I am going to present 15 best content formats that you can use for your next project.

1) How-Tos:

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This content format is very popular among people. Here you explain everything from scratch.

Example:

  • How to make coffee?
  • How to lift weights?
  • How to increase your concentration power?
  • How to get smart?
  • How to make noodles?

Etc.

2) Case Studies:

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Here basically you share stories of people including yourself.

Example:

  • How I lost 10 kgs in 2 months?
  • How did Elon Musk beat Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person?
  • How I grew my site visitors from 0-150k+ in 6 months?

Etc.

3) Lists:

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If you notice I am currently using this content format.

This format usually gets more clicks because people love to read list posts.

Example:

  • 9 Best Adsense Alternatives To Get Instant Approval.
  • 21 Books To Read Before You Die.
  • 11 Amazing TV Shows Everyone Should Watch At Least Once in Life.

Etc.

4) Guides:

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Guides itself means guiding anyone to reach a particular destination. It is detailed version of How-To Format.

Example:

  • How To Lose Weight (A Step-By-Step Guide)
  • Detailed Guide To Learn Keyword Research From Scratch.
  • How to learn english (A Definitive Guide)

Etc.

5) Product reviews:

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This format is used by most affiliate marketers and e-commerce site owners.

Example:

  • Nike Cricket Bat Review.
  • iPhone 13 Review (with all pros and cons)
  • Semrush pro account review (Is it worth buying?)

Etc.

6) Opinion Post:

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In this format, You give your honest opinion regarding a particular thing or topic.

Example:

  • Youtube vs Tiktok (My personal opinion)
  • Sendinblue vs MailChimp (Which is better) + My opinion.
  • Ahrefs vs Semrush (Which is more accurate)

Etc.

7) FAQs:

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In this content format, You give answers to the most common or frequently asked questions of people.

Example:

  • How to add themes in wordpress?
  • How to add plug-ins in wordpress?
  • How to write articles on wordpress ?

Etc.

8) Mind Maps:

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Here you take help of different softwares like Mindnode or iMindQ to teach particular things to people.

You can relate through the image shown below.

9) Infographics:

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Here you present information in the form of a graphic to make it more readable and attractive.

10) Polls:

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It is similar to MCQ or Quiz. But the only difference is here you ask the opinion or feedback from people.

Example:

Should I change the UI of my website?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don't know.

Etc.

11) Memes:

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I think almost every person reading this article knows about memes. So I don’t think I need to explain it further.

Rather you tell me about memes in the comments 😃

12) Quotes:

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It contains famous lines written by any great authors, philosophers, successful personalities, etc.

My favourite quote is:

What you are is what you have been, But what you will be is what you do now — Lord Buddha

13) Podcasts:

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In this format, You interview people with a set of questions in order to understand the psychology and thinking process of people.

Also, The second type of podacst is self-podcast where you present your life experiences and journey to people.

Some famous podcasts:

  • Kwik brain with him Kwik.
  • The school of greatness by Lewis Howes.
  • Achieve your goals with hal elrod.

Etc.

14) Quizzes:

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In this format, You ask questions to the reader in order to check their intelligence over a particular subject.

15) Videos:

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The last but definitely not the least: Videos. Today people prefer watching more videos than articles.

So mastering the art of making videos will do wonders in your creator career.

Example:

Creating videos on youtube, Tiktok, Instagram reels, etc.

Final Thoughts:

There are more content formats available but these are the best ones.

Also I personally use most of them while preparing content.

But remember one thing: It doesn’t matter how many formats you use. If it doesn’t provide value to your viewer, Then it is completely useless.

With this thought let’s wrap up this article here. Thank you for reading.

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