@Rohan you are right but you didn’t mention an important point.
Length Of Your Post
Check the length of posts of competitors and write more than them. If the average of lengths of posts of competitors is 1000 than you have to write article of at-least 1200 words but if you have nothing more than 1000 words to write, then publish it without any hesitation because it is better than committing any **Spam**
If other competitors have professional domain names like **.net .com .org** etc and you have **.blogspot or .wordpress.com** domain, then it's very difficult for you to win.
You should decrease your blog's loading time. No doubt, you will have to be one step ahead from other competitors to win the competition. So, if their blogs take 5 seconds for loading, then you should make your blog as fast as it may load in 3 or 4 seconds. For this purpose follow the points, given below...
- Disable all ads from your blog.
- Only use necessary widgets.
- Use images of less sizes.