If your website isn't currently listed at the top of Google, it may be time to start rethinking your content strategy. Well developed content tends to lead to better keyword performance and may help to give your website the edge needed to outperform competitors in the search results at Google and other major search engines.
What is quality content and why is it so important?
It’s simple, Google analyzes website content to help establish relevant results for search engine users. Unique content that contains the same keywords and keyword phrases as the title of page or article has better chances of performing better in search results.
With this in mind, put yourself in the shoes of someone that may be interested in learning more about what your company may have to offer. While writing content for a webpage or articles for blog posts, don’t just talk about your website and services, try to provide facts that support the topic at hand and provide information deemed as useful to the reader. Content aimed at providing website visitors with resourceful information is often found to be more effective than content that is classified as self-promoting.
Intermingling links within the body of the content can also help to provide supporting facts to website visitors. When linked properly, content and articles that contains links will also help with search engine optimization, by establishing relevancy in the eyes of Google.
Writing effective content often seems like a difficult task for many online business owners.
Taking the time to consider the techniques involved with creating quality content before wasting time marketing outdated content will allow your marketing campaign to move forward faster. Talk with other members of your companies marketing team to get feedback about your plans, which can help with the process of refining ideas for your business.
To maximize potential of your content strategy, discuss the goals, ideas, and marketing concepts with experienced marketing professionals that can help lead you and your business in the right direction. The right advice can pay off when the ideas are able to be translated into user friendly content that is used to help generate high quality organic traffic from Google.
When developing a content marketing strategy, don't forget focus on potential needs that your readers may have.
The easier the content is to read, the better the chances are of keeping the attention of the reader. In many cases it's beneficial to maintain a consistent method of utilizing links that are aimed at supporting the content with additional information from internal and external sources.
Keep in mind that links to other related articles on other websites should be formatted to open up in a new browser tab. For SEO purposes, internal links or links to other pages and blog posts within your website should allow website visitors to remain in the same browser window. Videos, images, and simple infographics can also be included to increase the value of the content by giving readers something to visualize while reading.
The overall goal of the content marketing campaign should be to direct visitors to a point or an event within the website that can be tracked as a conversion.
For eCommerce based websites this could be as simple as tracking purchases. Tracking conversions within non-eCommerce sites can be accomplished by generating a lead and collecting visitor information using an online form or offering an option for visitors to join a newsletter.
By creating goals, properly tracking conversions, and analyzing visitor traffic, it's much easier to gain a better perspective on progress. The end results of quality content and new new blog posts that are marketed effectively will produce a steady increase of new visitors, increase online sales, and help to generate valuable leads for your company.