The importance of great content for internet marketing
Let's cut right to the chase here there's no point in me talking about content if you don't want to develop an internet marketing campaign! You want great content, I'm sure you want great content. But first, let's establish exactly what “great content” is, and then how to get it.
Great content, or web content, is the sort of content that provides users with an experience that expands and develops over time-the sort of content that allows a visitor to learn something new, interact with it, and come back for more later on. These sorts of content are the types that Google robots will actually index.
So, how do you get great content? You can write it yourself, or get someone else to write it for you. If you're just starting out, a professional copywriter can probably help the most, though it's hard to get good content if you're not a professional writer yourself.
If you do intend to write your own content, just do a few things before you start.
1. Have a specific idea, a plan of action, and a great idea of what you want to say. If you know where you want to go, your content will follow. If you don't, you can still start but you'll miss out on a lot of great opportunities and instead go for the keywords that will give you more traffic.
2. Do keyword research. The more specific you are, the better. For instance, if your website is about public speaking, don't write content about getting ready for a speaking engagement. Go deeper, such as speaking in front of an audience (rather than in a boardroom format). This will help you create content that will inspire and engage more people.
3. Create content temporary for the online audience. You can create a series of articles closely related to what you do and be available to potentially engage an audience of millions.
4. Make sure you deliver content that is networked. Simply putting up a series of articles and publishing them on your site will not drive the traffic you need to build. You must use social platforms, create social streams, promote your content across relevant blogs and host the content on your site.
5. Monitor and track your content. It's incredibly easy to ramp up an article marketing campaign and watch it grow. But it's harder to ramp down. Make sure you track your new content and monitor your results. Your website in particular needs to stay on top of your new traffic patterns. Test metrics on a regular basis and re-evaluate your content and keywords to keep finding that perfect message.
6. Remember that content leverage is the key to success. This means that offering audiences valuable content will result in many incoming links and ultimately higher traffic. But that is only half of the equation. You must also make sure that your content is networked. Other sites will see value in what you have to offer them. But don't get selfish. If you have created content and leverage that is valuable on other sites as well, don't hesitate to ask for a link.
7. Always ask for a link. On your website, every post, and every category should be accompanied by a free offer to give away. This offer should be anything from 25 free seconds to a week of access to your course or product at affordable pricing or a unique free bonus. This offer should always be visible on your site and you should mention it when you are giving away content or launching a new product.
8. Your blog and website should be aesthetically pleasing. Be careful of how you categorize content and make sure your linking structure is easily followed. You should create a structure for your website such as having a home page, contact us, about us, and service pages if you offer more than one service.
9. Always test your site for usability. This will require a good thank you and a thank you post. Take the time to make your customers feel that you value their business and that you are hardworking on making their lives better.
Starting a home-based business can be challenging, but turning it into a successful business is not.
Be resourceful and make the most of these tips. Be patient, formulate a strategy and go to work. Soon, you'll be rolling with success.
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