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#3: Incorporate Appropriate and Relevant Content

#3: Incorporate Appropriate and Relevant Content

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 by

It shouldn’t be a shock that having appropriate and relevant content on your website will aid to its overall success. The reason we mention it, though, is because often times people are not quite sure what “appropriate” really means for their brand, and why it is so valuable. With quality content comes not only quality engagement with your readers and target market but also increased search engine rankings for your web content as well. Sounds pretty valuable doesn’t it? Lets break it down more and take a closer look at why all of this is so important.

Consumer Engagement

The first thing you should think about when trying to write content for your website is, “Why do we have this website?” You need to understand what you are trying to accomplish with the site, and then mold your content to accompany those goals. Every time you write copy for a site, you should aim for it to entertain, inform, and entice the reader. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on SEO, if readers are not interested in reading it, they will leave the site. The reader and your goals should ALWAYS be the center of the writing, no matter what you are discussing on the page.

You see this over and over again were a company depends too heavily upon the weight and popularity of their brand to drive traffic to their site. Of course, it’s great that they have established their name or product in the minds of the public. But if you have one competitor who has done the same, and also provides quality written content on each page of their website, you’ve just lost a share of the market for no good reason.

The bottom line is this: create and share quality content that will not only engage your audience, but allow you to stay in line with the goals of the website.

Increased Search Engine Optimization

One of the toughest things to do in SEO is to predict what someone is going to search for when looking for your content. One way to increase your chances of having a hit is to have content that is relevant to your target market. Though there are plenty of phrases people still don’t search for, your chances of receiving organic search traffic increase exponentially, based upon the quality of your copy.

Keyword selection is important, but it is not the only way to generate traffic to your website. Often, it can be very difficult to explain or even understand the benefit of changing the copy on your site or making additions for the better. Perhaps we, as an industry, need to do a better job of communicating the necessity of this, because quality content is absolutely critical to achieving top rankings for competitive phrases.

In Simple Terms

The bottom line is this: increasing the quality of the content on your website will not only help you retain consumers, but will also help generate new leads. At the end of the day, what’s the point of having a website that is not receiving a high traffic volume? We believe these tips will help you get the most out of your new site, and will also provide you with a better understanding of how SEO works in a nutshell.

Tanner Hertzog

Marketing intern at HMG Creative. Studying Public Relations and Business at The University of Texas at Austin, Class of 2016. Born and raised in the heart of Austin, Texas. Reality TV enthusiast and self-taught guitar player. Follow him on Twitter @tannerhertzog

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