08 Jul Is Your Website Content Helping Or Hurting Your Business?
The content for your website is your primary resource and it’s importance cannot be underestimated. It generates traffic. It helps make a sale. Also, it provides authority, credibility and gets your business noticed above other online business. It also helps you market your business.
What Is Website Content?
Website content can be read, watched, listened to and shared. It covers everything from blog posts, articles, videos, reports, e-books, reviews, infographics and audio files.
But just having content is not enough. There’s good website content and there’s bad website content. Is the content on your website helping or hurting your online business?
It Must Have A Purpose
Unfortunately, many online business owners publish website content without any purpose in mind. They may write brilliant content material. Yet if it doesn’t have any purpose, it’s missing an opportunity.
It doesn’t matter if your website content is a short blog post or article or if it’s a larger content piece like a report or eBook. It needs a purpose. Possible purposes for your content material include:
- Generate traffic to your website
- Improve your website rankings in the search engines
- Lead traffic to an online sales page
- Bring in affiliate income
- Enhance your reputation in a specific niche market
- Get a response or comments from your audience
- Gather opt-ins to your email list
How To Create Website Content
Different people take different approaches to producing good website content. Some plan their content for the coming week. Others plan it for months ahead. When you plan your content you’ll need decide how you will publish it. Will it be text, video, audio or graphical? Maybe a mixture of one or two of these options?
Then what is the subject matter gain to be about? What keywords and phrases should you include? You’ll also have to decide when you’re going to publish it and where. It makes sense to incorporate your content material into your all your online marketing strategies. All of these factors give your content a purpose.
What Do You Want To Achieve?
Every piece of content needs to have some sort of call to action. For example, if you want to encourage comments and feedback at the end of a blog post, you have to ask for it. That’s your call to action. If you want to send people to a sales page, you need some sort of “Click here to learn more.” Your purpose will be integrated into your call to action.