Early on in my career, as I was learning the ins and outs of digital marketing, one thing always stood out for me- great content always carried the day. Websites and blogs that offered readers what they were looking for in terms of relevant content eventually rank higher than their counterparts who have terrible content.
I make sure I drive this point home with every client I work with. It’s also the reason I include SEO content strategy among the services I offer. There’s simply no substitute for awesome content.
A Technically Well-Optimized Site Still Needs Great SEO & Consumer Content
Sometimes we get so focused on the technical aspects of our sites that we end up losing sight of the bigger picture – who is the site aimed at? Our users are the ultimate consumers of whatever our sites promote so it makes sense to have content that’s relevant to them.
Just because you’ve cleaned up your site and everything is technically correct doesn’t mean that it will rank highly. What you put on the site i.e. your content matters too.
Simply put, you can’t have high rankings without awesome content.
Take Your Online Customers Into Consideration
Your users are the reason you got into business in the first place. To ensure you capture and retain their attention, you need to understand a few things about them. Who are they? What are their needs and wants? What issues do they have and what questions are they asking?
Once you understand your target market, you can then create content that solves their issues or answers their questions. Content that speaks to your users keeps them coming back.
As you create content, ensure that it’s engaging. It needs to contain relevant, up-to-date information that your target customers will find useful. Additionally, it needs to be SEO-friendly content i.e. optimized for search queries and keywords, to ensure that your customers can find your site.
If your users/readers are exposed to relevant and engaging content on your site on a consistent basis, they’ll keep coming back for more. With the right content, you can convert them to dedicated and loyal customers or readers.
Refine Your Site To Help Your Customers
Keep in mind that a technically well-optimized site still needs to be refined regularly to ensure it is competing effectively in its niche. One thing you can do to refine it is to ask other site owners, SEO experts or digital marketing consultants etc., to take a look at your site then remain open to the feedback they provide. They can point out which issues you could focus on and improve or change altogether.
For true digital success, you need to balance both the technical and user aspects of your site.
Schedule a consultation today and we can discuss how to improve your site’s content as well as find a digital marketing service option that suits your needs.