Your website is your digital business card. It is the first thing people will see when they search for information about you and your business.
While beautiful imagery and video content may be helpful, there’s a reason content is still the king. 2022 will change the way creators and marketers use content to build their websites.
What has changed in this area? Let’s look at the most important rules to follow when planning and writing content for your website.
Prepare Your Content Before Time
Without a plan, you won’t be able to succeed. Your first step to creating compelling and effective content for your website is to strategize your content.
Before you can start a plan, it is important to know a few things about your business and your target audience.
Planning your content involves four steps: Audience, Purpose and Keyword Research.
Define your Purpose
You must first determine the purpose of your content. Do you want to sell a product or service? Are you trying to get new leads? Are you looking to create a community or increase website traffic?
Clean Origin, which sells wedding rings and jewelry, is an excellent example of a website that clearly communicates its purpose. Their goal is to transform the diamond industry by offering ethical and high-quality diamonds to customers.
Their content provides in-depth answers to questions that will benefit their target audience. It relates not only to wedding rings, but also to catering to every need of the bride.
To clarify your purpose, ask yourself some questions such as:
- Which problem(s) do you want to solve for your clients?
- What makes your business stand out from the rest?
- What can you do to help your audience at both the micro and macro levels?
Target Your Audience
Once you have a clear vision of your mission, it is time to identify your target audience. This can be done by narrowing down the demographics and purchasing behaviors.
Certain demographics may include:
- Marital status
- Family status
- Income levels
- Education levels
However, buying behaviors are what motivate people to decide on a product or service and then ultimately buy it.
Here are some examples of buying behavior:
- A social media post can influence an individual’s decision to buy a product. Although they might not be interested in a particular product, they may feel like they are missing something because of the influencer.
- A logical purchase decision is based on an immediate need.
One of the most important pieces of content is understanding your audience and their motivations. It is essential to understand their problems and be able solve them.
You can begin to plan your content and strategize what content you will share on your blog or social media accounts. This will help you to reach your target audience better.
Keyword research is made easier by understanding your audience and what they need. These words and phrases are words or phrases that you use on your site to help you rank higher in search engines.
Let’s suppose you are a San Francisco yoga instructor and want more people signing up for your virtual classes. It’s important that all pages on your website contain the phrase “online yoga classes”.
This particular phrase is highly competitive. You can search for keywords and phrases similar to the ones you are trying to rank in search engines using websites such as Google Trends or Moz.
Alternatives include looking at topics that their audience is already searching for and which have a lower rate of competition, such as:
- Yoga tips for beginners
- Best yoga poses for flexibility
- Yoga can help you lose weight
- Strength training with yoga
You can then optimize your blog and pages for long key phrases that have higher ranking but lower competition while still being relevant to your target audience.
Get in on the Competition
Direct competition is one of your best resources. This gives you an opportunity to learn from someone already making waves within your industry.
Take a look at what content they produce, how often they share it on social media and who they are targeting. Look at their content and see if there are any gaps that you could fill.
To fill the content gap, there are certain things you should look out for:
- Keyword opportunities missed
- Your audience may be interested in topics that you don’t cover, but your competition might.
- Multiple levels of comprehension in reading comprehension
- Your competition’s social posts are not converting to engagement or sales.
It is important to not duplicate or steal content. This is a red flag for search engines. Instead, use content as inspiration to help you decide what types of content should be shared.
Start Generating Content
Now that you have taken the necessary steps to plan your content, it is time to start writing. Hook Agency recently stated that the ideal length for a blog post in 2022 is between 1,760 and 2,400 words.
But, the length of the content is not the most important factor in ranking high on search engines. Focus on quality content.
Google’s algorithm is more focused on E-A–T. This is for authority, trustworthiness, and expertise.
- Your industry expertise (leadership) is what you must do.
- Your messaging must reflect your authority and knowledge.
- Trustworthiness is the ability to build relationships with customers and your community.
Keep in mind what you have learned about your target audience, and their buying habits. People are increasingly looking for authenticity, relationships and connection. They want to feel connected with the brand that they are purchasing.
A digital marketing company can help you create a content marketing plan. They can help you create content that is both relevant to your customers and search engines.
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