Content marketing is a vital part of anyone’s SEO campaign strategies. Realizing and capitalizing on this skill is of utmost importance and the smart webmaster knows that being educated and persistent means success.
Content marketing is comprised of dozens of specialized skills. Some people can produce on all these levels and some need help. This is why one doesn’t half-step regarding content marketing. If one isn’t a professional in any aspect of the principle elements that make up content marketing, then one either gets educated in that area or hires someone who is. This is because SEO depends on content marketing to be successful. Without proper content marketing your sites will look like a bland and uninteresting one.
Today’s website has to pop with excitement or just steady and lively activity. That is because Google is now looking for sites that tie in with social media and mobile so as to better provide surfers with relevant and up to date information. This shows Google that your site is worthy of advancing up the search engine rankings.
First thing of note is having a competent, pertinent, and engaging website. Get a professional job done here as all else will stand on this foundation. This calls for a smart design, easy navigation, graphics that communicate and attract, copy that is well written and engaging with ‘calls to action’ strategically placed, meta data, titles, descriptions, alt tags, for all photos, videos, animation. Animation is important. It’s got action in it and a well used piece of animation can lead to a good deal of traffic due to shares and links ‘to’ that content.
Make use of your location for all that it is worth. Not only is the value of your location to let people know where you are, but it can be a boon in promotional content marketing strategies. Here’s how it works. You’ve got a business that is about collectible toys. You’re located in Dallas, Texas. Well, by making sure each web page has your keywords and location, then people looking for both will find your site in the search engines. May not be the top spot, but you’ll be listed. Now, to boost that, you would create content that focuses on both such as blog posts, pics, videos. Dallas has numerous main events annually that you can capitalize on. Mention these events and how to get accommodations to attend to them as well as the key people and organizations that present these events and tie that into your site’s goals. For example, if there’s a major annual celebration, create a blog post, video, pics, graphics of your attendance to such events. That content will be yours and yours only and well tagged, and described, will bring in targeted organic traffic.
In today’s content marketing, social media is also of paramount importance. Your content marketing has to, has to, accommodate social media and social networking. You’ve got to create content that people not only ‘like’ but will ‘share’ and ‘comment’ on. Comments especially with inbound links, because ‘like’s and ‘shares’ can be fraudulent. Not always, but there are people who try to buy such things but the search engines are smart to this all.
Overall, think of your website as a restaurant. You want to serve the best dishes that gets people talking, visiting, and of course returning. During all that activity you strategically place your ads, calls-to-action, recommendations and so on.
It’s all about the perseverance and commitment to engaging content quality.