The Importance Of Quality Content In SEO And Internet Marketing

SEO and internet marketing can be complicated and frustrating. Search engines algorithms keep changing and it can be uphill struggle to keep up with them. However, search engines improve their formulas in order to bring the most relevant results and the highest quality pages for their readers. They are working to penalize websites with low quality which only seek to get high traffic without any concern about the quality of their content.

Although search engines keep changing their algorithms, there is something you can do to have a good ranking websites or web pages. You need to have many high quality content in your websites. This method will ensure that although your pages or websites might not be on the front page of the search result, they will not end up on the last or even dropped from the result altogether. This also means that you will have quality traffic, people that come to your websites and stay because they found what they are looking for instead of clicking away from your sites as fast as they can.

There are many websites out there that try to market their services and products. You should make your websites more appealing to your customers. You need to have many viewers not merely to get traffic, but also to get sales from it. Some people do not like blatant promotions and some might not need your products and services at the moment. This is where high quality content comes in, to draw people who might be swayed to make purchase from you in the future.

High quality content means that the articles or text on your website is informative and engaging to your readers. Your articles should flow naturally, instead of stuffed with keywords to trick the search engines. Web pages will too many keywords might get penalized as search engines will consider them black hat SEO practices.

Aside from inserting keywords naturally for SEO purpose, high quality content will also make your readers come back for more. They do not necessarily buy your products or services right away. Some of them might decide to hire your services or buy your products in the future, and some might never buy anything from you at all. However, their presence is still quality traffic that will bring a lot of benefit to your sites.

Readers who are interested in your articles might spread the word to their friends, groups, or acquaintances via their social networking sites. This in turn will draw in more traffic. High traffic websites will have higher rank on search engine results. This traffic might also turn into sales.

It takes time and effort to build a web presence, and if some SEO company try to say otherwise, you should be wary of them. They might try to use black hat SEO techniques that may end up getting your websites dropped from the face of the earth or banned altogether.

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Marketing Technology: Your Copy Is Your Resume to the World

Think back to the worst resume you ever read: It never mentioned the skills you specifically asked for, overflowed with vague adjectives (proactive, dynamic, results-focused), and fired off so many acronyms and twelve-syllable words you needed an interpreter to get past the first sentence. If you want your customers to read and act upon your marketing copy, think about that world’s worst resume and instead:

Condense the life story. Like a resume, your marketing copy is an introduction, not the entire story. You want customers to call your company for more information.

Give your customers what they want. Your customers expect specific benefits from your technology, just like you expect specific skills and achievements in a job applicant. Yes, customers are interested in product features and what else your company can do, but most of all they want to know that your technology solves their immediate problem.

Write like you talk. Any recruiter would reject the resume of someone who described editing surveys as “elucidating opinion-evaluation processes.” Yet technology companies regularly obscure what they do and deliver by using complex language. Your technical achievements are strong enough; you don’t need to burden them with 5-syllable words and 40-word sentences.

First be clear, then be brief. We all know that readers have limited time. But if you pack too many acronyms, drop too many articles (the, an, a), and cover too much information in one sentence or paragraph, you’ll lose your customers.

Show them the next step. On every good resume, the applicant’s name and contact information are easy to find and read. The next step–inviting the applicant for an interview–is clear. Is your contact information equally easy to find? Have you readied your customer for the next step (call, email, purchase, download, comment)?

Run from green ink on purple paper. Look to professionals for copywriting and design. Grammatical errors, unintended puns, multiple changes in fonts, poor photographs, unreadable tables, and all the other failings of bad copy and bad design make your customers wonder: Is the technology as unprofessional as the marketing materials?

Take down the “gone fishing” sign. With every new job, you review and revise your resume. Yet businesses allow websites, blogs, Twitter campaigns, brochures, and other marketing collateral to age without any review. Old copy sounds old. If you let an abandoned blog or brochure hang around, you might as well post that “gone fishing” sign on your door.

Like a good resume, good marketing copy introduces you in the most positive light possible to people who are really hoping you’ll meet their needs. Like professional resume writing, professional copywriting convinces them to give you a chance.… READ MORE ...