The times they are changing in this critical sphere of search engine marketing. Keywords are still important, of course, but the emphasis has shifted toward being helpful, relevant, and thorough in your key topic areas. That’s thorough while at the same time being digestible. Your content needs to all be there but clear enough for people to only read the part they are interested in. Now with the increasing importance of “freshness” at both an overall site level and at an individual page level, new and refreshed content is more important than ever. Start a plan to keep your content fresh, relevant, and aimed at search.
With the rise of the concept of “content velocity“, it has become a potential differentiator for small business SEO. Often we struggle to have the same link authority as larger competitors, but if we can outdo them with specific content related to our industry and our geography, that can be a way to start showing up in your competitive landscape. But with the rise of AI, many people are spitting out the same mush of content. There is risk here as well. Information gain is how you can also set yourself apart from those who are just pushing out a bunch of generic garbage. We help assist you with the writing or guidance to understand what Google wants in terms of topics, subtopics, structure and usefulness to get the most of the content you do create. We can either write it for you or give you the draft structure to let you fill in the blanks and add the bonus information to help it perform yoruself.
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Google is trying to provide searchers with the best answers from reputable and popular sites. Content marketing seems to be gaining increasing influence in the development of effective business websites, with typical definitions accenting “relevant” and “valuable” content that appeals to a niche audience looking for answers.
Although search engines still reward content supported by essential algorithms, which continue to be refined, you can’t lose if you keep it compelling, informative, useful, and, yes, entertaining. The judicious—not repetitious— targeting of keywords still ups the SEO value of the content. The “dwell time,” or how often a searcher stays on a site after clicking on is a factor in Google rankings.
You should have a page on your site for any concept people may search to find you. That may be answering questions or supplying information about how your business or industry works. Blogging is a great way to address potential customers’ long tail keywords and very specific queries and needs. If a topic or service is extremely important, it should probably be added to your core site pages. We can help with all of this from a consulting perspective or by supplying a writer to put all of this into words when you just want to focus on your work. Give us a call if you need help.
You Can Be Found offers advice and support on content marketing and provides copywriting services when requested.