How to Write Great Content for your Website
In this day and age, everyone knows that it’s vital to have presence online, especially if you’re a business looking to grow. One of the ways you can guarantee growth online and higher rankings on search results is by writing content for your website. If you feel like you may not be sure how to, fortunately for you we’ve broken down how you can produce some quality content into some simple steps.
The first and easiest step of them all is to just start! If you are new to this form of content creation, then building the courage to publish that blog post for your website can be a hard task in itself. It’s important to recognise that that is completely okay.
However, as a business, if you are trying to sell a product or service, you must understand the necessity to start writing good content online so that you can reach your target audience.
It’s easy to look at the multitude of other web pages that come up on Google and feel intimidated. However, writing great content that is unique to your business and brand can be the key to cutting through the noise.
At Bark Street Digital, we help businesses by using Search Engine Optimising strategies to level up their written content and ranking positions on platforms like Google. So, if you feel like you do not have the resources to start by yourself today, then feel free to utilise our expertise so that our expert web content writers can help.
Studies show that the top reasons why people use the internet is for education, entertainment, and social aspects. A key to writing great content that does well online is providing value in one of these ways. Writing online is a tool for communicating important information to your potential customers; it’s your job to research what they need and fulfil that need before anyone else does. This strategy allows your audience to already have a positive perspective on your brand without even spending a penny yet.
Starting with asking yourself how you can provide value leads to time being effectively used and your brand awareness being built. The more value based your content is- especially if it is education based- the more likely readers are to share the page to friends with similar interests. You’ve doubled the traffic to your website and built your brand awareness from one simple piece of content whilst saving time and money.
As content marketers, our process at Bark Street Digital starts with accurately finding out statistically which topics are needed for your website. Before creating content, we analyse how much traffic particular topics receive and find a balance of popularity and necessity.
How to write great content for your website – Create a plan and stay organised
A lot of people think that in order to write good content, you need to have skill or experience. In actual fact, great content can be produced purely by having a plan. Spending time to write down what you want to produce before creating the final piece allows you to keep the writing concise and effectively communicate your points. You don’t want to waste time writing content that is confusing and irrelevant, so don’t forget to take the time to plan first.
Use your planning time to establish the main points you want to communicate. Collect any statistics, images, and links that you may wish to include so that you have a picture of the final product before writing a word. This leads to my next point.
Focus on the format
When writing content, make sure you focus on using an active voice that reflects human speech. Your audience wants to feel as though they connect to the person on the other side of the screen – humans like humans, not robots. Make your article an extension of your personality by expressing your real tone of voice.
Furthermore, it’s all about keeping it as simple as possible. Readability is key, so try not to use overly complicated sentences or words.
Utilising short paragraphs, short sentences and lists allows your content to be easily digested. When we see large paragraphs, our brains are already turned away due to the overload of content. The simpler it looks, the better.
How to write great content for your website – Make it engaging
Social media has been proven to be an effective place to put content, purely because it adds another dimension to the viewing experience for the viewer. The audience can engage and interact with elements e.g., liking, sharing, etc. Written content on your website doesn’t have to be any different.
You can make your written content engaging through elements like:
– Links to other landing pages
– Call To Actions
Large groups of text can be boring, unengaging and may put readers off. A good mix of images, links and call to actions which require the audience to do things, leads to higher engagement rate and overall better readability. It’s the attention to the little details that turn your writing from good, to great.
How can we help?
If you still feel like you have no idea how to write great content for your website, then Bark Street Digital can guide you. Feel free to get in touch for a free, no obligation chat.
Bark Street Digital provides a team of highly experienced SEO experts. We can assist your businesses by providing great written content, incorporating search engine optimisation within the content to ensure it is found within search engine results. We can further assist by managing your social media accounts and posting links to your website content so that it does not go unread.
We can assist with technical SEO by conducting a review of your whole website and suggesting and implementing ways to improve your site, such as page speed optimisation so that Google can rank your webpages higher.
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