Creating content for your websites has just become easier.
The role that quality content plays on your websites is very important, that is why it is necessary to plan ahead.
All the search engines, Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc., rank sites according to how much content it has and how often the content is updated. Content takes many forms. It can include text, videos or pictures, or all of the above.
A very important thing to remember when creating content is to speak candidly to the reader. I always put myself in the reader’s place when I write, and whatever I would like to read in an article, I imagine that the readers would also like.
Of course, no one can please ALL readers, but the reader who finds your article interesting will return again and again.
Another very important fact is that the content should be original. It is okay to refer from time to time to someone else, especially when you are giving credit to the source, but it is never advisable to copy someone else’s work word for word. This will cause the search engines to frown upon your website, and it will defeat your purpose.
First you must choose a niche with which you are comfortable. Your niche would be a subject in which you have a deep interest. When you have a deep interest in a particular subject, it is easier to throw yourself into doing the research for that subject and to expound on your findings.
The Technical Stuff
It is a good idea to create an outline of how your website is going to look even before you begin. What headings will you have for your pages? I found that when I gave each page a separate topic then I could write various articles which could go under that topic. This is known as framing your website.
The human brain learns a lot better when there is a visual image to assist it in absorbing the material the person is reading. This is also true when someone is giving directions. If you are going on a road trip and someone recites the route to you, you would no doubt have a better understanding if they drew out a diagram which showed you all the turns, right?
This standard also applies if you are following instructions for creating a website. Therefore, the best way that I can instruct you is to refer you a visual of the steps which are necessary in creating content for your new website. Here is a good source which I have found exceptional.
Pictures in Your Site
Using pictures to illustrate your thought is another excellent way to bring the point home. If you are discussing money, then have a picture of money. I prefer to use actual pictures rather than clip art, because I am of the opinion that actual pictures illustrate the subject matter more effectively. There should not be too many pictures to cause a distraction, but just enough to break up the monotony of the printed words.
How Much Content Is Enough
The length of your post is another big concern of bloggers. In my opinion, length matters. Your topic should be well-researched, because this is one element which search engines look for, and consider to be evidence of a high quality site. However, your experiences, if any, and your opinion is also valuable information for a reader. Therefore, the length should be just enough to hold someone’s interest – not too long, and not too short. One of my blogs which gained first place on Google had over 400 words, but less than 500. Others say that blogs around 1000 words are best. But don’t let that scare you; you might start small, but it will come naturally as you progress.
Highlighting for Effect
The most important thing in writing a blog is to be able to hold your reader’s interest. One way to hold someone’s interest is by creating sub-headings which can immediately direct a reader’s attention to the section in which they are most interested. Be sure to use a heading font size as a better attention-grabber.
Don’t forget to include a link to the product or service which you are promoting. After you have provided some very valuable information which the reader can use, then you can point them to where they can obtain that product or service. I believe that your blog should be a ‘one-stop’ location.
I hope that I have achieved my goal of simplifying the process of writing effective content for your sites. If I can be of further help to you, please reach out to me by leaving a comment or question below.