Answer the question
People use the Internet to answer questions. Right?
The searches they make are always looking for answers. Looking for solutions. Ways of solving issues, problems, challenges, dilemmas and the rest.
So create your content to answer their questions.
Universal opportunities to get to the top.
The opportunity for website owners lies in thinking about the questions people ask, and creating answers.
So if your content is the best answer for a specific question, you should expect it to be at the top of Google’s search results right?
You may have noticed the huge amount of competition on Google. Sometimes millions of pages are shown as having the ‘answer’ to any particular search query.
Become the authority.
If you can make your page the ‘authority’ on the matter at hand, you really can compete on the front page. Your humble offering can be there right along with the big publishers pages.
You just have to stick to your principles and talk about what you know. From your point of view. Especially if you have a unique viewpoint, a deep personal experience or just are able to relax and communicate in simple terms.
Keep it personal.
The audience you are talking to is almost always an individual person. On their own in front of their computer. Or iPad or phone…
You are having a conversation. Where they are the listener. So try to avoid droning on. No one likes long-winded text.
Make cornerstone or foundation pages.
Create ‘cornerstone’ pages of content on your website about key words, terms and phrases that are relevant to the subject of your website.
Make sure these cornerstone pages are rich with decent content.
Then create sub-pages of additional informative content around each cornerstone page. This way you can add content and value to your website in a structured and ‘rational’ way.
Of course there is room for ‘random’ posts. But on the whole you want to stick to your subject because that is where you will become an authority.
Let time work for you.
Be patient because it can take some time to become recognised as someone to go to for answers.
But if you keep adding and keep thinking about your visitors and what they are looking for, eventually you will see your traffic increase and your sales, inquiries and newsletter sign-ups increase.
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