Creating Shareable, Useful Content
The most successful content currently in the digital marketplace usually has a few things in common; they are easily shared, they have broad appeal, catchy or interesting headlines, and have some value to the lives of customers. When creating content for your blog or website, it’s interesting to take these characteristics of content in to consideration. For many, the solution is to place their content creation in to the hands of professionals who are well versed in Search Engine Optimization, as well as creating useful, shareable content.
Hiring a Content Provider
When considering outsourcing your content, it’s important to understand that results are not always granted overnight. The world of content and SEO are usually marketed as “successful” once rankings are improved in a search engine, or there is an increased flow of traffic (though one often leads to the others, and vice versa). There are other makers of success beyond the numbers, which include brand awareness, development of an authoritative voice, and providing useful information to existing clients, or those looking for future services.
While you look for a content creation company, consider searching for one in your area which may have access to local, knowledgeable writers. If you’re looking for a larger pool of writers, usually more successful for niche subjects and a heavy flow of articles, blog posts, or product descriptions. By outsourcing your writing needs, your business can save considerable money by avoiding the need to hire a full-time in-house writer, which would include full benefits, sick pay and other employment costs.
Quality Over Quantity
In the past, many content providers flooded the web with link-heavy posts that weren’t very beneficial to readers, and the quality of the writing was poor at best. Search engine companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo have changed their requirements for rankings, and have moved towards quality over quantity. Content which is well-written, relevant and from an authoritative source is now weighted more heavily in page rankings. This is a good thing for readers and customers, because they’re getting better information from sources they can trust.
When searching for quality, considered a U.S.-based content company who employs native-English speaking writers who provide well-researched content at an affordable price. Consider a reputable site who can provide samples of their work. Reach out to a few companies and discuss your content needs, and ask for quotes, as well as what kind of SEO options are available. Many times, if you need your website updated, a company will be able to handle both tasks in a comprehensive package.