Creating effective content for your website is the key to turning visitors into customers. In order to entice your potential customers to buy, you need to make sure your content is engaging. Engaging content on your website as well as your social media networks, articles and blogs will entice readers to interact and form a more personal connection with the company. This will encourage customers to buy from you and continue to buy from you in the future. In our previous blog we shared some tips on how to fix boring content and make it engaging. Here are some more things to keep in mind when creating new content.
1. Concentrate on benefits not products. People do not want to know about what your product does. They want to know what your product will enable them to do. Remember that 95% of the information on your website should be concentrating on your customer. Put yourself in your customer’s shoes. What problem do they have that your product or service can solve? Make sure to answer that important question in your content.
2. Keep it short. It is a proven fact that online readers like to skim over content, reading bullet points and headlines rather than full paragraphs. Try to keep your content short (200-500 words). People are more likely to invest the time it takes to read a 300-word blog post rather than a 10-page article.
3. Recycle your content. If you write a long article, make a few slight changes and turn it into two or three blog posts. If you write a how-to blog, use the same content to create a short video. This will help you get more content on the web in no time.
4. Simple content rules, complicated content drools. Although you are an expert in your field, constantly using industry buzzwords and lingo might confuse your customers and bore them to death. Keep in mind that your customers don’t know much about your field, which is why they’re trusting your company to provide a service or product that will take care of it for them. Even the most basic thing to you could be complicated to them, so make sure to explain every aspect of your writing. Then to spice it up, use comparisons, anecdotes and examples they can relate to in order to make your point.
Keeping these things in mind while writing your web content will help to make sure you write engaging articles, blogs, press releases, social media posts and web copy to maximize your online marketing efforts and gain (and keep) the attention of the people who matter most, your customers.