Making a website work for you, your organisation or your business has always been the main concern for anyone who has a website and wants to make sure people see it. Throughout the years, SEO methods have come and gone, new procedures have risen and fallen and experts have continually spoken and changed their minds about how things should be done if you want a ranking website.
When we look at the process of Search Engine Optimisation, we can see that there are many things that make up a good SEO campaign, all of which need to begin once you have sorted your on page optimisation. From Link Building to Social Media, all of these play a massive part in SEO, as do your meta tags, menu navigation and speed of the website, but above all, one factor still remains consistent from the necessity of SEO and that is content.
Although you must make sure that you take care of your on site optimisation and then tackle your link building, press release submission, social media accounts and website development, your content will continue to set you above the rest when it comes to attracting visitors to your site, because this is still the one common factor for attracting visitors.
The first part of making content work from an SEO point of view is to make sure that the content on your site is of good quality, is relevant and is written for the reader and not just the search engines. Websites that are packed full of good quality and relevant articles and guides always do well, because the big search engines do reward people for working hard and the one way you can work hard with a website is to write…. and write well.
You then need to write exclusive content for big article directories like Ezine Articles and also for your onsite / offsite blogs, because not only will you get rewarded for this, you will also end up getting more links back to your site because people will re-publish your article whilst still giving you the credit for it.
Things change, algorithms change, people change, websites change – everything changes. It was only 5 years ago that everyone relied on having thousands of links pointing to your site to do well in the search engines, which thankfully, is no longer the case.
In fact, writing a good article can help with so many things.
For example, you have written an article that everyone thinks is brilliant. Straight away, you post it on Facebook where people like it, share it and this then encourages more people to see it. People then start tweeting and re-tweeting your article, which once again spreads the word about you and your website. Your article is also a hit on Ezine Articles or other article directories so people being to republish it, again, spreading the word and at the same time getting more links back to your site.
So, with one article, you have just helped with your link building campaign, article submissions, social media campaigns and have increased exposure, traffic and hopefully sales if you are writing for your business.
The Internet changes minute by minute and you will get more and more experts telling you how to do things. But, if you make sure that your website is optimised and you are writing excellent articles and content, then you can rest assured that no matter what happens over the next couple of years, you should still be doing well in the search engines, because content seems to be the one thing that is consistently rewarded.