Why should you write valuable content for your website? The simple answer is that it can strengthen your brand and/or company’s presence online and increase your website’s user engagement. RideDigital understands the importance of quality website content and the benefits it can provide.
What is the Purpose of Your Content?
Before setting out to write content for your website, it is important to identify what the goal of your content is. Goals, such as increasing interest, generating more leads, or improving audience engagement. Through content, you can further educate your website visitors on who you are as a brand and/or company. If you provide a good or service, through content, you can create a connection between a potential customer and the benefit provided to them by your good or service. Through content, you can encourage your audience to engage with your brand and/or company and call them to action on your website, such as by subscribing to a newsletter, filling out a form, downloading a whitepaper or simply watching an embedded video. The overall goal of website content can vary from person to person so by identifying the purpose of your content you can more easily determine your strategy and measure its success.
Who is Your Audience?
Knowing your audience and what matters to them is essential. When you establish an understanding of who your audience is and what kind of content they gravitate towards, you will be able to strengthen your website with content that will engage them. Although you are writing for the consumer, you should still be writing in the voice of your brand. If your brand is fun and lighthearted, you will want your writing to reflect that same nature. If your brand is more serious and stoic, your content should be written in a more formal fashion. No matter the nature of your brand, always stay authentic to more easily connect with your audience and write in a natural language pleasing to search engine crawlers.
Which Content Formats Should Be Used?
Serving your consumers content in different formats improves the overall user experience and interaction. There are a variety of content formats to consider including but not limited to, blogs, videos, infographics, and images. You might not know which content form produces the best engagement rates right in the beginning, but tracking and measuring the performance across your website will assist in giving you a better understanding of what format performs best in your market. It is also recommended that you continue to educate yourself on what new trends are emerging. By staying in the loop with ever-changing advancements, you will be able to help properly inform your audience. For a better understanding of different content formats, check out our blog on the four content types that gain the most engagement.
How to Measure Your Content Engagement?
Tracking your user engagement is important so that you can identify if the content you are publishing is resonating with your audience or if there are tweaks to still be made. Some important metrics to track in regards to user engagement are the following: page views, time on page, bounce rate, return visits, and conversion rates. These metrics will help you understand what your audience is interacting with the most on your website. There are many different tracking tools that can be used alongside your website, but the most recommended is Google Analytics. With having an understanding of user behavior and the type of content they engage with best, you will be better equipped to create valuable content.
Writing strong content can be a difficult task in the beginning. Thankfully we are here to help you! RideDigital specializes in writing content that will engage your audience and increase your overall engagement rates. For more information on how we can assist you or your business, don’t hesitate to contact our team of digital marketing specialists located in Kansas City today!