Content for SEO
Content for SEO will drive the long-term growth in terms of more organic search visitors finding your business.
Content Priority Number Two.
This is your second priority once you’ve created the foundational content. This is the content that will drive the long-term growth in terms of more organic search visitors finding your business, meaning you can convert more into leads and online sales.
1. Target Audience
What is Your Target Audience Searching For?
You need to be crystal clear on what the core topics and themes your target market are typing into their Google search, so that you can make sure they find you.
2. Keyword Research
This is a great Google tool and third-party tool that provides you with a list of all the possible topics that people are typing into Mr. Google. Start with a list of keywords, and brainstorm five or 10 minutes. What are the top 10, 20, or 30 keywords that you think your target audience are searching for? Then put them into the keyword planner, and that keyword planner will spit out 4000 possible ideas for you to consider.
Then you want to start waddling through them. This means deleting, rearranging, sorting, and making sure that you end up with a good list of 200 – 400 keywords that are relevant to your business.
Whilst Google provides you with exact keywords that people are typing, it’s not a real human thought process. They’re not based on keywords; they’re actually based on themes and ideas. So, what we want to then do is group relevant keywords that are similar to each other into a theme. So out of the 400 possible keywords that you’ve identified, that might break down into 30 or 40 themes, which really summarises the sort of search queries that people are typing in.
4. Keyword Rankings
Now, for those themes, there’ll be predominant keywords in each, that is ranking higher. Then you break those rankings down into three core categories:
5. Gap Analysis
The rank gives you a blanket of the 40 things you’re going after. Where do you currently rank, so that the gap analysis can then analyse what is needed to improve things.
Recommendations fall into the below three core categories.
7. Content Calendar
Here’s the 30 bits of content you need to produce. You’re going to do it over the next four months, here’s who’s going to do what, when and how. We’ll talk more about a content calendar a bit later.
It’s time to do great content marketing!
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