To generate new ideas for your content is one of the most important things that can help you to come out with quality content.
Koozai’s Managing Director Sophie Roberts has shared eight effective content ideation methods.
She says, “If you need inspiration to help you come up with your own content ideas, take a look at these eight brainstorming methods below.
1. Key Dates, Events and Seasonality
The first brainstorming method is to list all of the key dates and events throughout the year specific to your industry that are worth creating content around. You may want to start adding these to a calendar, so you can see them at a glance.
Come up with a second list of brainstorming ideas around any products or services that you could push at different times of the year to reflect trends in seasonality.
Once you’re done, it’s worth seeing if you can combine any of the key dates and events with seasonality trends to form the basis of your content ideas”.
Creating quality content is a challenge. Your content should attract your readers’ attention and motivate them to take an action.
Koozai contributor Stacey Parsons has shared five key factors to help you create successful content.
With this in mind, let’s look at five key factors for successful content.
“Quality content” is so much more than a catchy buzzword for marketers. It’s one of the factors that search engines such as Google use to determine your rankings, so it’s imperative that your content is up to scratch. Spelling mistakes, typos and broken links are not acceptable in the digital age, and you’d be surprised at how often they occur.
So what is considered quality content? As we’ve already highlighted, this is precisely what Google wants to provide users with, but it can be tricky to determine what that is, especially as it’s subjective. The easiest way to ensure your content is deemed worthy by Google, is to ensure it’s relevant and effectively answers a user query. Good quality links also help, and you want to make sure your content is targeting some specific keywords too”.
Right Chrome SEO plugins can help you to achieve better SEO results and improve your website traffic.
Koozai contributor Joe Johnson has published a list of best SEO Chrome browser plugins for 2020 to help choose the right plugin for your SEO tasks.
Johnson says, “Whether you’re completely new to browser plugins, or you have too many and are looking to de-clutter, here are some of the most essential Chrome browser plugins that’ll allow you to do your job that little bit better (and faster!).
There are a ton of plugins out there that give you all the ‘SEO Vital Signs’ (e.g. page titles, descriptions, H1s etc) on a plate. There’s not a huge amount to choose between them but Detailed has a clean layout with a large typeface which works well for me. Detailed also goes a bit further than most other similar plugins in listing all heading tags, internal links, and schema mark-up”.
Krowd software was just released by Venkata Ramana and Mark Bishop. It looks like this is hit. In less than a week, over 3000 copies were sold.
It’s late here, so for the sake of time, I will let Mark Bishop explain [I abbreviated a little] what they were trying to accomplish.
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Why do you have a blog? If your answer is because most other businesses in your niche do, you are dead wrong. If you are looking at your blog as just something you “need” to do, then just stop.
Let’s look at the right answer. You have a blog because it is a part of your content marketing strategy. It is where you educate, entertain, and inspire people – people who should ultimately become customers.
You have a blog to ultimately make money.
Every blogger has “been there.” He writes what he thinks is an amazing post, hoping to drive a bunch of new readers, who then turn into followers, follow-through on calls to action, and become new customers. It is an epic fail – very few readers, lack of engagement and follow-through, and certainly no interest in coming back for more.
What went wrong?
It didn’t “connect.” For some reason, it didn’t resonate, because it was not what your intended audience was looking for. Which begs the question – what is your audience looking for?
If you haven’t answered this question, then you don’t know your audience. And no more content should be written until you really do.
So, let’s unpack how you get to know your audience and then how you design and produce content that will resonate, grow that following, and get those conversions.
You have customers who have purchased your products/services. And some of them have probably returned to re-purchase.
What is it about your offering that makes them buy from you? What problem or pain point are you solving for them? And do you know anything about their demographics?
You may have an audience that is diverse and yet still has common needs and wants. And you need to know what those are.
One thing you should consider is a customer survey about these things. People will usually provide their opinions, especially if you offer an incentive – a discount or freebie perhaps.
This is an “old-school” method, but it does still provide some valuable information.
The other and more scientific method is to use what technology now provides, specifically in the arena of data science.
Ron Johnson became the CEO of JC Penney, as it was faltering. He set about changing the entire image of the brand. He sacked the private Penney’s label and instead stocked designer labels; he sacked the coupon and discount programs for “everyday low prices.”
It was a disaster. He now admits that he really did not know the Penney’s customer well enough – someone who wants a bargain, who does not want designer-labels, and who doesn’t want to pay a lot for his clothing. He should have taken a lesson from Kohls. He should have invested in some solid data science.
There are oceans of unstructured data floating around in cyberspace. You may not have the internal IT staff to collect and churn it, but there are a large number of data science services that do.
The key is to ask the right questions about your audience, to develop a customer persona based on real data, not gut feelings. According to data research expert Tony Zambito:
“Buyer personas are research-based archetypal (modeled) representations of who buyers are, what they are trying to accomplish, what goals drive their behavior, how they think, how they buy, and why they make buying decisions.”
Consider how a bank uses data science to learn about its target audience and then decide what types of retail loan products it should offer. Data science gathers information about previous popularity of loan products, those that have become unpopular, what types of consumers “buy” specific loans, and will predict the types of products they will find popular. This allows the bank to create loan products and market them to its audiences.
Data science will give a blogger lots of valuable customer information, no matter what the product or service. It can be used to drive topic selection, verbiage, type of humor, psychological triggers, pain points and problems, things that will inspire, and more.
In short, the data allows you to “connect” with your audience in very personal ways.
Now that you know who your customer is, what he wants, and what keeps him up at night, you are ready to “empathize,” – putting yourself in their shoes and crafting blog content that shows you understand their needs and wants.
Dan Collier, a content marketer for Studicus, puts it this way:
“A large chunk of our clientele are college students who are totally overwhelmed with the sheer amount of essay and research paper assignments they face, along with the other stressors of college life. Our blog focuses on tips to make their academic, social, financial, and emotional college life better. Along the way, we also include content that this demographic will find humorous and inspirational.”
Determine how you can empathize with your customer’s pain points. Dollar Shave Club built an entire business around empathy – the frustration consumers have of running out of disposable razors or having to make a special trip to the store to buy them. Now, they get those razors delivered to their mailbox once a month. Its audience is mostly millennial (and coming Gen Z’ers), and its site and blog content are built around personal grooming issues (much of it is also hilarious).
Crafting Amazing Blog Posts for Your Audience
Now that you have a full picture of your audience, you are ready to craft those posts. Let’s look at the factors that should be included:
It’s all about quality – quality in the eyes of your customers, that is, not necessarily yours. And quality in this sense translates to relevance to the personas you now have.
You can use a lot of tools as you explore topics. Here are some key ones:
Every piece of content has a message (topic). How that message is delivered is just as important as the message, if it is to resonate with your audiences. And this is all a part of the style of your posts.
The style includes vocabulary, how formal or informal, reading level and the “voice” of the brand. It also includes, by the way, the “look” of the piece (short or long paragraphs, use of headings, bullet points, and the visuals that are included).
These are all choices made based upon your understanding of your audience. It’s sort of like clothing styles – the choices people make send messages about themselves. What is your style saying about your brand?
Let’s unpack the factors of the style.
No blog post should ever be published without visuals. Why? Because walls of text are an immediate turnoff. People are in a hurry; they want to be engaged immediately, and they want to take in any message quickly. And the more you can say with visuals, the better.
Research shows that the human brain processes visual information 60,000X faster than textual. And it retains visual information better. Photos, graphs/charts, drawings, and video are all effective ways to get your message across. And, like text, they, too, must be appropriate for your brand voice and your audience.
But make no mistake – visuals must be included in your posts. They are part of what will keep readers moving forward.
One of the best ways to keep customers and potential customers engaged is to get them involved in your content. This can be done in a number of ways:
Again, if you know your audience, you know where they hang out online. And many in their communities are similar in demographics. Ask them to share your posts with their friends and provide an incentive to do so.
Because you know your audience intimately, and because you have worked to develop relationships through your content, you are in a position to lead your audience to conversions.
Nudge them. Use small and subtle call-to-action phrases throughout your posts, even if it to subscribe to your blog via email (you then get that address), or to access a page on your website that provides additional information about your products or services. Use your blog as the beginning of a buying journey to new customers and as a return for existing ones.
Remember – It’s All About Them
Every post you create and publish must have one purpose in mind – how is this piece providing value to my audience? Am I educating, entertaining, and/or inspiring the people I have come to know so well?
If you can do this consistently, your following will grow. And as your following grows, so will your chance to establish real connections. Of course, as connections are established, people are willing to take your advice, see you as an expert, and begin their purchasing journey with your brand.
Dorian Martin is a professional writer and content creator working with GrabMyEssay.com and WowGrade.com, among other companies. He’s also an essay contributor at BestEssayEducation.com, where he specializes in topics of health, fitness, and nutrition.
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The “old guard” of video hosting sites haven’t quite kept up with the cutting edge for their users who publish videos.
There’s a new video platform that is winning new converts daily. Among the many reasons for moving your video hosting to the new Kaptiwa 2.0 platform is that currently during the product launch week, there is a very reasonable “one-time payment for lifetime use” offer. Warning: Do be aware that “lifetime” is a slippery term in ur business. More than once we have been burned by lifetime deals, only to discover that they product/ service creator was reserving the right to end the product, saying that you had use to the product for “the product’s lifetime”, not your lifetime. That said, this video hosting platform seems to have enough financial backing that it will live for years to come.
Why do we say Kaptiwa 2.0 will put a dent into the older video hosting platforms? It has benefits they haven’t dreamed up yet. Oh, you will find a few of these features on each of the older platforms, but taken all together, especially with the one-time fee, this can be a life-saver for the small business person like you:
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Google recently hosted a product summit version of the Webmaster Conference in Mountain View, California. This event was designed to facilitate an open dialog between the webmaster and SEO community and Search product teams.
Manchester based SEO strategies Kieron Hughes attended the event. He has shared some useful insights from Google’s Webmaster Product Summit.
Hughes says, “Here are my thoughts summarised from the day.
1. Google are trying to send ‘higher quality clicks’ to websites
I had many different conversations during the day on how Google are launching new SERP features/units, which from an SEO point of view is hurting brands because it means Google is answering more queries without the need for a click. This is substantiated by data from the likes of Jumpshot (via Rand Fishkin) on the rise of zero-click searches.
An interesting perspective from Google is that they are aiming to send higher quality clicks to websites. It was acknowledged that a brand might receive less direct clicks from search”.
The secret to simple selling is itself a simple secret: sell what people want to buy.
How do you find out what people want to buy? Well, one answer is to ask them? Not a bad answer, but it has two problems:
1. People may not know what they want.
2. People may not be willing to tell you.
There is another alternative: get the facts, rather than the opinions, since even the first-hand opinions are questionable.
Find out what people are actually buying. What lots of people are buying, many other people will also want to buy. These other people are your market.
A specific application of this principle is books. For the self-publisher, Amazon is a major market (the major market, actually).
Choose which books you publish based on what books are already being sold successfully on Amazon (Kindle or paper copy). Is there an easy way to analyze Amazon statistics on what is selling to focus on what your best opportunities are?
Yes, there is. Now you can find out what is already selling well and create something similar, with the latest edition of KD Spy. With this newly released 5th edition of this popular software, you can:
✅ Find out what books are currently selling (including revenue estimates) on Amazon.
✅ Find profitable book niches, sub-genres and keywords. Creating something of quality in the same areas can improve your sales.
✅ Reverse engineer the bestsellers in any of the 25,000+ book or Kindle categories, author pages & keyword search results.
With KD Spy, your “one-click” market research plugin, this information can be at your fingertips anytime you need it.
The result is that not only do you save time on your book research, but with the information you get, you can tailor your books to generate more sales and grow your audience by writing books people actually want to read.
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The Ahrefs team has published a new video called ‘Keyword Research Tutorial: From Start to Finish’.
This video explains the keyword research process for improving your search engine rankings.
The Ahrefs team says, “In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to do keyword research that drives more organic traffic AND conversions”.