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Not only will writing articles bulk up your website’s content, which search engines love, but will also add value to other websites that publish your writing on their websites.
The good thing about good articles is that they tend to circulate Net pretty well. By adding an optimised link to bottom of your article you could in turn generate more traffic to your site.
But articles aren’t only way of generating traffic to your site. Something that is destined to become more popular is inclusion of a business blog on a website. This lets you build a personal relationship with your customers. Naturally, blog needs to be well thought of before being added. Will it be a regularly updated blog or one that is updated less frequently? Will there be one or more voices/writers for blog? Everyone has their own preference to a style of writing. Letting your staff or departments publish their own blogs will create even more opportunities of attracting more than one type of reader or client.
Adding a tool that people are searching for is yet another excellent idea. It could be a currency converter, BMI calculator or a free online travel organiser – anything that is related to your website and that offers an invaluable benefit to those who find it.
As ludicrous as this may sound, being a hub for industry-related websites and information is another great idea. You could have a section devoted to your reviews of market-related products, services and websites – with links pointing to them. Your users will come to trust your knowledge and advice, and as such will refer your website to their contacts.
The bottom line
Regardless of what you write about or have to offer your visitor, key is to keep it simple, fresh and non-salesy. Your website should already have a section that does all that sales pitching. Offering genuinely useful content and tools is what will differentiate your website from that of your abandoned peers.
Ideas are everywhere. It takes some time, effort, research and a bit of imagination to come up with soothing other than a good link request email. Your user’s word of mouth will reward your efforts.
Gallianno Cosme is the SEM Captain at Quirk, a full-service eMarketing company offering tailor-made, innovative and cost-effective eMarketing solutions. Go to http://www.quirk.co.za for more information.