By Alice Seba & Annette Elton

We’re frequently asked how people can get more traffic to their website, set themselves apart from their competition, and generate more leads for their business. Of course, there are many things that play a factor in this, but one of the simplest ways to do all of the above is with content.

Many of us already know this and use content readily, but every day we receive new questions from people who are desperate for traffic, yet aren’t utilizing content in their marketing strategy.

We’ve all been told content is king and we know it’s true in online business, but have you sat down and thought about why? What makes content the most important thing that a website owner needs to have in order to move forward with and grow their business? The benefits of using content go beyond just having a huge website with lots of information.

Let’s start at the beginning of the content journey.

Whenever someone sits down at their computer looking for information on a topic they go to their search engine of choice and enter a targeted phrase that describes the information they’re seeking. The more targeted content you offer your readers, the greater the chance of people finding you for the various phrases they enter.

Once they’ve found your content, they’ll read it and hopefully take your product recommendations and/or sign up for your mailing list…and thus a new relationship builds.

Offering quality, targeted content is just one way you can use content to get more traffic. Just like any other business, word of mouth plays a huge part in your website’s traffic. As visitors come to your site, they will take in the content and if they like it, they will pass the word on about your site. They may tell their friends and family about it, post your reprint articles on their site or blog about you, bringing you even more traffic. By giving them something to talk about, you can position yourself ahead of the competition.

Just a bit of caution, regarding word of mouth…it works both ways. On the flip side of telling others about your great information, visitors will also pass on a suggestion to avoid your site if you don’t provide good content. The quality of your content is just as important as the content itself, so be sure you’re giving your readers the information they really want.

Content is a key tool in improving your traffic and your business growth, but use it wisely. Take the time to think through how you present your content to your readers and you’ll be busy sweeping the dirt off your site’s front door from all the new visitors.

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