Content Marketing is the Most Important Factor in SEO

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        When you think of SEO, you should think of content marketing. These competitive industry is
        about content being king and attracting visitors through the compelling content you can provide to
        your audience.

        There are 27 million pieces of online content shared everyday. Major search engines are focusing
        on creating the best possible user experience, which means sites that offer relevant information
        stand to gain the most visibility on SERPs.

        76% of marketers who have strategic SEO campaigns in place invest in content creation. They are
        investing $12.5 billion in online content alone.

        The impact of social media on SEO is even phenomenal; supporting the fact that social is SEO and
        content is social. Content even converts to search visitors as 61% of consumers are more likely to
        purchase goods from businesses that offer custom content.

        Investing in original, creative, quality content creation is essential to SEO success in the current
        search climate, and the benefits of producing visitor-friendly content go far beyond rankings.



        What’s happening in Google

        Matt Cutts of Google revealed that sites that don’t validate well will be dinged by Google despite
        good content. “Just because somebody dots every “i” and crosses every “t” and gets all their
        HTML structure right, doesn’t mean that it’s good content,” he said.

        “Even if you do brain-dead stupid things and shoot yourself in the foot, but have good content, we
        still want to return it,” he further added. In fact, Cutts said that Google tries to make it so that
        sites “don’t have to do SEO.” The first thing is content, and there’s no better reputation for having
        good SEO as content.



        Authorship Support

        Shortly after schema.org was introduced, Google announced support for HTML5 authorship
        markup in their algorithm. Essentially, this adds a new ranking and curating factor: you! In
        supporting the rel=author tag, Google is able to map content to its original author(s), which
        accomplishes two things:

        Adds a level of relevance for searchers to see content created by familiar or authoritative people,
        and

        Helps great, original content sources to keep the integrity of their rankings, preventing scraped or
        shared content from outranking the original post.




Digital Organics: Web Design Sunshine Coast - 1/102 Howard Street, Nambour, QLD 4560 T 617 5476 3800, SEO Sunshine Coast
        We’re being reminded that Google’s sole aim (and of other engines, as well) in search is to provide
        the best and most relevant experience to their users. Their ability to provide the best content was
        clearly a step above the rest.

        SEO and content strategy meets in more ways than optimizing web pages with keywords. SEO and
        content strategy starts with understanding customer segments, behaviors and preferences for
        information discovery, consumption and sharing. Knowing what customers care about and how
        those concerns and interests manifest as search keywords and social topics folds very well into the
        keyword research practiced by professional SEO companies.

        A good example is the utilization of rich snippets and their effect on click-through rates. Depending
        on the nature of the search, users can easily recognize the type of content and whether it’s
        relevant to their search.

        Planning, creating, optimizing, promoting and engaging with content on topics that customers and
        target audiences care about is where modern SEO has evolved: Content Marketing Optimization.

        But it’s also easy to get swept away by the sheer amount of information out there about the state
        of search, new SEO developments, new tactics, and so on. The solid way to success in SEO is and
        always will be to focus on great content.




Digital Organics: Web Design Sunshine Coast - 1/102 Howard Street, Nambour, QLD 4560 T 617 5476 3800, SEO Sunshine Coast

				
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