Content is a buzzword in the marketing industry, it ‘s the soul of any marketing strategy, without quality content your digital marketing strategy is doom to fail. The growth or success of your business depends largely on your content.
Launching a digital strategy without content is like driving a car without a battery it will take you nowhere.
To start with, what exactly is content ?
Content is a general term used to describe any kind of textual, graphic, video, or interactive element on a website and social media platforms
Quality contents are helpful, detailed, engaging, and eye-catchy information about your business or products. A valuable content gives your website and social media platforms a chance to earn new customers or followers.
The importance of content cannot be overrated, like the common saying that content is purple (Royal), it is what distinguishes your brand from your competitors and quality content keeps your brand ahead of your competitors.
Why is content so important to digital marketing?
As mentioned above ,content is the soul of every digital marketing strategy, without content people won’t get to know your brand or even the benefit (s) of your product. Content helps to inform, educate, and attract your target audience.
Below are 5 reasons quality content is essential to digital marketing.
1. Content is the backbone of any digital marketing strategy
If you want to launch a digital marketing campaign, you need quality content.
Content is the foundation of any digital ads be it Facebook ads, or PPC because it makes up the landing pages that draw traffic from your ads. Content is also the basis for SEO because it includes the pages that rank in search results.
Content includes blog posts, your discussion on social media, the pages you optimize with CRO, and the words that improve your online reputation. No matter what you want to do, content lets you do it. That makes content the heartbeat of any digital marketing strategy. It’s crucial to digital marketing campaign success.
2. Content earns conversion:
Content is ultimately on your site and social media platforms to earn new customers and followers. People will only follow you and also become your customer if you have something valuable(quality content) to offer them and every time one of your visitors takes action towards becoming a customer, it’s considered a conversion.
Those conversions are what help your business grow. Getting your content out there is the first step to earning conversions, more reason why your content should be of high quality either it is video, graphic, infographic or even written word like the information on your site.
3. Content makes you an authority in your industry:
When you create quality content for your site or social media platform (s), you’re telling the world that you know a lot about your industry and good at what you do like my blog post, it shows that we are best at what we do and we are ready to share for people to learn, which in turns would lead to increase in links from other sites.
When people link to you (even mention you), they are reinforcing your idea which in turns gives you authority and make your site to rank high on search engine.
This is a reflection of how much people trust you (and your brand). When you earn that trust, making a sale on digital platforms will not be difficult since you earn the trust of your audience through the quality content you have shared.
4. Content educate and inform your audience:
First, content tells your audience about your business and industry, It helps to generate brand awareness as well as to answers those basic questions that many of your potential customers have.
An informed potential client is much closer to becoming a paying customer – and all because you took your time to create quality content.
Quality content is evergreen, once you create and post it to your site or social media platform it’ll continue informing potential customers day after day, year after year at no extra charge.
5. Content gives people a reason to come back to your website:
When you provide your audience with helpful, meaningful, engaging, and informative content you are beginning to build a relationship with your audience which makes your visitors keep coming back to your site.
Sites like HubSpot has already learned the know-how of how to make visitors come back to their site because they always provide valuable and helpful information for people who visit their website.
If you have not adopted a quality content strategy for your business,it is important you start now. I’m very sure your business will thank you later.
These are some of the reasons quality content is important to digital marketing. Feel free to drop your comment(s) and don’t forget to follow us @digprom
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