Thu Mar, 2013 by Digital Bus
People are always looking for ways to solve their problems. What visitors of the web really want is content that describes the issues and problems they face and details on how to solve those problems. Instead of simply focusing on designing websites that look good, the goal for marketers should be to create user experiences that are contextually relevant throughout the entire customer journey – that is, curating content to meet their specific needs.
Creating good content begins with understanding who you are writing for. A successful content strategy recognizes web visitors as distributors of information so it is important that your online content is entertaining, interesting, informational, and most importantly, sharable on social media.
Once you have a strategy in place, break buyers up into distinct groups and catalog everything you know about each one. This makes it much easier to create content targeted to each specific demographic. After this, you can set out to satisfy their informational needs by focusing on your buyers’ problems and creating and delivering content accordingly. Understanding buyers and building an effective content strategy to reach them is crucial for success in digital marketing to target groups.
Once publishers can define their target audience, they can easily create content that meets buyer needs and helps to solve their problems. This means delivering content when and where it is needed. With quality content at your fingertips, you can shift your focus on the mechanics and web site design of delivering that content in the best possible way.
In terms of getting visitors to share your ideas via social media, no coercion should be necessary if you have something worth sharing that’s easily sharable. Assess your content as a reader might and decide for yourself if its interesting or valuable.
–By Emily Walsh