Wednesday, 16 May 2012

6 Ways You Can Write Your Way To Website Success (And Keep Panda & Penguin Happy!)

Since Google Panda, and more recently, Google Penguin arrived on the scene and began targeting low quality website content, duplicate content, and blatant spam, many website owners have found it difficult, if not impossible to keep up with the almost constant changes that have occurred in the search engine giant’s ‘jungle’.

While some website owners who genuinely believed they were offering ‘quality content’ to their visitors, have found themselves penalised – with little or no idea of where they went wrong.

Sure enough you do come across websites and articles where the content is poorly written and where the copywriter has repeated the phrase they want to rank for in just about every sentence. This does not make for readable or informative content and understandably, will reflect in poor rankings. This is in direct conflict to what any professional SEO consultant would advise.

So what can you do ‘content-wise’ to curry favour with Google and all its complex minutiae?
One of the best things you can do, is to focus on creating unique content for your visitors and thus adding value to your website.

You can do this through:

Writing ‘how-to’ guides which you can give away as PDF downloads in return for your visitors’ email addresses. Alternatively, if you are running a membership site you could choose to make your guides available to members only if you prefer.
If you have a corporate blog, start writing posts on a regular basis – daily if possible.
If you don’t already have a business blog start one.
Build microsites (a separate space dedicated to a particular aspect of your business, or featuring a stand-alone product or service).
Develop infographics – a way of showing complex information through eye-catching graphics. Infographics are great because they are more likely to be shared among peer groups, or on social media sites.
Create weekly press releases. Because editors are busy people what tends to work well nowadays is submitting a list of bullet points rather than a complete story. Try it for yourself.
If you produce great unique content on a regular basis, then (at the time of writing), you will generate more quality links, improve your page rankings and attract more visitors to your website.

If you’d like professional help with link-building activities that will keep Google’s ‘little helpers’ happy, your expert SEO consultant will be on hand to assist you. Simply get in touch for a no-obligation chat about improving your website’s page rankings.

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