For Part 3 of our Getting Back to Basics series, we shine a spotlight on a topic that we’ve touched upon in part 1 and part 2: how to write great web content. While writing web content can seem like a challenge, with the proper technique and a little practice you’ll be churning out fresh, relevant content in no time!
Last week, we let our readers in on the secret of getting your website to the top of Google. Just in case you missed it, here it is again – there is no secret! Google displays web pages with quality content that people want to read and share at the top of its search results.
It may seem daunting at first, but the process of creating quality content with search engines in mind is fairly simple – just follow these 3 tips:
One question we’re often asked is “What’s the secret to getting my website to the top of Google?” The “secret” is deceptively simple in that there is no secret. Google has made it public knowledge from the beginning how to come up on top: create quality content that people will want to read and share.
What this really means, is that in order to rank high on top of Google, your website needs:
- useful, properly formatted content that’s pertinent to the search the user made
- relevant links from other web pages that lead to your website
The same concept can be used in web design. Of course, there is no literal “fold” – just an area of the website that a customer sees first. When assessing the “fold” on the homepage of your website, keep in mind that the viewing area will differ based on screen size (ex. a computer, tablet, or mobile phone).
To decide what to include “above the fold” on your website’s homepage, remember – don’t overcrowd, and make sure to include these 6 things:
Let’s start with the basics. What is a blog? A blog is a place on the web where you can create and post short-form content. Content that is relevant to your business or organization.
A blog is used to increase the web presence of a business by discussing industry-related topics in an informal setting. For example, if you own a business that sells tires, you could discuss the benefits of using snow tires in the winter, and then tell the customer why they should buy the snow tires from you.
Besides promoting the services of your business, there are many other ways blogging can help. Here are 5 simple facts about blogging you need to know: