Content is KEY

Content marketing is all about creating a dynamic relationship with your audience. Content marketing needs to be about what consumers actually care about and they should come to your website first for valid information and answers before being tempted to look elsewhere.  Consumers want to be educated and treated like an equal versus being constantly pitched ideas filled with undertones that do not necessarily portray the truth.  It is about creating relevant and valid information for the targeted audience.

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One of the biggest struggles when it comes to content marketing is having consistent, high quality information that will keep your audience engaged and asking for more. It can be difficult to find a continuous stream of relevant information and writers block can ensue. It is important to have a relevant plan for content so your website is cohesive and does not consist of sporadic thoughts and ideas.

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Not only is it important to have a focus, it is also vital to implement a sense of authority amongst your audience. Authority may not seem difficult to come by but it really is entirely up to your consumers. According to A Content Marketing Strategy that Works, there is plenty of work to do before you grow an audience size viable enough to make you and your brand online authorities. You will know when you have achieved this because you will receive feedback, your audience will grow organically, and you are gaining insight into what the audience actually wants. The main three priorities when it comes to content marketing is creating great content, making sure it gets found in search engines, and promoting it to your followers. Content Marketing is all about feeding the audience engaging information that will keep them coming back for more.

Sources:

http://markstaton.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/a-content-marketing-strategy-that-works.pdf

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