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SEO Content Marketing: 4 Ways to Generate Potential Customers and Convert Them

SEO Content Marketing: 4 Ways to Generate Potential Customers and Convert Them

     Most small and mid-sized businesses have joined the content marketing chariot to further reach potential customers.

    Ironically, some business entrepreneurs are still in their comfort zone.

    They don’t want to take responsibility for growing their business. They don’t want to take action to expand their business.

    The Internet has made it exceptionally easy to reach a wider audience. (In case you don’t know, there are people who are desperate to spend money on your products and services.)

    But until you reach out to them with valuable content, they can’t reach out with their money.

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    I want to share 4 exceptional ways to generate potential customers and market your products and expertise professionally with SEO content marketing. We shall be looking at:

    1. SEO Content Concept: the best form of content that hooks, interests and adds value to your target   audience.
    2. Quality Content: Unique content will enhance the mood of your prospects and cause them to take action right now.
    3. Content Timing: Proper timing helps to eliminate guess work from your marketing activities and give you a blank check to cash-in.
    4. Evergreen Content Strategy: Successful businesses live for decades. Make your SEO contents evergreen and you’ll consistently achieve results, even when you’re on vacation.

    1. SEO Content Concept

    Search engine optimization has become the pivot of successful inbound marketing.

    It’s true that you can drive targeted prospects to your blog or website using other systems, but search engines and SEO content marketing are the most efficient. The return on investment is usually high, compared to other promotional systems like Media-buying.

    It’s not enough to optimize web pages to appear on search engine result pages (SERPs), there should be ways to engage strangers when they pay a visit.

    It’s a total waste of time trying to sell to first time visitors; it’s achievable if you persevere.

    In web marketing, it’s essential to lead organic visitors into a sales funnel, until they ‘agree’ with your theory and recommendation.

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    So, proper preparations of your blog or website would ensure you achieve the best results. Don’t send visitors to a homepage, they don’t want to see how beautiful your them is. They want results. Lead them into your ‘rich’ landing page and capture their email address and name – that’s the best SEO content concept used by savvy marketers – you should use it too!

    2. Quality Content

    Oftentimes, potential prospects are confused; the marketing offers and ads they receive on a daily basis are alarming.

    All the infomercials and banner ads are not helping matters. Prospects are desperately looking for VALUABLE contents, rich and simple to entertaining.

    With quality content, you can enlighten target audience, prepare their minds to receive your marketing offers and persuade them to take action immediately. When I launched my passive income ideas blog, quality content was the foundation which brought exponential growth. Focus on quality – sales will definitely come.

    If you struggle to sell a product or service, I think the problem lies with the quality of contents and marketing copy used. If the perceived value is rich in prospect’s eye, they would have no other choice than to subscribe or buy.

    “Quality content” has become a cliché, but we cannot ignore its importance in today’s search engine marketing. If your content is able to solve a particular bugging problem or add value to pre-existing needs, then you’ve succeeded in crafting a masterpiece.

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    Quality content doesn’t mean that every word or sentence is new, you can still make references or cite relevant articles – but ensure you round it up to solving at ‘least’ one problem in your niche. That’s what sets you apart – can you do that?

    3. Content Timing

    There are lots of guess work in SEO content marketing – but it doesn’t have to be so. You could easily leverage on hot trends and recent developments around the web to foster a unique content campaign.

    If you don’t keep abreast of all that’s happening around you, the content you put out there may be outdated and worthless. Participating in social media networks will enable you stay on top news and events. LinkedIn typically alerts users on what’s going on around the world. You should be using LinkedIn to grow your business networks.

    Content timing is important. Google updates are being rolled out periodically and several websites have been buried or sandboxed. You can make a difference if you focus on quality and engagement.

    I can assure you that if you produce time-sensitive contents, and make references on your article, no matter what Google is rolling out in the next algorithm updates, your blog will be untouchable.

    Time your content and write to engage prospects – with time, you’ll achieve tremendous success online and build a rich subscriber-list. Do you know when twitter followers are logged in? Study their activities and timelines and use it as a tweeting-weapon.

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    4. Evergreen Content Strategy

    The last ball in our SEO Content marketing bowl is ‘evergreen.’ Evergreen is my favorite word in web marketing. For your contents to produce results consistently, creativity and in-depth market research has to come in. Evergreen plants are those plants that retain their foliage throughout the year. Your contents should satisfy Google and prospects as time flies.

    Every article and post you write ought to produce better results as it gets older. For instance, if I write an article about email marketing this month and get 100 subscribers, the article is expected to produce x3. That’s about 300 subscribers or more.

    Start your SEO content with long-tail key phrases. Research and keep a swipe file of relevant key terms to target.

    Afterwards, research what other expert’s have written about the topic you’ve in mind – learn from their experiences and use them as a guide to craft informative, rich, valuable and keyword-rich SEO contents.

    Google and other search engines would take interest and reward you every month. That’s the aim of this article and I hope you achieve it in your content marketing career.

    Potential customers are everywhere. You couldn’t find them because your content isn’t optimized properly for search engines and people.

    Writing for the web is an art and until you master it growing a business can be boring and slow. Plan your content marketing attack wisely and experience the surge of targeted buyers every day.

    (Photo credit: SEO Target via Shutterstock)

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    Michael Chibuzor

    Content Marketer / http://SaaSBrand.com

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    Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

    Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

    How often have you said something simple, only to have the person who you said this to misunderstand it or twist the meaning completely around? Nodding your head in affirmative? Then this means that you are being unclear in your communication.

    Communication should be simple, right? It’s all about two people or more talking and explaining something to the other. The problem lies in the talking itself, somehow we end up being unclear, and our words, attitude or even the way of talking becomes a barrier in communication, most of the times unknowingly. We give you six common barriers to communication, and how to get past them; for you to actually say what you mean, and or the other person to understand it as well…

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    Perceptual Barrier

    The moment you say something in a confrontational, sarcastic, angry or emotional tone, you have set up perceptual barriers to communication. The other person or people to whom you are trying to communicate your point get the message that you are disinterested in what you are saying and sort of turn a deaf ear. In effect, you are yelling your point across to person who might as well be deaf![2]

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    Attitudinal Barrier

    Some people, if you would excuse the language, are simply badass and in general are unable to form relationships or even a common point of communication with others, due to their habit of thinking to highly or too lowly of them. They basically have an attitude problem – since they hold themselves in high esteem, they are unable to form genuine lines of communication with anyone. The same is true if they think too little of themselves as well.[3]

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    Language Barrier

    This is perhaps the commonest and the most inadvertent of barriers to communication. Using big words, too much of technical jargon or even using just the wrong language at the incorrect or inopportune time can lead to a loss or misinterpretation of communication. It may have sounded right in your head and to your ears as well, but if sounded gobbledygook to the others, the purpose is lost.

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    Emotional Barrier

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