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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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    How To Spot Fake People (And Ways To Deal With Them)

    How To Spot Fake People (And Ways To Deal With Them)

    They say we are the average of the five persons we spend the most time with. For a minute, consider the people around you. Are they truly who your “tribe” should be or who you aspire to become in the future? Are they really genuine people who want to see you succeed? Or are they fake people who don’t really want to see you happy?

    In this article, I’ll review why it is important to surround yourself with genuine individuals—the ones who care, bring something to our table, and first and foremost, who leave all fakeness behind.

    How to Spot Fake People?

    When you’ve been working in the helping professions for a while, spotting fake people gets a bit easier. There are some very clear signs that the person you are looking at is hiding something, acting somehow, or simply wanting to get somewhere. Most often, there is a secondary gain—perhaps attention, sympathy, or even a promotion.

    Whatever it is, you’re better off working their true agenda and staying the hell away. Here are some things you should look out for to help spot fake people.

    1. Full of Themselves

    Fake people like to show off. They love looking at themselves in the mirror. They collect photos and videos of every single achievement they had and every part of their body and claim to be the “best at what they do.”

    Most of these people are actually not that good in real life. But they act like they are and ensure that they appear better than the next person. The issue for you is that you may find yourself always feeling “beneath” them and irritated at their constant need to be in the spotlight.

    2. Murky in Expressing Their Emotions

    Have you ever tried having a deep and meaningful conversation with a fake person? It’s almost impossible. It’s because they have limited emotional intelligence and don’t know how they truly feel deep down—and partly because they don’t want to have their true emotions exposed, no matter how normal these might be.

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    It’s much harder to say “I’m the best at what I do” while simultaneously sharing “average” emotions with “equal” people.

    3. Zero Self-Reflection

    To grow, we must accept feedback from others. We must be open to our strengths and to our weaknesses. We must accept that we all come in different shapes and can always improve.

    Self-reflection requires us to think, forgive, admit fault, and learn from our mistakes. But to do that, we have to be able to adopt a level of genuineness and depth that fake people don’t routinely have. A fake person generally never apologizes, but when they do, it is often followed with a “but” in the next breath.

    4. Unrealistic Perceptions

    Fake people most often have an unrealistic perception of the world—things that they want to portray to others (pseudo achievements, materialistic gains, or a made-up sense of happiness) or simply how they genuinely regard life outside themselves.

    A lot of fake people hide pain, shame, and other underlying reasons in their behavior. This could explain why they can’t be authentic and/or have difficulties seeing their environment for the way it objectively is (both good and bad).

    5. Love Attention

    As I mentioned earlier, the biggest sign that something isn’t quite right with someone’s behavior can be established by how much they love attention. Are you being interrupted every time you speak by someone who wants to make sure that the spotlight gets reverted back to them? Is the focus always on them, no matter the topic? If yes, you’re probably dealing with a fake person.

    6. People Pleaser

    Appreciation feels nice but having everyone like you is even better. While it is completely unrealistic for most people to please everyone all the time, fake people seem to always say yes in pursuit of constant approval.

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    Now, this is a problem for two reasons. Firstly, these people are simply saying yes to things for their own satisfaction. Secondly, they often end up changing their minds or retracting their offer for one reason or another (“I would have loved to, but my grandmother suddenly fell ill.”), leaving you in the lurch for the 100th time this year.

    7. Sarcasm and Cynicism

    Behind the chronic pasted smile, fake people are well known for brewing resentment, jealousy, or anger. This is because, behind the postcard life, they are often unhappy. Sarcasm and cynicism are well known to act as a defense mechanism, sometimes even a diversion—anything so they can remain feeling on top of the world, whether it is through boosting themselves or bringing people down.

    8. Crappy friend

    Fake people are bad friends. They don’t listen to you, your feelings, and whatever news you might have to share. In fact, you might find yourself migrating away from them when you have exciting or bad news to share, knowing that it will always end up one way—their way. In addition, you might find that they’re not available when you truly need them or worse, cancel plans at the last minute.

    It’s not unusual to hear that a fake person talks constantly behind people’s backs. Let’s be honest, if they do it to others, they’re doing it to you too. If your “friend” makes you feel bad constantly, trust me, they’re not achieving their purpose, and they’re simply not a good person to have around.

    The sooner you learn to spot these fake people, the sooner you can meet meaningful individuals again.

    How to Cope With Fake People Moving Forward?

    It is important to remind yourself that you deserve more than what you’re getting. You are worthy, valuable, precious, and just as important as the next person.

    There are many ways to manage fake people. Here are some tips on how to deal with them.

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    1. Boundaries

    Keep your boundaries very clear. As explained in the book Unlock Your Resilience, boundaries are what keep you sane when the world tries to suffocate you. When fake people become emotional vampires, make sure to keep your distances, limit contact, and simply replace them with more valuable interactions.

    2. Don’t Take Their Behavior Personally

    Sadly, they most likely have behaved this way before they knew you and will continue much longer after you have moved on. It isn’t about you. It is about their inner need to meet a void that you are not responsible for. And in all honesty, unless you are a trained professional, you are unlikely to improve it anyway.

    3. Be Upfront and Honest About How You Feel

    If your “friend” has been hurtful or engaged in behaviors you struggle with, let them know—nicely, firmly, however you want, but let them know that they are affecting you. If it works, great. If it doesn’t, you’ll feel better and when you’re ready to move on, you’ll know you tried to reach out. Your conscience is clear.

    4. Ask for Advice

    If you’re unsure about what you’re seeing or feeling, ask for advice. Perhaps a relative, a good friend, or a colleague might have some input as to whether you are overreacting or seeing some genuine concerns.

    Now, don’t confuse asking for advice with gossiping behind the fake person’s back because, in the end, you don’t want to stoop down to their level. However, a little reminder as to how to stay on your own wellness track can never hurt.

    5. Dig Deeper

    Now, this one, I offer with caution. If you are emotionally strong, up to it, guaranteed you won’t get sucked into it, and have the skills to manage, perhaps you could dig into the reasons a fake person is acting the way they do.

    Have they suffered recent trauma? Have they been rejected all their lives? Is their self-esteem so low that they must resort to making themselves feel good in any way they can? Sometimes, having an understanding of a person’s behavior can help in processing it.

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    6. Practice Self-Care!

    Clearly, putting some distance between the fake person and yourself is probably the way to go. However, sometimes, it takes time to get there. In the meantime, make sure to practice self-care, be gentle with yourself, and compensate with lots of positives!

    Self-care can be as simple as taking a hot shower after talking to them or declining an invitation when you’re not feeling up to the challenge.

    Spotting fake people isn’t too hard. They generally glow with wanna-be vibes. However, most often, there are reasons as to why they are like this. Calling their behavior might be the first step. Providing them with support might be the second. But if these don’t work, it’s time to stay away and surround yourself with the positivity that you deserve.

    Final Thoughts

    Remember that life is a rollercoaster. It has good moments, tough moments, and moments you wouldn’t change for the world. So, look around and make sure that you take the time to choose the right people to share it all with.

    We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with, so take a good look around and choose wisely!

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