Creating Content for your Website
One of the most important things you'll do when creating your website is
populating it with high quality content that is useful and
If you'll be adding content to your site yourself, be sure you
have good writing and
copywriting skills or at least learn what those skills are and use them well.
If you'll be turning your site over to someone
else to manage your content for you, make sure the information that goes on your site is original,
don't copy information you see everywhere else, and make sure the content is useful.
What hurts many websites is having the same
information that can be found everywhere on the web. That's not to say your site can't have
similar ideas or topics as other sites, you just need to present your information in a way that makes it
unique and useful.
For example, I can suggest to you that it's
important to take vitamins every day, we've heard that everywhere; but to make that suggestion more
meaningful and unique I might add a personal suggestions for how I take my vitamins that gives me more energy,
how I remember to take them every day or perhaps what vitamins I find work
People reading your website want ideas and
information they can't find everywhere. To effectively do that means adding an element of personal, individual
content that your readers can relate to, act on and use. That will be very key to your
Finding Great Website Content Ideas
Include on your website the categories related to your site's
topic. If you're not sure what categories to include, use a keyword tool
like Google Keywords tool or Wordtracker to help you.
Once you know what categories you will include, create a plan for
adding content for each of your categories.
If you're having trouble coming up with content ideas on a consistent basis these are some ideas that may
- Write an instructional 'how to' guide on a topic in your niche.
- Make a list of your favorite websites that relate to your niche.
- Post an article about a resource you love.
- Discuss a problem in your niche and offer a personal solution.
- Create a Q&A page
- Write about a problem you experienced with your business.
- Write about a new tool you've used and how you liked or didn't like it.
Here are a few more ideas:
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