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Can You Forget About SEO and Still Expect It to Work?

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When people think of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), they often want to know how to update their site to get more traffic. They assume that it's a quick fix. If they take the right steps and add some new links or keywords in the right places, then their site will be optimized and traffic will increase indefinitely. It's like creating a software patch. Your lack of SEO is the problem and you need to fix that problem. Once you do, you can just forget about it and expect people to keep finding your newly-upgraded site.

But is this actually how it works? Are you going to get the results that you're after if you do this?

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The Two Keys of Content Marketing

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Your goals with content marketing are many. They start with driving more traffic to your site. Beyond that, you also want to make sales or conversions, you want to uphold your brand and you want to answer customers' questions and provide them with the information that they need. All of these things can work together to give you the type of success that you seek.

Unfortunately, many people get started and quickly decide that content marketing just isn't having the impact that they want. They think it's not working. In order to get results, there are two key areas you must focus on. Content marketing only works when they're addressed and considered with every decision you make. They are:

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Is Your CTA Ineffective?

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You must have an effective call to action (CTA) to get the most out of your content. You know what you want the reader to do, and many will naturally take that action anyway -- they'll read about your product, appreciate the advantages and then order. But many will need a little extra push, especially if they're not sure if they want to make a purchase or not. This is when a CTA is crucial and can impact your sales numbers. But, if your conversion rate is too low, you may start wondering if your call to action simply isn't working. Consider some of the following mistakes that people make.

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9 Out of 10 Consumers Read Reviews

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Don't think of online reviews as something extra for consumers, a small piece of the puzzle that they use when deciding what to buy. The truth is that they're far more important than that. They're a critical part of the process, with nine out of 10 consumers choosing to read reviews before they make a purchase. It's clear that they value the input of other shoppers and even, to a degree, allow those shoppers to make their decisions for them. Reviews are seen as a way to get an inside scoop so that one does not have to rely only on what the company says -- as companies are naturally biased toward their own products. Reviewers, in theory, are not.

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6 Key Tips for Writing on the Internet

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You have a lot of things to consider when crafting your website content. How does it fit with your brand? What is your main goal? How can you address SEO? What information is your audience looking for? It can almost feel overwhelming.

All of these questions are important, and you definitely need to consider them when deciding what information you want to put in your content and what word choices you're going to make. But you also have to think of something else: how you want to write. What stylistic choices should you make? Should what you write online be vastly different than what you'd write offline?

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