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Content Your Audience Wants to Read

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When you start researching content creation, you get a lot of advice to create more content or that the frequency with which you post new content is key. These things are, without a doubt, important parts of your strategy. How you reach your readers and how often you reach them matters. However, do not let this focus push you to overlook yet another key factor: the type of content your readers actually want to read. You need to put out content that engages them and piques their interest. Without that part of the equation, no type of content is going to have the same traction on social media or any other platform.

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Content Needs to Eliminate Reader Surprises

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When people set out for any type of event that requires planning, they tend not to want any surprises. This fundamental desire drives a lot of search traffic because it helps to determine what they search for and why they need to find it. Google itself notes that people have a "low tolerance for surprises" whether they're planning a dinner date or a month-long vacation. They seek to understand and plan as much as possible, so their search topics are going to be a pursuit of answers. That's why quality content matters so much, as it can be crafted specifically to answer those questions and give them additional insight into whatever it is they may be planning.

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Five Unique Strategies to Help You Brainstorm Ideas for Fresh Content

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For many businesses, developing creative ideas for fresh content on a routine basis can quickly become a resource-consuming chore. With the sheer volume of articles, blogs and landing pages hitting the web each day, how can a startup hope to craft unique and appealing content to attract readers?

Fortunately, developing engaging ideas for content is not nearly as difficult as it would seem. By leveraging a wide range of existing tools and techniques, businesses, regardless of industry, can easily generate new ideas for articles. Below, we’ll explore five of these easy-to-use, no-cost, strategies in detail.

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Writing Content for Readers Who Scan

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There are readers who want to delve into every article they read, approaching each new page the same way they'd approach a good book. They read thoroughly and completely, giving the page their full attention. However, it is far more common in today's fast-paced, mobile-oriented world for readers to simply skim (or scan) the content. In some cases, all they do is scan for a few moments and then move on. In others, they scan multiple articles and settle in to read when they find one that piques their interest. Either way, though, don't lose heart. You can still write intentionally for these readers and their fast reading habits.

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How to Use Evergreen Content Strategies to Boost SEO Traffic Year-Round

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Many modern SMBs endlessly pursue content focused on the latest trends, top-ranking news stories and other trending topics in an attempt to attract users and boost site traffic. Unfortunately, this endless cycle of chasing what is “new” not only requires a significant investment in time and energy, it yields content which remains relevant and attractive to users for only a short time.

Instead of chasing trends, many startups opt for the long-term benefits of evergreen content. Evergreen content remains vibrant, topical and attractive to users year-round and should be part of an SMB’s balanced marketing strategy.

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