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Why You Need Consistent Content

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If you check your Google rankings and you don't like where you're sitting, it's natural to decide that you need more content. First and foremost, you want to provide something fresh and valuable that readers will click on. Beyond that, you want to get more keywords onto the site in an organic way that shows Google how valuable your site is. That's what helps you rank higher.

Do not assume, though, that you just need to buy some content, post it, and figure you have taken care of the problem. That can provide a quick boost, but it's not going to last. SEO is certainly not a one-time job. You need to focus on consistency and increasing the volume of your content over time.

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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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Keywords, Without Intent, Do Not Convert

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When considering keyword strategies, most people simply want to rank as highly as possible for the most common, popular keywords within their industry. If you run a hotel, for instance, you may consider words like hotel, motel, lodging, accommodations and the like. These are considered fairly broad keywords, and you can find them within every industry. While they may describe what you offer, you have to consider the intent of your potential audience. If the keywords you use do not match that intent, ranking highly may still get you increased traffic numbers, but that does not mean it will lead to conversions.

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Does Short Content Work?

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Excuse the pun, but you're worried about selling yourself short. In your efforts to reach your audience and educate readers, you want to go in depth. You want to put as much information as possible out there. You want to answer all of their questions and work hard to sell them on your goods and services. You wonder if there's any way to use short content, or if everything needs to be the size of a chapter in your favorite novel. What type of content approach is going to work most effectively and accomplish your goals?

Every situation is different and every business has unique needs. But there is a lot of evidence that short content can and does work.

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