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What Kinds of Content Do People Share?

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Having your web content go viral can bring in a ton of attention for your brand, but you don't need to have that type of success to have a major impact. Any content that people share is highly beneficial. It's far more likely that their connections on social media will interact with that content than if they come across it in any other fashion. The personal endorsement from someone whom they know makes all the difference in the world.

But how do you get content that accomplishes this goal? What types of content are people more likely to share and thus spread within their own circles?

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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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Why Using the Right Type of SEO Matters

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The right type of SEO is crucial to your success and the success of your site. The internet is not the Wild West that it used to be, where it often seemed like everything and anything could be done to get more traffic. With that traffic now controlled by the largest search engines -- namely, Google -- it's important to follow all of their regulations. Breaking them could get a site deindexed and drastically impact traffic. This may not be permanent, but it can be if the site owner does not fix the issues and get the site indexed again. Even if the issues are eventually rectified, it can cost an enormous amount in exposure, traffic and placement within the search results.

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