Help Writing Website Content
Now that you have your WordPress Website up and running, you may be asking yourself how do I get more ideas to create fresh content that my audience members (traffic) demand from me? If this is you, then you have come to the right place, today we will be offering help writing website content.
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There are a bunch of reasons why you would be stuck trying to write fresh content. Sometimes it is because you are not sure what you audience is hoping to find when they visit your website, sometimes it’s because you don’t know what to write about to get going. Here we look at some of the most common reasons that people get stuck with what to write for their website and hopefully we can get you unstuck.
When You Are Stuck With Writers Block
Sometimes when you sit down at your computer, hands on the keyboard ready to start typing…well… you just kind of freeze up. When you are not sure what to write or how to go about framing the thoughts in your head, it can often feel well “not good enough” and it’s hard to get started.
If this happens to you don’t worry, it used to happen to me all the time when I first started out. When my website was fresh and brand new, I was really sure about the first 5-10 topics (web page Posts) that I wanted to write about and then after that, well….I just kinda went blank. It’s like I covered all my “best ideas” or “red hot topics” and I just wasn’t sure how to go about things for that next wave of content creation.
How I got over this writers block was to explore “Keyword Headings”. In the industry this is referred to as “Search Engine Results Pages” (SERP).
Here it is just simply a matter of typing into the search engine some Industry keywords which you know are relevant to your industry and then seeing the results appear in the “auto fill” drop down menu. This idea is really very powerful for niches where there is one clear “source keyword” and then lots of small spin offs or “tweaks”.
A great example of this is “Basketball” and then the auto fill that appears.
For some people reading this now, this one idea might be enough to get you moving again.
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When You Are Stuck Because of Keyword Research
Another major reason that people often get stuck with what they should write about is because of keyword research. When we are on the Internet as part of our industry research we will all visit at least a few of our competitors websites. Many of these websites may be low quality or appear to be of a much “lower standard” than our website.
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As part of your competitor analysis we would have also done a quick Google Search on an important industry keyword that is relevant to your website – and then HUH Shock, Horror! Your competitor has out ranked you on Google.
How can this be?
- You know that your website is of a higher standard,
- you know that your content is better,
- that your graphics are better,
- and that overall your website is definitely better that your competitors sad and sorry looking outdated website
- AND YET Google ranks them higher up the search results page and they get more traffic.
And you know that unless your website can get a steady flow of traffic, then you won’t make much money.
How can we fix this?
The answer is by doing smarter keyword research.
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Now, I value my time and I am really busy most days so what I do to accelerate my results is to use a computer based program to help me. I mean we are doing work on computers over the Internet, so why not tap into some of the most powerful tools available – ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE FREE!
The benefits of using this program is that when I have an idea for some content that I want to write, I can do a quick Jaaxy search and then see how much TRAFFIC one keyword gets over another. As we all know the main body of content is almost identical between one keyword heading and a second keyword heading, so why not just make a tiny, slight adjustment and then have a shot at getting a higher level of traffic.
This one tip could literally double your current website visitor traffic numbers overnight!
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When You Are Stuck Because You Need More Audience Feedback
This situation happened to me once. I had just started my brand new website on a topic that I only knew a “low to medium” level of information about. So I started out writing what I wanted to write and then I just sort of lost my sense of direction really. I wasn’t sure what my next post should be about, so I stopped. I really did hit that mythical “writers” block that people talk about.
How did I overcome this problem?
Luckily for me, when I started my WordPress Blog, very early on I activated the commands to turn on “Blog Comments”. By taking the time to activate this one simple little tick box it allowed for my website visitors (traffic) to leave some comments / hints / suggestions about things that were relevant to my website topic.
From the feedback I received from real people I was then able to create a whole blog post dedicated to helping solve the problem or answer the question that people were asking.
This change of tact really got me going again and added enormous value to my readers. I was definitely really grateful to learn this one tip.
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Another benefit of enabling Website Comments is that the website visitor will leave a comment. Let’s say that comment is anything from 3-4 sentences to a whole paragraph long (say 100 words). You then have to reply to this comment. In the interest of wonderful customer service you try to be as thorough as possible regarding your answer, so your answer is 1-2 or perhaps even 3 paragraphs long sometimes. Now you have just added 200+ words to your post in your answer.
So in total you have possibly added 300-500 words of quality content that your readers are interested in. Your website is longer and of a higher standard that many of your competitors. This will definitely help to improve your quality score with Google rankings. AND as the absolute icing on the cake, by engaging with your audience and giving quality answers that are really helpful and on topic, you have added value to your customers and really helped your business to grow.
When You Are Stuck Because You Need Help With Images
Today’s website visitor is looking to be “engaged” with your content.
If the reader is enjoying the visual appeal of your content, then they are more likely to stay on your page for longer and to read more of your information or to watch a video for longer.
If they do any of these things then they are more likely to leave a comment on your blog post or to even buy a product that you recommend – yeah!
Quality royalty free images are a great way to help with this process.
I have written a blog post titled “Where to find free website pictures – 29 Awesome sites.” Click here to read more.
When You Are Stuck Because you Need Help With Topics
Sometimes you get stuck because you don’t know what topics you should write about next. This is especially true for brand new websites after you hit the 5-10 Post mark and also for established websites after you hit the 100+ Post mark.
A great tool that I use to get going again and get over my writers block is simply to ask some people who know a little about the topic what they would like to read about.
You could join an online forum relating to your niche and ask people what topics they either like to talk about or at stuck with that relate to your niche.
Some great sources of information on this topic also include Google Alerts.
By setting up a Google Alert on your computer, then when some new information on your topic comes up all you need to do is rework the content so that it is better match for your target audience.
Then share the new information with your social media network.
So the steps are
1) Set up Google Adword Account
2) Open to information on the topic that you care about
3) Rework the information into a new Website Post in a way that your readers would appreciate hearing about.
4) Share this new Post with your Social Media Networks and also your newsletter subscribers.
**Make sure to let them all know that you are a wonderful source of current, up to date, cutting edge, industry relevant new content that offers value to your readers. Google Alerts really could be a win / win for everyone.
A huge congratulations to you for getting your website up and running. That part really is the hardest part. Now that it is up and running and live, hopefully some of my top 4 tips for overcoming writers block will get you moving again in no time at all.
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What is your best tip for overcoming writers block? How do you get moving when you are really stuck. What advice would you give someone who is just starting out with their first website? Please feel free to leave any website comments, hints or suggestions in the comments field below (yes I do have it turned on and I LOVE audience feedback).
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