Building up a website can be tricky, especially if you don’t know how to structure it or optimize your content to build traffic. However, if you understand how to utilize SEO and properly distribute your website, you will reap immense benefits.

The most important part of a website is the content. A website is an online resource, and the best way to succeed is to have high-quality content that will inform readers and provide adequate information. Good content will help the website obtain more traffic and be utilized more frequently.

That’s a simple answer, but it opens the door for a lot of other questions. Why is content so important? How can I make good content that directs people to my website? Here is everything that you need to know to be successful in building a website with great content that your readers will love.

Why is Content so Important?


Content supplies information. When building up a website, you are providing information for website users. Content is vital here because it is your job to supply them with the information they are looking for.

Content creates credibility. Websites should have good content to establish credibility. By providing users with what they searched for, you assure them that your website is reliable and should be utilized.

If you provide poor information that doesn’t properly supply information relevant to their search, users will spend little time on it and your website will be assumed to have low credibility.

However, if you provide high-quality, informative content, your website will be established as credible and users will come back for information later on. When people continue to come back for the high-quality content, it builds up views for your website.

Good content generates traffic. When you have established a credible website, people are more likely to spend more time on it reading the information provided. This time contributes to the website use and analytically will increase the chance of your website being clicked on. The more people click on your website, the more traffic, and credibility you receive. This will then boost your article and increase the chance of it showing up on search engines.

What Makes Good Content?


When you’re building up a website, it is important to understand what constitutes good content. It’s not had to make content, but it can be hard to make good content! When building a website to establish a brand, the marketer’s strategy suggests four main ideas to focus on to build up content.

Relevance: The content that you are putting out there should be relevant to what your website suggests. If your website is for a company that manufactures computers, then your website should provide relevant information about the company, the type of computers, the manufacturing process, and pricing and shipping. The content should also be shown in accordance with what the customer is specifically searching for. 

Consistency: Your website should be consistent throughout. This means that the same voice should be portrayed throughout the entire site. The website should also stay on the same relevant topics that it promises. There should be no confusing or irrelevant information. For instance, your computer website should not have a page dedicated to other electronic devices, unless your company specifically sells those other devices. If you add random articles about lawnmowers, this will throw off your readers and your SEO ranking because it doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of your information.

Creativity: The website that you build needs to stand out from other websites. The content on it should be creative and it should also be unique. The customer needs to feel as if they are getting something out of your website that they wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. Provide them with information that is specific to your brand or purpose.

Speed: When your brand launches a new campaign or produces more information, you should quickly and accurately update the website to keep it relevant and up to date. No one enjoys discovering a website that has really good information, only to find out that the website hasn’t been updated in over a year. Users want current and relevant information.

How to Optimize Your Content for SEO


SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Search Engine Optimization is a tool that is used for website users to generate the most traffic to their website and to have their website pop up first when a specific question or keyword is asked.

There are many different ways to utilize SEO for your website. The most common way is to hire a professional. There are many SEO agencies and experts that are available for hire. These agencies can help you build up your website in a way that will effectively utilize SEO and generate high traffic to your website. Straight North is a popular SEO agency.

However, hiring professionals can be pretty costly. If you are looking to build up content on your own without spending money, there are several different ways to improve your quality in a way that will optimize SEO.

  1. Keyword Research: One of the best things that you can do for your website is to understand the importance of keywords in SEO. SEO uses keywords to help tag your website when that keyword is searched. In your website, you should first come up with topics that are generic, commonly searched, and important to your business. Then you should come up with keywords and phrases for those topics.
  2. Long-Tailed Keywords: Long-tailed keyword themes are phrases that are the more unique questions asked and will specifically lead to your website. These should be relevant throughout your website.
  3. Various Pages: Certain keywords will be utilized more often than others. To get the most traffic to your site, you should take highly valued keywords and make them into a new page for your website. This will provide various ways to get to your website depending on what is searched.
  4. Regular Content: If your website is updated regularly with unique information, it will stay relevant in SEO for longer. It is recommended that you post weekly, but updating monthly also helps utilize SEO.
  5. Length: SEO has shown that website content that is at least 1,600 words long generates more traffic. Your website articles should be sustainable in length and quality.
  6. Build Social Media Network: If you are trying to gain traffic for your website, it is important to build and establish a strong social media presence. Social Media is utilized worldwide and is a good place to build connections and direct people to your website.
  7. Understand your Competition: When trying to build an effective website that uses SEO, you should evaluate your competition to understand what they are doing that you are not, and what their internet presence is like.
  8. Organize your content: Your website content should consist of headlines with primary keywords, subheadings, URL slugs, and meta tags. If you have all of these with keywords present, you are more likely to generate traffic to your website.
  9. Optimize for Mobile Use: Smartphones are super common, which means that a large number of users will be viewing their website from a mobile device. To optimize SEO and generate traffic that way, you should organize your website in a way that is compatible and organized for a mobile version and a typical web version.
  10. Photos: Photos can make or break an article in SEO. To get the most out of your photos, it is recommended to use unique, original photos. Stock photos that are frequently used in other websites and articles can make your article seem unoriginal or blend in with other articles.

Viewing from the Audience Perspective:


Content is super important to websites. One way to ensure that the content you are writing is going to be successful is to view things from the audience’s perspective.

Often, companies focus more on what they are trying to get across and what they personally want to say, when instead they should focus on what their audience needs to know.

A good way to ensure that you are writing this information would be to ask yourself “If I were searching for this, what kind of information would I want to know”. If your content does not answer that question, you will need to rewrite it.

The audience should leave the website satisfied with what they read. If you don’t know whether or not they will be, you can get a trusted family member or friend to view your website and tell you if they understood everything and got what they were looking for.

If you are still not sure about the content of your website, many professional companies available to hire will review your website and offer suggestions on what can be improved.

Other Factors that Contribute to Website Success:


While content is the most important part of a website, other factors contribute to website success.

User Experience: If you have really good quality content but your website is super hard to navigate, it will be hard to generate traffic. When building your website content, you should ensure that anyone using it should have a great experience. They should be able to successfully find information, navigate through different pages, and feel confident in their ability to use the whole site.

Speed: Speed is key to giving a great experience to all users.  No one wants to sit around waiting for pages to load they want to get what they need.  They want to use your website so don’t inhibit them from doing so, try to make it as fast as you can.  I wrote an article specifically for Wix users on how to speed up their sites if they are slow here, check it out if you have a Wix site.

Visually Pleasing: No matter how good the information on your website may be, no one wants to read the information on a blank website that contains only words and no colors. When creating your website content, you should use colors, designs, and pictures to make it so that people want to stay on it. That being said, the design should make sense for your company and not go overboard. If you’re selling car parts, your website should not contain designs with fruit on them.

Custom: Your website should be customized to your needs specifically. You should stay away from the generic templates that are often used for school projects in favor of more unique designs that are customized for your specific needs. These custom websites can be personally designed or you can hire a professional to custom build a website with your specifications.

Professionalism: Your website should reflect professionalism in every aspect. Your website is probably going to be one of the most viewed things about your company. As such, it should reflect everything that your company stands for, and clearly portray the nature of your company to its audience.

Measure and Track Quality: After your website is built and running, you should consistently analyze and track how well your website is operating. This involves looking at what is and what is not being shared, how many views each page is getting, and how long users spend on each page. From there you should be continually adjusting your website to stay relevant to your audiences.

Language: You should have proper grammar and spelling on your website, but language goes further than that. Certain companies use specific jargon, but it is important to not get so caught up in the jargon that your audience won’t be able to understand. Makes sure that the language on your website is understandable to the average person.

The Most Important Part of Content: The Value


Content is super important in many ways to an article and its success. Although all of the factors discussed above are super important, the most vital thing to remember is that content is only as good as the value that it delivers to its consumers. If your audience did not take anything away from your website, then you ultimately failed. If you read this article and feel as if you still don’t know how to create high-quality content for your own website, then I, as the content creator, have failed.

Just as you should leave this article feeling confident in your ability to write and create a high-quality website, your website users should leave your users with new, valuable knowledge that was explained carefully and thoroughly. Their questions should be fully answered.

Ask yourself these questions about your website: Did your website answer what your audience was looking for? Was the information on your website of high-quality value? Can your information be found somewhere else that better explains it? If so, how do you improve your explanations?

Ultimately you should consider whether your website accomplished what it was set up to do and if the information the audience received was of high value.