The web is continuously evolving, and so are you. You are growing as a writer, always looking for ways to improve your writing skills. Today, we will look at 7 tips that will help you be more creative when it comes to web content writing.
Use keywords naturally
Keywords are essential, but if you use them too much, they start sounding unnatural. This might also be harmful to SEO purposes because search engines might think your content is unoriginal. Remember how Google works? They will rank websites higher with content closely matched with the intention of the user’s query. Your goal should never be only to write keywords – it should be to provide helpful information that people need. Make sure you write well-structured content that is easy to follow and will attract more targeted users.
“Give your website a fighting chance in the SERPs by offering users what they want: useful, informative content.”
Craft your style
You might be writing for an SEO agency, so you might need to register in a particular corporate tone of voice. Generally speaking, though, people do not like reading very long texts filled with formal words and business terms. They also do not like reading content full of slang and abbreviations. You should try to create a style that fits you (and your target audience). There are some things that every writer needs to keep in mind when crafting their unique style: Speak directly – avoid buzz words and corporate-speak Be yourself – write in your personality, not somebody else’s Use simple words – don’t use prefixes (anti, quasi, post), suffixes (dis-, un-) or technical terms unless you are 100% sure that the reader knows what you are talking about.
People nowadays do not have time to read through walls of texts, so you need to make sure that your message is coming across loud and clear. Make sure that people understand precisely what you mean. Never try to be too specific because it might get lost in translation. It is also better to err on the side of caution by using more straightforward wording than risk confusing readers with complicated text. If there is any doubt in your mind about how something is going to be interpreted, it is better to use simpler words and modify the sentence later.
Tailor your content for your readers
You need to make sure that you are giving your audience what they want. Most websites have a target audience, but not all succeed in tailoring their content for a specific group of people. Tailoring means different things for different types of websites: Business websites – check the type of business based on location, services offered, goals, etc. Personal websites – consider the person’s life stage, interests, and hobbies. Extensive blogs or online magazines – split topics into smaller sections so each post can still be relevant even if it is read out of order. Add value wherever possible.
Even though you should always cater to your readers, you need to ensure that you are still adding value to the content. If you always write about topics they know and like, your readers will lose interest very quickly.
Don’t try to be biased or subjective in your writing – even if you think people most identify with a particular point of view. It is better for users if all opinions are balanced and backed up with facts and research (if they exist). People want informative content – they don’t want to read through text filled with personal views and feelings. You can tell them what you think and back it up by providing evidence, but make sure it is relevant and not just there because “you think so.”
Use keywords naturally
Keywords can help people find your articles, so you should include them in the content. Whenever possible, use them naturally – as part of long sentences or phrases. You need to know, though, that most readers can tell when keywords are inserted artificially. Also, it harms the user experience instead of improving it. Keywords standing alone will most likely be interpreted as spam, even if they are correctly used.
Don’t be afraid to edit
According to Web design services USA, even experienced writers sometimes need to re-write entire paragraphs/articles because they were not up to scratch at first. Do not be afraid to go back and make adjustments. Whenever necessary – even if it is very close to publishing time (or after). You can always upload a new version without changing the URL ( if you have a website) and let people know about it. Never post something as final because you will be missing out on user feedback – which can improve your content. Don’t forget to have someone else look at your writing now and then to make sure it is up to standard before publishing.