Keywords, however, are nothing without great content: instead, they’re nothing but a word salad. But content is more than just a vehicle for keywords, and instead it is a tool you can use to convert prospects, is something valuable you can offer customers, and is a shareable resource you can use to reach new audiences.
Here’s how content can work to increase sales: when prospects search the internet for information about a product or service similar to what you offer, they’ll come across social media posts, blogs, web pages, and other content that was designed to answer their questions, provide information, and otherwise facilitate a purchasing decision. When you work to have the best, most relevant, most engaging, and most authoritative content on the internet, prospects will find your brand before all others, and this gives you an opportunity to build relationships and convert leads into customers.
Great content comes in many forms, and your goal should be cultivating and creating content in a variety of them, including:
- Video (which can boost organic search results by 50 times more than text-based content)
- User-generated content
- Guest blogs
- Ebooks and whitepapers
- How-to guides
- Product reviews
Content is at the centre of inbound marketing, and when you have a robust inbound strategy in place and great content to drive it, then you’ll have customers knocking down your E-commerce door. However, it’s important to remember to optimize all your content with relevant keywords, and to ensure the keywords you use are pertinent to the piece and type of content you’re presenting.