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People on the Web search for relevant information – content marketing provides it
In today’s digital world, people are inundated with advertisements. As a result, businesses struggle to get their corporate message noticed by consumers. Now, to reach their target audience, an increasing number of businesses are relying on a promising new strategy: content marketing. In a 2017 survey done by the Content Marketing Institute, over half of the companies pulled reported they were very committed to content marketing.
What is content marketing?
The purpose of online research is to find relevant information and high-quality content. Text, imagery and video content must provide information that is relevant and interesting to people searching on the Internet. Content marketing is the practice of creating and distributing content that is entertaining, informative and helpful to potential customers. Good content then directs those customers back to your brand website, where you can capture leads and sell products. Successful content marketing creates positive associations with your brand – without the hassle of product marketing.
Good content endures
Having captured potential customers’ interest, your biggest priority is to continually reinforce the connection between them and your company. Content marketing has an especially long-lasting effect as high-quality content entices users to continue reading, clicking and exploring. A website that has been properly outfitted with good content can potentially generate traffic over the course of months or even years. In addition, Google rewards websites that feature good content with improved rankings in search results.
Content marketing in practice
Looking at this graph, it is clear that the popularity of the search term “content marketing” has risen steeply since 2011.
Because of this increase, many large companies, including giants such as Red Bull and IKEA, have placed their bets on marketing with content. According to a recent survey conducted by the renowned “Content Marketing Institute”, B2B companies in the United States invest, on average, about 26 percent of their marketing budget in content marketing.
Also, an increasing number of smaller and mid-sized companies are taking advantage of opportunities the Web provides for efficient content marketing. Today, communication channels are more diverse than ever, meaning there are almost no limits to a publication’s potential reach. Also, it has never been cheaper for a business to publish its own content. For this reason, many companies maintain their own blogs; publish white papers, e-books and infographics; or produce videos to demonstrate their expertise.
The content generated by businesses is as diverse as the types of publication used to circulate it. Web shops offer professional product or purchase advice; members of upper management comment on current developments within the company on the corporate blog; and brand-name product manufacturers publish e-books providing tips on the best way to use the company’s products.
What can content marketing do?
Many marketing decisionmakers have come to recognize the benefits and efficiency of a good content marketing strategy. It was reported that 91% of the surveyed B2B businesses use content marketing. Content marketing also helps businesses achieve other corporate objectives including:
Checklist for successful Content Marketing:
What interests your target audience? From the perspective of content marketing, only content that is truly relevant to a given target audience can contribute to your company achieving its goals.
Do you lack the resources to produce high-quality content at scale?
According to the Content Marketing Institute, the biggest challenges facing companies trying to break into content marketing are insufficient time and a lack of opportunities to produce enough content.
Textbroker is your partner for high-quality, customized content – the foundation of every good content marketing strategy. As the world’s leading online platform for unique content, we have both the knowledge and the means to make any marketing project successful. We are looking forward to supporting you on your next project.