Content distribution can be a very effective way to reach out to your readers without sitting back and waiting for them to discover your article or your website on their own.
Free, interesting, applicable and cup-to-date web content is what most people online are searching for. So you must offer it to your targeted readers, to let them know that you’ve created something that can help address their needs and challenges.
You have to take proactive steps if you want to enhance and maximize the online popularity and visibility of your web content writing. What you publish online might contain great insight and valuable information – created by you at a cost, whether financial or in opportunity costs -, but if you do nothing to expose them, it will be buried in the sea of information. And it won’t be able to deliver what you truly want, more web traffic.
Here are some of the ways to generate traffic through content distribution:
1. Know what your target audience wants.
Knowing what your potential clients want is an effective way of doing what can serve them best. It can help you to formulate the best topics to discuss about.
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Just how complicated is social media marketing today? A quick glance at the graphic above very easily explains why even experts and those who keep up with the latest marketing trends (like Hat Trick Associates) have a hard time with truly cohesive and comprehensive programs. (Click the link in the headline).
There has been some research around whether using “buttons” on your website and in your email marketing campaigns as a call-to-action instead of words with links drives more clicks. It’s one of those things that every company really has to test for themselves.
For businesses that market to consumers, you’ll probably find buttons like “Sign Up Now” or “Buy Now.” If you’re marketing to businesses and you offer a white paper you might use the text “Download Now” or if you’ve got a tutorial for your viewers to watch it might be “View the Demo.” At any rate, an “actionable” word will usually work better than a passive one on your button. Instead of saying “Free Trial” you might try something like “Start Your Free Trial.” All of these things might seem subtle, but they also might get your readers doing what you want them to do.
In the end, it’s all pretty scientific, so as always we suggest you test them and see what works for your own audience!