How often do you update your onsite content, and why? We’re not just talking about updating prices or specials, but also the key content on your website.
Your website and its content aren’t a set-it-and-forget-it situation. Even if you’ve reached your goal of a stylish, informative and intuitive website, there’s always more that can be done to attract new customers and keep your visitors coming back for more.
If your onsite content has been stagnant for quite some time, you may want to think about some updates. After all, there are many benefits to fresh content!
Here are a couple of reasons why it pays to keep continually improve your onsite content:
Creating Value for Your Visitors
If you want your website to become an authority within your market of products and services, then you need to create real value for visitors.
Your site can have the most well-written content and most detailed information, but if it’s old and outdated, it may not be doing your visitors or your SEO any good.
To attract visitors — and the right visitors — you need relevant and fresh content.
For example, outdated content isn’t going to fly for new car shoppers. They want details on the latest vehicles and why the new model is better than the old model. They may not be looking for just any brand-new crossover or SUV; maybe they’re only shopping for models with Apple CarPlay and adaptive cruise control. If your onsite content is outdated and generic, how are you going to attract these buyers?
Likewise, drivers searching for a service center in their area want to know why they should choose one over the other, not just that you do indeed have a service facility.
Creating value for your visitors should be the goal of any website. But how do you attract visitors and potential customers in the first place? That’s right, with SEO! Improved search engine optimization is another benefit of updating your onsite content.
If you’re looking to grow your customer base and attract more attention online, then search engine optimization matters. Creating fresh, tailored content around your targeted keywords is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve SEO and website traffic.
When search engines regularly scan your website to index pages, they’ll take notice of any new content on your site, whether that be new webpages or updates to current pages.
If search engines already recognize your website as a valuable resource for certain topics or keywords, then creating new content can establish even more authority for your site.
Maybe you haven’t quite reached where you want to be in terms of attracting traffic around certain keywords. But by continually refining and even expanding your site content, you can get there.
Have you ever come across a website or blog with lots of fresh content or frequent posts, but it was clearly written for search engines? Yeah, it’s not pretty. That’s why writing merely for SEO purposes won’t cut it.
Updating your onsite content is a great way to enhance your website, both from an SEO and visitor’s perspective. Of course, updating your site with just any content to keep it “fresh” won’t cut it: you need high-quality, relevant content. After all, they say “content is king,” which couldn’t be more true today and going forward.
Is Your Site Content Ready for an Update?
If you’d like some assistance with updating your onsite content, we can help. Reach out to fusionZONE, where we have dedicated SEO and Content teams and are committed to SEO best practices!