Treat Your Content like A Product For Better Search Rankings
The recent years’ update to Google’s search engine algorithm has taught us all one lesson about SEO: It will always change. And in truth, that can be very frustrating. Especially when the result is that a lot of your website content and structure has to be overhauled due to the new regime. Plus, the fact is that whatever changes you make today to your online platforms with regards to SEO, there is no guarantee that it will stand once the new set of updates to the algorithm arrives.
However, no matter how many changes have occurred regarding SEO, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the attention to the content. For, whether now or before, the one thing that remains common is the content used online. The only difference now is that the content needs to be of good quality rather than simply conforming to a bunch of SEO tricks.
The relevance to “quality” content, however, is what we’re focusing on today. For one, what usually comes to mind when we talk about “quality”? There’s “quality” services and “quality” products – terms we’re quite familiar with in our consumer lifestyles. So likewise, that’s what you should now compare “content” to as well: a product or a service.
“Content” can mean anything here – from an eBook to the content on a web page to an infographic to a video, and so on: So basically, content refers to any possible kind of content that you can present online. And, just like a product you would physically sell or try to get customers interested in, this content has to cater to a particular need, be well-crafted, made of good quality, and fits in with what the customer wants. In fact, treating your content like a product would also explain why the old (mostly Black Hat) SEO shortcuts don’t work anymore: Poor quality products will always have a short selling-life.