in SEO Basics by

Today’s topic is creating content with purpose (adding fresh content on your website) which serves a dual purpose for SEO and user engagement. Both are equally important and necessary in the grand scheme of the evolution of your website.

tactful content creation

Create Content With Purpose

The first short-term purpose is to generate a surge of present-tense traffic. Even if your new page or post generates 25 new visitors to your website in one day, reaching 100, 200 or 500 visitors per day is scalable by the introduction and syndication of new and / or relevant content.

The second long-term purpose content creation serves is the ability for each page you create to age and transform into a powerful hub page (replete with PageRank, link-flow and ranking power) which can funnel link juice to more critical (spoke in the wheel) commercial pages with the express intent of getting those pages into the top 10 spotlight.

As traffic and mileage may vary from website to website depending on the subject/topic, demand and/or authority of your website; in the instance of SEO Design Solutions, I know that I can generate additional 300-400 fresh visitors per day from one blog post over the average ambient traffic we receive to our website from the aged legacy content it houses.

The other added benefit is the more content you have the more PageRank and authority you develop. The takeaway is that creating qualified, rich, engaging content not only wins you points from search engines, but will insulate your website from vacillations (rising and falling) if minor algorithmic changes threaten the relevancy and ranking landscape (if you were relying on off page backlinks alone).

A proper SEO campaign should always involve the introduction of fresh/relevant content. Not so much to obfuscate links or link building as much as the on-page justification of giving search engines a reason to rank a website higher (from being a genuine resource).

Search engines are based on a basic principle (1) crawl, index and store content and then (2) use that content to query against (with 200+ relevance and recency filters) to determine which group of websites are (a) trusted and (b) authoritative enough to rank in the “authority set” – the top 10 results.

Aside from the two points made above about creating more traffic and leveraging pages eventually to foster additional buoyancy for landing pages. Content (and the quality and relevance of the content) is truly one of the more prominent metrics that search engines use when deciding who wins the click (as a result of where they are positioned in the search engines index).

On page internal linking opportunities are also a side benefit of strategic content creation. By spanning the topical nodes of synonyms and other related phrases that pertain to the topic, you can sprinkle phrases in landing pages and / or supporting pages which you can use for internal links.

These internal links carry more weight in the algorithm than links found in common areas like the footer, sidebar or navigation and a page that is a PageRank 3 internal page (for example) passes equally as much weight through a link as a link from another website/page from outside the website. This means the more pages in your website that have trust, relevance, PageRank/Link-flow or authority, the less you need to depend on backlinks to get ranked.

When you understand the premise of theming your content (creating a main topic and nesting supporting keywords, articles and / or pages), your own website becomes a powerful on-page dynamo that is capable of fueling less competitive keywords through tactful internal links.

Also, when considering that your website is only as strong as its weakest page, leaving no page behind and giving it a function to act as a supporting page that links to more commercial landing pages or sculpting that page as a destination is a great alternative to each page fending for itself with no continuity or links from contextual linking or navigation.

In either case, the entire corpus of documents benefit (as the whole becomes stronger, more relevant and more interdependent) if you are leveraging the premise of tactful content creation and keyword occurrence. The occurrence of a phrase can become a link to the appropriate landing page.

Once you cross the tipping point for on page internal links, the page becomes buoyant. Don’t believe me, just think about the cohesiveness of Wikipedia and it’s no surprise while they are one of the most dominant websites in Google’s index ranking for millions of keywords as a result of their on-page structure and internal links.

While you may not have a website the size of Wikipedia (most don’t), you do have the ability to create fresh content and also syndicate that content to social media sites, article directories, RSS aggregators and more to (a) generate more traffic and (b) cultivate relevant internal links which boost page level trust and PageRank and eventually domain authority for the entire website.

In closing, here is an alternative to content creation it’s called content curation and our friends at Network Empire are teaching a course “Premium Content Curation” for those of you who are interested. Pass it along and as always, I hope you found this post useful and informative. 

Read More Related Posts
SEO Tips To Optimize a New Website
What are the most critical SEO modifications to implement during the preliminary phases of optimizing a new website? Sitemaps and site architecture, links, naming conventions or D) all of the ...
READ MORE
SEO and Intent: Where Search Meets Results
Knowing where people are looking is the first rule of search. SEO is only useful as a medium to deliver relevant consumers to your website. If it fails to do ...
READ MORE
Landing Pages and the Value of Propositions
During the several hours of perusing the internet each day, I come across many value propositions. Like most web surfers, I can't help but try my luck at winning a ...
READ MORE
Searching for an effective article marketing strategy that you can use to provide ample links from authority websites? Article marketing serves multiple purposes and is an ideal method for strengthening ...
READ MORE
Does SEO Transcend Rankings?
How many of you thought that SEO was about ranking for keywords? Did you raise your hand? If so, you are not alone. Before you balk at this statement, reserve ...
READ MORE
SEO and Applied Keyword Research
Keyword are important for search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), but the real fact is that key phrases are what provide your website with the ability to ...
READ MORE
Create Stronger Websites and Rankings
Theoretically, websites do not get stronger by themselves, they need help. While aging a website is a factor for prolonged growth in rankings, today's SEO tip shared below works by ...
READ MORE
Moving Past the Google Panda Update!
In an Ode to Google Panda – “the most recent” update, overhaul, tweak, change, revision or any other verb you elect to describe this document classifier phenomenon, ...
READ MORE
Keyword Research, SEO and Competitor Analysis
Anyone who tells you that using SEO or producing first page search engine rankings "does not matter" in today's hyper-competitive online agenda, isn't completely aware of just how much each ...
READ MORE
Preventing On Page SEO Link-Loss
65% of competitive keywords are captured as a result of superior on page optimization. Its not always the off page optimization that is the deciding factor.  Dealing with link loss ...
READ MORE
SEO Tips to Optimize a New Website
SEO and Intent: Where Search Meets Results
Landing Pages: The Value of Propositions
Successful Article Marketing Secrets
Is SEO about Rankings or Authority?
SEO and Applied Keyword Research
SEO Tips to Create Stronger Trust & Domain
Moving Past the Google Panda Update!
Defending “Competitive Blind Spots” with Keyword Research
Dealing with Link Loss

About

In 2006, Jeffrey Smith founded SEO Design Solutions (An SEO Provider who now develops SEO Software for WordPress).

Jeffrey has actively been involved in internet marketing since 1995 and brings a wealth of collective experiences and marketing strategies to increase rankings, revenue and reach.

3 thoughts on “Create Content With Purpose!
  1. puteraduyong says:

    thanks a lot for the tips…

  2. I got fresh insights from this article. I will try to apply some of your insights to my blogsite. I am sure it would help. Thank you.

  3. seomein says:

    Here, if you dig – still much that is useful can be found! -)

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>