The importance of having content on your website that is clear and concise should not be underestimated. If your site looks amazing yet has a terrible copy that users cannot understand or relate to, then your website will struggle to hold onto customers.
There are websites that you will visit that make you wonder what they are all about and how did you end up visiting it. You need to explain to potential customers what your business does and what it can offer, presenting this in a precise and easy-to-understand way.
The truth is, good content will essentially drive up profits, and so it should not be disregarded or treated as an afterthought. It is just as important as the design of your website and user experience, and getting it right is crucial. It works harmoniously with your design because it can generate an interest and buzz around your business, which can then lead to more enquiries and better profits.
If you believe in your writing ability, then it is most definitely worth spending the time & effort to create content that is of absolute quality and content that is gripping for visitors. If you are unable to create this type of content, then hire someone who can.
Obviously, everyone makes mistakes and typos, but having a copy that is easy to digest is the first step in the right direction.
Search engine results are vital for almost any business, and this means that a solid content strategy should be put in place. This applies to both, the on-site content (web copy) and off-site (guest posting and content marketing).
Google and other search engines are constantly making changes to their algorithms, forcing webmasters and content creators focusing on what's truly important for the user - the content. Therefore, your content has to provide the right information that is accurate and exclusive.
Highlighting your products and services to visitors is important, but you need to make it clear to them why your services are better than others on offer. Visitors need to know why choosing your business is the right move. Meanwhile, it's also vital to ensure that your content is not over-promotional. Think of your content as a "brand enhancer", how would people perceive your brand if all of your content is purely aimed at selling?
Your website content should encourage visitors to make a decision by educating them and providing as much valuable information as possible while keeping it clear and relevant.
If you are concerned that your writing skills are not adequate for the job, then use someone who can do the writing for you. Bad grammar and spelling can turn people away instantly.
The online world is massive when it comes to sharing. In a matter of hours, an image or a video can reach thousands of people, gaining incredible exposure for the business. Same applies to the content on your site. If you manage to get a decent web following, one single content error may swipe the reputation away. That said, if you have a good copy, people will read it, enjoy it and share it. This will drive more visitors to your website, which will then lead to more sales.
Spending time on the quality of the content will ensure that it works for your business. Getting it right will certainly be the difference between success and failure.
I'm a Head Wizard at Solvid & Founder of Solvid Online Tools. Contributor for the Huffington Post, The Next Web, Lifehack, BusinessZone & SEMRush. Currently, my team and I are working on the most advanced & user-friendly Q...