How to Write Compelling Content
You know you need a website. It is your home on the Internet. It is the place where all of the information about your small business or nonprofit organization lives. It is the place people come to visit to learn more about your small business or nonprofit organization. It is also the place where prospects turn into leads and customers. How on the earth do you create a website full of information that will not only interest your visitors, but encourage them to ask you for more information about your products or services? You need to write compelling content designed to drive dollars and donations.
Maybe you already have a website or are starting a plan to build one. You’re staring at a blank screen or sheet of paper, trying to figure out how to build your online home to make it visitor friendly. At Point Taken Communications, we suggest developing your site and compelling website content as if you were building a house. Lay the foundation first, put up the framing, add trim and fixtures and finish with a final inspection.
Lay your website foundation
Create an outline of all of the information you want to include on your website. Analyze your customers and figure out what questions your site needs to answer for them. Our content creation worksheet, which you can register to download below, is filled with great questions to help you lay your website’s foundation. Decide on your keywords (the words you’d like your site to rank for in Google, Yahoo! or Bing) and prepare to write content using those words.
Frame your website
After you have figured out what content you’d like included on your site, decide how you’d like it laid out. Select the pages you would like to use on your main menu and write to them. Include your keywords in your page titles, copy and and meta descriptions so you have a better chance of ranking for those terms. Remember to include pages that answer all of your prospective clients’ and current clients’ questions so that your website becomes a resource of valuable information. Don’t forget to include “About Us” and “Contact Us” pages to make it easy for visitors to learn more about your leadership and how to get more information about your products and services.
Add trim and fixtures
Download pictures from a stock photo site like iStock, dreamstime or 123rf.com or use some of your own photos to make your website more appealing. Remember to use your keywords in the photo titles and alternative text for an even better chance of ranking in search engines.
Finish with a final inspection
Proofread, proofread, proofread. Go over ever detail of your website and make sure you are happy with everything about it. Inspect it like you would a home before purchase and make sure all of the content is compelling, complete and correct.
Need help creating compelling website content? Get the Point Taken Communications’ Content Creation Worksheet by filling out the form or contact us for help developing your website and its content.
Point Taken Communications is a public relations firm, specializing in media relations, social media influencer relations, press release writing, pitching and media training nationwide. As a public relations, marketing, video production and web design firm, we serve corporations, medium-sized businesses, small businesses, firms and nonprofit agencies across the country. We increase the return on your investment by managing your brand and messaging across all channels to ensure clarity and consistency. We are a full-service agency built to help businesses and nonprofit organizations promote their products, services and mission to drive more dollars and donations. At Point Taken, you only work with senior-level professionals with a wealth of industry contacts and marketing, PR, video production and web design knowledge who can maximize your budget, guide your marketing efforts and get the job done right the first time.