website content

  • What is SEO?

      “What is SEO?” video transcription Shama: Hi, this is Shama Kabani, CEO of The Marketing Zen Group. One of the questions we get asked often around here is, What is SEO? Specifically, What is Search Engine Optimization? I’d like to give you a very simple definition, a very simple way of looking at it that I discovered a few years ago, and it’s helped me many times when explaining what is search engine optimization to people who may not be familiar with it. So very simply defined, SEO can be broken down into two parts: one, it’s what you tell search engines you are. So I might use Google and search engines interchangeably, but it really means the same thing. So Google is one of the main search engines, there’s others like Bing and Yahoo, but for the most part, it’s what you tell search engines you are. The other part of SEO, searching optimization, is what other people tell Google or the search engines what you are. Why does this matter? Let’s step back for a second and look at why SEO matters. Why does is matter if you optimize your website or not? Well, you see, search…

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  • 4 Key Elements of Effective Website Content

    Merely having a website no longer sets you apart from the crowd. Today, almost everyone has a website, including your competitors. With the enormous volume of options available, you have to captivate your readers from the first few moments and convince them to read on instead of clicking elsewhere, and your website’s content can make all the difference. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you create effective website content that both keeps and attracts visitors. 1. Know Who You’re Writing For One of the most essential keys to writing effective website content is knowing your audience. Think about who you’re trying to reach, what you’re trying to tell them, and how you can relate to them in a way that will interest and engage them. Your target audience’s age, gender, profession, interests and education level are all factors that need to be considered. Content written to market enterprise-level technology to business professionals will be vastly different from content created to sell clothing to young adults. 2. Make it Compelling The wrong content can make even the most exciting products in the world sound dull. On the other hand, boring industries can come to life with vibrant,…

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