Content Marketing for Rookies.

Content marketing, SEO, inbound/outbound marketing, etc. are not just buzzwords anymore. The majority of professionals working in both media and IT industry are fully-aware of the significance and impact of content marketing on a business’s reach and its growth. And this discussion is for the individuals and entrepreneurs who are not from the industry and still have their doubts about opting for content marketing services.

  • What is Content Marketing?

Content marketing is simply a process of planning, curating, and sharing the relevant content through several digital platforms such as websites, blogs, social media, apps, video/podcasts, etc. so, it can reach to the target audience. The common goal of all types of content and platforms is to create brand awareness, boost sales, and further increase the overall engagement. Modern audience is more receptive or should we say, more respectful towards the content that feels natural to them and falls within their interests. This can be considered as the defining factor for designing and developing a content marketing plan.

  • Why Content Marketing is Needed?

The content you develop will not automatically reach to your audience. Although it’s true that using the right keywords and creating organic, quality content improves your chances of engagement, but you need to employ certain tactics and strategies so, you can efficiently reach and engage your audience. This helps in explaining your products and/or services to the audience along with creating a sense of loyalty for boosting conversions.

  • Types of Content Marketing

1. Blog Marketing

Blogs allow brands to show a lot of creativity in their content as they offer a lot of space for maneuver and describe the features of their products and/or services. Blogs can easily promote external and internal content through hyperlinks and interlinking of other blogs and social media accounts.

2. Social Media Content Marketing

I personally don’t think that I should put more emphasis on social media that has a user base of almost 4 billion across the globe. With a number of quality social media platforms such as Facebook/Meta, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Snapchat, you can create and share diverse content in almost every format that engages different types of audience.

We can also see video/podcast marketing and infographic content in the same purview as it also involves the use of social media platforms and is a part of social media content. However, the length of such slides, podcasts, and videos remains a topic of discussion as experts have different opinions about the ideal duration that is able to keep the viewer engaged for the longest possible time and drive conversions.

3. Paid Content Marketing

Paid ads can help you engage a broader audience and are a sureshot way to increase engagement. However, paid ads require you to have a sufficient content database at the backend that’ll help you in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). You can post ads on different social media platforms, banners, and even with sponsored content. Such a planned approach increases the probability of conversion and ensures that your efforts do not go in vain. With more and more audience across the globe shifting to the digital landscape, the competition is increasing with each passing day. Nonetheless, you also have more audience and a larger potential customer base that you can turn in your favor. In addition, traditional marketing techniques require a huge budget to begin with, which is most certainly not an ideal situation for upcoming businesses. Therefore, content marketing paired with a solid digital marketing strategy seems the best way to improve conversions and boost sales.