In SEO, Quality Content Is Important

Sep 19, 2014
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The online world is an important component to every business. Better search results will help a company remain relevant in the eyes of its customers. The look and feel of a website is important to potential customers and it says a lot about what kind of company it is and how it should be perceived.

A flashy website can be nice, but just as important is the content of the site. In Search Engine Land’s “What is SEO” section, they ask a very important question:

Do you offer real value, something of substance to visitors, that is unique, different, useful and that they won’t find elsewhere?

You may ask yourself why is this important? The answer can be summed up in three letters: SEO. SEO is what is going to help your website be found on Google, Microsoft’s Bing, and Yahoo. In a recently released report by SearchMetrics, content was found to be the most important aspect in SEO. In essence, the content on a webpage is what helps increase search engine rankings.

When you produce content, search engines are looking for quality. What is the length of the content being produced? How relevant is it? Is it updated frequently? These are all questions a company needs to determine in order to maximize its SEO results. According to SearchMetrics’ Marcus Tober:

There is a measurable correlation between the quality of content and rankings

Sophisticated algorithms perform search engine rankings and analysis to determine how highly your website should be placed in search results. The question that is asked is: how does quality content affect these results? Basically, these algorithms are ranking sites based on keyword searches, engagement, length of stay, and many other factors that all come together to produce the most relevant results a user is looking to view. The better crafted the content; the better it will be ranked in these factors, which will lead to higher rankings and more traffic.

For example, if you are looking for information about Apple’s recently announced Apple Watch, you will search: Apple Watch. The results you see have been optimized based on relevance, quality of content, and whether there is value in what you’re viewing.

SEO is a complex topic. However, if you focus on the quality of the content you are producing, then you have already taken a big step towards improving your search rankings. For a more detailed and in-depth view of SEO basics, including content, check out this SEO guide on searchengineland.com.

Or you can always call D2 Media at (518) 631-9816 and discover how we can improve your company’s search rankings.