3 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Content for Your Website

Content writing is an art form.

It takes a lot of time and patience to make sure your content is perfect before posting it online. Even the most skilled content writers need to take time to ensure each piece of content they write is ready to publish.

Without content, people would have nothing to read on your website and the search engines wouldn’t have any organic keywords to locate. This is why it is so important that everything is done just right to make sure your content helps propel your business forward. To help you along the way, here are a few mistakes you need to avoid.

Not Relating to Your Audience

You might be surprised at how many people don’t understand and relate to their audience. Think about the people you want to read your content and visit your website. Then, develop a strategy around them. Knowing who your audience is will help you develop a sound content marketing strategy. For example, if you own an HVAC company, you want to create content that someone is going to read when their system starts acting up on them.

If you create content that doesn’t solve the needs of the customer, it isn’t going to get read. In turn, you end up losing visitors and potential customers. Get in tune with your audience right from the beginning. When you know how to address your audience, you can create content that is engaging and informative.

One of the best examples of a brand that relates to their audience is Denny’s. They know who their customers are and what they are interested in. You aren’t going to see a Denny’s advertisement with a bunch of people in suits, wearing Rolex watches or driving fancy cars. Their ads are targeted toward the typical middle-class family who wants a place to enjoy dining out with their loved ones at an affordable price.

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Omitting the About Us Page

Oftentimes, people end up forgoing the about us page in their effort to get their website online. It doesn’t matter what type of business you have. Readers want to know what it is that you have to offer them and who you are. Include information about how your company got started, how long you have been in business, your employees and what you have to offer customers.

The more information you can include here, the better it is going to be for your customers. This page establishes that you can be trusted and helps form a personal connection with the reader. Think about potential questions the reader might have and try to answer them here.

Ignoring the Power of Videos

Oftentimes, people assume that content has to be written. They overlook just how powerful video marketing can be. With 500 million people watching videos on Facebook each day, it makes sense that you should get in on the action. Simple video ads could end up attracting quite a few visitors to your site, plus it helps put a face to your brand and gives people something they can relate to on a regular basis.

By going through the tips above, you can save yourself a lot of stress and hassle in creating your new blog. It takes time to get things going, but it will all be worth it in the end.

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Grant Maddox
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Grant Maddox

Good tips. I can especially see the importance of About Us pages. Whenever I see a website without one, it makes me wonder if the company is embarrassed by itself or just doesn’t want to give any information about the people involved in the firm.

Tay H
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Tay H

I completely agree with you. Every website should have one and i think the issue may be that business owners don’t know how to write about themselves and are reluctant to get others to handle this section for them. I have completed quite a few about us pieces of content for this very reason and 9/10 times they are very unsure of what people could possibly want to know.

Val Tanaka
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Val Tanaka

This is great advice, and I liked how you used Denny’s as an example. I think it’s easy to lose perspective when you’re doing your own website and have total control. It’s tempting to put whatever you want on there and not focus it too much. Denny’s, on the other hand, really has their target demographic nailed down (middle class families). And video is a must nowadays. At least some videos here and there on a website are worth it.

Rachel Elle
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Rachel Elle

About Us pages really are important. They provide such a great basis into a company, and really help me make a determination as to whether work with a business or move on to a competitor.

melissann
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melissann

Excellent way to look at writing content from a different perspective. What not to do is just as important as what to do.

auntieemily
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auntieemily

Thanks so much for this! I need to do things to change up my author website, and remembering just how powerful videos are is an important step toward me making that website into something bigger and better.

Tay H
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Tay H

the tip of videos is a great one and made me think of the tic tac ads. The magician guy from youtube is all of a sudden on their ads and makes it entertaining to many who were avid watchers of his youtube channel. Great work for them taking advantage of his popularity and large following.

Bethany A.
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Bethany A.

Great tips. Relating to your audience is so important!

Georgia Potts
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Georgia Potts

The About Us page is often the first place I go on a website. I want that overview so I know what company/person/blog is all about.

Earl Dotson
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Earl Dotson

Same here. If I find a detailed About Us page it gives me confidence. If I don’t, I’m likely to just head for another company/person/blog.

Anabelle BF
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Anabelle BF

I still need to dare to make videos…

melissann
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melissann

I don’t dare. Yet. I also don’t want to be in any videos.

Quinn Evans
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Quinn Evans

Not relating is a serious issue. I have a huge audience for makeup and face painting videos because of the level I work at, but it’s hard to aim it at adults vs. teens vs. kids. So hard to plan correctly.

chetna sharma
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chetna sharma

well written
this article is very informative for me………….
but i think this article is not complete for about content writing….
one of the site is describe in proper way for about Content writing

Linnea S.
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Linnea S.

I agree that including professional grade videos on your site can attract customers. Many visitors will have time to read your text content while watching a video. Including how-to demonstrations in a video, and/or a bit of humor, will make your product or service memorable.

Arianna
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Arianna

What is the best way to implement a video ? Has anyone found a particular space that has proven to work when adding video content to your site?

carolstephens61
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carolstephens61

Great tips. It lets me know I’m on the right track with my website. I have an about us page and after reading these tips I am encouraged to follow the tips precisely.

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