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5 Content Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid

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Digital Marketing January 22, 2013


The creation and distribution of content online is one of the best methods to attract more customers to your business. With this, content marketing is fast getting popular with more and more companies looking out for ways to market their content in the most efficient manner.

 

According to the reports available, content marketing has doubled in popularity as a search term in the last two years. This clearly indicates that how popular the concept of content marketing has become. However, marketing one’s content is not as easy as it seems. Most companies adopt wrong content marketing techniques, which leads to poorly executed campaigns that do not really work.

 

Given below are some mistakes that you must avoid while planning and implementing your content marketing strategy.

 

Inappropriate and Boring Headlines

A headline is what readers look at the first place. Thus, headlines should be such, which compel the audience to read your content. It should not only grab readers’ attention but also hold the people’s interest. Also, it should be simple and easy to understand. However, you must also remember that the headline should not be irrelevant to the content.

 

Not Considering the Audience

Always remember that different content pieces are written for different types of audiences. For instance, an article written for young professionals and an article written for high level executives will differ a lot. Thus, you should always keep your target audience in mind before starting with any article, blog, etc.

 

Not Considering the Quality of Content

In today’s competitive scenario, it is the quality of content that matters more rather than the quantity. Badly written low quality content can hurt the reputation of your business and can take away your potential customers. Thus, you should never compromise on the quality of content.

 

Irregularity in Content Creation

Irregularity in creating and publishing quality content is a practice that you should completely stop. The reason being, it can affect your search engine rankings badly. Therefore, regularity in content should always be at the priority of your business.

 

Having No Marketing Plan

If your social media marketing program has no strategy regarding what are your goals, and how are you going to meet and measure those goals, then your marketing efforts might go waste. So, you should always make a comprehensive content marketing plan, which will not only save your time but will also make the complete process of marketing much easier.

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