There’s more to a great website than just the design. In fact, the best-designed website isn’t a lick of good if it isn’t getting people to take action once they’re there. So, this month the content we’re sharing is mostly around the topic of content and getting people to take action when they land on your website/content!
1. Renee Shupe shares 10 things to do right away with your WordPress website.
While this article is geared more toward brand-new WordPress websites, it’s still a great read for anyone using WordPress. Renee walks you through the basics of what to do after WordPress has been installed. From plug-ins to add, basic pages to set up, and more, you’ll walk away with the foundation of your site ready to go.
2. Kim Garst reminds us we don’t have to be SEO experts to write effective SEO content.
When it comes to SEO, Kim says it best:
SEO: Love it or hate it, anyone who has a website or blog needs to know the basics of it.
In her post, Kim breaks down exactly what SEO content is as well as shares 9 simple tips you can start using today to create effective SEO content.
Read Here: 9 Tips for Writing Effective SEO Content
3. Kelly Holmes says if you’re making this mistake, you’re driving readers away. (Freebie Alert!)
After sharing a popular Maya Angelou quote (“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”), Kelly goes on to say:
If you don’t connect with your reader on an emotional level, she will forget you. It’ll be her turn to check out at Costco, so she’ll stop reading halfway through your post and never come back.
The mistake? Lack of connection! This is a great read that will help you think about the importance of ensuring every piece of content you put out there makes your audience feel something!
4. Darren Rowse helps us get more comments on our blogs (and who doesn’t want that?).
It’s not so easy to entice readers to leave blog comments these days and while it probably doesn’t need to be said, Darren reminds us:
The vast majority of readers leave a blog WITHOUT leaving a comment or contributing to it in any way.
But Darren believes comments are an important part of building community so if you’re ready for more blog comments, you’ll want to implement these 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog.
(Side note: at the end of Darren’s post you’ll notice it says this article was first published October 12, 2006 and updated September 22, 2022. That’s content refresh in action! Something Kelly teaches in her Content Refresh Challenge)
5. Kelly McCausey reminds us if we’re not inspiring action, we’re just twiddling our thumbs!
Kelly says it goes further than just inspiring action though:
It is not enough to inspire an idea, you have to inspire confidence.
What does confidence have to do with inspiring someone to take action? Everything!
Head on over and read Do You Inspire People To Action? to hear a personal story from Kelly about what lack of confidence once cost her.
That’s it for this time around and now it’s your turn! Leave a comment below and let us know what great content you’ve come across.