Content writing refers to professional writing created for an online audience to fulfill specific marketing objectives. Marketers and business owners publish content, also known as copy, online for many reasons. They may be looking to increase the traffic to their website or to inform their customers about a new product or service. But above all, their main goal is to reach a target audience that is most receptive to their well-crafted messages.Business professionals often hire content writers to produce these high-quality messages in the form of sales copy, blog posts, articles, and social media posts. These writers must understand who the audience is to write successful copy. Part of the content creation process involves meeting with clients and project leaders to ensure that the overall tone of the content is consistent with the company’s website and brand image.To put it plainly, content writers specialize in writing online content. Some writers are skilled in a wide range of writing styles and topics, while others specialize in writing for a niche topic. Content writers are everywhere.
SEO- Search Engine Optimization
SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” In simple terms, it means the process of improving your site to increase its visibility when people search for products or services related to your business in Google, Bing, and other search engines. The better visibility your pages have in search results, the more likely you are to garner attention and attract prospective and existing customers to your business.Search engines such as Google and Bing use bots to crawl pages on the web, going from site to site, collecting information about those pages and putting them in an index. Think of the index like a giant library where a librarian can pull up a book (or a web page) to help you find exactly what you’re looking for at the time.
SEO is a fundamental part of digital marketing because people conduct trillions of searches every year, often with commercial intent to find information about products and services. Search is often the primary source of digital traffic for brands and complements other marketing channels. Greater visibility and ranking higher in search results than your competition can have a material impact on your bottom line.
However, the search results have been evolving over the past few years to give users more direct answers and information that is more likely to keep users on the results page instead of driving them to other websites. Also note, features like rich results and Knowledge Panels in the search results can increase visibility and provide users more information about your company directly in the results.
In sum, SEO is the foundation of a holistic marketing ecosystem. When you understand what your website users want, you can then implement that knowledge across your campaigns (paid and organic), across your website, across your social media properties, and more.