When it comes to content marketing strategies, one of most difficult things is not creating the content but what happens after you hit publish. Once the content is out there, you may expect people to just flock to it. However, the saying that if you build it they will come is not always true in these situations. In fact, you have to do a lot of thing right in order for that to happen. If you are not getting a lot of traffic on your content, all it may take is some revamping. Take a look at these common reasons why you may not be getting traffic and make adjustments as needed.
You Aren’t Making It Enticing
Is your title one that is clickable? Are you capturing the attention you want? If people are not drawn to the title, the description, or even the graphic, they will probably not even click on it. Even if they would find the content interesting once they got there, they are not getting to that point because the title or other information is not drawing them in. You want to make it impossible for them to keep scrolling and you can do that by starting with a clickable title.
You Haven’t Implemented SEO
If you want to get people looking at your content on Google or in another search engine, you have to make SEO a priority. Otherwise, you will never rank and people will go to other sources for the same or similar information. SEO can be a big learning curve but that doesn’t mean it is not worth it. In fact, it is usually more than worth it because it will help bring people in even if you are not trying to.
You Aren’t Speaking to Your Audience
One of the biggest mistakes that content marketers make is not taking the time to speak to their audience. Even if you get those first people to take a look at the content, if they are not the focus of it, they will not share it with others and your traffic will stop there. You need to make sure you are speaking to those people who are not only interested in the topic but can actually benefit from it.
You Haven’t Marketed It
If you do not already have some channels that you are using for marketing, how is anyone finding your content? If they do not know it is there, they will not come looking. You have to make sure that you market any new content so people can take a look and can continue to share it for you. Otherwise, the content will just it there with no traffic.
If you are making one of these common mistakes, it is easy to fix. Just take some time to revamp the content to make it more appealing and get it in the eyes of your target audience. You will see an increase of traffic in no time at all.