How to Obtain Clients through the Web
For browsing products and services, the world wide web is often a more convenient source of information than a phone book, and it is cheaper than 411. Hence, businesses that have active websites receive opportunities not available to companies that employ only traditional advertising. Despite a lower cost of distribution, businesses must still compete with one another to communicate with potential clients. Search engine positioning can place one company ahead of its competitors for online customers.
Writing for Search Engines
Modern search engines provide messages to potential consumers who are looking specifically for those messages. This means that if a consumer is looking for 'data recovery service in vancouver bc', then a search engine will provide a list of pages that it thinks to be highly relevant to this search.
Writing for Potential Clients
Next, the person will make a quick decision, answering the question 'Which page seems most likely to provide what I want?' He or she will click on that page link and then read more from that site.
If the page is written well and says the right things, and the reader is trying to solve a problem, then the reader will take the steps suggested by the web page - and if the page has been skillfully written and refined over time, these actions are the exact actions that the savvy business wanted the reader to take.
So, for instance, a business may measure success by the number of times that the customer makes an online purchase. Such a business would over time craft its messages to encourage readers to take that step. It would do so in several ways:
- By increasing the number of readers who will find the website and who then might make purchases - this is done by adding original content which addresses specific problems that consumers may be searching to solve.
- By increasing the number of readers who make purchases once they have reached the website. This is done by increasing the attractiveness of the site, addressing the anxieties and concerns of the readers, providing reassurances, and helping readers to overlook any reasons they might have to turn back.
But impulse purchases are not always the only desired outcome. For instance, one indicator used by TCEG to measure website performance is the number of clients who visit the Contact Us page. A high percentage of such clients call for services that we provide, and a high percentage of those who call make informed purchasing decisions.
In order to get great results like these, it is very important to write content that is effective both for searchers, and for search engines. This is emphatically not 'search engine optimization' in the traditional sense of loading pages with keywords or generating millions of incoming links. Those techniques have become less and less effective with search engines, and rightly so, because they are not sincere - they do not communicate in any real way with consumers what value they may get by doing business with the companies that employ those techniques. In contrast, by writing content specifically for the web, companies explain very clearly how to make use of their products or services, what sorts of clients would use these services, and what new clients should expect.
Other Advantages of Web Writing
Having effective web content not only adds to the credibility of a firm, but also raises its profile and takes over the early part of the sales process so that clients who call are more likely to make a purchase. In other words, effective web content allows qualified clients to find the business and efficiently move forward with the task of sending money in exchange for products or services. It is a great way to market to those who are searching for the service.