Content Marketing – A Closer Look on the Theory and...Read More
The internet is a dump filled with endless content. According to a study online, 4.6 billion pieces of content are produced daily, each competing for your consumer’s limited attention.
With more and more content being published online and millions of people all claiming to be “experts” in their chosen field, the industry is becoming saturated.
Content marketing has been the preferred strategy of entrepreneurs in almost every industry over the last decade. It synergizes with many other online marketing strategies, including search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, and email marketing, and offers one of the highest ROIs (return on investment) of all marketing strategies.
So, it’s easy to see why content marketing is so popular. But lately, the world of online content is completely saturated. Content impact and content saturation can have a serious impact on your business, especially if you are using content marketing to generate B2B leads.
With more and more companies producing fresh content, you need to outdo your competitors by creating original, high-quality posts and articles for your niche market. Below are some ways you can make your content stand out in times of saturation and making sure your content stays relevant.
1. Use Social Media
Social media holds a lot more potential than you think it does, and it only continues to grow day by day. With its massive growth and marketing opportunities, the sky is the limit here. All you need to do is come up with a fun and creative idea.
No idea ever is 100% original, but it can be as unique and original as you can fairly make it. After all, your brand is your own identity. Platforms like Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, etc. are specifically recommended.
2. Create Original Content
This is pretty much a given. You know your audience like the back of your hand. What kind of content do they want to see? A sensible strategy is to do research and come up with fresh and interesting content that will grip the readers right away. Try to provide viewers with genuine new information in the form of their own anecdotal self-research or other forms. Tell them something they’ve never heard of.
3. Speak to a specific niche audience
Don’t try to leverage the general audience. Instead, talk to very specific and concentrated demographics to differentiate yourself from your competitors. Make yourself stand out.
4. Use different sources of content distribution
Distribution is just as essential as content creation. Don’t depend solely on Google or social media to entice people to discover your brand and participate in your content. Use a variety of sources to serve content to the audience. For example, you can use mobile notifications, email newsletters and blogs to distribute your content. Use more than search engines and social media to reach as many viewers as possible.
Content marketing is still alive, but we need to create the best content we can possibly create for our own readers to avoid saturation issues and connect with our readers.