3 content marketing mistakes to avoid

Content marketing is essential for any company wanting to develop a solid online presence; however, it is not as easy as some believe it to be. There are just as many wrong ways to create website, blog and social media material as there are right. But the most important thing to keep in mind is the target audience for whom the content is intended. Without a clear marketing strategy for reaching the ideal following, companies will not see as high a return on investment. Here are three mistakes to avoid:

1. Content not right for audience
Creating quality content is meaningless unless it reaches potential leads in the appropriate market. Writing for the wrong audience often comes about if marketers don’t understand their market or how to approach potential clients, according to SEO-News.

2. Lacking importance
Copy should be compelling across the board, from the title and headline to the very last sentence. Search engine marketing involves proper optimization, but also creating interesting and relevant material for readers’ benefits.

3. Focusing on quantity, not quality
When businesses first start online campaigns, their main focus is usually curating enough content to build an initial presence. However, marketers should aim for quality over quantity to build a strong reputation and understand that it will take time to create and collect large amounts of strong content.

Sheila Kloefkorn (1031 Posts)

With more than 20 years of hands on marketing strategy and operations experience, Sheila Kloefkorn is dedicated to developing marketing strategies and plans that help clients succeed. Some of the world's largest brands have depended on Sheila for marketing programs that delivered tangible and substantial results. Specialties: B2B marketing, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales strategy, marketing strategy, competitive marketing strategy, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), mobile marketing,, email marketing, website design, marketing plans.