November 19, 2017

What are Your Competitors Writing About?


Whether it’s for your small business blog or newsletter, researching what your competition is writing about will benefit you in two important ways:
  1. You will have something with which to compare your own content strategy and your execution of it.
  2. It’ll trigger new content ideas and topics to write about.
After you've assembled a list of blogs to inspect, these are the things to pay attention to:
  • layout and design (look and feel)
  • ease of reading and interaction
  • keywords and topics covered
  • writing style and formatting
  • frequency and consistency
  • the value offered
Now consider:
  • How does your content measure up?
  • What holes do you need to fill?
  • What can you do to improve? Make a plan.
You don't have any competition, you say? OK follow this same process and research others in your industry or servicing the same target market. You'll get the same benefits.

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