7 Characteristics Of Strong Content

Posted by Michael Auer on Nov 29, 2017 9:57:42 AM

7 Characteristics Of Strong ContentDeveloping strong content that is of high quality and in a great enough quantity is one of the biggest challenges B2B marketers face today. Content that converts can be difficult to create and often times can take several edits before a final draft can be established. When analyzing your current content or developing new pieces, there are 7 characteristics you should look for.

Opens Strong

Good writing can become addictive and it’s your first sentence that provides the initial hook. Crafting a strong opening sentence is worth the time, as even those who scan catch that first line. Don’t bury the lead. Clearly communicate the purpose of your work in as few words as possible. This will increase the initial impact your words have on the reader, thus creating intrigue and a reason to read on.

Answers A Question

What are the questions your target audience is asking? When developing blog titles and content ideas, it’s important to focus on what information your prospects are looking for. When researching a product, consumers tend to enter questions into their search bar. When your title or content answers that question, you are likely to be found organically.

Educates The Reader

Often times B2B buyers are not aware of a solution or even their need for it. Strong content seeks to educate the reader and provide solutions that fit their specific need. Offering tips that help a company grow without making a purchase provides great exposure and an opening to begin communications with truly interested prospects.

Changes Perspectives

True thought leadership challenges the norm and changes people’s perspective on a given topic. When a piece is persuasive enough to alter someone’s thinking or long-held beliefs, you know you have a strong piece of content. The power of persuasion plays a key role in marketing and advertising. Knowing your topic, finding a solution and having the facts to back it up will allow you to change minds.

Clarifies Complex Ideas

When dealing in the tech space, there are often complex ideas and principles that need to be communicated in order to show the value of a new product or service. In this case, graphics, infographics and even video can be used to simplify your concepts. When creating a written work, be sure to include charts, visual descriptions and diagrams that further explain your writing.

Designed To Be Easily Digestible

Images, whitespace, bullet points, subheadings and numbered lists are all simple ways to make your written content more easily digestible. With such a high percentage of people scanning the content they consume, optimizing the layout and design of your content has never been more important.

Guides A Prospect Through The Buying Cycle

The underlying goal of most content is to draw in prospects and convert them to leads. This can only happen if you are providing them value at every stage of the buyer’s journey and nurturing them through the process. Building a relationship through sharing ideas and content will pay off when it comes time to close a deal.

Founded in 1990, Winn Technology Group is a leading provider of global, multi-channel marketing solutions for the technology industry.   For both direct and channel sales, Winn supports demand creation, account-based marketing, channel management, digital marketing, social media, teleprospecting, lead nurturing, event marketing, database services, and inbound response management. 

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