There’s a big difference between good content and great content.
You know great content when you see it; you’re immediately interested in consuming it and are inspired to share it.
However, creating great content isn’t so simple. It takes practice.
And while there are a lot of tools and best practices to follow to creating great content, below are 3 tips that I’ve found extremely useful in helping turn your content from good to great:
- Placement: This first step to making your content shine is placement. Are you putting your content in the right place? Are you sharing it on social media? Is it on your website? In order for your content to be great, it has to be visible. You have to be strategic to place your content in the areas that your target audience spends the most time, be it your social media profile, website or blog. If your content isn’t placed where your audience looks, it will never perform well because the people most interested in it won’t end up finding it.
- Relevancy: Once your content is found, the next factor that influences its performance is relevancy. Is your content relevant and interesting to your target audience? Does it align with their goals? In order for your content to be great, it has to resonate with the audience and make them feel something (inspired, curious, excited) that gets them to take action to share your post online, or talk about it with a friend. Posts that elicit feelings in your audience are much more likely to be shared.
- Quality: Placement and relevancy alone won’t get your content to go viral. In order for your content to perform fantastically, it has to be quality. Does it have links? Rich media? High-res images? Did you double-check your work? In order for your content to be shared repeatedly, it has to be of high quality. No one wants to share a blog post with spelling errors or a photo that’s blurry. Taking the time to ensure that your content meets high quality standards is critical to helping it perform well.
Creating great content isn’t easy.
However, if you place it in the right channels, make it relevant to the target audience and fill it with high quality images and media, you’ll be on the path to transforming your content from good to great.