Optimizing Your Content for Your Target Audience

April 21, 2011
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As  you get more and more immersed in writing and publishing content for business, you need to take your target audience into consideration is a big way. It isn’t enough to just write. You need to target your audience. 

Your marketing plan

As  you get more and more immersed in writing and publishing content for business, you need to take your target audience into consideration is a big way. It isn’t enough to just write. You need to target your audience. 

Your marketing plan

When you write your marketing plan at the very beginning of your social media marketing strategy implementation, your target audience will probably be mentioned. However, when you are working with social media, your target audience is not always a static entity. In other words, you may have identified a target audience initially but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will end up targeting the same audience over time. So, how do you identify the appropriate target audience for your business and how do you customize your content for those audiences?

  • For your niche: One of the main focuses of your content is to gear it to your niche or industry. You can no longer rely on print media to share valuable and informative information in the broad and comprehensive way that it was once communicated but this has opened the door to a tremendous opportunity online. You can now position yourself online as a subject matter expert (SME) so that you can build credibility and the relationships that you form will prove to be valuable over time.
  • For your clients and prospects: As is always the case, when you provide content for your customers and prospective customers to read, your content is offering them a solution to their problems and it is answering their questions easily and in a precise manner. That content is generally in the form of a blog post, which has effective and appropriate keywords and key phrases, can be found easily by your audience and is intuitive when it comes to giving them what they need and want.
  • For your clients to make use of: Another excellent approach when it comes to your content is to offer content that is easy for your clients to use. You should think about the content as a type of sales tool. Your ultimate goal is to sell your products and/or services and in this case, you are not selling directly. Instead, you are getting your clients to sell for you. If your clients are loyal to you and your business, they won’t have any problem telling other people about your offerings. You will never run the risk that your clients are not being genuine when they speak about your offerings because they truly believe in what you are selling. Sincerity is an extremely powerful magnet when it comes to buying.
  • For your consumers: As one business to another, you can gear your content to your consumers. Sharing content is an excellent way to reach them like you have never been able to reach them before. The messages in your content need to be very precise and it is of vital importance that you as the business owner build a strong relationship with them directly. No middle people are required. Even if your consumers are already loyal to your brand, you should make the effort to take the deeper dive into having a human relationship with them. It will enhance the entire business experience.

Conclusion

There are many different ways to target your content to your target audience. As is and will always be the case, you main objective is to fulfill the needs of others. It is of little importance how wonderful you and your offerings are if you are not able to solve the problems of your clients and prospects. Always remember to keep WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?) at the forefront of your mind. If you do that, they will want to be involved with you and your business and they will eventually buy what you are selling. If, on the other hand, you let the needs of your clients and prospects go by the wayside, you will be holding yourself and your business back tremendously. If, on the other hand, you provide the right audience with the right content, they will want to continue to interact with you and will gladly accept what you are offering.

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