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How to Drive Traffic to Your Website in 2022: Tips for Web Developers

Kerry Owston

Content Marketing Marketing SEO

  • Why is copywriting important and overcoming its challenges
  • Tactics that work in 2022
  • As any web developer knows, getting traffic to your site is essential. Without visitors, your site will never achieve its potential. One way to drive traffic to your site is through copywriting.

    Everyone knows the importance of SEO which involves including the right keywords in titles, main body copy and alt tags - while avoiding keyword stuff.

    A lesser-discussed strategy is copywriting, which is actually a very valuble tool in SEO.

    Why is copywriting important and overcoming its challenges

    Copywriting is the art of writing compelling and engaging content that encourages people to visit your site. By crafting compelling headlines and descriptions, you can entice people to click through to your site. Once they're on your site, it's important to keep them engaged with well-written and informative content.

    As the internet continues to evolve, search engines are getting smarter and more sophisticated. They are now able to more accurately match people with the content they are looking for. This means that publishers need to create content that is not only keyword-rich but also engaging and interesting.

    Gone are the days of simply stuffing a webpage with keywords in hopes of attracting traffic.

    In recent years, one of the biggest changes has been the introduction of RankBrain. This artificial intelligence system analyses how people interact with search results, and uses this information to improve the ranking of pages.

    One of the things that RankBrain looks at is how long people spend on a page. If people click on a result and then quickly return to the search results, it's a sign that they didn't find what they were looking for. This tells Google that the page isn't relevant or engaging, and so it will be ranked lower in future. 

    Now, more than ever, it is important to create content that people will actually want to read.

    This means including compelling images, interesting facts, and helpful information.

    The process of copywriting can be a challenge for those who are not used to writing large amounts of text. However, the copywriting industry is moving at a fast pace, and there are now tools available that website owners can use to express themselves clearly and concisely. These tools can help to transform the process of copywriting, making it easier and more efficient. By using these tools, website owners can save valuable time and energy, while still producing high-quality content that will appeal to their target audience.

    Examples include:

    Jasper AI

    A writing assistant that takes your basic premise for content and transforms it into marketable web content suitable for blogs and social media.

    Grammarly

    Ensure your web content meets a good standard of English for grammar and punctuation.

    Surfer SEO

    Use AI to analyse trends in what people are searching for and find paths to ranking for highly competitive keywords.

    Tactics that work in 2022

    Here are some copywriting tactics that you can use to drive traffic to your site in 2022:

    Use short, punchy descriptions

    Make your content easy to read and digest. In copywriting, word choice is everything. Short, punchy descriptions are easy for readers to digest and understand, making them more likely to engage with the text. In contrast, long-winded descriptions can be off-putting and difficult to follow.

    When writing copy, it is therefore important to strike the right balance between conciseness and clarity. Using active language and specific detail can help to make complex concepts more accessible, without compromising on precision.

    Include images and videos

    In an age where visual media is increasingly prevalent, it's important to know how to incorporate images and videos into your copywriting. When used effectively, visuals can help to break up text and add intrigue for the reader. In addition, carefully chosen visuals can also help to underscore key points and add impact to your writing. However, it's important to use visuals thoughtfully - too many images can be overwhelming, and poorly chosen visuals can actually detract from your message. 

    Focus on quality over quantity

    In an age of ever-decreasing attention spans, it is more important than ever to focus on quality over quantity in copywriting. Gone are the days when readers had the patience to wade through pages of text; today's reader wants information that is clear, concise, and to the point. A well-written piece of copy will deliver this information in an engaging and persuasive manner, without resorting to cheap tricks or filler content.

    Infuse a human touch

    In a world that is increasingly driven by technology, it is easy to forget the importance of human connection. However, recent studies have shown that businesses that infuse a human touch into their communications are more likely to succeed.

    As we move into 2022, this trend is only likely to continue. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the importance of supporting businesses that treat them like people, not just faceless customers. In order to stay ahead of the curve, businesses need to start rethinking their approach to communication.

    Instead of relying on technology to do the work for them, they need to focus on creating messages that resonate with their audience on a personal level. Only then will they be able to build the strong and lasting relationships that are essential for success in today's competitive marketplace.

    Create thoughtful content

    Today's consumers are more thoughtful in their decision-making process. They care about finding the right product or service to meet their needs, rather than making a quick decision.

    As a result, copywriting needs to reflect the benefits of your service in a way that shows people why they should choose you, without putting added pressure into the decision-making process. By doing so, you will be more likely to convert prospects into customers.

    Produce Informative copy

    Copywriting should share knowledge freely, without using excessive gateways. People want to associate with businesses that properly understand them, so businesses need to become concise about who they can help, how they will help, and why it matters to the people they want to serve.

    The goal is not to "trick" someone into buying something they don't need, but rather to educate them about a solution that can make their life better. Good copywriting will be clear, interesting, and easy to digest. It should answer the reader's questions and leave them feeling informed and confident about the product or service being offered. When done well, copywriting can be an invaluable tool for businesses of all sizes.

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