The Love-Hate Story: Content and SEO

Every SEO business is interesting in these major functions which include search engines, its algorithms, off-page and rankings. While fighting the battle of increasing the ranking of your website in Search Engine Results Page, it is often seen that there is always one villain when it comes to SEO. That villain is content. Now in the SEO battle, it is important to consider content, the role it playing and why it is considered a villain or the last option.

The Love-Hate Story: Content and SEO
The Love-Hate Story: Content and SEO

First thing first, what is the role of content in SEO? Let’s make a simple and think from a user’s mind. Whenever a user enters anything in the search engine it is basically to get some information and some answers to their queries. Surely, as the case goes you would not like to see any images or ads whenever searching for some information about some disease or other such information. From the SEO perspective, the information or answer, the user is looking for is content. And it is obvious that the user will get disappointed if he does not get the right information at the right time, and will most probably bounce from the website. So with this, the role and importance of content are very clear.

Now, why is neglected and considered the last option? Firstly, if you listening from the mouth of a content person, the whole scene will seem a hate story. But in reality, the love-hate best relationship between content and SEO is older than that.

Till now, content and SEO are considering different parts of the world as it is in the industries. And when it comes to lining these two different worlds for any business, it seems like bring two enemies together. Another reason why content and businesses are neglecting when it comes to lining up with SEO is restriction or guidelines of brands and businesses for content. The guidelines of SEO and quality content generation includes approval and the whole processing of content creation and approval makes the thought of content a headache for any SEO team. Even though we agreed that content creation is no joke and requires certain important skill sets to make into a reality but this should not be a reason to avoid it. After all, content is what is generated by businesses and requires people to consume it every minute and second in its search.

So, the moral of the stories is that SEO and content should be working together and work as very good life partners. Both departments’ strategies should be to be a consumer-first strategy. By consumer-first strategy, we mean that the primary focus should be consumer, their behaviour, search intent and what they want.

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