What is good content ?

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Hello, i have been doing my homework on seo and internet marketing, still not applying any action because of fear of losing money and no roi, i will get out of this rut but anyway, what is considered good content.
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  • Profile picture of the author kellymonaghan
    Honest content, written from the heart.

    Writing to please some sort of unseen SEO god is a recipe for a lackluster site, IMO.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      You know it when you see it.

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    • Profile picture of the author Nile Vincent
      Good content will help your reader's...your potential clients and customers...

      Anything that's of decent value related to the specific discussion etc is
      considered good content...

      Such as this post...answering your question...I would consider good content
      because it possibly helps you...at least I hope so...

      Just give 'em what you would want to be given...good quality original
      information...that's got the 'meat and potatoes' served up front...
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    • Profile picture of the author Janice Stacy
      Originally Posted by kellymonaghan View Post

      Honest content, written from the heart.
      Don't you think it will turn into a love story? :p
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    • Originally Posted by kellymonaghan View Post

      Honest content, written from the heart.

      Writing to please some sort of unseen SEO god is a recipe for a lackluster site, IMO.
      I think the research content is more powerful then copyright trash.
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  • Depends on the niche. It should, however, always deliver the value your readers are looking for. Something that is engaging and easy to read. Ideally it should be formatted in a way that encourages the reader to keep going.

    Minimal spelling/grammar issues.

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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      Good content is writing that serves no SEO purpose but it's written because it's related to your website's theme. If you've picked a competitive niche, you should have no problem finding stuff to write about. Pretend like you're writing to impress. Put forth your best efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author NddS777
    While your question is a vague one with many possible answers, I think it is safe to say that "good content" is unique content that engages your audience and serves its intended purpose (btw, always know what that is). It should make your customers/readers want to buy your product, share your information, and keep coming back for more. If it's for the web, it should probably also be optimized for search.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    risk and reward!

    Simply what it states. Good content is content that is not redistributed but originally written providing a value to the marketplace or reader!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerryrus
    Personally, I see good content as content that provides a solution to a specific problem and/or helps the end reader move one step closer to their goals. It's written with passionate in easy to understand terminology, just like you are speaking to a friend
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  • Profile picture of the author Clautusoar
    Thanks guys
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  • Profile picture of the author Khondoker
    Good content? Forget about SEO and search engine- target your readers!
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    • Profile picture of the author bgr
      Good content is when you offer something that no one else does. Evey one has a unique view on things that is where you start.

      If you write about things you do not know you content most likely sucks. SO you might as well stick to things you know or enjoy reading about.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dani78
        Good content is content written for users
        not to please Google.

        Having said that, don't be afraid to test things
        or lose and not get roi. Then you'll lose time (maybe
        years). Also, thats the real way to know what really
        works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Darch
    Good content is the one which you write for your readers and not for Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukeblower
    Good content covers the pains, wants and needs of your readers. If you want it to be sticky, that is!
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Prince
      Just look at every website you regularly visit. They produce good content.
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  • Profile picture of the author EsferaSoft
    Good content is Fresh Content and Easy Language because the User is easily to gain the information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Luck
    To write good content, several things need to happen:

    1) Be trustworthy

    2) Be honest

    3) Be compelling

    4) Be helpful

    5) Be creative

    6) Be resourceful

    7) Be entertaining

    Combine all of those and you'll have good content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Lopes
    You have to know who your audience is and then write to them.
    Once you have that figured out, it helps if its helpful, worth reading, entertaining, etc..

    If you've ever came back to a website because of an article you read, chances are you ran into good content.
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  • Profile picture of the author uklistingz
    The good content is which is meaningful, written for user, optimized and meaningful information, so when reader read it should enjoy and get the information what intend to looking for !
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    A good content is something that can engage a reader to move or to have an action. Let us face it, we write and create content to influence, to sell, etc. You will know you have a good content when someone made an action based on your content.

    A good content is always successful in relaying and influencing his reader's minds and action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketeranas
    A good content is one that gives value to your reader and provides your visitor a delight of what he is looking for
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  • Profile picture of the author Tamalkrishna
    Originally Posted by Clautusoar View Post

    Hello, i have been doing my homework on seo and internet marketing, still not applying any action because of fear of losing money and no roi, i will get out of this rut but anyway, what is considered good content.
    Good content is what you write from your heart. Good content is what you write genuinely to help people. Good content is where you put all your knowledge to create it and make it the best you can make.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alice12345
      Originally Posted by Tamalkrishna View Post

      Good content is what you write from your heart. Good content is what you write genuinely to help people. Good content is where you put all your knowledge to create it and make it the best you can make.
      Agree no more!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alice12345
    For me, good content is something that reader went into your site and they found what they want.

    Just rmb:
    -Not a lot of words means a good content.
    -Straight to the point with your title
    -Keep it story and interesting.

    Probably, the main point is the...
    Keep it HOT!
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Haven't seen anyone give examples so here are some in the IM niche....

    How I Built A Top 100 Blog In 12 Months & How You Can Do It Too!

    How to Launch a Brand New Website (with a Bang!) – The Ultimate Guide

    Discover 34 Ways To Increase Your Blogs Email List : NicheHacks

    Time Sensitive: How to Reach 100,000,000 Unique Visitors in Just 6 Months

    Link Building Case Study: How I Increased My Search Traffic by 110% in 14 Days

    Comes in different forms but it's usually in-depth and more detailed than any other similar article, references others and links out to other sources, gives examples and case studies, goes above and beyond and it will have a lot of comments and social shares.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alleyi
    Good content actually means content that should be unique without any duplication as well as it should be relevant and informative and easy to understand
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  • Profile picture of the author Assignmentwriter
    Good content should be unique and creative.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Very few things are truly unique. Whatever you're doing chances are someone has done it or very similar so your content need not be 100% unique to be considered good content.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    From the heart, passionate information which addresses some problem suffered by your target market.

    Good content solves, then converts
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared L
    Good content lies within the writer.

    Anything that is written with heart and soul, I will consider them good content. You can fell them as you read.

    Cheers!

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  • Profile picture of the author ElainePete
    Good content is the one which uses the keywords extremely well, with the proper density. Usually, the keyword density is around 2-3% of the whole content.
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  • Profile picture of the author josep88
    It's much better to write content that is relevant to your topic. You want your keywords to be denser towards the top of your article.
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    • Profile picture of the author Johnnik
      If you had good content with you you don't want to worry about the traffic and all it will automatically comes to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Just write. The question is, what are you writing about? That's why you need to understand your target audience, narrow down your niche, do KWA, and understand your narrow niche. You need to be an expert in your field.

    A good writer writes to his / her audience. You need to feel the pain points of your audience, and offer solution to their problems.

    IM is not for the feint-hearted, get off your fears and write! But do you know what you'll be generating content about?
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    my clients ask me this all the time.

    Bascically its the frank kern approach here....

    which is....

    You need to give your prospect stuff, for FREE that they can go away and not only make money with it, but come back to you again and again and crave more.

    That is what business success is all about. Wanting to help, but actually helping.

    Leaving them flabbergasted, and saying hey if this is what xx can do for me for FREE, imagine if I PAY him for his expertise.

    Help first, and the money will follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Good content is appealing content, with information that helps your reader learn something and desire to learn more… by purchasing your products or trusting your services.





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  • Profile picture of the author littledan
    Good content is written with the reader in mind and not search engines. Ignore searching for the best keywords and trying to cram them in and writing your content around them, it simply doesn't work and you end up with terrible articles. The same goes for article spinners.

    Regarding getting started. Don't hold back getting started through fear of failure. I can guarantee that some things you try will go well, some will go even better than you expect, some will be disappointing and others will be a complete waste of time. Trouble is you won't know which is which without taking action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    Stop the madness! You can read a lot of poor quality answers on this page to get a quick understanding of what good content is not.

    Notice it's not fluff & filler like "Good Content is special because people like it" or "hahaha... a bird just flew into my window"

    The last part might not have been what you were thinking, I know.

    But the birds love flying into my window and that one made me question life and rethink my agenda. So here goes, your answer in plain text.

    Good (or great) content helps people.

    It provides a solution to a problem, answers a question, motivates or in some way or another reveals something the reader did or did not know before in a way that leaves the reader feeling as if they just read, watched or listed to the best content ever.

    Look at the greats, (insert the famous business names you know and love here). They all have one thing in common. They understand presentation and how to deliver content in a way that you feel like it's high quality, even though sometimes it isn't.

    People will rarely remember your name, where you grew up, or the name of your kid.

    But they'll always remember the way you made them feel.

    So if you can master the way you make people feel with your content, you'll have the highest quality content possible. And I think that's what we're all after, isn't it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Suzy Berry
    Good content... At first, it should be unique, intersting, to be easily read by a computer. and it shouldn't look like everyone else's.
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  • Profile picture of the author dancoc
    High quality articles written with a keyword density not bigger than 3 percent. You don't have to write them yourself nowadays. You can go for one of these sites that gets you content.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Black 68
      Originally Posted by Suzy Berry View Post

      Good content... At first, it should be unique, intersting, to be easily read by a computer. and it shouldn't look like everyone else's.
      Originally Posted by dancoc View Post

      High quality articles written with a keyword density not bigger than 3 percent. You don't have to write them yourself nowadays. You can go for one of these sites that gets you content.
      I'm sorry guys, but writing content that can be easily read by computer, Google or just for keyword density doesn't sound like 'good content' to me.
      I'm not a robot.

      If your watching TV or a movie, are you more concerned about how many frames per second there are?, or would you rather watch an interesting program / film?
      We need to write for our audience - the end user.

      People, including ourselves (we are the consumers as well as the creators) want to be entertained or to have our emotions moved.
      We want to feel something, happy or sad, excited or angry, anything but numb.
      We don't want to count keywords.

      The whole internet if flooded with spun, uninteresting content that might please Google, but it doesn't please me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vasilev
    emotional content
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Learn how to do better marketing online. Good content is content that makes people want to subscribe to your blog or newsletter, and come back for more.... no matter how much time you update your site/blog/newsletter.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Learn how to do better marketing online. Good content is content that makes people want to subscribe to your blog or newsletter, and come back for more.... no matter how much time you update your site/blog/newsletter.
      You were telling us in another thread just a couple of days ago you didn't put much effort into your blog and published anything that was 'cohesive' because you have better things to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jtraits
    good content is the one that you know it, you can elaborate with it and you can write many things. the way to deliver it is another story...
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    This is a biased answer. Good content is content that has been given a lot of thought and time. I can and do write on tons of topics, but the cost has to justify the means. When I have a client paying more for my services, I can produce amazing work. This will include:

    Content that is highly researched.
    Different viewpoints from what is the standard in the industry.
    Content that links out to resources and has been planned perfectly.

    When you are able to spend time on content, you can write 2000 word pieces that have readers glued to the screen. These articles rank highly in Google, get natural shares and come up for a ton of keywords. This, to me, is what good content is about. Your content needs to flow well, it needs to attract shares and your content needs to be unique. Everyone is tired of the same articles rewritten at $5 for 500 words.

    Think outside of the box. Will someone trust your site if it is filled with unreadable text and has the same regurgitated content?

    P.S. P.S. P.S. Relax on KW density. I have many clients with 10 keywords that want them all in a 500 word article 3+ times. These keyword phrases, used this often, kill the way the article flows.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Good content is something that provides value to the reader. The reader must walk away with something gained after reading your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author chris07
    Depending on your niche. If you're are in the golf niche. Then an example of a good content would be "How to improve your swing" or "Where to find the best golf clubs at the best price"
    Pretty much anything that provide value to your audience .
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    • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
      Originally Posted by chris07 View Post

      Depending on your niche. If you're are in the golf niche. Then an example of a good content would be "How to improve your swing" or "Where to find the best golf clubs at the best price"
      Pretty much anything that provide value to your audience .
      But that's not really an example of good content is it. Sounds kinda generic and could be good or could be bad depending on the quality of the post.

      Just answering your audiences questions isn't enough if you answer them badly or don't go into enough detail.

      You need to answer them in the most definitive way their question has ever been answered and then some to make REALLY great content.
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  • -Engaging.
    -Informative.
    -Well-written (this can mean different things depending on the site or intended audience).
    -Entertaining.
    -Original.
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  • Profile picture of the author chetanpatel
    Good content has unique importance for all like: website, blog, article etc. It helps to attract more visitors and audiences. A good content always should be clear (without grammatical and spelling errors) attractive, understood and subject/niche specific. It also should be powerful to advertise your Aim in market.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicah
    Good content is what keeps your audience satisfied and brings it back to you over and over again. You should keep in mind that a good content also means perfect grammar, at least out of respect for your readers
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    Don't reinvent the Wheel. Just look what's out there on Google in your niche and add value. Make longer in depth posts, add video, create Images.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniblow
    A captivating headline that delivers nothing short of what it says, and also goes ahead to include ancillary perspectives, but still leaves the reader craving for more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    Good content is for me when you can solve the problems of your readers because that's the reason why people search the internet to find solutions. Write content around that and your traffic will increase!
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  • Profile picture of the author flyingdutch
    Good content is stuff that people will read.
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  • Profile picture of the author Javisito
    Good content is helping as others said!

    I recall when I was working as a telemarketer before my online business my coach told me selling is good as long as you do it for the customers, the day you are not doing that it is time to stop selling, in my opinion that goes for online selling and content aswell.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    There are characteristics of good content.

    1. It should be readable, concise and original.
    2. Optimize the content for your keywords then you are good to go.
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