1. Writing, creating optimal content
Content and its quality determines for which search queries we appear and how we rank in the search results.
A website usually has a narrower or broader but well-defined subject matter. Site owners want the pages of the website to rank as high as possible in search results for queries related to this subject matter.
Thus, pages that are related (relevant) to this subject matter will help the site in SEO. Unrelated content will "dilute" the site's relevance to the topic.
Inbound and outbound links can also make or break relevance. Links are what make the internet the internet, so it's natural that what we link to means something.
For example, the websites of web design companies often receive inbound links from the websites they have created, and they also link to them on their references pages. For example, they get a link from a baby shoe ecommerce site, a gardening blog, a DIY store website, etc. This is not necessarily a good thing, as these sites have nothing to do with the topic of web design.
Useful and Well-Edited
Just like content published on any other medium, content on a website does not have to be of a certain length (it does not have to contain a certain number of words or characters) to be successful.
The important thing is that what we publish is useful to our visitors.
To achieve this, we first need to know what is the purpose of the content: to inform? To answer a question from a prospective customer? To inspire visitors? Providing help with something? Entertainment?
For example, if the purpose of the content is to educate, then the content should aim to provide real information. It should not be a mere repetition of knowledge found elsewhere, but should at least add some unique insight, conclusion, approach, etc.
Depending on the topic, a piece of content of 100 and 100 000 words can be useful. Quality does not depend on length. It's not the number of words that authors should look at, but whether the topic promised by the page title is covered. Content should be
- as long as necessary to explain the subject defined by the title,
- as short as possible without compromising comprehensibility.
Being well-edited also means that the text is enjoyable to read, and there are no typos or factual errors.
If the content is meant to be evergreen, will be frequently visited, if it is a website of high prestige or if it is a website offering high value products or services, it is definitely worth having your content edited.
If you are interested in tips on what is quality, useful content, how to create it, and what does it mean that a piece of content is user and search engine friendly, check out the page Quality Content: What Is It, Why It Is Important and How to Create It?