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Content Engineering: The Major Benefits (+Examples)


In my previous article, I looked at some of the ways that you can develop effective content. In this article, I want to look at some of the benefits of content engineering to content developers. Follow me as we are going to be considering this in this article.

What is content engineering?

Content Engineering refers to the issues related to the use of content in a computer-facilitated environment. This talks about how content are researched and created as well as how users are expected to make use of content that is been produced. This will ensure that the writer or organization is able to produce content that will convert their prospects.

Content engineering always involves:

#1 Content production

This has to do with how the entire content is being published, It also involves how you research your content, gather opinions and write your content. Most times, you will need to involve several departments, most especially those that relate directly to customers and prospects in order to create contents that will convert your prospects to customers.

#2 Content management

Content management highlight how you can produce content, edit content or delete content. It will also highlight those that are empowered to edit and delete content. This will ensure that every individual that needs to manage controls is given the necessary privileges in order to achieve their goals.

#3 Content modelling

Another aspect of content engineering is content modelling. Content modelling will assist you in designing content in such a way that it will be of interest to your target audience. Before you can do this successfully, you need to really understand your target audience. This will allow you to put them into consideration when you are designing your content. When you are doing this, you are going to create content that will wow your target audience. 

#4 Content conversion 

This has to do with the process of designing content that can convert your target audience. It allows you to consider all the elements that a landing page should have. This will allow you to design content that can properly project your products and services to your target audience. This will definitely increase the conversion rate of your products and services. 

#5 Content use

Content engineering also has to do with content use. It has to take into consideration those that will be using the content generally. It must also consider what your target audience is looking for in your content. This will allow you to put all resources into use in order to ensure that your content meets the need of your target audience. This is very essential in order to increase the conversion rate for your products and services. 

#6 Content Repurposing  

Another aspect of content engineering has to do with content repurposing. This happens when you need to pick up content that is written by others and use it for another purpose entirely. This will allow you to pick up content that is written by others, add your own input and share such content with your target audience. This can also help you in converting prospects to customers. 

Now the benefits…


#1 Reducing production costs

First and foremost, content engineering can help with the reduction of production costs by helping with marketing research. If you identify your target audience, you may spend less trying to convince them to buy your product. This will also assist in reducing wastage that comes with trying to convince prospects that are not part of your target audience. 

#2 Getting feedback 

If you plan your content strategy well, you will be able to get reactions and feedback after you might have published your content. This will allow you to come up with Key Performance Indicators that will help you to determine whether you are achieving your goals or not.  This will allow you to make the necessary adjustments so that you can achieve your content marketing goals. 

5 Major Considerations In Web Content Writing

In my previous article, I have talked about some of the elements of good content. In this article, I want to look at some of the major considerations when you are engaging in web content writing as a Blogger or web content developer. Follow me as we are going to look at that in this article.

#1 Readability

The very first thing that you need to consider when it comes to web content writing is that your content must be readable. When it comes to readability it does not really have to do with grammatical errors and blunders. Although it is not good to present content that has grammatical errors to your reader. But if you want your content to be readable, you must learn to write in short sentences. You also have to avoid writing long paragraphs. Learn to write in simple sentences and readers will stay longer on your website.

#2 Simple

In order to lay emphasis on what I have said earlier when you are presenting your article, You need to make sure that your content is very simple. You need to write in short paragraphs and simple English. Please note that your mobile readers must not scroll down before they can see the beginning and end of your paragraph.

Also, the fact that we said your content must be simple does not mean that you should not research your topic. You need to take time to learn more about the topic. Try and understand what others have written about the topic. It is always better to come up with another perspective on the topic when you want to drive traffic to your website. It is good at times to be controversial.

#3 Effective

Also, you need to understand that good content must be effective. What do we mean by the effectiveness of content? It means that your content must achieve the exact purpose that you want the content to achieve. All content must have a Call To Action. You also need to understand that the Call to Action must be clear and visible to your audience. If your audience does not understand the action that you want them to take after reading your content, then you have not written good content.

#4 Understandable

It is also important that your content adds to the body of knowledge. When you are writing your content, you need to make your presentation in such a way that your readers understand your point of view. It is not good for your readers to be confused further after reading your content. That is why you as a person must have an in-depth knowledge of a topic before you start writing.

#5 Identifiable to the reader

It is also important that your content is identifiable to the reader. That means your readers must be able to associate with your content. Your content has to address their concern. It must answer the questions that your readers have been asking. This is the reading of why you have to identify your audience personae. You need to know what they are looking for in your content and make sure that your content addresses their concern.

Please note that your content can be in form of text, articles, PDFs, Press Releases, news, videos, and banners among others.

Action Point
PS: If you would like to have an online course on any of the courses that you found on this blog, I will be glad to do that on an individual and corporate level, I will be very glad to do that because I have trained several individuals and groups and they are doing well in their various fields of endeavour. Some of those that I have trained include staff of Dangote Refinery, FCMB, Zenith Bank, and New Horizons Nigeria among others. Please come on Whatsapp and let’s talk about your training. You can reach me on Whatsapp HERE. Please note that I will be using Microsoft Team to facilitate the training. 

I know you might agree with some of the points raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We would appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.


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