Content Management – 101
The phrase Content Management has entered into our lexicon in the past decade and is now used every day by web developers interested in driving more quality traffic to their client’s website. So what is content management? First I think is important to understand what the word content means relative to web development.
In media production and publishing, content is information and experiences that provides value for an end-user/audience in specific contexts. ( source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_(media_and_publishing)
This means well written text, images, video, audio and appealing graphics that enhance the end user’s experience on your site. In other words you want develop quality, relevant content on your site so that user’s will spend more time on your site and convert to a buying customer.
Content Management – The Driver of Traffic!
Content management, or CM, is the set of processes and technologies that support the collection, managing, and publishing of information in any form or medium. When stored and accessed via computers, this information has come to be referred to, simply, as content or, to be precise, digital content.
When it comes to Content Management I like to break it down into two categories: Non Optimized Content and Optimized Content. For the most part – clients submit Non Optimized Content for their website. This is information they provide about the products and services they offer to their customers. (end user) It is classified as Non Optimized Content because client’s typically do not understand on Page Optimization, nor have the time to research, how to optimize each page on their site.
Why do you have to have your content optimized? Because the search engines will crawl over a site that is optimized vs. a non optimized one. As a small business what do you do? The best plan would be to have a web developer that can be your partner in developing robust content that is desired by your end user and that ranks well in the search engine.