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What does the term 'Quality content' mean to you?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Simas9, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Simas9

    Simas9 Elite Member

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    It is not a secret that quality content is vital in nowadays SEO but it is a too wide of a concept and most people understand it differently. So I am interested to hear how do our fellow members see it...

    The basic answer that comes to my mind is that it must answer the question/give info to the user who is searching for it. When I build/update my sites I usually just order 5 bucks/500 words article from the BST section there. The quality is not too golden but the articles are unique and readable. When I upload those articles to my websites I always mingle 3-4 LSI keywords in, I always add at least one HQ picture (keywords in alt tags/title of course, sometimes I add a couple videos... I would guess the quality of most of my articles is 7/10 mostly because I don`t have a really quality content writer who could dig really deep into my subjects.

    Thanks for your shared thoughts :)
     
  2. Repairguy

    Repairguy Newbie

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    Quality content I believe provides insight on the subject and references general related knowledge. The key is the insightful perspective, and a content writer who doesn't ride horses probably won't know too much about the intricacies of horse riding shoes or whatever mundane niche he happens to be writing for. In my opinion, quality writers are highly underpaid and underappreciated. Why should the content writer care when just to learn extensively about the particular niche would take longer than to write a somewhat presentable and professional essay? Especially if he's getting five bucks for the damn thing.
     
  3. cyberjunkie

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    as in most things, you get what you pay for.
    anyone who is not a subject matter expert on
    whatever your random 5.00 article is about,
    is unqualified to deliver real quality content.

    You are very lucky inmy opinion to even reach
    a 7 out of 10 quality score for 5.00 on a 500
    word article. I've tried it, it doesn't work for
    me.
     
  4. GlobalP

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    Quality in my opinion can be a few things. An enjoyable read, learning new information, or providing the answer to the question asked.
     
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    When an article for keyword "how to install a window" doesn't say: "first open windows explorer then for how to install a window in windows you will need..."
     
  6. canuckle83

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    where can I get a rating on my article, to check my article score?
     
  7. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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    Oh quality articles can be written for $5.00, trust me ;)
     
  8. cyberjunkie

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    I'm sure they can, I just have not had that experience in the
    BST section of this forum.
     
  9. RightInTwo

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    I try to write all my content how I would like to see it as a user. Post panda, google really emphasizes content that is useful to the user, the whole reason why they are searching. If you write content that is what you think you would find helpful as a searcher, you are going down the right track.
     
  10. Isis

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    You wont get quality content for $5.00.

    You get what you pay for as the saying goes.
     
  11. GlobalP

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    I wouldn't be so sure about that. I have a American native English speaker that I pay .75 per 100 words and the quality is great. I have another service I use that will follow all my directions to SEO an article including density, h1-h3 tags and more and the content I get from them is pretty good.

    Don't get me wrong it took me a while to find these writers but they are particularly good and have a good price.
     
  12. -Jericho-

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    Ok but how does google know that this is the case? Maybe you would say time on page and bounce rate but what if I just had a really long crappy article that kept someone on the page longer?

    I don't think there is a clear answer to this since Google can't have a human reviewer read every page. My guess is they use an algorithm that calculates the average time and bounce rate for pages on the same topic. But if it were a huge factor than we still wouldn't see so much crappy content online ranking over good content.
     
  13. 75INZ

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    I beg to differ ;)
     
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    Quality content to me is the content that people will enjoy and appreciate when read them.
     
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    Exactly. Well said Jericho...

    There is SO much myth around the whole unique/dupe content subject.

    Quality content is ONLY relevant for users/readers. It matters when you have people on a page and you want to engage them and build authority. Quality content will increase AdSense click through as people will stay longer and bookmark a site to return to. If it's good enough then people will subscribe and download your ebooks, giving you multiple stabs at AdSense/CPA/lead-gen or whatever you're monetising with.

    Spending a lot of resource on putting real quality content onto articles/2.0s and external ranking content is wasted. Reasonable and readable is what matters. These external assets need to be treated as commercial time invested to produce back link placeholders - not personal soap boxing on a subject.

    The neural processing required to distinguish between 'quality' content and medium quality content is massive. Add languages into the mix and non-English speaking writers to mess with grammar, and it becomes nigh on impossible to distinguish between what a human would call quality or not. It can be done, but not by a google bot or indexing spider!

    Do not fall into the trap of thinking that every submission has to be a work of art - or like many broke artists everywhere, you'll end up producing very beautiful to look at, but zero commercial output, results. If you want to soapbox on a subject, you've got to build an audience first - get them to your site!
     
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    FOr me good content is content that informes the reader in a clear manner. An enjoyable read is a huge plus also...
     
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    Whenever I create a page on any of my websites I do whatever I can to make it as high quality as possible. The goal is to get the page shared as much as possible but more importantly linked to as much as possible. You'd be surprised just spending some time adding quality images and good information will get you natural links over time. It's more of a long term strategy than a short term one, but give it a year and you'll have some pretty powerful pages.