July 12, 2020
COVID-19 is said to be the deadliest pandemic that has ever happened before and millions of people have died due to this. This pandemic has not yet said goodbye, rather the condition is becoming worse day by day. The prime reason for this is the unavailability of any vaccine against Coronavirus and negligence of people in some areas regarding the guidelines stated by the government.
Along with the people, businesses also have suffered a huge loss due to this pandemic. But there are some businesses, that despite this time of crisis have been trying their hard to fight this situation and maintain their position in the market. And rightly so, you cannot just blame the situation and do nothing for the survival of your business. We know the time tough but remember, efforts made now will be fruitful for you in the future.
One of the best things that you can do now is to keep preparing & posting relevant and informative content. This is something that will be very helpful for any business to keep the audience engaged on the web and maintain good relationships. Reading this post will tell you why regularly posting new & unique content during this coronavirus outbreak is necessary and how it is going to help you.
Due to this COVID-19 situation, most of the people are doing work from home and it is seen that the time spent by them on digital devices has increased significantly. Now, when people are using the internet more than they used to, the chances that your content will be read also becomes high.
Especially, your target audience will look for required products or services more and if you are there for them with the informative piece of content, they will spend time to see what you have to offer. In this way, you will experience a boost in the web traffic and that eventually will help SERP rankings.
Now, when people are spending more time on the digital platform, keeping them engaged will be easier for you with a helpful post related to your niche. This will show empathy towards your target audience and they might connect with you emotionally. If this happens, you will get some loyal clients for life.
It’s not that you just have to show up with the content on your website, but you also need to be active on social media platforms like Instagram & Facebook to fetch the attention of people from everywhere and keep them engaged. Because, it’s not always about sales, sometimes, you need people to interact and see what you have for them and this is the best time for that.
You never know which of your client is suffering from this Coronavirus and is under isolation. This virus plays more with mental health than it does harm to your body. Thus, it is important to distract quarantined customers so that they can relax a bit and recover quickly.
Now you must be thinking what role do you have to play in that? Yes, you can play a big role in distracting customers and remove negative thoughts from their minds with your informative, unique, and interesting posts.
You need to think about how you can help people with the posts related to your niche during these tough times. For example, if you belong to the food industry, you can create posts on how people can boost their immunity. Such posts will not only get their attention, but they will also help people become positive and stay distracted from this situation, especially those who are under house arrest.
You need to remember only generating sales will not help, it is also important to build good relationships to get the loyalty of people, and this is the best time to do that. Thus, try finding topics related to your niche that you think can help people and create interesting content on that.
Big, small, or medium everyone is facing the consequences of this COVID-19 pandemic and hoping for the things to get normal soon. But deep down, we all know that it will take some time and we all need to continue our living with this virus.
Being a business, you need to show people that you have not left them alone during this unfavorable condition. You need to encourage them to stay safe and tell them what they should do and what they should not during this condition. Ignoring them might portray a bad image of your brand and your customers & audience will think that you don’t care about them, and this is not a good sign.
This is the time when you need to focus on creating content that is related to this current scenario, whichever way is it in. For example, you can educate people about guidelines stated by the government, you can tell them what role are you playing in fighting this situation out, or even you can provide free online stuff related to your niche so that people can utilize this house arrest situation.
This all might sound you useless or even ridiculous, but believe us, considering this will provide more value in the future that you cannot even imagine. Again and again, we are saying that this is the time to build relationships not to push sales.
This is the most important reason why you should keep creating content even during this time of crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘Content is the King’, you might have seen this phrase a number of times in our blog posts as well as others, and this phrase is true because the content is a must to build authority on the digital platform.
You must know, that content is your investment that can give amazing benefits in the future. Content is required for building authority, brining traffic on your site, getting the attention of the target audience, creating awareness, and much more. Without content, you cannot even survive.
Communication is the best way to build relationships with customers and that requires content. Now, when the time is not favorable, communication becomes more important as through content you can empathize with people to show that you are with them.
So, creating content will not be wasted, it will definitely reap benefits in the future one way or the other.
As we said above, it’s not only about sales, building relationships is also important. And when the time is not good for the entire world, it is also advised not to be too pushy. Just stay in contact with your customers and target audience, this will show that you are not insensitive.
Just don’t think that when everything is falling and it is hard to get conversions, so why should I waste my resources & content to reach customers. If you have this thought in mind, then believe us, you cannot go anywhere. Even in our previous point, we have said that creating content will never be wasted, maybe late, but it will deliver. So, instead of generating sales, try to build a number of followers through your informative & engaging content.
We all are facing a financial crisis and every business has seen a massive drop in sales. Thus, we cannot expect high sales as of now, but we can expect more followers.
So, when you are not getting conversions, just focus on getting followers. Reconsider your call to action in your content and shift it from sales to follow.
Many people are under house arrest and the major form of entertainment they have is digital devices. They are spending most of their time on mobile phones scrolling social media feeds and searching for the things they like. If your target audience finds your content helpful and interesting, the chances of being followed become very high, especially under the current situation. So, keep preparing new ones.
Most of the businesses are updating content to their site on a regular basis even during these tough times, and the prime reason for doing that is to keep the audience engaged.
Another most important reason for businesses to post content regularly is to ensure their consistency. When you are trying to establish yourself in the market where there is fierce competition, consistency is always the key. Because you can only mark your presence when you stay consistent with whatever you do. Thus, this is why creating and posting content becomes necessary doesn’t matter how the situation or time is. Only you have to adjust to the situation while preparing the content, but creating content will remain constant.
Consistency is the way to success plus, you should know that the most popular search engine Google, always looks for fresh content, and if it is of great quality, only a better one than that can overpower. Thus, never be shy to create content, do it consistently and you will see the results.
Content is one of the pillars of digital marketing strategies of most businesses as, without content, they cannot tell the reason of their existence. Plus, another important thing to notice is, that building a site is impossible without content and even if you do somehow, it will never get the visibility. That is the reason why everyone says ‘content is the king.’
We all know the current situation of the world; every country is affected by this Coronavirus pandemic and no one knows when this situation will become better. Even businesses have faced a lot of due to this situation.
One of the most basic and important things that you can do is prepare content regularly and post it on your site. Along with that, you can also post engaging content on social media because you will get good visibility from the social platform as well. Doing this has several reasons and, this will not be a waste for you.
This post was prepared just to tell why you should keep creating content related to your business’s niche on a regular basis even during this COVID-19 pandemic. We hope, it would have cleared that creating & posting content will not waste your resources & time during this pandemic, rather, it will reap good benefits in the future.