The beauty of the web is in its flexibility to transform to meet individuals’ needs. But it takes due diligence on our part as developers and content editors to make sure that content is provided in a way that assistive technologies can use to present the information in different ways. If done properly, this ensures that all information you provide on the web is available to everyone regardless of physical, cognitive, or technological limitations.
From a marketer’s perspective, good Web content does two things:
First, it helps people find you. Google and other search engines rank only pages with valuable, relevant, high-quality content.
Then, it drives action. Or, in Web speak, it converts. It turns your site visitors into patients, donors, job applicants — or whatever else fits your specific goals.
The benefits of good content are clear. But what is good content? How do you know what to include? Where do you start?
I love learning and talking about content strategy. And writing. And editing. Oh, and style guides. Man, do I love a good style guide. Seriously. It totally pumps me up.
Luckily, at Geonetric, I’m surrounded by people who feel the same way. And just last week, four of us braved Midwestern road construction season and drove north to Minneapolis for Confab Central 2015, a content strategy conference.
At the end of January, I had a chance to share the top three trends to focus on in health care digital marketing for 2015. If you missed it, please feel free to download the session or watch the video. I answered some great questions, but there were certainly more I couldn’t get to within the hour. So let’s answer them now!
What makes a great hospital or health system? The amenities? The number of happy patients? What about the people who represent the brand – your doctors and providers?
Trinity Mother Frances needed a more organized Web presence that accurately represented their superb quality of care, growing roster of employed and affiliated providers, and its vast locations throughout their area. A responsive website was a necessity, too, in order to accommodate the growing number of mobile device users in the East Texas region.
Trinity Mother Frances and Geonetric paired up to create a fresh, spacious design that tells their story as a historic health care provider in East Texas while highlighting their many physicians and providers, and award-winning care and treatment.
On Sunday afternoon, while my husband hunkers down in his man cave for an afternoon of football, I find myself at peak homeowner performance: Cleaning, fixing, and organizing.
There’s something satisfying for me when I pull out all the contents of a drawer or closet, decide what I need to keep and what I can donate to the local resale stores. It feels like a job well done: The clutter is out and sanity in my space is restored.
That’s probably why I enjoy being a content strategist.