Knowing Your Audience: How to Choose the Right Content for the Right People

Long gone are the days when online content was written for the benefit of Google alone. Packed with keywords and soullessly written simply to trick the bots into pushing the website up in search rankings, it didn’t make for enjoyable reading for real people. Thankfully, the online content of today is a whole different ball game. Original, engaging, juicy content that answers questions, enlightens or inspires online readers is the name of the game.

The key however, is delivering the right content to the right people. On these pages, you’ll find all kinds of advice on creating high quality travel content, from considering article length and structure, to using imagery to inspire your copy, to ensuring content works for mobile. Yet none of it matters if you don’t know who the content is for.

Knowing your audience is one of the foundation blocks of travel writing. It affects not just the subject matter, but the tone of voice, the language used, and even the style of the content. So read on to discover why you should be providing your content writing team with as much information about your target audience as you possibly can.

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Google’s New Digital Garage Highlights Why Pro Travel Content Writing is Vital

Back in March this year, Google premiered an ambitious new project called The Digital Garage. Billed as ‘a growth engine for digital skills’, The Digital Garage is designed to help British and European businesses grow their online presence by offering tutorials on a wide variety of digital marketing skills. They cover everything from web content to social media to search marketing, affording travel companies helpful insight into cementing an online presence.

Start working your way through the tutorials, and you’ll find something else becomes abundantly clear. That, for all these different forms of digital marketing, their success mainly depends on the quality of the written travel content.

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Faces Not Places: How Humans Make the Best Subjects for Your Travel Content

Gone are the days when we – as travel content consumers – drool over vivid descriptions of blue skies and calm seas. Behind us are the times when we fall head over heels with the described colours of the Sahara Desert. Lost are the moments when we devour articles that talk giddily about hidden gems, startling sunsets and dreamy cities.

Readers of travel content today are incredibly sophisticated, and exposed to more travel writing than ever before, so it takes more than a pretty description of a landscape to get readers’ feet itching. Today’s readers are looking for something more tangible in their travel writing. And one of the best ways to add it is to include a protagonist.

In the art of storytelling, characters are crucial, and travel content writing is no different. Want to know more about why adding faces to your content can be effective… and the best ways to do it? Then read our expert tips below.

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