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Why is it important to know who your target audience is when writing online?

  1. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Why is it important to know who your target audience is when writing online?

  2. peteracehobler profile image61
    peteracehoblerposted 6 years ago

    K9keystrokes, great question.
       It's important to understand your target audience, the people you are trying to reach, if you have a goal to provide content with value and actually want to help people which can only happen if they read your article.
       If you don't know or understand your target audience, how do you expect people to find your articles, blog posts, videos, or whatever your online content is?
       It sounds like you write about a wide variety of topics.
       As an example, let's say you want to write an article providing some really helpful tips for dog owners.
       It's important to realize people who are not interested in dogs will not be searching for your content or want to read your article.
       Rather, people with a love for dogs will be the target for your article. After all, you really want to help people via your helpful tip, right?
       To find these people, your target audience, do keyword research so you can specifically target the people who will be searching for your informative article.
       The more specific your keyword research, the more likely you are to reach your specific target audience.
       Make sense?
       If you need more information, let me know!

  3. cheaptoys profile image61
    cheaptoysposted 6 years ago

    hmmm i guess the question should be who the content of your hub is suitable for and write for them because I am sure there are all sorts of people looking for information on the web

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    Peteracehobler gave a great answer. People you ay wish to reach will search for or stumble on your pieces through certain behaviors and vehicles, so the more you know their path of getting to you.

    Also, the more you know who you're trying to reach, the more your content will appeal to them. Think referrals, links, Tweets, etc.