A content gap can be defined as the space between what users are seeking out on the web, and the results they receive. It is essentially a gap in the market that needs to be filled in order to fulfil search intent.
There are a couple of reasons why it is important to find and fill content gaps.
It enables websites to gain insight into how successful a marketing or SEO strategy is.
This improves buyers journey.
Filling content gaps also means that a website is more likely to drive traffic away from its competitors, because it will be providing more relevant information.
The best way to identify and fill content gaps is through conducting content gap analysis.
There are two types of content gap analysis, these being:
This kind of gap analysis takes a look at what your website offers visitors. Through this, a website owner can identify whether or not they need to improve the content provided to users in order to increase engagement and enhance UX (user experience).
This form of gap analysis aids websites in discovering which keywords their competitors are ranking for which they are not. It enables the website to then uncover what kind of content they need to create in order to rank higher for certain words, and beat their competitors.
When conducting content gap analysis there are a few things that you need to consider in order to get the most out of your efforts.
There are a variety of tools out on the web that can assist you with your content analysis. Some of these include:
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