Poker is one of the most popular games in the world today. Not just from a gaming aspect and a way to make money, but also just to have fun with friends and family as well. With so much attention on the growing sport of poker, there are now more websites and blogs popping up on the topic as well.
However, with more than a billion active websites and blogs on the internet today, we are all just simply overwhelmed with a massive amount of content online… while also finding it very hard to come across content that really provides value, or sets us in the right direction for whatever it is we might be looking for.
To help with this process, today we are going to cover seven tips and content creation methods to create better content for our audiences, while also keeping them engaged in the process.
After all, if someone is looking for news and information on poker, you want to be able to provide them with the best resources and information as possible. If not, they will likely visit your site once and never come back again.
Here are some tips to implement today to make sure that never happens.
Make Sure Your Site is Mobile Responsive
As technology continues to change the way we live and consume information in our everyday lives, it’s also changing how people use the internet as well. Gone are the days when someone sits at their home desktop computer all day and only browses the internet that way. Now it’s all about tablets and mobile usage.
With mobile and tablet usage on the rise, site owners and bloggers need to make sure their sites and content are accessible on all of these platforms as well.
In fact, it’s not just about accessing your site content and information through such devices, it’s also about making sure your site is fully optimized for viewing on different devices as well. Whether it’s an Android or an iOS device like iPhones, iPads, and iPods, your content needs to be easy to reach and navigate through.
With this in mind, the same holds true for larger gaming brands that might have mobile poker apps that users can download and play on. The good news is, if you are already running a WordPress site, most of the recent and premium WP themes are already updated with responsive themes. If not, then you just need to download a free plugin like JetPack or WP Touch and this can be set up in a matter of seconds.
All in all, one of the first and most important tips to creating a resource site that provides value to everyone, is making sure it’s accessible by all — no matter what device they are using to access your site.
Create an Explainer Video on How to Play Poker
Along with the massive rise of mobile and tablet usage, we can throw video into the mix as well. We can also thank social media for this increasing demand as well. With thousands of updates posted to our social feeds every few minutes, the attention span simply isn’t there anymore to read loads of written text content.
Now that we’ve touched on the importance of video as a better form of content, it’s time to also discuss how video can be used to improve content consumption and engagement on your site as well.
Keywords and search phrases in reference to how to play different card games are being searched for thousands of times per month. As great as some of the content might be that top sites and blogs write up, sometimes video just works a whole lot better.
To improve this tutorial and instruction process, an explainer video would work wonders!
One such solution, mysimpleshow, allows bloggers and content creators to make professional looking explainer videos through the use of a simple drag and drop editor. All one needs to do is write up a quick script on what poker is, how to play it, and what hands are best — and then you have a great explainer video for your audience, which can also be shared on social media.
To see a live example of an explainer video using this concept, check out the example below. Explaining how to do something step by step through an explainer video is simple, effective, and fast. Just think about the different ways you could improve the content and user experience on your poker blog through the use of a similar video.
If the idea of creating an explainer or animation video for your gaming site sounds great, but isn’t something you have a lot of time to invest in, the option is always there to hire a professional design team or freelancer to complete the work for you.
Design a Nice Infographic to Show the Best Poker Hands
Sticking with the concept of content creation and using visuals, it would be a huge mistake to not talk about the power of infographics.
Say for example that you already have a super detailed article on how to play poker. Then you also put in the time and effort to create a great explainer video for it as well. Next on the list should be a custom designed infographic that displays the best winning hands and the odds of getting them.
You can see an example of something like this already through each of the visuals below from various sites. You can run a quick Google search and find a whole bunch of designs and concept ideas if you are running blank.
The great thing about infographics is that they are visual, eye catching and the data is easy to consume. They are do very well in reference to getting social shares and backlinks from other websites.
In reference to creating infographics, this is something you can do through a graphic designer like Canva, or you can outsource the process to graphic designers on Fiverr.
How to Create the Best Gaming Resource Blog Possible
At the end of the day, with more content on the internet than ever before, it’s not just a matter of creating content for your audience but instead to make sure it’s the best content possible.
This isn’t even true just from a content creation aspect, it’s also in relation to your marketing as well. It’s much easier to continually promote one amazing resource article time and time again, versus trying to promote ten different smaller and lower quality articles.
Take the time to run through each of the recommended tips above, and you will soon be on your way to having one of the best gaming resource sites on the internet today!