How to Create the Perfect Piece of Bedrock Content

Sarah Jordan

Read Time: 4 minutes

A great content marketing strategy works like a spider’s web of content, centred on meticulously researched and executed bedrock content.

What Is Bedrock Content?

Bedrock content acts like the foundations of your content marketing strategy. It grounds your content in purpose and a clear marketing goal. For example, if you are a gardening tools brand, you may want to create a piece of bedrock content on the ‘essential gardening tools all keen gardeners need in their shed’.

This will outline all the essentials – the core elements – providing plenty of opportunites for spin-off content. This piece of content can also host reciprocal links to other pieces of content you create. This is where the spider’s web comes into play.

How Does Bedrock Content Relate To Content Pillars?

A piece of bedrock content should be directly related to your content pillars. Ideally, content pillars should be related to the core branded marketing messages of your business. A lipstick brand, for example, may have a content pillar centred on choosing the perfect lipstick, leading to a piece of bedrock content on matching lipstick shades to skin-tone or style.

Here are our top tips to help you create an inspiring and useful piece of bedrock content for your content marketing strategy.

Bedrock Content Should Be Evergreen

News articles are great for keeping customers in the moment and up-to-date with the latest developments at your business. Unfortunately, its relevancy is fleeting, no matter how well it is written. Bedrock content should be perennially relevant by focusing on ‘evergreen’ ideas. If you are a jeweller, for example, bedrock content around the formation of diamonds would be long-lasting and interesting today, next year and in 10 years time.

The William Agency Bedrock Content Evergreen Content Leaves
Evergreen content long-lasting and remain fresh

Bedrock Content Should Encourage Enquiry and Conversion

Bedrock content should encourage your readers to discover more. They should want to visit the next page you suggest, or read more about a topic that interests them. Think of your bedrock content as a springboard for further debate and conversation, and then crafts these off-shoots into videos, articles, blog posts and infographics over time.

Bedrock Content Should Be Visual, Varied and Engaging

A piece of bedrock content may be long and packed full of interesting and insightful avenues of conversation. Consider how you can visually excite the reader to keep them engaged for as long as possible. Videos, images, infographics, memes, gifs and quizzes will break up long sections of text and keep the reader interested.

Bedrock Content Should Cover as Many Topics as Possible

Let’s say your content pillar is all about appreciating apples, so you decide to do a piece of bedrock content on the different varieties and the way they taste. In this article, you would want to cover many different types, facts about them, where they’re grown, where you can buy them… but you shouldn’t be aiming to write a novel.

Content should still be practical for the reader to digest. With this example, you may choose to spin two pieces of bedrock content on the different varieties of apple – one for British varieties and one for those grown internationally.

Read more: 14 Content Types to Inspire Your Content Marketing Plan

The William Agency Bedrock Content Apple Blossom
Bedrock content should make room for new growth

Bedrock Content Should Link to Other Pieces of Content

Your content will only shine if customers (and Google) can find it. The whole purpose of a piece of bedrock content is to provide essential information, in an engaging way, while also creating a web of links across your site. Your bedrock content should feature plenty of links to other articles on your site, and they should link back to it in return.

Bedrock Content Should Be Remembered

Don’t spend hours creating an amazing piece of content only to forget it exists. Keep a record of the content you produce and its wider themes. This will enable you to create fresh links when a new piece of content directly relates to the topic.

Bedrock Content Should Be Accurate and Up-To-Date

A long-term piece of content can only be effective if it continues to be relevant to your audience. If it is out-of-date or riddled with errors, it’s more likely to turn your audience off. Part of keeping track of your content is to help you keep it fresh.

Read more: 6 Content Marketing Myths That Brands Need to Ignore

If you need support to develop your brand or bedrock content, then please get in touch.

Written By: Sarah Jordan

Written By: Sarah Jordan

Sarah Jordan is the founder and director of The William Agency. She specialises in engaging content marketing campaigns, brand marketing initiatives and tone of voice development.


The Beginner’s Guide to Content Pillars
The Beginner’s Guide to Content Pillars

Successful content marketing requires a strong sense of purpose. Content pillars help you stay focused and root your strategy in good SEO techniques. Who are you creating content for? Only once you’ve answered this questions can your content pillars take shape. First...

How to Boost Your Content Marketing with Podcasts
How to Boost Your Content Marketing with Podcasts

If you’re looking for something new to engage your audience, now's the time to bolster your content marketing with podcasts. Podcasts have become all the rave in recent years. You can find a podcast show that caters to any niche from dog lovers to entrepreneurs. We’ve...

The SEO Checklist You Need to Follow
The SEO Checklist You Need to Follow

Although there isn’t an exact recipe that ensures being prioritised by Google, a lot can be done to improve your ranking. As the SEO game is always changing, it is important to keep-up with the SEO experts on new ways to optimise your search engine results. If you are...

How to Convert Traffic to Sales
How to Convert Traffic to Sales

Capturing an audience and driving them to your website is great, but are you doing enough to convert traffic into sales? You have a nice website, you've implemented SEO and figured out the type of Google and social ads that speak to your target audience. You are...

Where to Find Content Inspiration
Where to Find Content Inspiration

As you become more consistent with publishing content, you might struggle to find content inspiration that continues to engage your audience. Do you find yourself completely out of ideas when it is time to fill in your content calendar? Do you feel that your content...

New Content Types to Add to Your Website
New Content Types to Add to Your Website

Diversifying the content types on your website will help engage your audience in different ways and will help increase conversion rates. Content marketing is one of the most powerful tools in the digital age. You can share your knowledge and insight with your readers...


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This