There are many arguments as to whether blogging is still relevant especially in this ever expanding social media marketing environment. But it does not matter whether you are a small business, or a multinational company, blogging is a massive part of your online content, presence and marketing strategy. Here are a few benefits that your business will receive from blogging regularly. Enjoy!
Regular blogging helps to boost your business’ SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Search engines love new, up-to-date and valuable content and by blogging the search engines will reward you by boosting your website in the rankings. This improves organic search visibility and increases website traffic.
A blog allows you to tell your business’ brand story. A blog is a great place to offer consumers a better insight into your company, philosophy, employees, and ideas. It also tells your customers why you’re in business and how you can help them. It also gives your business a way to touch on some of your issues, concerns and prospects. Your blog posts will give you a great way to share your voice and personality, building up trust and increasing your brand’s likability.
Your blogs will give you an opportunity to make relevant content for your consumers, this is a marketing tool used to drive traffic back to your business’ website. For this to work, the blog on your website will be the foundation for all of your social media platforms. Your business should already be on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. You should be posting links with relevant visuals of what you are blogging about to your social sites. This way you are giving your social followers more of a reason to click through to your website.
Increase in Sales
Roughly 60% of consumers will feel more positive about your business after reading content on your website. When a consumer is looking to purchase a product or acquire a service, consumers mainly want a business that they can rely on. The best way for a consumer to do this is to look for proof to see if your reliable or if you can actually deliver what you say you can. By sharing regular blog posts your business is showing what expertise you have and how your potential customers can trust you.
Blogging will attract your business’ target audience. By writing blogs that are helpful and relevant, your business is attracting visitors to the website that would otherwise not know your business existed. Also by showing expertise in your industry by blogging, this can instil trust and make your users more inclined to purchase a product or service from you. A blog can give a business a way of connecting with customers and prospects through a two-way conversation. It signals to visitors that your open to comments, feedback and even criticisms. This allows you to form a business perspective, as learning what’s on the minds of prospects is marketing gold.
To Conclude, Blogging….
Blogging has now become more than just an individual’s hobby; it is now a very influential tool that most businesses of today use regularly. Blogging has been able to create an even playing field among businesses, allowing small businesses to compete with the Fortune 500 companies. A business does not need millions of pounds to maintain a blog; all it requires is someone educated in the field or even willing to do research in order to consistently keep updating and educating your readers.
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