At some point in your life, you have probably read a blog. Rather it was one of your favorite celebrity’s blogs, a company’s blog whom you were looking to purchase from, or just a “how-to” article on a blog for home improvement. Blogs are prevalent on the Internet, and rightfully so as they serve several purposes. Blogs are both informative to the reader and beneficial to the overall business model of the company whose blog it is.
As a small business, the more marketing strategies you can put in place to get your name out there, the better. One easy way to promote your products, your company and just to gain traffic to your site is by keeping up a blog.
A few benefits of blogging for a small business include:
- Boosting your search engine optimization. Major search engines love fresh content and keywords. A blog is an easy way to post fresh content regularly – develop a plan and pick a posting day. You are then constantly giving the search engines new content to crawl through, and then by incorporating keywords, you are making your site more visible to Internet users. In turn, this could increase your revenue.
- Interact with customers, potential and existing. Whether it is talking about how your product or service can help someone, or explaining to them how to use one of your products or services more efficiently, you are offering potential and existing clients useful information. You can also develop followers this way, people can like and comment on your content and also share it for others to see.
- Connect people to your brand. By giving your brand a face and a personality, users are much more inclined to get involved with your brand as they find something to connect to. A blog is also a great way to show your support for certain causes and issues, also generating a bigger following and gaining more dedicated customers.
- Establish yourself as an industry leader. You can demonstrate your knowledge via your blog. Show your clients why you are the best in the industry, what you know and the great deals your offer. You can easily give yourself some credibility through a blog.