When was the last time you did an online search to answer a question or solve a problem? You probably did so at least once today. There’s also a fairly good chance that you found your answers on a blog. Every day, your customers are online doing exactly the same thing. Don’t you want to publish an article that gets their attention? Online marketing services can help make this possible.
Foundation for SEO
Search engine optimization requires content to thrive. Marketers then work hard to ensure this content ranks highly in search results and attracts your most likely customers. Website copy can achieve this, but this information is static. To truly improve your website’s discoverability, you need more content and you need to find room to fit the right keywords on your website. Blogging helps make this happen.
Did you know companies that publish blogs regularly attract far more traffic than those that do not? Hubspot attributes this to the fact that every new blog post is another indexed page for your website. This ties back to the importance of organic traffic from SEO. Blogs also improve the quality of readers you attract, because blogs tend to attract people looking for solutions.
Business owners often feel discouraged when blog posts do not garner a lot of traffic on the first day or within the first week. However, that blog will continue to attract traffic for some time to come. Because of this, older blog posts tend to outperform newer ones, with exceptions for those that go viral. Hubspot estimates that 90% of its leads come from blogs published months before.
You have likely heard all the perks of passive income. You do the work once and it continues to feed your bottom line for some to come. Blogs work in the same way. While you are sleeping at night or off on the weekends, the blog posts you published continue to work on your behalf. This organic traffic is much more cost-effective than relying solely on expensive ads and labour-intensive marketing strategies.
In the early stages of business, you may not feel as drawn to the concept of branding. However, as your business grows, you see more and more the importance of distinguishing yourself from your competitors. Blogs give you the opportunity to create and maintain a certain core message or tone. It also gives your company and its key workforce the opportunity to showcase their expertise.
Creating content that informs is crucial, but creating content that engages is of equal importance. The more people like, share or comment on a blog post, the more value it earns for search engine ranking. It also makes your content more memorable and improves the chances of more people seeing it. Your blog post may even go viral.
All around the world, more companies are investing in creating a good customer experience. Customer support is the primary tool companies rely on, but content offers a great opportunity as well. Companies often turn common customer questions into articles. They can then link to these expanded answers via the use of the “Learn More” buttons.
Not all blogs published by your brand will live on your website. Sometimes, you earn the opportunity to write for major publications or popular blogs. This can help you tap into the overlapping audience of more established blogs. If the admins allow you to use do-follow links, it also helps your SEO strategy through link-building.
Blogging is a core component of online marketing services and compliments most digital strategies. If you would love to see it become a part of your own, contact Unwired Web Solutions today.