Whether your business is in its beginning stages or has just launched to a whole new level of success, a blog is a tool worth considering. Blogs are another outlet that businesses can use to engage and interact with current and future consumers. Still a little skeptical? Here are a few benefits as to why consistent blogging is beneficial for your company:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
When users are curious about a new product, idea, or service, one of the first mediums they use is a search engine. Whether it’s Google or Bing, users are using keywords to find what they need. When updating with a new post, consider using keywords and metatagging to increase SEO.
At the end of the day, your audience is important and should be one of the main focuses of your daily business life. Blogging allows you to get your message to your audience and have the potential to receive feedback about the message. Allowing viewers of your blog to comment increases interaction and promotes conversation, which in turn gives you insight on where you can improve in your product or service.
Blogs are a way to get your message to your audience in a quick and precise manner, but still elaborate on more details than a simple Twitter or Facebook update. Engagement with your audience through blogging should be kept at around 500-700 words max. and can include company news and updates, industry commentary or community news. Blogging can strengthen your brand and be a part of the marketing strategy.
Blogging might seem tedious during the early stages, but with time, it will get easier. Have a bank of potential blog post subjects, a bank of pre-drafted blog posts, and designated times for when you want to post updates to your blog. Keep calm and blog on!