How Blogging Can Help You Grow Your Small Business

Blogging

Even though there has been so much buzz around video content and podcasts as of late, the importance of the written word remains steadfast in its throne of brand-building. Despite the growing number of bloggers out there, companies, big and small alike, still see a wide array of benefits from keeping up with their content plan and using their wordsmith capabilities to woo their audience.

In fact, smaller businesses in particular can use this old but gold communication method to ensure ongoing engagement with their customer base and give their best to expand it through their blogging efforts. Let’s see what you can do to use your content creation strategy to boost your business growth in the years to come.

On-site optimization

You are already fully aware how important SEO is in positioning your brand in this competitive eco-system and using your content to improve your ranking in search engines is one of the best ways to draw organic visitors to your site. Using various keywords when writing your blog posts plays a crucial role in your SEO, hence the need to create an original, authentic voice for your website.

When your potential customers start looking for information related to your business and your service, they will be much more likely to be taken to your website if you use keyword optimization correctly and post written content on a regular basis. Add to that your social media efforts to share your blogs, and you’ll get even more exposure and gain a sturdy reputation as a trusted authority in your niche – all of which will affect your SEO one way or another.

Guest-posting opportunities

Once you establish yourself as a meaningful authority in your expertise, you’ll soon notice many doors opening for collaboration. There are already so many social media influencers out there, as well as experts that might be more than happy to have you on their website, and this all means that you will no longer be visible only on your own website, but on many other corners of the World Wide Web.

That also means that you’ll get much more visibility, as your words will be seen by so many more people than your regular readership, and all of them are leads waiting to be converted, by nothing other than your content. Sometimes it doesn’t even take mentioning your business at all, but the style and the voice of your writing may be more than enough to compel them to research further, find your original website, and get in touch for a potential collaboration.

A sales boost

Blogs accompanied by reviews and comments are an incredibly potent source of information for your future customers. After all, you know that people nowadays base most of their shopping decisions on what they discover online, and this is where your brand has the chance to stand out as the top choice.

However, the type of your content, its timing, as well as its length and use of language will all affect the behavior of your readers and customers. That is why it’s essential to use tools such as SAP Business One that provide you with an all-encompassing view of your marketing and sales efforts. Having a clear insight into how successful your content is, you can change your strategy and ensure that you target the right audience at the right time, and with the right content.

Ongoing communication

Content that doesn’t live and breathe might as well delete itself after a week or so. People are looking for fresh blogs with opinions that matter today, and in this very moment, and if your blogs are getting through to people, they will comment on your posts, share, like, and thus empower your brand.

Of course, that requires that you don’t just blog, but that you have a detailed content strategy with all the monitoring tools in place to make sure you make changes as you move forward and meet the needs of your customers. Offer them reasons to share their opinions, encourage them to share your content, and make it worth their while to spend time reading it in the first place.

A crucial piece of the marketing puzzle

When you succeed in providing value through your content, whether it’s with valuable and unique pieces of information, handy DIY tips, or insider tips, your readers will be happy to come back when there’s more content waiting. Even if you have already started compiling your email list, your blog might just be the number one reason for them not to head straight for the unsubscribe button at the bottom.

Once they see how relevant your words may be and how useful your information is, they will look forward to those updates on sales, discounts, and promotions, and they’ll want to stay in the loop as to what’s happening with your company.

As convincing as these blogging perks may be, rest assured that they only scratch the surface of how essential your content will become in your journey towards brand loyalty. Do your best to create, implement, and monitor a detailed content strategy, and your business will flourish!

 

Author: Emma Worden

Emma Worden is a business manager from Sydney. She enjoys reading and writing on a business topic and giving advice and tips through her texts. If you want to read more of her work, you can find it at https://bizzmarkblog.com/

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