In the 1990's, blogs started as a platform for individuals to share their thoughts and opinions online. Today, blogging has evolved into a marketing strategy for large and small businesses to drive traffic to their websites, create more leads, and build trust with their audience.
A great marketing strategy doesn't need an endless supply of funds to be successful. Good content marketing can be accomplished on any budget. The challenging part can be choosing the right content marketing for your audience.
Establishing a successful blog is more than spinning up a Wordpress site. Managing a blog is about well-written blog posts that engage your audience, offer relevant information, and promote your brand. If done right and sustained over time, it can also go a long way toward establishing thought-leadership, but there's more to writing a great blog post than churning out words on a page.
When we speak with blog writing prospects it’s almost a guarantee that we’ll get asked the question: “Why should I outsource our blog writing to an agency when I can get our employees to do if for free?”
As I scour the Interwebs seeking new clients I often find myself at company blogs. Some are fantastic! Others, however, leave me scratching my head. I consider good blogging to be the gateway into a company’s social media footprint; the foundation of the social media conversation they are looking to engage in. And yet, their blog is built without any of the tools required for a two way conversation or general stickiness.
Today, content and content marketing are playing a central role in online brand visibility. Without a steady flow of fresh, relevant, well-written content your site will not be maximizing its search engine presence.
Content can come in many forms, all of which – if optimized – can set your site apart from competitors, giving you better online brand visibility, but perhaps even more important – a voice. A seat at the table, as they say, brings thought-leadership which goes miles toward shrinking sales cycles and converting new business.
These content ideas and more are what it takes these days. Explore our site to learn more or give us a call today to walk through countless content marketing ideas that will have you standing out from the crowd.