Published on November 26th, 2012 | by Surminga0
5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Have A Blog
Many companies and business’ have a blog, but there are varied reasons why you should be using one for your business. A blog is great for voicing opinions, keeping up-to-date and also extremely important for increasing your SEO efforts of your business and it’s website. Here’s our 5 reasons explained further.
REASON 1 - SEO Benefits – Improve Your Search Ranking
SEO and search ranking are results based on the quality and relevance of the content they find from your website in relation to what the user has searched using Google or a similar search engine. In order to increase your SEO and make it more effective, you need to be posting frequently and of a high quality. Through this technique you will find that it quickly accumulates a large amount of content that is rich in keywords and phrases that your website will use to rank better.
REASON 2 – Reminds People of What Your Company Does and Can Do
A Blog is a great way for business’ to demonstrate their expertise or for e-commerce sites for example to describe the particular benefits of their products on top of what they already offer via product descriptions on the main site. They are variation of a forum for marketers to highlight their passion for whatever it is they do or whatever it is they offer. Whatever it is your business does or sells, it can be the topic of your blog reconfirming in your readers mind that your business offers more than just a quick sell of goods or service.
REASON 3 – Encourages Debates and Conversations
Returning to the point that Blogs are not too different from forums, blogs are not a one-way communication tool. Much unlike your company website, your press releases, or your product brochure; your blog will allow people to respond in the form of comments or even social sharing of appreciation. If a reader finds a post particularly useful, they will be able to leave a comment saying as much alternatively if they are unhappy they will be able to voice it and share some criticism as well. However they respond, you will have an opportunity to develop the conversation, get to know them better, establish a relationship and maybe even sell them something.
REASON 4 – Helps Get a Wider Media Coverage
Journalists increasingly use blogs as a source of news stories. Having a blog goes above and beyond the normal press release, a blog creates a source for coverage of a similar topic. If you post enough quality content and if a journalist so happens to stumble across your blog, they might ask you on behalf of your blog to provide comment. This could take your message and your company name to much wider audience.
REASON 5 – Provides a Platform to Provide Business News
How many people really read your press releases statements, to be honest, not many people read them, they really only offer quality backlinks to a blog which can sometimes be more effective and of value to your blog. However, this means that even your key customers can remain unaware of new services you offer. It also means that if you have a problem, for example if you need to recall a product batch you have an established platform for communicating your position.