Date Published: 3-Jul-2013 | Author: Nancy R Jones
Blogging is an excellent tool to be helpful to prospective customers by sharing your expertise and knowledge about your business. It also establishes yourself as an expert in your industry. But many businesses, in spite of having a blog in their website don’t maintain it well. They need to know that blogging regularly will generate quality leads that match your target customer profile.
The 5 tips listed in this article will help you create and maintain a great blog for your business website. Keep reading.
Write for your niche market
First you need to know who your prospects are, what information are they looking for and what they want to know about your products/services and your business and then give them relevant information about your niche.
Your blog is for your potential customers, so write for them. Your blog should be able to provide them clarity and solve their problems; otherwise they will not consider your business to be credible.
Create valuable content
This is very important. A successful business blog is the one that can provide valuable content to its customers. In addition to talking about your products, services and your business, you need to educate your customers on how to properly make a purchasing decision. This is the value addition you will be adding in your blog and this is what customers are looking for.
By adding valuable content in your blog, you create a bond with your customers and it shows them that you know your industry well and they are likely to become your loyal customers.
Publish on a regular basis
Your blog is a great way to build credibility in your industry and within your niche. But for that, you need to post and update your blog on a regular basis. Blogging regularly makes a lasting impression on customers mind.
Make it a habit to post business updates, industry news, latest products, discounts and more. Posting relevant content on a regular basis shows that you are keeping your potential customers informed about your business and it helps you stay connected with your customers.
Add share buttons
To make your blog shareable, you need to use social networking icons like Twitter, Facebook, Google +1 and LinkedIn at the bottom of your blog post. If readers find your blog useful and informative, it becomes easy for them to share your blog with others.
In this way you will slowly begin to attract more readers who are interested in your blog and consequently, drive traffic.
Encourage readers to comment on your blog
Encourage your readers to leave a comment in the comment box at the end of the article. It shows that you are ready to take their feedback. It also helps you know your visitors concerns and address them properly.
You also need to reply to the comments you receive, it shows that you care about the readers’ opinions. Readers like it when their comments are responded, they will participate actively and you will slowly build a blogging community.
There are many advantages of maintaining a business blog and if you follow these tips, you will surely create a great blog that will help you promote your business.
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