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5 Top Marketing Trends For 2019

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With the right approach to marketing, you can bring your company endless benefits. Experts have been working hard to pull together the top trends for this next year. In 2019 there are a few approaches to look out for and we’ve put them all in one handy blog.

Here at First Digital Media we are experts in digital marketing. For more information, get in contact with us.

Communication is Key

It may seem like an obvious point to make, but communication is important. No matter what you are trying to do, you need to communicate with your customers effectively. It is important to outline a plan and define what you aim to do over the year as a business.

Sit down and think about it all. Consider what your aims are and how you want to achieve them. In most cases, achieving your goals will need successful and carefully produced content of some form. Whether visual, audio or written, using communication should be high on your list for 2019.

Video Marketing

As the largest search engine after Google, YouTube has made a huge impact on how we access information. As a result, it is predicted that video marketing will rocket over this next year. Both live streaming and pre-recorded videos can be useful to any business, whether small or large.

A short yet effective video about your services or an update on an important topic can drive traffic and improve engagement.

Social Media

There are so many different platforms available that it is impossible to avoid social media. With Instagram and LinkedIn growing along with old favourites Facebook and Twitter, you can be on to a winner. Regular posting along with visually impacting graphics can draw people in. Whether you use influencers to boost posts or share videos, it all counts.

Voice Search Optimisation

Chances are that you’ve used some form of voice search, either out of curiosity or convenience. However, the Global Web Index estimates that at least 1 in 5 adults use mobile searches once a month.  As people start to use more Siri and Alexa, we need to adapt our businesses to survive.

An aim for all in 2019 should be to update their websites and content to be more inclusive of this search approach. Using specific and well researched keywords can dramatically improve the amount of people accessing your website. Furthermore, making use of Google snippets where possible is also another way of improving SERP appearances.

Informative Content

To this day content remains an essential part of marketing. Whether it’s long tale informative blogs or short and snappy social media posts, you need to get it right. Google is starting to rank pages more based on the quality of content and whether users can benefit from it.

Generic content and keyword stuffing have been bad practice for a long time. In 2019 it is important for tailored writing along with customer-focus to become the main aim.

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If you would like assistance with your marketing in 2019, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our specialist team today for more.

10 Steps to Writing Outstanding Content

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With content gurus stating that content is king, it can really pay to know how to write your own content in the world of digital marketing.

When it comes to writing epic content for your online presence, you really need to plan exactly what it is you are wanting to write before you start. Great planning leads to great content and without great content, your brand awareness online will fall short to those who put effort into their writing skills.

Don’t Struggle

There is no need to struggle when it comes to writing any form of content. Whether you are blogging, creating a job advert or writing to your social media followers, whatever you choose to write should flow easily enough as it is your business after all!

Without content writing skills and years of practice the easiest way that you will be able to write content is by following a simple and straight forward plan, like these ten steps First Digital Media will provide you with.

1.      Find what your customers want to read

There is no use writing content just for the sake of writing it anymore. It needs to have depth, it has to support your readers and it needs to hold relevance to your business. For example, we discovered that our readers were wanting to know more about content writing, so therefore we wrote this piece of content to support that.

Find what your customer’s issues are and solve them with the content you write. You can do this by following their path on your website using analytics, reading blog comments, check out reviews and also conduct interviews if you want to go really far.

2.      Choose a good topic

Finding the right topic for your blog post can often be the hardest part as you want to stay on topic throughout. An example of a poorly chosen topic is one that you can’t write more than 50 words about. If you are stuck after the first paragraph, maybe your topic isn’t really that interesting after all.

It is often easier to stick to one topic and don’t try to solve too many issues in one article. If your ideas are about helping readers find a job, scope that down to how to build a CV with following content posts meeting the final point of finding the job.

Neil Patel from Hubspot came up with 4 ingenious ideas on how to choose the best topic for your blogpost. With knowing your target audience, being relevant, research and leverage being the tips to follow, you are sure to find a great topic to write about in no time.

3.      Check out the competition

Always do this. This step cannot be missed at all as you need to know what your competitors are doing. Your competitors are either your competition or you are their followers, whichever they are you need to be doing what they’re doing in your own patterns in order to keep up or take over.

You will not be the first to cover a certain content post so make sure that what you write will top the last or even better take over them on search rankings. Using relevant keywords, search on social media and check out other blog sites to collect relevant links you can use throughout your own content.

4.      Make yours stand out

If you do have a lot of competition out there you may need to take extra steps to make sure you stand out from the crowd. There is no use in writing another piece of content that will go in line with everyone else.

Whether you change design, layout, add drama or choose a different take on the situation, you need to make your content take first place. Writing amazing content is all well and good but if no one ever gets the chance to read it, you might as well have not even started.

The Content Marketing Institute recently published 4 ways to make your content stand out and these include a solid story angle, amazing photographs, leverage with expertise and being trendy. Following these 4 steps should make your content stand out sure enough.

5.      Create a thought shower

Now you need to think of the headline, the anchor text and the main body of your content post. Without a catchy headline and amazing text to follow, your content can get lost in the big world wide web and your time will be wasted.

The main job of your headline is to grab attention, so have a session looking at direct keywords, attraction techniques and craft your headline around your content to ensure that your readers will be encouraged to read further.

6.      Research, Research and Research

Research will be one of the biggest elements of writing your content. You will need to check out your competitors but also check out any surrounding topics that can contribute to yours. With credible news articles linked to your content and leaning on other gurus in the industry for guidance, your readers are more likely to trust your content and hopefully come back for more.

7.      Get planning

To start writing once you have gone through steps 1-6, you will need to make sure you have a solid plan to follow. There is no benefit in just starting writing without a plan as you are more than likely going to get lost and muddled with your words. In order to structure your content effectively, you need to organise you content before you start.

Start with a basic outline of where you want your content to start, transition and end to give you a somewhat timeline of how your writing will take place.

8.      Write your content

Now you can finally write your content following your research, competitor analysis and headline drafting. Write with emphasis on your point, keep your readers in mind and incorporate certain keywords into your text to get your readers attention instantly.

Throughout your text you will need to use catchy sub-headings and links to powerful articles that will help your content rather than hinder.

9.      Finish up and thoroughly check

You should always read through your own content before publishing it anywhere. Simple spelling mistakes need to be monitored and removed and you might even find yourself adding more where needs be. Without checking your content and reading it from a reader’s point of view, you can be promoting poor practices which leaves your business not in a great light.

10. Shout it from the roof tops

Now you can promote and tell everyone about your new amazing piece of content. Once you have followed steps 1-9 your content should be ready to be shared on every platform possible so that you can really promote your hard work and efforts with those that should see it.

Repurposing your content is easy enough and can be shared on social media, amongst your own customers and to other influencers that can get you further promotion. Don’t eve be afraid to share your own work, you worked hard on it, so why not?!

Get in Touch

If you are struggling with your own content and need some assistance, call First Digital Media today on 0845 094 1830. We have a specialist team on hand to help you promote your brand and to give you guidance on the best places to share your content.

Is Your WordPress Website Loading Speed Slow?

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One of the biggest problems with websites nowadays is its appearance and speed. With studies showing that slower websites rank poorly, you really need to speed up your site pronto!

You might be thinking that you know your website is slow but as you are a marketer you don’t know how to develop sites; you could be struggling to find a fix. First Digital Media are here to let you in on a few simple tricks that can boost your site speed without having to send it back to the developers.

Always back up your WordPress website before installing any plugins and making changes to the site.

Speed Is More Important Than You Think

We all know how annoying it is when you are waiting for a site to load and quite often we are only too eager to leave the site before it is even finished loading. Earlier this year Google stated how important site speed really is saying that “marketers who are able to deliver fast, frictionless experiences will reap the benefits”.

The faster the site, the lower the bounce rate is and it is a low bounce rate that you ideally want for your own website.

Image Optimisers

There is no doubt about it that your images on site will be the biggest element of your site speed being slower than normal. If you have amazing images that span across all pages and are responsive to tablet, phone and desktop size, they are going to be of a certain size and will take much longer to load.

However, this does not mean that you have to suddenly have poor quality images on your site just because of how long they take to load. There are simple plugins that can be added to your site to reduce their loading speed and to compress their size.

WordPress Cache Installation

This is one of the simplest tasks to do with your WordPress website. By installing a cache plugin, you are able to drastically improve your page speed time and most of the time the plugins are free which is an even better perk.

This works by caching certain larger elements of your website so that when the site has to load, a lot of it is already stored ready to show on your site right away. “No matter what, faster is better and less is more”, Google.

Optimised Homepage

Your home page is the first page that most of your audience will view, so if it is slow, you could be losing custom without even doing anything wrong! There are a few really easy steps you can take to improve the speed of your homepage including:

  • Rather than showing full posts, show excerpts and entice your customers to travel further through your site
  • Reduce the number of posts on the homepage
  • Remove sharing widgets that are unnecessary on the homepage
  • Check over all plugins and remove those that are no longer needed/broken
  • Keep your homepage minimal in terms of content, no one wants to read paragraph after paragraph when they just landed on your site

Get in Touch

If you are having trouble with optimising your site, get in touch with First Digital media today and call us on 0845 094 1830.

12 Steps for an Effective Social Media Strategy

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When it comes to social media strategies, First Digital Media know only too well what works, what should work and what doesn’t work.

Are you struggling to your business the reach online it needs to be successful? Are you falling behind on your social media strategy and feel like you’re getting nowhere? Then our social media marketing team are the people you need to speak to!

By putting together the top 12 steps to creating an effective social media strategy, our team are able to plan, implement and monitor your results so that you don’t have to lift a finger!

1.      Find Your Target Audience

Finding your target audience is number one priority on your steps to social media strategies. When it comes to your potential consumer reach and your actual customers you need to be targeting those that are actually interested in your business.

Without the proper attention paid to your customers, you could be gaining followers, likes and shares from an audience that have no interaction with your business and you could be wasting your time. People you need to target include:

  • Current customers
  • Potential customers
  • Associates of current customers and potential clients
  • Bloggers
  • Journalists and editors
  • Suppliers
  • Affiliate businesses

2.      Research Your Buyer Personas

Behind every great social media strategy is a lot of research. You need to know your audience and their interests or you can be far from ever meeting their needs and desires. With a clear understanding of your audience and their personas, you can create a clear visualisation of them and somewhat humanise them online.

HubSpot recently stated that:

Buyer personas (sometimes referred to as marketing personas) are fictional, generalised representations of your ideal customers”.

You need to have a clear understanding of your buyer personas to drive sales, target content and keep customer retention high.

3.      Find Out More About Your Influencers

Your influencers don’t have to be your enemies. Look at them as family and you’re just looking for some guidance in your own growth. If they’re doing well in a certain area, check out what their consumers are interested in and follow the same paths.

It is not copying them or stealing their data, it’s just simply identifying what works for a certain audience and matching it with your own audience. You can then target them directly and build the relationships needed to get them on board with your business.

4.      Check Out Social Media Platforms Used by Your Buyer Personas

By using several social media platforms and searching for target keywords for your industry, you are able to follow conversations and topics that are already out there on the platforms. This can then lead to interviews with your current customers on their habits and the chance to watch how your audience travels through the social media platform.

Instagram is great to follow keywords by using the hashtag to search for certain topics of interests. See what people are posting, what is out there to share and what will interest your own followers to get them hooked on your business.

Business 2 Community said in 2015 that social media platforms drove 31.24% of traffic to websites, imagine what that figure would be now two years later?

5.      Check Out Your Competitors Platforms

It is also isn’t a crime to check out what your competitors are doing online. If you have a direct competitor who has launched a new social media strategy, see what they are doing!

Other websites that are performing well don’t necessarily hide their secrets when it comes to social media marketing. There is only so much that you can do with the platforms and find out what works best for you is easy enough found with a few trials on methods. This can give you an insight into what platforms will work best for your industry, rather than guessing and hoping for the best.

6.      Create Content That Will Target Your Buyer Personas

Of course, you need to create content that will resonate with your consumers and audience. If you are not creating content that will entice your consumers, then why not? Nowadays, businesses have no excuse to be sharing boring content with their audience and hoping that something will stick. With software, experts and First Digital Media around for you to make use of, why would you risk it?

Match your content with the right channel, engage with the times that your audience is most active and delve into conversations with your consumers. As we have said before, video content on Facebook is growing fast, so why would you not share some videos?

7.      Start A Content Back Log

By building yourself a content backlog of useful articles, news posts, images, videos and blogs, you never have to run out of quality content again. If you have a consumer ask a question you should be prepared to answer to the best of your ability and without pre-empting those questions with the material in a backlog, you could end up being caught out without an answer.

Having detailed content to fall back on at all times gives you time to plan other areas of the business and also lets you create a solid social media strategy that falls into a plan with your business. You should also look into creating infographics, images, videos and other content that will break up sections of blog posts and articles.

Remember that all consumers interact with different content formats, not just one!

8.      Build Relationships with Consumers

Of course, you have to create a relationship with your consumers otherwise you could be losing out on potential customers for your business. If you are getting a lot of conversation on your posts on social media, get involved and respond to what they are saying amongst each other. It’s time to engage with your consumers and make sure they are enjoying your content otherwise you might as well not bother!

9.      Create A Cycle of Content Publishing

Keeping your publishing cycle consistent with the times your consumers are most active will give you the highest chance of interaction. By following steps 1-8 you should have content aimed at your audience that meets them on certain platforms, in different formats. Using this in an organised manner is essentially your social media strategy and the rest is monitoring results!

10. Make an Investment to Get More Social Followers

First Digital Media also advise certain customers of ours to make investments into getting more social followers. If you are looking to getting more social followers, you need to invest both time and effort into building your audience.

First Digital Media specialises in building social followings and engaging with current audiences. Trying all natural techniques, we advise on paid advertising to get new followers where necessary. We don’t suggest to buy followers ever as that is bad marketing techniques but we do take the time to carefully plan your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn ads to gain the right target audience, not just as many followers as possible.

11. Put A Plan in Place for Sharing Content

We are all aware that social media marketing takes time as there are so many platforms and methods to use at one given time. With there being so many networks to spread yourself across, you need to work through all of these 12 steps to create a plan with our team that works for you. Whether you leave it all to us or do some yourself, we need both be on the same page so that your audience get content that is targeted to their needs and purpose of your business.

12. Evaluate The Results and Work On Your Strategy from Here

Once you have gathered all of the evidence of your strategy, you can then see what worked and what didn’t. One of the steps that our team have mastered is number 12, as we can clearly see what works for our clients and what needs changing.

Using your results allows you to perfect the social media strategy you currently have, remove the weak links and create a solid strong plan to follow over the year. If after reading all of this you are panicking that you dont have the time or the insight into social media marketing, then you are in the right place. First Digital Media are only a call away!

Get in Touch

To arrange a call with a Digital Marketing Executive today give us a call on 0845 094 1830. We are here, ready and waiting to take over your social media platforms and totally transform your online presence. With 92% of marketers saying social media is important to their business, What are you waiting for?

Your Business Online Reputation Is More Important Than You Think

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Find out why your company’s online reputation can often be more important than your business success and with both relying on each other, it pays to understand the importance of it.

As the internet has progressed over the last 20 years, it is important for all businesses to keep up to date with the transformation or face the consequences of being left behind. The one element that has maintained its importance is the fact that your online reputation is important and always will be.

Word of Mouth Recommendations Online

Your online reputation matters just as much as your offline reputation and the use of word of mouth can come into play through other elements. If your website is slow, your contact form doesn’t work and your logo is poor, this can almost work as a stop sign for potential customers trying to use your services in the future.

The new online version of word of mouth recommendations takes place in the form of reviews and customer feedback. As a potential customer, they will be on the lookout for signs of great customer service or poor services, to determine whether they will continue with your business or not. Just like word of mouth on the street, if your business has bad press online or poor customer reviews, you are showing future customers the weaknesses of your business.

You could be losing 90% of potential customers if you have bad reviews online, so do something about it pronto!

Use Your Online Tools

Managing your online reputation is very important to not only control the image of your business but also the future of your success. With a bad history and poor customer reviews, it can be more damaging than you ever imagined.

Using social media, engaging content, great website design and communication with your customers will encourage great reviews and therefore a great online image.

Managing Your Reputation

According to an infographic from Social Media Today, about 25% of a company’s market revenue comes from its online reputation and image that is portrayed. “Even if you don’t necessarily have an established online presence yourself, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t have an online reputation”, Experian.

If you have spent years building up your business reputation, why would you let one bad customer experience ruin your hard work? With consumers trusting a business with reviews 12 times more than one without, it really pays to have real-time reviews rather than just product descriptions.

One example of a great online reputation is the huge giant Amazon. With consistency, vision and customer appeal, Amazon has targeted their customers with real reviews, product descriptions from the users and the trust that most consumers are looking for. “Amazon earned the highest overall ranking on the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ) study, which surveys 18,000 Americans to measure the reputations of the 60 most visible companies in the country”, Fast Company.

Tips to Boost Online Reputation

Here are some quick tips to follow from First Digital Media on how you can control, boost and manage your online business reputation.

  • Make emotional appeal
  • Follow financial performance
  • Improve products and services
  • Be social
  • Have clear vision and leadership
  • Boost your workplace environment
  • Customer feedback needs to be a focus

Your business needs to be portrayed as reliable, trustworthy and successful in order to gain the reputation you deserve online. Don’t rely on offline word of mouth anymore and get the online boost your business needs from First Digital Media.

Get in Touch

If you are concerned about your business reputation and want professional assistance with boosting your online reputation, then give us a call on 0845 094 1830.

5 Reasons Why People Leave Your Website and How to Fix Them!

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Are people leaving your website and you’re not sure why?

First Digital Media have looked into the main reasons people are leaving websites and have the solution to fixing them. If you feel your website is missing the point or just needing that crucial focus area, our team are here to guide you in the right direction so that you can convert visitors into leads and customers.

1.      Your Website Design Is Old

Although it’s a truth that we are not fond of, people do ‘judge a book by its cover’ and there is no exception when it comes to website. You know yourself, design matters and if a website looks poor quality or old, you are less likely to follow through the site into a conversion.

In recent studies, Elizabeth Sillence, conducted a study to find whether users trusted or didn’t trust a website and the leading contribution to not being trusted was design problems. With a massive 94% saying the website’s poor design put them off trusting the site, its actually proven “your site can trigger immediate distrust”.

2.      Can People Read Your Content?

If your content isn’t eligible, how do you expect your visitors to bother to read it? Content isn’t just about the words you write but also where they are placed on the site and also the colours used. Although there are no set guidelines stating which font or size you should use, it pays to make sure your visitors can read the content on all devices.

Tip – Use clear fonts, that are a contrasting colour to your background shade.

3.      Don’t Overwhelm with Ads

If you are running your website on an ad-driven base, you shouldn’t look at removing your ads any time soon. However, just because you have the ads on your site, it doesn’t mean you need to spam your visitors with them.

Reverting back to the trust element we are looking for with your website, we looked into how visitors trust online website ads. Nielsen carried out a study in 2014 that looked at the forms of advertising users trusted the most. Overall, the results showed that people trusted newspapers, radio ads and billboards more than an online website ad or banner.

Remember that building trust with your visitors leads to conversions and leads, not spamming them with unnecessary content.

4.      Navigation Structure is Poor

Have you ever been on a site yourself and struggled to find the pages you visited for? That is because of poor navigation layouts that not only affect the user experience but also your google rankings.

The most simple route to follow with navigation on your website is to move through your own website as if you were the customer so that you are 100% sure they will not get lost or caught up in unnecessary content. Take the user’s needs into account and don’t force them into areas they probably care little about.

5.      Can Your Customers Call You Easily?

If your customers are moving through your site and are not given a clear route to call you or get in touch, how are you ever going to convert them into paying customers or leads? You won’t.

Small Business Trends suggested that 70% of small businesses were lacking call to actions in 2013 and the figures have not changed much since. It is so important to have call to action points throughout your whole site to encourage customers to actually call you and make a sale. If you are missing out on the chance for your customers to call you, then you are missing out on custom that your business is looking for.

Get in Touch

To make sure your website isn’t experiencing any of these five faults, call us now on 0845 094 1830. Being leading industry experts in digital marketing, content marketing and online web design, you can rely on our team to get your website converting leads in no time at all.

 

Is Your Content Marketing Strategy Coming to A Halt?

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Writers block happens to the best of us and we can often get lost in the wider world of content marketing. Here are 5 top tips on how First Digital Media combat the problem and reign above the rest!

How long do you think it will take you to get back on track with your content strategy? Following these quick tips is sure to get you back in the game in no time, so what are you waiting for?

  1. Find the Problem, Pronto!

In any situation where you are coming to a halt, you need to know why. Every problem has a source and blocking that source from further disruption needs to be the step you take first.

Content marketing has become a big part of consumer engagement and attracting the attention of the right audience online” and if you aren’t reaching the right audience, you could be setting yourself up for failure (Forbes).

Look at your content creation process and find the possible causes that can be dragging your team down. Whether you are the managing director or the lead content writer, finding the issue needs to be your main priority.

On the other hand, if you don’t have a content marketing strategy, what are you playing at!? Get the enthusiasm back, work together and establish a plan that works for you. We understand how hard it can be to stay on top of your creation process over time but that doesn’t mean it has to fail all together.

  1. Arrange Your Priorities

If you have found yourself in a slump and are reading this blog, the chances are that your content team has already failed on their priorities. Your organisation needs to have a game plan in place so that this problem doesn’t reoccur on a regular basis otherwise, what is the point in having a creative team anyway?

It is so important to have your priorities in line when it comes to any part of your business, not just content creation. Get everyone involved, even those that are not in the content team, for fresh ideas, new potential plans and then you will get the motivation you need for content creation.

  1. Get Your Plan Ready

We don’t mean getting a plan ready right now, how would you do that with no motivation? However, we do suggest getting some kind of plan together of what you are hoping to achieve from your content strategy so that you have a direction to follow.

Another suggestion that you could follow is creating a backlog of content, so that if this situation arises in the future, you always have content to fall back on while your strategy gets changed about. Make sure to keep on top of the gap between fresh content and backlog though because you can easily go for weeks without writing new material and find yourself back in the halt you were trying to avoid.

It can be hard to come up with new content all the time”, so make it easier for yourself from the start with a fall back of content (Entrepreneur).

  1. Create A Thought Cloud

Whether your content creation came to a halt because of lack of motivation or just lack of ideas, you don’t want to get caught in this situation again. By having a thought cloud of potential ideas to rely on in the future, you can technically never run out of ideas again.

Hold a meeting with everyone in the content team and just bounce ideas off each other. You could also take a look at what your competitors are doing (don’t copy) as that might also inspire you with potential future plans.

The final straw could be to rely on freelancers. First Digital Media don’t work with freelancers as we have a great in house team that we can rely on, but if your business is just starting out or you are a little stuck, a freelancer could give you the boost you need.

  1. Sort Your calendar

Once you have your ideas set out you need to spread them evenly across your calendar so that you get an even amount of content ideas throughout the strategy. It is no use to anyone using up all of your ideas within the first 4 weeks so make sure you have a calendar in order before you start the process.

If you don’t do this, you could find yourself coming back to this blog on a regular basis (which we would love, but it isn’t great for your business).

Set yourself deadlines, specific targets and weekly themes to focus on so that you know your content strategy plan inside and out. By doing this you never miss a week, you don’t miss great ideas and nothing can slip through the cracks!

Get in Touch

If you are struggling with your content creation or you are looking for someone to help along the way, call First Digital Media right now. Call us on 0845 094 1830 to discuss online marketing for your business and moving forward online with the experts.

3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Blogs

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Have you heard about blogs but aren’t sure what they do? Have you never heard of blogs and have no idea what we are babbling on about?

Well, First Digital Media are here to shed some light on the situation and provide you with enough insight into why your business needs blogs to survive online. We could discuss hundreds of blogging benefits for your business but our team picked the top three to make your reading a little easier!

Content Marketing

Before we head into the top 3 reasons to have a blog on your business website, we thought it would be best to quickly cover what content marketing entails, with blogging being a key part of the practice.

Content Marketing is a marketing strategy that is based on creating and sharing content of value with your community or target audience” in order to establish your business amongst your industry, Elegant Themes. By regularly updating your blog and website with strong, purposeful content, you are able to draw attention to your business without paid advertising platforms.

So, what are the 6 reasons to have a blog on my website?

1.      Increased Opportunities to Be Found On Search Engines

Without effecting the navigation and pages on your website, blogs can add extra meaningful content that doesn’t crowd your online presence. Each blog that is posted is another format of content on your site that gives you another chance to found on the web through organic searches.

The right way of doing this would be to follow the core beliefs of content marketing and to apply your blogs to answer the questions of your customers rather than sell your service and product. The next time your customers, or potential customers, head to Google and carry out a search, with luck and some generic SEO, your website should be found.

Blogging vastly improves your visibility”, Social Media Today.

2.      Links with Social Media Marketing

Most of your customers will already be active on social media platforms and with more than 3.7 billion users of the internet every day, why would you not want to be at the front of the line?

Facebook reported that in 2016, there was estimate of 1.71 billion people using the platform monthly, nearly 20% of the world’s population. Sharing your content on the most active platform for your customers is bound to draw some kind of attention, even more if the content is useful.

Blog posts that answer questions, resolve issues and solve your customer’s problems can be updated weekly, monthly or quarterly to entice your customers to read more about your site, rather than share the same pages on your website that hard sell your products or services.

Another perk to social media is that your customers could also share your blogs if they want themselves, encouraging further reach and therefore more business attention.

3.      Soft Self-Promotion Tactics

No one likes to brag and sell their service to those who don’t necessary want it. Blogging removes the need to hard-sell your business and gives you the chance to speak casually about subjects surrounding your business, rather than selling your services directly.

By answering your customer’s questions and giving them an insight into your business practices, they feel comfortable, relaxed and trust your business so much more than if you were to direct them to a selling piece of content.

Blogs provide a window into your business and display your value – your knowledge, expertise and what it’s actually like to work with you shine through in your blogs”, Social Media Today.

As well as letting out your business inner secrets and discussing current topics, blogs are a learning curve that can show where, when and why your customers are interacting and what content they are interested in.

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