If you haven’t been keeping your blog up to date and focused more in favor of faster and simpler social media outlet like Twitter, you might want to rethink that strategy. Finding out what types of search terms and phrases you need to be targeting your listings in the search engines is dire. Putting together some content for your blog and then going to those social sites like Twitter, Facebook to help generate links and traffic back to those posts will be greatly beneficial to your company, because you want potential clients. A simple “tweet” can potentially generate buzz, but a blog can offer much more in the end. Numbers help show the potential growth, up to 55% more visitors to the website, 67% increase in leads. Here are some tips to how blogs can help a business grow:
#1: Link Building
A blog can generate an average 97% increase in inbound links as to posting a “tweet” with a link and some added commentary may not get any response. Well written blogs rarely lack inbound links thus lending information to each page making it easier for visitors to find, web sites tend to point back to the primary URL.
#2: Outbound Links
Blogs will tend to link to external resources, information and sites. Business web sites will restrict their outbound links due to the concerns about distracting visitors from a potential sale. The ability to link freely to other sites is an important key in establishing the blog as a true resource and generating additional inbound links down the road.
#3: Keyword Potential
Websites have limits to how many pages can stream content before you begin to overwhelm the visitor and detract from sales. This usually leads to being very streamlined where only bits of information are given, limiting the number of keywords that can targeted. Adding new content allows a greater focus in order to target as many searches as possible.
#4: Freshness of Content
One major difference of blogs and standard web sites is through availability of updates to the content. Blogs will tend to be updated frequently as opposed to corporate sites being more stagnant. Using frequent content additions, blogs quite attractive to search engines and integrating your blog into your primary domain can help increase visitors to the main site as well.
Corporate websites will tend to be very conversion process driven; therefore limiting how comfortable a consumer can feel learning about a purchase. Blogs can allow a business to gain a wider range in a search by offering multiple opportunities to connect with the target audience increasing the likeliness they’ll link head back to your site, bookmarking for a future purchase.
If you still think blogging isn’t worth the time investment, think again. Here at Integrated Webworks, we develop the blog straight into the website’s domain to give the client the best usage of their website in order to help get their name out and make a mark. Sites like Facebook and Twitter only offer a little value due to their high number of users, but a blog will give a chance to help focus on what the company can offer to potential clients in a more professional way than just a post on a wall.