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How to Make Your Business Blog Profitable

June 10, 2012 by Blair Stover

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English: Infographic on how Social Media are being used, and how everything is changed by them. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Starting a business blog is a great weapon in your marketing arsenal but you have to put work into it to make that happen. Simply building a blog and posting content is the first step but you have to work in SEO, focus on quality content, build links and talk about your blog on your social media platforms in order to spread the word.

Here are some ways to utilize the power of your blog to build your business. A blog is a great place to feature your goods or services – especially if you sell physical products. You can use your blog to post testimonials and use it as an extension of your website. Make certain your blog posts point back to the website to enhance sales.

Your blog can be used to spread company news, industry news, and announce new products, services, and any anniversaries your company is celebrating. If you are using the blog for business purposes, make certain you keep your target audience in mind. Cater your posts to the audience.

Your blog can be used as a way to deliver enhanced customer service. If you have customer concerns that are being raised on your social media pages consider putting together a blog post to address those concerns. Take responsibility for client concerns and address it through feedback on your blog.

If you’re looking to expand your workforce either through permanent hiring or with offering internship opportunities use your blog to recruit applicants. If you announce a position on your blog and your social media pages, you know that someone who’s responding is likely familiar with your business.

Bottom line with your business blog is that it should be used to drive traffic back to your website and be used as a tool to drive sales. A blog, with continually updated content, will help your Google ranks and help your business be found.

 

 

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