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Why you should blog for your business?

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There are a lot of things you can blog on. But perhaps I am getting ahead of myself – why exactly should every business blog? What are the advantages to blogging on your website?

Give a human face to your business

People like to think they’re dealing with real people over the Internet, especially if they’re willing to hand over their hard-earned cash to a business. A blog humanises you, brings out your personality and (hopefully) makes you likeable to your customers.

Ask for feedback

Have you ever tried to get any feedback from customers? Sending out copies by mail or email, giving out pen and paper or talking to each and everyone who walks into your shop? It’s time consuming and your return rate probably looks grimmer than a cemetery at night. Blogging can help you reach out to your customers and by posting an article and asking for feedback, you’re providing a forum where everyone can participate easily, at the click of a button.

Solidify your reputation as a though leader

By providing (free!) information and sharing your expertise, you can show your readers how knowledgeable you are in your industry. As more people read your blog, they will ask for your advice , the better your reputation will be.

Increased search results ranking

Everyone wants to be #1 and on the Internet, #1 means being at the top of that Google search results page. Aside from SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) keyword techniques, blogging can help you by providing high-quality, relevant and dynamic content. And Google loves high-quality, relevant and dynamic content! It draws people to your blog (and site), making Google think your page is really important and thereby giving it higher ranking and drawing even more people to your site.

Obviously, the main benefit is that you can gain customers and increase your sales. Eventually you’ll want those eyeballs to be converted into actual customers and cash. Blogging doesn’t really take much time, especially if you’re talking about things you already know, and just writing it down and organising your knowledge. Do it regularly, and don’t leave your blog dry for long periods of time. And remember, it’s not a quick-fix to any business problems you have. Blogging can be a great asset, but it’s something that’s built over time, much like your business’ good reputation.

Let me know your feedback.

Till next time.

Lorcan.

Lorcan Kinsella
Lorcan Kinsella is one of the most sought after Digital Marketing Strategists both in Ireland and internationally, having worked with some of the biggest names in information marketing in the world, including Jeff Walker, Dan Kennedy and Tony Robbins while working with the LaunchMen. He is well known for his innovative and passionate approach to digital marketing with extensive experience in developing, defining the overall marketing strategy. Having set up a number of businesses himself and worked in sales and marketing roles over the past 15 years he understands the challenges of developing an effective social media marketing strategy and ultimately a strong brand in the changing market place of today. In addition he is Moderator of Social Media International which is a sub group of Social Media Marketing which is the 4th largest group on LinkedIn boasting 750k members and founder of Social Media Marketing Ireland. In 2013 he founded Link into Business which is a membership training site for entrepreneurs, business owners, which provides all the up to date strategies in digital marketing and social media.

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