Blogs, formally known as web logs have totally transformed over the past few years from personal logs, as marketers quickly realized the advertising potential of them, into serious marketing tools for almost anything online. Blogs help making relationships much easier than marketing websites and people more easily develop relationships which builds trust and therefore makes sales easier to achieve. Once created there are lots of options for monetizing the blog and lots of templates available to match whatever theme your blog is about. It's also easy to create links from it to your business website or even link the two together via RSS. If you think a blog is the way forward for you then here are a few tips on how to get the most from your blog.
1, Your audience. You are writing your blog post for your audience to read, so don't forget that what you write is of interest to them. They have searched for through a keyword, or keyword phrase, and arrived at your blog.
So, make sure they are happy with what they find and even interested enough to look a little further into your blog, and maybe visit your website. 2, Words fail. A large block of text can become very boring when reading, especially online. A picture or graphic or two placed within the text breaks up the strict framework of the post and keeps the reader interested through to the end. It is especially true if the picture is relevant to the subject of the post. 3, All your blog posts need to be on topic.
Your blog should be in your niche whatever that is so write content based on that all the time. People who find your content will always be interested in that subject and you don't want to put them off by them arriving at your blog excited to read your next post only to find that it's about something they're not interested in. Keep their appetites whetted and they'll keep coming back, get to know and trust your judgement and eventually you'll have a customer, possibly for life! 4, Keep things simple. The art of good communication is to keep things simple. Keep away from the technical jargon unless absolutely necessary and try to keep the sentences short and to the point.
5, The "Comments" option in blog should always be left on. You want to know what your visitors are thinking and whether they enjoyed your posts and possibly they'll tell you what they want to hear more about. This is pure gold to any blogger. Your visitors are virtually writing your blog for you. They may even comment an opposite point of view from yours but that is a good thing! It's all relevant content which is great for other visitors and conversation is always good. Don't forget to set your comments to "Must be approved" to deter spammers.
The number one task you must do before even installing a blog anywhere is have your plan of action ready. You need to be committed to submitting new content on a regular basis and answering posts that need to be answered. Don't forget your comments posters also give you their email address so this is another valuable resource for any internet marketer.
Russell is an old school internet marketer and a Consultant of CarbonCopyPRO, the new online marketing system that's taking entrepreneurs to new levels of success. His blog at helpandinfo.com is totally focussed on online marketing