What Should a Good Blog Provide to a Brand?
Creating content is a primary focus for any online brand or business. In order to be able to communicate effectively with audiences, a website must be able to offer a variety of elements that said audience finds useful. Whether it be products, services, entertainment, community or simple answers, there is always a purpose for versatile content.
Blogs are one such example. While not everybody prefers written content, blogs make it possible for brands to connect with audiences in a straightforward way and communicate on a host of topics. Even businesses focused on selling products and converting visitors into loyal fans or subscribers should realize the value of a blog.
So what exactly should a quality blog provide to its audience – and to the brand itself? Continue reading to learn what you should expect from your brand’s efforts.
Easily one of the best benefits a brand can garner from the addition of a blog is the increased traffic one can provide. With regular burst of content being published on the brand’s website, customers and visitors alike have more reason to stick around, click, read and check back in from time to time.
Furthermore, the creation of content for a blog helps further increase the chances of your website appearing in select search results. Pinging to Google and Bing a wide variety of blog posts and links helps your brand pop up in these results and stimulates organic traffic. This obviously has major implications for long-term search engine optimization benefits and can further boost traffic in time.
New Customers and Subscribers
Blog content makes it possible for brands to better connect with their audiences. Besides the aforementioned additional traffic, this content can be used to persuade, inform or otherwise convert visitors into customers and subscribers.
It also provides opportunities to directly integrate calls to action throughout the content, whether that be to purchase a product, read a review or subscribe to your mailing list.
Additional Social Media Potential
Another huge benefit of a brand maintaining a blog is a constant source of content to be distributed elsewhere. While email campaigns are a great choice for brands with robust mailing lists, the overall best platform for boosting blog visibility is via social media.
By being able to push blog content on a regular basis to all of your social media platforms, you help keep your brand active and engaged on social media in a new way. Even if your brand is already quite active, adding this component to the mix can help encourage more people to check in with you, interact with your brand and ultimately share your offerings.
Improved Brand Recognition
Once you begin stacking up the cumulative benefits of the three aforementioned concepts, there is another overarching benefit of having a blog: better brand recognition. From the shares on social media reaching new audiences to the clicks generated from posts pinging to Google and other search engines, you can slowly but surely establish greater brand recognition within your target niche(s).
A blog is a low-cost, easily-constructed and minimally-complex form of content creation that comes with a litany of benefits. Virtually every brand can benefit in multiple ways from creating and maintaining one, so why not launch your own brand’s blog starting today?