By now businesses understand that having a blog on their website is becoming more critical to the success of their business. But many are still reluctant to start one. How do you make sure your blog will do all it can for the success of your business?

Content Remains King

A blog is only as good as its content. You want your company’s blog writing to be informative as well as engaging. You need to select the writer(s) who will best be able to fit the personality of your company. They need to come up with, on a regular basis, creative content that truly helps your customers. Perhaps you have noticed on your company’s Facebook page or Twitter account that people are concerned about a problem or have a question about a certain product. The company’s blog is a perfect place to address these concerns as well as making sure that customers know they can respond to the blog and their voices will be heard.

Frequent Updates are Essential

Making frequent updates is also very important. No one wants to keep checking the company’s blog only to find the same old post week after week. Keeping your company’s blog relevant to any changes in the company or any changes in the field will serve to make sure your readers are informed and interested.

Be honest

Make sure your blog writing is honest. Keep marketing and the hard sell out of it. This is a place to open conversations in a more friendly style that will entice readers and make your company feel less like a corporation and more like the mom and pop place around the corner.

Your blog is where you establish credibility for what product or service your company offers. If you have opened the lines of communication and addressed problems and concerns in a non-threatening way, consumers will respond to this positively and your company can only benefit.

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Brock Murray

Director of Web Marketing at seoplus+
Brock Murray is a web marketing specialist for seoplus+. He has more than a decade of experience with web design, web programming and online marketing. He has had great success in helping hundreds of businesses establish an online presence with the goal of increasing both brand recognition and targeted website traffic.