This first impression is made up of a fairly complex set of factors - many of which are subtle and hard to measure. Things such as writing style, blog layout, architecture of your site, choice of imagery etc. Even if you were to ask your readers what it is they are looking for, you may get a blank stare or vague response. What they feel and inevitably how they perceive your brand is predominantly subconscious. But all of these factors in some way add up to a visitors perception of your brand and their likelihood to return to your site.
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In order for a blog to be considered a success, it has to abide not only by the strategy implemented to reach its goals, but also the foundation that supports it. A content strategy that brings fruit to a content marketing and social media marketing strategy is important in generating blog traffic, which you can turn into leads or customers. But how the blog is built and set up is just a crucial, if not even more so.
70% of B2B marketers plan on creating more content in 2015 than they did the previous year, according to the 2015 Content Marketing Report. It's a great goal but it does suggest a new problem - how to create all that new content? As content manager for a B2B business blog it is something that I can certainly resonate with. Here I'll address some of the ways to solve that challenge.
Blogging is an art form and it should be treated as such. To truly master blogging you’re going to need to spend a lot of time perfecting your writing style and getting to know your customers. The deeper you know your customers and the better you can serve them with clarity the more likely your posts are to resonate and inspire action.
Even more than commenters, subscribers really like your content. When someone is kind enough to subscribe to you blog, visit their website. Comment on their posts. Become followers of their social channels. Engage with them on their social channels. This demonstrates the value of their new connection with you. Reach out and connect, and ask them if you can schedule an offline introductory call, so that you learn more about their business.
Forming an effective content marketing strategy for your blog is like setting up moves in a chess match. If done correctly, you will be able to a produce high-quality, actionable, and measurable content campaign that serves relevant information to your target audience on a consistent basis. From here, you will be able to meet your blogging goals much quicker.
Behind every successful business, there is a product and or service which swings open the flood gates to satisfied clients and high conversion rates. When it comes to anything presented online, it is the quality of content in which you market that matters most.