Blog Marketing Tips

Creating Spectacular Content to Capture Client Interest

One of the best tools to use for driving potential clients to your website is to incorporate a web log, or blog. Blogs originally came into existence so people could write about their life and share it with the world. Smart internet marketers quickly saw the potential for reaching out to the vast internet audience, and began utilizing blogs to increase sales. Carefully crafted blog content powered by SEO, or search engine optimization is a low cost way to market and to build sales.

How Do Blogs Work?

Content should be at the heart of your blog. Your goal is to connect with your readers on a friendly level, rather than a sales person-to-client level. So you should write or use content that is conversational rather than preachy or obviously sales driven. Our tendencies as human beings are to trust friends, but to dislike salespeople. When writing your blog, keep it light and caring, but informative and interesting. Cover topics that the other guys in your niche don’t. Highlight what makes you different from the pack. Always be honest and sincere. It may be necessary to do some research about your chosen niche. Read other blogs and product service sites for new information that you can work into your website and blog.

Capturing Content if You Don’t Write

So you still want to use a blog to market your website, however, you’re not a writer. What do you do? Well, the internet is your answer, because there are hundreds, if not thousands, of content websites with millions of articles on all topics for use by people who are not necessarily the strongest or creative of copywriters. Many of these websites give away the articles for free. All you have to do is to sign up. Sometimes they offer a certain number of articles per month and if you want more, then you may have to pay a nominal fee.

Team Up

Another way to capture content for your blog is to team up with someone else and share your copy, your ideas and other resources. Many blogs are produced by teams of writers, rather than just one, who take turns posting. This takes away the burden from everyone on the team of individually having to come up with something new every single day. The quickest way to kill your blog is to let it stagnate without adding new information on a regular basis.

Utilize Search Engine Optimization

All of your content should be search engine optimized, meaning it should be sprinkled with the buzz words of your niche market throughout the copy. These buzz words are the words that people looking for your services and products load into a search engine in order to find relevant websites. The most successful SEO blogs routinely land their pages at the top of the search page, where the searchers will find it first, by keying on the buzz words and strategically placed keywords. Statistics have shown pages in the first five search engine spots usually are the ones making the most sales. Buzz words or keywords are good, however don’t overload the copy. For instance, a 500 word article should have no more than 3 or 4 keywords. They should come at the top, the middle and at the end of the content. Anything more is spam or junk mail.