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"Advantages of a Having Your Own Small Business Blog"


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Friday, November 21, 2008

A blog has become one of the most popular ways to communicate with internet users. Research indicates that people prefer to read blogs over reviews as it gives them a personal opinion about issues, products and services. Having your own blog gives you a unique medium to speak out and interact with your customers and target audience. The advantages of a business blog are so many, that you may wonder why you don't already have one! Here is a look at some of the benefits of a business blog.

  • A business blog gives you the freedom to talk to your customers and prospective ones about anything. You could discuss industry news and what you think about the latest developments. You could use your blog for advertising and marketing your products and services in a subtle and effective way. While the tone of blogs is generally personalized you could opt for an attitude that is more suited to your business.
  • Blogs are interactive and give you deep insight into what your target audience thinks about business related issues and allows you to use this in your marketing strategy. They are an excellent way to convince people to try your products and services and interest them in promotional offers.
  • Blogs can be used to keep track of which issues interest your target audience the most and accordingly shape the content of your blog and your web site. From the comments, activity and frequency of visits to your blogs, you can ascertain a growing trend in your traffic and capitalize on it. ROI from blogs is easy to measure and will give you a direct measure of how effective it is.
  • Blogs are a great way to create brand awareness and maintain it. It helps you associate your business with the values you know are important to your customers.
    " Blogs are simple to set up and even if technological aspects escape you, you can easily create and use a blog. Rather than create a blog with one of the many free blogging services, it pays to opt for a commercial application that incorporates the blog on your business web site.
  • By running a blog from within your own web site you will greatly enhance your sites SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and relevance with the search engines.
    " Blogs can help you achieve better search engine rankings as you can cover as many keywords and phrases as you want to and increase the visibility of your web site and your business.
  • It is easy to maintain and update a blog regularly and this gives the readers a reason to return to your blog and your web site. Regular blogs may also help increase your search engine result ranking and help more customers find their way to you.

It is cheap to set up, inexpensive to maintain and simple to use. It gives you a terrific medium to interact with your customers and insight into the demographics of your traffic and their feedback. Blogs give you a unique platform to convince people on issues and topics. What more could you ask for to get your own blog started.

 

Provided By: Ray Plumlee
Website Address: www.WWWHelper.com

Ray Plumlee, a retired Naval Officer, retired from the Navy in 1994. Since 1996 he has built his online business by providing services and advice to other people desiring to start an online home based business.

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