If you’re building a new website for your business, and not considering adding a blog, rethink your plans.
You might say that your business isn’t the type of thing that’s interesting to write about. You might question, “who would read it?” You may even wonder what the value a blog on your website could possibly bring. All fair questions, yes. But, all questions that have good answers to them.
Let’s start from the top. You’ve probably heard of blogs before, but just in case you need a refresher, the word ‘blog’ is shorthand for ‘web log.’ Essentially, it’s a page on your website with text, images, or video. When talking about blogs, we usually call the individual pages blog posts.
They can be more informal than your main website pages — but they don’t necessarily have to be.
These days, we build most of our sites on the user-friendly WordPress platform. And one of the great things about WordPress is that it makes blogging really easy.
A blog is a perfect place for several types of content to serve up to your visitors:
Having a well-written blog provides the marketing and branding value that comes with being seen by your customers as a trusted authority in your industry. But a well-written blog also actually serves many other purposes that can help support the overall goals of your website.
As we deal primarily with businesses at ABORG, we’re well aware that almost all business websites exist to drive leads, and ultimately, sales.
But to get visitors to your website in the first place – and hopefully, convert them in to customers – you need those leads to be able to find you.
The idea of your site ranking highly in searches in order to get those all-important clicks is known as search engine optimization (SEO), and blogs can be a tremendous asset to optimize your website for search engines.
How’s that work? The value lies in the content that’s going to be added to your site. Here’s how that content can help your site’s SEO:
Your new blog posts can serve as landing pages for people to enter your site (and therefore, discover your company) through search.
Also, having more great content on your site supports the site’s overall profile in Google. It tells search engines that your site is a high-quality, authoritative result to serve up for the terms that are most relevant to your business.
High-quality information and content is more important than ever to ensure that your site is found, and a well executed blog is a straightforward, efficient and cost-effective way to keep building your site’s ranking over time.
Ultimately, the value of a blog is that the more high-quality traffic you can get to your site, the more potential leads you’ll get.
Blog writing can be tough work. For one, you need to come up with compelling topics. You also need to keep on a schedule to keep the fresh content flowing – something that’s difficult for almost all business owners, with all the other stuff they have on their plate.
And for your blog to effectively drive traffic, you need to have someone on your side that can see what people are searching for — and what the best way to get those people to your site is.
Luckily, we’re here to help you. We write blog posts across a wide range of industries, including trades, B2B and B2C sales, financial services and more. We take the time to understand your business and your industry, double-check our sources, and let you have a look at the blog before we post it. Best of all, we put you or your company’s name on the post, positioning your brand as a knowledgeable leader (with none of the work involved in actually writing the thing.)
We aim to make your company blog something that you don’t have to worry about…allowing you to just sit back and reap the long-term rewards. Contact us about our portfolio of content writing services and Ottawa SEO services today.