I can't imagine how many do's and don'ts lists exist out there. The Internet is full of them. Unless you are a veteran blog writer, though, there is too much input to keep straight. We have sifted through a lot of tips on blog writing and have identified what we think are the five biggest blogging mistakes companies make. If you can tackle these, your blog may just have a fighting chance to attract prospects and convert them into leads.
If you haven't figured it out by now, content is a very useful (and necessary) part of the wonderful world of inbound marketing. Many successful companies use content in a number of ways including videos, blogs, and infographics to improve their lead generation and to grow their businesses. For many inbound marketers however, business blogging has become one of the most effective platforms for publishing and maintaining great content.
Writing a blog post isn't always the easiest of tasks, and sometimes when you really push yourself, you find that the quality of work can suffer. When you sit down to write a blog, sometimes it's best to keep in mind that there are certain guidelines you should follow if you want to come up with some truly great quality content.
So you've begun your blogging adventure, that's great! You've probably decided to make the move from traditional advertising to content marketing as you've heard (from countless sources) how beneficial inbound marketing can be when used properly.
Traffic is something every internet marketer or blogger needs to survive online. It's not always kittens and rainbows, (although we'd like it to be) and sometimes you put a painstakingly enormous amount of time into a post only to find out nearly no one has viewed it. You have a stellar topic, an epic title and some solid content. So, where did it go wrong? The blogosphere is a big, busy world. With over 100 million blogs (and growing) it can be easy for your blog to go unnoticed.
We know that after reading Wednesday's post about bad blogging habits, you are dying to know more. Unfortunately, there are more than just a few bad blogging habits that exist in the blogosphere today. We've talked about how you should have a keyword strategy, write with your target audience in mind, and remember to spell check your work. Here are a few other bad blogging habits you'll want to avoid.
If you blog for your business at least three times a week (which is optimal for SEO purposes) then you understand how hard it can be to create new, fresh and useful content. Sure, you may know your business backwards and forwards, but don't you ever feel like you've run out of creative and interesting things to tell your audience? Trust us, we've sat scratching our heads trying to come up with blogging content ideas before - and it's not fun. The best way to solve this problem is to come up with a blog content planning guide that will help keep your business blog running like a well oiled inbound marketing and content machine.
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