Saturday, June 9, 2012

Above the Fold Part 5 - Creating a Blog Web

Tips for Successful Blogging

Driving Traffic with Blogs 

 So one of the keys to my success with driving our site to the top for our designated keywords was building a series of expert Blogs based on industry specific topics and our keywords. We created these Blogs to be a resource on our primary desired topics, but we built them to provide content, but also to shape market ideas, and of course to drive traffic and leads to our site. They have become a primary referrer of targeted leads looking for our solutions, and also have a great following. Here are some tips in creating your own BLOG web:

  1.  Create valuable content. This is so important. You have probably seen attempts at BLOG webs that just fall short, appear cheesy, and way to sales focused. You want people to come back, follow and participate. Focus on key industry solutions, overviews, topical articles that can easily lead back to your site. 
  2.  Make sure you add links to similar content. Obviously you want links in articles to help users find your site, but also provide links to other sites/blogs with similar content. This will drive your BLOG up in rankings, and also make sure you focus on creating a valuable resource or portal for information.
  3. Post often. I try to create non-product posts in a 4 to 1 ratio to make sure the BLOG does not focus on any one topic. This allows me to inter-weave my company focused content with objective content. 4. Vary your posts. Blogs that are just static content are boring. You need to add pictures, polls, video, etc to engage your audience and have them "participate" in the discussion.

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