Why Your Sales Funnel May Run Dry Without a Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial marketers who don’t use a business blog are missing a key component of feeding the top of their sales funnels. You can find lots of online articles about the advantages of using a business blog for building thought leadership, communities and humanizing your company.

B2B Blogging Trends for 2011

Webbiquity

Blogging is often viewed as the core component of a B2B social media marketing strategy, and other than discussion forums, it’s the most mature component of social media. So what’s next for B2B blogging?

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When Business Blogging Works Too Well…

Writing on the Web

Blogging for your business works like this: You blog about the problems you solve for your clients. But then your business grows, you get busy, and what happens to the blog? I think I enjoy blogging for other people more than I do for myself!

Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own

Writing on the Web

And not because this article will tell you anything you don’t already know – rather, it will remind you of business principles that you already apply in your everyday professional work but which you forgot once you started marketing online. Currently, you write three blog posts a week.

Starting a Business Blog? Read Me First

Writing on the Web

I hear it all the time: smart professionals, who are great at what they do, don’t have enough time to blog , or even start a business blog. Recently someone shared with me how they had started blogging with great gusto – they put in a lot of time – but got stuck, and never went back. My point is that I see many professionals who are pretty smart at what they do, but they start blogging without reading any instructions at all.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity

Over the last decade, business blogs have gone from being a novelty to a leading-edge practice to an essential element for any company seeking to optimize its presence on the web. According to Small Business Trends and HubSpot , the percentage of businesses with blogs has increased from less than half in 2009 to nearly two out of three in 2011. Why are so many companies now embracing blogging?

Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own

Writing on the Web

And not because this article will tell you anything you don’t already know – rather, it will remind you of business principles that you already apply in your everyday professional work but which you forgot once you started marketing online. Currently, you write three blog posts a week.

Business Blog Writing: Come on, light my fire!

Writing on the Web

When it comes to writing content for a business blog , most professionals start from their point of view. While this business understands that its customers want security and low prices when ordering services online, they fail to ignite passion or spark action in readers.

When Business Blogging Works Too Well…

Writing on the Web

Blogging for your business works like this: You blog about the problems you solve for your clients. But then your business grows, you get busy, and what happens to the blog? I’ve seen hundreds of blogs written by smart professionals that haven’t been posted since last November. I think I enjoy blogging for other people more than I do for myself! So they call me and outsource their blogging with my services.

Top 10 Industrial Marketing Posts of 2011

Industrial Marketing Today

As we wind down 2011, this is a good time to review all the industrial marketing posts that I have published here and been viewed by you, my readers, during the year. Not all the posts were written in 2011, one was way back from 2008. If there is one important takeaway from this exercise, it is that blog posts live forever and continue to attract traffic long after they have been posted. 3 Business Blogs with Proven ROI from Industrial Companies.

Why Use Animated Videos on a Business Blog?

Writing on the Web

Are you considering creating an animated video for your business blog? Did you know that blog posts and articles with images perform 91 percent better than those without them ( Skyword study, 2011 )? Now that’s what I call good performance for a blog post!).

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Sure, teenagers spend a lot of time on YouTube, but did you know that three-quarters of business executives watch work-related online videos weekly? ” Or that49% of B2B journalists write blogs, and 84% are on Twiter? Is a Blog Still Important in 2011?

Is Blogging Right for my Business? The Benefits of a Business Blog

NuSpark

The strategy of blogging, especially from a b2b perspective, can be somewhat misunderstood. So I thought I’d raise the question on the benefits of blogging to the NuSpark Marketing content alliance team, and get their reaction to the following question. “I’m I’m not convinced a blog is right for my business, plus I’m concerned over time and resources. Give me some reasons how a blog on my site can contribute to lead generation and business growth”.

11 Pro Tips for Better Business Blogging

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Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Explore Classifieds Trending Stories OMG, the Oxford English Dictionary Added New Words! Then address those concerns on the blog. May 12th - 14th, 2011.

B2B BloggingTrends in 2011

Ambal's Amusings

Business-to-Business (B2B) marketers are finding that publishing valuable and relevant content on their blogs and websites is a sure shot way to gather more leads. What do you see as key trends in B2B Blogging for 2011?

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Business Blogging: Blast Past the Blunders

Writing on the Web

Here’s how to bust out of blog oblivion: Blogging 101: 6 weeks to Confident Blogging with the Queen of WordPress, Suzanne Bird-Harris. Here’s what the survey reveals: 72% struggle with enough time to blog. Blog this on Blogger.

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11 Editorial Guidelines Every Business Blog Needs

Hubspot

Many business bloggers have learned that their blog is one of their most crucial inbound marketing assets. Not only do companies that blog generate 55% more web traffic, but 57% of businesses have also won a customer through their blog. Explain the blog's objective.

13 Awesome Headlines for Business Blogging Success

Hubspot

Blog content gets shared across all types of social channels. So for a blog post, the headline is its call-to-action. To save you some time, we wanted to give you a jump-start on succeeding at this critical aspect of business blogging.

12 Reasons Your Business Blog Is Failing

Hubspot

Let's say that a couple of months ago, you decided to really start drinking the inbound marketing Kool-Aid, and you took the plunge: you started a business blog. 12 Reasons Your Blog is Failing. In business blogging, actionable content performs better.

11 Safeguards to Prevent Business Blogging Embarrassment

Hubspot

You just wrote an awesome blog post. No matter how remarkable the content of that blog article is, there are still countless things that could be wrong with your post. 11 Things to Do Before Publishing a Blog Post. You're (probably) not business blogging just for fun.

Don’t Let Lack of Content Stop You from Blogging

Industrial Marketing Today

The mantra for effective business blogging is to regularly pump out fresh content that is reader-centric and not focussed too much on you, your products or your company. More power to you if you already have a horde of avid readers who visit your blog every time you post new content.

11 Essential Business Blogging Software Features

Hubspot

So you've made the decision to start a business blog. A blog is a powerful tool to help your business get found online, increase organic traffic, and generate leads and customers. 11 Key Blog Software Features for Businesses. Blog Functionality.

Everything You Need to Sell Your Boss on Business Blogging

Hubspot

All of that has been pretty easy to integrate into your day to day marketing responsibilities, but there's one thing you really want to make more time for: blogging. Writing blog content on a regular basis requires time that you just don't have. This blog post (how meta is that?)

10 Business Blog Posts You Should Write NOW

Hubspot

And of all the content creation methods available to you, a business blog is easily one of the most important content platforms in inbound marketing. The problem is that business blogging can be difficult. 10 Business Blog Posts You Should Write NOW.

The Ultimate Guide to Designing the Perfect Business Blog

Hubspot

Yes, as an inbound marketer, your blog content has to be amazing. As a business becoming a blogging machine, it is easy to focus 100% on content and ignore valuable design elements of your blog that can act as powerful boosters of traffic and leads of your business.

5 Critical Metrics to Measure Business Blog Performance

Hubspot

This is an excerpt from HubSpot's ebook, " An Introduction to Business Blogging." Download the complete ebook for more marketing tips about business blogging. Business blogging without measuring results is a complete waste of time.

7 Steps to an Even Better Business Blog

Hubspot

Blogging is often overlooked for other flashier social media marketing options like Facebook and Twitter. However, having a successful business blog not only supports lead generation; it also provides thoughtful engaging content needed to be successful on social media.

5 Steps to Ensure Your Business Blog Isn’t Boring

Hubspot

This is a guest post written by Alvina Lopez, a freelance writer and blog junkie who blogs about accredited online colleges. It seems that in the last few years, businesses have finally wizened up some. The best way of doing this is by creating and maintaining a blog.

B2B Blogging Gaining Acceptance by More Industrial and Engineering Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

For a while now, marketing consultants have been preaching the benefits of making B2B blogging the cornerstone of inbound marketing. It is difficult nowadays to find a marketing company or an independent expert not using a business blog to attract and engage with its target audience. I use this blog to reach a wider audience than before, drive more traffic to my industrial marketing company’s Website and establish my expertise in this niche.

Retrofitting Blogs and Converting Industrial Websites into Blog Sites

Industrial Marketing Today

They all want to either add a blog to their static industrial websites or convert them into dynamic blog sites. Retrofitting a blog into an existing site is quicker and less expensive than recreating the site on a blogging platform. However, a blog site with a fully integrated blog has many advantages over the retrofit option. For a full list of benefits, refer to my earlier post, “Build Industrial Websites as Dynamic Blog Sites.”.

Tips on Blog Post Optimization

Writing on the Web

What are the steps you need to follow to ensure each blog post is optimized for search engines as well as well-written for your readers’ interests ? Can’t beat that… Let me know if you have questions about blogging steps. 8 Blog SEO Tips for Top Search Results.

Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

Writing on the Web

Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. No wonder blogging seems tiresome and time-consuming. How to Automatically Link Blog Posts to Facebook.

Say NO to Auto-Feeds: Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites

Writing on the Web

Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites" alt=" Say NO to Auto Feeds: Your Blog & Facebook, Social Sites" />. Many people who think they don’t have time for social media use applications that automatically feed their blogs into Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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How Blogs Help Manufacturers Enter New Markets

Industrial Marketing Today

The current economy and a global supply chain have forced many manufacturers to reevaluate how they do business these days. Traditional sources of new business – word-of-mouth referrals and repeat business from existing customers have slowed to a trickle for many of these industrial companies. Business owners and executives crave stability and predictability but expectations and behaviors of industrial buyers have changed. There are plenty of blogs in most industries.

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13 Business Blogging Mistakes and Their Easy Fixes [Ebook]

Hubspot

Great business blogging combines compelling industry content with clear calls-to-action to support lead generation. For many marketers businesses blogging can be a huge competitive advantage, but also a challenge internally. Which blogging mistake do you see the most?

Business Blogging Up 17 Percentage Points in 2 Years [New Data]

Hubspot

HubSpot's latest State of Inbound Marketing study revealed a remarkable trend about business blogging: From 2009 to 2011, the percentage of respondents with a company blog grew from 48% to 65%. For more results from the 2011 study, watch the 2011 State of Inbound Webinar.

Industrial Blog Sites Revisited

Industrial Marketing Today

The idea of combining a website with the benefits of a blog is very appealing to many industrial marketers. In my conversations over the past few months, I have noticed a growing acceptance of blog sites among manufacturers, industrial distributors and engineering services companies. Blog sites as inbound marketing hubs. B2B marketers with blogs generate 67% more leads according to a study done by HubSpot (See Why Your Sales Funnel May Run Dry Without a Business Blog ).

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