Why Business Blogging Works

Hubspot

Every month, I run a new hire training class on blogging. While many of the people in that class know why blogging is important for business growth, I''m supposed to teach it as if that''s not the case. First, let''s get on the same page about what a blog is. Blogging

22 Exceptional Business Blogging Guides, Tips & Tactics

Webbiquity

A well-written and consistently updates business blog is a vital core element of a successful content marketing program. As noted below, blogs are among the most effective tools for increasing website traffic, generating leads, and acquiring customers. Nine Blog Writing Guides.

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24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity

Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever. How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Blog SEO.

Smart Business Blog Linking: Top 25 Content Marketing Blogs

Writing on the Web

Top 25 Content Marketing Blogs" src="[link] width="300" height="300" title="Smart Business Blog Linking: Top 25 Content Marketing Blogs" /> If your business blog needs to get inbound links , here’s a prime example of how to do it.

What Is Business Blogging? [FAQs]

Hubspot

We recently published a blog post answering a common but nuanced question -- " What Is a Landing Page? ". For instance, business blogging. What''s the difference between regular blogging and business blogging? What Is Business Blogging?

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How to Launch and Grow a Business Blog From Scratch [SlideShare]

Hubspot

Roughly six months ago, I was tasked with launching a new business blog for Sidekick , an email productivity tool built in HubSpot''s startup labs. I thought sure, I''ve been blogging for HubSpot for over two years. I spent days Googling "how to launch a new blog."

11 Clever Ways to Nurture Leads With Your Business Blog

Hubspot

When it comes to the role of business blogging in inbound marketing, there''s no question that it fits quite nicely into the ''Attract'' stage of the methodology. But there''s another part of the inbound marketing methodology where blogging also fits -- and doesn''t get enough credit.

Why the Inverted Pyramid Doesn't Work for Business Blogs

Hubspot

One of the blogs I really admire is the KISSmetrics blog -- it consistently features very well written and researched posts that make me think. And I had a realization … I have never written a blog post in the style of the inverted pyramid.

12 Revealing Charts to Help You Benchmark Your Business Blogging Performance [NEW DATA]

Hubspot

Most inbound marketers understand that business blogging is a critical part of a comprehensive inbound marketing strategy. Furthermore, how does that vary between B2B and B2C companies, and smaller and larger businesses? The Effect of Blogging Frequency on Website Traffic.

6 Reasons a Blog Should be the Center of Any Social Content Strategy

Webbiquity

Despite the many business benefits of blogging , it remains an underutilized tactic. 500 fastest-growing companies and just 35% of the Fortune 100 enterprises maintain blogs. And presuming that blog is hosted on your company domain (e.g.

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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”.

A Sampling of the Sexiest Business Blogs on the Internet

Hubspot

Have you ever looked at a blog that just took your breath away? No matter what industry they''re in, companies are stepping up their game by focusing on their blog design in addition to content. Part of having a beautiful design is also improving the user experience of your blog.

How the HubSpot Marketing Blog Actually Generates Leads (Hint: It's Not How You Think)

Hubspot

Business blogging "best practices" instruct bloggers to include a relevant call-to-action at the bottom of every blog post. This is nothing groundbreaking -- it's how you convert visitors to your blog into valuable inbound leads for your business.

13 Undeniable Reasons to Start a Business Blog

Writtent

These days, social media has become incredibly prevalent, not just for people to stay in contact with one another, but as a new platform for businesses to advertise and reach their customers. Just about every business has a website to take advantage of that, but what about a blog?

Scheduling Your Business Blog: How Often to Blog and the Best Times to Publish

Writtent

If you’re trying to create an editorial calendar to keep your business blogging on schedule, there are two tricky things you need to master: coming up with new content ideas and figuring out how often to blog. Blogging Frequency Best Practices. How often do you blog?

Why Every Business Blog Needs Evergreen Content

Hubspot

When it comes to the different types of content you can publish on a business blog , there is a world of possibilities. But among all those variations of blog content is a very important one that often gets overlooked. What Is Evergreen Blog Content? Connect with HubSpot

Compounding Posts Generate 38% of Your Blog's Traffic: Here's What HubSpot's Look Like

Hubspot

Did you know that there is a certain type of blog post that makes up 10% of a blog's repertoire, but are responsible for generating 38% of total blog traffic? Here’s a real life example of one of HubSpot’s compounding blog posts.

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.

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.

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.

10 Common Business Blogging Questions Answered

Hubspot

Yesterday Dan Zarrella expanded his scientific webinar series with a presentation analyzing the science behind blogging for business. The Science of Blogging ( #BlogSci ) quickly became a trending topic on Twitter, highlighting people’s strong interest in the subject.

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity

Nevertheless, social media activity consumes resources and therefore must produce business results–or those resources will be spent somewhere else. The core of social media marketing efforts should be the corporate blog. Link to product information from within your blog posts.

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7 Fatal Business Blogging Mistakes (And Easy Fixes!)

Hubspot

Creating remarkable content is one of the core components of inbound marketing, and one of the best ways to generate a steady flow of fresh content is by publishing a business blog. Ready to start applying some blogging band-aids? Not Integrating Your Blog With Your Website.

How to Write Stellar How-To Posts for Your Business Blog

Hubspot

There is no shortage of different types of content you can create to feed your business blog. It's a business blogging classic. So put on your teacher hat , and read on to learn how to write a how-to post like a blogging pro.

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Six Ways to Search-Optimize a Blog

Webbiquity

Many of the same principles apply to optimizing a blog for search as for optimizing a business website : use keywords in the body copy, post titles, subheadings, permalink URL, image alt tags and meta tags. But a blog also presents additional opportunities for search optimization beyond those that apply to standard websites (which is why Google loves blogs ). Blogs are one of the best mechanisms for publishing a steady stream of new content.

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?)

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12 Business Blogging Shortcuts for Time-Crunched Marketers

Hubspot

After a very successful HubSpot Twitter chat on Tuesday (join us for the next one on January 24th at 3:30 PM EST!) Because we really want our readers to adopt business blogging as part of their daily (or weekly, depending on your competitive needs!) Set blogging deadlines.

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.

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Methodology: Brainstorming Awesome Business Blog Posts

Hubspot

It can be very tricky to come up with ideas for new blog posts, especially if you’re just getting started and need inspiration. For some inspiration, follow along with me here as we write an optimized blog outline together. ” This leads into your blog post pretty quickly.

A Vivid Vision for HubSpot's Content

Hubspot

Giving away your health data is about as inbound as it gets,” observed Volpe when he wrapped up the interview from HubSpot’s brand new Cambridge recording studio. Would we have a blog? I imagined teaching a Columbia J-school class on business blogs.

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12 of the Best Guides and Sources for Free Stock Images

Webbiquity

At the core of any successful blog is valuable content—helping readers solve a problem, increase their knowledge, work more effectively. But text alone isn’t enough; to really make a blog stand out, it needs to include compelling images as well.

Dear HubSpot: I Have to Market My New Business. Where Do I Start?

Hubspot

Dear HubSpot is a weekly column that we do to answer people''s most burning questions about inbound. Dear HubSpot, I''ve got an excellent business idea for a career consulting service. Step 2: Set up a blog and start writing blog posts. SEO Blogging

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87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity

Is blogging coming back or trailing off? Social networks and blogs In the U.S Social media and blogs reach 80% of all U.S. Just 23% of Fortune 500 companies maintain an active blog, vs. 37% of Inc. Digital Buzz Blog ). Digital Buzz Blog ). Business Insider ).

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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.

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.

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How One Company’s Investment in Blogging & SEO Increased Traffic By Over 2,500% in One Year

Hubspot

Setting aside time to brainstorm blog topics, structure posts around relevant keywords, optimize calls-to-action and social sharing buttons, and strategically place relevant internal links can sound daunting to many marketers. Setting Up a Blog Strategy. Implementing the Blog Strategy.

Hidden Budget Costs, LinkedIn Cheat Sheets & More in HubSpot Content This Week

Hubspot

While we of course found little ways to enjoy the sunlight and the April Fools'' Day pranks, we also got down to business -- blogging business, at least. In this blog post you will learn how to tweet multiple days every day without dedicating all of your time to Twitter.

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Better Blog Writing: Getting Hooked by Your Own Hook

Writing on the Web

looking for a “hook,” a magnetic headline that would draw readers into my client’s blog like bees to honey. About Blogs Content Marketing On Writing Better Writing Great Blog Content blog content blog writing business blogging content marketing with blogs

Why You Should Write Quality Blog Content

Writing on the Web

Quality blog posts are key to your business getting found on the Web. If you want to get found, get known and get clients online, you need to write and publish quality blog posts that resonate with your readers. What works for one business won’t always work for another.

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.