10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

If you’re not generating leads – as in: a lot of leads – from your company’s blog, you’re missing out on what is perhaps not only your best opportunity to convert organic Web traffic into actionable, measurable sales inquiries, but also the best way to actually show real ROI from your social media investment. Here are 10 proven ways to generate more leads from your blog. The best way to convert organic blog visitors to subscribers is to write great content.

Better Business Blogging: 7 Lessons from Liberace

Writing on the Web

What can we learn from Liberace about better business blogging ? How can you make your business blog a little more flamboyant or sexy? Here’s how you can take away some of Liberace’s style and wisdom and apply it to your business blog: Add color: Liberace began his career as a classical pianist. Does your business blog “wear black?” Do you connect with your audience of blog readers?

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Business Blogging: 4 Tips PLUS 1 Great Video on Creativity

Writing on the Web

Business blogging can be frustrating for professionals. write on your business blog, you’ve done a bunch of research, you’ve created lists, outlines and even saved a few great blog post drafts, but you haven’t actually published any of your content… There always seems to be one more thing to check before you pull the ‘publish’ trigger. Business blogging is creative but it also follows steps.

Ghost Writers Needed: For Business Blogs Everywhere

Writing on the Web

Many professional business blogs need ghost writers. How else can busy professionals maintain quality content and frequent publishing schedules? What about you and your blog? How can you consistently publish on your professional business blog and never have to worry about coming up with ideas, researching facts and stats, and writing compelling, quality content that solves problems for your readers?

How to turn your business blog into a publisher

Biznology

Since this single goal unites nearly all businesses, many companies have turned their business blogs into publishing powerhouses. However, in addition to selling this product, the company also has developed a well-trafficked blog that publishes new information daily. Why should businesses become publishers? When businesses can tap searchers at the top of the sales funnel, they can create brand loyalty and boost conversions down the road.

Five Ways to Get Better Business Blogging Results

Webbiquity

Although business blogging is now widespread— 66% of all marketers and 75% of B2B marketers use blogs in their social media content—not all business bloggers are getting the results they’d like to see. If you’d like to increase the impact of your company blog, these insights from recent research can help. But to get you started on the road to better business blogging results, here are five key takeaways from the study.

You Business Blog: Should You Make Money with Sponsored Posts?

Writing on the Web

Want to make money with your business blog ? There are a lot of different ways to use your blog to make money. One of the most common is soliciting blog sponsors who pay a set dollar amount monthly or yearly to write sponsored posts. A sponsored blog post can be a paid opportunity for a guest author; sometimes a company will sponsor a post written by the blog author about their product or service.

Your Business Blog Year 10: Is It Still Worth It?

Writing on the Web

Does blogging still make sense for your business? Is a business blog worth the time you need to research, write, format and publish quality content? Some busy professionals ask me if it’s worth it to blog or would keeping in touch with people through social media sites work just as well? It’s a good question, particularly for small businesses, coaches and consultants who don’t have staff and a lot of time.

Business Blog Writing: Must You Write It Yourself?

Writing on the Web

Do you do all your own blog writing? If you’re a lawyer, financial adviser, doctor or consultant, should you write your own blog ? One of the main reasons to have a blog and publish frequently is because it helps you get found, get known, and get clients. Visitors to your blog want to know more about you, your expertise, your talents and focus. And a good blog has fresh content at a minimum once or twice a week.

How to Find Great Blogs for Better Business Blogging

Writing on the Web

Writing quality content is key for your business blog. Never stop focusing on better business blogging. But what about reading great blogs yourself? Why do you need to find great blogs to follow? If you want to build a better business blog, this is key: you must read the other great blogs in your field, and some others as well. What else is being published that can help solve their problems? How do you find great blogs?

When Should You Start a New Business Blog?

Writing on the Web

When should you start a new business blog ? Let’s face it, publishing frequently on a business blog is time consuming. Depending on how swift your writing and blogging skills are, it can take you 1-2 hours to publish a post of 350-500 words, including the writing, editing, linking, adding an image, and updating social sites. A business blog will make more sense to readers when it’s focused and clear about the solutions it promotes.

7 Reasons Why Your Business Blog Is Failing (And How To Fix Them)

Webbiquity

Having an online presence is all but a necessity for businesses today. So what’s a small business owner like you going to do about it? You can always set up a Facebook page or establish a company Twitter account, but these platforms may not be the best for every type of business. That’s why a regularly maintained blog is a must-have for every business. Anyone can start a blog for their business. Blogs are hard work. We get it, you’re busy.

Top 16 SaaS Bloggers: Best Business Blogs You Can Learn From

Single Grain

Education can come in a number of different ways, but if you want to stay on top of the latest technology, growth hacks and business management strategies, the best place to look is: the leading SaaS blogs. He frequently published unique, original content that you won’t find elsewhere.

Epic Business Blog Content: 2 Questions Every Blog Owner Must Ask

Writing on the Web

If you’re in business and have a business blog, you’re frequently challenged by what to write. In my ebook Content Marketing with Blogs , I suggest business blog posts should be written with the 4 E’s as a guide: What you publish on your business blog should: Entertain. As anyone who runs a blog knows, that’s a tall order, and if you score high in one or two of these qualities, you can feel pretty good.

B2B Lead Generation Using a Business Blog

Industrial Marketing Today

Home Marketing Matters About Contact B2B Marketing Store Company Website B2B Lead Generation Using a Business Blog by Achinta Mitra on September 20, 2010 in B2B Lead Generation , Industrial Marketing Blog In B2B lead generation, quantity versus quality is probably the biggest challenge faced by industrial marketers. A good business blog can drive a steady stream of pre-qualified leads that are as good as referrals.

Why B2B Marketers Need to Develop A Publisher’s Mindset

Webbiquity

Publisher by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 B2B marketers need to shift from an advertising mindset to a publisher’s mindset. Advertisers have historically spent resources renting audiences from publishers who build and cultivate them. Today, B2B marketers have the means to become publishers, cultivating their own audiences using an array of technologies, like AI and voice response, that enable businesses to connect even more personally with their customers.

Using a Business Blog: Are You Hard to Find on the Web?

Writing on the Web

alt=" Using a Business Blog: Are You Hard to Find on the Web?" />. No, I don’t mean by searching for your name or the name of your business – that would be too easy. Try searching for a solution to the kind of problems your business solves, using keyword phrases your typical client might use. Search for your business the way new prospects would search for you, without knowing your name. Related posts: Blog Marketing: How Readers Find Your Business.

Should I Write Business Blog Posts?

Lead Liaison

Business blogs can be somewhat of a hot topic, as it relates to marketing investments. a business blog before committing. The Con’s of a Business Blog. You need to actually put thought into your business blog posts so that they offer value. You also want to strategically pick a topic that will drive traffic to your blog, and therefore your website. The Pro’s of a Business Blog.

Business Blogs and the Parisbas Tennis Open

Writing on the Web

Is your blog like my tennis, a hit or a miss? I know people who blog like that. Blogging for your business doesn’t work that way. Steady as you go, writing at least twice a week, at least 350 words, focusing on the key words that drive results for your business, mixing information with stories, always keeping the reader in mind. Business blogging is like tennis: you want to keep the ball in play. 5 Blog Writing Lessons from the U.S.

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. That''s because we never want to assume everyone understands inbound marketing just because we live and breathe it every day, and this class is meant to equip everyone with the ability to explain a core tenet of inbound -- business blogging -- to anyone that asks.

10 Reasons why you should have an active business blog

Biznology

Blogs have been around for quite some time now. Although they were not widely used by businesses at their conception, they have been around since the 1980’s and 1990’s. Business blogs just started to go mainstream about 10 years ago. Blogs have been around for so long because they can be a very useful communication tool for businesses. Here are 10 reasons why you should maintain a blog for your business: Blogging is easy.

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. In the sample quote I used about a “128-bit secure site,&# wouldn’t it be more interesting if the business blogged about a client who had a bad experience using an unsecured website?

28 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2013

Webbiquity

Maintaining a company blog has numerous benefits for businesses of almost all shapes and sizes: blogging is an SEO best practice; it drives more website visitors lead conversions; it draws new visitors, expanding the reach of the company website; and it’s core element of a content marketing and online presence optimization strategy. So it’s not surprising that 76% of b2b companies and 72% of b2c enterprises now have corporate blogs.

6 Common Reasons Why Business Blogs Fail

Circle Studio

Blogging is a cornerstone of B2B content marketing and can be highly effective at driving website traffic, while nurturing relationships with both prospects and clients. Many B2B companies have a blog but are not seeing the results they had hoped for or expected. And while there are many reasons why business blogs fail, there are a handful that seem to be the most prominent. Remedy this issue by: Tying your blog to a documented content marketing strategy.

4 Reasons to Publish on a LinkedIn Blog

Writing on the Web

Do you know about LinkedIn blogs? And are you blogging yet on LinkedIn ? I’m not yet, but I will be right after I write this blog post! Since early 2014, LinkedIn opened its publishing platform to its 300+ million users. The importance of using a LinkedIn blog is that it will add dimension and help in building a well-documented profile. Publishing on LinkedIn will give you a real edge, and you should start now while there isn’t much competition.

Business Blogging: Boosting Your Financial Institution's Organic Traffic

SmartBug Media

Is business blogging a part of your financial institution’s marketing strategy? If the answer is no, keep reading to learn how blogging can help drive traffic to your website. The History of Blogging. The concept of blogging was introduced in 1994, when a college student wanted to publish his writing online. Justin Hall created a simple site that shared links and photos, and there we had it—the first “blog.” What Is Business Blogging?

Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It

Writing on the Web

How to Find It and Keep It" width="315" height="205" title="Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It" /> Have you found your business blog sweet spot? In previous posts I shared how storytelling and personalization are key to creating a blog with personality, and that the biggest mistake business bloggers make is ego-centric blog posts. What are your online reading habits, blogs, websites, articles, videos, podcasts?

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How to Generate Leads with Your Business Blog

Lead Liaison

Business blogs have become one of the most powerful and cost-effective marketing tools available. It is as effective for growing fortune 500 businesses as it is for small start-ups. Done well, blogging allows companies to share important information about themselves or the industries that they are a part of, create brand awareness, educate their audience, and perhaps most importantly, generate leads. Here are some great tips to keep in mind when planning your blog.

Beginner’s Guide to Business Blogging in 2019

Single Grain

I know what you're thinking: What business owner has the time to build a blog from scratch? It doesn't matter if you're a one-person-band or the CEO of an international company, the thought of creating a business blog is a daunting prospect. And with online competition more intense than ever before – in virtually every niche – you have to wonder: Is business blogging still worth it? 3 Benefits of Business Blogging.

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? But I''ll keep it short. :-) And if you''re currently employed as a full-time business blogger, maybe bookmark this for future family gatherings. What Is Business Blogging? I still don''t know what blogging is!

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Top 4 SEO Tips for Small Business Blogs on a Shoestring Budget

Writing on the Web

Consequently, a lot of small businesses and professionals today are struggling to achieve their SEO goals on a restricted budget. Having said that, there are still a lot of smart yet pocket-friendly SEO tips that businesses can implement on a shoestring budget. Here are 4 top SEO tips for small businesses on a shoestring budget: Contribute to High Authority Blogs in Your Niche. Aim your energies at quality blogs.

Business Blogging: 4 Ways to Have Fun and Profits

Writing on the Web

If you’re writing your blog for more than just fun, you’ve probably thought about how you can make some money from it. 1) Putting ads on your blog. This is the most obvious way to make money blogging. If you’re just starting out blogging one of these is the best way to start. And if you have a specialist or local blog, remember you can approach relevant businesses directly and ask them to advertise. 4) Selling blog merchandise.

Best Business Blogging Tips and Guides of 2010 (So Far), Part 1

Webbiquity

Stumped for new blog post topic ideas? Struggling to increase blog traffic? Learn how to make your blog the center of your social media efforts, build traffic, write great posts and more here in some of the best tips, tactics and guidance for blogging of 2010 so far. 100+ SMB Blogging Ideas to Kick Start 2010 by Small Business Trends. How to Never Run Out of Blog Topics to Write About by Internet Marketing for Business Owners.

B2B Business Blogging Tips: How to Generate More Leads and Sales Opportunities

PureB2B

In the age of content marketing, blogging has fast become one of the most effective ways to market your brand. Some B2B companies still haven’t adopted blogging as a business function despite its obvious benefits. Opting out of the blogging phenomenon makes a business seem like they don’t want to build a relationship with their customer, and in this day and age, that’s just shortsighted. Why You Should Blog for Your Business.

Content Marketing: Think Like a Publisher, Act Like an Investor

Industrial Marketing Today

Thriving in today’s content-driven online marketing world, demands that you think like a publisher. Just as publishers start by learning everything about their target audience and what information they want, content marketers must realize it is not about them but about their customers. He/she is inundated with business plans, presentations and proposals but only a chosen few get called back for more in-depth information.

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”.

What the Future Holds for Business Blogging

Hubspot

And because business blogging is one of the most effective ways for marketers to consistently deliver content to their audiences -- and because it''s right in my wheelhouse as HubSpot''s blog manager -- I thought I''d share with you what I think the future of business blogging holds. Content quality makes or breaks successful business blogs -- and credible businesses. Businesses realize the need to build in-house content teams.