A BLOG IS THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD
AND UNDER-UTILIZED TOOL
IN THIS WEB 2.0 WORLD!
I gave a seminar the other day and amongst the audience, there was a lot of confusion around blogs, exactly what they are and what they can do.
Let me try to clarify….
A blog can be a personal diary.
A daily pulpit.
A collaborative space to build conversation and community.
A political soapbox.
A breaking-news outlet.
A collection of links.
Your own private thoughts.
Memos to the world.
A new marketing tool.
An online magazine.
Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and
sizes, and there are no real rules.
In simple terms, a blog (short for “weblog”) is a website, where you can write stuff, or post stuff (text, art, photos, video, etc) on an ongoing basis. You can add to it as little as or as much as you want to.
Where most websites are more static, and rarely updated, a blog can be more like an “online magazine” or newsletter to the world. Always changing. Always growing. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what’s new.
Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.
Blogs have reshaped the Web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others.
Merely blogging won’t dramatically transform your marketing. Your blog has to be well-optimized and promoted, and most of all, rich with content. Frequency of blogging plays an important role in this equation, too. In fact, research “Lead Generation Lessons From 4,000 Businesses” shows that companies that blog 20 or more times in a month see the biggest return in traffic and leads.
A blog is a long-term marketing asset that will bring traffic and leads to your business. It introduces you as a thought leader in your industry and allows you to earn people’s trust. In this ebook, we will walk you step-by-step through the blogging fundamentals and show you how to start reaping the benefits of this valuable marketing channel.
Businesses are now learning how to use a “blog” as a marketing tool. They are much more powerful than a website, and much more seach engine friendly, than a basic website. Websites just sit there. You have to promote them. You have to PUSH people to them. Blogs on the other hand PULL people to you through organic keyword search. People who are “Google-ing” looking for the information, ideas, products, and services that your talking about on your blog!
You might look at the front page of a blog and think that there is not much
to them. A few recent entries, some links to other sites and not much else.
However, look at the sidebar for the archives. The author only displays “X” amount of entries.
Then the information is archived. So it hold hundreds of pages of information.
A blog is simply and new and improved website! You don’t need to be an IT person or understand complicated code to have one. They are super user friendly and search engines LOVE THEM.
Hope that helps!
Web 2.0 Consultants and Strategists
Derrick Sorles and Michael Snell – We Help “Pull” New Business To You!
Your Business MD’s – Business Blog Consultants & Internet Marketers
Business Blog Consultants and Web 2.0 StrategistsWe are your Online Internet Marketing Business MD's, Michael Snell and Derrick Sorles! Welcome to our site! We prescribe Internet solutions that will "pull" new business and opportunities to you.
Our emphasis is on helping clients accelerate Web traffic and Internet visibility using a combination of Web 2.0 strategies, internet marketing, new media ~ social networking and cutting-edge blogging best practices to exponentially grow their "Web Presence.". We provide business blog consulting and comprehensive Web 2.0 strategies for new online business opportunities. We conceptualize marketing and social media strategies for the continuous development of our clients.
Is your website a glorified business card? Are you even being "found" by search engines? We specialize in strategic planning and implementation around leveraging the endless opportunities to take your business to the next level via Web 2.0.
Increase exposure for you and your company while establishing your organization as the "experts" in your industry. Blogs and most Web 2.0 tools are the most misunderstood and under-utilized marketing resources out there.
Be in the know! The cheese is being moved ALL THE TIME! We are focused at present on business development strategies, complete Internet marketing and Web 2.0 strategies for clients utilizing new technologies (blogs, podcast, video podcast) and other social media and new media networks to drive their web traffic, facilitate online communities and conversations and build a "business celebrity" web presence.
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We coach clients on understanding the impact of these new technologies to their business and the importance of first mover advantage and SEO ~ organic keyword search discovery over their competitors. Our goal is to get clients to come up on top in an organic search listing for their respective search terms like "BEST FLORIST CHICAGO" or "CHICAGO FINANCIAL EXPERTS" or "HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPERT."
We have helped many clients get on Google Page 1 organically, and have demonstrated success stories and case studies available for review. Since 2005, we have logged over 20,000 hours of Internet work and research. Our sites are in the top 1% of all blog sites worldwide. On the Web, it doesn't only matter how good you are at what you do-its how many people know about it and can find you through search.
Let us put our expertise to work for you! We can be your mentor. We have BEEN THERE and DONE THAT. We can guide you because we know the terrain, the pitfalls and the challenges. We know what to do - and more importantly, what NOT to do! We can save you valuable time and teach you what we have already learned and figured out.
We utilize this "blog" as a marketing tool and do not post to it regularly. It serves as our marketing brochure. Please visit the blogroll links below to see our most active sites!
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Visit Our Business Blogging and Web 2.0 Strategies BlogWe utilize this "blog" as a marketing tool and do not post to it daily or weekly - only as we find articles that pertain to the benefits of the services we offer.
It serves as a "website" and as our "marketing brochure".
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