|How a Blog can grow your Business|
Most of you would have heard of the term blog. A blog is similar to that of an online journal and gets its name from the merging of two terms, web and log. A blog is an account, generally rather informal, of the activities you or your business would undertake and gives a running commentary on the workings and events that have been happening with your business. You might be wondering about how a blog can grow your business? The point to remember is that your business like every other entity needs to be marketed and visible to the world at large. And it is here that a blog about your business can increase the chances of your business getting noticed.
A blog helps you gain visibility because of the number of readers and visitors that it attracts. What makes the blog special is that you can post interesting tidbits and snatches of what goes on inside your business that you cannot otherwise post on your website. It is this combination of interesting information and the ability to serve as an alternate marketing platform that endears the blog to so many businesses. Often, the contents of the blog are an extension of your website with an important difference – namely that the blog carries excerpts from your website and your business in an accessible and informal manner that appeals to the customers who want to know what is happening with your business.
Further, a blog can be used to post important updates to your business or announcements of events that your business is undertaking. The reason that these announcements are likely to be read on your blog rather than on your website is that blogs create some kind of bonding between you and your customers. This happens because the customers of your business feel involved when they read in the blog about what’s happening in your business.
To take some recent instances, several companies like Microsoft and Google post important updates about the upcoming software releases and the patches that are required to be installed for the software upgrades. This means that the blog has important information about new releases and upgrades and hence the software user community eagerly awaits announcements made on the blogs of the employees of these companies.
Finally, your business needs to be marketed in such a way that the conversion rate as well as the repeat business is more. To understand these terms, it is useful to think of the number of customers who would do business with you after visiting your website and the number of customers who would give business to you the second time around. A blog is a gateway for you to make the most of these two categories that we have spoken about. So, publish a blog, make it entertaining and relevant and wait for the results to come in.