Inbound Marketing Blog

The Boss Business Blog Breakdown [Part 2—SEO and Engagement]

Posted by Diane Campbell on Jun 24, 2017 11:38:00 AM

In our last blog post, we examined what you need to do to lay the foundation for a successful business blog. Today, we’ll get more specific and look at how to use that foundational work to make each individual blog post a valuable online asset.

 

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Blogging

The Boss Business Blog Breakdown [Part 1—Focus on Your Audience]

Posted by Diane Campbell on Jun 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Your blog can be a powerful online asset—if you use it right. Anyone can throw up some stream-of-consciousness ramblings and hit “publish,” but if you want your blog to not only be read but to draw new visitors to your site and new customers to your business, you need to take a more systematic approach. In this 2-part series, we’ll break down the process of creating a blog post that gets your ideal readers’ attention with SEO, engages them with compelling content, and helps you forge lasting relationships with your online audience.

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Blogging

3 Times You Should Hire a Professional Content Writer

Posted by Jamie Pfeiffer on May 1, 2017 11:16:00 AM

If you run a successful business, you know you watch every penny that you spend on hiring third-party help to take care of your company's various needs. Frequently, companies engage professionals like bookkeepers, accountants, and attorneys, who are skilled in specialized areas vital to your business. You may not have considered hiring a professional content creator, but here are three situations in which engaging an outside writer can benefit your business.

 

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Topics: Content Creation, Blogging, Web Design, Business Marketing

What's the Point of Blogging?

Posted by Diane Campbell on Apr 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Continuously creating fresh, relevant content for your website takes time and effort. You may well wonder if it’s worth it. You may think that having a blog on your business website is just a nice extra, but it’s actually a critical piece of an effective online marketing strategy.

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Topics: Blogging

How Do I Get People to Read My Business Blog?

Posted by Jamie Pfeiffer on Apr 5, 2017 3:13:00 PM

Blogging for business is a great way to enhance the content on your company website, improve your status as an industry thought leader, and foster continuing relationships with current and potential customers. But once you’ve incorporated a inbound marketing blog into your website, how do you actually get people to read it?  

 

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Blogging

Why Content Creation Is Your Most Important Online Marketing Strategy

Posted by Jamie Pfeiffer on Mar 23, 2017 8:01:00 AM

Organic traffic—visitors coming to your site by clicking through search engine results (not paid search ads)—is like the holy grail of website traffic. The better you are at search engine optimization (SEO), the more organic traffic you will have. How do you improve your ranking for competitive keywords and increase your organic traffic? Content!

 

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Blogging

Is My Business Blog for My Audience or SEO?

Posted by Jamie Pfeiffer on Mar 20, 2017 8:01:00 AM

You know your business blog is vital for SEO purposes—it’s one of the biggest reasons you spend time blogging for business. But your blog isn’t just a way to generate a steady stream of new content that keeps your website fresh (although it does a great job of that!). In the end, it’s about delighting readers—and converting those readers into leads. Here are Blue Frog’s three key rules to help make your inbound marketing blog a successful part of your overall marketing strategy.

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Topics: SEO, Content Creation, Blogging

5 More Ways to Come Up with Blog Topics for Your Industry

Posted by Diane Campbell on Mar 15, 2017 9:22:00 AM

We recently gave you five ideas for generating blog topics for your business. Now that you’ve had a chance to give those a try, here are five more! Consistently creating new, engaging website content that’s valuable to your target customers is a powerful way to attract strangers to your brand, build trust and authority, and lead them down the path to becoming loyal customers and brand ambassadors.

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Topics: SEO, Blogging, Business Marketing

5 Ways to Come Up with Blog Topics for Your Industry

Posted by Diane Campbell on Mar 14, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Blogging is an essential part of any successful inbound marketing campaign. It’s a way to continuously add fresh, relevant content to your company’s website—without making navigation cumbersome for your visitors. This gives your site the power to climb the ranks of search engine results so your potential customers can find your business easily when searching for information related to your industry. But how do you keep coming up with topics to write about? Finding topics that will engage your intended audience can be challenging, but there are several ways to stoke the fires of your imagination and come up with new topics that your readers will love. Start by thinking about these five ways of structuring your ideas. Soon, we’ll follow up with five more!

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Blogging, Business Marketing

5 Ways Your Brand Strategy Can Overcome Social Media Burnout

Posted by Jamie Pfeiffer on Mar 6, 2017 10:23:00 AM

These days, more and more people are taking a break from social media. Whether it’s because of frustration with content, concern about spending too much time online, or a variety of other health and social reasons, many users are reducing the time they spend on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms. If your business communicates with customers and potential customers using social media, you may worry about this trend. How do you adjust your social media marketing strategy to overcome this shift?

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Topics: Social Media, Content Creation, Blogging, Sales and Marketing, Business Marketing