Benefits of Having a Blog For Your Business
A blog is a great way to establish your business’ online presence. Read more about the benefits of starting a successful blog here.
We are currently living in the age of social media. Social networking platforms allow users to communicate without boundaries and to share information instantly. In light of this, having an online presence for your business can be beneficial in boosting sales and attracting new customers. In this article, we’ll outline the short and long term benefits of having a blog for your business.
What is a blog?
A business blog is often an extension of a business website. It is usually written in a more conversational and laid-back style. This allows users to engage with the content and provide comments or reviews on posts. Blogs are a great way to share information, links, photos and videos. As an example, Telstra utilises their blog to provide details on their latest technology as well as advice and stories from the business’ partners.
What are the benefits?
Strengthening relationships with customers
The dynamic nature of a blog offers the opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the business and its customers. Having regular updates develops a sense of reliability and trust, which can make your business stand out from the competition. As a result, customers are more likely to purchase your products or services based on your online reputation.
Reaching new customers
Using a blog can also be an effective way to reach new customers. Posting regular and high quality content impacts your site’s search engine optimisation (SEO), which can increase traffic and customer engagement. Creating blogs with SEO best practices in mind can also be useful in understanding what your customers are looking for. You can read more about SEO here.
Establishing your brand or personality
Blogs are particularly useful in building a positive image for your business. Developing a brand or personality gives your business credibility and again, helps you stand out from competitors. Before starting a blog, it is important to establish your purposes and area of specialisation. This ensures that your content is aimed at a particular target audience and ensures consistency over time.
As previously mentioned, blogs are a key source of information and enables customers to communicate with the business. For example, comments made on blog posts can be a valuable source of feedback on your business’ products, services and activities. Seeing positive comments can engage potential customers, while negative comments can provide you with the opportunity to defend or improve your business’ processes.
Sharing content on multiple platforms
Once you’ve established your blog, you now have the opportunity to share your posts on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. This goes back to maximising your online presence, which can direct new customers to your blog and to your business’ products or services.
In summary, there are a wide range of benefits for businesses that use a blog for promoting their goods and services. Not only do they provide a platform for sharing information, but they can also build an interactive community where customers can exchange their reviews and opinions about a business. Therefore, it is important that businesses are constantly expanding their online presence in order to establish their brand reputation and attract new customers. If you’re ready to start a business blog, you can learn how to in our legal guide here.
Vanie is a legal intern at Lawpath and is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts and Laws at Macquarie University. Vanie has a keen interest in legal technology particularly in artificial intelligence and its impact on protecting digital rights.