Reasons your company should have a blogJune 29th, 2012
When considering whether or not your company should have a blog you’ve probably asked yourself “Will it provide value?” There are a number of reasons a business should be blogging and how many people find your company on Google is not necessarily at the top of the list. Blogging has become an important part of our national dialogue so tapping into it is important for all businesses. Here are five good reasons your company should have a blog.
- It builds teamwork. The best examples of company blogs have a team approach. Make it a requirement to contribute to the blog once a week or so and encourage them to write about their passions. Allow everyone to contribute something that makes them stand out. If the website is exceptional and many voices help to make it interesting, people will be excited about contributing. This can and should be done even with the smallest companies.
- It keeps you sharp. Popular wisdom has always suggested that teaching about your subject helps your knowledge stay fresh. Blogging allows you to have an accessible platform to keep up to date on all the latest information regarding your industry. It puts you and your company in the position of being experts because you spend time ensuring your information is updated and useful to readers.
- People trust what you say. When people start to understand that you do know what you’re talking about they will trust in your business or product. When your words inspire confidence you will find that individuals will contact you directly to tap into your company’s expertise. A blog becomes more than just advertising. It shows your community that you provide a valuable service and it keeps you one step ahead of your competitors.
- You can back up what you do. You provide great content, sure, but do you provide great service? Your blog needs to reflect your business. Once people start to contact you, you’re still obligated to provide exceptional service or products. New customers will become loyal customers and continue to trust your website.
- Build a community. Don’t let your blog exist in a vacuum. Allow people to make comments and engage them in constructive conversation. Questions on your site can give you new ideas for future content so you can address those things directly.
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