Consumers are relying on search engines to find the products and services they need, businesses need a way to make themselves discoverable online.
Blogs: the ideal way for brands to build up a good keyword density on their websites. This aids potential customers in their search.
A well-written blog contains lots of good research and other insightful industry news. Don’t struggle to get found online. Sharing industry news shows what you’re talking about. Blogs gained the online reputation of being the go-to place for all the latest and most reliable industry news and insights.
Use your blog to deliver useful tips, provide advice, answer customer questions, offer opinions, conduct interviews, and provide the details of the benefits of your products or services.
Think about your blog as a valuable customer resource.
Blogs play a crucial part at each of the three stages of the buyer’s journey: the awareness stage, the consideration stage, and the decision stage.
During the awareness stage, your blog helps prospects become aware that they have a problem that needs solving. During the consideration stage, prospects discover your product, service or solution – but will discover your competition. At the decision stage, prospects will decide to make a purchase – and so once again, your blog will become a hugely valuable resource for the prospect.
Blogs are essential to deliver valuable content. Blogs deliver communication.
You write your blog for your audience.
Choose a blog topic for your audience. If you like a particular topic, become part of your audience. Know which readers you want to attract. Your engagement is based on how well you know your readers.
Focus on the interests your readers have.
Find relevancy. Here’s the four items that help make your blog relevant:
- Your niche
- Present time
Read. Study. Learn all you can about your specific topic.
Source for this post: How to Choose the Right Topic for Your Blog, May 11, 2016 blog.the socialms.com
Thought Leadership Strategy
When it comes to executing a thought leadership strategy, center it around becoming a leader in your industry. Even if you’re new and gaining experience in your field – think like a leader.
Stories are valuable. Save your stories.
There are three different types of thought leadership:
- Industry/Niche – create content that illustrates trends and tendencies
- Products/Solution – show how your product or service solves problems
- Company – tell about your company culture and values which includes your valuable experience
Create your strong foundation that you can build over time.
The following was originally posted to the SwordFlameMedia blog.
our creativity is part of our self-story
We want to manufacture something that won’t go to waste. We want to be a guardian of creation.
We can work for high quality. If you are a writer, for example, you can not be sure that you will be creative tomorrow. It’s always up to others to judge our creativity.
We need to make more time for ourselves so we have more time to gaze at the heavens. This will allow us to be more creative tomorrow. Creativity is all about tomorrow. Meditation is creative idleness. We can take a walk and think about things. This will give us a fair balance in our lives.
The great dream of life should be to boost the moral and economic dignity of human beings. I come from a family of farmers. I hold fond memories of those years. We sowed and we reaped. Through that time, I took many items for granted. I know now I should not have done that. As I reflect on my growing years, I realize how fortunate I was. I’m thankful for much.
I learned to foster dignity and contribute to the community. This came from work. Work elevates the dignity of culture and society. We have a universal wish to be treated with honesty, respect, and consideration. We need to feel respect for every single person.
We Have Come to the World to Know
As creators, we want to convince people of our thoughts. Others want to convince me too. We need to strive for hope. We need to replace fear with hope. If we want to challenge the status quo, we have to be polite. We have to be five percent better tomorrow than we were today. This is progress.
once stated that we should think as it were our last day on earth, but we should plan as if we will be here forever.
You are not other writers.
There is a difference between your first draft and a published work.
The only person you should compare yourself to is yourself.
Read something you wrote a year ago, and compare it to something more recent. You’ll see an improvement.
The more you write, the better you’ll be.
A successful content marketing campaign requires efficient planning and organizing, precise goals, an in-depth understanding of the company’s target audience, and a powerful promotion plan.
Here’s 4 items to focus on when developing your strategy:
- Document your strategy – This revolves around planning and organizing
- Create a publishing strategy – schedule your posts and shares
- Develop your content goals – don’t be afraid to stretch your limits
- Understand your audience completely – create content for specific people
Realize how content marketing works. This will help you develop leads and develop brand awareness.
For more, detailed information check out this post from thesocialms.com.
The social landscape is changing quickly. In order to win, social marketers need to listen and engage where their audience is. This takes a plan. Here’s some help to develop one.
Get to know your audience.
Get to know your target audience. Understand who your ideal audience is and what they care about it. Ask these questions:
- Who is your ideal audience following on social media?
- What topics are they discussing/posting about?
- What is their age group?
- Where are they (geographical location)?
- What type of content are they regularly interacting with?
Thoroughly research your audience. This ensures your social media marketing efforts are effective. To reach a wider audience, know the channels available.
Go where they are.
Focus on the channels your audience prefers. Take the initiative to explore the usage and demographics for each each platform. Pew Research looks at social media platforms. Look them up and do your research.
Maximize your ROI.
Be thoughtful and strategic about when and where you’ll maintain a social presence.
Here are some statistics to consider:
- 79% of internet users (68% of all U.S. adults) use Facebook. Pew Research
- Facebook is the most-used social media site by Americans 12 and up. Edison
- Posts with images see 2.3 times more engagement than those without images. Buzzsumo
- Facebook users engage – 76% log on daily, including 55% who do so several times a day. Pew
- Facebook sends 82% of social media traffic to longer stories and 84% of social traffic to shorter news articles. Pew
- Facebook Messenger has 1.2 billion monthly active users worldwide. Statista
- Twitter has 313 million monthly active users. Twitter
- 24% of internet users (21% of all U.S. adults) use Twitter. Pew
- 42% of Twitter users log on daily, including 23% who do several times a day. Pew
- There are 500 million Tweets per day or about 6,000 per second. InternetLiveStats
- Video is the fastest-growing media type on Twitter. Twitter
- LinkedIn has 106 million users. LinkedIn
- 29% of internet users (25% of all U.S. adults) use LinkedIn. LinkedIn
- 18% of LinkedIn users log on daily. Pew
- 92% of B2B marketers leverage LinkedIn over all other social platforms. LinkedIn
- Snapchat has over 100 million daily users. Snapchat
- 54% of Shapchat users log on daily. Adweek
- Snapchat users watch over 10 billion videos per day. Snapchat
- 400 million Snaps are sent daily. Adweek
- Instagram has 500 million monthly active users. Statista
- 51% of Instagram users log on daily. Pew
- 32% of internet users (28% of all U.S. adults) use Instagram. Instagram
- Over 95 million photos and videos are shared on Instagram every day. Instagram
- YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine and third most visited site after Google and Facebook. Pulse
- There are 3,25 billion hours of video watched each month. Statistic Brain
- The most viewed brand videos are on average 31 – 60 seconds long. Social Bakers
- Pinterest has 150 million users. Pinterest
- 31% of internet users (26% of all adults) use Pinterest. Pew
- 87% of Pinners have purchased something on Pinterest, while 93 % plan to do so. Pinterest
- WhatsApp has more than 1.3 billion monthly active users. Statista
- WhatsApp is most popular in markets outside the U.S. Statista
- WeChat has more than 938 million active users. eMarketer
- 50% of users use WeChat for at least 90 minutes a day. WeChat
- The average WeChat user sends 74 messages per day. WeChat
Be sure you’re focused where your target audience is.
Strive to engage with your audience to win.