I’m hooked on blogging. It is still one of the best ways I know of to get your content out there in front of your target market … and keep those who are interested in your “stuff” returning to your website time after time for more. In actuality, the main goal of content marketing, is to drive people back to your website, so it makes sense to me to add blogging to the mix.
Did I just say wealth of your content? Yes, I did. Wealth. Your content is valuable isn’t it? If it’s not, then you might as well stop right there and go on to something else. However, if it does provide value and benefit to your audience, then yes … it’s wealth to your business!
I talk a LOT about promoting your content on your social media platforms, and posting it on 3rd party platforms like LinkedIn, Medium and Triberr. I also talk a lot about repurposing your content via audio and video. However, there are even more ways you can spread the wealth of your content.
Most marketing savvy business owners know the goal is to drive people back to their website so they can wow them with their copy and get them to sign up for their free reports or opt-in giveaways, and ultimately become clients and/or buy their products.
Sounds easy, but it isn’t always.
I’m always talking about how important it is to promote your blog post on your social media channels once you’ve published it. Just slapping a blog post up on your site and hitting publish won’t be very effective if people don’t see your content. And they won’t see your content if they don’t know it’s there. Another great way to get more eyes on your stuff is to cross-post on sites like Triberr and Medium.
Well, maybe not actual letters missing from content. Let me explain. Earlier this year, I did a tip/blog post about AppSumo, and some of the fantastic deals they offer for some great products. Well today, I want to tell you about one of those deals I recently took advantage of.
Twitter exploded on Sunday after a truck commercial aired during the Super Bowl. The ad got a lot of attention because it used a Martin Luther King Jr. voice over. With the Super Bowl being such an important event for advertisers, and a captive audience of millions, I’m surprised Dodge took such a risk. Especially during Black History Month.
There is so much digital noise out there, it’s becoming more and more difficult to get our content out in front of our target market. The “how” of content marketing changes so frequently, we need to keep reevaluating our marketing strategies. But, it’s how we get our content in front of our target market and ideal client, so what are we to do, other than keep up with the trends and keep on plugging away. There are, however, some tried and true methods we can continue to employ in an effort to get and keep as many eyes on our content as possible.
Something happened after returning from a convention. Something that confirmed my conviction that business owners should never use a third party platform (no matter how good it is) as their primary blog, or in lieu of their website.
“But I don’t need my own blog,” or “I don’t want to spend the time and effort on a website when I have a perfectly acceptable alternative,” you say.
Content is super important when it comes to blog posts. You want to fill your blog with content that provides value and benefit to your audience. In addition to great content, you also want to make sure your post is visually appealing, and easy to read.