Examining the Importance and Role of a Company Blog in Your Social Media Strategy
- June 27, 2011
- /Nigel Milne
- /Blog Marketing, Social Media Optimization
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Competition is fierce in today’s market and businesses need to find fresh and relevant ways of reaching their customers. Sure, traditional media still has its place. But if you want your company to have an edge you need to focus on your social media strategy. Your company blog works as a platform for communication as well as a promotional tool, but it is also the number one connection with popular social media outlets.
Are Blogs Important?
You may think that a company blog is expendable or at the very most, an attractive but unnecessary bonus for potential customers. But managers and business owners need to understand that a blog will actually plug their company into the constantly changing force of social media.
By posting timely, relevant and valuable information a blog will attract potential customers and keep your loyal base of clients up to date. Content expands far beyond your latest promotion and reaches into tips, industry news, advice and anything else pertinent to the market. It is important to post accurate, relatable and unbiased information that includes the keywords your potential customers are looking for.
Blogging is a key element in social media optimization, which will put your business at the forefront of discussions on leading platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. By posting regularly on your blog, as well as integrating that post into your company’s various social media accounts, you will boost exposure and draw more readers to the site.
RSS feeds, share buttons and various other tools can be implemented onto your company site, adding value and breadth to your social media strategy. These tactics are a vital part of your marketing plan and when used correctly, social media will help launch your business into the modern market.
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