Okay, so you’ve heard about business blogging and word is, it’s a great way to reach the public and encourage conversion for your company’s products and services. But here’s the deal…
You are not yet convinced that blogging will work for your business. In fact, you don’t really get what the big deal about business blogging is. After all, you’ve been doing just fine by placing ads.
Today I’ll present to you the most persuasive statistics that will no doubt convince you that investing in small business blogging is a smart move. It can help convert your business from doing “just fine” to doing great.
So let’s talk numbers…
Infographic source: Jadite Inc
You Can’t Argue With These Statistics
With statistics like these, you can’t really argue that your business won’t benefit from blogging. It doesn’t matter which industry you are in… ALL businesses can benefit from blogging regardless of how “boring” you think your niche is.
Speaking of boring, there’s a post about how you can turn a boring topic into awesome content.
More and more companies are jumping into business blogging with both feet. The number of business bloggers in the past three years has increased by 31%.
Paid Advertising Isn’t Enough
Think about it. When was the last time you knowingly clicked on a paid advertisement on search result pages?
We see such a huge number of advertisements every day on TV and on the internet, that we have learned how to tune them out. This explains why 70% of the links readers click on are organic results such as business blogs.
Readers want information. They are looking for solutions to their problems. They want to learn more information about your company. They want to read information that interests them not information that’s pushed on them.
According to Gleanster research reports, fifty percent of generated leads are qualified but not yet ready to buy. Writing compelling content on your business blog is one way to keep them coming back until they are ready to buy.
Blogging Is Cheaper Than Traditional Outbound Marketing
Blogging can generate great quality leads for small businesses at a way cheaper price than traditional outbound marketing and all the cool companies have realized this.
A new study shows that the number of fortune 500 companies that maintain their business blog increased by twenty percent from 2012-2013 and the rate is accelerating. They have been forced into the business blogging arena to compete for customers as more and more companies are taking advantage of blogging as a way of snagging customers.
You can get more information about the study here.
What’s The Future Of Small Business Blogging?
Nine out of ten B2B marketers will be producing much more content next year, the year after that, and so on.
By 2020, customers will manage 85% of their relationships without talking to a human. This means customers will prefer to do their own research about your company before your first contact with them.
If you don’t have a company blog, how will they learn about your company? Speaking of company blogs, you shouldn’t blog about your company on your company blog.
I know, how that sounds but I’ve explained it all HERE.
Tell Me What You Think
The competition for followers is growing stiffer. It’s up to you to make sure you jump on them by adopting a comprehensive business blogging approach. Are you ready to start blogging for your business and establish a strong online presence?
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This article was first published on Jadite Inc.
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