How Content Marketing can Grow Your Business

Mar 2, 2017 | Blogging

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Kevin Fouche

How Content Marketing can Grow Your Business

Posted by Kevin Fouche, Pixel Fish Director

Kevin handles the planning, design, launch and training of every website that Pixel Fish creates. He ensures that every website is highly engaging and aligned with our client’s goals. With over 20 years of design and web industry experience to draw upon, Kevin aims to pass on his knowledge to our clients and like-minded businesses wanting to grow their online presence.

Content Marketing is one of the best ways to add value to your online marketing efforts and drive traffic back to your main web page. The real question for most business owners is how do I set up and maintain a successful blog that does those things? Luckily, creating a great-looking blog is super simple on WordPress, so you don’t have to worry about maintaining a special blog site or adding functions to your current website. Now that you know about WordPress, let’s explore some ways that you can take your blog page and really make it work for your business!

How Content Marketing Can Grow Your Business

Content and Target Audience

You probably have a pretty good idea about what the target audience for your business is. Cater your website content specifically to these people. The more specific you can get with your target audience, based on age, gender, race, occupation, location etc, the easier it will be for you to create content specific to their needs and desires. Creating content that focuses on a target audience and connects with them will help you stand out from all other blogs on the Internet.

The target audience is easy, and you will probably already know who those people are. The critical aspect of your blog is to create quality, unique content that enriches your readers’ lives. Nobody wants to read an advertisement. People want content that will contribute to their daily lives not content that is trying to sell them something. If you create solid content, you will position yourself as an expert and a thought leader in your industry, resulting in more sales. For example, if you are a restaurant, you may use your content creation to share recipes or perhaps a list of the best kitchen products for cleaning up after cooking. Examples like this enrich the lives of the people reading the blog.

Establish Relationships

Along with quality content, fostering an open dialogue with the people who visit your blog is important. Invite people to comment, share, and discuss the topics at hand or introduce a new thought. You should allow people to share your blog posts on any social media platforms they use. WordPress makes this process easy. They offer a widget that allows readers to share the post immediately. This not only builds relationships with the people who visit your blog, but it also works to spread your blog and, ultimately, your business through word-of-mouth on the Internet. The more people are aware of you the more traffic you will have on your website and business.

Post Regularly

To keep a blog growing, you must frequently post a new topic or article. How much you choose to blog is up to you. Still, realistically speaking, you will need to post at least twice a week if you want your blog to be successful, and as we mentioned earlier, you need to make sure that your content is informative and enriching. Blog posts can/should build on one another, so if you have a long post, you may want to break it up a little bit and publish it in two or three pieces depending on the size of the original post.

Running a Content Marketing blog is super important for small business owners that want to grow their business. WordPress is easy to use, it looks great, and offers users plenty of different layout options.

What are you waiting for? Please contact us to learn more about the value of Content Marketing.

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