Why B2Bs Need To Be Blogging

Why B2Bs Need To Be Blogging

Regardless of your industry, you need to be blogging. It’s just that simple. Companies that blog on a regular basis can not only dramatically increase their traffic, but double their leads.

If you think you’re in an extremely technical industry — such as manufacturing or MEP —  and blogging won’t make much of a difference, please allow me to show you otherwise. If you have a website, you need to be have a blog.

Choosing Topics

Know Your Audience

You can’t execute effective marketing without knowing who you’re marketing to. And you can’t write relevant, engaging blog posts if you don’t know who your target audience is and what they’re looking for.

This is where is all starts. Buyer Personas are representations of your “ideal customers,” and they outline the various needs, wants, goals, and challenges of your real and potential buyers. These insights drive every component of Inbound Marketing, from keyword identification to content creation. Let your Persona be your guide, and create blogs centered around the topics, issues and challenges that are already on the minds of your target audiences.

Project Updates

Keep your readers informed about your current projects. Take them inside the process; show them you’re proud of your work. This helps to highlight your experience and abilities.

Industry Trends

This is another topic aimed at establishing your expertise and trustworthiness. Show your audience that you’re up-to-date with innovations in your industry and theirs.

The Benefits of Blogging

Rank Higher with Search Engines

Every time you post a new blog to your site, it pings Google and other search engines to let them know that your site is active and continually updating its content. Including internal links within your blog posts that link to other pages on your site further ups your SEO worth.

Generate Relevant Traffic

With an increase in your SEO rank comes an increase in relevant website traffic. By writing blogs on topics that are meaningful to your target audience, you’ll attract relevant, high-quality visitors to your site.

Lead Generation Tool

Your blog posts should be full of useful information for your target audience, but blogs can also be a valuable lead generation asset. Add an option to subscribe to your blog, as well as a Call-To-Action (CTA) on every blog post, offering additional free resources in exchange for visitors’ contact information.

Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader

Writing about relevant, valuable content that is of interest to your audience not only gets visitors to your site, but it shows them that you know what you’re talking about. Your blog is the perfect place to show off your industry expertise and gain trust from potential customers.

Strengthen Customer Retention

Keep your current and previous customers engaged by giving them an ongoing reason to keep visiting your site: new blog posts on topics they care about.

Highly Shareable

Blogs are prime original content for sharing on your social channels. This will drive people back to your site, and it has the potential of being shared by others far beyond your own social reach.

And be sure to repost blogs with LinkedIn Publishing. If your post is relevant and valuable enough, it could get featured in LinkedIn’s Pulse, showing up in the social feed of thousands of potential customers.

Conclusion

If you don’t have a blog on your site, it’s time to get on it. If you do have a blog but you’re not updating it regularly, it’s time to up your game. Building a blog takes time. Building an audience takes time. Don’t get discouraged – get started now!

Why B2Bs Need To Be Blogging
Why B2Bs Need To Be Blogging

Peter Wyro, MBA

Chief Growth Officer. Peter has led international marketing and product development teams which have resulted in more than $100 million in revenue and asset value creation. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA from the University of Dallas, Graduate School of Management. Proud father of two awesome daughters.