9 Must-Read Blog Posts for Serious Business Bloggers
This is a guest post by Bill Acholla.
When I first started working on my blogs, for a long time, I was at a standstill. Without much direction, I was lost. Being in that place made me realize how important it is to have an inspiration in life, no matter what you do.
That’s when I started my search for people, inspirational figures and their works. There were many pieces that provided me with the inspiration that I needed.
And although some failed to give me the help I was hoping for, they still showed me the way. So, through my experience, I realized that having a guiding hand can ultimately lead you to your goals.
As most people don’t have the time to watch TV, the only way they get their news is through the internet. All over the world, be it USA or UK, people rely on the internet. They use the online world to learn and produce their content. And with so many bloggers online, it becomes difficult to pick out the ones with the most legitimate news.
Many people have asked me how to create a perfect blog and my answer is always, research.
The difficulty that I faced is quite common. Every day, numerous businesses surf the internet in search of inspiration. And although there are hundreds of sites with thousands of articles, people still have difficulty figuring out which top blogs are worth reading.
Why is it so?
With the market so saturated, everyone wants to get attention for their blogs. The time that you spend reading useless content is time wasted. What you need is a dedicated list of bloggers and content marketers that cater to your target audience. This way, you save precious time.
Since running a business is not child’s play, you’ll need all the help that you can get along the way. To ease your struggles, I’ve put together a list of top blogs that every serious business blogger should read.
These business blogs offer a fresh perspective on the traditional ways of business, provide the latest tech and business news and also market the blogger’s content. These are some examples of business blogs; a few of the ones that helped me establish my business.
In this era of technology, the internet is the best bet if you want to stay at the top of your game.
According to the statistics, 61% of marketers say improving SEO and growing their organic presence is their top inbound marketing priority. And the most important skill in SEO is link building.
In order to increase the search engine traffic, you need the power tool of link building. Links help determine the quality of a webpage. Any business blogger would want to have high quality links on their site and that’s only possible if they follow the fundamentals of link building.
To rank at the top in Google’s ranking, it’s important to increase the number of people who link to your page. And the best way to increase that number is through backlinks.
So if you want to see you page in the top ranking sites, make sure you read this blog and get the best help you can get.
There’s no doubt that the best way to really get your content out there is to get a social media influencer to promote it. With hundreds and thousands of followers, their influence can get you the traffic you need for your page.
The first step is to create a name for yourself. Being invisible will not help you get anywhere. To get people to know you, you have to be out there.
Marketers receive an average of $6.85 in earned media value for every $1 spent on influencer marketing.
One of the few things that can help you make a name for yourself are;
Congratulations! You’ve finally stepped into the world of influential marketing.
On site SEO can get you the desired results and it is one of the tools bloggers use to achieve better ranking for their business blogs. This blog caters to all your on-page SEO needs and even provides you with the right approach.
Instead of looking for shady ways to increase the ranking of your page, you can easily use the checklist provided.
In order to get the ranking of top blogs, many people use a combination of on and off-page SEO. That’s the best way to go about it but for new websites, on-page SEO is the best bet.
The techniques included in the blog are easy and effective too. I should know. I have tried all of them.
So, if you too need help for your new website, just read the blog and make the best of the opportunity.
Even though social media provides the best way to market your business, nothing can beat the ease of email marketing. That’s one platform where you can customize everything from the color to the layout.
Most businesses have moved to other forms of marketing but the simplest of them all—email marketing—is still relevant. Email marketing is the top channel for an increase in digital marketing spending.
In 2016, the average ROI for email campaigns was 4,300%!
So the best way to increase your traffic is to have an ever growing email list. And that’s where this blog post will help you.
New businesses are always in search of top small business blogs. To take the first step into the world of digital marketing, they need all the help they can get. And to increase their visibility, the first step is to create the first blog post.
This blog post has a rich reserve of first blog ideas and you can easily consider this as a safe haven for first time bloggers.
The first step is to think of a killer name for your blog. From blog ideas to ways of overcoming your competitors, the blog post offers it all.
What I learned from this blog was that even before you start writing, you need to take a look at your competitor’s work. They’ve been in the market for long and have the right ideas for tackling your target audience.
Thoroughly research them and their activity. Intensive research is what’ll ultimately help you come up with the perfect first blog. Just make sure you keep your research a notch lower than the point where you get considered a stalker.
Being the new fish in the market can be daunting for businesses. The remedy for this is to go for an approach that completely tackles all your issues.
What you need here is a complete SEO strategy that can increase your blog’s popularity and ranking.
This blog post is the tool that’ll help you achieve that goal!
Best of all, it also applies for the businesses who have experienced a recent low in their ranking. This strategy offers the best advice to refresh and revive your page.
The first step you can take is to conduct a content audit. Get rid of irrelevant and old blogs, especially the ones that have no views or shares (they can seriously harm your Google ranking).
87% of the most successful content marketers say they are able to quickly adjust their content marketing strategy.
If your business page is in need of rejuvenation, this blog post will help you reach Nirvana!
Business bloggers know that writing the perfect content is just half the battle won. The hardest part is getting it out there and making people read it.
Most people are under the impression that Google penalizes republishing of content. But if you do that by attributing it to the original author, Google doesn’t mind a bit.
So that’s where Medium comes in!
The Medium community recommends blogs and you get it all via email. That’s the fun part.
The users are able to read one recommended post after another, which provides business bloggers another way to get their content out there.
Need to know more? The blog has all the information you need. If republishing has never crossed your mind, here’s your chance to utilize this tool.
With over 80 million professionals who trust SlideShare, there’s no surprise that the site has become an important destination for professional content.
Most business bloggers overlook the advantage they can gain through SlideShare. You too can use the site to increase traffic on your site and it’s not even as hard as you think.
With the help of this blog post, you can easily make an appealing SlideShare presentation to entice more users. All you have to do is follow the steps given and you’d be on your way to getting the results of using SlideShare.
This blog post provides the right ideas to get your blog post in front of the right people.
How, you ask?
Just create a killer promotional strategy and create appealing content that drives traffic. This blog post will help your blog escape the world of zero views. With a fresh perspective and a list of publishing sites, the blog is the perfect addition to your list of top blogs.
From ways to utilize influencer marketing to the strategies of increasing traffic, these top blogs are the ultimate power tool. A bit of reading and you can easily be on the top of your game.
So utilize the wealth of knowledge provided in these blogs and take your page to new heights of fame.