Once you have your small business content strategy in place, it’s time to begin writing web content that is compelling enough to attract attention and develop your expert reputation. One of the best places to start is with a blog of targeted, educational information that speaks to your target audience.
Think about the process you go through when you want to make a purchase. This process you go through is called the buyer’s journey. And if you are marketing your business, you need to understand this journey so you can create a content marketing strategy that offers the right content at the right time.
It’s no surprise that customers and visitors to your website have questions about your business, product or service that need to be answered. And we try to answer those questions through our blog posts and page content. But often the visitor needs a simpler way to find the answer they are looking for.
Small business owners really don’t need one more thing to think about when it comes to online marketing. To add anything else to our already overflowing plates will make us ineffective. But small businesses, regardless of their industry, should add a blog as the central component of their content marketing activities because creating relevant content for your target audience and optimizing it for search engine visibility is too important to ignore.