Here are some business blogging tips for you:
Q. Is it a good idea to have a blog?
A. Yes, it is, as it can help your search engine rankings, feed your newsletter and generate sales enquiries.
Q. Where is the best place to have a blog?
A. Inside your website, as every time you blog, you will increase the size of your site and demonstrate to the search engines that you have a dynamic, active website.
Q. What should I write about?
A. Business owners and marketers should write about their professional knowledge.
Q. What if I don’t want to give my knowledge away for free?
A. If I read a doctor’s blog for 10 years, I wouldn’t turn into a doctor. Remember that your competitors are already blogging, so there is a danger that you will be left behind. By the way, you don’t have to share all of your professional secrets.
Q. How many words should I write within a blog entry?
A. 400 will give Google enough for a square meal. However, in-depth blogs of 1000 words+ are get better results.
Q. Any SEO tips?
A. Choose a keyword phrase which you want to be found for. Focus on this phrase within your blog. If you would like more tips, search within this website for: SEO
Q. When is a good time to write?
A. Either early in the morning (before you open your emails) or in the evening, if you still have the energy. (I laugh at 12 hour days).
Q. Any writing tips?
A. Write fast. Edit slowly.
Q. How do I get more readers?
A. Write useful, interesting, relevant and helpful material.
Q. Should I allow comments on my blog?
A. Yes. It’s a good idea to moderate them, though.
Q. How often should I blog?
A. Once a week is a good target. Outlandish idea? Try once or twice a month. 🙂
Q. How will I find time to do this?
A. If you are a ‘lark’: get up half an hour earlier, you’ll love it. If you are an ‘owl’, extend your index finger. Press the ‘Off’ button on the telly / computer game / whatever. Notice the strange rushing sound of silence. Start to blog.
Q. Which is the best blogging software?
A. WordPress was originally created as a blog platform. It has a host of features to help you to create a better business blog.
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