By James Rothaar
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While many B2B businesses have built their firms solidly over the years by providing quality work and great customer service, there are many companies with room for improvement in maximizing their online sales and marketing efforts with a content management.
While it would seem that a B2B service providers with good reputations in their fields would be very effective with on social networks, only 43% of B2Bs surveyed by the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs in their annual study on B2B content marketing felt they were very effective (9%) or effective (33%) with their usage of content. The remaining 57 of the 100 participating companies felt that their content marketing was not effective. Ninety-three out of 100 companies surveyed used content marketing in 2014.
Many businesses are trying to leverage its expertise and get more attention with a blog. It enables a company to inform its business community about overall capabilities. It is the root of a foundation that can be built on one post at a time. It is an opportunity to establish authority as a knowledgeable source to both industry insiders and prospective clients.
There are several ways to publish an effective blog that is centric to an audience seeking information within a market place. For example, a company that sells products to home-repair professionals could post blog a series of how-to articles, ranging from how to do simple home repairs to how to hire contractors for in-house or onsite jobs. Blogging about jobs and showing images before and after pictures is another form of content that would interest such a crowd.
Informative and Enlightening Leads to Engagement
Keep in mind that the purpose of a business blog is to expand your market, enhance your reputation, and leverage your expertise so that your company becomes a go-to source for publishing valuable information and sharing its know-how.
Building a following by blogging will take time, so you have to be consistent and patient, especially when starting out. Plan to write two to three posts for your blog weekly week. However, it is likely that it will be at the center of a content-marketing strategy.
Promoting a Blog via Social Networks
The next step is to establish a presence on social networks that will prompt people to visit your website.
Start out simple by setting up a page for our business on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There are more social networks out there than these, actually, there are hundreds if you want to dig, but this is good beginning. If your blog includes a lot of images, opening an account for your business on Pinterest and Instagram would also be good networks to consider as well. Increase your chances of getting attention by being active at various social networks.
Mix It Up
While it is okay to promote your blog on different social networks, do not just take the same post you did on Facebook and repost it elsewhere. Use different images and talk about different topics within the post. If you are putting it up on five networks, there should be five unique ways of presenting it too.
A B2B business can efficiently enhance its position in the market by taking these simple steps to establish a social network. Building an effective social network enables a company to reach a larger number of prospective customers. It also enables a company to improve upon its customer service and to informally chat with its existing customers and followers.
Your website and social network are marketing and sales tools that should be working for your business 24/7.
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