The Top 3 Reasons Consumers Read Blogs & How to Attract Them in 2021 [New Data]

In 2021, there’s no question that blogging is beneficial to any marketing strategy. But, while blogging has been known to help brands boost leads, SEO, and credibility, many busy marketers might still worry that blogging’s effectiveness could be losing steam. Fears that “blogging is dead” haven’t been eased by research. Recently, when we polled over 300 people to ask them how often they read blogs, roughly 40% said “never.” This followed HubSpot’s Not Another State of Marketing Report, which revealed that blogging fell from the first to third-most-common content strategy between 2018 and 2020. But, before you get wrapped up…

Why Blog? The Benefits of Blogging for Business and Marketing

With almost 4 billion people worldwide currently connected to the internet, there has never been a better time for businesses to include blogging in their marketing strategy. Not only does blogging drive website traffic and promote your products and services, but it also helps you build trust with your potential customers. In this post, we’re going to highlight the many benefits of blogging for business and how you can get started with creating relevant content that drives inbound links and traffic to your site. Let’s get started. The Benefits of Blogging for Business One question many people ask after starting…

Do Blog Posts Actually Lead to Purchases [New Data]

In our 2021 Executive Marketing Leadership Survey, 20% of marketing leaders described company blogs as one of their “most important channels” for hitting goals. The enduring importance placed on blogging isn’t shocking. Not only can blogs boost your SEO, overall site traffic, and online presence, but they can also help prospects learn more about your industry, brand, product, or service. But, starting and running an effective, traffic-generating blog requires a lot of time and energy. And, if you’re a marketing manager on a tight budget, you might only be interested in tactics that directly benefit your bottom line. As you…

How to Choose a Blog Name That’ll Grow With Your Brand

Clothes, food, habits — outgrowing things is a natural part of life. That’s true for brands as well. When brands decide they’ve outgrown their current way of doing things, this might call for a rebrand. Outgrowing a brand, or at least a brand name, is common. Marketing platform Mailchimp used their rebranding to help the company transition to a more “grownup” brand that would allow them to serve more small businesses. Many blogs I read, like “Liv’s Healthy Life,” (Now known as just “Liv B,”) quickly rebrand when they realize their old blog name just doesn’t make sense anymore. While…

Should You Be Blogging For Enterprise Customers? Yes, Here’s Why.

When I sit down to write a blog post, I stick to a routine that has some flexibility. The way I write changes from time to time, but two things never change: who I’m writing for, and how to deliver the best experience. When you sit down to write, what are some of the questions you ask yourself? Are you keeping your audience in mind? For example, if you are writing for enterprise audiences, how are you framing that content to achieve your goals? If you’re writing for the professional who is part of a large organization, how does your…

In 2020, there’s no question of whether or not blogs generate leads. In fact, marketers who prioritize blogging as a marketing strategy report 13-times the ROI of companies that don’t. However, many marketers still worry that blogging’s effectiveness could be losing steam. Fears that “blogging is dead” haven’t been eased by research. Recently, when we polled over 300 people to ask them how often they read blogs, roughly 40% said “never.” This followed HubSpot’s 2020 State of Marketing Report, which revealed that blogging fell from the first to third-most-common content strategy between 2018 and 2020. But, before you get wrapped…

Does Your Blog Need Its Own Social Media Channels?

If you were to take a quick scroll down my Instagram feed, you’d see the three types of accounts I follow: reality TV stars, musicians, and food bloggers. Yes, you read that right: food bloggers. And, while it might sound a little out of the ordinary that blogs are popping up on social media channels, like Instagram, it’s not an out of the ordinary practice. Blog owners can see great success on social media. They can engage with followers, use hashtags to find new ones and expand reach, and promote their posts. For instance, one of the bloggers I follow,…

I’m a millennial. Every time I think about making a big purchase, want to learn about new Twitter or Facebook updates, or even plan a trip, I do research. And I always take the same first step: I read a blog post I find on social media. You may run a blog that’s struggling to gain millennial readers. Your problem might not be the content you’re posting, but how you’re executing and promoting that content. For instance, when you write product roundups, are you including all of the necessary information? Are you writing technology demos for an audience that most…