Guest Post: What Does Your Blog Say About You?
Starting a blog is easy, making it an effective marketing tool call be quite hard. If you don't know how to properly communicate with your audience, then you might make some vital mistakes and risk the overall success of your blog. To help make sure that your blog is successful and becomes an asset to your marketing campaign, we are going to take a look at a few tips to help with communicating your message effectively.
Don't Start with Many Marketing Messages
If your blog is new and you still don't have a large audience that looks at your content, you want to keep the promotional stuff to a minimum. The reason for this is that the less promotional your content is, the more value it will offer to your readers, attracting more and more viewers. A big mistake people make when they first get into blogging is that they will create content that has an agenda and they make it extremely obvious.
Readers that are just introduced to your blog will either be turned away completely, or won't trust the content that you have because they will know it was made to convince them to buy something. Instead, you should wait a while, until you have a decent size follow. Once you do, you can start to slowly include small amounts of promotional messages throughout your content.
Since you waited, your normal and loyal readers will know that your content is legit and will trust your promotions much more. Another reason it is best to wait, is because the larger your blog is, the more attention it will get and the more authority it will have in your niche. At a certain point, it is much easier to attract newer followers. So, if your promotional messages push some readers away, you won't have a problem finding new ones.
Keep the Message Short and Clear
Having a simple and easy message makes it much easier for your audience to make a decision on whether or not to take a look at what your offering. The more complex you make your message, the longer your audience will have to think, decreasing their chance of being interested. We see major brands promote simple and clear messages almost every day. A great example of how they do this, a slogan.
Slogans have been being used since the dawn of effective marketing and it is extremely effective. With just a couple words, you can let people know what you are offering, why they should get it, and you can make it attractive for them to keep interested. There are plenty of different ways you will be able to send your marketing messages to your audience, this one was just an example.
Don't Let your Message Ruin Content
One major mistake is to start making your content revolve around your marketing goals. It is fine to keep everything relevant to your niche, but to decrease the value in your content to help your marketing efforts will be devastating to your blog. Once people start to notice the quality of your content has gone down, just to make some more sales to increase your conversion rates, they will no longer read, respect, or trust your content. It is understandable to want to try and make content that focuses on how great your products are, but you should instead be providing quality information about your niche, then maybe at the end let them know your products are a good solution. That way, they found value in the content and at the end you provided a solution. The message wasn't too strong and they can understand why you let them know about it.
As a blogger, you just need to remember that the content is the heart to your blog. Without quality content that provides value, your blog is nothing. Don't ruin it by trying to manipulate people into buying from you, just keep your promotional messages as natural as you can.
There are plenty of other tips that will get your message communicated effectively, but these 3 should definitely get you headed on the right path.
Author Bio: Ness loves to write articles and share her passion for social media and internet marketing on various blogs. She also contributes guest posts for MakeAWebsite – a site providing web hosting reviews.image credit: adamr/freedigitalphotos.net