Where Should a Business New to Social Media Begin?


This is a question that has crossed the mind of most buiness owners at some point. Unfortunately there’s not one answer that fits for every business. The answer to this question depends are what your goals are. In other words, it is important to have a digital strategy that clearly lays out what you are looking to accomplish.

However, tactically speaking one option that is often a good place to start for many businesses is a blog. A blog can be created for free using a service such as WordPress.

A few reason blogs are beneficial include:

  • A blog is a simple way for a businesses to begin conversations related to their industry and provide a unique point of view
  • Blogs are great for search engine optimization; they allow multiple entry points for internet visitors to find out about you
  • Blogs let you dialogue with others online through the use of comments on your blog

Blogging can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. However, below are some tips for effective blogging:

  • Keep post relatively short – typcically no more than 200-300 words
  • Blog on a consistent schedule – readers will learn to expect new content regularly
  • Use photos and videos in your post to add visual appeal
  • Use headlines that will catch people’s attention and make them want to read your blog posts
  • Include links to relative content and items you discuss in your posts

Many small businesses in a variety of industries are using blogs, often as their homepage.

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