6 principles of creating the right content for the B2B-blog

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There’s no need to write about the importance of a business blog, and even less about how important content is. But one thing you do need is to realize that you need a blog, and to understand how to work with it, and most importantly; what to write.

So our recommendations are:

  • Attract new visitors
  • Turn visitors into  customers
  • Subscribe the fans of your blog to your regular updates


Principle 1: Establish Credibility

It’s important in the first phase of building a relationship with your visitors to understand that your blog is not a waste of time. Readers should be aware that information is provided by an expert and that they can trust your recommendations 100%.

How to gain trust:

  • Publish reviews from satisfied customers
  • Share links to sites where you are mentioned as an expert or a reliable partner
  • Post links to your articles on third-party resources

Principle 2: Share your experience

You should not pretend that you are the only guru in the world. There are a number of online experts whose experience can be useful both to you and to your customers.

  • Provide links to the blogs of other experts in the industry (not to be afraid of losing visitors. On the contrary; they will perceive you as a source of even more valuable information)
  • Publish articles from other successful authors (with their permission, of course)
  • Select really useful information like interesting content on third-party resources. Ensure that it’s reliable; if your visitors find bad information on your site; they will blame you and nobody else.

Principle 3: Create an offer

Encourage feedback from your visitors so that they share their own experiences and views on topics. This can be expressed in the form of comments, questions, feedback or their own stories.

Principle 4: Informing

The primary objective of visitors to B2B blogs is to gain new knowledge.
How can you provide new knowledge?

  • Recommend useful books
  • Published data from the latest research
  • Analyze the situation in the market
  • Link to news sources to provide the most current information
  • Answer questions
  • Describe real-life examples of your product / service

When you have developed an interested audience, you can begin to organize seminars and webinars.

Principle 5: Do not hide your success!

It’s unlikely that visitors will trust your company if they are not familiar with your achievements.

Talk about yourself:

  • Share your successful experiences through case studies
  • Write about the current affairs of the company
  • Publish information about the development of your company

There’s no need to go into detail or disclose sensitive information. Rather, utilize more general statistics such as: “In the last three months we have published 50 articles in prominent publications.”

Principle 6: Focus on visual content

Visual information improves readability.

How to create interesting visual content:

  • Create Infographics
  • Invent your own memes,
  • Illustrate the quotes of famous people in your posts

Industry seals is a proven alternative. Likes and comments are nice! But do not forget that your audience has come for knowledge, not for entertainment.

Were to use these practices

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These tools, along with the ease-of-use of the platform, make it easy and quick for business owners or product managers or individuals to sell online and advertise their companies, collaborate with their clients, answer questions, and provide feedback.

As Glabex provides full social network collaboration, it allows you synchronize business company profiles, products, and your online store with all the major social networking systems, automatically publishing all your updates!

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Inbound Marketing

Inbound Marketing

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The term” Inbound “, means that instead of marketer reaching out to consumer, the trails of content are created such as blog posts, podcasts, PR releases, blog comments, educational material, answers to popular questions, videos, presentation etc. Through this content audience (internet users) can proceed to website/business.

Traditional marketing is a different story. It works other way around. In traditional marketing you find clients. This is more like pre-selling your product before your consumers even know that you are promoting them something.

There is a secret of Advertising which has been emphasized again and again by Advertising and PR experts such as David Ogilvy and Edward Bernays[1]. The less your advertisement looks like an advertisement the more chances it has of persuading your clients to buy the product which you are promoting. David Ogilvy mentioned that your advertisement must look like an editorial as people read editorials with much more interest than they read advertisement. So advertisers learn long ago that the best way to sell is not to sell or at least appear that you are not selling anything. (clever, right?)

Before asking your clients to purchase your product/service you have to build trust with them, educate, or provide useful information. This is the main idea behind Inbound Marketing. It more like a PR or brand building, it is kind of investing in your reputation and image.

The best part of this is that Inbound Marketing is not as expensive as buying an Ad during Super Bowl or paying to media digital companies. The only thing you are supposed to provide is your valuable time and some amount of money which is certainly nothing as compared to the amount spent on traditional methods of advertising.

There are a couple of examples of inbound marketing:

Blogging

Forums

Answering questions

Asking questions

Providing educational content (video, how to)

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