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Blogging and Marketing in the New Century

Aug 17, 2007
When blogging was started in the 1990s, the intention was to allow visitors to comment on an existing web page or to express their views on different subjects. Today, you can express your self through blogging on just about any subject you can think of.

Advertisers have found that blogging has the potential to advertise their business to millions of people.

Blogging is really quite easy. If you want to get information regarding a product or service onto the Internet quickly and reach millions of people this is the way to do it. There are no special skills that are needed, anyone who can type and click a mouse can blog.

Blogging is the virtual equivalent of creating a flyer. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. It can be broadband or dial up it does not matter.

With blogging, you are creating an advertisement highlighting your product or services and convincing the public that it is something that they cannot live without.

In society today, there is a lot of misrepresentation in advertising. The consumer has more and more begun to question the credibility of more than a few different advertising campaigns. Because blogs are written by every day people who are sharing their experiences, they are truthful and honest posts that are untouched by advertising tactics.

Blogging has not yet been fully recognized by the advertising community; therefore it is still a no fee service that can be offered to anyone as a tool that can be used to expand on their products or services.
Each blog that is posted builds the credibility of your business. The consumer will read these blogs and come to the conclusion that your product or services are reliable and seek out as much information that can be posted. When one person comes to depend on your information, and it is accurate and truthful, then that person will send more people to your site. Word of mouth is perhaps the most powerful tool in advertising. When word of your blogs become known to businesses, they will take notice of how many posts that you have and what is said. They may even want to advertise their business on your blog. If your blog is successful, and a company wants to advertise on it, you may want to think about becoming an affiliate for that company which means that for every customer that the business receives from reading your blog, you will be paid a fee.

Marketing your blog is very simple. If you use ethical marketing techniques, you can reach millions of people in the area that you want to target. Email campaigns are very effective in reaching consumers quickly, but when they have to download the information, they may feel that it is too time consuming. When you send a link to your blog in your email, all they are doing is one simple step of clicking the link.

Another great way to keep readers coming back to your blog is to offer them a subscription. When you use this method, it is recommended that you offer exclusive information to your readers that will drive them to your blog month after month.

Understanding what your reader want and need is a big part of having a successful blog site. When you offer occasional surveys and ask questions about their preferences you are assuring the success of your site.

A blog network is a group of blogs that are in the same industry or interest of the reader. He or she can click from one blog to another. Readers tend to find more credibility when they read positive information on more than one site.

When you use blogging as an advertising method, you are assuring the success of your business.
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