How Does Blogging Help My Traffic?

Last week I was asked to make a presentation on Social Media Marketing and how it can help your online business.

Amongst the various issues I talked about, one stood out as far as my audience was concerned – the power of blogging.

I’ve been blogging for quite a while now, normally on the subject of copywriting and marketing. The effect this has had on my business as a freelance copywriter and Google rankings is phenomenal.

Are you sitting comfortably, then I’ll begin

I started out with a homemade website that didn’t really feature on Google. To get my name out there and in front of the right people I used the power of social media marketing – online networking, profile sites, directories etc.

Work began to arrive and I started blogging. I invested in a new website and started getting serious about SEO and driving traffic to my site. Initially my blog was a free one on WordPress. That was all well and good but I realised I wasn’t getting any benefit from the people linking to me. All their link juice (see fig. 1) was being poured into WordPress and not my site.

So, I got my own domain name and set up the blog you are now reading. Low and behold within about 5 or 6 months I was listed by oDesk as one of the top 100 freelance blogs and other listings soon followed.

But because this was now my blog on my domain, I got the benefit of the link juice which was fed directly to my website:

link juice

Fig.1 The link juice concept

People linked to my blog – my blog links to my website – the result is greatly improved Google rankings!

It was this simplified explanation of how blogging can positively effect your Google rankings that saw so many jaws drop in the room.

Most of the people present had some idea that blogging would help their rankings but didn’t really understand how.

It’s not all about rankings

By starting up your own blog you will be promoting yourself as a real expert in your field. Giving great information in your posts will help you build relationships with perspective clients. They will grow to trust you and see you as an authority in your field.

So you see, blogging can help any business. If you are not already doing it, give it a go – you will be surprised at the results.

But if you are going to blog make sure you do it regularly.

Good luck with it.

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1 comment so far ↓

#1 Rogger on 09.22.10 at 12:47 pm

Ya you are absolutely write. Blogging helps in increasing traffic. But one should post new content regularly. It may take some time but it works.

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