Has Content Marketing Become Important to Social Media?

Written by Wayne R. Karlins President of Reed Social Media Group

Content marketing can be the sharing of blogs, social media posting and or videos, that don't promote your brand or does not involve talking about yourself.

Content marketing should be about what your clients want and need. How do I solve my clients and followers problems? How do I build a relationship with them and provide them value? How do I become their thought leader and trusted advisor through my content? You will then get their attention to what you are actually trying to sell them.

Today we are going to talk about blogging. We are asked regularly if blogging is worth it. Our answer is most definitely, YES! I am not here to teach you how to blog, but I do have some ideas on how to start blogging.

Think of some ideas on what type of blog you want, and what your clients and followers want and need. Make sure you have enough material to continue blogging. Your time tables will all be different. Currently, we are blogging once a month. We have decided to blog more regularly and are hoping to add more than one blog a month very shortly. I know bloggers who make a living at blogging and blog every day. For most of Reed Social Media Groups clients who own small to mid-size businesses monthly is a great place to start.

You may ask, where do I put my blogs? Our advice is to post them to your own website. But you need to know there are many other places you may get seen faster, that are for bloggers, like WordPress, Blue Host, Blogger, Tumblr and more. We suggest you check each of them out and make your own decision. 

What is great about posting your blog on your own website? You can post them to your social media platforms like LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Facebook to get more visibility to your blogs. If you're using your own website, you post a teaser and link them back to your website, which not only leads them to the whole blog but increases your SEO as you are getting more visitors to your website. Of course, you can post your blogs from any of the above-mentioned blogging sites as well and still share them to your social media platforms, and we highly suggest that you do.

Want more views to your blogs? Add videos, pictures, graphs and other visuals. But wait! You say you cannot write blogs, that you do not write well at all??  Reed Social Media Group will write it for you and under your name. This is called Ghost blogging, and yes, many people around the world are already doing this due to how important blogging has become. Contact us if you could use our services and we will tell you how it works.

For you writers out there that could use an edit before making your blog public, contact us for our editing services.

When you are good at posting content to your social media platforms, sooner or later your followers are going to want to know what you think. You have become a trusted thought leader by posting and sharing great and consistent content that you have found. Blogging gives you the opportunity to post your thoughts, so your clients and followers get to hear what you think and suggest. Your ideas mixed in with your content will add value to your followers and help find new people who will like and follow your social media pages.

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