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Planning content with Buzzsumo

Planning content with Buzzsumo

Planning content with Buzzsumo

Social media content is a great way of communicating to and building relationships with your potential customers. One of the best ways to promote businesses of all sizes is through developing a strong content marketing strategy. The tool I love using when it comes to planning content is Buzzsumo.

However, you can’t simply fill in a website with all and any content that comes to mind and then expect it to bring potential clients. You need to have relevant content that will appeal to your target audience and will answer their questions. But what tool can help you in doing this? Buzzsumo is a great tool to find out what content performs best. This tool allows a user to find out what the content is popular by website or by topic.

With the use of Buzzsumo, it can help you identify key influencers based on keywords. But what can Buzzsumo do in your business?

  • Buzzsumo allows you to identify which content is being shared the most and who shared it which is important. Thus, this gives you the details on who is the influencer and knowing who has the public’s trust and attention can give you the understanding on who you can follow for inspiration.
  • Buzzsumo can provide you keyword alerts so you will be notified when content is posted or updated. Keeping up to date with trending content, and then sharing it across your own social platforms, can help increase reach into new audiences.
  • Buzzsumo can give you an analysis on how your competitor is doing. Knowing and understanding what your competitors can do and what is working and what is not working for them can help inform what you do. This will give you insights on what works best for you and it will help you to avoid things that are not effective.

Writing content is a tough task and no matter how we allot a certain time to gather and think of new ideas, we rarely devote enough time to curating and creating good content. Buzzsumo, to my mind, has proven to be an effective tool when it comes to improving your content marketing strategy. Just always remember in using any kind of tool or system just like Buzzsumo will depend on what you want to achieve and where are you in terms of your own content marketing.

If you want help getting more out of your social media marketing, please download our free step by step guide today!

Blogs – why you need to create them

Blogs – why you need to create them

Blogs – why you need to create them

When was the last time you updated your website through blogs and up-to-date content? Do you use it to grow your business online? How you’re able to connect to your audience? And how effective you are on sending the right message to them?

Creating regular, fresh content in the form of a blog is one of the most effective and powerful ways you can communicate your expertise to your target audience. It is another way, in addition to your social media channels, of spreading helpful and valuable pieces of information to your customers.    

So, let us break down the benefits of this powerful communication tactic on building and establishing a good presence online.  

Blogs help drive new traffic to your website

Whenever you write a blog post for your site, you are able to index more pages on your website. This provides an opportunity for your website to show up in various search engines particularly on Google. If you spend time building up a solid bank of content, you will be able to eventually drive a great range of traffic to your website.

Another good thing about blogging is that it also helps you get discovered. By providing useful information, you’re able to communicate with your website visitors. By being relevant to your intended prospective customers, they are more likely to engage with your content by sharing to different social media networks such as on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Linkedin, etc.

It therefore provides higher exposure to online users who may not even know your business exists.

Can help convert traffic into leads

Now that you’re able to drive traffic to your website through blogging, you’re are in a position now to convert your hard earned traffic into leads. So, how are you going to work on that? Any visitor who comes to your website is a potential lead, or can connect you to potential leads.

Every blog post you create is another opportunity to educate your target audience on what your do, and how your help. Make sure that every blog piece you create ends with a clear call-to-action that gives your website visitors something to do, include give you their email address or phone number.

This can take time, so make sure you put aside some time each week to create your content, and set up calls to action that will give value to who you wish to target.

Blogging helps establish authority

When you’re able to provide answers even to the most common questions, you’re clearly establishing a definite authority to your target customer. Customers usually seek to find answers to their questions online. Finding useful information from your content is a way for them to visit your website more often than necessary. Even better, your website visitors may even share your valuable information with their networks.

Educational content provides greater impact to confused customers by clearing things up.  

Blogging can drive long term results

The blogs you have created long time ago is of equal or of higher value compared to your most recent blogs. Don’t ever be afraid to recycle your content by reposting your blog content across your social media channels more than once. Chances are that you can pick up new audiences each time you repost your blog. Also, if a particular blog article has had lots of visitors already, it may be ranking well on various search engines.

Over to you

Blogging is a continuous process. And you need to constantly be working on your content and optimising the channels you post your blog articles to. While you may not be able to see results overnight, if done well and consistently, you’ll be able to generate a significant amount of traffic and possible leads for your business overtime.

If you want help getting more out of your social media marketing, please download our free step by step guide today!