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Do I need a blog on my services business website to get seo benefits?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by alterego888, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. alterego888

    alterego888 Registered Member

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    Do I need a blog page in addition to my other pages on my services business website to get seo benefits? What can I do with a monthly budget to gain real customers. Hey I know it's not a lot of money for advertising but at least I work my butt off everyday giving myself a chance to make it. Now I am too busy doing the services to do the online advertising myself but what would you recommend to get results? Some of my ideas within this budget are:

    1. Hire someone to post forum/blog comments
    2. Hire someone to write blogs on the new page I created on the site
    3. Hire someone to get quality manual backlinks
    4. Hire someone to handle social media accounts
    5. Pay some local banner ad network

    Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
     
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  2. Conor

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    I'm glad you cleared that up. I had no idea what your post was about when I first read the title.

    I don't think it's mandatory, but it does help, because every new post is an opportunity to get ranked for something. There's only so much you can reiterate on a one-page website.
     
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  3. alterego888

    alterego888 Registered Member

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    It's a multiple page site but I was told to add a blog for seo purposes. I need to get more than 10-20 visitors a day!!!!!
     
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    Of course a blog will help. If you have quality content on your sites targeting your keywords, it will help you rank for them as well. Coz in Google's eyes you are providing valuable information. I have seen a lot of SEO service providers do this.
     
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    Seo benefits will not be much but will help in bring visitors to read on your blog if they are interesting. Also can sprinkle some sales link back to your home page or service pages.
     
  6. alterego888

    alterego888 Registered Member

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    What can I do to bring visitors to my site ????
     
  7. BassTrackerBoats

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    You are probably on the right path with some of your ideas but the best way to really find that out is to test and see what works for your type site.

    You left out press releases up there and they can be pretty effective as well as email marketing and PPC advertising. For the latter 2 I would be asking for some professional help as opposed to ding that myself unless you have some background there.
     
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    I think you do need a blog, it will help. Probably best if you write on it yourself though - especially if its actually on your business website.
    If you are going to outsource the content, you might be best having the blog as a separate site, then link to your services site as appropriate.

    As for helping your site with a monthly budget, probably guest posting, press releases and social media would be a good start.

    I have a contact for someone who manages social media - Ill send it over to you when I get a sec.
     
  9. neobrand

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    Adding a blog is highly recommended, talk about an interesting point related to your service and linkback to your relevant service page per post. Then backlink to them as you grow.
     
  10. stonedmonkey

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    All good comments here.. Plain and simple the more indexed pages you have the more visitors you will get... The addition of the blog allows you to capture more keywords on search... Of course it takes some elbow grease with maintaining a content creation... .... with it taking time for your ROI to be achieved...