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Is blogging necessary for every business?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Webmaster, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Webmaster

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    I saw that now every sites use bolgs for their business and i dont think so that we need blogging for each and every business. Is blogging necessary, or even feasible, for every web-based business?

    Also, will people lose interest if you don't post anything for a few days?
     
  2. joel

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    It is not must but of course it will help the business. If the company want to have a direct interest with it's customer base then they should have blogs. And yes the blog must be updated daily to keep people interested.
     
  3. spywarz

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    People of different background and interests surf the net daily looking for services and products. I think it is in the best interest of a business to maintain a blog. A blog informs customers on a personal level. Since a lot of businesses have put up websites, a certain amount of intimacy is an added attraction.
     
  4. vao

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    Yes this is right personal atraction to customer
     
  5. ScottHughes

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    Sometimes you can miss a day, but I think the only effective blog is updated almost daily. And, I hear that "you have to blog" now.
     
  6. kevmus

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    Not really, it's hard to blog about the vietnam war because theres nothing new happening...
     
  7. Fusion

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    It really depends. Blogging is a must if you are trying to build brand awareness. I do not think that major businesses need to blog...
     
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    It is not necessary but if there is alot of stuff going on with the business and the clients should know about it then it would be important to create a blog but other than that no
     
  9. torched

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    My friend runs a local web design and ppc consulting business and he generates 85% of his clients through his blog. I had dinner with him 3 nights ago and we went in his new porsche 911 turbo, so maybe a blog isn't needed but it sure can help :)
     
  10. Lucifer

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    Blogs are all the rage (for now) because they are good spider food (for now)
    If you can squeeze a blog into your particular niche, by all means go for it - it cant hurt. As said in some of the other posts, it adds a bit of personality to your site and that is always a good thing.

    A blog does Not have to be updated everyday. The key here is to be consistent. If your readers expect a new post everyday, then you run the risk of losing readers if you slack off. But if you only post once a week, then thats what your readers will expect ...understand? Some niches will give you enough to write about everyday, some wont. Establish this in the beginning and post on a regular basis...once a day...once a week.... every monday, wednesday, friday...etc...whatever your time and niche allow.

    And don't forget to ping the damn thing! :)
     
  11. gotosite777

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    If any site requires more visitors or hits Blogging is must.
     
  12. prowebhoster

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    Definitely helps with traffic since the spiders love them
     
  13. aydoubleyou

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    I dont think its absolutely necessary... but it helps. Ive run successful sites without ever blogging them though.

    But like Lucifer said, theyre spider food. If youre trying to get noticed for certain keywords on search engines, a blog will work itself up to the top without any effort (as long as you update frequently, make feeds, and ping).
     
  14. Success Hunter

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    I don't think blogging is absolutely necessary since plenty of successful sites don't have blogs, but for start ups I think it's important because it can give you a leg up.
     
  15. impala_07

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    Blogs seem the generate traffic on their own. I have a word press blog up for about 2 and half months now and technorati brought in the first 1000 visitors the first week. Now 2 months later i went from Alexa rank 3,000,000+ to less than 400,000. No marketing involved.
     
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    I don't think blogs are totally necessary. Especially if u own a bricks and mortar business. Blogs help with traffic but not necessarily to create branding..
     
  17. nomirock

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    not but its helpful
     
  18. parusa608

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    Of course it is feasible, put links of your site in your blog and if you want, play with it. :D

    Depends, my blog has been idle for months and some still visits my blog because it can still increase its rank even if you haven't posted anything
     
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    It depends with the type of business. Though not a must in many businesses, i is a good way of generating more traffic
     
  20. JerrickYeoh

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    Yes. And you cant believe that how important a blog can help in SEO of your main page.
    it help your site to increase to keywords density and Google will take it more quality.
    Google love content especially wording.