How to Set Up a Successful Blog Marketing Strategy

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How to Set Up a Successful Blog Marketing Strategy

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

In a previous post, "There's More to Content Marketing Campaigns Than Blogging"  I outlined 10 different kinds of content you can create for your content marketing strategy.  This week I want to concentrate on creating a successful blog marketing strategy.

 

The First Thing to Consider in Any Marketing Strategy - Set your goals. Setting the right goals for your blog marketing campaigns could mean the difference between success and failure.  Decide what you want to achieve. Then set realistic, attainable, and measurable goals.  Check each win off your list of goals.  This sense of accomplishment will encourage you to continue moving forward.

 

Know Your Audience - Create a list of who your ideal audience is, where you will find them online, and what topics will bring the most interest.  Knowing your audience is essential to your blog marketing success.

 

Decide Which Platforms Work Best - Obviously the first thing you need is a blog site.  There are free platforms such as WordPress.com and Blogger.com.  Keep in mind that while free, these sites will eat up your search engine ranking. In order to get the search engines to sit up and take notice, you'll need to have a self-hosted site using your own domain.  Check into network sites that allow individual posting.

 

What Type of Content Do You Promote? - Once you've created your content, don't stop at posting it on your blog site.  Repurpose your posts into different formats.  Create a podcast, video, infographic or article.  Promote those on appropriate channels.

 

Promote! Promote! Promote! - Once upon a time when we were all trying desperately to understand the "world wide web", many of us thought that when our website was active, people would flock to it.  We didn't fully understand how that all worked. Strategies have changed throughout the years. However, one thing remains the same.  You have to promote your blog! Social media, contact lists, networks, and many other platforms are a must.  Make it easy for your audience to share your posts by adding share buttons.

 

One More Thing - If all of this sounds like it's going to take a lot of your precious time to do, you're right!  Research, writing, effectively optimizing, and promoting your posts can be daunting.  And, you should at least be doing this weekly.  It will take a lot of time away from your "real" job.  To make better use of your time, consider outsourcing.

 

Put these six blog marketing strategies to work for you. You'll find more website traffic, brand recognition, and trust. Your target market will soon recognize you as the "go to" professional for their needs.

 

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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
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Congratulations on the feature - this is a great read, very informative and helpful.  I am going to save this and read your other articles as well. Thanks for sharing!

Sep 14, 2018 04:44 AM #11
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Gordon Crawford
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I can't read enough about blogging strategies!  Thanks for the great post, Paula.

Sep 14, 2018 05:10 AM #12
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Pamela- - -clear and concise. Definitely bookmarked for the future. 

Sep 14, 2018 05:17 AM #13
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Quality is visiting with the reader...

Sep 14, 2018 06:37 AM #14
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Kevin Vitali
EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales - Tewksbury, MA
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Nice article Pamela Cendejas .  Blogging and promoting my blog is a major part of my marketing.  I write one article a week.

Through this I have strengthened my position in the Google 3 pack for multiple keywords.  When you can do that.... your phone rings.

But I think I would add consistency is important.  You cant bounce in and out of it.  Make the commitment and stick to it.  Blooging is a long game when it comes to marketing.  But it can have big returns.  Dollar investment is low, time investment is high.

Sep 14, 2018 06:48 AM #15
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

I had to laugh out loud on Promote! Promote! Promote!  because some people still think that all you have to do is put up a website and the public will come flocking to it. 

This is a really good post.  Enjoyed reading it.

Sep 14, 2018 08:11 AM #16
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John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Custom Home Design

Digital promoting vs. one on one promoting?  Whatever works best for you.

Sep 14, 2018 08:51 AM #17
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

This is a great basic how-to for anyone who wants to use blogging to build business!

Sep 14, 2018 03:49 PM #18
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Pamela- Excellent points for using our blogs to market!!!  And you're right about promoting...it won't do any good if no one reads it. 

Sep 14, 2018 05:19 PM #19
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Monique Ting
INET Realty Honolulu, HI - Honolulu, HI
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This is great advice! Some tasks are better left for pros to handle...

Have a wonderful weekend. Aloha!

Sep 14, 2018 05:47 PM #20
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Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL

Hi Pam. Great points. Can you give some examples of goals for blogging? Have goals for everything else. Thanks.

Sep 14, 2018 07:15 PM #21
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I agree with almost everything you've presented, but not outsourcing.  I don't mind hiring help, but I want those writers inside my office and under my control.

Sep 14, 2018 07:57 PM #22
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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Great Post.  It may take time but the rewards should be drastic.

Sep 14, 2018 08:17 PM #23
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John Marshall - FORE!
The K Company Realty - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

Thanks Pamela Cendejas for this very timely post, I will be teaching a group of our company agents, "How to blog for Business" and I will be sharing this post with all of them

Good Stuff!

Sep 15, 2018 08:12 AM #24
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Pamela

Great tips here even for those of us who have been around for a while. There is always room to improve, especially with promoting, and being consistent.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jeff

Sep 15, 2018 12:53 PM #25
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I love the promote part. I like to write a variety of posts and then promote them by postng on various social media platforms. After referrals my blog is my leading source of new clients

Sep 16, 2018 06:10 AM #26
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experience Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I've never thought of a strategy for my blog posts.  I do promote them though--and it's exciting to track how many views I get!

Sep 17, 2018 09:14 AM #27
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for writing this post.  Like a business plan for our business, a strategy sounds like it works the same for blogging. Putting pen to paper, keystrokes, etc. creating a business plan for blogging!   Great thoughts here!

Sep 17, 2018 09:27 PM #28
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Jon Quist
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Thanks for the detailed post. I am emailing this to myself. I see some tips I can act upon.

Sep 17, 2018 11:11 PM #29
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
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Good evening Pamela Cendejas,

I'm so glad Debbie Reynolds re-blogged your featured post. Definitely worth reading again!

Sep 28, 2018 03:49 PM #30
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