As I’ve mentioned in other posts, they were not only wrong about it being “dead” but that blogging is actually MORE important NOW than EVER before.
The “Gurus” that said it was dead not only now see how important it is but have been totally redesigning their own websites so that the “content” (ie: blog posts) show up first and foremost on their Home Page!
With recent Google algorithm changes AND the increasing difficulty to get paid ads that go straight to squeeze pages or sales pages approved on Google or Facebook, blogging is yet again the solution.
(For those of us who knew all along the importance of blogging, we never stopped.)
“Content marketing” is the new buzzword being used to describe it but it is just good ole’ blogging.
Blogging – Then and Now
Blogging was initially used to provide a unique way for people to share their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and opinions.
Today, however, everyone from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop shops are utilizing blogging (in addition to other digital reach methods) to increase their digital presence and inevitably increase their bottom line.
In fact, if your business’s website does not have a blog that is actively updated on a regular basis, then you are missing a huge opportunity to increase your company’s visibility and therefore increase your digital reach—your potential client base and your bottom line.
Blogging Matters—Just Ask Google
In today’s internet-based society, your business has to have a powerful online presence in order to stand out among your competitors. When someone goes to search for a professional or business in your industry, you want your name to come up close to the top of the list. How do you do that? With effective search engine optimization.
In the past companies like Google put an emphasis on keywords—which words that you were using to market your business and how often those words appeared on your website. As technology has evolved, Google (and other search engines) are using advanced formulas that determine how frequently you post and update your website in addition to the origination and quality of the content you post.
What does this have to do with blogging? Everything in the world.
There is not a better way to add relevant content to your website on a regular basis than to utilize a blog. If you do not want to call it a blog, you can call it a “learning center” or any other catchphrase that you want to use to categorize the frequent posts to your website—at the end of the day they are blogs and these blogs are powerful.
Where you rank in search engines matter.
One of the most effective ways to increase your search engine rankings is to add unique, high quality content on a regular basis—to blog.
Joining The Ultra Blog challenge will most definitely help you do that in a fun and social way.
Some members have reports getting over 1000 new clicks a month just from the great SEO they have gotten from participating in the Ultra Blog Challenge.
But that’s not all!
Another HUGE thing that helps your blog posts get HIGH rankings in the search engines so that YOU get lots of high quality, targeted traffic is “Social Signals”.
What are Social Signals?
Social Signals are the signals that the search engines receive about how active your posts are on social media.
How many shares, likes and comments you get on your blog posts.
Social sites like Facebook and Twitter, especially Google Plus and Pinterest, impact your search engine rankings.
More social signals, better search engine rankings….better rankings, more quality, targeted free traffic to your blog.
Posting in the Ultra Blog Challenge Facebook group greatly helps with this.
And for the Upgraded Members, the other networks help even more!
Premium members get access to steps to boost social signals and thus SEO even more.
The Ultra Blog Challenge
The Ultra Blog Challenge is a free system that will help you blog in a fun and supportive environment.
We knew this worked long before the recent flurry of all the “gurus” jumping back on board.
Plus, the little tricks of the posting during the challenge help with your SEO.
Many of our members have reported getting TONS of free search traffic from participating in the challenge.
You can start for free and get great results, but the BIGGEST BANG for your buck is joining the Premium membership where you get even better SEO at a ridiculously low price.
Blogging is NOT dead!
As a matter of fact, it is more alive and well now than ever before.
And when used with social media, it is a POWERFUL tool to skyrocket your business.
Blogging within The Ultra Blog Challenge is even better!
Join now and get started for free.
From an SEO expert in another group about social signals from participating in social media and Facebook groups:
“A page (or group) can be indexed over and over again this way because Google scans social networks regularly.
Plus the extra attention on social networks will improve your social signals, a huge factor for SEO now.”
“Indexed over and over again” that is HUGE!
That is EXACTLY why the FREE Ultra Blog Challenge is such a GREAT daily help for your blog posts to get great SEO.
P.S. If you want to really leverage the social signals and skyrocket your blog even further, become a Premium or Founding Member NOW before the prices go up.
When you sign up for the Premium or Founding Member upgrade, you get the additional POWERFUL social signals to get even BETTER search engine placement and even MORE targeted traffic that come from posting in The Ultra Blog Challenge upgraded members only Google+ group and Pinterest board.
Sign up for Free today and immediately UPGRADE to Premium or Founding Member Status.