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How to Create a Thought Leadership Blog That Drives Traffic

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To position yourself as a leader in your industry, your thought leadership blog should be centered around providing valuable, in-depth content.

Here are a few tips for creating a thought leadership blog that drives traffic:

Understand Your Audience’s Needs

Before you start creating content, it’s essential to understand your target audience and their needs. Take some time to research what types of content they’re looking for and what topics are of the greatest value to them.

To better understand what your target clients are looking for, think about the following:

  • What needs do your clients have that you provide?
  • What do you hear most about from clients? What services are they looking for?
  • Is your business focus seasonal? If so, what are your business seasons and their focuses?
  • What types of content do other thought leaders in your industry share?
  • What is your business's passion? What do you do best?

With your ideal client persona and their needs in mind, you can then begin drafting thought leadership blog topics bound to attract their attention.

Identify Your Audience’s Keywords

While thinking about your clients’ needs is an excellent start, ensuring the utilization of keywords targeting your ideal client persona is crucial to crafting thought-provoking blogs that cater to their needs. Targeting the wrong keywords can make the difference between ranking on a prospective client’s search engine and not.

Create Quality Content

Once you understand your audience’s needs, create content that is not only informative but also provides actionable tips and strategies. High-quality content is more likely to be shared on social media, which can help to increase your blog’s reach.

When creating content for your blog, focus on topics that are relevant to your industry and provide tips and strategies that readers can use. Don’t forget to include links to other relevant content you may have, industry resources, or statistics. This helps build page legitimacy and demonstrates that your content is well-researched and relevant to your industry.

Share Your Content

Once you have created quality content, it’s important to share it with others. When posting your thought leadership blog on your website, make sure that the page is visible to search engines and your blogs are accessible from your homepage.

Advertising Your Thought Leadership Blog

In addition, make sure to share your thought leadership blog to your social media platforms with an engaging caption that would draw in those from your feed. You can also promote your thought leadership blog with Facebook Advertising, using a targeted audience similar to your ideal client persona. Advertising your thought leadership blog can help put your blog directly on the feeds of those most likely to interact and learn more from your business, ultimately driving traffic.

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With a Scorpion Content Marketing contract, we can help your business research, write, and share customized thought leadership blogs that ultimately drive traffic and help you reach your business goals.

Are you ready to become a thought leader in your industry? Schedule a consultation to learn more about how Scorpion can help you break into new heights.

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