YES! You can bet your bottom dollar it will!

Companies who blog get better search marketing results. Last August HubSpot.com conducted a survey of 1,531 customers, all small to medium sized businesses. 795 businesses blogged. 736 did not.Those that blog have 55% more visitors to their sites, 97% more inbound links (links from other sites to theirs) and 434% more indexed pages (pages recognized and cached by search engines).  Here’s why.

Companies that blog 15 or more times per month get 5x more traffic than companies that don't.

1. Keyword Steroids

Blogging adds keyword rich content to your site when you use precious keywords to build posts, links and URLs. Plus, blogging usually involves words and terms grouped in a similar manner to audience searches because you’re addressing a topic for discussion, not compiling marketing copy.

2. Fresh Content

Updating your site consistently makes Googlebot and other search bots into your allies. Regularly posting quality, on-topic content increases the number of bot visits resulting in more indexed pages.

3. Return Viewers

Blogging gives visitors a reason to return, building a reputation for your website as an informational resource. Comments and trackback features in blog software encourage interaction.

4. Link Building Boost

Useful articles are well read and encourage others to link to your blog on their site, using social media or though RSS, creating more inbound links to your site.

5. Naturally Search Friendly

Most blogging software has search friendly site architecture.  Clear navigation, uncomplicated URL structure and correct linking practices make it easy for the search engines to crawl your site and index content.

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