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Why guest bloggers are a good online marketing strategy

Content marketing is an important part of online lead generation strategies. Prospects researching brands online are looking for compelling, informative and shareable content from companies in specific industries. This means that companies should take their websites and social media content seriously in order to boost brand image and get the companies' names out there.

Guest writers can offer insightful and professional material and allow companies to expand their brand's voice, according to Search Engine Journal. Readers or followers benefit from a great website post or article, and strategizing with writers can ensure maximum creativity, significantly more content and industry expertise. Plus, working with other experts in the same field can develop great professional relationships that show readers the company is working with other businesses to create a better professional atmosphere.

The Content Marketing Institute says building a good guest blogging program involves marketers planning the purpose and ideal outcome of the situation. This means creating a flexible, yet powerful message that the company wants to tell readers, bringing the content directly to target audiences and networking within the industry to get other professionals in on the action.

Sheila Kloefkorn

With more than 25 years of hands on marketing strategy and operations experience, Sheila Kloefkorn is dedicated to developing marketing strategies and plans that help clients succeed. Some of the world's largest brands have depended on Sheila for marketing programs that delivered tangible and substantial results. Specialties: B2B marketing, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales strategy, marketing strategy, competitive marketing strategy, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), mobile marketing, email marketing, website design, marketing plans.