In today’s business world, there’s a pretty good chance that you or somebody at your business currently writes a blog. But how do you know if it is cost effective? It all has to do with how much time goes into the reporting, as well as getting it online. How many readers actually look at it? Is the blog being shared on other sites, and is the writing putting money into your business’s bank account?
A team of web design and development experts in Chicago took a look at more than one thousand bloggers and their content over the last three years to track trends on the digital market. In 2014, writers usually spent less than 2 hours putting together a post. They were also short, usually containing far less than 1,000 words. Several posts would go up throughout the week, with a giant proportion of the blogs being posted on social media websites. The research found that bloggers were always producing, even outside typical office hours.
The following year, 2015, more and more professional bloggers began to appear on the web. Overall, formal writers spent a little bit more time every week creating and posting their work, and the average size of a blog shot up to 1,500 words. Photos became more popular as on blogs as well.
By the time 2016 rolled around, the time taken to write blogs shot up more than 25%. In fact, the number of writers who spend a minimum of six hours on a blog doubled. In other words, the quality of blogging has become more important to the business world. Content matters, along with backlinks and keyword targeting. The trend will only continue throughout 2017. Do not get left behind. Contact Icon Website Design today to get the high-quality website content, design, and exposure your business deserves.