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Art of Blogging for Business Part 3 - 10 Calls to action that you need to know

Art of Blogging for Business Part 3 - 10 Calls to action that you need to know

This is part 3 of the series on the Art of Blogging for Business. (for Part 2 see Long Tail Keywords)

After you have put together a well written blog that engages your reader, you will need to add a well written call to action for your reader. A call-to action is simply an invitation to the reader to take a certain action. For example, you might want to discuss the benefits of subscribing to other existing blogs and provide a link to these other blog posts.

There are a number of different calls to action that are worth considering and below are ten of the more common and effective calls to action depending on what you try to achieve:

1.Leave a Comment

One of the most effective ways to build a community is to invite your reader to leave a comment.

Example: Do you use any of these calls to action in your blog post? If so please tell us about it in the comments box below.

2.Blog Subscribers

When you have blog subscribers, then you are able to deliver your content straight into their inbox every time you publish a new article. This will increase your chances of gaining views, social shares, comments and leads.

Example: Found the article useful? Subscribe to our blog by adding your email address to the form on the right. You’ll be the first to hear about our updates!

Then perhaps add a “Subscribe Today” button below the form.

3.Submit an Inquiry

Most readers are not ready to buy after they have read your blog post. So invite them to ask for more information about what you have written.

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4.Learn More

Your readers may not be ready to contact you at this time. So provide links to relevant content to further educate your readers and keep them on your website. Example: Are you wondering why less traffic to your website could actually be good for you? Check out “Part 2 of series on Art of Blogging for Business - Long Tail Keywords”

5.Buy Services

Maybe your readers are ready to make a purchase after reading your blog post. Then give them an extra push towards purchasing.

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6.Join Mailing List

An email list is important to you. Keep your readers updated with your latest blog posts.

Example: Want the latest and the best SEO practices straight to your inbox? Click here to subscribe to our online marketing newsletter.

7.Share on Social Media

Social media shares are important to tell the search engine that your content is relevant, useful and valuable.

Example: Did you find our Top 10 calls to action helpful? Feel free to share on Twitter or Facebook by using these buttons on the left.

8.Follow you on Social Media

You are building an online community of people that likes your company and your products. So invite them to follow you on the major social media networks.

Example: Are you serious about online marketing? Check out our Facebook page for daily tips on how to improve your online marketing strategy

9.Sign up for a free trial or demo

People like to try before they buy. So offer your readers a no-obligation opportunity to try out your products or services is always a good idea.

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10. Vote on a poll

You want to find out what your readers are interested in. So be sure to ask for feedback by linking to a poll or asking for input in your comments.

Example: What kind of online marketing issues that you are facing right now?

Lack of a focused strategy? Marketing in another country? Or something else? Vote in the comments and we will be glad to help!

In this article, I have presented 10 of the most common and effective calls to action that you need to consider implementing in your blog posts. Have you found it useful? If you would like to get our latest and best advice on online marketing, then please subscribe to our monthly online marketing newsletter in the box below.