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Does every business need a blog or website?

Discussion in 'Affiliates' started by Beverly, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Beverly

    Beverly New Member Webmaster

    From my point of view, a website or blog is essential and the best way of communicating with potential customers. And, it establishes credibility. Potential customers like being able to go somewhere for more information about a product or service before making that initial contact.

    So no matter what type of business you have offline/online, you need a blog or website. What are your thoughts on this?
    3 people like this.
  2. Leon.

    Leon. New Member Webmaster

    I agree. If a business has something you can check out or "investigate", it adds another layer of depth to it, in my opinion. It's a must-have.
  3. Ricus

    Ricus New Member Webmaster

    It is not exactly needed for a company to run a blog or forum, but it is advised. A blog will always keep the user up to date and a forum or online board will get the users to actually interact and discuss the business. In addition I suggest promoting websites via social networks and for blogs you must implement twitter!
  4. lowriderSTi

    lowriderSTi New Member Webmaster

    Well, there are a lot of companies which earn big and they don't have a blog or a website, but why not have one? Afterall, it does nothing but improving your business.
  5. ashkan

    ashkan New Member Webmaster

    Yes all my business had/has websites. The reason being it makes it easier for our customers. They want various options for them to make their lives easier.

    If a customer has a question, why should she/he have to email us the question? Our website could have FAQ or support section/live chat for them to talk to a representative.

    It is always about the people! If it will make their lives easier then we will do it. If their lives are easier then they will be with us longer.
  6. Shortie861

    Shortie861 New Member Webmaster

    If you have a business I feel atleast a website explaining who you are what you have to offer and contact details should be enough but if you have time to do more then why not really go for it and make the most of it. I always find that it looks alot more professional for a business if they have something more to offer rather than just basics.
  7. isuit21

    isuit21 New Member Webmaster

    It really depends what type of website you have. In the case you have a real business and selling various types of products, than a blog is really helpful to keep the customers informed about new updates and products.
  8. EdwardKingston

    EdwardKingston New Member Webmaster

    Probably every business even little business need atleast a blog so it can promote your business everywhere with less effort!
    today we're living in era of internet, media and smartphones (with stupid peoples) so every one can easily find what they want by these communication!
  9. NeoGills

    NeoGills New Member Webmaster

    In these days, all marketing product create their own sites and blogs, if their budget is small they make their Facebook fan page so everyone can easily know about it & ask whatever they want.
  10. BigBigFan

    BigBigFan New Member Webmaster

    No, not every website needs a blog, but every website needs visitors and so they had better have good content that makes a visitors time on your site worthwhile. In most cases I'd say a blog can't hurt but they haven't been proven to help either, it depends on the site.
  11. tommymaczoidberg

    tommymaczoidberg New Member Webmaster

    Does every business need a website? I'd say yes. But a blog? No way. If you don't have anything interesting to say, don't bother saying anything. And, sorry to say, a lot of businesses don't have anything interesting to say. If you're going to use a blog for something like new product launches or something, those things are best kept in the "News" section of your website.

    If you absolutely feel that you must include a blog with your business website, just make sure you don't overdo it. Post relevant content. Maybe post about personal experiences with using your products.
  12. Zerth

    Zerth New Member Webmaster

    Well, I'd say yes for a website, it just makes the business a lot more professional and you can get further information if you need help. Also it's easy to get their contact information if you ever want to contact them.
  13. Tara

    Tara New Member Webmaster

    I don't think every business needs a website. It really depends on the typical customer of the business. If the business caters to seniors, then it might not be necessary. I know plenty of seniors who still use the yellow pages and/or 411 to find local business. There are many savvy senior citizens who use computers so it's helpful to have a web presence.
  14. Jessi

    Jessi New Member Webmaster

    You're right that the senior citizens might not specifically use the internet for it.

    Their children might, though, when they're looking for services for their mom or dad. It might be for a senior citizen, but it's not just the elderly that would be seeking it out.
  15. jpvonline

    jpvonline New Member Webmaster

    It depends on the type of business but generally a website makes it much easier for a client/customer find the business they are looking for.
    These days 70% of customers/clients use search engines to find what they are looking.
    Having a website for your business also gives customers an easier way to order and look through what your business is about. Without it, it would waste time for the business owner and the customer.
  16. memento_mori

    memento_mori New Member Webmaster

    It depends on what kind of business it is. In some cases a single-page website can be enough, while in some cases you will need a website, a blog and maybe even a forum for your business.
  17. bauss

    bauss New Member Webmaster

    No, definitely not. If you're running a local business, you won't really need a website, because your your customers will be from your area, and you won't need visitors from other parts of the world, unless you plan on expanding your business.
  18. bsge11

    bsge11 New Member Webmaster

    Website maybe but not a blog, in my opinion. I don't really see many people reading blogs on certain business sites. They are always updated with new content but only a few views.
  19. Nymph

    Nymph New Member Webmaster

    The companies who neglect to delve in the business opportunities that come with having a website are usually targeting locals rather than an international audience. Nowadays, the importance of having a website to appeal to the many users online is taught in business courses including those in highschool. Soon, it won't be a question of 'if' a business needs one, it will be a requirement in order to be very successful.
  20. thebrad

    thebrad New Member Webmaster

    no but they should having a website allows customers to find numbers, locations and even possibly products they are really handy for things like that.. i personally think every company should have a website but many people disagree as its not always needed.

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