Writing by Nick Stamoulis in B2B SEO Marketing
Content is perhaps one of the most important components of a good B2B social media strategy today. B2B decision makers are looking for as much information as possible and it’s the content that they find online that helps guide their purchase decisions. While most B2B marketers understand this concept, many still struggle to create quality content on behalf of a business on a regular basis. Many blame this on a lack of time or because they don’t know what kind of content to create. The thing about content marketing is that it really doesn’t need to be that complex and you shouldn’t over think it. Dedicate some time to the cause and get that content out there! A new product launch is a perfect opportunity to capitalize on all of the content outlets that are available to you. While this may seem like an overwhelming task, it really isn’t. Once you’ve created one piece of content you can use it as the basis for the rest of it.
Here are 6 content types to leverage for one product launch:
A new webpage
It seems like common sense, but you’d be surprised. Instead of adding the new product to an existing page of your website, use this opportunity to create a brand new page that can rank in the search engines for keywords that are specific to that product. Conduct keyword research to find out how people are searching and be sure to optimize the content, meta data, and URL structure.
Press releases can be great for SEO to build links and can appear prominently for a branded search. However, you never want to create a press release just to create a press release. It should only be done if there is something newsworthy going on and a new product launch is the perfect opportunity! Write and distribute a press release that outlines the benefits and features of the new product and link back to the new product page that was created.
Promotional blog post
You never want your company blog to be too promotional. If blog posts read like a never ending sales pitch people aren’t going to continue reading. However, every once in a while when something big is going on within the business it’s absolutely OK to share the news on the established company blog. This is a good opportunity to do some inner linking on your website over to the new product page.
Some people are visual learners and would prefer to learn about your new product by viewing a demonstration. Spend a few minutes explaining how to use the product while pointing out the key features. A video can be shared on YouTube and then embedded within any other content about the product.
If you’ve built up a good list of opt in email subscribers, a new product launch is the perfect time to send out a newsletter. Subscribers are obviously interested in your company and what you have to offer. You can encourage recipients to sign up for a trial and click over to your site for more information.
No matter who your target audience members are, they are using social media. Work on building up a social following and share information about the product launch with your followers. Once you’ve written a blog post, created a video, distributed a press release, etc. be sure to share the link in social media.