How long should your blog entry be? At minimum, blog posts should have 300+ words but 1,000 words is considered a bench mark for Google, some are now saying 2,000 words – just be sure to put in a lot of sub headings, bullet points, and photos to break up the text so your guests can scan.
Did you know this about blogging?
- It takes on average 3.5 hours*** to write a blog post (average length is 1,151 words)
- Blog posts that feature an image every 75-100 words get 2X more shares
- Content marketing is 62% cheaper than traditional marketing
- Having a blog increases your chances of ranking higher in search by 434%
Inns With Good Blogs
Blisswood Bed & Breakfast – Note the title of the blog matches what nearby city folks might be looking for – (Horseback Riding Ranch Near Houston) The perfect phrase to capture internet searches.
A Butler’s Manor – Kim writes about recipes and what’s going on in the area
Hartstone Inn – This very clever blog is entitled Maine Exclusive Travel Blog but when you read the topics they are all about the inn and its environs – as well as many recipes and photos.
***If you don’t have an extra 3.5 hours, but still need the huge marketing advantage of a blog on your website, engage our Librarian, Julie to write a regular blog post. To set up a beautiful blog with slots for great photos:
Contact – Dringler@iloveinns.com to Get Help With a Blog
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