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Friday, December 09, 2005

Blog vs. Website

This morning I visited the Work at Home Forum. One of the questions asked was: "What is the difference between Blogging and having a Website".
The biggest difference between the two is one is Dynamic and the other is Static. I think you can guess which is which.

Blogging is the Dynamic choice for someone who has something to say, sell or portray. Once you start a Blog it is best to try to update it every day. That way you can build a readership and potential customers since that should be your objective. You want to keep to the subject matter as much as possible. Put a link to anything you find that is pertinent to your content (just don't over do it). If you DO have a Website, make sure to put a link to it in an accessible spot on the Blog so that people can see your main products and services.

A Website is Static. This is where you actually describe your products and/or services. You can update a website as often as you like, but this is usually only done if your products change, you have a Sale, or something of that nature. You should have a link to your Blog on this site to allow customers to get updates as often as you post them.

If you have both Blog and Website, use them in conjunction with each other. Make sure people can find both as easily as possible. If you use RSS and Blog Feeds, list each in the appropriate catagory, the more exposure the better.

Remember, BOTH could have a place in your plan for Working at Home. Optimize your use of the Internet for your Business.

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At 10:15 AM, Blogger Viator said...

In regards to importance of updating websites regulary, dynamica vs. statica.
A research I heard about, that studied surfer behaviour online found that if a surfer returns to a site for the second time, and sees the same page as the first, chances for this surfer to return for the 3rd time are greatly diminished. There are more researches like this that study human behaviour, another one looked at eyemovement when scanning a typical webpage, what place of the screen people look at first, on what part of the screen do the eyes have a natural tendancy to linger, etc. Unfortunatly I have forgotten the details and am to lazy to google for them. ;)

At 2:52 PM, Blogger HART (1-800-HART) said...

For websites .. that's what a good CSS stylesheet will come to good use ...

I remember someone who hadn't changed his website once in the past 2 calendar years. But in his css stylesheet .. he plays around with both the background color and text fonts to make it LOOK different for those coming more frequently than others and remember what the old site looks like. I was going to post it, but it would seem that he moved sites to his own domain.

He probably posted it before he moved, but I never bothered to bookmark the new URL. And, like Viator .. I too am too lazy to google for them ;P

At 3:47 PM, Blogger Joseph said...

Hey guys,

That is the main reason I post everyday. I try to move things around to keep things fresh.

I don't want to change the overall look of the site, that may get confusing to my regular readers.

I think as long as the content is good and continually updated, people should return.

I hope I meet both criteria.


At 8:00 PM, Anonymous Cafe24 Screenshots said...

For me, website is for formal use purposes while blog is for informal use purposes. :)


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