The most common questions I am asked is “Do I need a blog or a website?” and “How do I add a blog to my website?” These are both great questions and this article will show you exactly how to understand what is best for you.
A “website” is really anyplace you can visit online with a URL / Domain and allows you to view content.
So essentially EVERYTHING on the internet is a website!
Blogs were created to have a simple interface and to make regular posts. These posts are typically displayed as a listing in chronological order, with the newest content at the top of the page.
Blogs are managed using a content management system (CMS) which is simply a set of tools and code designed to allow you to easily add, remove, and edit your online content. In short, you don’t have to know how to write any code to have your own blog/website. With WordPress, there is no difference between a blog and a website. They are the same thing.
Over the years the look and feel of the old-school blogs have changed to look more like static websites. By adding plug-ins and custom themes, a user can expand their blog/website and offer thousands of features.
So the best choice for your website regardless of whether you think you want a blog or a static website is to start with a service that runs on the WordPress platform.
Are Blogs Better Than Static Websites?
Creating a blog style website is the fastest and easiest way to get started online. Regardless of whether your website is an online platform to voice your opinions or a business intended to make money online, starting with a blog is the way to go.
Because blogs are dynamic (lots of new content on a regular basis), they get more attention from search engines. That means more traffic more quickly to your site than if you upload your static website content and do nothing else.
Every time you add a new post to your blog, your blog automatically “pings” the search engines to let them know that you have fresh content on your site. As a result, the search engines will come back to your site more often than they would with a static website. This means more traffic to your blog than a traditional website.
A blogger is always posting new and relevant content that readers love so they keep coming back and linking to that content. Most blogs allow readers to comment, discuss, and participate in the content. Blogs build relationships and loyal readers. Websites don’t.
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