Don’t Build a Website Launch a Blog Instead! Hmmm?
Shortly after blogs first appeared on the scene and picked up tremendous momentum, many bloggers took on the tone and aura of Nostradamus and prophesied the downfall of traditional websites, as we know them. The talk around the cooler was don’t build a website, launch a blog instead and they gave the top seven reasons why blogs were blowing websites out of the water and off the Internet superhighway.
Google loves blogs
Blogs are content oriented
Blogs are clean coded
Blogs get free content from people who post comments
Bloggers frequently add new content
Blogs get indexed much faster than websites
You have to know programming to Build a Website, not with a Blog!
Thus Saith The Blogger!
The word from the blogger gods came down from IT heaven decreeing traditional websites will fade off into the Internet abyss along with FrontPage, website frames, the 56k modem and dial up connections. Some super spiritual bloggers even predicted the demise dates. Website owners caught up in the moment hurriedly ditched their websites for the seemingly sexier blogs. But they soon learned that blogs are not the “Answer all” for marketing your business, company, idea, law firm, ministry, beauty salon or online passion.
Build a Website or Launch a Blog… You Decide!
The decision to build a website or launch a blog really depends on the type of business, organization or niche you are promoting. Some examples were a blog wouldn’t bode well are: law firms, CPAs, tax attorneys, consultants and jewelers. Not if they want their clients to take them serious!
Gravy Trains, Bandwagons and Blogs
When blogs first became popular, hoards of people rushed and jumped on the blog bandwagon. Almost overnight blogs became the undisputed Internet gravy train. As they waltzed to the bank, various bloggers were singing the same tune…
Boom da boom boom ditty boom
Want to make money online? Get a blog!
Want to make fast money online? Get a blog!
Want to make easy money online? Get a blog!
Want to get indexed faster? Get a blog!
Want to launch an instant CMS Content Management System? Get a Blog!
Boom da boom boom ditty boom
The Culture of Blogging
After the hoopla, hype and dust settled and things started getting back to normal, the culture of blogging began to emerge and the picture wasn’t pretty. Blogs started developing a reputation for providing, useless filler material, irrelevant content, and the worst of all, substantial duplicate content.” This was due in large part to the fact that a high number of bloggers were compelled to submit content on a daily basis and when they ran out of content and had nothing else to say, they started buying PLR content along with thousands of other lazy bloggers. In addition, more and more bloggers reduced themselves to point blank copying articles from other sites, (i.e., plagiarism) and posting those articles to their blogs. please note: search engine technology is starting to catch up with the lazy bloggers.
Should You Build a Website or Launch a Blog?
Again, that depends on the type of business or niche you’re engaged in. On the Internet, one size does not fit all and you have a lot of choices: a traditional website, a blog, Joomla, a Blogsite, CMS and a host of other options. One thing everyone can agree on is this; the traditional website, which is the mainstay of online marketing won’t be going anywhere, anytime soon!