Blogs Verses Static Pages

by Corbie 11 replies
Hey gang... let me know your thoughts on this if you would.

Obviously owning as much content on the net is key....

Part of my strategy is to write an article daily and before posting it to the directories is to put it on my site first.

Would you put that content on your site as a static web page or a blog post?

Appreciate your most excellent input!

Best

Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
    Rob,

    I've done both in the past and blog pages offered so much more flexibility and search engine results.

    In addition...

    I also go out of way to cut and paste the post in PDF and link PDF page to that post and make it look like an ebook for those people who are looking for PDF on such matters.

    Somehow PDF still has the look and feel of higher perceived value. If it looks like a report, it also looks like you've put more time into creating one (although this is not always true).

    But anyway, people find your site just by searching PDF, too. I have people who subscribe to my content and have a "folder" just for those PDF in their hard drive. The quality of those articles may be the same as any other content, yet PDF will sustain longer shelf life than an email.
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    Wordpress blogs when hosted are specially good for quick indexation. Search engines like fast updates and blogs are really cool.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
      I would definitely go with a blog.

      Google loves blogs and likes to visit your site more often which means that each time you post you'll get indexed faster for each article that you post.

      And when your articles get indexed faster that means you'll draw a lot more traffic for your keywords from within the search engines quicker as well.

      Frank Bruno
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    I have success with both blogs and static sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author sideserver
    In the past, I usually went with static pages for sites smaller than 20 or so pages.

    Lately, though, the simplicity and sheer number of customizations and plugins of wordpress has won me over. Everything you can do with a static site, you can do with wordpress (yes, even making it LOOK 100% like a static site) and more.

    If you decide to add a few pages to a static content site, you have to update EVERY page. For wordpress, its a snap. No contest there.
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    • Profile picture of the author ripsnorta2
      As everyone else has said, Wordpress can pretty much emulate static pages with no problems.

      The only time I'd suggest that you should go with static HTML pages is when you only have a few non-dynamic pages to serve, and are expecting a huge amount of traffic in a short amount of time.

      Wordpress does add processing overhead to your server. It has to process the PHP and look up records in the database. Plugins can also increase the overhead substantially. Caching does help a lot, but there's still some overhead that you have to take into account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dontrell Lyons
    BLOGS, BLOGS, BLOGS

    You can add so many plugins and features to a Wordpress blog to make it gain more traffic that it's not even funny.

    See with a static page the Google bots don't index as much.

    With a blog, once a new post is made, it is pinged and here comes google ready to see what you posted!!

    Very beneficial if you ask me!
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Obviously owning as much content on the net is key....
    Hi Rob, this is not true.

    Is there a demand for the content? Is it readily available elsewhere? Is it free or paid content? I think these are some questions you have to ask yourself.

    Part of my strategy is to write an article daily and before posting it to the directories is to put it on my site first.

    Would you put that content on your site as a static web page or a blog post?
    If you want to update your content regularly, go for a blog. Make your plan effective and productive. If there is a ready tool such as a blog to make your life easier, go for a blog.

    Cheers,
    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
      It really is on what your intentions are. Blogs tend to be more dynamic but require more maintenance or at least from my experience. Plus, they can come across as less professional than a static site.

      Static sites tend to look more like storefronts but don't have the same flexibility as a blog would.

      It seems like everyone is in love with blogs here but both serve a different function.
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