Do we need to have a blog and a website?

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Hi,

Do we need to have a website and a blog? Some says you need it both, some says all you need to have is a website.

Your thoughts?
#blog #website
  • Profile picture of the author amber.long83
    for what ? you mean adsense ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    It's not necessary, but it is important to have it when you want long term success with you list and affiliate comissions.
    Website/blog increases chances for incresed sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    Nope. Not for Adsense. Just for building web image and for generating more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Have em both.

    Your home page and pages house your permanent offers while with a blog you make new post, pages, announcement as well as interact with your visitors..

    It doesn't cost anything to have em both.
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  • Profile picture of the author vandernath
    It isn't absolutely mandatory. Neil Patel covered the subject in his latest blog post.

    However, it is still an excellent way to expose your brand, knowledge and usefulness.
    I blog! It's worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tin Piano Man
    Hi Aaron - you can see from the responses so far that you won't get the answer you need with such a wide-open question.

    And even then, either a blog or a website or both - or even neither - could be the answer!

    Until you're specific about what your aims are and the context of your marketing - audience, competition, niche, etc - you'll be left wondering...

    So maybe start by focusing on what you're tring to achieve first.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    Aaron, a website may have a "blog" page. It is a single page where all your "blog posts" appear. Things such as Services, About Us, Contact Us and Blog are samples of pages. Those daily, weekly or monthly posts that appear inside your Blog page are called posts.

    I am explaining these things because I feel that you believe that a website and a blog are two separate entities.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Logan
      I would say that it really depends on what you want to do with it.

      If you want to make a simple sales or squeeze page to promote it offline, via emails, social medias,... than you can make it without blog functionality.

      But if you want to establish an authoritative webpage, to be ranked high on Google for generating organic visitors, than having a blog would be a great idea. Specially if you do it on Wordpress basis.
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      • Profile picture of the author Electrical
        Originally Posted by Project View Post

        than having a blog would be a great idea. Specially if you do it on Wordpress basis.
        How does WordPress change it?
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    • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
      Originally Posted by YourGoToWriter View Post

      Aaron, a website may have a "blog" page. It is a single page where all your "blog posts" appear. Things such as Services, About Us, Contact Us and Blog are samples of pages. Those daily, weekly or monthly posts that appear inside your Blog page are called posts.

      I am explaining these things because I feel that you believe that a website and a blog are two separate entities.
      Hi, blog and website are different.

      Blog is like a digital magazine. It is usually designed to engage an audience with fresh content – just like a magazine. You educate, share info and build product image through your blog.

      Website is like your digital storefront. You sell your product or provide services to your website.

      Anyway, thanks for your comment. Appreciate that.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    Originally Posted by AaronHarris View Post

    Hi,

    Do we need to have a website and a blog? Some says you need it both, some says all you need to have is a website.

    Your thoughts?
    Have a blog separate from your website i.e on it's own url or a sub-domain of your main url. If anything, it acts as redundancy is your main ecommerce/corporate website goes down.

    From a marketing perspective, it obviously helps to sell your mission (products) and will drive traffic which in-turn should result help business.
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  • Profile picture of the author barryjhall
    Wordpress is the obvious choice as a blogging platform. If you are going to keep your visitors updated then I would use a blog on my site. You will be able to combine daily or weekly updates with static info pages that way.
    It does as previously mentioned depend on your market and what the site or blog is for though.
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  • Profile picture of the author gela g
    There's no right or wrong answer to this.

    Which one you start with depends on you. Due to the way people read blogs, it's best to create a blog if you have a lot of "newsy" and fresh information to write about on a topic or product, and you should be able to produce new content on a consistent basis.

    Websites tend to have more evergreen information and there isn't as much pressure to keep writing new content all the time.

    The information on a website is more static and often contains reference information that people would want to bookmark and return from time to time.

    Whatever you do, start with one or the other. Don't try to create both because you'll be overwhelmed with trying to market them. Take one thing at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author vedremo
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    It really boils down to your preference. Weigh the Pros and Cons. I prefer having a website and integrating a Blog in one of its pages. In this way, I don't have to worry updating new information in my site since my blog posts will take care of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    If you want to build TRUST, having a blog is very helpful. However, you can also build trust and credibility through an email sequence courtesy of an autoresponder.
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    Thank you for all your comments.

    We can use them both. Making your website as your primary "selling" or "store" site. You extend all your service through your site while your blog will build the image you want for your brand.

    For me, both are indispensable in your online selling campaign. Blog serves as the bridge in bringing customers to your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
      Originally Posted by AaronHarris View Post

      Thank you for all your comments.

      We can use them both. Making your website as your primary "selling" or "store" site. You extend all your service through your site while your blog will build the image you want for your brand.

      For me, both are indispensable in your online selling campaign. Blog serves as the bridge in bringing customers to your website.
      Most sites I visit nowadays online have a blog (you can find link at bottom of home page). The blog could simply be on a subfolder of the main site. However, if you just like the idea of having only a blog, you shouldn't let that stop you from marketing your products, even if just posting reviews of a product you sell on a blog post and linking to the payment button. Just customize the blog in the way that works best for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author sven123
      In my opinion, make both. Having websites will increase your credibility as a company and it's easier to search information about your service from internet than going to your place these days. Blogs also important, you can create articles that has connection with the topic of your sites and expand it more on your blog. Also, you can make a link from your blog to your site to increase the traffics to your site. Internet is a free place for promotion that can net you money many times more than the expensive newspaper and tv ads if you know how to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author aspic791
    having a blog is a good way to start, although I've read stories about people success that didn't include using website
    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author David Black 68
    I, like many others, have moved away from a traditional website to the Wordpress platform.
    Our first website was designed by a clever php programmer - trouble was, we couldn't easily add content or change anything without ringing him first. It's fine if you're a web designer.
    Wordpress gives you the opportunity to let anyone easily add content - just log in and add what you like - the formatting is pretty much taken care of for you.
    You can do like many others, set up a few fixed pages that you treat as your website, including a fixed home page, then set up a 'blog' section for news and articles.
    The Wordpress platform is dead easy for anyone to use - there's a plugin for every occasion!
    This way you get the SEO benefits of blogs and the benefits of a website in one easy to use package.
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    • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
      Yes david!

      Been doing my websites under Wordpress. It's very easy to use. You don't need to have extensive knowledge in IT. If you know how to use computer, you can edit it right away!

      It is also good for optimizing SEO.
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      • Profile picture of the author mist227
        First of all we think about what purpose we are going to make website or blog .If we want to work in internet marketing then a website or blog should be must ,because it improves your business rather than your expertise .so i my opinion you must have website or blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author prep4audit
    As per my suggestion having a blog on website is good because it take are proper content marketing along with it maintain our website's proper indexing as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin timothy
    Personally, I feel that regardless of the niche
    you should have an online presence/platform
    that you own, and can edit freely.

    Get both.

    Use your blog for more interactivity between
    your company and your customers. Use the
    website for more concrete content - for
    the things that don't change often in your
    company.

    Maintaining both gives you the chance to
    solidify your brand more (via SERP)

    Question:

    How will it hurt you to launch both?

    Think of it as an empty lot in your city
    that you own. It may sit empty for
    months, but you can always expand on
    it. Will it really hurt?
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Langham
    Just concentrate on one site, you don't need the overhead of two if you are just starting out. It will be more likely to cause you to fail in the long run.

    One thing at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Moeschter
    Maybe you can have both but if you ask me a blog should always be the first thing. You can do such much things easily with a blog like teaching, tutorials, reviews and the most important aspect building your brand.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Regardless of what you use or don't use...

    Just make sure you have a list
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    You must be referring to a website as either a sales page or a squeeze page? Your blog is a website as well.

    The blog is a marketing strategy that you can pick. Benefits include are getting indexed in google search as well as being recognized as a leader or authority in your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketeranas
    Well blogs are easy to manage especially on word press. It depends on you as well what is your aim to do ?

    Many websites have blog section on it ! I would like you to go for blog ! Its easy not much cost and seo friendly
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  • Profile picture of the author SolAdoni
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    I loathe blogs.
    But many do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gordon King
    You don't need both, but you do need to figure out how you want to communicate to an audience.

    If you want followers (aka a list) and have content you want to share, then a blog is what you want.

    If you just want to advertise a product or service, then you just need a website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Electrical
      Originally Posted by Gordon King View Post

      You don't need both, but you do need to figure out how you want to communicate to an audience.

      If you want followers (aka a list) and have content you want to share, then a blog is what you want.

      If you just want to advertise a product or service, then you just need a website.
      I just want to advertise a service, but I've been told that blogging can help my website rank higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author Horacioplus
    Having a landing page and a good communication with your followers is enough for me.
    But it depends on what you want to do, in my team we have many blogger getting big commissions from their blogs.
    Personally i only use a landings pages to build a list and use social networks as my personal blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    Blogs is a great supporter for your products and services' claims. In blog, actual customers who purchased your product or services before can actually post and comment on your blog, giving you the justification that what you are selling is actually effective and proven. Post and comments can't be done by the customer's easily on your site. That's why yuou need blog for you to have more user engagement on your products and services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Asim Nawaz
    It depends on what type of monetization methods you are going to use . Usually blog is a better way to engage and interact with people. If you have a website with products then blog will surely help you to interact with your customers in a better way
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    A blog is a website.
    A online shopping site is a website.
    A online photo gallery is a website.
    A company site is a website
    etc
    etc
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Yes you do.

    It builds up your credibility and provides you with an online 'launchpad' site that is easily verifiable via the Wayback Machine.

    ie, look at how my site has evolved since 1998.

    Internet Archive Wayback Machine

    'Tis very powerful.
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  • Hi
    I think it is depending on your time and education both !

    Because of course the blog supports the site and if you want to go further you could have forum too as some successful webmasters are doing !

    So it depends on you

    For Your Success
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    • Profile picture of the author Electrical
      Does the blog have to be on the website or a subdomain of it? Or could a blog on something like blogworld.com help your own website if you link every blog post you make?
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    Build your list via your blog.

    You can link to an external landing page from your blog too that captures
    email addresses.

    It all depends what your main purpose is.

    Do you just want to use a squeeze page to build your list from the traffic
    that you drive?

    Or do you want to do both?

    It's all speculative until you've tested to see what works best for your
    online business.

    Blogging works great for me but I have leads coming into my business
    every single day via my landing pages too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Resource9
    Having a blog or a website is a good way of sharing information. You can also earn online through a blog/website, this is one of the easiest ways of earning money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author megalinktraffic
    to start with you can use otherpeoples site
    as an affiliate..
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  • Profile picture of the author sarah23
    Blog is very necessary.
    It keeps your customers / visitors updated about your news / offers and much more. Your blog is your dairy, its your say.
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    Blogs and websites are two internet marketing tool with inter-related functions.

    We should know how to optimize both so that it will give us the results we always wanted - CONVERSION.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    What is the difference?

    A blog IS a website.

    Just a blog is updated more frequently usually.

    You can have a 'blog' section on your website without having 2 separate sites.

    Your main page can be a dedicated static page with your information or where you sell your stuff or whatever is relevant.

    Then you have a 'blog' page that you frequently update. This is very easy to set up in Wordpress.
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    • Profile picture of the author eric669
      Having a blog increases chances for increased sales and builds links, trust and credibility. From my experience, its worth having one
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  • I personally have a blog built into my wordpress site. I try to update it as often as possible, as this gives me more relevant pages on my site, with different keywords.

    I also use Blogger because it is owned by Google. Whenever I post a new video, I hit the share button and share it to blogger, twitter, facebook, google+, pinterest, and linkedin.

    This all adds up to extra traffic to my site.
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  • Profile picture of the author dancoc
    For generating more tarffic you need both I think. But the real thing is you will have to be involved in both which can be tricky and hard. So maybe just start with one and then build also the other one.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElainePete
    I have a blog, but I have not made much money with it. I haven't really promoted it, either. If you are thinking about making a blog, you should have the necessary time to promote it in order to monetize it. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicah
    You can do your job with just one of them, but it's best to have them both. A lot more people will be able to access it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
    I like owning my own fully fledged website for my product and then using other methods of promotion including blogging, article writing and Pinterest (as well as other social media) for traffic generation. This is the best strategy for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author elcidofaguy
    Nope you don't need both of them... There is such a thing called parasite sites which leveraged correctly can make you money and further does not involve buying domains and hosting... There are plenty of IM's out there that doing this successfully and making a full time income from it... but that's one extreme of the spectrum!

    Now being specific regarding inclusion of a blog on a website... I personally use them as a means to attract more traffic to my sites which is based on keyword research... The more content your website has the more traffic it will pull... So not having one for me - means leaving money on the table...
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by AaronHarris View Post

    Hi,

    Do we need to have a website and a blog? Some says you need it both, some says all you need to have is a website.

    Your thoughts?
    It really depends. Obviously if done right a Website can do nothing but good.

    However, some people who are in businesses like Email Marketing and List Building just do not need or find it a necessity. Iam one of those !!

    Of course, I do believe I am leaving Money on the Table for making this decision.

    (After Blogging for 5 years I just had enough of it.)

    But if it means working 3 hours a day and making 15K yr. less without a Blog or working 6 hours a day and making that extra 15K with a Blog...well guess what?

    I am taking the first one


    - Robert Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author elcidofaguy
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      I am taking the first one
      - Robert Andrew
      Nicely Put! Good for you buddy!! There is indeed more to life than being chained to your PC lol.... Now where is that 4HWW book ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Salma08
    According to me, website would be the first priority to have a long term success over the business. But, it costs nothing to have a blog as well. So in short, you can have both too.
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