Psssst...come over here. I have a secret
for you. Don't tell anyone, but my entire web site is just a blog!
Long before blogs became popular, my web site
was set up in a blog system. I love my blog site because I can easily update
the content. When you add new articles nearly every week, having a web designer
adding them doesn't make good financial sense and it isn't the best use of your
web designer's creative abilities.
The benefits of a blog as my main site.
Don't have the expense and time commitments
of maintaining both a site and a blog.
Very easy to add content myself whenever I
want just by copying and pasting.
Very article focused.
Blogs tend to rank well in search engines.
Automatic creation of RSS feeds - another way
to publish and reach people with my articles.
Built in search capability.
So is having a blog as a web site site for
Absolutely not! A blog works for me because I
write lots of articles and add more continually. If I was an online department
store, putting this into a blog would be very difficult.
Here is a table to help you understand whether
your web site could be a blog. If most of the comments in the "yes" column
apply to you, you may be able to convert to using a blog as a your main web
site. If most of the comments in the "no" column fit, a blog probably won't
- I will write and post new content every week
- My site has a strong article and informational focus
- I have a small number of products and services
- I don't need an online product catalog
- My content doesn't change regularly
- My site has primarily a product or service focus
- I have a large number of products or services
- I need an online product catalog
My own site is done is a blog system called
http://www.geeklog.net. It does require
some technical knowledge. If you are looking for a similar solution that is
easier for beginners, check out Blog Harbor
I added e-commerce, auto responders and ad
tracking to my site using
Having my web site as a blog has saved me
1,000s of dollars and has given me a great way to connect with my target
Coulson, “The E-Business Tutor” is an acclaimed speaker, author and coach in the
field of Internet marketing for small business and is the creator of the Free
Traffic Bar at
http://www.freetrafficbar.com. For more
information, visit The E-Business Tutor web site at
www.ebusinesstutor.com or call toll-free in North America at 1-866-413-0951.
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