Site vs. blog
The following email came in the other day:
- Hi Marshall. Love your Blog. I was reading your entry titled "15,000 page views per day". Letter E of 26 steps to 15k a Day says...
Build one page of content and put online per day at 200-500 words. If you aren't sure what you need for content, start with the Overture keyword suggestor and find the core set of keywords for your topic area. Those are your subject starters.
Do you think it matters If I add one "page of content" per day versus one "blog entry" per day? With the blogs, you don’t have a "new" page. Didn’t know what the impact would be.
Interested in your thoughts. Thank you.
- Look at any of the big link sites (Slashdot, Fark, Digg, Drudge, etc.) and notice the number of "pages" they link to vs. the number of "blog entries". Almost always they are linking to "pages" on Normal content web sites.
- Usually, the URL to a page on a "content web site" is cleaner than the link to a "blog entry". I admit that it does not matter when linking on the web, but if a newspaper or magazine wants to print the URL, it is often easier with a normal web page. For example, this is a clean URL that is easy to print: http://MarshallBrain.com/million.htm.
- If someone links to the home page of a "normal web site", that home page is usually a nice landing page that orients the user. Linking to the home page of a blog is much different. http://webkew.blogspot.com/ is something that changes every day. It is not particularly good at orienting the first-time visitor. (although I do try to help with the links to "Introduction to WebKEW" and "Table of contents")
- In my experience, I see more revenue from "normal web sites" than I do from blogs. That does not make a lot of sense to me, but it is a consistent pattern.