19 Jun 06 7:45 pm
I guess my favorite would have to be a blog style layout, and there are a few reasons for this.
1. They require no technical knowledge for very minimal knowledge to setup and get started in. This can help quite alot of newer people who are just getting into it get started.
2. Things like Wordpress and a few others pretty much come with excellent on-page SEO right out of the box. Change a few settings and you have an even better starting platform.
3. RSS feeds are automatically populated which makes for a more viral site and easier to spread around.
4. From some of my recent camtasia video's I have done, using a few methods that I will talk about shortly, it is very easy to get wordpress sites ranked and grabbing traffic from day 1.
For those reasons above I love blogs first hand.
Having said that it is also a great way to put up a quick site and test the market. Then if you find that you have a real winner with your site (As one of my recent ones has just proved to me. You can then convert to a community based site.
And reap the benefits even more.
Hope that helps answer that alittle.