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Creating a blog - Will it work on my website?

macdee1823
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Creating a blog - Will it work on my website?

Hi,

I have my website up now and it is still very rough only a couple of paragraphs with a header. I want to set up a blog to direct some traffic towards it and add a bit of life like it says in the video lessons. I want to know if its ok to set up a blog even though there is nothing much to look at on my website? I don't think so but if you can put a blog onto a website then how do you do it? because I have seen just links on peoples websites to a blog on different websites.

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markling
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It depends on what sort of site you're building, and how you're planning to monetize it. There are a lot of affiliate sites out there that are simply blogs with affiliate links in them -- they're not pointing at any separate website. There are also many affiliate sites that don't have blogs. It all depends on your strategy.

Without knowing more about your site (ie. is it an Adsense site? Review site? Sales site?) it's hard to say whether a blog would help you. What I can say is that it won't hurt. But the point is... is it going to be useful at this stage, or would you be better of spending your time adding more content to your site?

That's something you have to weigh up.

As for actually getting a blog on your site, I recommend Wordpress. It requires a bit of setting up on your server, but the search engines seem to love it.

All the best,
Mark
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lunatunes
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MarkLing wrote:As for actually getting a blog on your site, I recommend Wordpress. It requires a bit of setting up on your server, but the search engines seem to love it.

All the best,
Mark


Mark, do you mean that search engines like Wordpress blogs on your website or that search engines like blogs made with Wordpress in gerneral?

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Randy
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chatyak86
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lunatunes wrote:
MarkLing wrote:As for actually getting a blog on your site, I recommend Wordpress. It requires a bit of setting up on your server, but the search engines seem to love it.

All the best,
Mark


Mark, do you mean that search engines like Wordpress blogs on your website or that search engines like blogs made with Wordpress in gerneral?

Thanks,
Randy


Both

Adrian,
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macdee1823
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MarkLing wrote:It depends on what sort of site you're building, and how you're planning to monetize it. There are a lot of affiliate sites out there that are simply blogs with affiliate links in them -- they're not pointing at any separate website. There are also many affiliate sites that don't have blogs. It all depends on your strategy.

Without knowing more about your site (ie. is it an Adsense site? Review site? Sales site?) it's hard to say whether a blog would help you. What I can say is that it won't hurt. But the point is... is it going to be useful at this stage, or would you be better of spending your time adding more content to your site?

That's something you have to weigh up.

As for actually getting a blog on your site, I recommend Wordpress. It requires a bit of setting up on your server, but the search engines seem to love it.

All the best,
Mark


The websites going to be a review site linking to the programs and products that I'm reviewing, I want the website to have adsense adds aswell. I would like more content on my site first but I am following the 90 day road map exactly, would it be worth it yet or should I wait until I have included some reviews and content?

Could I make a random blog as a way of marketing affiliate products which I am not just advertising on my website? and is it better than advertising on google adwords?

Cheers,
Wes
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Mike Dee, I am doing what you are talking about. Blogging is an essential component of my strategy.

You should start blogging today.

I am on my second affilorama website (week 1), and next week, I will start my blog (like outlined in the Roadmap). All of my sites have blogs.
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macdee1823
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superaff wrote:Mike Dee, I am doing what you are talking about. Blogging is an essential component of my strategy.

You should start blogging today.

I am on my second affilorama website (week 1), and next week, I will start my blog (like outlined in the Roadmap). All of my sites have blogs.


Does your blog have to be related to your topic?

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Wes
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Yes, your main goal with your blog is to keep your readers informed about the latest news, giving them tips...
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macdee1823
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superaff wrote:Yes, your main goal with your blog is to keep your readers informed about the latest news, giving them tips...


Thanks for your advice just one more thing could you outsource to elance and get them to write blog posts for you and get them backdated?

Best regards
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MacDee1823 wrote:
superaff wrote:Yes, your main goal with your blog is to keep your readers informed about the latest news, giving them tips...


Thanks for your advice just one more thing could you outsource to elance and get them to write blog posts for you and get them backdated?

Best regards
Wes


Yes


Adrian,
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