Up first in the batters box is SiteBuildIt!'s Rss/BlogIt - a site blogging tool that pings all the major services automatically, but has limited capability. The big advantage is search engine spidering or deep linking to your website pages. Rss/BlogIt does an excellent job posting your blogs with major search engines. The disadvantage is it's limited capabilities as far as graphic design and adaptability.
Up second in the batters box is dedicated on site blogs (like this one). Advantage - total control over your look and feel, plus archiving and article storage to name a couple. The disadvantage is the time you need to spend on it. Because you have total control of the look and feel you need to learn the software pretty well.
Although this article was written specifically for users of SiteBuildIt it provides excellent tips for bloggers in general.
Let Me Contrast What A Dedicated On site Blog Does For You vs. BlogIt!
EasyBlogs software creates not only ONE page on your site (which is all BlogIt! does) but more than one page and these pages will build your website over time. How many pages depends on the settings of your blog (which, by the way, you can change any time in the options of the blog software).
Now provided that you blog regularly, when you set your blog to create a monthly archive page this means that you are creating one new page for your website per month.
If you set your blog to create a weekly archive, then the software will generate new pages for your website per month.
If you set your blog to create a daily archive and you are blogging daily, then each entry becomes it's own page and you would be creating 30 news page per month for your website!
Plus....if you use the added feature of using categories in your blog to organize your posts and articles, then you are putting even more pages on your website! (Read the special report in the tutorial called, Why Using Categories Is A Good Idea, to learn more.
This is a very powerful and easy way to be adding pages to your website on a consistent basis.
But is this enough reason to keep use the system outlined in "Put a Content Rich RSS/Dedicated Blog On Your Sitebuildit Website And Watch Your Search Engine Rankings Soar, Soar, Soar!"
Well, it is for me but, how about considering the fact that when you blog regularlyyou are also updating the blog's RSS feed on a regular basis. A freshly updated RSS feed means that you are listed more often in the RSS directories which creates a link back to your blog home page. Every time your blog's RSS file gets pinged, then your blog home page gets listed at the top of the page of many RSS update services.
Pinging does alert a large number of "ping" servers that your on site blog has been updated but it is the case that many of these ping servers require an initial, manual submission of your feed. That's why we provide purchaser's of this tutorial with a software that will submit your RSS Feed to RSS directories so that you don't miss this vital step.
Also consider this: In an on-site dedicated blog RSS feed, each blog entry is an item on the RSS feed vs. Rss Blogit where it takes a whole page to make an item in your RSS feed.
More items per Rss feed is a good thing since it means more references back to the pages where your entries are stored. More references, means more links, means more PR for your blog pages....get it?
If you use both RSSIt and dedicated on site blog and you are BOTH adding (or modifying) pages on your website regularly (say, 3 pages per week) AND blogging in your on site blog regularly, then you are get more bang for your buck.
Using BOTH RSSIt/BlogIt and Dedicated blogging means that:
When you see how much more you can get out of these two very effective search engine marketing tools, then I can't even imagine why anyone would NOT use them both! Learn more about site blogging and SBI Rss Tutorials.
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