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Marty Smith has written another great article for Curatti about the blogs and websites. Understanding the difference is key as they both play an important role in successful content and social marketing.
Here are some highlights:
Websites and Blogs are different:
Engagement and SEO creates the difference between websites and blogs.
Blogs are “flatter” than most websites. Blogs organize content in reverse chronological order (most recent published posts appear first).
Reverse order is a LOUSY way to organize content for great user experience (engagement), to promote inbound links and to secure long-term search engine (SEO) power.
Tuning Blogs To Feel Like Websites
Websites need defined tiered navigation, splash pages, helpful categorization and internal search or they loose engagement.
The more content you create the harder it gets for visitors to find. When visitors can’t find what they want they leave.
Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti, covering Curation, Social Business and Beyond
Read more here: [http://curatti.com/websites-vs-blogs/]
Nice comparison, simple and clear.
They are not one and the same thing, but they do overlap. Which is better depends on your purpose.
In a few days, I will participate to a panel discussion in Montréal, chaired by Marin Dacos, entitled “Minor forms of academic communication: revamping the relationship between science and society?“, at the World Social Science Forum. I do not have much expertise (compared with colleagues involved in the panel) even if I frequently observe the community of academic bloggers, and I regularly interact with some of them. For this panel discussion, Marin asked me to share my experience, as an academic blogger. So, let’s try to describe the Freakonometrics adventure…
The origins: why and how the blog started?The practice: how do I blog?The future: why is it still worth blogging, in academia?
by Richard Byrne
"A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School covers everything from blogging terminology to blogging activities to the nuts and bolts of using Blogger. You'll learn where to find media to use in blog posts, how to use media in blog posts, and get ideas for media-based blog posts. You'll also learn how to set-up your blog for multiple authors and how to manage comments."