Website Blog Faq's

A blog is an important piece to your online marketing. It must be updated frequently with new and fresh content. We recommend that every site have a blog. The search engines like frequently updated blogs. Your blog can produce as must traffic as your website, so having one will get you more customers. We can set you up a blog or there are many free ones available that can fulfill your needs. If you can get in the habit of updating your blog daily you will see amazing results.

What is a blog?

A blog is a website where you can post text, audio, and video. A blog contains short (ideally 100 - 500 words ), frequent posts. It can be as designed or as simple as you wish—a blog is visited for its content and community, not for its bells and whistles. Blogs are considered social media and are part of Web 2.0 technology. Blogging creates a community with your readers and the blogosphere (you and other bloggers). Readers are encouraged to comment on your posts, and the expectation is that you will respond to their comments.

What's the difference between a blog and a website?

A blog is a website, but a website is not necessarily a blog. A blog by definition is a site that contains many short, frequent posts with user comments. A website is any multiple-page object accessible through a web browser. It is possible to have a blog as part of a larger website.

Should I blog or create a website?

Your decision should be based on your budget, time, and goals. We enthusiastically encourages you to create a website or blog to help in marketing. websites have proven to be one of the most effective ways to increase online sales.

Where can I go to create a blog?

Blog platforms for beginners:
Blogger (Free)
WordPress.com (Free)
TypePad (Basic $5/month)
LiveJournal (Free)

How often do I have to update the blog?

It is recommended that you update your blog once a day. The time demands of work and life don't always allow for this, but a commitment to posting at least once per week is wise. Frequent updates to your blog around the publication of your book are especially important. You do not need to be the sole author on your blog. You can have colleagues and other experts appear as guest authors. If you think that you'll only be able to post once or twice a month, you are better off creating a website.

How much does it cost to host a blog?

Most of the popular blogging platforms are free or inexpensive, but have data size limitations. If you are planning on uploading a lot of images, video, or audio, you may have to upgrade your account. Still, most of these blogging platforms offer unlimited data storage for under $200 a year.

How can I add audio or video files to my website or blog?

It is becoming easier and easier to post audio and video to your blog or website.

Posting Video: The easiest ways to post video to your website or blog is to get the embed code. You can get embed code by uploading your video to YouTube.com. You will then see a box with embed code in it. Simply copy this code and paste it where you'd like the video to appear on your site, and you are done.

Posting Audio: All of the major blogging platforms above include instructions for posting audio files to your blog. Posting to a website may take a bit more technical knowledge, ask your web producer/programmer/webmaster for advice.

When should I start working on my website or blog?

As soon as you can! The sooner you start working on your blog, the sooner you can launch it. With so many new blogs and websites created every day, it is hard to make yours stand out. One of the best ways to do so is to get it indexed by Google and other major search engines. The longer your blog or website has been up, the higher it will move up in Google search results. It is also desirable to have a robust blog or website by the time your book publishes.