Are you confused between blogs and websites? Here we will discuss some sure shot differences between these two terms. Most of the people get confused when creating a blog or website
- The most common dissimilarity between a blog and website is their communication style. If you start a blog in India, you will need to catch local language styles for communication. It will help you to connect with your visitors.
- A website has a noticeboard communication style. A blog is a website designed for interactive communication. Collectively blogs create the blogosphere, while websites are like standalone islands.
- Blogs encourage conversation, websites do not and that’s why businesses with websites are adding blogs, and sometimes forums and wikis to them for complaint handling, customer feedback purposes and for collaborative purposes.
- Blogs feature dynamic content and position it front and center. The entries have date and time stamps, and blog entries are customarily displayed on the front page in reverse chronological order. Most most websites do not have dynamic content on their front pages. Many websites have static front pages. The information most websites provide is static, rarely updated, and the sites are often poorly maintained.
- Blogs have RSS feeds, websites ALONE do not.
- Usually but not always, blogs rank higher in Google and as “freshness” is extremely important when it comes to content appearing in the SERPs (search engine page results).
The Differences Between Posts and and Pages
Characteristics of Posts in Blogs
Posts can have Categories and Tags assigned to them. They do appear in our RSS feeds when published, edited, updated and when comments to them are approved and posted.
If you are using Bluehost or HostGator, you will have both the features to edit your permalinks.
Posts have date stamps in their URLs. Other bloggers do backlink to Posts in their own published posts. Post structured sites have better opportunities to:
achieve authority in the niche;
achieve Google PageRank.
Characteristics of Pages in Websites
Static Pages sit outside the blog structure. Static pages might not able to have Categories and Tags assigned to them. Pages do not appear in RSS feeds. Most Pages do not carry date in their URLs because it is not SEO friendly and helpful for readers. Other bloggers rarely backlink to static Pages in their published posts. Page structured blogs have a very difficult time.
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