It’s a question asked by many affiliate marketers, which is why I decided to post my professional opinion. A Blog is much more effective than a website, because a blog can be 1000 “mini sites” sending traffic to the same blog. Each one of these “mini sites” build their own back-links and they all point to the primary blog domain. It must be one of the fastest ways to increase the rating and ranking of your blog.
Allow me to explain these “Mini Sites” – Now this is all done by changing a simple setting in your WordPress c-Panel, and installing an S.E.O plugin. Yes, two steps to supercharge your rating and ranking. It’s really not all that complicated, here’s how; First you want to go to your settings tab inside your c-Panel dashboard, simply scroll over it and click on “Permalinks”. There are various options like Plain, Day and Name, Month and Date, Numeric, Post Name and Custom Structure. You simply select “Post Name”, and click on “Save Settings” at the bottom. That's it, done.
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What this does, is using your post title after a forward slash on your primary domain. Almost like an extension, and that is where the “Mini Site” idea comes from. Because now each individual post is a different URL on its own.
Completing Your Mini Site Tactic – From inside your c-Panel, move your courser upward and scroll over “Plugins”. Then simply click on “Add New”, and you will see a “Search Plugins” tab to the top right. Simply type in “All In One SEO pack” and then press Enter, a mouse click will not enter the search. You should now be looking at a plugin page containing the All In One SEO Pack, click on “Install” and in the next window just “Activate Plugin”. You may also choose to use Yoast SEO, the decision is entirely up to you. I have read great reviews about both these two SEO plugins.
Told you it wasn’t all that technical, it’s only tiny objective steps in the right direction. After this is installed, you will notice the All in One SEO Pack’s data entry page at the bottom of each new post you plan to write. This is where you enter a short title to your post, up to 60 characters maximum, but around 50 is preferred by Search Engines.
In the description you want to target the keywords and keyword phrases you wish to draw your audience from. This is also what the Google Spider sees when visiting your Mini Site or Blog Post. And this is where the Mini Site idea comes from, because now you are doing search engine optimization for each individual post and Google loves that. Don't exceed 160 characters here, but again around 150 is more advisable.
There are a lot of tiny little steps to take, and content to optimize within a whole new world of exploration inside WordPress. But I have to warn you, it’s addictive once you understand the logic and learn the simplicity because you will be unstoppable!
Why is a Blog 1000 Times More Effective than Any Website?
Now the figure 1000 is the Search Engine Default Limit for the amount of posts a blog can have, which is much more than you really need. Your blog will start humming with visitors within your first few posts, providing you are blogging correctly. You must gain the trust of Major Search Engines, and you can only do that with interesting, relevant and useful content. Each blog post must be unique, so stop with the article re-writing already! That's just my personal opinion, but I know how difficult it can be writing hundreds of keyword rich articles and converting that into blog posts. But guess what...? It's Worth the Sacrifice and Dedication because you must aim at branding your name and not just a single product. Unique content is how you gain your audience's trust, which is crucial to any online sales.
With the figure 1000 posts in mind, here's the actual tactic that makes a blog so much more effective - When you post to your blog, you must have the right S.E.O plugins installed so you can optimize each post individually. You also have to set your settings from within your Word Press cPanel inside the permalinks section to "Post Title". This will then link your post to the primary blog domain where your post title appear after the .com with a / forward slash and then post title. Now when you are targeting your keywords in your blog post title, then these keywords also show in the post URL. This way, each blog post acts as a little "Mini Site" on its own.
Ultimately, if you have as little as Ten Blog Posts that is ten sites out there attracting visitors to the same blog. All done with a few simple Word Press Setting Changes and the Right Plugins. Word Press is literally a Gold Mine when you know where to look and what to change, which will boost your Google Site Rating exponentially. This particular blog has a Google rating of 71% (Gold) at the time of this post, achieved by using the very tactics I'm blabbering about.
Blabbering...? Yes, to the complete newbie this all can sound like blabber because I know it did to me back when I got started and had no clue. We all go through those days of chasing that magic button that will turn our PCs into overnight ATM machines, right? Which is exactly the time when S.E.O seems like way too time consuming, and definitely way too much work. The Truth of the matter is that it's actually not all that complicated, the key lies in understanding.
Let me assure you that S.E.O is well worth the effort and sacrifice because there is nothing on the Internet that drives targeted visitors like Search Engine Optimization. In fact most of the tactics, settings and plugins are completely free. You Just Have to Know Where to Look, what to do with them and how to apply the method.