They can surf using their laptops, their Ipads or even their cellphones. Surfing made easy on mobile devices now that you can do it anywhere and anytime, you can even purchase mobile internet on a small USB sticks.
Everyone Wants Their Own Website
The internet definitely plays a big part in today’s society, however for some people, it’s just not enough to be able to login online and use service such as Facebook and twitter….no! they want their own website, something that defines who they are or talks about what they do.
Should You Go For A Static Site Or A Blog Is More You?
One of the big questions that people face (especially beginners) is whether to start a blog or a static website. A static website used to be good in the past, but unfortunately not anymore, simply because the internet and the people who are using it have evolved into something that requires more than a mere static site.
I believe that a blog is much better than a static site, for many reasons, that doesn’t mean that static sites are dead or shouldn’t be used at all, no! they could be used in some situations, but before we get into that let me give you 7 reasons as to why I think blogs are better than static sites.
1) Saves You Money: You can easily create a blog using any of the already made free blogging systems out there such as WordPress and Joomla. I highly recommend using WordPress as it is more widely used and common among the blogging community and it’s very simple to use. You dont have to pay for using either system however you do have to pay for hosting. I do not recommend getting free hosting if you want a stable environment for your blog.
2) Zero Programming Knowledge Required: You do not need any programming experience to have a blog, it’s all done for you, all you have to do is install it and you’re instantly ready to connect and share with millions of other bloggers.
3) Easy To Update: Updating anything in your blog is extremely easy, simply because you can do so by logging in on your own account and change anything you want. You can do that with any computer that has internet access anywhere in the world, with no need to install anything on the local computer. Compare that to a static site where you have to have access to the files on the server and then re-upload them using an FTP program once you finish your updates.
4) Free Themes And Plugins: There are thousands of free themes and plugins available for bloggers. This means that you can change the complete look of your blog with 1 click by uploading any theme you want, on top of that you can customize your theme with the many available plugins that you can download also absolutely free.
5) A Blog For Your Homepage: Having a blog for your homepage shows the interactions between different types of visitors and thus making your site look more important. This is a good reason for first time visitors to bookmark your site and come back once they feel that your site is not deserted compared to a static site where its completely lifeless.
6) Blogs Are More SEO-Friendly Than Static: Blogs have built in modules that makes them favored by search engines. This is why you will see that a post you create on a blog will usually index faster in search engines such as Google than if you uploaded a static page on your static site.
7) Building Credibility: When you have a blog, usually it’s maintained by 1 author, however sometimes a group of authors manage the whole blog. In both cases your blog will build your credibility among other bloggers, they will start to trust you and trust your content. Later on you can use your credibility and turn it into profit by suggesting products that you know your readers might be interested in and you can earn affiliate commission from. But be very careful not use this the wrong way, or you will easily lose your credibility.
Static Sites Are Not Useless!
This doesn’t mean that static sites are useless, however they are only good in situations where you do not need to have feedback from your readers or for example if you are building a website for an online store where you sell a certain product or products and don’t need to update it very often.
Before you decide which option is better for you, ask yourself two questions:
- What is the purpose of this site?
- Will I need to frequently update it?
Blogs maybe taking over but static sites haven’t lost the battle yet, you just have to give it a chance.