Blogs and banners.

Last Update: March 16, 2014

Request from: urtimelyal - Premium member

"I'm wondering if you might consider a follow up to your blog by way of sharing your thoughts on the function (purpose) of both blog and banner? Everyone has an idea what they are, But their uses are pretty specific. Also, would you comment on how these dynamically correlate to the purpose and thematic message of the website?"
- Al Hurley

Response:

Why a blog? Good one - the main difference that we should consider is that a blog post is "pingged" the moment we publish it!

This means it starts being circulated in the search engines immediately as oppose to a regular static website whereby Google and the other search engine robots may take weeks to index your page/s.

Why a header? Another good one - think Coke, Nike etc - when you get to their site you recognise the "brand - logo - picture" straight away. So after a few visits, people begin to remember seeing the name - logo - picture, which of course applies to your website to!

Thematically speaking - in simple terms, stand back, look at your site and say - is it pleasing to the eye? If so, your visitors may well stay on your pages much longer.

Hoping this answers the thinking Al @ urtimelya and thanks for the question.

Feel free to do as Al and shout me request or question you think we should blog about.

Tomorrows blog is: Free stuff that may help you here at WA!

"Go for gold!"

Please keep the likes,questions, comments coming!

(The Facebookers can hit the Facebook like for me too as they mean different things).

OldMule

PS! Thank you - your votes meant I hit a top 10 list today with my "Niche Idea blog!"

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michael737 Premium
How do I get my affiliate acct on the first page of google. Do you use ppc,ppv,opl,solo ads. Do you like Jaxxy or Is Google Keyword just as good. Should I go with low competitive keywords or just go for the gusto and try to get high competitive words. I also think I need a good capture page to lead me to my affiliate sight this way I at least can build my subscriber list. What are your thoughts.

Thank You
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OldMule Premium
Hmmm - to be fair?
Do the classes, again if need be, as all those answers are staged into the classes. Worry not how many times, just do it till it works.
As each thing on it's own comes up - we can deal with it then.
Relax and enjoy your journey my friend - more fun that way!
Godspeed - and shout out no sweat!

PS! When the site is ready for the subscriber thing - I am as of today testing a plugin out that looks brill! Need it for a client site so it HAS to work well!!
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michael737 Premium
I didn't know that a blog is automatically pinged. I also didn't know that the search engines pick up blogs faster then websites.
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OldMule Premium
Instantly pings pingomatic.com they then ping the engines. (You can later, when site is fully developed, add more services.

Static sites need to be crawled, either by waiting for a search engine to crawl as it moves across the net, or by using Google/Bing blah toolbox.

BUT! You need not do anything except build and grow my friend!
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Steve Premium
Didn't know that
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the comment.
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babygal1 Premium
Thanx for this,my question is does word count on the blog or banners matter?
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OldMule Premium
A banner is an image so Google etc, (non-human), can not see the words.
Words in your :
Page name.
Page title.
Headings.
Content.

.... these are all part of the "word/keyword/SEO count".
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vov Premium
Am going for Gold.
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OldMule Premium
Luvin it!!
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jaymush Premium
Makes me rethink a little Thanks -Jayne
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Crystal2010 Premium
Good info
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the comment!
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ezyazpie Premium
That made a lot of things clearer for me too.
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OldMule Premium
really hope it moves your thinking in the right direction, even if you land up with a second niche and website! Groovy baby!
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Kav Premium
Thanks for this advice.
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OldMule Premium
Very welcome as always.
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gatoloco Premium
Very useful advice thanks
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OldMule Premium
Most welcome and thank you.
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rodc711 Premium
Great advice, thanks
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OldMule Premium
Thanks. Hope you will keep reading my blogs!
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tweet76 Premium
Great info . Very useful . Keep 'em coming
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OldMule Premium
Thank you for the time taken to read my bloges - appreciated!
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Trialynn Premium
That was a great explanation and helped with the visualization of my web site.
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OldMule Premium
I am greatful that you gained something from it!
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Thanks for the info, very educational!
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OldMule Premium
Thank you - and I look forward to seeing your success story!
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Great explanation! Great question too! Thanks.
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OldMule Premium
I love this place - sharing and caring - AND your platform to your own success!
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Great stuff OldMule. I truly enjoy your work. Keep it coming!
Cliff
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OldMule Premium
Cheers Cliff - respect my man!
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Damien Lane Premium
Sharp, snappy & packed with goodness!!! Top post friend. WA is a richer place for your input ~ cheers
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OldMule Premium
Hey dude - I seen you out there - like me you dig to ROCK the place! Well cool to be able to connect and share our stuff! Rock on dude!
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KatieMac Premium
Great info thank you gives me an idea of things to consider for a banner.
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OldMule Premium
Anytime, - need a hand, just PM me, (I think you did already? Lol!).
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Sherion Premium
Thanks for this post.
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OldMule Premium
Most welcome and thank you for your time taken to read it.
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drew0688 Premium
Loving the info, very personal and informing for me.
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OldMule Premium
You are a good man - I see you out there! Good going - rock on!
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Fred Chong Premium
Great and useful info, I Liked it! Thank you.
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OldMule Premium
Thank you Fred - good to hear that from you!
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gusti Premium
And remember : write the blog as simply as you can but qualified and right on the spot. Otherwise the visitor gonna fall asleep right in a minute (well, I would) he.he.he..
Hey, Andy, short yet big (huh?) Great one as usual, Sir!
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OldMule Premium
Thank you - and you are still precious!
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gusti Premium
that's so sweet, Andy, thank you!
btw, I don't go for gold, I go for platinum, much more expensive, how's that sound? ;-))
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ar20746 Premium
Thank for awesome information.
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OldMule Premium
Very welcome my friend. Have a really good day!
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urtimelyal Premium
Hi, Andy. Thank you for a a terrific follow-up. I think it does the trick. The McDonald Golden Arches always comes to mind. They can be seen from a mile away. Nothing to read, just begin salivating for a burger and fries. And what about a simple stop sign. Nobody reads a stop sign. They recognize the symbol.

Someone sees your logo on your website and says "Yeah, I'm at the right place. That was easy enough." Thanks again, Andy. Keep 'em coming. - Al Hurley
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the nod. Most welcome anytime and liking your Mc D and stop sign refs. Have a great day.
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kk2014 Premium
Thanks! I didn't realize about the "ping" for blogs! Guess it's hard to pick up everything, there's so much to learn!
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OldMule Premium
I still learn something every day after 20 years in the biz! The good thing is, we really only need to learn the stuff we NEED to do! Makes it a smaller problem. Have a great day!
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HighwayMan Premium
You're a champion Old Mule. I'm gonna to be pestering you a bit in the next few weeks me thinks...get me some of dat knowledge.
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OldMule Premium
Would be offended if you did not! Ha! Have a great day!
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terryellen Premium
great info, thanks you
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OldMule Premium
You are most welcome - reach out if you need, there is sooo much out here in WA land!
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SQUIRRELL Premium
Thanx for your explanations, I never did know what "pinging" meant :o))
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OldMule Premium
Cheers. Hoping my blogs will all be a bit different, short and offer some value! Thanks for the nod!
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