WA blog, Website blog, everywhere a blog blog "cornfusion". Input anyone?
As a newcomer here who has only a bit of general web experience I've gotten questions like these below (and the best answers I've been able to come up with). Could someone please tell me if I am correct before I make this into a training gone bad in a coupla months?
When someone talks about a BLOG, which blog are they talking about? It could be either. You have to listen to the context or ask specifically if you otherwise can't tell. Even the highest ranking Ambassadors throw out the term without delineation, so if doubt just remind them by asking.
What is the difference between our blogs here at WA and the blog at our website?
Our WA BLOG is intended to serve as a PERSONAL blog, although we tend to use it to blast out our personal experiences and questions with the BUSINESS, since that's what we are essentially all here for.
My personal experience is that "new" people, especially those who haven't experience in public writing and feedback, can get a TON of comfort out of banging out some writing that is well responded to, and the WA blog is perfect for this! New people get only one blog a day for the first 3 months to keep spammers from jumping in and wasting too much of anyone's time.
Our WA blogs are visible to members only however they DO get indexed out on the internet. We are able to start our referral base by writing a particularly good blog that happens to rank, and brings someone to our WA blog page. Then I understand a pop-up offers for them to sign up for free, and because it is connected to our Affiliate Link we get credit for the referral. Sweet!
Also know that your blogs are not private within WA they are also ranked within Google and other search engines. (The exception to this is if you decide to set your blog to be viewable by Premium Only, it seems.)
Your WEBSITE BLOG is intended to be relevant to your site and/or the promotion/growth of your business, of course. Your Website Blog is also indexed on the internet.
So what if you DUPLICATE CONTENT originally written on your WA Blog, and flesh it out to use on your WEBSITE Blog? Hmm. I have read both that you can and can't do this. I have had people tell me both that you can and can't do this based on Google information. For me personally, I don't want to risk Google purposely dropping one particle of my website down in ranking because of my laziness, whether it is their policy now or later, so I've decided to play it safe and rewrite at least 60% of whatever I want to take from my WA Blog to the site: Google seems to allow a 35% "plagiarism" just because anyone speaking the same language about the same subjects are likely to hit upon similar phrasing and patterns anyway. The most current stuff I read basically says not to worry about it, but knowing how things change I don't want to ever have to go back and rewrite every stinkin' page of websites I'm workin' my butt off to build. I want it to stay done with reasonable updates.
Are YOU duplicating content onto your website from your blog?