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Old 15th October 2011, 08:07 AM   #11
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You have no control over blogger.com, its ok to use it but also build your own websites and blogs. I love wordpress, easy to use and powerful tools to make you look very professional

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Old 15th October 2011, 08:31 AM   #12
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Just a comment from an old tax pro. When ever a client would ask me a question I learned that the proper response 99% of the time was it depends. It seems the same is true as to which platform is better- blogger or a stand alone WordPress blog.

It depends on your goals and what you are trying to achieve. If quick, and simple is what you want If you want more control stand alone is better. From what I have learned (been dabbling with internet marketing since 1998) traffic can be generated to each format but it takes work

These days the basics for generating traffic for your blog is content.. When the they first came out with the tax rebates for loans I got tired of my clients asking about it so I did a write up and started handing it to them. As an after thought I posted on a blog that had little or no traffic...

Next thing I knew tons of traffic for this one article on a stand alone poorly set up - SEO minimized (not maximized) WordPress blog.. wish I had an email capture system and autoresponder... but to focused on Tax Business and not the internet..

Anyway the answer in my opinon is it depends

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Old 19th October 2011, 01:12 PM   #13
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Blogging is also a source of income..I like this statement A blog is a website, so you don't need to build a website and then attach a blog..really appreciable one..

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Old 22nd October 2011, 10:15 AM   #14
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I think some people are getting the intention mixed up

There are 2 main reasons to make a blog, first and most common reason is SEO. and how that works is web crawlers see that your site's content is constantly updating(the blog) and the keywords in that blog make your site more relevant to your desired category, increasing your rating.

second reason would be for the blog itself to generate income. Either way I wouldnt recommend blogger. I would only recommend blogger for a casual place to share ur random opinions on stuff.

You should definitely have your own domain, have ways for people to subscribe to a mailing list, and probably kick it off with some serious marketing.

but before that, research your market if you haven't. If you want to blog about romaine lettuce, check out other lettuce blogs. make sure you have a unique perspective and something that people will want to read ... i apologize ive started to ramble on

back to ur main question i vote 'a complete web site'

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