What is the different between Blog and Article and which is the best for SEO?
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Blogs refer to a incident and article refers to a description of that incident with why, what , where and when Questions with analysis or research...A blog is a sort of online journal. It is updated daily or weekly or whenever the author desires.
And about which is better than I must say, I do both. Blog and Article are both effective for expanding your site's visibility in search engine. Creation of unique and high-quality content will improve your site's rankings.
In short a blog post is a part of a discussion, and that means you don't start from the beginning and you don't have to get everything out in your first comment. You have followers and you can always add what you want at a later point.
An article is something that you try to convey all your thoughts into one article, as you don't necessarily have the followers as you would in a blog post.
I use a combination of both methods for my internet marketing businesses. Blogs tend to offer you the opportunity to post first person, shorter pieces more frequently, while article marketing allows you to build credibility and reach a wider audience. Article marketing tends to draw from a wider market and reaches new faces; blogs tend to generate followers and build loyalty and repeat business. Both should be part of a robust content marketing strategy.
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Both are good in SEO since this can help you to boost traffic for your site since Google loves unique and fresh content but if you're going to ask me their difference then this is what I got.
Articles are generally approximately 1500 words and contain explanations, analysis and/or visuals (screen captures, illustrations, etc.) Articles are evaluated on the value of the content to the community as well as on accuracy.
Blogs are tips, general information, or otherwise brief information regarding the use and implementation of Symantec products. Blogs are generally between 100 and 500 words and are submitted to the site via the blogs area in the Symantec Connect community. Tips must relate to Symantec products. Blogs entries must be of interest to the Symantec Connect community.
Difference in content usability: Article writing needs an article to be stuffed with modeling, concepts, theories, utility functions and standard deviations and is difficult for normal readers to easily understand. While blog writing needs fewer words, written in easy and conversational language and thus are easy to understand by the readers. Article writing is done more professionally with a chunk of material, highlighted keywords, bulleted lists, descriptive subheads and headings and also hyperlinks. Air Condition Drier
A blog tends to have shorter pieces of content on them where an article has longer content. I consider a blog post to be around 250 - 300 words and an article to be 450+ words.
As for SEO, all your content should be seo'd and that includes your blog post. You can very well post your articles to your own blogs. It is good practice to always post your own content to your own site first anyways.
Blog is a good medium to promote your website & services. However, article on the other hand is just a part of SEO promotion. Blog is more effective because it represents your identity entirely. Whereas article directories are general have various other articles on different subjects other than your niche. But it is important to do both of them.