Thread: Blog, website or forum?
05-09-2017, 02:26 AM #1
Blog, website or forum?
What is the difference between a blog, a website and a forum? how to distinguish if it is a blog or a website or o forum. what are your thoughts?
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05-09-2017, 09:27 AM #2
The main difference is how the content is published. With a blog, you only have a list or articles written by one/several author(s). With a website, you will have static pages, used to present the company/owner. And with the forum, you have categories with threads written by a community.
05-15-2017, 03:10 AM #3
05-15-2017, 09:41 AM #4
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05-15-2017, 09:00 PM #5
Blog is mainly a writing platform where you can write about different topics & express your views. Website is for specific purpose & just carries information. Forum is a platform for everyone's participation. Everyone comments in live & make discussion.
05-23-2017, 11:19 AM #6
A blog, a website and a forum all are very different. A website is the main source of our product or service. Whereas a blog is a part of website where we can publish our journals and latest updates regularly.And forum is something different which one is otherwise called as discussion board where we can share our ideas, knowledge about some product or service or anything also we can get new more idea for our own service.
05-23-2017, 04:25 PM #7
Blog and forums are scripts ( PHP ) and are more resource hungry. Blogs are where people/many authors write about stuff and post online. There are many easy to use applications with nice themes.
Forums are like this. It's like reddit, but for certain topics/categories. I would say reddit is a worldwide forum
A website is any .com/net/anything :P, can mean anything haha
05-23-2017, 08:03 PM #8
A blog could be personal or niche topic. Website represent a business or service or a product or even some times a event can be personal or professional. Forums are platforms for professionals who wanted to discuss their issues specific to their niche industry.
05-24-2017, 06:59 PM #9
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06-21-2017, 05:08 AM #12
In my opinion, a website can either be a forum or blog but is not limited to that. A website can also be a store or any online platform your can think off. A blog is a collection of posts from a single person or group arranged per category or timeline. A forum is collection of threads or posts from different people. A forum can also be protected with log ins.
06-29-2017, 11:08 AM #13
Have a wonderful day.
Hope you are well. The best difference between blog, website and forum by my opinion is-
Blog: Its a one type of online diary. You cna become a good blogger to earn huge from online. Like if you start writing any thing like photography or travel or business or affiliate marketing or games or camera or mobile phone than there are huge companies available in this world who will pay you for show their ads to your blog. So you cna become a good earner.
Website: Website is a collection of web pages where these web pages are mostly necessary to show your professional services or your product or your business. You can also earn a huge by placing third parties ad/banner on your website. Good content or unique content based website have a great value in this world. Website small parts should need to update every day like web gallery or picture gallery with SEO tags should need to update so that Google or another search engine can understand every day some thing new on your website.
Forum: Forum like this is a forum where we are all writing to gather knowledge or to pass knowledge or to gain knowledge. This is possible to earn from forum also. Like by placing ad or banner or by placing text ad. Forum is a place where huge peoples work together and every second there have new contents. So you have to an unique identity system for your forum so that as an admin or as a forum owner you cna understand which contents are duplicate. There have no value of duplicate content in this world. Search engine always search unique content based forum or website or blog to show the latest result to their searcher.
Hope you will be gain.
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07-03-2017, 11:06 AM #14
I didn't mention to forums because all of us can know and how is a forum and popular forums have its advantages because they are contributed by efforts from more people.
07-06-2017, 04:16 AM #15
Blog and forum are also basically a website. Website is a virtual space where you can have contents posted. In that sense blog, forum and website are same. For the refrence purpose, websites are categorized into different spectrums. Blog is a personal website, where the owner will publish about anything. Forum is an online discussion board. When it is not a blog or forum, website can be different types from a company website to ecommerce website.
07-11-2017, 10:02 AM #16
The big question is what you want out of it. For example Blog are designed to be monetized and to express your personal opinion. In case of the website it is more geared towards service and the overall generic content. In case of forum it is designed to interact with the members. And each of these can be mixed with one another to form a service. So depending on what you want to put forward to, changes the way things are for the service.
07-11-2017, 10:23 AM #17
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07-12-2017, 09:11 AM #18
07-13-2017, 11:18 AM #19
In my point of view, Forums is like the discussion community where we can share our thoughts on any topic and definitely help others also. Blog is the smaller part of your website where we can share our content and engage with the targeted audience. Website is like the collection of web pages with services and product pages that defines your brand.
07-14-2017, 01:19 AM #20
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07-21-2017, 01:10 AM #22
07-21-2017, 01:26 AM #23
This was really helpful! thank you. Now I see the difference better. I see now: Blogs= Personal opinion, Website= professional business and forum= random posts and interact with people.
07-26-2017, 03:30 PM #24
All of the online media that you can access using your web browser are websites. But there are many types of website, such as a blog, forum, social networking, vlog, directory, etc.
07-31-2017, 04:21 PM #25
So many great and useful answers above, it's almost hard to add 2 more cents to it
Blogs. I've seen many useful blogs that had top ranking in search engines, and the content was just an "online notebook" to the writer...like "here's the recipe to a great cake I made from scratch". It was only suppose to be a way for the writer to save their notes on making this cake, with no intention of promoting it, not realizing many people would come across it in the future. Many tech blogs also fall under this, where the author will say this was an idea I played around with that's undone, and use it however you feel.
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