5 Types of Blogs You Should Know:-
You want to blog but don’t know what kind of blog you want to make? You are not alone. Many people feel that way. The easiest solution is to know the 5 types of blogs that exist in cyberspace today.
1. Personal Blog
A personal blog is a blog that is generally made just to fill your spare time or share things from everyday life. This type of blog is basically a public online record so the topic can be anything. In addition, personal blogs are not intended to make money. Even so, this type of blog owner will still enjoy blogging.
2. Authority blogs
Authority blogs are blogs created by serious bloggers. The purpose of the blog is to become an expert on the topics discussed.
In terms of getting visitors, authority blogs don’t focus on visitors from search engines, but also attract visitors from social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest). Therefore, even if search engines do not exist, autonomous blogs still get traffic from social media.
Regarding content, authority blogs generally do not prioritize keywords. Not surprisingly, authority blogs publish hundreds to thousands of quality articles because the topics they discuss are not narrow (such as health, home, personal development, technology, etc.).
Some examples of authority blogs are:
- Problogger (authority blog around the blogging world)
- TechCrunch (authority blog about the world of technology)
3. Blog Niche
Unlike the authority blog, niche blogs focus on a particular keyword that is attempted to enter the page one search engine. This type of blogging has a pattern: keyword research, content creation, and search engine optimization.
In terms of visitors, niche blogs depend on visitors who come from search engines (mainly Google) so usually, niche blog owners are busy looking for backlinks from various sources so that their blog goes to page 1 of Google for targeted keywords.
Because it only depends on visitors from Google, the biggest disadvantage of blog niche is losing visitors in an instant if Google updates its search algorithm. You may have read complaints from niche blog owners in internet marketing forums because their blogs flung from page 1 of Google due to Google Panda, Google Penguin, or Google’s manual penalty.
Now there are many debates about which one is better at making money between authority blogs and niche blogs. Authority blog fans claim that blog authority is the best to make money. Likewise with the claims of “lovers” of niche blogs. However, in my view, both are good at making money as long as the content and backlinks are quality.
4. Company Blog
In recent years many companies have added a blog to their website. Companies use their blogs to inform important announcements, introduce new products and or services, and communicate with customers. Therefore, this type of blog is generally not monetized with third-party advertisements.
Two examples that enter this type of blog are The Infolinks Blog and The Payoneer Blog.
5. Spam blog
A spam blog is a blog created with no regard for quality. This type of blog is generally in the form of blog automatically generated content (AGC) which can be easily created in massive numbers. The owner just needs to use software (usually certain codes or plugins) to take content from other people’s blogs or websites and their blogs will easily be filled with content.
Although easy to make, spam blogs often get complaints from blog owners whose content is taken because of copyright infringement. Not only that, this type of blog is an easy target for Google to clean up its search results from quality content.
By knowing the five types of blogs above, you get an idea of what kind of blog you want to make. Obviously, I just created a niche blog and authority blog. In terms of language, my niche blog is 100% English, while my authority blog is all in Indian (one of them is the blog you are reading).