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How To Turn A Wordpress Blog Into A Website

What will happen, is this a good or bad idea

   
5:01 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello, I have heard that if you don't post to your blogs constantly then eventually the traffic you get to your blogs will disappear.

Based on this I need some advice, I will be posting at least 3 times daily to 2 of my wordpress blogs with original content that is highly optimized for the next month. That will be about 90 posts for each blog.

First how do I and what is the best method to change the blogs into static websites after that.
Secondly can this harm the traffic to the blog that is would be getting and would I lose links if it becomes a website?
Are there any long/short term benefits or disadvantages for the blog and or website?

Help me out here guys I have hundreds of blogs, do I wait till the traffic builds up then just convert them to static websites?

I would love to hear from someone that has done this?

5:40 am on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Focus on quality, not quantity when it comes to content.

I recently switched one of my blogs to a static HTML page due to I didn't use it anymore. I can't really say what the affect was because the blog was just one part of a larger site. Personally I don't like most sites that are a blog and that's all. I'll leave it at that instead of ranting :-)

As long as you ensure all the URLs map to new pages (use 301 redirects or rewrite the URLs) and that should help any transition. Is it necessary to switch from blogs to static websites? No. Tell me, are these "hundreds of blogs" on similar/same topics or completely separate topics? If they're all related and drawing little traffic it may be worth your time to build one larger site... Need more info ;-)

1:30 pm on Nov 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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They are all on different topics, credit cards, home repairs, real estate etc.
So HOW did you turn your blog into a website, is there an automatic switch that does this in Wordpress?

As for if they draw little traffic some draw as few as 10 visitors daily while others draw up to 300. The general idea is to ramp up traffic using frequent posting, then transition them into static websites, and let them continue to gain rank and longevity.

But I have no idea how to do this in Wordpress.

12:41 am on Nov 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Wordpress lets you create a "page" as opposed to a "post" and set this as your front page. So it's not truly static HTML, but it also isn't just a chronological list of ancient posts.
 

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