I spent just over $650 on Facebook Boosts.
This is far better return than SEO.
Search Engine Optimization is not a marketing. Only google can control how they rank the site unless they are being paid for. Instead of paying money to someone who know how to make your site rank higher, use the same money to advertise.
They tell you organic listing is better than paid listing. Bull Shit.
When you search Google, do you intentionally avoid advertisers' links just because they are advertisements. No, you click based on what it says.
I have placed an ad. on Facebook. I get over 100 clicks to the sites in mater of weeks. Where as my organic post has 0 click though. Advertisement works. Just don't pay middleman.
SEO specialties tell you that your blog should be at your site so that our site will be more active and you will be ranked higher.
Blog is like a advertisement / billboard / banner ... Do you put those inside of your company? No, you put them where people are ... So Bloguru is just that site. Thousands of people come to Bloguru that make it very popular.
SEO / Marketing specialists tell you that it only makes Bloguru popular not your site. That is a bad thing. That a such a bull. If your Bloguru content contains the link to your side ...which you should, it is like people are talking about your ad. That is good thing. If you advertise m=on TV, do you want to run only on your website or national TV station?
What is the point of running Blog on your site? Run it where people are.