How important is it to have a blog that is completely integrated into your site, rather than working alongside your site and hosted somewhere else? Does it make a huge difference for SEO purposes?
Are there cheaper options that have integrated blogs, or is it really not that important?
I am currently looking at BigCommerce.
I have seen so many blogs where I have found it really difficult to find my way to the shop. Some it would be easy to read without even knowing that the author runs a shop. I'm looking at setting up a store selling children's products and I think a blog will be really important to my site.