Originally Posted by NicktheGeek
It really depends on your site usage. A static page can be very helpful. That is what you see on StudioPress and Copyblogger. They have a specific need for that since the goal is funneling to sales. They are defining the visitor flow. Look At Chris Brogan on the other hand. He is using a modified blog page (based on the Generate theme). His main focus is the articles and getting people to sign up for his newsletter.
The answer to which is best is ultimately a question of what your goals are.
Well im a Service company (locksmith) that does not sell items, only services. So in my noob opinion the static page is best for me. What do you think?
In my first post it was about blackhat tactics. (Thanks for the inform!)
BUT Now a have a whitehat tactics question that is relevant for this issue!
~ Putting a google map on my landing page\index will build rank, Now lets say that I put a google map widget on my primary widget bar - and im using a static page (with no user visible "primary widget bar") will the Search Enginge see the map thats on the home dir (because Gensis framework static page somehow masks the home dir.)