Great question is it not? One of the things I like about Matt Cutts videos on Google’s Webmaster Channel is that often times there are really good information that you can take out of it. As usual though, not everything that comes out from these videos are straight forward. Some you have to “read between the lines”, and some just seems to not answer the question at all. For example, there are some SEO myths that Matt replies to, that debunks incorrect interpretation from many out there. Those are good!
SEO: WordPress vs Blogger
OK, I’m not really giving my opinion here, but rather live it up to you to let me know what your thoughts are about it, after watching the video.
Here’s the question:
I’ve used Blogger for 3 years, but now everyone tells me that WordPress is superior for SEO. After scouring many sites, I’ve been unable to find the SEO advantages to using Blogger – are there any?
So, what do you think? Is WordPress better for SEO than Blogger?
Based on what Matt said, I think that WordPress may have a slight advantage, due to having more “flexibility”, “control” and more “power” as he says. The fact that his blog is powered by WordPress does not really count, since I’m not sure why he has to worry about SEO anyway? LOL
- Blogger is easier to use and more secured, because its in the cloud
- WordPress is easier to get hacked – True, and this is why you should ensure that your WordPress site is secured (and here)
- Both can rank well, provided there is good content and provides good UX (user experience)
Another thing that I caught Matt saying is that Blogger is more for “casual” blogging, which leaves WordPress for Business, better? And BTW, I am pretty sure he refers to WordPress.org and not WordPress.com (can you confirm that?)
Finally, and this is probably what’s more interesting… Towards the end, he says that “both works well in terms of SEO”. There you go, SEO is not dead 🙂
What about you? Do you think that one has an advantage over the other in terms of SEO? Care to comment?