Question. WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – SEO differences?
Medium answer: if you are going to “go to the cloud” use a Google Blogger blog, and NOT WordPress.com, as Blogger is much more SEO-friendly than WordPress.com.
I am a fan of WordPress, in general, but not of WordPress.com. WordPress as “software” that you “install” on your own website (WordPress runs this blog on SEO tips, for example), is fantastic. Especially if you download the Yoast Plug in, which is the No. 1 SEO-friendly plug in. Then you embed Keywords in your Title tags, etc., and all that fun on-page SEO, stuff… and you’re AWESOME.
WordPress.com, in contrast, is hosting your blog on their servers. They have pretty much crippled it, requiring ads and making it difficult, or impossible, to install and run Google Analytics. It’s also hard to host a blog there, and point a domain to it. Blogger, in contrast, is FREE and it’s SUPER easy to set up and cross-connect to a DNS / hosting account – so for about $7.00 per year, I can run Jason+, my blog on Blogger. Can’t beat it for an easy and cheap blog hosting solution.
So WordPress.com: NO. WordPress: YES. Blogger beats WordPress.com. DONE. OVER AND OUT.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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