#BlogTrends – Platforms & SEO – Dec 17

Picking a platform for your blog is one of the biggest and most important decisions you’ll make. In this chat, we focus a little more on WordPress and the advantages of can reap from using it. We also discuss how it can benefit your SEO ranking and how other platforms compare.

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Q1 What platform are you currently using to blog? Are you happy with it? Why? #BlogTrends

jstprfectbeauty a1: currently using blogger, but inbetween times have been thinking abt switching to wordpress. #blogtrends
Walkingwithcake A1: I switched from Blogger to http://t.co/XT5tVgyF last summer, and I love it. Still learning everything. #blogtrends
OneWomansStyle I started right out of the gate using @wordpress. It just seemed more flexible and gave me better options. #blogtrends
alexshook A1 http://t.co/WtnuGyW4! I’m very happy with it, but I think it’s pretty much the most expensive option. #blogtrends
clarabellum self-hosting is expensive, but i decided it was worth it — customizing is important for me (and my brand) #blogtrends
abeautyscArlet A1. I have not launched my web page yet using FB for now but I am leaning toward WordPress. I hear it is better #blogtrends
alexshook A1 I used to be on Tumblr and while I appreciate the interface, http://t.co/WtnuGyW4 has been so much better for me. #blogtrends.
rippednylon A1: I started on blogger and moved to @wordpress when I needed more control after buying a domain. #blogtrends
gritandglamour A1 http://t.co/LVT11nzW. Love the capabilities and plugins. WordPress is best. My theme, however, has its ups and downs. #blogtrends
alexshook @delphinaluxe I would think Blogger gains you an audience more quickly, but whether or not your readers stay depends on you. #blogtrends
delachic A1 I currently use Blogger and I’m still on the fence about getting a dot com…so it’s one step at a time for me. #blogtrends
GYCGirlYOUCrazy A1 I use Blogger bc wordpress seems like you need lots of content for an attractive appeal…I satisfied w/Blogger for now #blogtrends

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Q2 Have you considered wordpress or currently use it? What are the most appealing features? #BlogTrends

LisaMackay A2 absolutely considered it, but not sure it is worth the headache to change from Blogger. Plus seems more complicated! #blogtrends
OneWomansStyle A2 I am not gonna lie @Wordpress was a HUGE learning curve for me, but I made the right decision. #blogtrends
delachic A2 Don’t use wordpress, but I might consider once I get a dot com… not sure about features yet #blogtrends
gritandglamour A2 WordPress has plugins that bring so much functionality. Plus the best inherent comment/comment & spam management #blogtrends
jstprfectbeauty A2: i’ve done some reading about all the plugins available for WP and the gazillions of customization options! #blogtrends
OneWomansStyle A2 The most appealing feature for me was the fact that I had access to a huge plugin library. #blogtrends
alexshook A2 I love how much control WordPress gives you over your theme. Of course, that’s not always a good thing. #blogtrends.
fayemarieblogs A2 I’m a real WordPress fangirl. Plugins, customisation options and the choice of themes is immense #blogtrends

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Q3 Plugins are one of the biggest perks of wordpress, what are your favorites and why? #BlogTrends

EternallyZobia A3. There are tons of plugins on WordPress. My favorite is shareaholic. It provides some cute social sharing icons! #blogtrends
gritandglamour A3: Social Sharing Toolkit, WPtouch, ReplyMe, Post & Page Notes, WP Smush.it, Article Templates, to name a few. #blogtrends
fayemarieblogs A3 There are so many great plugins – wordpress font uploader is a fave. It allows you to add any ttf or otf font to your blog. #blogtrends
rippednylon A3: My favorite plugins are Akismet, Batch Cat, and CommentLuv, and Smart Archives Reloaded #blogtrends

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Q4 Are you happy with the way SEO is handled on your blog? What are some wordpress tools or advantages? #BlogTrends

EternallyZobia A4. Not much a SEO person, haven’t tried that feature on WordPress. #blogtrends
LisaMackay Is it true that Blogger has an advantage for SEO because of Google? Or a myth? #blogtrends
TheWorkette I feel as If i get more traffic on Blogger without doing too much work #blogtrends
Walkingwithcake And Blogger still has Google Friend Connect, which doesn’t work on WP blogs. #blogtrends
gritandglamour SEO goes beyond just keywords to image alt tags, H1s, H2s, meta description, and keywords in content. #blogtrends
CTBloggers @lisamackay It is a little true but mostly it is how u write posts, the titles, name of your blog, how many sites link to you #blogtrends

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Q4 Are you happy with the way SEO is handled on your blog? What are some wordpress tools or advantages? #BlogTrends

CTBloggers @gritandglamour Subheadings? Reading and getting traffic are too diff things #blogtrends
gritandglamour @CTBloggers I guess I expect people to come to my blog and read/interact, not just hit it & quit it. I’m not in it for the #s. #blogtrends
CTBloggers @gritandglamour I have multiple blogs. Some are more social than others. Not everyone is going to interact with you #blogtrends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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