SEO company shows the difference between WordPress.org and .com

SEO company shows the difference between WordPress.org and .com

Your SEO campaign manager must know the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com

Your SEO campaign manager must know the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com

A client recently responded to a newsletter and asked an SEO question: “What is the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com? Which one should I use”? Here are my thoughts.

Commonalities

Both WordPress.org and WordPress.com let you create a weblog (blog). You can format your blog pages manually or choose from a wide menu of themes. You add entries to your blog as their own pages. You can then tweak the title, description and keywords to match your SEO campaign. People can subscribe to your blog and receive notifications every time you or someone adds content to the blog. You manage your blog from a dashboard that lets you add widgets, change formatting or tweak SEO options. My blogs have a plug in that determines if an iPhone or Droid is accessing the blog and reformats all the pages to work in a smart phone browser. Smart phones outsell desktop computers and notebook computers, combined. You need a blog and/or web site that will work on a smart phone. Both WordPress.org and WordPress.com are available at no extra cost. Your domain host may charge a fee for the WordPress.org service.

WordPress.org

is an organization that publishes the WordPress blogging engine.  The folks at WordPress report at http://wordpress.org  “WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.” You can use the WordPress.org blogging engine on your domain, provided the company you hired to host your domain supports WordPress.org. The company hosting http://cameronparkcomputer.com presented WordPress.org as an available add-on. I installed it within 30 seconds. I have several WordPress.org blogs. Some of the most active are at http://yourseowizard.com and http://yourseowizard.com/blog.

WordPress.com

is actually the same organization but with WordPress.com, the folks at WordPress will host your blog for you. They report at http://en.wordpress.com/about/  “We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to a larger audience. So we created WordPress.com, a hosted version of the open source package where you can start a blog in seconds without any technical knowledge.” The hosting is free. I have a WordPress.com blog at http://markgermanos.wordpress.com/.

Having a WordPress.org blog at your domain is a better idea. It looks more professional to share your domain name and blog address (e.g. http://yourseowizard.com) than it does to reveal a free blog hosted somewhere else (e.g. http://markgermanos.wordpress.com). On the SEO front, you will gain more credibility in Google’s eyes when you promote your own domain. You’re running a business here and striving for better placement in the search engine rankings.  You’re probably not promoting the wordpress.com domain.

Who wrote this? Sacramento SEO Pro wrote this

Mark Anthony Germanos uses Internet tools to help your ideal customers find you. Mark is the Social Media Director at YourSEOWizard.com, the premier Sacramento SEO company offering SEO, Internet marketing and social media marketing solutions that get you on page 1. Getting you on page 1 takes a little time, but good things do take time.

“Yes yes yes,” you may say, “there are a lot of Internet marketing guys out there. How do I know SEM, SEO and social media will get me on page 1”? YourSEOWizard.com’s Sacramento SEO Pro Gold package includes creating a 6,000 word document with abundant content for a successful search engine optimization campaign. Sacramento SEO Pro Gold will not produce instant gratification, but Sacramento SEO Pro Gold works, gets people on page 1 and creates long-term benefits.

Running a successful business isn’t as easy as it used to be. The margin of error is smaller. Contract out your SEM, SEO and social media campaigns to an IT solutions provider you can hold accountable and who gets results. Call (916) 752-6767 today. Google “Sacramento SEO” or “Sacramento SEO Pro” to see SEO strategies that can work for you. Mark is available at (916) 752-6767 and at http://www.yourseowizard.com/blog/how-quickly/.

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Inbound Marketing Certified by @Hubspot. I use WordPress websites to help you get more business. I work with businesses, mostly licensees and owners of assisted living homes, who agonize over keeping their beds full. With my 21 years of business experience, I create complete marketing systems that give you a higher occupancy rate and put more money in your pocket.

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3. I am running a business too. I believe SEO and social media are tools you have to use to meet your objectives.

We’re not living in 2005 anymore. Running a successful business isn’t as easy as it used to be. The margin of error is smaller. You have to be good at what you do and your marketing has to be great. If so, you get to stay in business. If not, you become a statistic. Contract out the marketing to someone you can hold accountable. You’re running a business here. Call (916) 752-6767 today.

Comments (2)

  1. Seo Service In Delhi :

    This difference between WordPress.org and .com is very informative for me thanks for sharing this informative information thanks once again..

  2. Everett :

    It’s hard to find well-informed people for this topic, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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