[thelist] SEO and Blogs - Internal or External?

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Fri Dec 4 09:38:20 CST 2009

Paul Bennett wrote:
> +1 
> Wordpress is easy to set up, and has tons of themes and plugins.
> A lot of SEO concerns[1] can be addressed by installing some decent
> plugins[2]
> Wordpress have done a fantastic job of making a CMS that is darn
> pleasant to use.
> [1] I prefer to write for people first, rather than optimise for search
> engines. I've just started a blog (with some content imported from
> another one) and am getting > 90% of my traffic from social media
> sources rather than search engine referrals. Write for people, post
> links to relevant networks, get traffic, make it easy for people to
> share = (more qualified) traffic. IMHO anyway.
> [2] Wordpress SEO plugins - a starter list 
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/seo 
> :)
> Paul 
It even gets better than what Paul said.  There are several blog 
components which have been developed for Joomla including a Wordpress 
component via CorePHP.  I've implemented this on a number of websites.  
One of the advantages, of course, is that as a Joomla component, it 
already suits up with the website's look/feel.  "all-in-one-seo-pack" is 
one of the available plugins as are a number of sidebar, category 
modules, etc.  It's not FREE, but for $80 or so you get an off the shelf 
solution that works.  You can get a multi-blog version as well and if 
you need to you can change the CSS as necessary.  I looked at other 
solutions (a year back, maybe more/better now) and the others at the 
time were more awkward. My basic requirement was an integrated solution.


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