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Joomla or Wordpress? Your professional opinion needed!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by spasovski, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. spasovski

    spasovski Regular Member

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    Hi,

    First of all, I know that there are many threads like this one, but none of them has offered serious answers to me or other members that are dealing with this same question. That's why I'm posting this one, willing to get the right answers.

    Which platform is good or better for SEO, Joomla or Wordpress? Please explain as detail as you can.

    Does joomla actually give the same or better results as wordpress ?


    I've started working on a SEO project a week ago, as most of the members here i started on a wordpress platform (recommended by most members)
    But since I've been working with Joomla for a year now i know pretty much everything about it, and the thing is that I'm getting really dissapointed from Wordpress. I'm missing many options, design or posting features. All the designs are so similar and static. Posting options are limited and confusing.

    My personal question is: Should i continue my project on joomla ?

    I look forward to see opinions from people with experience and people that are doing SEO professionally. We don't really need opinions from people are happy with wordpress but never tried joomla thinking it's too complex or similar.

    Give us your professional opinion and experience.
     
  2. JohnnyRabbit

    JohnnyRabbit Supreme Member

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    Joolma is nice for social networking or e-commerce.

    Wordpress is nice for simplicity.
     
  3. spasovski

    spasovski Regular Member

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    I hope u read my post :) I'm asking about SEO, not social networking, e-commerce or simplicity.
     
  4. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    It's the never ending discussion and you are not going to get a objective answer.

    I haven't seen any test, where one of the two platforms where significant better from a SEO perspective.If you ask in a Joomla forum will they tell you Joomla is best and if you visit a Wordpress forum... well ;)

    Joomla 1.5 was really bad, if you didn't use a "sef" module. Joomla 1.6 is a lot better but I still advice to use a seo plugin.

    It basic come down to what you are used to work with. It's quick to setup a WP site but it takes a lot of time if you really want to optimize onsite seo. And the same goes for Joomla.

    But most Joomla templates have a good seo structure that I don't see in WP templates. I always start to modify the basic codes in a new WP template to optimize the onsite SEO.
     
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  5. spasovski

    spasovski Regular Member

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    Thank you. This is what i call a professional opinion. As I continue reading other forums and personal opinions, much of the latest joomla templates made by official joomla template design companies, have a really good seo structure, or i like to use the term, SEO Positive. Many of the plugins can be found free now, and many of them are even included in the 1.6.
     
  6. myeanne

    myeanne Registered Member

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    most of our clients are using wordpress for search engine optimized so I think wordpress is better.
     
  7. webhosting

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    I personally use Wordpress. It's really easy to use and to set-up. There are a lot of themes out there for Wordpress and loads of plugins.
     
  8. aquamkd

    aquamkd Newbie

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    Hey macedonian brother :D...thanks for your help i still cant send PMs so i am writing this reply here.I am very thankful for your help ill be here if you need anything.
     
  9. sircoldfire

    sircoldfire Junior Member

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    i think more people use wordpress than joomla... ive tried it several times but never very successfully ... as for wordpress looking the same .. it all depends on your ability/willingness to code a new template and be creative ... you can use static pages only and mix and match to give just about any type of layout you can imagine .. the default loops are not the only way to use it ... i personally use it over even static pages when making clients static content non blog sites. wordpress learning curve is sort of like a ladder with lots of rungs its easy to use easy to learn more tricks but the more you know the better it gets... plus with the sheer volume of people using wp it gets constant attention for updates and plugins.

    just my 2¢
     
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  10. Deviant991

    Deviant991 Registered Member

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    I think you should go with the one you are experienced in. So in this case Joomla.

    I used both and I think Joomla is waaay more complex than WP. Also I like how WP can be changed into a robust page by just installing 4-5 plugins and changing the theme. So static look is only for blogs/niche sites. If you check any bigger WP pages you'll see how many features you can add to it.

    It's like magic :)
     
  11. nycdude

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    WP all the way. Not only are there tons of free SEO plugins that cover everything needed for good SEO, but even a lot of the free themes have SEO modules built into them.
     
  12. SeoMiami

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    Hi,

    I have a joomla site and here is what I can tell you -

    HUGE problems with duplicate content, duplicate pages once you start applying any extra stuff and plugins. I would love to change now, but its too late - my site has over 11K of pages and about 1500 is in google by now. Dont want to risk it....

    STAY WITH WORDPRESS!
     
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  13. Syn123

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    I would go with wordpress since its so simple.
     
  14. spasovski

    spasovski Regular Member

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    Ok now, I've been doing some little more research and i have a conclusion for all of you.

    Although I love all the design possibilities and posting simplicity in Joomla. When it's about SEO, Wordpress is the way to go!

    Trough the years, indirectly or directly wordpress has been well optimized and simplified to be a great platform for SEO projects. Many extremely useful and helpful plugins that are available free for wordpress, are no where to find when u need them for joomla, not even similar ones. There are no duplicate content problems with wordpress and even if they appear, there are plugins to solve your problem.

    I'm continuing to work with wordpress.
     
  15. katona44

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    I ranked Joomla and Wordpress sites to,i believe they are the same...all depends about on site seo made by you,content and of course link building..
     
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    I have been working in both joomla and wp for last three years.. Joomla is very good for complex sites. If you are just blogging go for wp.

    For seo, wp is better