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Hi There,

From SEO point of view, which one is better, Joomla or wordpress?

Thank you
#joomla #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    I prefer Joomla. I think it's easier to manage more types of content.
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    I Effing hate these threads... because tons of inexperienced people overall will speak so many wonderful things about how wordpress is absolutely the best there is, but it isn't.

    They are both good for SEO... neither one will hurt you. You just need SEF urls on joomla, that is all. Anyone that does SEO will tell you, there is no advantage to one over the other, that the advantage is whoever you use for SEO.

    Yes... there are extensions for Joomla.... Yes, there are extensions for wordpress.... Which one is better for SEO? Neither.... Which one is more flexible? Joomla.... which one is easiest to learn? Wordpress.

    People will say Google loves wordpress... that isn't true at all. Wordpress is a blog platform, and google loves fresh content. Blogs typically get updated often and therefore have fresh content, which google likes. A blog on Joomla will do just as well as a blog on Wordpress.
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    • Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      I Effing hate these threads... because tons of inexperienced people overall will speak so many wonderful things about how wordpress is absolutely the best there is, but it isn't.

      They are both good for SEO... neither one will hurt you. You just need SEF urls on joomla, that is all. Anyone that does SEO will tell you, there is no advantage to one over the other, that the advantage is whoever you use for SEO.

      Yes... there are extensions for Joomla.... Yes, there are extensions for wordpress.... Which one is better for SEO? Neither.... Which one is more flexible? Joomla.... which one is easiest to learn? Wordpress.

      People will say Google loves wordpress... that isn't true at all. Wordpress is a blog platform, and google loves fresh content. Blogs typically get updated often and therefore have fresh content, which google likes. A blog on Joomla will do just as well as a blog on Wordpress.
      Exactly. It makes no difference in terms of SEO. They are both the same in that regard. I think people mis-speak when they say, "Google loves Wordpress." What they really mean to say is, "Google loves CMS", but WP is just the only one they are familiar with. One CMS is just as good as the other in that respect.
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      • Profile picture of the author jasonthewebmaster
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        Originally Posted by Bradley J Anderson View Post

        Exactly. It makes no difference in terms of SEO. They are both the same in that regard. I think people mis-speak when they say, "Google loves Wordpress." What they really mean to say is, "Google loves CMS", but WP is just the only one they are familiar with. One CMS is just as good as the other in that respect.
        Exactly... any PHP script you build your website with can be good OR crappy with SEO.. it depends on you and if you take the time to build SEO into your site.

        BUT... since you asked... go with joomla! its awesome!
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    • Profile picture of the author canadaexpert
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      I Effing hate these threads... because tons of inexperienced people overall will speak so many wonderful things about how wordpress is absolutely the best there is, but it isn't.

      They are both good for SEO... neither one will hurt you. You just need SEF urls on joomla, that is all. Anyone that does SEO will tell you, there is no advantage to one over the other, that the advantage is whoever you use for SEO.

      Yes... there are extensions for Joomla.... Yes, there are extensions for wordpress.... Which one is better for SEO? Neither.... Which one is more flexible? Joomla.... which one is easiest to learn? Wordpress.

      People will say Google loves wordpress... that isn't true at all. Wordpress is a blog platform, and google loves fresh content. Blogs typically get updated often and therefore have fresh content, which google likes. A blog on Joomla will do just as well as a blog on Wordpress.
      Could you please just let me know which extension work better in that regard? I mean SEF for jooma.

      Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author shafiqkamal
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      I Effing hate these threads... because tons of inexperienced people overall will speak so many wonderful things about how wordpress is absolutely the best there is, but it isn't.

      They are both good for SEO... neither one will hurt you. You just need SEF urls on joomla, that is all. Anyone that does SEO will tell you, there is no advantage to one over the other, that the advantage is whoever you use for SEO.

      Yes... there are extensions for Joomla.... Yes, there are extensions for wordpress.... Which one is better for SEO? Neither.... Which one is more flexible? Joomla.... which one is easiest to learn? Wordpress.

      People will say Google loves wordpress... that isn't true at all. Wordpress is a blog platform, and google loves fresh content. Blogs typically get updated often and therefore have fresh content, which google likes. A blog on Joomla will do just as well as a blog on Wordpress.

      Well said. I've never tried Joomla before but I'm loving wordpress and with great themes from Clickbump, it makes my work easier. Just write fresh content so Google will love my website. Just my 2 cents.


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    • Profile picture of the author SEOHelix
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      I Effing hate these threads... because tons of inexperienced people overall will speak so many wonderful things about how wordpress is absolutely the best there is, but it isn't.

      They are both good for SEO... neither one will hurt you. You just need SEF urls on joomla, that is all. Anyone that does SEO will tell you, there is no advantage to one over the other, that the advantage is whoever you use for SEO.

      Yes... there are extensions for Joomla.... Yes, there are extensions for wordpress.... Which one is better for SEO? Neither.... Which one is more flexible? Joomla.... which one is easiest to learn? Wordpress.

      People will say Google loves wordpress... that isn't true at all. Wordpress is a blog platform, and google loves fresh content. Blogs typically get updated often and therefore have fresh content, which google likes. A blog on Joomla will do just as well as a blog on Wordpress.
      Exactly, for SEO it ABSOLUTELY does not matter. Typically you will see novice users who want to create a quick website use WordPress. Joomla is typically used by web design firms. Take it from me both work fine for SEO. You can see many top sites from both CMS platforms.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonic74
    In Wordpress you can set up your URL's look Search Engine Friendly (SEF)

    very easy !!! It's SEF ready !!!

    In Joomla you have to download components (paid) and has a learning curve to set it up !
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    • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
      Originally Posted by sonic74 View Post

      In Wordpress you can set up your URL's look Search Engine Friendly (SEF)

      very easy !!! It's SEF ready !!!

      In Joomla you have to download components (paid) and has a learning curve to set it up !
      See, this is the stuff I'm talking about... people that don't know what they are talking about.

      How do you install wordpress? You probably use a fantastico or other script installs that do it for you, in 10 minutes. Just the same that can be done with Joomla. What learning curve? If you don't know how to type in a password, an email, etc. Then you have no reason to even have a website.

      NEXT... Joomla comes SEF ready too... you want SEF urls? Cool, hit a button, and it is on. Some components are commercial, just like wordpress, but Joomla has a TON of free components. You are clearly misinformed.
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      • Profile picture of the author hashbury
        Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

        See, this is the stuff I'm talking about... people that don't know what they are talking about.

        How do you install wordpress? You probably use a fantastico or other script installs that do it for you, in 10 minutes. Just the same that can be done with Joomla. What learning curve? If you don't know how to type in a password, an email, etc. Then you have no reason to even have a website.

        NEXT... Joomla comes SEF ready too... you want SEF urls? Cool, hit a button, and it is on. Some components are commercial, just like wordpress, but Joomla has a TON of free components. You are clearly misinformed.
        Dead on with this.
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      • Profile picture of the author TeamGlobal
        Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

        See, this is the stuff I'm talking about... people that don't know what they are talking about.

        How do you install wordpress? You probably use a fantastico or other script installs that do it for you, in 10 minutes. Just the same that can be done with Joomla. What learning curve? If you don't know how to type in a password, an email, etc. Then you have no reason to even have a website.

        NEXT... Joomla comes SEF ready too... you want SEF urls? Cool, hit a button, and it is on. Some components are commercial, just like wordpress, but Joomla has a TON of free components. You are clearly misinformed.
        Thanks for this clarification. Clearly there are many who will state that one is better than the other without ever having extensive knowledge of both.

        It's funny this came up as I was just adjusting my own SEO settings on a couple of my Joomla sites. As iAmNameLess says, "Joomla comes SEF ready too... you want SEF urls? Cool, hit a button".

        The built-in settings are set by clicking the Yes or No buttons with the options listed below.

        SEO Settings
        Search Engine Friendly URLs No Yes
        Use Apache mod_rewrite No Yes
        Add suffix to URLs No Yes

        All The Very Best,

        Tony
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        • Profile picture of the author Meharis
          Rather than arguing which one is better, maybe
          someone could explain in plain English the advantages
          of one over the other. The non technical people will have
          a better idea of which way to go and try it.
          Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author fuzzynono
    I tried Joomla and didnt like it at all. I use wordpress exclusively now and thinks its the best as long as you can modify php and HTML code. Its definitely a personal preference thing though.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I've never even used Joomla. Why? Because Wordpress does the job for me and does it well. I feel comfortable with Wordpress. There are probably a million others who feel the same about Joomla. Find a CMS that works for YOU, not what works for others.
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  • Profile picture of the author eAvenue
    I use WordPress in most cases because I find it easier for me to work with. With that said Joomla and WordPress will be the same in SEO ability, the better question is who is going to be writing your content and do they have the experience its going to take to create and input the content correctly.

    Wordpress is no longer just a blog platform. This is where its roots are but I find it to do just about anything I need.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajivkumar900
    my vote goes to wordpress In my opinion its far way better than joomla
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  • Profile picture of the author limestone614
    I'm with Wordpress. It really is easy to produce a professional looking site in not very long at all. It gets even better if you can dabble in the code to make the site your own.
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    • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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      Simply put WORDPRESS! Better SEO, Easier but yet effective. It's suppose to be a blog but can easily be used as a full scale site.

      all the Best
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  • I use both. My highest traffic site is based on Joomla.

    What I don't like about Joomla is poor comment integration and it's more difficult to keep up to date although updates come at a much slower rate than WordPress.

    Joomla is much more flexible in CMS data manipulation.

    Most people who are doing online Marketing will do fine with WordPress and the learning curve is not as steep. They are actually very different products.

    One advantage for me is the plugin architecture of WordPress seems to be more developed and easier to implement, especially in regards to useful free plugins.

    There also seems to be a wider variety of templates in the WordPress realm.

    As long as a CMS doesn't cause problems for bots to crawl there should be no difference from an SEO standpoint as SEO is a function of content and links, but to a lesser degree if the content is pushed too low for what the search crawlers see it can affect how deep they will crawl, at least this used to be the case when you could manipulate old HTML sites to increase the proximity relevancy of content... meaning Google will give more weight to content at the top of an article vs the bottom of an article.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOpsychic
    SEOwise, WordPress is more suitable especially with it's customization URLs and pinging property. aside the fact that most of it's useful plugins are free and also it's not as bulky as joomla. joomla requires more tech-know-how, if you're lacking in that area, please go for WordPress, it'll go a long way to helping your SEO and site management.
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  • Profile picture of the author scott william
    My experience is that because the number of plugins and themes for WordPress far outnumbers those for Joomla, that helps with SEO too. Simply from the fact that you do more with the site. Adding a podcast or other features enabled by the vast array of wordpress plugins may not directly improve SEO – but it encourages users to add content – which helps.

    The easier it is to use, the less problems, and the more extras you can add in easily, the more content goes up on the site.

    And, of course, some of those plugins like your own modified Link Love plugin help SEO directly.
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  • Profile picture of the author spandit
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    Wordpress is better option.
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    • Profile picture of the author Iqball
      Wordpress (WP) Hands Down!! Google really loves the WordPressing Sites.
      There is many evidence to support WP of testing Google Ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author thehypnoguy
    I would go with the Word Press. Jeff Johnsons Free SEO plugin does wonders.

    Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author spiders1980
    word press is better,here we can convert the article to visitors
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    The next big hit on the market will the forum software that has an IQ test built in...
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  • Profile picture of the author ganesh
    I use both of them. As far as SEO is concerned there is not a very big difference. It all depends on the utility. Any script for that matter has a learning curve. I have seen newbies asking how to change themes in Wordpress. So Joomla is surely worth trying. Eventhough Wordpress has evolved a lot, I prefer to use it only for blogs. For corporate sites or where I need a mix of static and dynamic content with some pages only available to subscribed members etc, I prefer to go with Joomla. Again this is my personal choice. CMS made simple and website baker are two other very easy and SEO friendly scripts. I use them for some offline clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author Merchant Prince
    Originally Posted by canadaexpert View Post

    Hi There,

    From SEO point of view, which one is better, Joomla or wordpress?

    Thank you
    I've seen some amazing things done with Wordpress, and it's more widely used. You could give Joomla a try if you think it's features will accomplish your purpose.
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  • Profile picture of the author sting82
    For SEO I prefer Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author indojobsearch
    In my opinion,For SEO,wordpress is better than joomla..it's very flexible and it has lots of plugins to increase our site's SEO...Good luck..
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
    I prefer Wordpress since more people use it. The more people use it the bigger selection of SEO plugins. With wordpress I can get indexed in mins on Google and Yahoo and I haven't been able to accomplish that yet with Joomla
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    No need to ask. Wordpress is the best CMS for IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    SEO and usability....

    I go for WORDPRESS baby! yeah!

    *looking all austin power-y*
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  • Profile picture of the author paologiannone
    Wordpress is definitely the better one to use for the number of templates available. If you are a beginner is also much easier to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikasrawat
    I would prefer using Wordpress. There is lots of support available for wordpress. There are plenty of resources available in the forum of themes, plugins, forums etc around wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    both are considered the same by search engines however wordpress is more user friendly especially if you are a beginner and owning your 1st blog wordpress is the way to go.

    but as for experience persons it does not really matter
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  • Profile picture of the author ManieE
    Both works fine, Joomla is very powerful but WP is so much easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author zubair56
    wordpress is the best in my opinion but joomla is also not a bad choice for SEO
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    • Profile picture of the author brendan9971
      Wordpress wins in most regards but there are some really nice joomla thems out there lol...
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  • Profile picture of the author fullmatrix
    I know nothing about joomla, but from what I know, joomla sites are soft target for script kiddies to practice defacing. In my country we had this defacing explosion 2 years ago. Never interested to use joomla since then.
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  • Profile picture of the author EdmundDantes
    Have always been a big fan of wordpress, Joomla has some advantages but I can't get away from wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author pmbrent
    Since Google likes wordpress it would be adventageous to utilize a wordpress site.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIGITALCHAMELEON
    I will prefer wordpress, more pluggins and more user friendly and easy to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOExpert999
      Wordpress is really the best when it come to a pure SEO focus because it is built on a true Blog Format. If you are thinking of build a online webstore Joomla works best straight out the box with the least amount of add-ons and know how.
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      • Profile picture of the author veeco
        Here's my perspective

        SEO Aspect: both are equal
        Learning Curve: Wordpress
        Web Features and Customization: Joomla (or Drupal)
        Making money online - blog (Internet Marketing): Wordpress
        Making money online - salespage (Internet Marketing): Joomla(or Xsitepro/dreamweaver)
        Corporate Site: Joomla

        once, my client would like to create a salespage with WP( template: OptmizePress)... it is true the template had lots of feature, BUT customization is very bad, you're strict with the limitation of the OP can do... for salespage a clean HTML editor is better.. .
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  • Profile picture of the author Getash
    Both Are Good For SEO - Its a matter of which you are comfortable with.
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  • Whichever you can learn quickly and modify to perfection
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  • Profile picture of the author PinOz
    For me wordpress is the best for seo and easy to use
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    • Profile picture of the author gahirsh
      Me votes for WP. Wider support and easier to find talent to assist in the event of breakdown or failure.

      Although both can deliver similar results with enough time (and money).
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  • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
    As others have said, they are both the same.

    You can do great things with either, and if your web host has fantastico you can install either within 3 minutes.

    There is great free content out there for both of them including plugins/extensions/themes.

    Although there is a lot more WordPress content at the moment.

    That's probably partly due to so many people raving about WordPress and saying it's better than Joomla without even looking at Joomla.

    Which is stupid.

    Reminds me of a conversation I had once -

    My friend - "oh yeah I thought the first matrix film was awesome, the second one is rubbish though"

    Me - "I thought you said you haven't seen the second matrix film?"

    My friend - "Yeah, I haven't seen it ..."

    Me - *Facepalm*
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    • Profile picture of the author turbot
      I have been very successful in getting many many joomla based sites (20+) to rank highly. So Joomla gets my vote.
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  • Profile picture of the author eyedsign
    i prefer wordpress and its easy to customized
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    • Profile picture of the author retsek
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      Man... people are dense..
      Lol what's with your personal grudge against Wordpress. Matt molested you? :p
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    I do not see any effect of Joomla or Wordpress on SEO. Success in SEO mostly depends on your ability. If you want to make a eCommerce site then use Joomla and if you want to make a blog type site then use WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author deekshavarji
    I usually use Wordpress to get traffic to my sites...I am satisfied with the results. So, my vote goes to Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityRush
    If you are serious about building a 'website' I wouldn't use Joomla. I'd use Drupal. Drupal is amazing once you learn it. But a steep learning code. But for some sites it's perfect. But WP is fast, easy and there are so many plugins. And the plugins are the real strength. It's a bit like Microsoft, everyone knows Linux is better, but all of the great software is written for Windows, so it is continually used. Would love to see that cycle broken!
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  • Profile picture of the author intimer
    i think wordpress is better
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  • Profile picture of the author massivemarketing
    Wow. Interesting to read all the comments here... On page SEO is 100% exactly the same for both platforms. In fact this is true for just about every open source CMS/ commercial CMS/ hosted CMS out there.

    The difference is in functionality. Wordpress sites are great for simple stuff done quickly and Joomla is perfect when your looking for a website that is designed to make your visitors jaw hit the floor.

    Let me put it this way, Wordpress is like a Volkswagen Passat and Joomla a BMW 5 series, both are capable of cruising at 100 km an hour (on page SEO), but there's a lot more to a 5 series than just cruising.
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Wordpress is better.

    -Easier to learn
    -More plugins, extensions and themes available
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  • Profile picture of the author App Developers
    hey, great question. I learned a lot about joomla! thanks for asking. I honestly wasn't sure but have had that question asked a lot!
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    • Profile picture of the author mindcrazy
      I have a question for the people using Joomla. What do you do to avoid the duplicate content issues? I'm not familiar with the innerworkings of Joomla, my experience is with Wordpress. The problem is I'm working as an SEO administrator for a company who has several clients all with Joomla websites.

      There is a person on staff for the company that is a Joomla developer but did not catch the issues of duplicate content. I caught it when researching why certain keyword rankings were dropping for a particular client.

      I discovered all our sites had 3 versions of the main homepage.

      the root .com
      /index.php
      /home.html

      Google has all three versions of our sites indexed and Joomla has created dynamic content for one of the pages and it's showing in Google as this:

      /index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Ite mid=8. The same content with our SEF URls is also indexed, creating duplicate content issues for that page.

      The only helpful advice I've received is to disallow the index.php in the robot.txt file but is there a better way to stop this from happening?

      Thanks in advance for any help.
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  • Profile picture of the author TryBPO
    Has anyone ever done a side by side comparison of WordPress vs Joomla and compared the results? Maybe in the same niche just to see if it made a difference?

    I doubt it would but testing it sounds like a good idea...
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  • Profile picture of the author BarryWheeler
    Each has advantages and disadvantages.

    There's some sites I use Joomla others Wordpress.

    Great success with both.
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  • Profile picture of the author FizzaKevil
    I suggest you Word press .. Joomla is quite hard for upcoming circumstances.
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  • Profile picture of the author aeroturner
    Wordpress is more powerful !! Best of Best !!
    More themes, plugins and templates available
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    I like to code html from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author rooze
    So let's try and add a little bit of science to all this "mine is bigger than yours" nonsense.

    Looking at the actual SEO parameters from the perspective of a relative newbie, and giving marks out of 5 -

    URL/ File name formatting -
    Both can be setup for optimized URL's without plugins. Joomla uses 'sections' and 'categories' to organize content and the section name and category name are used in the URL. Wordpress uses Permalinks. With Joomla, it's actually quite difficult to create a full file path without the page appearing to be in a subdirectory. Google gives more prominence to pages in the root directory and less as pages are one or two steps down.
    Out of the box, without using plugins,
    Wordpress 4
    Joomla 3

    Ease of setting up out-of-the-box SEO components -
    Joomla - On some apache installations when you select the the 3 SEO parameters to 'yes' in global config, you'll need to manually login to your Cpanel or FTP and change htaccess.txt to .htaccess. This is made clear in the config but newbies may have trouble working with the htaccess files particularly as some programs class them as system files and you may need to change your file permissions to see the file.

    Wordpress - setting the Permalinks is easy enough but there's a LOT of conflicting information over which settings are best for SEO. WP doesn't make a recommendation inside the Admin, so you'll need to either just use one of the default options (not recommended) or go off and research the best settings, which could get you into even deeper trouble.
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    Joomla 4

    Meta Tags (Title)
    Joomla - Fairly intuitive in that the page title will appear as the Meta title on all pages with the exception of the Home page. Then it becomes a newbie nightmare trying to find out how to set the home page Title tag. You'll need to research it the first time, the key is within the menu default landing page setting, which is not at all intuitive.
    Wordpress - pretty straightforward to set the page title tag, which is the actual title you've created for the page. But what if you want to use all 70 characters in the Meta Title tag? - it means you're going to have a long and ugly page file name. Also, the Title will appear at the top of every page above the content block, so unless you manually remove it from the theme page.php you're stuck with it.
    Joomla 4
    Wordpress 1

    Meta Tags (description)

    Joomla - simple to set the description tag on any page from with the page/content edit screen.
    Wordpress - You can't set the Meta description Tag without a plugin. You can handball code into the header.php but it will be static from page to page. Not good.

    Joomla 5
    Wordpress 0

    Meta Tags (Keywords)
    Joomla - Easy to set on a page per page basis
    Wordpress - You can't set the Meta keywords Tag without a plugin. You can handball code into the header.php but it will be static from page to page. Not good. Some say you don't even need a keywords tag, but some SE's still seem to use it.

    Joomla 5
    Wordpress 0

    Heading Tags (H1, H2 etc)
    (These are important for on-page SEO)
    Easy enough in both. For Joomla I'd recommend you go to 'plugins' - 'TinyMCE' and click 'Extended'. This isn't installing a new plugin it's merely adding more features to the existing plugin and it will give you more page formatting options.

    Alt Tags
    Easy enough for both.

    So with an out-of-the-box approach my vote goes to Joomla for SEO. (you can add up the scores if you want).

    IMHO Joomla can get by without an SEO plugin, in fact I rarely use one unless I'm converting an old HTML site to Joomla and need to match the file structure.

    Wordpress absolutely needs a Plugin, at which point the playing field is leveled, maybe even tipped slightly in WP's favor.

    Generally, I find myself doing more code-hacks when I'm working with WP than with Joomla. Getting that Title tage out of the page.php is standard when I'm doing a WP install.

    There are other more in-depth areas of CMS SEO that I won't cover in detail. One is the order in which the page is read by the SE. You ideally want your 'content' area to be read first, followed by column/sidebar 1, then 2. I've had more success finding Joomla templates with an optimized layout than WP. But YMMV.

    Disclaimer - more experienced users will find a way to work around the limitations of each, and will build up an arsenal of tips, tweaks, cheats - but I've offered the above aimed more at newbies than experienced users.

    When using Plugins-
    As I've said I don't usually need an SEO plugin to get good results with Joomla
    Using an SEO plugin with WP is pretty much mandatory. But given that plugins are free and very easy to install, my vote goes to Wordpress for SEO. (but only by a tiny fraction).

    Fortunately is doesn't all come down to SEO, or at least it shouldn't. You should select your CMS based on your specific content management needs. Are you a blog, or are you more article based? Do you run eCommerce on your site or send people off via affiliate links?

    Those questions are more important than fussing over an ounce of SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author greggorio28
    WordPress all the way, more freedom to customize
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    • Profile picture of the author rooze
      Originally Posted by greggorio28 View Post

      WordPress all the way, more freedom to customize
      I don't understand that comment at all - you can have "freedom to customize" all you like in both WP and Joomla -
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
    yes that is true that in terms of SEO, either one of these will work better. And yeah google loves WP because it is a blog platform and usually blogs are updated frequently which is fresh content...so that's why google loves them. But that's not to say that WP will outrank a traditional html website. Not true. I have some basic ugly html pages with only 7 pages on them....but they are ranking higher in the SERPS because of the content that is unique and the on page seo ( tags, description etc) is done correctly and links are good...therefore I get good rankings.

    WP does allow for cool plugins though...for the newbie....or technically challenged...that make is alot easier for them to compete in the IM space because you can just enter stuff in the back office and WP php will create the html for you and make all your pages look good to google bots....oh and don't forget the sitemap too.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinakin
    Biggest disadvantage with both the Blog/CMS is when you have huge traffic they can't handle it, I would go for custom CMS.
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  • Profile picture of the author newking32
    Personally i like wordpress, it has amazing plugins easy to install and maintain site i had some good success with word press
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  • Profile picture of the author mangomedia1
    In my view of point , word press is super support to SEO techniques .
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  • Profile picture of the author swg
    If you can take the time to master Drupal, you may start considering it very seriously over Joomla and Wordpress, especially on SEO front.

    But all top three CMS's Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal are equally heading forward to make themselves very SEO friendly.

    But those who know the inside outs of all three (Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal) CMS's will most likely pick Drupal at this time, simply from SEO's point of view - Just because of its super flexibility over others.
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