I would like to get everyones opinions, preferably the ones who have been using Shopify Blog and what kind of results they have seen from the search engines. It would even be better if there is anyone who have used Shopify Blog as well as Wordpress to compare in between.
It's not about Shopify or Wordpress blog but it's about the quality of your blog post, i.e. your content quality.
If your posts are great, you can distribute it to social media to generate likes. Or you can even do guest posting to drive traffic from other blogs. Google also love unique content. Great posts will be likely to appear on the 1st page.
If your posts are great, readers will be likely to link it in other sites. It can generate traffic via these backlinks. Also backlink is a also another crucial factor to drive search rank.
To conclude I would say that Medium is the emerging platform to drive traffic. The audience are there, just waiting to read good stuffs. Shopify and WP are good but they are just a tool without readers.
Shopify, wordpress, html, magneto, drupal, whatever.
A URL is a URL.
All ranking factors are considered equal no matter the platform.
Short answer - Doesn't matter.
Slightly longer answer - SEO is misunderstood. I've worked on building a search engine (for Yahoo for 6 years) and I can tell with authority that SEO today is not about the provider at all. Most sites are at par when it comes to on-site SEO - the stuff about using the correct html tags and page structure etc.
95% of SEO depends on you and your hustle. How well can you build back links from authentic sources, how much traffic can you generate from other sources like social etc.
Pro Tip: Be Visual - not just on your blog but also on social media. Here's and example of doing it using OrangeTwig in 1 click. Learn more here: https://goo.gl/LGRxto
I think Shopify blog is to be limited in features because after all Shopify is an ecommerce site not a blogging platform. On the other hand WordPress is a blogging platform. So WordPress is better for SEO.
Wordpress is a power horse when it comes to SEO, so if this is your focus, I would recommend Wordpress
Updated: The latest Google search rank criteria!
User's time on site has become one of the most important criteria of Google to rank a page. If your blog post is good and long, people will stay longer to read, your page is ranked higher. Google is getting more and more user-centric. Some of you get the point here, it's not about the platform, but users and content quality.
I just came across this article and I think that it is worth reading:
Basic, but very good technique and experiences
Hope it helps ;)
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