This is one for the “more proof” files. As you know, I’m a real fan of WordPress blogs. I’ve found that for my clients, who are not tech savvy, a WordPress blog allows them to compete successfully with “web experts” in getting their website found on the internet.
Mark Gosh on the Weblog Tools Collection did his own unscientific research project and was kind enough to share his findings. In his “experiment” he typed in a keyword and took a look at what results were returned. In each case, the results returned a WordPress blog post on every Google Search.
March challenged his blog’s readers to find keywords that didn’t return such favorable responses, and they found a few.
I’ve written about how I’ve had clients who launched a WordPress self hosted blog in addition to maintaining an established blog on another “popular” platform who were SHOCKED at how quickly their WordPress blogs rose to the top when they searched for their own name.
Reading the comments on Mark’s post, you’ll see their experiences are not uncommon.