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WordPress, the most popular blogging tool ever that I’ve ever known. Everybody who writes blogs mostly use it as their blogging tool, either it is from WordPress.com or WordPress.org. Wait! Are there two wordpresses? Yes, there are. However, both are really WordPress original. Then, what’s the difference and why are there two? Let me throw away all the confusion below.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is a commercial enterprise website with full-time developers, designers and support agents. Using WordPress.com, you can setup your blogs easier and free of charge. You get your own wordpress subdomain like xxx.wordpress.com by just signing up an account. Then, everything is taken care for you, including setup, upgrades, backups, and security.

What is even better is that your blog is located on hundreds of servers, meaning that it is impossible to  go down due to high traffic. Your posts are safe too as they are backed up automatically. Additionally, you get extra traffic from blogs of the day and tags or find bloggers that have similar mind to yours using tag and friend surfer.

WordPress.com has secured login using SSL so no one can get your account access even when you use wi-fi. It also offers more than 70 attractive themes that keep adding each day and you’re able to edit the CSS. The only little minus is only you can’t run a custom theme; but honestly, the features are all good.

WordPress.org
On the other hand, WordPress.org  is a free blogging software, which now the latest version is WordPress 2.71. Using this free software, you can create and setup your own blog plus install themes and plugins, run advertisements, edit the database, or even modify the PHP source codes.

And to be able to have all these, you just need a good web host to host your blog site. However, please remember as this is downloadable software, it requires more technical knowledge for you to master in order to set up and run it smoothly.

For backups, you may need to handle your own backups and when there is newer version of WordPress, you need to upgrade the software manually. But don’t worry! Now, there is an auto-updating tool to upgrade it automatically. But when you get very high traffic, you site might possibly go down unless you have a robust web hosting setup and environment.

Briefly speaking, you have now seen that both WordPress.com and WordPress.org have their own features so, you can decide youself the best version for your blogs and articles.

~G4br13lle~

After you’ve found the strategies about how to get more and more traffic to your website, the next thing you are thinking of must be about increasing your Page Rank, which is a system to rank websites and give them Page Rank. But what’s so important about it?

To tell you the truth, websites that have higher Page Rank are usually considered more important and they are mostly listed on the first lists in search engines, compared to lower Page Rank websites. Page Rank ranges from 1 to 10, meaning that if your website rank is 10, it’s perfect.

Seeing that Page Rank is significant for your existence in search engines, learning some ways to improve Page Rank is useful and also learning to avoid things that can decrease Page Rank is also crucial.

Dos

Here are some that can optimize and increase your Page Rank. First, try to get yourself involves in community websites, such as forums. But keep in mind that they need to be communities related to your website, or at least, general communities that have topic or forum section about your website topic.  Then, post there!  In every posting, create and use signature with back link to your website.

You can also write articles and submit them to article websites. Write helpful articles related to your website and business, which builds your public reputation. At the end of your articles, you can put reference source with back link too to your website so the readers know who write the interesting and helpful articles.

Next thing, pay attention to your website contents by spell checking your website pages. Search engine prefers correct spelled words to misspelled words. If there are misspelled words, it will try to automatically correct search keywords. However, there are certain websites that tend to misspell their contents on purpose as they believe that it can generate more traffic to their sites.

Additionally, you can learn from your competitors. Do some research for competitive keywords in search engines, go to the first few sites (your competitors’ websites) with high page rank, and analyze them. From it, you will see what they have done differently and why they get better Page Rank.

Don’ts

If your website has just been published, you better have no advertisements placed on it yet because search engine is sensitive to websites that seem to be advertisements farm sites and will not index them for quite some time. Just try to have your site up for one month or so with the contents ONLY before placing any advertisement. The time is actually not really measured so it can be a shorter or longer time.

Also, do not have duplicate contents. Avoid copying contents from other sites or any  other way that leads your site being considered as duplicate. Because, if it is detected by search engine, as a duplicate site, your website will not be indexed.

It is better if you just take some relevant parts from other websites but remember to acknowledge the original sources. Make sure that you do not link to the same page like for example http://www.abc.com/ and http://abc.com/. Why? It is because some search engines consider that as duplicates.

By understanding these, you will learn to get a better website Page Rank so that your website can  have more possibility to be listed on the top of search engines.

~G4br13lle~