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Which is the best system for blogging?

Author's avatar By Dave Chaffey 27 Jun, 2012
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This infographic shows why WordPress wins "hands down"

I'm often asked this question by marketers taking their first steps into blogging as an individual or for their companies. These days I always answer without hesitation "WordPress"!

My justification is based around the experience you can create (WordPress has great themes or is readily tailored); ease-of-use (as easy as Word or Pages); extensibility (plug-ins?); scalability (can it grow with us?); support (many agencies and freelance developers support it) and cost (it's open source, you only have hosting costs).

This infographic provides a more qualitative assessment to support these arguments. The market share figures really show how WordPress dominates. The average day sees an average 500,000 new posts on WordPress.com, not to mention the many sites, like Smart Insights that run a bespoke hosted version for their blog or full content management system.

If you're a WordPress user already, check that you're using the Yoast WordPress plugin for SEO. We are and it's awesome!

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By Dave Chaffey

Digital strategist Dr Dave Chaffey is co-founder and Content Director of online marketing training platform and publisher Smart Insights. 'Dr Dave' is known for his strategic, but practical, data-driven advice. He has trained and consulted with many business of all sizes in most sectors. These include large international B2B and B2C brands including 3M, BP, Barclaycard, Dell, Confused.com, HSBC, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, M&G Investment, Rentokil Initial, O2, Royal Canin (Mars Group) plus many smaller businesses. Dave is editor of the templates, guides and courses in our digital marketing resource library used by our Business members to plan, manage and optimize their marketing. Free members can access our free sample templates here. Dave is also keynote speaker, trainer and consultant who is author of 5 bestselling books on digital marketing including Digital Marketing Excellence and Digital Marketing: Strategy, Implementation and Practice. In 2004 he was recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing as one of 50 marketing ‘gurus’ worldwide who have helped shape the future of marketing. My personal site, DaveChaffey.com, lists my latest Digital marketing and E-commerce books and support materials including a digital marketing glossary. Please connect on LinkedIn to receive updates or ask me a question.

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