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The Haiku Society of America is pleased to host this ongoing column.

.Haiku: a place to share tools available to haiku writers and fellow haiku fans (like how to use Twitter, Facebook and Scribd for building community, self-publishing and marketing). The column will also feature interviews, blog spotlights and occasional multimedia presentations.

Gene Myers <poetgene@gmail.com>


2012 .haiku columns

.haiku column number 11 • 8-26-2012

by Gene Myers <poetgene@gmail.com>

Blogger vs. WordPress: A game that's fixed?

I recently changed my blog from this WordPress site <http://genemyers.wordpress.com/> to this Blogger site <http://genemyers.blogspot.com/>. The reason I did this was search engine optimization (SEO).

Even though Google claims it isn't so, every couple of years they tweak their search engine and lo and behold for some reason, it's their competitors who end up lower down in search engine results.

Google, which owns Blogger, would balk at these claims. At the last Haiku North America convention, Don Wentworth <http://lilliputreview.blogspot.com/> mentioned that he chose Blogger for his blog and Melissa Allen <http://haikuproject.wordpress.com/> and I went with WordPress.

WordPress is prettier. But I have to say, only one week with the new Blogger blog and I'm already showing up higher the search engine rankings than my WordPress blog, which I have been posting for years.

I am curious. Fellow bloggers, what has been your experience?

Is there something you would like to see in a column? Email me at <poetgene@gmail.com>.

• .haiku column number 11 • 8-26-2012 •

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