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There’s an interesting discussion on the BlogSquad’s blog about how domains are handled by TypePad vs. WordPress.

A TypePad link to Denise’s blogpost “Tom Antion Reveals The Secrets of HIS Success to The Blog Squad” is http://www.buildabetterblog.com/2008/08/tom-antion-reve.html

On a WordPress blog this would be

Now, which link has more keywords?

tom-antion-reve.html <-- this truncated post title or tom-antion-reveals-the-secrets-of-his-success-to-the-blog-squad.html <-- the full title And, btw, you can edit these links, if you wish, to get rid of extra words such as "to, and, the" etc. Another example, from my own blogsite http://www.yourezinecoach.com/2008/how-to-make-money-with-email-marketing-send-email-promotions.html is also the permalink to this blog post.

On TypePad permalinks are in the form of: http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/145459/32319900

Ask yourself this: do I want to build links to TypePad and building their Google Page Rank, or my own domain?

I don’t like dealing in absolutes, so I won’t say WP is better than TP, but in this particular area it shines.

What do you think?

By commenting on this blogpost, I accidentally discovered another weak spot in TypePad, and it has to do with displaying long links in posts. Take a look at how long URLs are displayed here, in my post, then compare the same in TypePad.

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    Jan Aug 31, 2008

    This was one of the main reasons why I moved my blogs from typepad.com to wordpress.com. I’m not sure this is the reason why my blogs now rank higher in Google searches than before, but mysteriously, they actually do.

    Correction: this display problem seems to be browser-related. It’s FireFox that’s having problems displaying long URLs in blog posts, not TypePad. This entry looks fine when I view it in Safari on the Mac, but not so good in FireFox.

    What’s your experience? Do you see the long URL mentioned in this post as complete (should end with .html) or truncated? Here it is again:


    Anirvan Jan 26, 2009

    You said “On TypePad permalinks are in the form of: http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/145459/32319900

    Obviously wrong. That’s a trackback URL, not a permalink. *Totally* different things.

    Anirvan, you’re right, I should have said “trackbacks.” Thanks for setting me straight.

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    Matt, you should check out All in One SEO Pack. This one of the most popular SEO plugins for WordPress.

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