For the past several years I've been building a handful of sites. All of which are leveraging wordpress implemented in the root of the domain. For example: if you went to http:/
/mydomain.com you would arrive at a wordpress blog. Then I have my own database driven application that extends off of the blog platform via links in posts, pages, and sidebar.
Based on my experience I had better results a few years ago. It was pretty easy to dominate the SERPs for my niche terms by blogging daily on revelant topics; and getting just a handful of long-respected, locationally (not sure if this is even a word) related sites. Honestly I was amazed by the power of wordpress. Keep in mind I always took steps to reduce/eliminate dup content and only posted original articles written by me.
But lately (even before Panda) it seems blogs in general are losing their favor with G. Exceptions, obviously are for extremely fresh, unique, well liked blogs with many subscribers.
I'm just wondering if my next site would be better off having my application and some static html pages with content in the root of the domain and having the wordpress implementation in a subdirectory, or even a subdomain.
Just curious if others are noticing blogs seem to be getting looked at more closely by G and maybe even being devalued by these last updates. And if my train of thought makes sense to anyone else...lol
[edited by: tedster at 9:44 pm (utc) on Apr 2, 2011]
[edit reason] display the example URL [/edit]