Wordpress is crazy popular, and I believe they started out as the blogging platform so it makes sense for them to claim it—even though they now have plenty of sites that do much more than just that. Personally I stay away from Wordpress for all of my development as it tends to have a lot of hidden costs (associated with hosting, management, plugins, etc.) and I don’t find it to be as user friendly for my clients to upkeep themselves.
Is Webflow a good platform for blogging?
Sure, as long as you’re paying for a CMS plan. It’s just as easy (if not easier) to add a new post and the design freedom is baked in natively without the need to rely on something like Divi or Elementor.
Why is everyone saying “Wordpress” for blogging? Is it because Wordpress is used widely? Is it because Google favors the content from Wordpress over contents from other platforms (such as Webflow, etc)?
Like I mentioned above, it’s because Wordpress was one of the original blogging platforms. This is marketing though, think of this as their brand tagline. It makes people feel like they can only really blog on their platform over the near-endless alternatives available.
Google is pretty tight-lipped on how to best achieve good organic ranking, however just like any other search engine they rely on the website following good SEO practices. This includes proper site structure, relevant content, site speed, back links, etc. Any site on any platform that follows the guidelines will rank well, however keep in mind that certain industries may be more competitive and harder to break into than others. That’s why it’s recommended that you carve out a niche instead of trying to reinvent the wheel.
Or is it like “The platform is not important as long as you make good content for your blog and Google will rank you anyways” kind of situation?
Bingo. That said, some platforms just plain perform better than others due to how their sites are packaged/delivered which is entirely out of your control. Thankfully this is something that I find Webflow excels at over other SaaS website platforms.
Does Wordpress offer some kind of “SEO tool” that is better than what we have on Webflow that helps Wordpress rank higher than Webflow sites?
Out of the box I don’t believe there is anything different between the two, however most Wordpress sites I’ve had to work with have a plugin called Yoast that offers some hand-holding tools to help with ensuring you’ve got all your bases covered. That said, Webflow should provide all you need to take care of the things that matter most when it comes to SEO.
Hope that helps give you some insight, feel free to ask any other questions you may have.