It’s important that however you decide to build or add content to your website, you first consider the software you use. Nowadays this is normally done via a Content Management System (CMS). This is simply using Databases to add, amend and delete information (to your website).
There are a few free off the shelf Content Management Systems. The most popular are Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. Some web agencies also have their own systems that they use.
So, which one to use?
Over the last 15 years we have worked with hundreds of website and Content Management Systems. It depends on what you need your system to do but the best overall CMS out there is WordPress. We have worked with Drupal and Joomla and have found that they are lacking on the SEO front and usability.
That being said, sometimes you need a bespoke system depending on your needs.
Why Use WordPress?
WordPress itself is an extremely easy to use platform and due to its popular demand, there is a plugin for everything. Especially SEO with the mazing Yoast Plugin.
Here are a few reasons why we use WordPress for SEO:
- Title Tag Customisation & Rules
- Static SEO Friendly URL’s
- Meta Tag Editing
- Custom HTML Tags
- Anchor Text Flexibility
- Intelligent Website Structure
- Pagination Controls
- Easy 301-Redirect Functionality
- Image-Handling with Alt and Title Tags
- CSS Exceptions
- Static Caching Options – to improve page speeds
If you are about to build or re-design a website or are concerned about your CMS feel free to contact us and we’ll help.