The starting point for building any website is to look at what you would like it to do. This may lead you to – why you should choose WordPress.
There are many other great content management systems out there such as Joomla and Drupal and until the last eight years they were ahead of WordPress in terms of popularity. This was due to the fact that WordPress started as a competent CMS with a primary use for bloggers. Today it has grown into the most widely used and well respected CMS out there. The following reasons is why you should choose WordPress.
Simple to Use:
WordPress is perfect for continuously adding new content. In the world of Search Engine Optimisation content is king, making this CMS the right choice for those who want to be in control of their own site. BIllbillmedia also provide a maintenance package where we look after your site including adding the content the owner sends us. However, the option is also there to add whatever you like as you go along.
There are always improvements being made and updating the system can be done directly in WordPress with the click of a button. There is no install or uploading files to the server like in other CMS meaning the process becomes incredibly fast and leaves the site owner with no down time or risk of error. The end result is a site that is safer and runs faster.
SEO made Easy
WordPress is very SEO friendly with a drastic advantage over other CMS due to the function of very easily generating search engine friendly URL’s. For example, if you are writing a blog/news item/general information the page should have the same title as that article. With plugins such as Google XML Site Map (add to your site map automatically as you create the content) and All In One SEO (initiate Keywords and Metadata) you are giving yourself the best chance of being ranked on popular search engines such as Google. All you will have to worry about is adding rich and relevant content as you build your site.
Adding content to the site can be easily shared online via social networks encouraging people to visit your page, comment on the information and sign up. Constantly adding content can encourage repeat visitors, as an active site is more attractive than a site that put up content day one and hasn’t changed anything since. With the ability to leave comments, this means conversations and opinions can be made on the site helping you grow a legion of followers and leading to brand loyalty as customers love to be taken notice of. It is important to note that you are in complete control of discussions, approving or even removal can all be controlled by the site owner.