We’ve talked a lot about our love for WordPress, but we haven’t elaborated as to why it is far better than all the typical offerings pitched to small businesses as a website solution (products from Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google, YellowPages.ca and others). It’s the tool that many of the Pros use and there are many good reasons for that. Here are five:
WordPress provides good search engine optimization (SEO) right out of the box. Google loves WordPress websites!
It is easy to update content on your website without knowing HTML. There is no need to learn a complex HTML editor tool like Dreamweaver! Do you have to pay your webmaster every time you want to make a small change to your website? Well no longer – once WordPress is set up for you, you can easily edit your pages using a simple rich text editor. If you can use Microsoft Word, you can update your website. It’s that easy.
Combine Your Website & Blog!
It can be a web site, a blog or both. Having a blog on your website not only adds additional content for your customers, it also helps to boost your search engine ranking- and it can be built right in to your website! No need to have a separate blog!
It really is free! It is called ‘Open Source’ software and it is available to anyone who wants to use it. If you need design and set up help- For less than $500, you can get a custom-designed web site and blog for what you’d pay a designer or programmer $2000-$5000 for!
Infinite design and feature customization. Because it is open source software, thousands of programmers create plugins for it every day. That means you can expand your website and blog easily by installing any plugin that suits you!