Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on this...
We're *all* (pretty much!) now publishing with WordPress... and
with us being 'marketers' we're all trying out the latest SEO plugins
and what not to give us a bump up the Google SERP'S.
You've got all these fancy frameworks e.g. Genesis, Thesis, Catylst.. etc
Some of which, in my opinion, are now being given 'negative points'
by Google because of there wide use.
To spot someone with 'SEO' advice Google just has to look for SEO
plugins and one of those recommended frameworks..
What I think will become popular over the next few months in the
'underground' SEO scene is 'static site generators'..
Yep! Taking it back to the old school!
People will use software generators to create there site offline, the
software will generate all the HTML files 'offline' so to speak, and
then with the click of a button upload any additional changes/pages.
First of all there's no code processed on the server which means pages
will load up faster.
Security issues are reduced immensely. A hacker's eyes light up
sometimes when they see an old version of WordPress installed let
alone plugins such as Tim Thumb (remember that drama!).
Moving your website is a piece of cake!
You'll always have a back up of your site (albeit on your hard drive
or in the cloud on your GDrive or DropBox).
And forget technologies... wow you don't have CURL.. it doesn't
matter.. wow you don't have the newest shiny PHP version. It doesn't
matter one bit. All you need is basic web hosting!
The site generator creates the page in clean html, it creates the
nice clean permalinks, sets up site titles, meta tags and clean links etc..
Of course, this doesn't come without a few disadvantages - to
implement the super important 'comments' features you'd need
some code that gets generated server side - perhaps there is an
opportunity for a third party solution. You could even include the
Facebook comments plugin. This part needs work!
Anyway - a bit of a brain dump above anyway - if it's given you an
ideas then great!