Exploit WordPress for Your SEO Advantages

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Wordpress is an SEO friendly CMS. It doesn't mean that Wordpress will rank you all alone. An SEO friendly CMS means it can be optimized with less effort, in a short period of time. Compared to all other CMS, wordpress has the maximum number of free resources and it needs less technical skills to make it SEO friendly.

Let me give you some logic to support my statement.

• Wordpress enables you to put title tag and meta description without any hassle. You can use a different title for search engine, and social media. Google only shows 512 pixel or approximate 60-70 characters title on their result page. So for social media you can do it by having a free plugin named SEO plugin by Yoast.

• In wordpress Yoast SEO plugin automatically generates a sitemap for you. You can modify your sitemap if needed.

• In wordpress, a plugin like Yoast SEO plugin helps you identify how many times you have used your keywords and if you did the right use of those keywords.

• Whenever you post content on your wordpress blog it automatically ping to a list of search engine for faster indexing. By default wordpress sends all new update to pingomatic, but you can also add other services manually.

• WordPress gives you many free responsive themes matched with upcoming trends. All themes are mobile friendly. The more responsive it from mobile the more SEO advantages you will earn.

• WordPress automatically inserts dashes in the url in between words.

• Adding a breadcrumb navigation is easy in wordpress.

• Whether it's a personal blog or an ecommerce site wordpress is very easy to manipulate.

• Image optimization is very easy from wordpress dashboard by WP Smush.

Above all, you need no technical knowledge in WordPress so it's time saving. It has free resources that will help you to cut on cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    There are definitely some lies in this post.

    Wordpress is NOT an SEO friendly CMS out of the box. It NEEDS to be modified to be SEO friendly. If it was an SEO friendly CMS, nobody would need to use plugins like Yoast.

    It is written with bloated code. It is slow. It creates tons of duplicate content.

    All themes are mobile friendly. The more responsive it from mobile the more SEO advantages you will earn.
    This is totally untrue. First, not all the themes out there are mobile friendly. Second, a responsive website does not give any SEO advantages to desktop search, and despite Google's Mobilegeddon update there is very little evidence that it provides any boost on mobile search either.

    Adding a breadcrumb navigation is easy in wordpress.
    Breadcrumbs are a waste of links. They might be user friendly, but they are not SEO friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author sorinv
    Originally Posted by nahidhasan2025 View Post


    • Image optimization is very easy from wordpress dashboard by WP Smush.
    Well, in 2016 these are the image optimization plugins I would recommend instead of WP Smush:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-i...timizer-cloud/
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/shortp...age-optimiser/
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/kraken-image-optimizer/
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Originally Posted by nahidhasan2025 View Post

    Wordpress is an SEO friendly CMS.
    As MikeF pointed out, no it is not. And this comes from a guy who builds WordPress sites.

    It's pretty clear that WordPress developers have opted to leave SEO out of the WordPress core. The only sort-of SEO-ish feature in the core are friendly URLs, and those are also for visitors.

    The SEO-friendliness of a WP site depends quite a lot on the theme, and not all of them are great. I'm not sure why you even wanted to post such an obvious falsehood. If you're got no barrier of entry and there's tens of thousands of themes available it's logical to assume that quite a few of them are bad.

    WordPress themes are not easy to manipulate beyond the scope that the developer wanted. They're mini applications, and it takes considerably more effort to change the code than work with a traditional CMS template. In the latter case you may only need to know a few special tags that the CMS uses.

    Mix a badly programmed theme with a project that goes over the feature set of the theme, and you've got a scenario that should send shivers down your spine. If you approach WordPress development in this kind of casual and haphazard manner it's not "time saving" but nightmare fuel.

    Most of your "WordPress points" actually deal with Yoast SEO.

    Originally Posted by nahidhasan2025 View Post

    • In wordpress, a plugin like Yoast SEO plugin helps you identify how many times you have used your keywords and if you did the right use of those keywords.
    Yes, Yoast SEO tells you how many times you used a keyword in an article that you just wrote. I have no idea why people find this useful. No, Yoast SEO doesn't tell you if you've done a good job.

    Originally Posted by rashika View Post

    There are some things that are not true in this thread. Wordpress is NOT an SEO friendly CMS out of the box. It NEEDS to be modified to be SEO friendly. If it was an SEO friendly CMS, nobody would need to use plugins like Yoast. It is written with bloated code. It is slow. It creates tons of duplicate content.
    Someone report this clown. I've already given him/her/it the Most Stupid Spammer of the Day Award for pulling this exact same crap in another thread.
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    Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author verticalwebcare
    Thanks nahidhasan2025 you have sheared very good information. its very helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author espresso
    I am a web designer /master and do use wordpress
    However from a personal point of view I prefer designing in raw code

    From an seo point of view which is better a wordpress site or a static html site

    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by espresso View Post

      I am a web designer /master and do use wordpress
      However from a personal point of view I prefer designing in raw code

      From an seo point of view which is better a wordpress site or a static html site

      thanks
      Neither is automatically better than the other. It depends on how the site is setup.
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      • Profile picture of the author irawr
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        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Neither is automatically better than the other. It depends on how the site is setup.
        I think people forget that Wordpress creates and potentially caches (highly recommended) static pages.

        One could argue that static pages have one advantage, they don't have software that manages them that could break or automatically update and introduce unwanted problems. On the flip side, static pages are generally much harder to maintain and update.

        Side Note: If anybody is wondering if updating a page is required for SEO, no but I think google needs to see some kind of sign of life on the site. For example: BEERMILE.COM - Alcohol by Volume ranks on a ton of search terms and the page doesn't seem to have been updated in a very long time (there's actually broken images), but other sections of the site were updated last year.
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        • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
          Originally Posted by espresso View Post

          From an seo point of view which is better a wordpress site or a static html site
          Everything that directly affects SEO is in the HTML (and some XML). Thus it should be easy to conclude that no system or lack of one is automatically the best option. As I said WordPress doesn't really deal with SEO, but the HTML comes from the theme you've chosen. So on that level alone WordPress SEO may vary from piss-poor to world-class.

          Static sites can be a lot faster, and don't have the kind of security holes that a WordPress site may have. So static would win on that front.

          On the other hand a WordPress site is much easier to update, the link structures are easier to maintain, and you're able to run Analytics reports and all sorts of helper tools directly from the admin panel.
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