Is joomla good for seo?

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Hi there,
I have a friend who is using joomla for 2 years and a half and traffic can't reach more that 2500/day.

Do you think that migrating to wordpress will make any sense?

Thanks!
#good #joomla #seo
  • Profile picture of the author wfcheapseo
    Yes, you should migrate to wordpress cause it's more SEO friendly then joomla.

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author 4under
      I don't completely agree...

      In most cases, you can rank a Joomla site just as well as Wordpress. If you know how to optimize pages and get links properly 1 won't perform better than the other.

      Where Wordpress has an edge though is SEO tools and speed. Most Wordpress sites are faster than Joomla and the tools available are better (in my opinion.)

      The deciding factor for me is the customers needs... I've built many sites using both platforms and there are things that Joomla can do that Wordpress has trouble with.

      I definitely wouldn't let "ranking" be the deciding factor... I've ranked both very well.
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    • Profile picture of the author HartechSoftworks
      Originally Posted by wfcheapseo View Post

      Yes, you should migrate to wordpress cause it's more SEO friendly then joomla.

      Cheers
      No this is completely wrong.

      It all depends on how your SEO plugin or module is configured, it then also boils down to the content that you have, etc, etc

      "Do not blame the system, but the implementation" - Hartech Softworks
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    • Profile picture of the author ajobjon
      Originally Posted by wfcheapseo View Post

      Yes, you should migrate to wordpress cause it's more SEO friendly then joomla.

      Cheers
      yes!! i am agree with you .@wfcheapseo
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  • Profile picture of the author ocvseo
    Originally Posted by deejayvirg View Post

    Hi there,
    I have a friend who is using joomla for 2 years and a half and traffic can't reach more that 2500/day.

    Do you think that migrating to wordpress will make any sense?

    Thanks!
    Joomla and wordpress is the same, remember wordpress comes from joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cwantwm
    SEO is CMS agnostic, html structure is provided by the theme for each CMS so any SEO benefits are generally theme dependant.
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  • Profile picture of the author kashif nazeer
    SEO mostly depends upon the the nature of the product and the site. cms like joomla only helps for an end user to add keywords and url rewriting through different plugins and modules.
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  • Profile picture of the author deejayvirg
    What does he need to increase traffic?he tried everything!Any good plugins for joomla except ijoomla seo? submitting to high pr directories could be the key?
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  • Profile picture of the author upendraets
    Yes Joomla is Good For SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author LannaW
      Joomla's urls are not search engine friendly, but you can install sh404 SEF to change all your urls search engine friendly. Yes. A Joomla site can rank as well as a WordPress site.
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      • Profile picture of the author deejayvirg
        Doing that can modify your urls,I don't think that's recommended.
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        • Profile picture of the author npapazoglou
          I think the problem is not all about which CMS to choose. It's about the knowledge you have to modify it in order to get the maximum it can provide. So please use the CMS you know better and you can "touch" its code. Read articles on the internet about CEO and then apply them on your site. Do not use modules for everything. Most times it is easy and more lightweight to use some simple code instead of use a module. A lightweight site is also good for the SEO. Google does not based its results on keywords any more... You have to take care to provide good quality of contect and give the search machine a way to understand the relevance of your content in combination with the header, the title, the alt and tile tags on images etc. I prefer to use Drupal as it has clean code and it is easy to learn and make modification as you need. It is also very good for very large and high-traffic web-sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author designerpk.com
    Hi,
    Yes joomla and WP both are good for SEO , you just know how to work SEO on-page and off-page.

    for addons, module and components you can make better.
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  • Profile picture of the author lame123
    Well, according to me, Joomla or Wordpress are not responsible for SEO benefit.. you can choose any of them, but then you need to have some great SEO working for the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author nutan s patidar
    you can perform better with joomla, if you do seo right way. if you dont know about how to do it . than you can try on wordpress. but both are best for seo . depend on the way of doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chr
    Joomla 1.7 is very SEO friendly, I feel like a lot of people here are thinking about 1.5. Both Wordpress and Joomla will have a number of SEO extensions as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author mnaresh
    I think it depends upon what kind of functionality you want ,what is your requirements .
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  • Profile picture of the author Riya24
    No , I don't Think so.Stick to Your website and optimize it properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author addison.agnote
    Yes. I believe that Joomla is good for SEO. Joomla is among the best the world has ever seen in terms of CMS. Joomla can be Search Engine friendly provided it is handled by SEO experts who know how to maximize Search Engine results for Joomla websites.
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    • Originally Posted by addison.agnote View Post

      Yes. I believe that Joomla is good for SEO. Joomla is among the best the world has ever seen in terms of CMS. Joomla can be Search Engine friendly provided it is handled by SEO experts who know how to maximize Search Engine results for Joomla websites.
      i dont think so joomla site good for seo
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  • Profile picture of the author john14317
    I get a good pagerank for my web but the basic problem of using joomla, why it's needed long time to display page? I've tried this on many browsers and of course with good internet connection.
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  • Profile picture of the author coolspot
    dont migrate to wordpress cos u may lose some or all of your page / url structure and this will give u massive prioblems. stick with what you already have and just concentrate on other seo tactics to improve traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author majurski
    Wordpress is much easy to improve SEO, then Joomla. Find the permalinks. Choose custom permalinks structure. Make it category/postname . And you are done.
    Also be sure that your .httaccses file is write ready.

    For Joomla 1.5 is just little bit difficult, but now the new Joomla 1.7 can give you more power in SEO. In easy way.

    Both CMS are cool, really depends on your needs and your knowledge.
    Good luck/
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    Now here are 10 easy, cheap ways to improve your SEO.

    1) Don't install any sample data when you set up a Joomla! site.

    When you launch your Joomla! Site, it’s very easy to forget to delete all the demo articles that come with it. That will give you pages, links and newsfeeds that are irrelevant to your topic. Delete your sample data and don't forget to empty your trash as well!

    2) Your Site Name should be your site’s name.

    There can be a temptation to cram as many keywords as possible into the "Site Name" field. It doesn't help and when users register at your site, they get an email saying "Welcome to Widgets, Buy Widgets, Cheap Widgets, Bargain Widgets!" You don't want that.

    3) Turn off your PDF links.

    When we analyze Joomla! Sites, we often find PDFs ranking higher than the original pages. Because PDF pages have no menu links, they're a dead-end. Users can't move from the PDF to the rest of your site. So turn off those links.

    4) Don't waste your site's link juice with lots of social bookmarking links.

    Lets face it, very few pages have a chance to hit the Digg home page or do well on Reddit, so only place those buttons on your best articles. Your visitors appreciate clean, uncluttered pages -- and so do search engines.

    5) Redirect the www and non-www versions of your site to the same place.

    All you need to do is add this little piece of code to your .htaccess file. Note: Replace MyDomain with your domain name and .com with your domain extension.
    ## Can be commented out if causes errors.
    Options FollowSymLinks

    # mod_rewrite in use

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^MyDomain.com$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.MyDomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^.*MyDomain.com [NC]
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.MyDomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]
    6) Turn on your cache.

    Search in Google and you'll see a size for each site. Smaller, faster sites are more popular with visitors and with Google. One easy way to make your site act small and load faster is to turn on your cache in Global Configuration.

    7) Enter a full description for all your sections and categories.

    These pages are great for organizing your site... and for improving Page Rank. If you organize your sections and categories carefully, your site becomes very easy for both people and search-engine spiders to navigate.

    8) Less is often more

    Having thousands of Joomla! pages indexed in Google isn't always a good thing, especially if those pages don't bring value. Some components, for example, can produce lots of extra pages that are completely worthless. One easy way to check if your site is putting garbage on Google is to search for site:mydomain.com. If you find pages that don't have good content, you might want to remove them.

    9) Empty your global configuration metadata.

    I'm sure you're all big fans of Joomla!, but I'm equally sure that "Joomla! - the dynamic portal engine and content management system" doesn't describe your site. Take it out.

    10) Be confident.

    Joomla! is fantastic software that allows you to easily create lots of high quality pages that are great for your SEO. If you keep a close eye on your site and take the time to learn how Joomla! works, there's no reason why you shouldn't have top-flight search engine rankings!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kush4242
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    • Profile picture of the author ajobjon
      Originally Posted by Kush4242 View Post

      Defiantly, Joomla perform better with SEO, Joomla is one of the most user-friendly CMS fro website development
      You like Joomla . but i think it's very hard to use .. personally i like WordPress very much ...
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    I personally hate joomla...Too complicated and too heavy to load.
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    I can convert your Non-Responsive website to Responsive website ... How sweet is that? :)

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    • Profile picture of the author Rollmodl
      After seeing all the misinformation here, here are a few points.
      • Joomla is just as good as Wordpress for SEO
      • Search engine friendly urls must be configured in backend global setting by checking two boxes and renaming htaccess file
      • Search engine friendly urls can be easily modified using "alias"
      • Enter article meta tags and keywords
      • To further optimize content for Joomla there are components and plugins. The most powerful is iJoomla SEO
      There is a learning curve for everything, Joomla's curve is steeper than Wordpress. "SEO friendly" alone is not going to get you traffic. It's also up to the user to do the research and find the proper and effective titles, keywords, headings and descriptions which can also be his problem. Using the points above most of my content and pages rank high in Google with a decent page rank for inner pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    You like Joomla . but i think it's very hard to use .. personally i like WordPress very much ...
    I dont think so. I have worked in wordpress and in joomla.What I personally feel is that joomla is much better than wordpress in all aspects including SEO. All my sites run in joomla not in WP!
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    • Profile picture of the author deejayvirg
      Originally Posted by leppozdrav View Post

      I dont think so. I have worked in wordpress and in joomla.What I personally feel is that joomla is much better than wordpress in all aspects including SEO. All my sites run in joomla not in WP!
      Hi,
      How's your alexa in jooomla?What about traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author annielawrence
    [QUOTE=deejayvirg;4387768]Hi there,
    I have a friend who is using joomla for 2 years and a half and traffic can't reach more that 2500/day.

    Do you think that migrating to wordpress will make any sense?

    Thanks.

    No i don't think so that Joomla is good for SEO. Joomla can only be search engine friendly if it is handled by SEO experts only. Joomla is the toughest for the search engine optimization.
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  • Profile picture of the author TanYaV
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    regards!

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