Question: Can you comment about WordPress sites? Any disadvantages or advantages?
Answer: The advantages to WordPress sites are clear: Ease of use. It’s a fantastic, quick platform for blogging and even creating websites. But, it isn’t SEO friendly. There are a few SEO plugins but they are not perfect. If you like WordPress, you can get it 80% of the way there in terms of generating SEO-friendly tags. But to reach that extra 20% you will have to hand code your HTML.
If SEO is baking a cake, then WordPress is an excellent high quality cake mix. It does the heavy lifting for you, but isn’t perfect. Doing it from scratch is better, but more time consuming. Both ways of making a cake work, and both have value.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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