Question: Is using WordPress blog better for SEO than a regular HTML site?
Answer: Ultimately, Google doesn’t really care how you create the website. It looks at the HTML output, only; so you can use anything you want. That said, you want a CMS (Content Management System) that is Google friendly, following HTML best practices such as keyword heavy TITLE tags, META DESCRIPTION tags, H1/H2 tags, etc. WordPress “out of the box” actually does NOT do this very well.
So download one of the many SEO-friendly plug in’s for WordPress (I like SEO ALL IN ONE PACK for WordPress) and be sure that you define and input your target keywords, as we teach in the course. In that sense, then WP is very SEO friendly as it allows you to add content easily and quickly without having to be very knowledgeable about HTML, and it builds very SEO-friendly indexing via tags.
If I were starting a mid-size business, today, I would try to use WordPress. It’s the best out there, even if it’s not always super user friendly.
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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