Q: You don’t recommend Wix, you like WordPress. What about Joomla? is any platform better for SEO than the others?
Answer. No I don’t recommend Wix. I have had occasion to investigate Wix for SEO, and what I have seen is that it is not at all well done in terms of search engine optimization. It has some crazy Ajax calls that may or may not be readable by Google but that does not mean that Google will reward this type of structure with good SEO performance. In addition there are all sorts of problems with how pages interrelate in the platform. So in my very humble opinion I think it’s a train wreck and I strongly do not recommend it.
As for other CMS platforms I definitely recommend WordPress. WordPress in and of itself is pretty good for SEO and WordPress has the best ecosystem of plug-ins developers programmers and other sorts of people who can help a small business succeed at Google optimization. (Example: Yoast plug-in for WordPress, which is excellent!)
As for Joomla! and Drupal they are also good like WordPress but they tend to be more difficult for the average person to use and neither has the kind of robust ecosystem that supports word press. So as is so often true in technology it’s not necessarily the best platform that when it’s the most robust platform, and in this case that is undoubtedly WordPress.
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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