WordPress has many advantages over other web software

What is WordPress you ask? Check out some of the main reasons below why you should consider WP for your website.

  • The software is FREE.
  • You can make a website or a blog.
  • You create a professional website with endless functionality through plugins.
  • WP has great ecommerce plugins.
  • It is a Content Management System (CMS). Meaning you can update and manage your own content.
  • WP is scalable and can grow with your business.
  • Its user friendly and you don’t need any web design skills.
  • You don’t need to be a web designer to use WordPress.

What makes WordPress so special?

Google loves WordPress

  • WP is Google friendly!
  • 93% of Australians use Google!
  • It’s great for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Search Engine Optimisation means; making your website readable to the search engines.
  • It has in built areas that allow the website owner to add the essential elements of SEO easily and effectively.
  • WP also has many brilliant SEO plugins that makes it super easy for the website owner to add SEO to their site.
  • WP has thousands of FREE plugins. Plugins simply means functionality.
  • You can add anything to a WordPress website; such as shopping cart, booking system, event planners, members login. The possibilities are endless!
  • WordPress has thousands of FREE themes; offering the website owner versatility in the look and feel of their website at a click of a button.
  • Plugins and themes can transform your website into any type of site you want.

What is WordPress to the world?

  • WP is becoming the most popular FREE website software available in the world!

Why?

  • It’s easy to install.
  • The software is FREE and will be free forever.
  • The WordPress admin is user friendly.
  • The WordPress plugins and themes give the website owner the ability to change the look and feel of their website whenever they need too.
  • To update your content all you need to do is log into your WordPress admin; update and click a button to publish live.

What is WordPress to the Search Engines?

WordPress can really give your website a boost to get you the search results you want! Here are some reasons why WordPress can help you get your website ranked well with the search engines.

  • You can add posts in WordPress; in other words you can write lots articles about the topics in your website.
  • This is seen by the search engines as fresh content.
  • Search engines love fresh content; because it shows your website is active and busy being updated regularly.
  • Writing good articles/posts and giving away free advice and stories is the best way to attract potential visitors to your website.
  • Your posts don’t have to be very long; about 300-500 words.
  • Your posts should reflect the content of your website.
  • Posts can be funny, informative or about anything related to the content of your website.
  • WordPress has areas in the wp-admin that allows you to easily add keywords.
  • WordPress has lots of amazing FREE SEO plugins; that can guide you to optimise your website.
  • If you want to make a successful online business and rank well with Google; WordPress can help you on your way.

WordPress was first released on May 27, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg.

Check out how many people all around the world are using WordPress – WordPress Stats

Original content written by Jodi Allbon 2013

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