Are you thinking of having your website re-designed? Or are you going to have a new website built? If so it is vital that your website is built correctly, not only graphically but also technically so that it works well within the search engines. LinkHelpers Phoenix Web Design Company create awesome tips from this guide below.
All of this can be done in several ways but if you want to manage your own content and images the best way is WordPress.
WordPress was originally conceived as a blogging platform but now with the coding skills of PHP and knowledge of MYSQL databases any design can be custom built onto the WordPress system which is free to download as it is an open source software package.
The beauty of having a design on the WordPress system is that it gives you the flexability of a content management system. This will allow you to add and change your content in the form of text and images. There are also a whole host of pluggins available to help with things such as booking forms, flash imagery, photo galleries and search engine optimsation packages. You can also have plugins that automatically tweet on Twitter your latest blog so everything is done at once and from one place. It really is a simple way of managing a website and with thousands on developers constantly adding new plugins there is no end to what can be achieved.
This now brings us onto how important WordPress is from an SEO (search engine optimisation) perspective. With the plugins available you can make sure your meta tags (page titles, description and keywords) are all releveant to your industry and target audience simply with the click of a button. The important bit is that because you have the option of adding content in the form of pages and blogs easily the search engines will find your website more interesting with unique content to read and so your importance to them goes up and so does your ranking.
Content really is king for good rankings on the modern internet and what WordPress does is allow you to simply add pages and integrated blogs as and when you like which in turn improves your website from the view of a search engine and user.
A WordPress website will also save you money in the long run, ok, it maybe more expensive to build compared to a static design but because you will be able to control everything that goes on you wont have to pay a web designer for updates which over the course of a year can be a good saving.
So if you are looking to have your website re-designed or built, ask the web developer/ designer about WordPress, it will be the best thing you can do for your website and your business.