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What's So Great About WordPress?

If you’re reading this, you are probably already aware that one of the most important things you can do for your small business is to create a website.  If you’re just starting out or looking to give your current site an overhaul you are faced with choices as to just how to build one. You can:

  • Have a professional site built for you
  • Use one of the template or sitebuilder based sites to do it yourself
  • Build a ‘blogsite’ on the WordPress framework

If you’re familiar with me at all, you know that I’m a firm believer in building a ‘blogsite’ rather than a more traditional website.  Because of my outspoken praise for WordPress, I’ve begun to get a lot of questions from people wondering  just what it is about WordPress that makes me believe it’s the best choice for small business sites.

Trying to answer those questions via the written word really hasn’t done justice to the ease of WordPress so I decided it might be time to try to answer those questions with a video.  If you’ve been wondering “What’s So Great About WordPress?”  here is your chance to get a basic idea of some of the features that sold me on it back when I was the one asking questions.

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6 Comments

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  2. Laurie Roerink on January 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Good show! Loved your video – you did a perfect job at demonstrating. I just started a blog with WordPress but it’s empty. I used the free WordPress – should I get the WordPress you install? I have a Blogger for another purpose. My husband and I are using Magellan to build our own for the business so I’ll let you know which is best! Right now, we’re being coached with a business coach so he’s teaching us to use the website builder, hours of keyword search, Meta tags, the whole thing so right now, I’m thinking, why didn’t we go with the WordPress!! LOL.



    • TMarieHilton on January 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks Laurie, I appreciate the feedback on the video. Maybe you should pass the link to this post along to your business coach. 😉 Not only is WordPress easy to use, but I think you’ll find that popular opinion about SEO is moving toward using keywords in an ‘organic’ manner, ,meaning that keywords used within your content is better than loading up on meta.
      Wordpress (and a blog on your site)is perfect for organic linking and keyword use. But it’s super easy to add those meta tags and keywords if you don’t quite trust popular opinion. Especially with a theme like Headway.
      My prediction is that business coaches are going to start recognizing WordPress soon, if they haven’t already started.



  3. Laurie Roerink on January 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Good show! Loved your video – you did a perfect job at demonstrating. I just started a blog with WordPress but it’s empty. I used the free WordPress – should I get the WordPress you install? I have a Blogger for another purpose. My husband and I are using Magellan to build our own for the business so I’ll let you know which is best! Right now, we’re being coached with a business coach so he’s teaching us to use the website builder, hours of keyword search, Meta tags, the whole thing so right now, I’m thinking, why didn’t we go with the WordPress!! LOL.



    • TMarieHilton on January 24, 2010 at 9:22 am

      Thanks Laurie, I appreciate the feedback on the video. Maybe you should pass the link to this post along to your business coach. 😉 Not only is WordPress easy to use, but I think you’ll find that popular opinion about SEO is moving toward using keywords in an ‘organic’ manner, ,meaning that keywords used within your content is better than loading up on meta.
      Wordpress (and a blog on your site)is perfect for organic linking and keyword use. But it’s super easy to add those meta tags and keywords if you don’t quite trust popular opinion. Especially with a theme like Headway.
      My prediction is that business coaches are going to start recognizing WordPress soon, if they haven’t already started.



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