Content Management System (CMS)

WordPress as a CMS for SEO

A content management system (CMS) is an online tool that is used to easily create and edit the content of your website.

For all intensive purposes there is only one CMS on the market, WordPress.   Other less user friendly systems (Drupal) … or less stable systems (Joomla) …or less sophisticated systems (All other) …or now unsupported systems (ZeppOS) exist, but WordPress is far superior today and leaps forward with each update to where no other CMS can compete.

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Plugins for SEO

The following are my recommended WordPress plugins to help with your optimization efforts:

  • WordPress SEO
    Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.
  • Redirection
    Easily manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files.
  • Broken Link Checker
    Search engines don’t want to see broken links.  This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.
  • Google XML Sitemaps
    Make it easy for search engines to find your content.  This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines better index your blog.
  • W3 Total Cache
    Speed up your site’s load time.  Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
  • Google Analytics for WordPress
    Track your statistics easily and with lots of metadata: views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and page views.

Plugins for Social

Ensure you make it easy for people to share your content!  Place social media buttons (similar to the ones on this site) to encourage social shares.

  • DiggDigg
    Make it easy for visitors to share your content!  This plugin creates a sexy share button to accompany your content.
  • Disqus Comment System
    Make it easy for visitors to leave comments!  Rather than requiring users to register on your site to leave comments (or getting bombarded by spam for not restricting it to logged users) the Disqus comments leverages the social media accounts you are most likely already signed into to make it easy to comment.