The Top 5 Benefits Of WordPress
I’m going to keep this post short, sweet, and to-the-point.
Lot’s of people ask me if it’s really necessary for them to have a dedicated wordpress website, of if it’s alright if they build their website using something like Blogger or Wix.
Here’s the bottom line: If you are serious about your website, and you want to see it perform at it fullest potential then you will experience FAR better results if you set yourself up with a full-fledged wordpress website from the very beginning.
What’s The Big Deal?
The “convenient” websites like Blogger and Wix are great for people who just want to create a simple blog website that they can use to share their stuff with family and friends. Those websites are designed to be super easy to build and to flatten the learning curve.
Essentially, those platforms are intended to be used as a hobby, and not so much professionally. The benefit to using websites like Blogger, is that they make it easy for a very large group of people to get online and get their message out there to people that they already know.
Now, if you are interested in building a blog website with the intention of monetizing it, or if you are trying to attract a large audience to your website organically, then you would be very wise to set yourself up with a wordpress website right from the beginning.
5 Reasons Why WordPress is Best
1) Themes: WordPress website can take advantage of “themes”. This allows you to quickly and conveniently change the over all look of your website by simply choosing a pre-designed look. If you want to modify the look and feel of your website, all you have to do is choose and install a new theme. All of your content and creations will still be on the website, but when you pick a new theme, the look of the site will change drastically.
2) Plug-Ins: These little tools are made available to all wordpress users. A Plug-In basically gives your website special functionality when you install it into your website. Say you want to have a form where your visitors can enroll so that they are notified anytime you make a new post – no problem. Or maybe you want to install a pop-up that will allow the user to take notice of a special announcement – no problem. With plug-ins, you have a very easy way to give your website whatever special functionality you want… all without having to master any sort of special coding.
3) Updating: With WordPress, you don’t have to worry about
your website becoming out of date. Anytime a new version of the software is available, you are prompted to download the update. From there, you simply choose to install the new version, then everything happens for you automatically. This way, you are sure to always have your website running on the most current version. The internet is constantly changing, and it’s good to know that regardless of what changes occur, you’ll always have a website that is going to be running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
4) Organic Traffic: Really, this one should probably be in the #1 spot. With wordpress, you are building your website using a platform that the search engines LOVE. The fundamental idea with most websites is that you want it to be able to be discovered by people who are searching for your content. Unless your website is set up in such a way that it can be found by the search engines, then you’re kinda out of luck. WordPress is THE way to go if you want your website to be found by people who are searching for it organically. This is HUGE – and for me, this is the reason that I chose WordPress.
5) Support: WordPress has fantastic customer support. This can be a huge benefit to you, especially if you are still at a foundational level with the program. If you have an issue that requires support, you can rest assured that you will be able to get the help you need with WordPress customer service. They’re awesome at what they do. I know, because I still ask them for assistance from time to time, and I’m always amazed at how quickly they respond and how friendly they are.
Serious Blogger = WordPress
The great thing is that the answer of whether you should choose wordpress or not is really cut-and-dry. All you do is ask yourself if you are in this for a business or a hobby. If the answer is that you are building your website for a business, then you definitely need wordpress. Even if you are building your website as a hobby, I believe that you will ultimately have better results and also give a better user experience if you set yourself up with wordpress from the very beginning.
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