- editing without needing to know HTML
- easy to update current events – takes a few minutes
- No uploading of files – like static HTML sites
- post-dating of articles so they can automatically “go live” in the future
- reader participation through comments
- organization of the content using tags – these are like signposts for search engines
- If you already have a site and are switching to WordPress you can retain the URL addresses
- easy addition of new functionality (because it is “open source”)
- free support by the very responsive developer and user communities
- Pinging facility – pings newsaggregators automatically
- You can add gazillions of plugins to add more functionality
- easy to integrate social media widgets – seamless with twitter, Digg etc
- Instant traffic – no waiting 3 months to see a few visitors
- So many free themes and custom themes to choose from
- Add image galleries videos very easily
What more do you want? It is one click installation if you use Hostgator.
I set up a review site last night for a product with WordPress. It is a simple 4 page site with some useful articles. Guess what this morning in my stats I saw 11 unique hits.! If I had done a static HTML site I am sure this would have taken about 2-3 weeks or more. Two keyword searches for the very specific product I was recommending. Now way HTML site can achieve this.
So if you are a small business owner and want some quick exposure online, some targeted traffic contact me and I can set up a wordpress site for a very reasonable cost. I will train you to update your site and teach you basic SEO functions.
From my experience Google love WordPress.