If you’re a small business or even an established business, your website is the cornerstone or what I like to call the hub of all marketing. It should be nimble, quick to load, and most importantly easy to use. Plus it should bring you a steady flow of new customers. That’s why you need to seriously consider WordPress to be the platform for your next website.
1.Start blogging out of the gate
If you’re using a separate site to power your blog, or worse yet don’t have one, this will help you big time. WordPress is the most powerful blogging engine on the planet. Its easy and straight forward. You can start blogging about your business and start posting some great content in a snap.
2. WordPress is constantly being updated
The best thing about WordPress is that it’s constantly being updated which means, you always have the latest and greatest. Although not entirely difficult, but certainly worth mentioning that staying on top of the updates and keeping those plugins up to date is crucial. Not to worry, if you don’t want to play around with that, we at Silentblast can certainly lend a helping hand. Our Security and Maintenance Program takes care of all of that for you so you can just worry about your business.
3. WordPress is OPEN Source
“Open source” simply means that developers are able to contribute to WordPress’ software in the form of plugins, themes and updates. How does that benefit you? The system is constantly improving and getting better, and a new addition doesn’t cost you a cent. You can reap all the benefits of these improvements without paying for them, and we think that’s awesome!
4. WordPress is SEO Friendly out of the box
SEO, or search engine optimization, refers to the idea of making your website more searchable by engines like Google and Yahoo. While mastering SEO can take some serious investment of time WordPress offers ways for business owners to optimize their site in the easiest ways possible. We certainly would encourage our SEO Service to anyone who is truly serious about SEO results, but having WordPress is a great start in the right direction.
5. WordPress is no newbie
WordPress has been around for more than 10 years now and just like most CMS systems out there, it may not be perfect, but it’s certainly proven to be one of the best out there. The engineers and developers have been working on this project for over a decade and we can certainly feel very comfortable in recommending this platform to anyone.
6. Coding for WordPress is common for most developers.
Let’s face it, lost of business owners hire web developers to build complicated sites, but truth be told, you want something that understood by many, not by just a handful. Its great to know that MANY developers know WordPress very well. So, you’re not exactly stuck with just one company or one developer. We all like to play nice in the sandbox, well most of us do. 🙂
7. Having WordPress puts you in good company.
Yes, WordPress is “every guy’s CMS.” That being said, its capabilities extend far beyond the basic ones; and some of the biggest companies in the world use WordPress to power their sites. How big is “big”? The New York Times, Mashable, TechCrunch, and Inc. (to name a few).
WordPress is great for small businesses because it has everything you need to create a visually pleasing, fully functional, scalable website, and it also offers endless possibilities if your business or budget grows down the road.