WordPress is a fantastic platform for web design and is in fact what we use ourselves. Not only does it provide many tools which can make web design more manageable, but it also allows us everything necessary for us to implement our customised code to create something tailor-fit for our clients.
In this blog, we will outline four reasons as to why your small business should investigate acquiring a WordPress website.
If you are in the market for getting your business online, or for giving your current site a facelift, give us a call now on 0141 429 1356.
Accessible Content Management – Start a Blog!
Theoretically, you can use any kind of website as a blog, although some are indeed more difficult than others. Without the proper infrastructure in place, it can be more trouble than its worth to sit down and add a quick blog post.
WordPress sites are so fantastic at content management that they are ideal for blog posts. No matter how technologically illiterate you think, you might be we guarantee that with some quick training provided by us you will be able to add posts effortlessly.
Business blogs have a number of benefits, such as;
- Keeping your website updated with fresh content, which is key to helping your site to rise up Google’s search result rankings.
- You can use it to promote various deals and promotions that are taking place in your business.
- Is an excellent platform that you can use to keep your customers informed of various services/products that you offer in more detail.
So if you think you will make good use of a blog, certainly consider getting started on WordPress.
WordPress Can Help with SEO
SEO takes time, knowledge, and skill to secure results in a competitive field. For example, if you are in a popular industry such as the restaurant business in a major city, it is almost certain you will not be able to hit the top without help from qualified professionals.
If this is your goal, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0141 429 1356.
However, there are many steps you can take to improve your ranking and boost you forward a few pages. You may even make it to an impactful rank if your industry is relatively uncompetitive.
WordPress provides numerous tools which can help with this, including Yoast SEO. They won’t quite make you a professional, but they will absolutely point you in the right direction!
WordPress is ‘Opensource’
Opensource is essential as it allows you to make use of third-party software such as plug-ins. These will allow you to carry out relatively complicated tasks which would typically require significant amounts of custom code easily and at a relatively low-cost.
It also means that with thousands of people all contributing to WordPress, you can expect continual updates; many of them for free.
Keep in mind that while too many cooks can spoil the broth, you have full control over which bits of software you choose to use, and which you wish to ignore!
Coding on WordPress is Standard Practice
If you hire a web developer to build your website, you need to make sure they anticipate the need for future changes. If they create a complex site that only they truly understand, then any future changes will be at best challenging and, at worst, near-impossible if they are no longer able to work on it.
WordPress is a more ‘universal’ platform and any coder or web developer worth their salt knows how to work on it. This means that whenever something comes up which requires a change to your website, or if a problem occurs which needs fixing, another developer will be able to do the work.
Get in Touch
At Soapbox Digital we appreciate that while we might build you the website when all said and done it is yours. We want to make sure that you have as much control over it as possible, regardless of whether you are or are not skilled with computers.
It is vital that you are able to add or change content whenever you need to and, although we will be willing to help, you won’t need to employ us to do so.
As a result, by far the most logical option for us when it comes to building a website is WordPress!
If you require a professional and bespoke website which allows you as much or as little control over it as you desire, give us a call now on 0141 429 1356.
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