WordPress is popular for good reason. It’s a serious business website solution. One that powers over a quarter of the internet. There are a few good reasons why big brands like Coca Cola, NASA, Mashable, and Dave Matthews Band use WordPress.
WordPress now powers 30% of the web, according to data from web technology survey firm W3Techs.W3Techs
If you’re a business owner ready to build your dreams WordPress is a fantastic tool. When you are just starting out or need to test out your business idea a platform like Weebly can be a quick solution. However, for a long-term plan, I recommend WordPress.
WordPress is Flexible
You can do anything with WordPress site. It is precisely because WordPress is so adaptable that it perfect for growing your business. As your business grows your website can grow with you.
Whether you’re using the CMS for a small business website, personal blog or an e-commerce website. Nearly anything can be integrated with WordPress. There are plugins that allow you to accept credit card, send out newsletters, or even create an eLearning platform.
With WordPress you can create:
- Business websites
- Event calendars
- A knowledge base
- A portfolio website
- An eLearning Platform
- Job boards
You can even collect donations for your non-profit or offer appointment scheduling. As you can even offer multiple features without being locked into a hosted platform that only allows you to do one thing. Let’s say that you have a hosted online portfolio, but you decide that you want to start blogging or offer eLearning courses alongside e-books. You can do that with WordPress!
WordPress is Amazing for SEO
Popular search engines, like Google and Bing, tend to rank websites that use WordPress higher than those that don’t. This is because the CMS’ framework makes it easy for the search engines’ spiders to crawl.
WordPress automatically generates title tags and meta descriptions for all of your pages and posts. This lets search engines known about your content, and it will get you indexed and potentially moved up in the rankings.
WordPress has an Amazing Community
Because WordPress is open-source software it is always being improved and updated. Contributors from all over the world work together to keep WordPress amazing by creating new themes, theme builders, plug-ins and tutorials.
I know there’s a lot to learn as a small business owner. There is a learning curve with any website platform or tool. There is also much to learn in regards to social media marketing. However, when it comes to promoting your business online there are a few tools and resources that are worth the investment of time a money.
WordPress is one of my top picks and I love helping to get creative hard-working people set up online with it. I know it can help them succeed. Check out my WordPress website gallery and tell me if you see a design that could work well with your business. You are not limited to that design. It merely serves as a template so we can create something perfect for your specific business needs.