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Which is the best cms out of the box for seo?
..so far I think Drupal?
sandpetra




msg:3287963
 2:26 am on Mar 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

I just wanted to get opinions about what your experiences are using the main cms for seo?

So far I am really pleased with Wordpress and Drupal. Joomla takes a bit of work and needs a host to have mod rewrite etc (I think!).

(I say Drupal but when I think about it Wordpress!)

 

bill




msg:3289302
 4:57 am on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

MovableType has been the best for me. I can use my own templates and have MT work within the format I specify.

Nick0r




msg:3290095
 7:27 pm on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

CMS Made Easy is absolutely awesome and SE friendly.

[edited by: Nick0r at 7:27 pm (utc) on Mar. 22, 2007]

gendude




msg:3291424
 9:16 pm on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)


WordPress for me. While the 1.x branch was the main branch, there was a lot of grumbling about turning it into a full-fledged formal CMS.

With the 2.0 and 2.1 releases, they basically made it a full-fledged "formal" CMS, while retaining the blog look and ease-of-use.

dragsterboy




msg:3294306
 1:15 pm on Mar 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

The hot banana is a good one but it is kind of subjective to say which one is the best out there. Everything is good if it works and helps the user.

BillyS




msg:3294939
 12:53 am on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

Joomla (yes, requires mod_rewrite) along with Joomlatwork.

bunltd




msg:3294989
 2:49 am on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

CMS Made Easy

Yes, I like this one too. Very nice.

ethnicomm




msg:3305981
 3:05 am on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I found that Joomla was relatively easy to work with. There are a number of options in terms of SEO and a large forum for support should you require it.

hexdj




msg:3311741
 5:07 pm on Apr 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I love CMS Made Simple

It really is simple, Joomla, and a whole bunch I tried, are so bloated with so many options it's overwhelming.

shri




msg:3313254
 9:08 am on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

Good SEO is in my opinion based around link based algorithms -- so well, frontpage could be a good CMS.

Out of the box .. well none of the CMS meet on-page and on-site requirements that I have including serious control on the title tags and internal anchors.

Web based software / content / community systems that work for me in terms of ranking.. why else would I use them?

1) Joomla + ASEF with Mosets
2) LinksSQL
3) Wordpress
4) PhotoPress / PhotoPress Classifieds
5) XCart and OSCommerce
6) vBulletin

As much as I appreciate Drupal I've just found it hard to setup / get configured -- not looked at it in six months or so.

foolsgold




msg:3320019
 2:49 pm on Apr 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Does anyone have any experience of 'Tridion'? Good, bad or indifferant.

JesperFJ




msg:3321127
 12:15 pm on Apr 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Instead of just long lists of CM Systems that people like, how about qualifying why they are good at SEO?

Out of the box .. well none of the CMS meet on-page and on-site requirements that I have including serious control on the title tags and internal anchors.

I believe a good CMS should at least give you:
1) Full control over Title tag
2) Full controll over Meta tags (keywords, description)
3) SEO sensefull URL's (not pageid=345)
4) Control over title and alt attributes on img and a tags.

Sitecore CMS allows this, but I have no clue whatsoever with the other CM systems mentioned here.

/Jesper

webjourneyman




msg:3327850
 8:42 pm on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

New kid on the block Silverstripe promises to be easy to use with specific reference to drupal and joomla.
I came accross it by suggestion from a SEO worker that moderates on a competing forum.
However they are very new and support might be hard to find to begin with. They might get a lot done on that front though while attending next (google sponsored) summer of code.

abbeyvet




msg:3327898
 9:29 pm on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Coranto does all of the things on the lists above. It isn't quite out of the box - takes some configuring, but can readily be configured to do anything you like any way you like.

RicoFlan




msg:3332030
 8:31 am on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

In my experience of the group Mambo, Joomla, Drupal, osCommerce and WordPress, the best of the bunch is WordPress.

The WordPress system lets me specify with a great flexibility what I want to appear in the URL. The taxonomy tools then support your site well when the spider comes crawling. The best part: it does all that right out of the box.

benevolent001




msg:3332068
 9:58 am on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

I vote for Drupal with bunch of modules added to it you can have great CMS

Some of features are

Clear urls , will give domain.com/apple etc type urls no?q=....

path auto module will automatically will assign urls as per title given by user in topic started in forum etc

eg how-drupal-works etc

You can make those pages as .html , .htm etc any extension you want in the end

nodewords

ability to addup meta tags and keywords description right at time of writing article , or otherwise it will pick itself if you dont write

category module will make directory structure
eg
fruits/apple etc automatically for you based on keywords you write

gsitemap module for submitting sitemap

hmm add something if i am missing anything

anallawalla




msg:3337810
 5:07 am on May 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

These days I use Joomla even though it is not SEO-friendly out of the box. I look at the big picture, i.e. hundreds of extensions, so for many tasks you have a choice of extensions; template clubs with a large selection of attractive designs. For SEO I use OpenSEF + Joomlatwork (Joomla SEF Patch Extended version). Since most extensions are free and install easily, it is as good as out of the box.

Frida




msg:3349579
 11:39 am on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

In my experience of the group Mambo, Joomla, Drupal, osCommerce and WordPress, the best of the bunch is WordPress.

The WordPress system lets me specify with a great flexibility what I want to appear in the URL. The taxonomy tools then support your site well when the spider comes crawling. The best part: it does all that right out of the box.

We are one here. WP is uniquely intuitive, has many features to offer, constantly updates and so on. Enough reasons to choose it out of the listed CMSs above.

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