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Search Engine Optimized Content Management System
Looking for a CMS with built in customization for SEO
kennydubose




msg:4001618
 5:32 pm on Oct 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Iíd like to get input on selecting a Content Management System on which to build a website which demands SEO friendliness.

I am going to do a major overhaul of a currently active site, and if it means transferring the content over to a new CMS, then I will.

This is basically an article driven niche informational website. (If it will help, Iíll pass along the URL)

Iím on OS commerce right now, but Iím pretty sure thereís something much better. Without a doubt, maximization of SEO techniques will be my number 1 criteria for selecting a CMS.

I need a CMS that allows complete control of URL's, title tags, meta tags, and keyword tags.

Any suggestions?

 

Ove




msg:4001644
 5:54 pm on Oct 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

All that kind of stuff can you handle in os commerse, look for all kind of plugins for that cms and you will find what you are looking for.

/Ove

ergophobe




msg:4001821
 1:08 am on Oct 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

URL's, title tags, meta tags, and keyword tags

If, despite Ove's suggestion, you still want to dump OSCommerce, Wordpress and Drupal both have everything you want with plugins (and more - custom robot meta tags and things like that). I'm sure others do too.

I'm surprised you're running an article-driven informational site on OSCommerce as it's intended as a shopping cart engine.

kennydubose




msg:4001865
 2:45 am on Oct 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Ergophobe,

Regarding my use of OS Commerce: yes, you’re right, I got talked into this basically, and am now trying to find the very best platform for this type of site.

guia




msg:4001990
 8:54 am on Oct 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Wordpress CMS should follow your guidelines for the title tag, Meta description tag, keywords and file information.

travelin cat




msg:4002424
 8:19 pm on Oct 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Joomla will also do this well. There are a few plug ins that handle SEO very well. The most popular one is also free.

Also, Joomla is particularly well suited for article sites.

kennydubose




msg:4002433
 8:41 pm on Oct 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

travelin cat,

Could you expound on why Joomla over Wordpress as
related to articles...

icedowl




msg:4002601
 12:19 am on Oct 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

I need a CMS that allows complete control of URL's, title tags, meta tags, and keyword tags.

MODx does this too.

ergophobe




msg:4003434
 3:51 am on Oct 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think more do than don't. Other requirements might be more essential in terms of whittling down the list of potential CMS. Since so many are free and open source, you might try a couple and see if they seem intuitive to you.

There's going to be a big difference between the way ModX does things and the way Drupal or Joomla does things. I'm not even sure which I prefer really, but it's a very different feel.

travelin cat




msg:4003882
 5:55 pm on Oct 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

kennydubose, I can't compare the two as I am unfamiliar with Wordpress. I was just stating that Joomla is an excellent environment for publishing articles.

kennydubose




msg:4005600
 3:34 pm on Oct 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

From what I've seen in this discussion, it seems like both Wordpress and Joomla are the top CMS. It just depends on which one you are most comfortable with.

My basic concern is picking a content managements system, learning the ins and outs of it, then realizing that it does not help with Search Engine Optimization.

Is it safe to assume that by picking either Wordpress or Joomla I won't run into this problem?

ergophobe




msg:4005603
 3:48 pm on Oct 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

>>it seems like both Wordpress and Joomla are the top CMS.

I'd say they are two of the top but there are a lot of good products out there.

BradleyT




msg:4007074
 7:15 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'd say do a google search for CMS and use the one that comes up #1.

travelin cat




msg:4007087
 7:35 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Well, I'm not sure that would prove anything, especially since when I do a G search for CMS I get the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid government site for #1, a wikipedia article on CMS for #2 and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid government site again for #3.

Of course searching for "content management systems" brings up wikipedia, then drupal then joomla and no wordpress on the front page. Does that mean that drupal is better then either joomla or wordpress?

I would suggest that anyone wishing to implement a new CMS should seek out an authority forum on each one and search for terms that are important to their particular needs. This way you can see what others have already gone through in each CMS relative to what you find important.

creative craig




msg:4007165
 9:54 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have clients that run a large travel site on Wordpress MU - so far the SEO capabilities have impressed me with the various plugins they have added.

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