Lets say you were building a website with dozens of quality articles purely to drive traffic from organic listings. Would it be better from an SEO perspective to set-up the site using HTML or would CMS be more effective?
Do CMS systems like Joomla create unnecessary code which makes them less appetising to search bots?
Or is the extra code outweighed by the advantages (easier to add content, can have RSS feeds, social networking bookmarks, pings etc.)?
Ive always felt that flat html is the safest option when SEO is paramount until now, previously a lot of CMS's would limit your ability optimize your content but im using a flexbile CMS with great succes at moment.