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Can anyone who "knows" give their opinion
I've read regarding good google rankings (nowadays) are essentially based upon continual, relevant content being added to the site.
Wordpress looks good but is junky/bloated and never properly optimised for speed/usability compared to what a decent hand coder can achieve, so if google puts any weight on site speed then handcoding gives u the edge! (if ur good at it)
He's under the impression that - for some reason - WordPress sites are "pre-wired" with some sort of code that google looks for/likes
WordPress is a CMS, why would a search engine consider the management of content something that should improve ranking?
(unless Google really doesn't care about the quality of organic listings).
However, it shouldn't make a damn bit of difference how the website is built as long as the page sent to the search engine contains all of the proper SEO elements in all of the right places.
What about page speed
If the html is bloated with divs nested eight deep
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 1:45 am (utc) on May 19, 2014]