WordPress has been around since 2003 and is the most popular blogging software on the market. Over the last few years, WordPress has also become the content management software of choice for non-blogging websites.
Benefits of using WordPress
We know that most small business owners are always trying to find ways to get things done without having to hire someone to do it for me. You may also be quite impatient, and like instant results.
If that sounds like you then you might want to consider a Web site that will give you control over your content without the need to pay a designer to change a price, update a special, or swap some words around.
Clients who want to manage their own content are becoming more common as the Internet becomes less of a mystery. Every day, users gain knowledge – but many small business owners don’t have the time to devote to learning code and Web development applications. Building a Web site can be less of a mystery with a user-friendly software that allows the site owner to edit his or her own content.
Here are the Top 10 reasons to use WordPress and why WordPress is so popular and why you might want to consider switching to a WordPress platform for your company’s website.
We love WordPress and use it to craft exciting digital experiences
We love WordPress
We love using WordPress and building sites for our clients with this amazing platform. The community is fantastic, the developer and design talent is incredible and the sheer amount of useful sites that have been built with WordPress is astonishing. Let’s look at some of the reasons why we choose to use WordPress and why it’s so popular.
WordPress is Flexible
One of the best parts about WordPress is its flexibility – it’s easy enough to use for just about anything. That’s one of the main reasons why WordPress has grown so much in popularity and dominates the Content Management System (CMS) market share with over 60% of websites that use a CMS using WordPress. According to usage statistics, WordPress powers 23.3% of all websites.
Google Loves WordPress
Matt Cutts from Google endorses using WordPress and explains that it handles a lot of the mechanics involved in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). This is not to say that your website will immediately rank better by using WordPress, but it gives you a huge advantage immediately once you install it to be able to quickly and easily alter the important elements of your site that can influence and improve your search engine rankings.
WordPress vs. The Competition
The two major WordPress alternatives are Joomla and Drupal. The below graph shows the amount of Google searches performed on the terms “WordPress”, “Joomla” and “Drupal” to give an idea of search popularity over time. We can clearly see that WordPress dominates and is continuing to grow.