Overview of Content Management Systems (CMS) and its Influence on SEO Efforts

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We aware that content is king in web development. Content is one of the important parts of your website because it organically improves your search engine rankings as well as drive traffic to your website if and only if the content is well written, original and focused. So in this article Seogdk explore the concept of Content Management Systems (CMS) as well as selection of proper CMS and its effect on SEO.

A CMS is a tool used to create, publish, update, discover and distribute content for your website. This type of software is usually very easy to use and it quickly becomes one of the most useful tools you will find for developing your site.

-Use of CMS in Web Development

CMS are very useful for those websites which have hundreds of pages of content to manage. If your website is small or having few pages then it depends on you to use CMS or not considering below questions:

-How much content you actually have that needs to be managed?
-How much time you have to manage it?
-How much of your budget you want to invest in managing it?

There are some content management systems which are totally free like Drupal. Drupal is one of the best free as well as open source content management systems which mean that the software is both free and can be pulled by you to meet your specific needs.

If you are interested to spend some amount of money then you can buy paid CMS software with licenses, extra features and maintenance charges. Actually price should not be the main reason you choose a CMS instead it should be based on your company need.  

-Selection of Proper CMS for Your Website or Company

If you choose CMS as a tool to managing your website content then you should take some time to consider the different options that are available to you, because like any other software, Content Management Systems (CMS) are not formed identical.

When you looking for proper CMS then first thing you to do consider that how much budget you have to purchase the system. Then you can begin considering different factors about each company that will help you narrow the field even more.

1. Check the History of the Company

In market many companies providing CMS software but it is risky especially when they are significantly different from existing companies. Choose those companies which having more experience as well as existence in this business. It is not 100% trustable but considerable to choose company.

2. Revise Workflow and Collaboration Features

You know what you required to achieve with a CMS. Whether it is plugging in content from vendors outside your company or allowing for collaboration within your company. Make sure that services you expected can meet all of your needs now as well as your company grows. Because it is difficult to migrate from one CMS to another so take your decision which applicable to long term.

3. Integrate Software with Your Company

Do you need software that you install and manage from your own machines? Also how will the CMS you select work with the technology that you already have in place? If you have to invest in additional technology to support the CMS then the actual cost of the system will be more than originally calculated.

4. Consider Elements of Personalization

Personalization reaches to more than just defining how many users will use the CMS for various jobs. It also means looking deeper into all the situations in which a different element of CMS may be required.

-How CMS Influences SEO Efforts

SEO Efforts
In early years CMS applications often published content with long and complex URLs which search engine crawlers were likely to look down on. Many website developers concern about CMS and its effect on SEOefforts but don’t worry about it because good news is that today’s CMS applications are much more SEO friendly. So CMS helpful for SEO to drive organic traffic as well as achieve well search engine rankings.

SEO is very important part of owning any kind of website. Nowadays every individual wants their website will have good rank in search engines as well as small businesses also need more and more technological assistance including SEO assistance. So, CMS companies have listened when customers demanded a management system that works well with search engines.

Let consider CMS applications you should also consider the structure with which will useful to develop your content. Because basically a CMS is developed for maintain your content in an orderly manner and it can useful to set your content strategy and your website structure.

Conclusion

From above information we conclude that content management system is beneficial to gain organic traffic as well as not affects SEO efforts. So folks send your feedback about this article via comments and emails. Till then enjoy your life.....!!!

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Author Bio
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Gangadhar Kulkarni is a Internet Marketing Professional having extensive experience in SEO and SMO. He is also founder of seogdk where he shares information about SEO, SMO, SEM, blogging and web technologies by way of articles. For more information catch him on Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | G+ | Pinterest | TSU 




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12 comments:

  1. Hi Gangadhar,

    Wow, this article really impressed me over at the Kingged community and so I wanted to check it out more.

    You covered a lot of different aspects about CMS applications, but didn’t really recommend your favorite.

    I use WordPress but also have simple HTML sites that are not needing such organization and features.

    Do you have an opinion about open source CMS platforms?

    Will check for your response tomorrow.

    You made me think with this article, thanks! :)
    Carol Amato

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    1. Thanks Carol for your feedback about this article.........!!!

      Actually nowadays Wordpress, Drupal, Blogger, Joomla and Magento are popular open source CMS Applications.

      I using Blogger for my website and love it because it owned by Google and beneficial to adopt many changes updated by search engine. In simple words it is very user friendly ease to use.

      My next favorite CMS applications is Wordpress which also having great features and user friendly applications.

      At last, thanks again for your valuable comment and have a great weekend......!!!

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  2. Hey really impressed by this article. I found it really informative.

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    1. Thank you Stephen for your feedback about this article......!!!

      Hope to see you around and have a great day ahead......!!!

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  3. CMS websites plays greater role in todays online world, you shared an really impressive article over here. keep posting this kind of valuable things.

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    1. Thanks Kieraseths for giving feedback about this article.......!!!

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  4. How would you compare the SEO features of WordPress vs Squarespace? I feel like WP is probably better, but I don't know why - and Squarespace is so much faster to use.

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    1. Hello Dawn,

      Actually wordpress is more popular and user friendly than Squarespace but according to my experience if you are a one person team or don’t have the dedicated resources to help you build, maintain or troubleshoot a website, I would recommend trying Squarespace.

      Because Squarespace = less maintenance and lower cost in the long run

      WordPress = more flexibility, but higher maintenance, higher learning curve and cost more in the long run

      Hope to see you around here.....Have a great weekend.....!!!

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  5. very interesting article, I also quite comprehensive. This article also helps me in doing my job

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  7. I am genuinely thankful to the owner of this website who has shared this fantastic piece of writing at at this place. This is really useful posting.

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  8. Content managemen is a vital point in every website. With great content, and good managemet, it will bring many visitor to your web. Sadly not everyone know this :(

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