Why You Should Use WordPress For Your Small Business Website

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system by far. It’s used by almos
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What makes WordPress so popular? Why is it the best choice for your small business? Here’s some of the most important reasons:
Cost-Effective

The best thing about WordPress is its price: nothing. There aren’t any hidden charges or fees for heavy traffic. The only costs will be for hosting your own website.

Because it’s open source, lots of great themes have been built. No other platform offers so much bang for so little buck.
Powerful Plugins

Plugins are the second major benefit of WordPress being open source. Many developers have created nifty plugins you can use for free on your WordPress website.

This plugins can do just about anything you want:

  • Index your website for search engines.
  • Capture newsletter subscriptions.
  • Add social media share buttons.
  • Help you with e-commerce.
  • Add layers of additional security.

If you want something for your website, there’s a plugin for it.
SEO Friendly

WordPress was built to be easily read by popular search engines. This doesn’t guarantee a high web page ranking, but it makes it an easier, simpler process.

Combined with the bevvy of great SEO-related plugins, it’s tough to beat WordPress for SEO.
Mobile Friendly

Mobile traffic is continuing to rapidly increase. You need to take advantage of this, but optimizing a website for mobile is tricky.

With WordPress, you don’t have to worry about it. The majority of the themes are responsive to mobile, coming optimized out of the box.
Enormous Support System

Help is easy to find for WordPress. There’s a wide variety of blogs, videos, and even conferences dedicated to it.

WordPress also has a great built-in support system: their forums. There, you can connect with thousands of other users and experts with any questions, concerns, or ideas.

If you need help building your WordPress website, give us a call today. We can help you design the perfect website, and make sure it’s optimized for search engines!

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About the Author

Though his chief ambition is to one day control the entire Internet, Jim busies himself in the meantime running our little web development and marketing agency. He's a certified super nerd who ranks coding in old, outdated languages and watching Star Trek reruns just a bit too high on his list of fun things to do.Outside of work, Jim enjoys Hockey (Tampa Bay Lighning, to be specific), more genres of music than most people realize exist, riding his Harley (he calls it "two wheel therapy") and exploring the world through travel.