First, THE BASICS – It’s 2015, and websites have changed BIG TIME in the last ~7 years. Gone are the days of throwing up a static “billboard” website and hoping people will come and read. Websites today need to be interactive. Your content needs to allow your audience to interact (by commenting on your content, or sharing on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and others). When people get involved, they have more of a vested interest in your brand, and they are more likely to remember your site, book mark it (even better, subscribe to it), SHARE IT, and keep coming back for more!
Google loves unique content! It’s how your site can rank well. Even better, when you produce unique content you put yourself in the position of becoming the information specialist for your industry. Over time you build trust, and trust gets you clients and referrals! That’s when the cash register rings! This ain’t your daddy’s static website.
Websites today need to be built from the ground up to be easy for search engines to find, read, and index. This is the start to what makes websites rank well on the search engine results pages. Next, the site needs to look good and be easy to update and maintain. These are our criteria for building websites. This IS the WordPress Platform!
Next, for you folks wanting THE DETAILS – WordPress is revolutionizing the web. A departure from old static HTML pages, WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS), often used as a blog publishing application and is powered by PHP and MySQL.
What the heck does that mean in English? Open Source means that the guy who started WordPress developed it in such a way that it promotes access to the source materials. This enables an entire planet of computer programmers to make it better, and develop 3rd party templates and Plug-Ins. THIS is why it is the best possible choice for anyone who wants almost any type of website.
There’s a 90% chance that your existing website is “static”, that is, you write the content, and hope that people will come read it, and take some kind of action. With the advent of Blogsites like WordPress, you can write content in a Blog format and encourage the community to come and comment on your article. Now the communication is 2 way – it’s social. It’s more engaging, and dramatically increases the odds that you will get visitors to keep coming back!
WordPress’ open source nature has enabled 1000’s of programmers to build 3rd Party “plug ins” to exponentially expand WordPress capabilities. The added capabilities of the Plug-ins make WordPress infinitely customizable. Just a few common examples are, Share Widgets (help people easily share your content to make it go viral), Social Networking widgets (to encourage visitors to connect with your company), SEO plug-ins (for better optimization with the search engines), and the list goes on and on and on and on and on. I think you get the point!
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Think of your existing website as a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Think of a WordPress Blog site as a 5 scoop hot fudge sundae with bananas, chocolate, sprinkles, nuts, whip cream, and a cherry on top. Oh, and by the way – if you don’t like any of the ingredients, no worries, you don’t have to put them on – and that’s what makes WordPress so awesome!
Looking for Samples? Well – the site you are looking at right now was completely developed and designed by our staff. It integrates a ton of plug-ins, widgets, customization, Search Engine Optimization, and graphic design. This site was originally an old fashion static HTML site and has been totally revamped in PHP and MySQL for WordPress integration. We can do the same thing for you.
Need a Blog for your business? How about an entire WordPress site with a blog to boot? We can do it all for you. From simple installation, to full blown custom, to monthly maintenance – We can help.