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Old 02-17-2013, 10:57 AM
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I am not sure if wordpress is seo friendly or not. I seem to find plenty of them on the web.

I know drupal developers are very aware of google. Google engineers seem open to drupals efforts, and here is an example.

http://google-opensource.blogspot.co...nclusions.html

Drupal developers / programmers seem more interested in the science of the web and it is tough for many people not web savvy to use it. It was a hard road for me but not impossible.

D7 is a major improvement.

I am not sure google will rank a drupal site any higher just because it is drupal vs WP or joomla but with the right efforts google can understand a drupal site pretty well.

This is my experiment. I have not heard back from the developer at drupal if I am using the tool correctly or not but it seemed like a cool thing to do.

Take this URL https://www.hancockglen.com/tags/todd-hancock
Put it in this tool

http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

Then try your website.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:17 PM
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OK If I decide to go with WP who would be the best choice for a host?
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:43 PM
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What is your budget?

I would definately look for someone that will give you access to the htacess records and some root control over the file system. I do not know exactly how a WP system works.

This is the company I am with now. Service is OK. http://www.hostingmetro.com/

The 15.99 plan would be good.

I do not know much about their containers. I am still on my old plan using parallels containers.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:59 PM
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OK If I decide to go with WP who would be the best choice for a host?
Check out this thread from last month. It hits on the topic of GoDaddy and WP hosting: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=394905

One host that I forgot to mention that I've had good experiences with in the past is BlueHost.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:10 PM
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I have been told by designers to stay away from word press. They say google spiders and crawlers cannot read word press content......
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Most of the best SEO blogs are on Wordpress...
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:34 PM
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I have been told by designers to stay away from word press. They say google spiders and crawlers cannot read word press content......
From a developer (ie, programmer) standpoint, there are reasons to stay away from WP for non-blog sites, but that isn't one of them.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:02 PM
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that was quick!

way to go, cedar!
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:44 AM
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Lots of interesting reading here. The focus is on non-commerce sites, which is understandable. The discussion here is centered of service-centered offerings.

From my research, it appears that e-commerce sites bring the development to a different, more complex level. My interest is in small e-commerce (no, not related to lawn services). I've seen 3-DCart as one choice. It appears that an e-commerce site starts at the back end, that is handling the transactions, then moved forward to content of products.

Any thoughts on this?
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:57 PM
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I have no idea what your level of expertise is... But squarespace just came out with an e-commerce site builder. You might check it out if you need to use a builder.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:24 PM
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I have no idea what your level of expertise is... But squarespace just came out with an e-commerce site builder. You might check it out if you need to use a builder.
Thanks! I did check it out, and it does look like there are the functions needed. This is probably not a project now since work season is only a month away, but perhaps next Winter. Investigation and consideration of another business is underway.
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