How Did You Build Your Website?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by aarondfrancis, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,184

    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.c...012/03/drupal-usability-test-conclusions.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.
     
  2. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    OK If I decide to go with WP who would be the best choice for a host?
     
  3. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,184

    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.
     
  4. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,416

    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.
     
  5. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Posts: 1,058

    Most of the best SEO blogs are on Wordpress...
     
  6. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    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.
     
  7. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 522

    that was quick!

    way to go, cedar!
     
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,920

    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?
     
  9. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Posts: 1,058

    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.
     
  10. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,920

    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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