For all you SEO's what has a better outcome in regards to optimization a wordpress site or an html site and why?
Which, arguably, is where Wordpress could then come in handy - making it easy to add countless articles throughout a blog format would be huge for the content, so perhaps using a platform such as Wordpress to make this easier would be much more beneficial for SEO?I don't think there should be much difference if you know what you are doing. Wordpress or a static HTML site in the hands of someone who knows good coding practices should perform well. Really the key is good content that people want to read and a well thought-out marketing plan including back links, social media and other SEM practices. Structure matters but you can produce semantic mark-up with Wordpress.
One thing to watch out for with Wordpress is over use of plug-ins. Just use the functionality you need to make your site appealing and user friendly. Don't plug in every function you can find because you think it makes your site look clever as it will slow down page loading times and you might find that is an issue with Search Engines. Also make sure you use friendly URLs.
Hope that helps.
Yes, absolutely agree. Although you can add articles etc with a static site, Wordpress is a great tool for quickly adding and, more importantly, organising new pages.Which, arguably, is where Wordpress could then come in handy - making it easy to add countless articles throughout a blog format would be huge for the content, so perhaps using a platform such as Wordpress to make this easier would be much more beneficial for SEO?
What he said....Using wordpress is no better than a static html site however, wordpress has a load of plugins and features which will make your SEO Process more streamlined and easier. It can also make your life more difficult due to duplicate content.
Wordpress plugins I suggest;
Google XML Sitemap - Saves you updating manually
All in One SEO Pack - Allows you full control over meta tags, titles etc...
SEO Friendly Image - Auto adds alts to images
SEO Smart Links - Links keywords within your website to pages specified (Don't go overboard)
Also some code editing is required to cut down duplicate content.
Also something I have noticed with Wordpress is that any new content/pages are indexed alot quicker than normal Static HTML sites.
There is no difference, if your a beginner the word press sites may be good for seo as there are plenty of plugins etc to help you.For all you SEO's what has a better outcome in regards to optimization a wordpress site or an html site and why?
Like any other site though it is only as good as the person structuring it and the knowledge of semantics by the person adding/editing the content. I've seen some very poorly marked up Wordpress sites in my time. I see what you are driving at as Wordpress does encourage good practices but you can make a mess of it if you try.because search engines likes the structure of Wordpress sites