Why is WordPress Considered to Be the Best for SEO in 2023?

By: | February 6, 2018 | Tags: , , , |

Why WordPress is the best CMS

Did you know there was a connection between the site where you publish and SEO?

I sure didn’t.

Did you know content creation websites have a name? They are called Content Management Systems (CMS).

Guest author Nirdesh Singh first told me a connection exists between publishing websites and SEO. When he offered to explain to readers why publishing on WordPress was the best CMS for publishing than any other platform, I was all for it.

Okay, of all these places you can publish

  • Wix
  • GitHub
  • WordPress
  • Quora
  • Inbound
  • Medium
  • Tumblr
  • Virily
  • Steemit
  • Blogger

just to name a few, Nirdesh is going to do a CMS comparison and tell us why WordPress is the best CMS for boosting search engine visibility?

Let’s hear it.

Why Is WordPress Considered to Be the Best CMS for SEO?

by Nirdesh Singh

There is no doubt regarding the fact that search engines are one of the leading sources of online traffic. And in order to drive that traffic towards your website, you need to focus on SEO. It’s the target of every single website owner (at least it should be) to secure any of the first few ranks on the SERP, if not the first, and that can be ensured through SEO optimization.

While there are thousands of ways to do SEO with accuracy, using the right CMS is probably one of the sure-fire ways. While business owners spend quite a lot of time doing on-page SEO, keyword research and technical SEO, researching regarding the CMS might prove to be of great help for them.

WordPress is considered to be the best CMS platform for SEO and just by using this platform, you can stay ahead of your competitors in the SEO game.

If you are thinking of investing in a CMS and not sure whether or not WordPress will be the best choice, let’s take a look at this detailed study. This will surely help you clear your doubt.

Special plugins for SEO

It’s important to make use of essential SEO plugins on your website and WordPress allows you to do the same with ease. This platform provides you with the right space to add all the on-page information like description and title. For instance, you can use Yoast SEO which is an important plugin. It not only provides you with the detailed information regarding how to improve the on-page SEO for every single content creation but also takes care of XML sitemaps and robots.txt. Moreover, you can rest assured of smooth integration with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster. Hence, with a WordPress platform, you don’t need to worry about putting in the plugins additionally.

SEO optimized themes

One of the major advantages of using the WordPress platform is that it comes equipped with a lot of additional components which definitely helps improve the search engine optimization of your website. For instance, one of the most notable components is themes. With WordPress, you can design a website of your choice without any hassle – be it a portfolio website, a business website or an online retail website – you will find a customized theme for any of your goals.  It’s crucial to use a relevant theme as this makes your site look eye-catching and professional as well as create a valuable impact on your audience.

Out of the box solutions – If you are concerned with on-page SEO, using WordPress will help you out with a lot of factors. Let’s see what are the factors –

  • Title tag & headings – The title of a page, which is usually referred to as the H1 tag, is undoubtedly one of the most important factors for on-page SEO. Moreover, all the headings that you use in a page help structure the entire page and allows Google to know about the information that your page contains. WordPress is equipped with the entire format and hence you don’t need to bother about writing the important HTML tags manually.
  • Accurate HTML mark-up – WordPress helps create pages that search engines can read easily. Moreover, it’s constantly updated with latest themes which help enjoy the advantages of HTML5.
  • Easy creation of content – It’s acknowledged by one and all that content is probably the only tool that can make your website stand apart amidst the crowd. WordPress, being a blogging platform formerly, helps create high-quality content without any difficulty.
  • SEO friendly permalink structure – WordPress is a comprehensive CMS that allows you to switch the URL structure. This ensures the links to pages and posts can contain the relevant keywords so that your visitors and search engines can easily identify what the page is about.

Utmost user-friendliness

While choosing a CMS for designing the business website, it’s important to consider the user-friendliness. If you need a professional developer to execute all the functions, it won’t be of much help. This is where WordPress turns out to be a good option as this platform is extremely user-friendly. Almost anyone can access all the features and implement the essential functions. All the features that are essential for SEO can be configured just with a few clicks. And most importantly, one doesn’t need to have a thorough coding knowledge for doing this.

Quick loading website

It’s known to all that search engine giants like Google prefer sites that don’t take too much time to load. This is especially applicable for mobile sites since the total time that is required for the site to appear on screen is considered to be an important factor to indicate the quality. With a WordPress site, it’s an advantage since these sites usually get loaded quite fast. Make sure you choose a good hosting service, a high-quality theme and also follow the best practices to speed up WordPress. As you read up on SEO, you will likely come across the significance given to site speed and performance by search engines. As a result, having your blog hosted on a reputed hosting service provider, allowing you to scale your high-traffic WordPress site seamlessly stands to add a lot of value in the long run.

Full-proof security

Keeping your online data safe is highly important for your own business. Moreover, not ensuring the same might lead to a penalty from Google as well. If your site is suspected of spamming and infecting other content with viruses, it might actually prove to be fatal for your blog or business. Although this is not within your control always, using a WordPress site is a safe option. This is because this CMS platform is very safe on its own and the security of it is constantly monitored and improved, as required. Moreover, you can also choose from several security plugins to ensure additional safety.

[Read: WordPress Security: Top 5 Tools for Stopping New & Emerging Attacks]

Community support forum

Last, but not the least, while using the WordPress platform, you will get thorough support from the forums of other WordPress users. If you ever face any kind of problem, there are many experienced people who will help you with that.

With the constantly increasing importance of search engines in terms of driving traffic to your website, SEO continues to be an extremely vital topic to think over. And for doing SEO in the best possible way, WordPress, as a CMS platform will help you the best!

Author Bio:

Nirdesh Singh has 10 years of experience in IT sector. He decided to start his own development company in 2012 and founded Zedex Info Pvt Ltd. where he is director also. Fashionbuzzer.com and wpfixs.com are inhouse products of his company. He has researched upon various business ideologies and methodologies which has enhanced his expertise and credibility in this arena.  He loves to write and share about technology, startups, and business very often related to his business. Connect with him.

Readers, please share so other content creators know why WordPress is the best CMS for SEO.

I look forward to your views in the comments section. What do you think? Do you publish anywhere else or do you agree WordPress is the best CMS?

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  1. shanjid


    Thank you so much for spending your precious time to write this valuable and informative article.This is one lengthy and worth reading post indeed. i like about you specified that WordPress Considered to Be the Best for SEO. Great presentation welldone..

  2. Ravi Dixit

    Right, WordPress is not SEO friendly but there are many SEO plugins and SEO optimized themes are available to make it SEO friendly. WordPress is the best place to publish content and very easy to optimize op-page SEO using Yoast SEO.

    • Nirdesh Singh

      Yeah Ravi, For SEO i would give 9 out of 10 to wordpress especially when we using Yoast.

    • Bishnu Mahali

      I’m using WordPress and I think it’s the best CMS to get started as a Blogger or creating a website.

      When it comes to customisation, it beats all other CMS on the internet.

  3. Freddy G, Cabrera

    Hey Janice and Nirdesh!

    I love the WordPress Platform so much! 😀 😀

    When I first started my blogging journey, I started with the free platform Blogger (blogspot). But, a few months later I learned about WordPress and totally fell in love with it. We’ve been in love with each other ever since! haha

    I like the fact that WordPress is newbie-friendly. Of course, there is a little bit of learning curve, but once you learn enough you can do so much and accomplish so much.

    I agree that the platform is also very SEO Friendly. This is because of the variety of Themes and Plugins. You can optimize your entire blog site for the search engines easily.

    I highly recommend the new bloggers to give WordPress a chance!

    Thank you for sharing this!

    Best regards! 😀

  4. Kossy

    I am seriously considering moving my blog to wordpress. But I cant get myself to choose which hosting website that is suitable for me

    • Nirdesh Singh

      Hi Kossy,

      Yeah, you should move your blog to wordpress. By hosting website means hosting server? If you asking for hosting server then i would suggest hawkhost share hosting for newbie.

  5. Robin Khokhar

    Hi Janice and Nirdesh,
    I have been using WordPress for 5 years. ANd its better than any other platform in the terms of SEO. So, thanks sharing this great post.
    Have a good week ahead.

    • Nirdesh Singh

      Thanks, Robin. In last 5 years, wordpress improved a lot as security wise as well for SEO. Overall they are getting better and better.

  6. Ryan Biddulph

    Ease of publishing is so key Nirdesh, and folks overlook this fact. Themes, plug ins, branding, monetizing; all make WP a must have platform. Best CMS by far and it ain’t even close. But the ease of writing content through WP is amazing. Inspired, really. I can write and publish a post in 30 minutes or an hour if I’m cooking. Write, edit, publish and you go to market.


  7. Smart Blogger

    I think WordPress is the best CMS. One reason is there are many plugins that are suitable for WordPress. And all my websites using WordPress.

    Thank for sharing!

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks for writing Smart Blogger. How many websites do you have? I agree WordPress has many plugins. I actually own an ebook with recommendations so I could know my choices.

      • Smart Blogger

        I don’t have a lot of websites, only about 30. And they all use WordPress.

        Thank you so much!

      • Smart Blogger

        I don’t have a lot of websites, only about 30. And they all use WordPress.

        • Nirdesh Singh

          Wow Smart Blogger, 30 is not Only. If you are getting a decent amount of traffic to each website that means a lot. I am glad that you like my post and found it interesting.

          • Smart Blogger

            I said only have 30 because in the past I had 87 website. And in my country a blogger can have thousands of websites. I really liked your post.

            Thank you so much!

  8. Mr.Bakshi

    Janice Wald! You are absolutely right! That’s why I always trust wordpress, My website is also build from wordpress. It’s easy, compatible and much SEO friendly.
    I will give 5 out of 5 stars to wordpress and 5 stars to this post.

    Thanks Janice Wald

    • Janice Wald

      What kind words! Thank you for writing and thank you for the compliment!

  9. Janice Wald

    Hi DD George,
    Thanks for commenting on our article about the connection between WordPress and SEO. I had not heard about the update. Thanks for letting me know. I look forward to it. Some readers criticized WordPress for having too many choices and not enough support.

    • DD George

      Hi Janice,
      Yes, WordPress update is bound to come within June 2018 or later. The update will Include the new editor, codenamed “Gutenberg”. At the heart of the new Gutenberg editor will be a more visual editor that treats all content as “blocks”. You can drag these blocks around to quickly arrange and format them, whether it’s a list, image gallery, paragraphs etc. Each block has its own set of options to fine tune its style. Which. is why I think, will make editing in WordPress more easier.

      From what I am reading, a lot of the readers are complementing WordPress as well. I think having too many choices is a good thing. It makes every site unique from each other. And as for support, I haven’t really tried consulting WordPress team directly, rather I turn to communities of bloggers who have had experienced everything there is to experience in WordPress. I think solutions are quickly responded in a community.

  10. James David

    It is good. But DotNetNuke is also a good platform for SEO. It is simple and secure.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi James,
      I’m sorry I haven’t heard of that platform. Thanks for writing to tell us about it.

  11. Shivam Kumar

    For an insightful and well-written article! I can’t wait for this information to be taken and added to my site! I have to say that this is a very informative post.
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