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CMS Or HTML/CSS - Which is better for SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by GrumpyBoy, Feb 11, 2017.

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What is better for SEO?

  1. CMS

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  2. Pure HTML/CSS

    66.7%
  1. GrumpyBoy

    GrumpyBoy Regular Member

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    Hello friends, I want to know your opinions about this -

    Which is better for SEO? CMS or HTML/CSS website?

    I searched on google and found that a website in pure HTML CSS is much better for SEO than using a CMS.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Loman Junior Member

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    I'm also interested to know.
     
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    Nonilol Elite Member

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    A CMS produces html & css as well :p
    The advantage of going with static html & css sites (and no server site stuff like PHP) is faster loading which may result in slightly better ranking, however a similar effect can be achieved by caching (eg. WP Super Cache for Wordpress) but I don't know if this is was you wanted to know?

    If your question is whether it is better to develop a website from scratch or using a CMS, developing one from scratch is ALWAYS better, as you can customize it according to your needs and you won't have unnecessary ballast.
    I personally prefer going with Content Management Systems anyway, as developing a whole website myself takes a ton of time and is not as comfortable to maintain (unless you develop a backend for it as well :D )
    The difference in ranking is pretty small, not worth the stress of making the whole website yourself.
     
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  4. marcuses

    marcuses Regular Member

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    no argument, CMS is better
     
  5. sensitiv

    sensitiv Newbie

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    In the moment you have more than 3 pages and/or you want to update it simply becomes more conveniant with a CMS.
    Also the usual structure of a CMS helps to organize things which is also helping search engines.
    I personnaly like CMS without database as speed is better, setup quicker and backup easy by FTP. http://get-simple.info/ and http://www.razorcms.co.uk/ are examples, but there are many more outside
     
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    javadth Junior Member

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    cms because it has what ever u need
     
  7. gman777

    gman777 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If we have to compare WordPress and a static HTML/CSS page, then HTML can outweigh if you know what you're doing.

    Wordpress's SILOing is not quite bright, and since you can customize HTML page the way you like, you can make a bombastic fantastic SILO. However, it's time-consuming to manage every single page, and I can't tell whether is effective or is just hype as I haven't tested it yet.
     
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    Kashif Raza Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    First of All, CMS is Also based on HTML/CSS.

    If you Are a professional, Then I prefer going for a Static HTML. It loads better means you get an edge on Speed Optimization. Second You get rid of all the useless Stuff in Your CMS or your theme offering to you. Means you have a Clean Design

    But if you are not a professional then I prefer to go to CMS, CMS are easy to handle and easy to Update. And by the help of other Useful plugins Designed by professional Developers you Can get a better SEO score.