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White Hat SEO. Joomla Is A Way To Go.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Torque09, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Torque09

    Torque09 Junior Member

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    Well, what do you ppl think of Joomla. I've heard it's extremely easy to use and there are tons of plugins available. They are really easy to install. It seems pretty good.

    I am not sure if Joomla is friendlier then Html for the SEO purposes. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    I?m curious to know who has used Joomla and what do you think about it?
     
  2. mj10pop

    mj10pop Registered Member

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    what i know is google likes joomla sites don't know way
     
  3. ukescuba

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    i use Joomla daily for all aspects of seo and internet marketing, i even did a 2hr presentation at the search engine marketing conference for small medium business in Austin last year with the founder of Joomla and then lead developer specifically about Joomla and SEO

    to make it 100% search engine optimized you do need to tweak it and add in some additional components, notably sh404sef and using your own templates is definately another advantage

    if you have any questions in particular you know where i am

    thanks

    ukescuba
     
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    I dont used to use Wordpress before joomla. I had to say just the beasic core of joomla is not SEO optimised but there are free extensions out there that can make wordpress SEO stand far behind. Joomla is the way to go to build affiliate or any website that is truely WEB2.0 and more..
     
  5. Torque09

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    Hi ukescuba,

    Well, what is you opinion on how Google treats Joomla compare to Html. Is it much harder, in vision of White Hat SEO, to achive a top 10 in Google using Joomla then Html.

    Thanks a lot mate.
     
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    Joomla is very easy to use, I made a lot of e-store with it. Some comps are really easy, and useful. I always say to use Joomla for beginer who's looking to create a website.
     
  7. jimbot

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    Joomla is not easy to optomize....and can't be caompared for optimizing agaisnt plain old HTML.. Also, there are too many exploits available...if you use it make sure you cover your arse, and keep up to speed with developments...which is another pain in the arse...
     
  8. Torque09

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    I know how to do the right things using CSS + Html, but new to Joomla.
    Is it worse to spend some time to learn Joomla and how long do you think this might take?
     
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    Joomla is a nice CMS; I like the layout and the freedom, especially what you can do with membership sites. In some ways, it's a little nicer than wordpress for membership sites.
     
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    If you want to optimize for SEO use artio joomla sef

    and boom it gets rid of the =index.php etc
     
  11. Torque09

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    Is there any good tutorial available which could help me starting out quick?
     
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    Siteground has the basics in a series of tutorials; any help?
     
  13. freller

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    Joomla, and especially the commercial templates, have more holes than a Swiss cheese and the SEO is horrible - usually each plugin needs its own special addon to display URLs correctly.

    Yes, the finished sites are usually a thing of beauty, but you will be attacked - joomla is a hackers' favorite. And it's very commercially biased - be prepared to pay major bucks for any kind of extended functionality.

    I used to be a real joomla junkie - now it's Wordpress all the way. Easier, very much cheaper, infinitely better SEO and even the templates are now starting to catch up. I'll never go back.
     
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    raphael7 Newbie

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    This is the best video tutorrial for joomla

    cmsreport.com/content/2009/07/reviewing-barrie-norths-joomla-15-book-and-video

    you can download this from thevault (6.88 GB)

    joomla vs wordpress

    http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?p=1455053

    http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/wordpress-vs-joomla-a-handy-guide
     
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  15. ukescuba

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    at the end of the day each to their own with regards to whats best and whats not and thoughts on security, etc

    even on here on BHW there are many debates about pros and cons of many different CMS's so just hit that search button to find out more...

    @torque09 - please be sure to check your private messages

    thanks

    ukescuba
     
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  16. Torque09

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    Wow, there are so many different opinions about Joomla. I dont know which way to go. :confused:

    Would you please vote. Joomla VS Well-Known HTML:D
     
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    Joomla vs. static XHTML/CSS

    http://www.joomlaforweb.net/blog/Joomla-vs.-static-XHTML-CSS-Dreamweaver-sites.html

    http://joomlademo15.com/hints-a-tips/109-a-case-study-joomla-vs-html

    http://www.annecampbelldesign.com/services/joomla-vs-html.htm
     
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  18. Torque09

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    Hi Ukescuba. I got it. Well, why not, accepted. Will PM you later tonight. Thank a lot.
     
  19. ukescuba

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    theres no better way than to try them out yourself! :)
     
  20. Torque09

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    Thanks a lot, Raphael. I read everything through and have found some good info that everybody should have to know. If someone is not sure about Joomla or need more info on it, then read this.