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Wordpress OR xhtml5 + CSS ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tiagorossi, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. tiagorossi

    tiagorossi Junior Member

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    Im using wp for all my clients sites due to easy install, configuration and content updates but some competitors are using XHTML5 and that sites are loading faster so this made me thing.
    Html5 sites got more time to configure and update contend and also you need skills to make it work, when wp make it easy and with plugins you can do wonders free of charge.
    Now im building a new type of seo business, now I develop and rank the site before and then sell the leads instead of selling the service - some clients realise they dont need us anymore after the site is rankign high.
    So, I need to know, what you guys are doing?
     
  2. dichotomy

    dichotomy Regular Member

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    I hear you but I think as long as there are derps that dont know about online shit they want someone to manage this shit for them. I mean not so disrespectufl but frankly some people know jack shit, those that know their own shit and can do their own SEO well their prolly not your market. I dunno what youre up against but there are prolly still people who dont know anythign about SEO in your hood but want to rank, find them.
     
  3. tiagorossi

    tiagorossi Junior Member

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    youre right but also you know its easy to sell a montly fee site with a done seo.
    its not better to build your own network of ranking sites and then sell this with a montly fee instead of ranking clients sites who you dont know if they will keep paying after getting results?
     
  4. tiagorossi

    tiagorossi Junior Member

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    also, the question are xhtml sites are ranking high then wp sites since they load faster, its true.
     
  5. dichotomy

    dichotomy Regular Member

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    I personally wouldnt want to put in the work first if I know I can get a client to pay me for it, so I do that instead for now. SEO changes so much too so they need someone to keep them on the level, G updates are really just opportunities to make your expertise known regardless if they hit your clients site or not, in some cases its an opportunity to boost rates depending on how you can spin the situation. I think many WP sites are bloated to fuck, you can add caching plugins and strip some shit out of them but ultimately it will never be as clean as a raw html site. But I think ti largely depends on the exact WP theme/install/host vs the xhtml site. I'd say that static HTML will have a much better chance at being faster, but for anything with size I'd want at least a crappy php template setup which will most likely be as fast as html.
     
  6. youtalkmedia

    youtalkmedia Senior Member

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    html will always load WAY faster... PHP is a very slow programming language (and wordpress runs off it) almost every design aspect is loaded from a database, so for every piece of the site, it needs to be retrieved.

    Generally the load speed of a small site will be so close, it wont matter.

    If you want something that is secure, you should use just html5 to make it, and just use php to gather user data, emails etc.

    If i make a website for someone - If its under $200 I will use WP, otherwise I go with html5 page from scratch.. Most places dont need many updates, and dont mind paying a bit for them when they are needed.
     
  7. ZestMedia

    ZestMedia Regular Member

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    I would prefer WP.
     
  8. Alfonso García

    Alfonso García Regular Member

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  9. capripio

    capripio Regular Member

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    When xhtml5 came, Is I am in the future or what? :p
     
  10. saifi2649

    saifi2649 Power Member

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    you were in deep sleep mate :p
     
  11. ngeee

    ngeee Newbie

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    If you decide to go with straight HTML/CSS , I strongly suggest you use a framework like Twitter Bootstrap or Foundation. The learning curve isn´t very steep, and will save you a lot of work (mobile/tablet versions, a lot of javascript, nive forms, etc..)