If you are thinking about upgrading your website, this is a good time to do that. Take advantage of the traffic and interest people are showing in researching homes online by providing them with an excellent resource of information plus use these tools to capture new leads.
If you haven’t updated your site in years, it’s time for a change. Let me show you how I can help.
Top 6 reasons to switch to a WordPress Website.
Ease of use!
WordPress is one of the easiest websites to be able to add content and information. It’s so easy you can add to your website with an email! If you can write an email, you can update your website with fresh content. Your clients don’t like stale websites, bring new community events to your site. Search engines love fresh content and you can update the website from your phone with a picture and an email. What could be simpler?
Your wordpress website integrates and communicates with your social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. Wouldn’t it be great to post something on your website and have it post directly to your social media?? Now you can get extra exposure for your listings, your community news, your fundraiser, things you do to give back to the people you work with. It’s amazing how easy it is.
We have yet to find a more SEO friendly website platform than WordPress. You can easily add fresh content, that’s number one with search engines. User Friendly URLs are important. You can add user friendly titles, keyword rich content and you can even add metags from the admin section. WordPress works so well for Google when crawling websites for new content.
Matt Cutts, Distinguished Engineer of Google, states that “WordPress handles 80-90% of the mechanics of SEO.” So as long as you’re consistently adding great content and making your website user-friendly, then WordPress will do the rest.’
With thousands of plugins available, it’s so easy to have your site do what you need it to. You can create lead generation forms, newsletters, have people sign up to get email updates of new listings and create any kind of graphics you want to in order to present your website to the world. This is so much easier than those static websites of old. It’s also easier than many company sponsored websites, if you are stuck with your office providing you with a site, break out from the pack and have something to be proud of!
The most common reason we hear from people who don’t update or use their website is that “it’s too difficult”. For those that are on WordPress, we don’t hear that very often.
This is really no surprise though as WordPress has done an amazing job of building a very user-friendly content management system that makes adding content as easy as using a simple rich text editor. With each update that WordPress pushes out, the dashboard, editor and overall CMS all get even better.
We are here and available by phone, email, text and offer webinars as well as video tips to help you understand how to use your website. We even add your listings for you, how simple is that? Email us a flyer, we put it up.
If your website isn’t working for you, if it’s hard to change or more hard to get your designer to change it, give SMMCats a call. We work hard on your sites so you won’t have to.