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Monday, October 18, 2010

The Top 7 SEO Friendly Free CMS Platforms

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Before you get started with SEO, you need web content and the foundation of most company’s web content is their website.

Unfortunately most businesses only consider SEO after their website is built which can often be a hindrance to your ranking goals. SEO should be a consideration from the first steps of an online journey – most importantly in the construction of your website.

So to help those of you starting out on your online journey, or re-evaluating your web presence, I’ve provided a list of the best SEO friendly “FREE” CMS platforms available for building business websites (rather than just blogging).

1. WordPress

WordPress is a personal favourite of mine as it’s very simple to set up and implement, but also because it has support from such a large developer community.

WordPress is a powerful yet easy to use content management system. While it was originally designed as a blogging platform, it has become a popular choice as a business website CMS.

2. Drupal

Drupal is a very popular free open source CMS framework written in PHP. It is used as a back-end system for many different types of websites, ranging from small personal blogs to large corporate and political sites.

3. Joomla

Joomla is an award-winning free open source CMS. It allows you to build highly interactive websites and online applications. It’s well documented as an easy to use system with a strong collection of extensions to enhance your web presence.

4. Frog CMS

Frog CMS simplifies content management by offering an elegant user interface, flexible templating per page, simple user management and permissions, as well as the tools necessary for file management.

5. SilverStripe

SilverStripe CMS contains a powerful PHP5-based programming framework, Sapphire. Sapphire brings immense flexibility and ease in customising your site and provides fundamentals such as security models, workflow, caching, and multiple language and subsite support.

6. Concrete5

Concrete5 is a free open source content management system written in PHP & MySQL. It’s a modern, powerful and extendable framework for building CMS add-ons and complete web applications. concrete5 features a simple-to-understand but very useful model-view-controller architecture, web helpers classes, powerful file handling, complex users and group permissions.

7. Textpattern

Textpattern is an simple content management system that is free, open source software. It has a powerful, sophisticated engine that can be tuned to suit whatever type of web site you can imagine.

Of course, there are plenty of other CMS options available – and choosing the right one will depend on you having a clear idea of your website needs.

Importantly – whichever option you choose, make sure it is a trusted solution, has extensive support and a strong community and ultimately is easy to use. And of course – make sure it gives you the features to ensure you’re on top of your SEO!

Rene LeMerle Rene is the marketing manager of - a global search engine marketing company. He also leads the marketing for - a web 2.0 style community for online and digital marketers. Rene has been in the industry since 1997 with much of that time spent helping businesses embrace the best of the internet and digital world.

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By The Top 7 SEO Friendly Free CMS Platforms | RM2 Project - October 19, 2010

joomla forever

By pipposail - October 19, 2010

Thanks for the nice info but i use WordPress in my website but the problem i did not get more visitor i don’t know why ?

By Said Abdullah - October 19, 2010

wordpress all the way.. the rest dont really come close.

By petar - October 19, 2010

I believe that WordPress is the best platform, very well optimized with the SEO Pack and it’s a very powerful tool beeing together with Twitter. In this example: it could be seened that the pages are optimized by url seo-friendly, are not duplicate content – because of the permalink, the posts are published also on Twitter and very quick indexed (a better crawling and indexing could obtain by using Adsense from Google).
I am fan of this platform because – also, it’s really easy to administrate. Beside, there are hundreds of add-ons and themes that improve the website / blog design and its functionality.
For the eccomerce, my favorite is Prestashop (very well optimized, meta tags, url seo-friendly, etc.).
Very good post, nice work!

By seo fan - October 20, 2010

Have to say wordpress, I did try Joomla but went back to wordpress because it’s so easy to use

By Susanne penfold - October 20, 2010

Yeah Wordress is the best choice because it’s so simple to managed and I like the Plugins

By cahboy - December 31, 2012

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