10 Reasons to Use Wordpress

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Here are slides to Blizzard Internet Marketing’s webinar: 10 Reasons to Use Wordpress to Manage Your Website. To see the webinar in its entirety, you can find it on-demand at http://newsletter.blizzardinternet.com/webinars/

Choosing the right platform for your website can be a large and often costly decision. Wordpress is a content management system that is both user and search engine friendly, and is used by millions of new and seasoned website developers worldwide. Find out why Wordpress is recommended for a search friendly hospitality website that will convert in this webinar by Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc.

Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc
50629 Hwy 6
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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10 Reasons to Use Wordpress

  1. 1. 10 Reasons to Use WordPress<br />By Trent Blizzard, PresidentBlizzard Internet Marketing, Inc<br />www.blizzardinternet.com<br />
  2. 2. 11/4/2009<br /><ul><li>WordPress is open source which means it is available for free.
  3. 3. WordPress operates on the powerful, popular, open-source LAMP stack:
  4. 4. Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP
  5. 5. WordPress is a stable and mature product.
  6. 6. WordPress is the most popular self-hosted CMS in the world today.</li></ul>Price: Free<br />
  7. 7. 11/4/2009<br /><ul><li>Fast
  8. 8. User Management
  9. 9. Add / Update pages
  10. 10. Manage Photos
  11. 11. Video and Social Internet integrations
  12. 12. Scales to huge sizes
  13. 13. Easily Customizable by programmer
  14. 14. Design Slideshow</li></ul>Powerful<br />
  15. 15. 11/4/2009<br /><ul><li>Users can easily:</li></ul>Edit existing pages<br />Add new pages<br />Add photos<br />Training Video<br />Easy<br />
  16. 16. 11/4/2009<br /><ul><li>WordPress is dynamic and fast growing.
  17. 17. WordPress has a large development team.
  18. 18. WordPress is supported by 1000s of design firms around the world.
  19. 19. It is easier to find professionals who work in WordPress than any other similar CMS.</li></ul>Popular<br />
  20. 20. 11/4/2009<br /><ul><li>WordPress is the most SEO friendly CMS on the market today.
  21. 21. Users can easily
  22. 22. Add Titles, Descriptions, Metatags, etc.
  23. 23. Add H1 tags
  24. 24. Name URLs with keywords
  25. 25. Create sitemaps (htm and xml)
  26. 26. Control any element that matters to Google.</li></ul>SEO Friendly<br />
  27. 27. 11/4/2009<br /><ul><li>Wordpress has an army of developers creating “plugins” which are essentially “features” for your website like:
  28. 28. Event Calendars
  29. 29. Specials
  30. 30. Foreign Language Translations
  31. 31. Facebook Widgets
  32. 32. Banner Ad Managers
  33. 33. Photo Slideshow
  34. 34. Availability Calendars
  35. 35. Chat
  36. 36. Video</li></ul>Extensible<br />
  37. 37. 11/4/2009<br />WordPress was originally developed as blogging Software.<br />Adding a Blog to your website has never been easier.<br />Blog Posts, Categories, RSS feeds, Commenting, Social Internet Integrations, Tagging and Blogrolls all supported.<br />Blogging<br />
  38. 38. 11/4/2009<br /><ul><li>Many CMS operate in very closed environment… even “black boxes”.
  39. 39. Inevitability, business owners get (or feel) locked in and have to pay a price to leave.
  40. 40. WordPress is unlike Cold Fusion (.cfm), DotNet (.aspx) and other proprietary systems… it is wide open.</li></ul>Openness<br />
  41. 41. 11/4/2009<br /><ul><li>Picking a platform with a strong future is a difficult task.
  42. 42. Blizzard Internet believes WordPress will provide long-term stable platform to for website content management. </li></ul>Bright Future<br />
  43. 43. 11/4/2009<br /><ul><li>WordPress Users are perceived as more intelligent than average and garner great respect for choosing a platform that is:</li></ul>Cost Efficient<br />Powerful<br />Popular<br />Easy<br />Seo Friendly<br />Extensible<br />Open<br />Hip<br />You Look Smart<br />
  44. 44. 5/6/2009<br /><ul><li>Webinars:</li></ul>Top Online Tools Every Hotel Marketer Should Know AboutNovember 25th, 2009 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT<br />How To Prioritize Your Online Marketing StrategiesDecember 9th, 2009 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT<br />On Demand:<br />Google, Link Building, Facebook, SEO<br /><ul><li>Workshops:</li></ul>All About GoogleJanuary 12-13, Long Island<br />Learn More<br />
  45. 45. 5/6/2009<br /><ul><li>Website: www.blizzardinternet.com
  46. 46. Blog: newsletter.blizzardinternet.com
  47. 47. Email: info@blizzardinternet.com
  48. 48. Phone: 888-840-5893
  49. 49. Address: Blizzard Internet Marketing, Inc 1001 Grand Avenue Suite 203 Glenwood Springs, CO 81601</li></ul>Blizzard Internet Marketing<br />

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