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Published on February 27th, 2017 | by Guest

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Why should you start a WordPress blog?

If you’ve considered starting a blog, and have asked around or done some preliminary research on how to start, you may have discovered that many people use WordPress for their blog platform. You’re probably asking yourself why starting a WordPress blog is so popular. There are actually many reasons why this is so, and this article will discuss the most popular ones.

First, Word Press is completely open source. What does that mean? Basically, it means that users can create themes and add plug-ins to fully customize both the look and functionality of your blog or website to perfectly fit your unique needs. If, for example, your blog is designed to appeal to parents of young children, there’s a theme out there that will make your blog send that message right from the get-go. If, by contrast, you want a more serious, professional tone for your blog, you can change up the theme to reflect that, too. The theme and layout you choose for your blog will have a huge impact on your visitors’ experience on your site, and will, as a result, directly impact the amount of traffic your site sees.

In addition to the huge Word Press theme selection available, users can also select from an array of plug-ins, which are like mini programs that can allow you to add things like photo galleries, comment boxes, social media links, etc.

One of the biggest plusses in favour of Word Press is that it is very easy for users to optimize the site to get noticed by the search engines. If you are looking to gain lots of traffic for your site (and let’s face it, that’s usually the goal) this is very important. With Word Press, users can truly customize how their blog will appear to search engines. In fact, WP offers some plug-ins that will actually take care of this for you. It’s important to optimize your site in a way that will catch the attention of the search engines such as Google, because otherwise you will be lost to the anonymity of the internet. If you want your site to be returned in the SERPs, (search engine results pages) you’ll have to ensure it is properly optimized. Word Press makes this easy, even for beginners.

Another major plus is that WordPress is free!  Who doesn’t love something for nothing, right? And when you think about the potential for earning from your website, an investment of nothing but time seems like a pretty good bargain indeed.

So there you have it: Some of the reasons why WordPress is such a popular blogging platform. The best way to see for yourself is to dive in and get started, though. You’ll soon see why it’s so popular.

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