13 January 2009 15:48pm
HiCan anyone pls point me to a web CMS which will support our (mid-size international tech vendor) aspirations for a website with a degree of personalisation (eg selecting IT Manager gets different content from CIO), blogs and other new & fab content and is SEO-friendly, optimisation being one of the major objectives of the respin. Our CEO has investigated open source & found Joomla - any experiences good / bad? Thanks.
Technical Project Manager (MBA, MBCS, CITP, CEng) at Naxtech.com
13 January 2009 17:13pm
There are a lot of open-source solutions available on the internet which may or may not meet your needs. However in my view, other than cost and support, it all comes down to things like:
- degree and ability to customise the end result- familiarity with the technology and platform used- user friendliness of the system to the technical team or system administrator- business effectiveness of the system and how it fits in within the organisation
A long time ago we had to make our own decision about whether any of the available open-source solution were appropriate for our clients needs and we came to the conclusion that none of them met our needs. As a result we created our own CMS: http://www.naxtech.com/products.asp#cms I believe that It strikes an amazing balance between functionality, flexibility and custom functionality including search engine optimisation.
You may be interested to see some interesting application examples based on that CMS. SEO is not part of these examples but you will see what I mean once you see them:
I hope the above help.
Deniswww.naxtech.com - organic seo and web development
Technical Architect at Willis Group Services Ltd
13 January 2009 19:22pm
Just noticed this post and would recommend looking at the Sitecore CMS, assuming you use a decent Sitecore partner (I am sure they all are but obviously would recommend us!!) then the product can be fully accessibile and optimised for natural SEO plus have all the additional Bells and Whistles you want! Sitecore is easy to extend to support additional functionality you require now and in the future.
Sitecore is a great CMS using .Net, XHTML, XML etc using advanced features you would expect in the most expensive CMS solutions. It is used by some very large orginisations including local governements.
Anyway have a look at there site (http://www.sitecore.net/) or ask me any questions on the CMS via www.punkyduck.com
We can obviously supply a demo of the product if you require.
CEO at infotrust E-Marketing Consultancy
14 January 2009 10:43am
greetings from cologne, germany. Because all open source cms doesn't fit into our expectations, we programed our own cms.
The INS CMS
fulfills all your mentioned needs. From SEO-friendly site-structure to personalization and customization. It also has an englisch interface.Feel free to contact us. We are speaking English :)
Managing Director at Squiz.co.uk
14 January 2009 15:32pm
We've written a white paper about how our open source cms, MySource Matrix, manages SEO.
You can read it here:
Please let me know if you have any questions.
eTail Optimisation Specialist at Click Funnel Ltd
15 January 2009 15:32pm
I'd have no hesitation to recommend either Modx CMS or Drupal. Both of which will give you the customisation you need and produce great clean code for SEO and accessibility purposes.
Good luck anyway.
Andrew AllfreyConversion Metrixs
Director at AMAS Ltd - www.amas.ie
16 January 2009 11:35am
There are open source CMSs that will meet your requirements. One of the key points we emphasise to clients is to avoid being locked in to a single supplier inadvertently.
Open source or widely used (and supported by multiple vendor) closed source systems are best for t his. That's the advice we give to AMAS clients.
Director at Solid State Group
20 January 2009 17:37pm
We provide a CMS that has a load of SEO features that we have added in over a number of years.
We have also written a white paper on SEO and CMS which goes into some of the issues you will need to consider when choosing a CMS.To summarise, for those who don't want to download the white paper:
We have recently launched a MAJOR media company on this product (£75M turnover) that gets a lot of revenue from it's SEO services, so made a lot of changes to the product recently to get it perfect. I should be able to tell you which company it is within a couple of weeks.
Hope this info helps.
CEO at KODIME Ltd
13 February 2009 16:41pm
I fully recommend Joomla 1.5, which is open source, in combination with a range of free SEO modules built and maintained by the Joomla community.
It is about being futureproof also, being able to find Joomla-trained experts and other users that keep the modules in sync with the vast moving SEO challenges and methods.
We have no involvement except having suffered for years with various alternatives including commercial products for our own company and marketing sites, made the switch 1 year ago and never looked back.
Example site see www.kodime.com
PS If you are thinking about how to make sure your new site and content also works on mobile phones and similar devices (and not just the iPhone), we're the people to talk to.
Director at Indigo66 Online Marketing
16 February 2009 13:37pm
Drupal is an incredibly powerful CMS, and can be made fully SEO-friendly. I'd echo some of the other posts above - personally I don't like to lock in my clients to a specific vendor (even me!). That's why I use open source software 95% of the time.
For what it's worth, I have never really got on with Joomla. I much prefer Drupal - and there are some big names that agree with me: http://drupal.org/cases
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