Content Management for Your Business Website

Having a website to help promote your business is an important step in creating a presence on the internet. Once you’ve made the decision to take that step, you want to figure out whether the web design you choose is static or dynamic. Today I’ll be discussing content management for a static website, and why this may be the route you want to take for your business.

 

Simply put, a static website, or “business card” website, contains information, or code, that doesn’t change. However, the site administrator can go in and update information on the website when necessary. This is a good option for most businesses, if all you’re looking for is to create a site that tells the public who you are and what you do, and you don’t need to update the site on a regular basis. There are several companies that allow you to build your own website such as Go Daddy and Network Solutions, but unless you are at least a little bit familiar with HTML coding, this can be very time consuming and frustrating.

 

You can also choose to have these internet companies build the site for you, but you may find that you aren’t getting the personalized attention and time that you need to ensure your site does everything you want it to or that you get the instructions you need to navigate your way around the administration of the site. If this is the case, you may want to find a web design company that offers a wider range of services. At Datex Media, we take the time to truly get to know our clients and what they’re specific needs are; the message they want to send and the web design that really speaks to who they are as a business and how they operate. Once the site is built, we also take the time to personally train our clients on how to work within the administration of the site.

 

One of the pluses to creating a static website is the fact that it can be built fairly quickly, giving your business a presence on the internet sooner rather than later. And unless your business needs to update your website on a daily or regular basis, a static one will cover everything you need. Once the website has been created, you can always go in and make changes to the content as needed. For example, maybe your business has added a new service and you want to make sure your internet audience is aware of it; all you, or the web design company, has to do is click on the category you want to change and then click on edit and type in whatever new information you want to be shown.

 

Now, there are about as many different ways to go about editing content as there are websites on the internet. Some people are comfortable formatting their own HTML codes and others aren’t; and it’s important for any business to know exactly what’s going into their website content, whether they choose to do it themselves, or leave it in the hands of the web design company that built it. In order to give our clients, and potential clients, the most personalized service we can, we’d like to hear from you, our readers. What administrative tools work best for you, which ones don’t you like and what would you like to see added to administrative templates? Please leave your thoughts, comments and suggestions.

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12 Responses to “Content Management for Your Business Website”

  1. Adrian Eden Says:

    The amount of detail and time you spend on each post in great to see Scott. Nice work.

  2. Danny Brown Says:

    With the rise in quality of the themes from WordPress especially (the self-hosted .org version) blogs can offer excellent CMS options for a company as well, with very cost-effective results.

    As you say, Scott, even just having a static option so you’re visible to potential customers is a start (though full-blown CMS has to be the natural choice).

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  4. Hisham Says:

    Scott .. some of my clients ask for static content websites for their biz, actually I try to make them change their minds about it, because I think in a different way, I think giving my clients a dynamic content management website is a better idea, so updating the website will be much easier for me, because almost all my clients start to send me updates they want make to their websites every 6 months, and sometimes less than that, I think the dynamic content management will won all the time.

    I just want to mention that some of my clients don’t know that I build their website using a CMS, because they don’t need it or they find it hard to deal with… so I am doing this for my work not for them :)

    Thank you for the nice post Scott, you have opened a good discussion here!

  5. Mike Says:

    Just passing by.Btw, you website have great content!

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    Making Money $150 An Hour

  6. Steve Says:

    Your article contains some valuable inputs on content management. Thanks Scott!!

  7. John Says:

    Scott, if i move on to dynamic website from a static , how much it would affect my SEO performance. Will it improve my performance? what I actually mean is, if changing my static website to dynamic alone will boost my SEO rankings?

  8. Salwa Says:

    I have been using WordPress for my clients since I first got to know about it really and its just great. It is very flexible and allows me use it in a unique or innovative way, with very cost-effective results.


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