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Content Management Systems and Why You Need One

Some websites are small, consisting of just a couple of pages and not much more. However, depending on the type of business you are running, you might need a whole lot more. The problem with some websites is that they can grow and grow until they are difficult to manage and navigate. The more content you add, the deeper and wider your site structure becomes. New products, new reviews, new articles, new tips, new news – it all quickly adds up. Pretty soon visitors will come to your site and have a hard time finding what they need and website managers have a hard time sorting it all out. Fortunately there is a solution that can help sort it all out and make all of your pages and information easy to find.

A Content Management System (CMS) is one of the best tools available that can help you to effectively organize and structure your website content and help your pages stay current and valuable to your visitors. There are a couple of low-cost and free CMS solutions available, but if you are running a business your best bet is to hire a professional web development company to set up a custom CMS solution on your domain. Developers that are experienced in working with CMS can identify your unique needs, requirements and create a solution that will specifically identify the areas of web design and management that you need most. A well-planned and structured CMS can help keep your website looking fresh and updated, while offering easy access to archived materials and information.

Easier Management Through CMS
Once you have your very own unique CMS solution created and implemented for you by a professional web development company, you will be very surprised to find out just how easy it is to add content, update and manage all on your own – even if you don’t have a lot of website management experience. A simple web-based administrative system allows you to make new posts, add new products or services to your menu and even make edits to older posts in a method that is as easy as writing, editing and sending an email. Depending on your level of skill, you may also enjoy other options that allow you to upgrade various design elements such as logos, site colors, banners and sidebars as well as adding in plug-ins, apps and widgets to make your site even more interactive and useful to your visitors.

The Benefits of CMS
Some of the advantages of using CMS have already been mentioned, but it’s worth seeing them all included in this list of benefits:

Improved Accessibility – CMS is, by design, written in verified standards-compliant markup to create websites that are accessible by all users across all platforms, devices and disabilities.

SEO-Friendly – The structure, organization and code-level design of CMS makes it extremely search engine friendly, giving your site an instant SEO boost.
Interactivity – Built-in components make it easy to invite your users to post comments, ask questions, participate in surveys and write reviews.

Custom Design – CMS is the framework, but it allows for a complete customization of the layout and design through the use of various tools and add-ons.

Time Saver – Once you have your own unique CMS designed and installed, it is extremely user-friendly allowing businesses to make updates without having to wait for programmers to make adjustments.

Cost Cutter – When it’s time to make changes to your site design you won’t need to do a complete overhaul, just use the admin tools to change colors, logos, headers, layout and more.

Security – The structure of CMS is built around easy data storage and retrieval, allowing you to store and export data easily when needed.

Call New Bedford Internet today at 508-415-8648 and ask about our guided interactive CMS tour. We’ll get together with you on the same computer screen and explain over the phone exactly how it all works and show you what CMS can do for you!