Joomla, much like WordPress, is free and open-source content management software (CMS) used in the development of user-friendly websites and web applications. Initially released in 2005, Joomla affords developers significant flexibility in what can be built, and our own personal experiences with the development, maintenance, and optimization of Joomla websites has led us to recommend it as the CMS of choice over WordPress on numerous occasions.
Why Develop in Joomla?
For SEO Idaho, leveraging Joomla for website development is a matter of using the right tool for the right job. We are SEO experts supported by our inhouse team of professionals and our experienced developers who understand our primary goal: ranking fantastic websites on Page 1 of Google’s Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). When we build a website, we focus on meeting the aesthetic and functional goals of the client while simultaneously optimizing technical aspects of the site for search engine optimization. While WordPress has exceptional plugins to aid novices with SEO, there are speed, bloat, and security concerns relative to the platform that push us towards recommending Joomla where more appropriate. Speed optimization and security are two of the biggest benefits of owning a website built on this incredible CMS known as “Joomla.”
Site Speed Matters
There are numerous data points that can affect your website’s ranking in Google SERPs, and site speed is a big one. At its most basic, Google strives to provide the most accurate information to users possible, as quickly as possible. Neil Patel has an excellent article on his website that lists some surprising facts and figures about site speed:
- 47% of users expect a site to load in less than 2 seconds
- A one second delay in load time can lead to a 7% drop in conversions
- If you own an e-commerce site making $100,000/day, a one second delay in web-site load time could result in $2.5 million in lost sales a year
Smaller Target, Better Security
Another distinct advantage that Joomla has over WordPress is security. As the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress is an enticing target for hackers and malicious activity. If you were going to excel at attacking one platform, you would probably want it to be the most common one with well-established security vulnerabilities. Joomla, in contrast, does not have the name-brand recognition of WordPress (smaller target), has been leveraged to create fewer sites, and has a dedicated support team (Joomla! Security Strike Team, aka JSST) for identifying and mitigating security issues. Joomla is not vulnerability-free, but it suffers substantially less exposure to risk than WordPress builds.
The State’s Best Joomla Developers: SEO Idaho
If you are looking for exceptional Joomla developers, SEO Idaho has the best and most experienced Joomla CMS development team in the state. We’ve built numerous Joomla sites for our clients and rank them consistently at the top of Google’s SERPs. Take a look at our extensive website development and SEO portfolio, and you’re bound to find a Joomla build that has the design, functionality, and optimization that you’d covet for your own site.
At SEO Idaho, we believe that Joomla provides us and our clients an exceptional platform for developing beautiful, highly functional, secure, and fast websites that aggressively compete in the search engine optimization field.