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By: Jennifer Devitt on September 17th, 2013

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Why Having a Custom Content Management System Will Benefit Your Website

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Having a website is a wonderful thing: it affords your business infinite possibilities for marketing and sales. Too often, business' websites experience a rapid decline in quality upon creation because they remain stagnant. Nothing is being updated; no new information or products are being offered.

This can often be the case of not having a Content Management System (CMS). Information can be easy to update and keep current through a custom built CMS. Often we have companies come to us whose developers have disappeared and no longer help with site maintenance, and the company cannot perform the updates themselves due to a lack of a user-friendly CMS. The result is that nothing gets updated so the site falls farther and farther down search rankings, which means your website may never be found.

Having a CMS that is customized specifically for you, your business, and your technical ability is a must for any website. The benefits provided by being able to monitor and manipulate your website are immediately noticeable:

 

  • The system is easy to use, learn, and understand
  • Non-technical staff can maintain without issues
  • No bloated software—software is developed according to your needs
  • Scalable software is easy to upgrade if you realize additional functionality is needed
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Because a customized CMS is created from scratch, you know you are getting specifically what you need at a level that will be usable. Your developer should show you how to use the system upon completion, and from then on you can save money by performing maintenance on your website instead of hiring an expensive maintenance company. You are in complete control over your website's content and can be confident in your ability to do so.

A customized Content Management System is an important final piece in the development of your website. Are you experiencing problems with your website or are you finding yourself confused when it comes time to make changes? Let us know in the comments section below.