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    Do CMS Systems generate SEO Websites?

    Now that I'm getting some understanding on how SEO works. My next question is related to CMS packages. Are these CMS packages on the market today SEO or do I have to go behind the scenes and make them search engine optimizable? What about the opensource systems like Joomla?

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    Matt

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    It will vary from CMS to CMS. Some are SE-friendly out of the box. Some need to be modified. Some are just not going to be SE-friendly anytime soon. You will need to check with the vendor to see if they are search engine friendly. If they are, they typically use it as a selling point so it should be obvious when visiting the vendor's website.

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    Better look at the samples of sites that are created with the help of this CMS. If you are "getting some understanding on how SEO works" you will be able to see if the web site is full doodle, or the guys who were creating it DID give it all SEO power.

    If this content manager leaves some footprints (like "created with bla-bla solution") submit "created with bla-bla solution" to Google and check the real sites created with it. If they rank nicely on average keywords, this is a good chance you'll reach the same results.

    Still, even with perfect CMS you should never stop with adding more quality content and gain good link partners to your site. This is what only you can do.
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    joomla is great for SEs. i'm just building a new site in it.

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    Joomla is only good for SEO if you add additional components like Open-Sef or Sef Advance. Open-Sef is free and open source and the developers are very active on the message boards, Sef Advance isn't free. I have used Open-Sef and am very happy with it and the help I have recieved in using this component. I have no experience with Sef Advance and can't comment on it.

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    If you are looking for a SE friendly one try either Dupal or Typo3 they are both SE friendly.
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