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    Sports Betting Site - Wordpress or Joomla or Custom CMS, What to use for best SEO?

    Planning to launch Sportsbettingguide.org.

    All suggestions welcome.
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    Hi there,

    I have been wondering the same thing for my domain -- Sportsbettingsite.org

    From what I can tell most people are using wordpress and seem to like all the plugins avail. I personally never use wordpress but may decide to use it
    for this particular site and see how it turns out. There is for sure allot for support for wordpress.

    Joomla is another option that i have used and is pretty easy to set up.

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    I would say it all depends on your budget, if you have one, or if you intend doing all the work yourself.

    I do all my own work and have found WordPress to be very versatile. There are numerous free and premium themes and plugins that you can use to get your website up and running very quickly. Search engines also seem to love WP and most of my WP sites were indexed partly within the first twenty four hours. Once your site is established and you publish posts on a regular basis some of the new posts may even be indexed within an hour.
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    Thanks GFPC,

    This was a very fast reply. Great to be a part of this community.
    Also, nice domain name there.

    I want to research to the best possible initially before launching SBG.

    Btw, what niches are you looking to work on and which are the best in Sports betting ?

    We have done Sports betting content work for some established players earlier but have always been lazy about starting our own.

    Now, we have set a target to launch it in max 3 months from now.
    Research work is on .

    Do let me know if you need to outsource content for your site in future.

    Thanks again.


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    Hi there,

    I have been wondering the same thing for my domain -- Sportsbettingsite.org

    From what I can tell most people are using wordpress and seem to like all the plugins avail. I personally never use wordpress but may decide to use it
    for this particular site and see how it turns out. There is for sure allot for support for wordpress.

    Joomla is another option that i have used and is pretty easy to set up.

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    Thanks Ixian,

    We do have our own team for development and there is a budget for it.
    Currently looking at the option of WordPress too as that would make the launch time shorter.

    I agree with your analysis about indexing.

    Thanks Again.

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    I would say it all depends on your budget, if you have one, or if you intend doing all the work yourself.

    I do all my own work and have found WordPress to be very versatile. There are numerous free and premium themes and plugins that you can use to get your website up and running very quickly. Search engines also seem to love WP and most of my WP sites were indexed partly within the first twenty four hours. Once your site is established and you publish posts on a regular basis some of the new posts may even be indexed within an hour.

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    I am a relative newbie. I know WP is the most popular option by far. I found Joomla a bit of a steep learning curve initially, but well worth it. It's great if you want to run a membership system or similar. I haven't used WP all that much but I know it has improved a lot recently.
    Interested in quality, relevant link exchanges and deals, especially with UK sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsBettingGuide View Post
    Sports Betting Site - Wordpress or Joomla or Custom CMS, What to use for best SEO?

    Planning to launch Sportsbettingguide.org.

    All suggestions welcome.
    Out of the box, none of the above mentioned systems are particularly SEO friendly.

    You should have all aspects of on-page SEO which you want to cover in your requirements documents prior to development, - then create a little table/matrix which shows which CMS offers inbuilt or plugin capability to meet your seo requirements. This should help your decide which CMS gives the most flexibility/has the plugins/hackability that you need to implement your on-site SEO.

    Personally, I used wordpress for my own sportsbetting site because I'm familiar with it, it has copious SEO plugins, and it's easy to hack. I did add a lot of custom stuff ( e.g. microformats, custom breadcrumbs and so on..) - as I am sure you will have to do also!

    best of luck with your project.
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    While I dont use wordpress for my main money site I do own a handful of WP sites because they are easy and cheap to put together. Having said that the benefit of WP is really the plugins which can give you an SEO wet dream in terms of how many optimal things you can do with it depending on what your needs and goals are. If you need some consulting and help I can offer my services/advice.

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    Thanks for the reply bonusbetting.

    Guess you are using Joomla for your portal ?

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    Thank you for your valuable opinion.
    I would surely keep in touch.

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    Yes, it's on Joomla. I don't claim to be an expert, but there are several SEF plugins and tools for Joomla which seem to work well.
    Interested in quality, relevant link exchanges and deals, especially with UK sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsBettingGuide View Post
    Sports Betting Site - Wordpress or Joomla or Custom CMS, What to use for best SEO?

    Planning to launch Sportsbettingguide.org.

    All suggestions welcome.
    Word Press is easier but Joomla gives you more scope to make a full scale site. If you are a novice I suggest word press using SEO plug-ins and link building yourself.

    Check the BetOnline Affiliate program - http://affiliates.betonline.com which is currently looking for sports betting affiliates.
    Simon Eaton - Online marketing consultancy with 20 years experience

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    It really depends what you want the site to be - if you want just articles, reviews and blog posts then I say go for wordpress, it's much simpler and it's faster.

    On the other hand if you want any kind of membership system (ranging from the simple all the way up to a facebook style social networking site) then joomla is for you. You have way more control in joomla too - such as creating widgets/modules which only display on certain pages, or even only on certain days. Joomla is quite resource hungry though...
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    Thank you Simon. Our aim would be to build a full scale site and we are in the planning phase presently.
    Also, it would be great if you can give your opinion on the domain we intend to build on Sportsbettingguide dot org.
    Initially, me and my partner were thinking of selling this domain but we feel that it might be more valuable for us if developed.

    Also, what sports do you suggest we should initially focus on promoting and what should be the strategy.

    What kind of market do you see for Cricket betting ?
    Are those players valuable and how do they convert ?

    And surely, I would keep BetOnline on our list.
    We are presently doing research and would start signing up as affiliates in some time and I would buzz you.

    Thanks again.
    Quote Originally Posted by eaton2003 View Post
    Word Press is easier but Joomla gives you more scope to make a full scale site. If you are a novice I suggest word press using SEO plug-ins and link building yourself.

    Check the BetOnline Affiliate program - http://affiliates.betonline.com which is currently looking for sports betting affiliates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldidiot View Post
    You have way more control in joomla too - such as creating widgets/modules which only display on certain pages, or even only on certain days.
    This can be done in wordpress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamblingseo View Post
    This can be done in wordpress.
    Oh ok. I've only dabbled in wordpress, so wasn't aware of it... is there a specific plug in for it?
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    http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags
    or you can use PHP.
    if you want to build a bespoke power site, you will inevitably have to roll up your sleeves and do some coding/hacking or rent a hacker

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    hi

    I want to make betting web site in Joomla CMS but I don,t know how editing beting on games works inside of joomla

    I mean I don,t know to edit game bet and how to put games result do I need module or plugin for that?

    I know that administator can edit game results and bets how how it works in joomla

    please explain to me Thanks

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    Wordpress or Joomla, stay away from a custom CMS, just don't do it, a lot of huge brands build around Joomla these days, if you know what you're doing that is probably the best one to use.

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    You won't go wrong using wordpress.

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