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Which is the best language for SEO?

nichoseo profile image Sebastian Cardozo ・1 min read

Hi! I own a digital marketing agency in Uruguay and im also the owner of a well known SEO Blog (https://nichoseo.com/). I've always made Wordpress websites but now Im curious to know...

Which is the best language for SEO purposes? I've been recommended to try Phyton but Im a rookie and I want to understand the basics first.

Hope this makes sense!

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Roland Szabó

Hey!

It's not about the programming language you write your websites in. Google won't see your source backend files, let it be Python or whatever. In the end, all web projects compile to browser-native HTML, CSS and JS files, that browsers adn search engine crawlers can read and interpret.

On-site SEO has a lot to do with writing semantic HTML markup. This involves using the most semantically correct element on every occasion. For example, using h1-h2-...-h6 elements on subheadings and obeying heading structure (e.g. an h3 can only be a directly inside an h2), or utilizing HTML5's new semantic sectioning elements, such as header, footer, article, section, main, etc.

Cheers!

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Sebastian Cardozo Author

Ok! So do you believe Wordpress is an excellent platform for such propouse Roland?

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Roland Szabó

Definitely, Sebastian. Couple of things to note here:

  • The Yoast SEO plugin can help you create SEO-compatible content. It's conveniently packed in a WP plugin that you'd otherwise need to do manually.
  • But content is not enough these days to rank in Google; your website also needs to be fast. For that, there are plugins that can help as well, although I strongly recommend having a very solid and semantic HTML markup and good CSS under your site to help with that.

Cheers!