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Microsoft Launches WebMatrix Web Dev Tool with Built-in SEO

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Microsoft has released a new web development tool called WebMatrix, which the company says is designed to let developers of "all skill levels" create, customize, and publish websites to the Internet. 

WebMatrix brings together a Web server, a database, and programming frameworks, letting users code, test, and deploy both deploy both ASP.NET and PHP applications side by side. It also includes built-in SEO features. 

Users can run an SEO report and find how to make their sites more visible to search engines. Microsoft says the product "provides clear guidance on how to make your site better, and even offers to take you right to the file in your site you need to fix."

The tool lets users create sites using code provided through templates or using existing free open source Web apps like WordPress, Joomla, DotNetNuke or Umbraco. Microsoft says nearly 40 open source application partners are supporting WebMatrix.

WebMatrix from Microsoft for simplifying web development

"Our Web platform offers a complete ecosystem of products, partners and technologies all aimed at helping developers succeed on the Web," says S. Somasegar, SVP of the Developer Division at Microsoft. "Every day, more people are looking to build, publish and manage a website, and now, with WebMatrix, we provide developers of all skill levels with a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use solution to get their sites online."

According to the 2010 numbers from Royal Pingdom, there were 255 million websites as of December, with 21.4 million added in 2010. As of June, there were 1.97 billion Internet users worldwide.

WebMatrix is available in nine languages so far.

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  • http://www.sugarfreemedia.co.uk Jonathan

    It’s good to see that Microsoft is helping developers to create websites which adhere to SEO best practice. There are still many websites launched today that look great but are almost invisible to the search engines because of the overuse of flash and the lack of any metadata.

  • http://www.keyideasinfotech.com Keyideas

    I am a webmaster and want to know how WebMatrix will help to SEO professional for optimizing websites?

  • http://kumarumesh.blogspot.com Umesh Kumar

    I am working as Sr. SEO Expert in an IT company but not worked on Microsoft SEO tools. Can you explain how this tool will help me for optimizing websites.

    Thanks,
    Umesh Kumar
    Delhi, India

  • http://www.pozycjonowanie-torun.net Pozycjonowanie

    Yah I’ve watched Jumong also seeing Munno in QSD I remembered he is the husband of Lady Sosiono who also plays a brave character, just made me sad that she was been married when Jumong return but then in the end they ended up together…however I am more fascinated and in love with QSD…Looking at the pictures of Kim Nam Gil’s (Lee Han) as Bidam makes me think to visit Korea…if only given the chance but anyway I am just his big fan here in Philippines

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