What is new with Headless CMS?

Why should you choose a headless CMS
What is new with Headless CMS?

What is a headless CMS

Traditional CMSs have been preferred in the past but their lack of flexibility and extended hassle around scaling has led them to be outdated. This has led to the popularity of the headless CMS.

A digital headless content management system helps manage the content alone and makes it accessible through API for display. As the name suggests, it splits the front-end and the back. This means that the display/ presentation of the content can take any intended form.

Benefits of headless cms

1. Cost-effective

Headless CMSs take a fraction of the cost of traditional CMSs as it allows you to manage your content by spending little on the maintenance involved. Compartmentalising the functions help you sort roles easier. Most CMSs also come with continuous updates while supporting limitless devices - all factors leading to cost saving.

2. Easy to customize

Because the back end is separate, it is easier to structure it. Unlike traditional cms, it is easy to work with. Every headless CMS comes with a well-defined API. The developments are product based and you as a client get better access through each update.

3. Flexible

As the front end is separate, this type of CMS allows you to design or employ a front end that is most suited for your business. The CMS handles all the base work i.e, the content. Publishers can add in any front end service like monetization or interactive tools without having to disturb the content structure whatsoever.

4. Easy to scale and distribute

As the front end and the back end work as separate bodies, the downtime for maintenance is minimal. One can scale their website without hindering the performance.

5. Speed

Creators can push the content across multiple platforms from the CMS. There is no need to be worried about how the content is presented, this allows a quicker content-creation to publish process.

6. Omni-channel content distribution

Creators need their content to be everywhere. You can get your content onto every screen and screenless device with ease from your headless cms. As the distribution bit is treated separately, integration and management is simplified.

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7. Security

An independent CMS, maintains a wall from the front-end, any attack that your front end is exposed to, needn’t affect your core. It keeps you safe from ddos attacks which is a definite add-on!

8. Developer first

Developers can now devote their efforts to the front-end management. There’s no need for back-end hassle or resolving any infrastructure issues. This would help prioritize the presentation of the content and reader experience.

Stable content management

With traditional cms, if you needed an upgrade or simply a change, you had to make a complete circle. Headless CMS facilitates change easily. You get to connect as many channels as you like, with your content core - the CMS. The workflow is simplified through a CMS where all writers come together to create stories on various topics under segments avoiding confusion.

Same content publish across multiple delivery platforms

Content is consumed on a variety of sources- mobile, display, conversational interfaces, apps, etc. It’s easier to keep track of diversification and expand your reach when you have a CMS that stores your content and flows into any direction you please.

Content aggregation

Having the content infrastructure set up avoids the endless cycle of copy-pasting. Having centralized content management helps organizations to streamline their distribution efforts. Getting updates added, structuring, and the addition of multimedia elements are all made simpler for editors with a headless CMS model.

Headless CMS To Optimize SEO

1. Keyword

With google acing the department of search engines, websites have gotten onto the SEO race. It is important to place your bets under the right keywords.

Having good website performance and speed will give you gold points from Google.

2. Metadata

One of the basic differences that separates headless cms from the traditional is the ability to add meta-data easily. As the CMS wouldn’t have any part in distributing the content, it allows you to edit meta-data easily, across channels.

3. Target audiences

Quality content is the most assured way to draw in your target audience. Without the good UI and easy to load pages, this is almost impossible to achieve. Providing informative and stimulating content is a high priority. Using an approachable tone when conversing with readers further enhances repurposing your content for smart discussions.


4. Consistency

Your content calendar needn’t be overflowing. However, you must have content scheduled at regular intervals. You also need uniform elements across your website, overloading visual elements can reduce the speed of some of your pages, causing a loss of traffic. Keeping a balance helps you become a relevant source of information. It also helps you climb the search engine ladder.

5. Digital ready

Smartphones, voice assistants, tablets, desktops, smartwatches, and every other device that consumers have access to, you need to be available on. It's important to be everywhere to improve your visibility.

6. Pay attention to URLs

Using keyword-rich actual words in the URL helps you gain the traffic you desire. Shorter URLs have a better shot.

7. Are you using keywords properly

Use keywords properly. The three primary elements of SEO include the title, headers, and metadata. Ensure that they’re loaded with relevant keywords.

Voice SEO is also gaining popularity in recent days. Using relevant meta tags and optimizing your site with mobiles can give you the kick start.


8. Server side rendering

Server side rendering is yet another important step. It is more efficient than client side rendering, a single mistake in your javascript can disab;e the google bot from crawling the page.

9. Social media is for scrolling

While people spend hours on social media, you don't want to waste too much time on social media engagement. Use the platform to create a buzz about your site. Target audiences with ease and direct them to your website with easy UI.

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