I know there are many open-source programs out there to use, but in terms of SEO and Google’s algorithm for indexing…What is more preferred?
Wordress originally started off as a blogging platform but has since evolved into a CMS. I think it is the best platfrom to use if you are starting out to build a website. There are thousands of plugins (add-on features) available for free and you can turn your wordpress blog into a website if you like. There are plugins that will help to enhance your website for SEO.
In addition you can add or remove plugins and themes at a click of a button. I got my website on google page ranking 4 within two months. Moreover , blogging can be used as a good traffic building tool.
I would highly recommend you use wordpress to build your website. You will be very happy with the result. If you youn need more help or tips on this please feel free to contact me.