When it comes to creating the perfect WordPress website or blog, there are two key things that you have to master if you want to be successful. The first of these is content. You need to have high-quality content which interests people, otherwise there won’t be any reason for people to visit your website.
The second thing that you have to master is audience engagement. If you can somehow build a little community of people who regularly comment on your posts and articles, and who are likely to share your content on social media, then you will be well on the way towards website success. With this in mind, there are a number of different comment plugins that you can add to your WordPress website. Most of these are free, and can be set up very easily. Consider the pros and cons of the following, and add at least one to your own website:
Disqus: Disqus is one of the most widely used comment plugins in the world. One of the best things about it is that it isn’t limited to WordPress. It runs on its own platform, which is a little like a social media platform, and lets people connect and engage with each other across a range of websites and blogs, especially if they have a few in common.
WordPress is the world’s most popular website builder, with over a quarter of the internet’s websites currently using it. It is simple, requires no coding or developer experience to use, and allows websites to be built with minimal costs.
However, WordPress site maintenance can take up a lot of your time, especially if you aren’t an experienced developer. Maintenance is very important to make sure that your site remains in optimal condition for search engine crawler bots, to prevent broken links from popping up too often, and to make sure that your page load speeds stay fast.
If you don’t have a lot of time to spend on maintenance, then you need to design a low maintenance site. Below are our top five tips for building a low maintenance WordPress website:
Find a decent host:
Different hosting providers work differently. In general, you should stay away from cheap ones with a poor reputation, as they can cause your website to load slowly, can lead to data loss, and can have a lot of downtime. Try and find a low maintenance hosting provider who offers instant restores, one-click backups, and other features.
Don’t use too many plugins:
Things like plugins and toolkits can stop working or work differently with different updates, which means that you should choose your plugins carefully. Only use those which are essential, and do your research before choosing which ones to use.
Some sort of online presence is extremely important in the modern world of business. Many small businesses choose to take their services partly or entirely online, and they therefore need to build themselves a website. WordPress is the world’s premier website building platform, and is used by small business owners throughout the world to create their own sites.
However, as a business owner, you will probably have limited time to spend maintaining and updating your website. It is therefore very important to make sure that you try and create a low maintenance website which isn’t going to require hours of work a week to stay up and running. Our top tips for maintaining your WordPress site efficiently include:
Limit Your Plugins:
Plugins are great. The allow you to do things which you otherwise wouldn’t be able to, they can simplify otherwise complicated actions, and they can streamline your website and make it more user friendly. However, plugins can also cause your site to run slower, and they can require regular maintenance as you update your website. Limiting your plugins to those that you really need will help reduce the amount of website maintenance you have to perform.
2019 will see the global ecommerce giant Amazon hit the quarter century mark for its birthday. With almost 40 percent of the whole ecommerce industry being the playing ground for Amazon, it is estimated that it will only grow larger and larger within the coming years.
Despite the fact that Amazon has been around for almost 25 years now, the company and the ecommerce industry in general is still quite a nascent field in the larger scheme of things. In fact, Jeff Bezzos, the CEO of Amazon still says that every day is Day 1 at Amazon.
Even with the advances in technology making the ecommerce industry boom, there is still a lot of success to be had in this industry. A lot of market opportunities await going forward. Here is a look at what ecommerce will (most probably) be like beyond 2018.
Multichannel Ecommerce Enables Buying Everywhere
Multichannel ecommerce will make buying possible anywhere in the world a lot easier. Through the decoding of all the nuances and answering the “who, what, when and why”, multichannel ecommerce industry is all about striking the fine balance between the different avenues that ecommerce companies will be exploring to market their wares. Multichannel retailing is going to allow ecommerce companies to prosper by allowing purchasing from literally anywhere.
With more and more of the world moving mobile, it only makes sense that the ecommerce industry is also going to see a big impact of it. With the prospect of Shopify moving towards proactively taking a mobile first approach and offering mobile payment options to their customers, the sales they will make are going to skyrocket.
When it comes to website development for small businesses, it is extremely important to make sure that your site and any other online content is clearly branded. Before you start building your WordPress website and online presence, you need to sit down and think about your brand, what you are trying to convey, and how you are going to do that. WordPress theme selection is one of the best ways to make sure that your website is branded how you want it to be, as different themes are able to convey different meanings.
What Is Meant By Branding?
Branding – especially in a digital sense – is about building and developing your brand so that your website visitors and customers have a clear sense of who you are and what your vision is. Branding can be done in a variety of ways, including:
Your WordPress theme selection, which can contribute to the overall impression that people get when they visit your website for the first time.
Your website design, which is very important to complement and add to your theme.
Your content and writing style, which can create subliminal messages in the mind’s of your readers, causing you and your business to appear in a certain way.
When branding your online content, it is important to remain consistent across platforms. For example, you need to make sure that you use the same logo and design scheme across both your website and your social media pages.
People throughout the world write regular blogs for a number of reasons. Some people enjoy writing, and find that a digital blog is the simplest way to share their thoughts with the world. Other people want to share the things that they are doing – such as travelling or living abroad – with their friends and family. Regardless of your aims, WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular blog and website creation platform.
Starting your first WordPress blog – and indeed, building your first simple website – can be quite difficult, especially if you have limited training and web development knowledge. However, it actually isn’t that hard to do, as this simple step by step guide will show. To create your first WordPress blog, you need to:
Find and Register a Domain Name:
First, you need to decide what you want your blog to be called. Once you have chosen a name, you need to choose and register a domain name. This is relatively simple, and can usually be done at the click of a button. Most hosting providers (more on this in a minute) allow you to choose and register your domain during the website creation process, so let’s move onto the next step.
Find a Hosting Provider:
Once you have decided on a name for your new blog, you need to find a hosting provider. What is hosting you ask? Basically, a hosting provider gives you the server space and processing power that you need to run your website. Basic hosting doesn’t need to cost more than a couple of dollars per month, but it is important to consider the following when choosing your hosting provider:
Their reputation, as a poor quality host can come with a range of problems which will make our blog suffer.
How much server space you are allocated, as less server space means that your blog will be able to cope with less visitors. If you plan on attracting a large audience, you should probably go for a premium hosting plan.
Any extras they offer. Some hosting providers offer additional features like regular website backup, website downtime monitoring or, as mentioned above, domain registration.
When it comes to the ecommerce industry, websites like Shopify have been making it awfully easy for people to start up their own businesses in the field of ecommerce. Maybe you are also thinking about starting your own ecommerce company as well. It only makes sense if you want to make money through the power of the internet. An ecommerce store makes the most sense.
The thing is that just setting yourself up an ecommerce store is not going to cut it. If you want to make some real money off of it, you need to generate some significant sales. To do that, you need to know how you can market your ecommerce store so that you can sell your wares to become successful.
We’re going to look at x ways to increase your ecommerce business sales in this post to help you foster a successful business. Let’s get started.
Paid Traffic Generation
One of the best ways to boost the sales you can make through your ecommerce business is to get some good traffic flowing to your website. How will you do that? Through paid traffic, of course. If you are thinking that getting paid traffic to your website is going to require you to spend more money than you will make from it, you would be so wrong. There have been cases where people invested in paid traffic but couldn’t break even on their investment. There is a reason for that.
If you utilize paid traffic properly and avoid newbie mistakes, you’re pretty much golden. You need to approach paid traffic by pacing yourself. Spend small amounts to test the waters before you jump in. Experiment with multiple campaigns on a small scale to see which one gives you better results. Once you’ve found your pick, tweak it to make improvements and voila. You will not only get back what you’ve invested, you will make more on top of that.