There’s certain psychology involved in websites regarding user behavior. Apart from the fact that some people have a natural behavioral map for navigating online spaces, some of them are also strapped for time. So, really, it all boils down to their satisfaction or more specifically, their user experience or UX for short. To that end, if your website can have a better user experience, you can bet people will have more incentives to visit.[Read more…]
When most people think of a WordPress form plugin, they do so in the context of a contact form — they have built a WordPress website or blog, they’re building out the pages, and they need a form solution so they can add a contact form to the contact page. You may have even done the same thing.
But did you know that WordPress form plugins can be used for a whole bunch of things other than a contact form?[Read more…]
WordPress plugins are an essential element for any blog owner running a WordPress installation because they add plenty of great options with just a few clicks of your mouse. From SEO optimization to visitor management to monetization, plugins have so much to offer.
As 2019 kicks off, consider checking out the best WordPress plugins available and see what they might add to your blog. We’re not including the usual suspects like Jetpack and Akismet. They’re great plugins but there are plenty of lesser known ones out there that might surprise you with all the functions and features they have to offer.[Read more…]
As of January 2018, there are over 3.7 billion unique mobile users in the world. Also, mobile devices are expected to drive around 80% of global internet usage. The time spent by individuals on digital media using mobile apps is around 50%. The point that we are trying to make here is that the future which was predicted to be mobile, is finally here. Many businesses have converted their websites into apps since the mobile app usage has shown some promising trends:
- In 2016, 149.3 billion mobile apps were downloaded by consumers. This figure is expected to reach a whopping 352.9 billion by 2021. (Source)
- While mobile websites get more visitors than mobile apps, people tend to spend more time on mobile apps than on websites. (Source)
So, you finally set up the blog you’ve been talking about at every family gathering for the last 5 years. Maybe you consider yourself a WordPress-wizard, a dabbler in the dark arts of internet blogging. Even if you are just a newbie, the sense of accomplishment in running your own website can be a huge boost. However, in the age of Twitter and Facebook, you have to find a way to stand out from the crowd of blogs and e-businesses clogging up the internet. Knowing the ins and outs of your WordPress platform can give you an edge in making your site more appealing to visitors. It’s worth asking yourself if you really are getting the most out of WordPress. [Read more…]
For as long as we can remember, WordPress has been the dominating content management system for website owners. It is complete with everything you need to build any website you desire; be it a blog, an ecommerce store, an affiliate site, and so on. Not only is it easy to implement and use, it also supports tons of plugins which you can use to provide additional functionality to your site.
It is so easy to use that even those without technical knowledge or web design experience can concoct professional-looking sites in a relatively short amount of time.
However, setting up your WordPress website is not a one-time activity. In addition to constantly updating your content, you should also check the integrity of your site’s database, security, and uptime.
To help you with site maintenance tasks, here are the top 5 powerful plugins you can count on. [Read more…]
In spite of WordPress getting some flak in recent times, one can’t deny that the platform is still huge. With more than 74 million web sites using WordPress, it’s only to be expected that developers continue to focus on making plugins for the platform.
This is both good and bad. On the one hand, there is an array of choices that can help make life easier for WordPress users. On the other hand, the plethora of plugins can easily confuse users, especially if you’re new to the game.
That’s why it’s awesome that those who have some knowledge of existing WordPress plugins create resources to share with those who can make use of them. Today, we’re sharing something created by Jamie Spencer: an infographic highlighting the best WordPress plugins for SEO, social, and CRO in 2015. [Read more…]
Why do you blog? Why did you start a blog in the first place?
You might have been an early adapter, with the idea of starting a blog purely for your own pleasure, but have reached the point where you want to make some money out of it. Or maybe you started a blog with monetization in mind from the get go.
Whichever the case may be, one critical element in creating a successful, profitable blog is to have a significant amount of traffic coming to your site every day. Not only that, you want the traffic to constantly grow from month to month.
With the proliferation of blogs today, it may not be that easy to garner as much traffic as you want; and unless you take certain steps to attract visitors – new and recurring – you probably won’t reach your goals.
One way to increase blog traffic is to create an events calendar. [Read more…]
WordPress plugins are always the talk of the blogging town. While there are countless plugins available, there are always those that are not really useful. Then there are those which are cool, but may not add much value to your blog. Of course, there are the plugins which any blogger would want to install simply because they contribute in one way or another – SEO, user experience, and social sharing, among other things. [Read more…]
Conversion rate is a very important metric you need to be analyzing and aiming to improve when building and marketing yourself, content and services through your blog. It is a measure of how effective your content is in getting readers to interact with you and your services, or whatever else it is that you want them to do. Whether it’s a share, email subscribe, purchase or comments. The targets are all up to you. The metric is calculated by dividing the total number of conversions by the number of visitors to your site or specific page.
Your entire blog’s purpose, reason for being and level of success can be summed up in this single metric. Bearing in mind that your targets and goals are entirely up to you. Another site’s key performance indicators may not be yours. Only you can measure your success. [Read more…]