If you want to boost your posts via social shares, get more traffic, engagement, and conversion, Social Warfare is the only plugin you need to use on your website. Want to know why? Read on. Everybody wants more social shares! After all, you put a tremendous amount of effort into building great content. You do your keyword and topic research, come up with a compelling title, add eye catching images and optimize your post to drive good traffic. But when its time for the world to see it, take action on it, and engage with it – its not working…
Pinterest fact: As of Sept 2017, there are over 200 million people looking for ideas on Pinterest EVERY MONTH.
The best part – People on Pinterest are BUYERS. 93% of active Pinterest users said they use Pinterest to plan their shopping and 87% said they have made purchases on the site.
This detailed infographic from Pinterest, in fact, says it all!
Pinterest isn’t just a social media/ search engine for arts & crafts, fashion and food. Niches such as real estate, financial services and Auto are starting to become popular too!
And it isn’t just a platform for women either. Sure, women account for nearly 70% of the Pinterest traffic, but last year alone, there has been a 50% increase in men using Pinterest.
The statistics are a clear indication that if used well, Pinterest can provide a tremendous boost to your business, drive traffic to your website and helped build brand identity and loyalty.
So are you getting the most out of this platform?
How do you capture your website visitors’ interest and turn them into loyal customers or subscribers?
Especially when the human attention span lasts less than that of a goldfish – psst! about 7 seconds!
Well, one of the first places where you can impress is with your website design or landing page.
When you have a unique, creative and functional web page that puts the right information where it matters the most, you’ve hit the jackpot.
Every web hosting company claims that it is the best. So how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? The truth from the half-truths? Well, for one – you can rely on the experts.
In this case – WordPress.
WordPress offers just 4 recommendations from the hundreds of web hosting companies out there. They are Bluehost, Dreamhost, Flywheel and SiteGround.
Now if you decide to go by their recommendations you may end up choosing between Bluehost and SiteGround.
(I’m not familiar with Flywheel and I don’t like the absence of a CPanel in Dreamhost). If you are like me, chances are, you may lean towards Bluehost, they being cheaper and all.
However, before you jump to conclusions, read this post! Here I do a SiteGround vs Bluehost comparison to help you see the bigger picture.
Want to start a food blog that’s highly profitable in today’s competitive online space? There’s no better way to do it than learn the secrets from the best money making food blogger in the business. Read on to find out who I’m talking about!
The word evokes thoughts of earning loads of money with little stress or effort! Its easy to do a Google search and discover that many ordinary people are making big money doing what they love by blogging about it.
But, if you get carried away with all that fancy talk and jump into blogging without a proper plan, you’re doomed to fail. Any Google search will reveal how big businesses and popular bloggers failed overnight and eventually gave up on blogging.
But don’t be discouraged.
Despite Google heavily penalizing websites, negative link building tactics crushing competitors, SEO services going awry, financial constraints and difficulties in finding the right people to hire for your blog, you can still start a blog and make money like a pro!
Landing pages are the doorway to the big bucks.
I don’t have to tell you how important landing pages are for your business. If you want your website visitors to turn into paying customers, you need a highly effective landing page that converts. One that has all the right elements to attract your website visitors and get them to sign up to whatever you are offering.
If your landing pages are another run-of-the-mill sales page, or fails to convey its intent clearly, you’ll lose out on subscribers and leads that will eventually cost you your business.
The thing is – when you sit down to build a landing page for your business, its too easy to get caught up in the design work and spend countless hours trying to get it right. I can tell you from experience that all those hours are nothing but a waste of time. It will still be missing something important and end up looking unprofessional.
Thankfully, there are many creative tools and plugins that take the stress out of creating landing pages. One WordPress plugin that I particularly love using is from Thrive Themes.
Its called Thrive Content Builder (see my full review here) and its an extremely powerful plugin that actually works as a content editor. Once installed, you get access to the Thrive Landing Pages feature that comes integrated with the plugin.
A good web hosting service is the foundation of any website. Get your web host wrong and you’ll be continuously plagued by issues like site speed and security that will cost you badly in terms of time and money.
If you are starting your web business for the first time, it is absolutely imperative that you get off to a great start with the right web host.
If you are unhappy with your current hosting provider, you can always switch to a different web host. But don’t worry! Changing your web host doesn’t mean that you have to spend more time and money. And, it doesn’t even have to be a complicated affair.
I Needed a New Web Host
After my previous experiences with JustHost, TMD Hosting, Dreamhost, Hostgator, Inmotion and Bluehost, I needed a web host who really stood out from the crowd and was yet affordable. I also needed a web host that had:
- A good reputation
- Server reliability with good uptime scores
- Server upgrade options
- Speedy delivery of web pages
- An easy-to-use control panel
- Site backup features
- Clear account suspension policies
- Good security features and most importantly :-
- Solid support
My search narrowed down to 2 options – SiteGround and WP Engine.
Do you have content that’s created to impress your readers and have them coming back for more? Good.
Cause you’ve got just about 30 seconds or less to impress them!
30 seconds. That’s all!
Yep! There are millions of websites available on the web today and everyone’s creating great content with stunning images and videos to go with it.
But then, so are you!
So how do you stand out from the rest – provide information that’s long enough to impress Google, yet summarized smartly enough to entice the visitor at first glance?
You use a smart tool that can chunk content into instantly attractive material that your visitors will lap up in seconds.
The tool that I’m talking about is Thrive Content Builder.
This week, we are talking about one of the key components that are essential for online success – traffic. A couple of days ago, I showed you how to drive targeted traffic to your blog using Facebook Ads. Today, I want to dwell on another important platform Twitter and show how you can use it to drive targeted traffic to your website.
Twitter has millions of active users and the company’s official website states that 47% of users who usually follow a business are likely to visit the company’s website. Twitter itself makes it easy for you to tap this tremendous opportunity by offering tools to make it easy to create campaigns to drive traffic to your website. Let’s see how you can do this.
Driving traffic to your website or blog is extremely crucial if you want your marketing efforts to be a success. Social media platforms are one of the best sources of traffic because there are literally thousands of people active on these platforms at any point in time.
Facebook with over a billion active monthly users is the most sought after traffic source so in this post we’re going to be showing you how you can drive targeted traffic to your blog from Facebook. And we’re going to be using Facebook ads to do that.
The advantage of using Facebook ads is that it is both cheap and highly targeted. However, you simply cannot go to your Facebook Business page and randomly start setting up ads. Well, you could, but you have little chance of driving meaningful traffic to your blog if you did that.
So, before you set out to create your ad, you must ask yourself a lot of question. What sort of action do you expect people to take when they see your ad? Do you want people to engage with your ad like sharing or commenting on it? Do you want people to like your page, do you want them to visit your website or do you want them to know that you exist?
Only when you have a clear goal or objective for your ad, you can determine the ad type you need to set up. Facebook offers quite a few ad options to help you drive targeted traffic to your blog or Facebook Page. Let’s take a look at these options and what they can do for you.