Monthly Great WordPress Sites Showcase No.4

5 Ways to Reduce Your Bounce Rate   You want to aim at the lowest bounce rate possible. Google Analytics measure it in a percentage value, determining how quickly users click away from your website. They also rate how many users land on your website and only view one...

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Guide to Marketing Automation

No company can survive without a good marketing strategy. But to keep on top of things at all times can take its toll. Luckily in the online business world there are tools that can support your strategy and lighten the work load for you a bit. Before we look at how...

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10 Must Have WordPress Tools for Business Sites

  Reasons Why You Should Have a Business Website 1. Tell People Who You Are and Where to Find You Even if your company is still just in the start-up phase, it’s important to create a digital footprint from the get-go.  Nielsen completed a study and discovered...

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How Gen Z is Changing the Digital Business World

Before we begin, who exactly is Gen Z? In 2015 Forbes classified them as the generation following the Millennials. This includes people born from the mid 90’s to early 2010’s. They make up roughly 25% of the American population. These stats give them the status of...

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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Apply It to Your Online Business

The concept was coined by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, recognized worldwide as dynamic management thinkers. It will challenge everything you think you know about strategic success requirements. This book has been called one of the best strategy books ever written....

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Gutenberg – How Does It Affect the Average User?

Gutenberg. Does the name ring a bell? The latest exciting WordPress development is named after the inventor of the printing press, Johannes Gutenberg. The project aims to create an even more user-friendly method of approaching content creation. This system offers a...

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Monthly Great WordPress Sites Showcase No. 3

WordPress is hands down one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) on the World Wide Web. With its simplistic user-friendly interface, it’s easy to understand why. From preset themes to complete customization – the sky is the limit to what can be done...

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Resist the Urge to Use Video Backgrounds

There’s always a new gimmick to try and grab a potential client’s attention as they land on your homepage. And a slider with an embedded video is part of the latest craze. WordPress developers are not convinced that this trend should be embraced so eagerly. Why You...

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Monthly Great WordPress Site Showcase No. 2

It’s difficult to determine exactly how many websites are managed by WordPress worldwide. The current estimation is that roughly 15,886,000 websites use the amazing free and open-source content management system (CMS). And every day about 50 000 WordPress.com websites...

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WordCamp Johannesburg 2017

My experience attending, speaking and enjoying the heck out of WordCamp Johannesburg 2017. WordCamps are one of the most visible and accessible representations of the WordPress community. There are over 500 WordCamps around the world and that number is growing every...

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What’s New in WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”

The WordPress 4.9 version was named in honor of the legendary jazz musician, Billy Tipton. It was released on November 14th, 2017. The new features added will streamline your design workflow and prevent unwanted coding errors. The customizer workflow is a great way to...

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Monthly Great WordPress Sites Showcase No. 1

Before we look at a few websites with effective WordPress management, let’s discuss some design principles that make a website stand out from the rest. A website’s Google ranking depends on various factors such as correct keyword structuring, proper link building both...

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Top 5 Free Google Maps Plugins for WordPress

Image credit: Freepik Google is not only a powerful search engine, it also has a formidable map function. The technology was acquired by Google in 2004. It was created by Lars Rasmussen and his brother Jens. In 2003 they formed a mapping technology company called...

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What’s New in WordPress 4.8

We’ve come a long way since the release of the first WordPress version on May 27, 2003. The latest 2017 release includes a few long-awaited new features and improvements. The media widgets have been enhanced to be even more user friendly. New Media Widgets The...

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Top 5 WordPress Plugins to Get More Email Subscribers

When you create a website as a virtual ambassador for your company, one of the biggest challenges, is to get loyal followers for your brand. It’s no use to keep your blog up to date, but to not convert your readers into concrete leads. A good email subscription plugin...

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What to Put On the Homepage of Your Website

What should be on your homepage? The homepage, also called the landing page of your website, can be compared to a first impression when meeting someone. Although we can make the wrong conclusions about someone from a first impression, it’s still normal to draw the...

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Should You Try To Figure Out WordPress?

Why outsource WordPress site development, you can just Google it? “Just google it” this phrase has become an integral part of our modern day vocabulary. If you don’t know something, just google it. Or watch a YouTube video. Information about anything and everything is...

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What Pages Should a Website Have?

There are a few basic pages that every website needs to be successful, regardless of the type of business or service offered. When you start your WordPress website management with a proper foundation, your website will soon start functioning as an independent...

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Building Your Own Website

When you are considering building your own website, there are a few things that you need to be aware of before you start. Some people impulsively decide to create a website for their business, google to find a free website builder and dive into the process before even...

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