WordPress has changed how we create websites, making it easy for anyone to get started. Today, we’re going to help you choose between two main options: doing it yourself with a self-installed WordPress, or making things easier with a managed WordPress hosting service like wpSites or wordpress.com. Let’s break it down. Doing It Yourself: WordPress…
As a managed websites platform, we understand the intricacies involved in website migration, particularly when switching between different content management systems like WordPress. To ensure a smooth transition, we recommend the following steps: Preparation Chose an Option Set Up WordPress with your Host (you are the host/developer) Set Up WordPress with wpSites (wpSites is the…
INK Software has emerged in the AI market as the leading AI marketing content and SEO performance app. Co-founder and CTO Alexander De Ridder joins the wpSites team to demo the software (March 21, 2023). In addition to sharing insights on the state of AI, Alexander took us through how small businesses can use INK…
Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality is at the top of the list when it comes to designing a modern website. This HubSpot CRM vs Dynamics CRM comparison should help you decide what’s best for your business.
Yes, you need a website. We discuss why along with what’s actually needed to get set up for success with your own site as an NFT creator. I’ve just entered the NFT space though am a 20-year veteran in the marketing and web space. I give practical advice, without the hype.
When I’m stuck in a content rut, it can be helpful to get an outside perspective. That usually means engaging a copywriter, briefing them, and awaiting their first draft. Today, I have another option: ai-assisted copywriting. Ai helps me get my content going and improve my website’s SEO at the same time.
Should you consider a self-hosted or managed WordPress website? The question has been around since the beginning of WordPress. In our experience, self-hosted websites suffer routinely from missed security patches, missed updates, incompatible plugins, and bloat.
Some do because their website isn’t generating quality leads, which is related to messaging and content. That, in turn, is related to how well they know their customers, or not. Others do so because their website looks outdated, which is related to aesthetics, which in turn is related to personal preference. This becomes self-evident when…
A website performs poorly because technology evolves and user skills vary. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the practice of ensuring your website loads quickly, clearly presents quality information, and guides your visitors to their desired outcome. Audit your website to assess how well it does these things:
Participating in affiliate programs helps to support our Forever Free website users. These six tools, for example, add a plethora of critical functions meant to help website owners create their most powerful website ever. We consider them must-haves for WordPress websites.
I believe that trust sells. And, that transparency, clarity, and affinity remove barriers to trust. I also believe that keeping it simple, smarty, creates fertile grounds for trust-building.
Everyone has an origin story that drives their decision-making. This is mine. It’s what motivates me to work to help others. At 16, my closest friends were drug dealers, prostitutes, and street people.
SiteShop is an online store that you can use to quickly move your restaurant business online. Start taking online orders, accept contactless payments, and offer a curbside pickup or delivery. Your customers can order delivery online from their mobiles and desktops, and either pay you in-person or pay online with a credit card. Additionally, SiteShop…
Shopify is a powerful platform. Without a doubt. We just do a few things better for store owners.
SiteShop online store goes head-to-head against three online store & eCommerce industry leaders. We compared 18 popular features ranging from ease-of-use and product management to advertising and social media integrations (view all SiteShop features).
Curious to see how our client sites score with our default tech stack, we ran SEOAudits through Google’s Lighthouse today. The site was recently created on wpSites and features a custom domain. Custom domains are eligible for Cloudflare activation though this site has not connected it yet.
We can and we will. But, we’d rather you roll up your sleeves and do it for yourself, anyway. At least the important parts. No doubt you’ve heard the saying, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”⌝ We…
Marketers and designers have their choice of a plethora of Web builders. Wix and Squarespace dominate the market thanks to massive advertising spending and GoDaddy jumped in with their Website + Marketing offer (which is actually advertising). Despite the heavy competition, we decided to complete our flowww sites website experiment and launch wpSites.
The Goliath of managed website services – Wix – has millions of users, billions of dollars, and market dominance. The Israeli software company recently achieved a $10 billion-dollar valuation. No small feat to say the least.
Generic website forms kill conversions, right at the point where customers are converting! Talk about shooting ourselves in the foot.
While falling for such appealing phrases as “user-friendly”, “absolutely free“, and “low learning curve” is easy, each platform hides a huge number of surprises down the road. And not all of them are pleasant.
“I want to be found on Google. I have stores in three nearby cities where I show and sell the products that I manufacture in my home town. Should I make a local page or microsite for each city I’m selling in?”
If you’ve ever searched for something on Google, you’ve probably experienced the frustration that occurs when Google seems determined to show you everything except what you are really looking for.
Real-life scenario: a new lead comes in and it’s one of your existing client’s biggest competitors. Do you turn it down? Or, do you take them on?
Such a silly thing; not being able to rank. Of course, we can! And so can you. Small business owners routinely feel discouraged when it comes to SEO. The truth is, we’re all busy running our companies.
During the Christmas rush 2018, WordPress deployed Gutenberg, their new editor experience. In doing so, they freaked out millions of WordPress users and frustrated developers as well.
While we do our best to avoid jargon, there’s a number of terms related to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) that we can’t just get around. To bring some sanity to it, here are the deets on what everything means. We think.
Websites are often sort of “there.” Making sure that we have an online presence to attract customers, give them a reason to work with us, and convert them into customers is vital to the growth and success of our companies. Our websites need to work for us.
When WordPress was first launched, not even its developers could have dreamed that it would take on such a life of its own. As the world’s most used content management system, powering somewhere around 75 million sites, it is the default website choice for small businesses all over the globe. There are countless plugins and…