Wordpress Solution

WordPress Plugins to Speed Up Your Slow Site

In today’s global world website is the main part of online business. So, the website speed influences a lot in conversations as well as SERP rankings. Many WordPress site owners still complain about slow page loading. But nothing to worry, there are solutions to get rid of this problem and to speed up your site.

This article is going to light up the ways to increase the speed of your WordPress Plugins.

  1. PLUGINS TO INCREASE PAGE LOAD TIME

Plugins play an important role in making WordPress. Plugins add extra functionality to the website, but having too many unused plugins can slow down your website loading time. For this reason you need to know which plugins increase your page loading time. P3 Profiler (Plugin Performance Profiler) is a kind of plugin that measures the impact of installed plugins on your site and creates a performance report. This report helps to find out the plugins that are slowing down your website.

  1. CLUTTER FREE DATABASE

The deleted plugins are not removed from your database entirely. With the help of WPDBSpringClean plugin, you can clean up all of the unused tables of the uninstalled plugins from the database. WordPress automatically saves everything, so the database gets filled with too many unused entries i.e. trackbacks, post revisions etc. it increases the database size resulting in a decline of the performance and poor website speed.

Regular cleaning up of your website database will surely help to increase the speed. WP-Optimize is one of the most extensively used plugin that help in optimizing a WordPress site database, by allowing to clean it up, without having to run manual queries.

Make sure that you take a regular backup of your site before starting the cleaning up process.

  1. CONTACT FORM 7

Many WordPress site owners cause damage when adding a popular contact-form plugin. Contact forms can hurt your load time. Not just on your contact page where the form appears – but on every single page of your site.

This plugin is one of the most popular FREE contact form plugins available but also is the only plugin that by default installs and runs all of its scripts and style sheets on every page of your site.

  1. USE OF CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

A website may be hosted in a particular region, but have the majority of its users coming from an entirely different region – for example, if your site is hosted in North America, GTmetrix might report fast speeds based on our default test location, but if a good chunk of your users come from Europe, their speed will not be as fast as you experience it to be.

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A global CDN would allow users from a European point of origin to download static content from a closer source. Instead of spanning the Atlantic ocean to retrieve data, they can connect to a server in say, London, UK, to get the same data. This reduces latency and provides a faster loading of your website.

CDNs not only ensure a faster experience to your users, but they also help to prevent site crashes in the event of traffic surges – CDNs help to distribute bandwidth across multiple servers, instead of allowing one server to handle all traffic.

  1. REVOLUTION SLIDER

Revolution Slider is a premium slider available as a WordPress plugin, jQuery plugin, and as a Concrete5 add-on. It’s gained huge popularity in the WordPress community due to it’s huge range of features and ease of use. Even though both SEO experts and conversion experts agree on the fact that sliders have little use 99% of the time, website developers insist on adding sliders to their themes.

Revolution Slider makes it easy for your to create custom sliders by adding in options for just about everything.

The plugin is responsive ready and includes multiple slider layout options to make your life easier. Choose from fixed, custom, auto-responsive and full-screen.

  1. SumoMe

SumoMe is a WordPress plugin that offers a plethora of tools to help you grow your email list. There are 100’s of ways to ask your website visitors for their email address in return for your irresistible offer.

7. YET ANOTHER RELATED POST PLUGIN

 This plugin will do just that by suggesting related posts for the visitor to visit and doing it in a clean and clever way. But “yet” again this plugin will cause speed performance issues that you really want to stay away from and find an alternative plugin that is zippy.

  1. OPTIMIZE YOUR WEBSITE IMAGES

Images are very essential to any kind of website. It is also fact that images take a lot of bandwidth that may slow down your website. So this is needful to optimize your images to stop slowing down your WordPress site.

WP Smush. It is an excellent plugin that help in reducing the size of image files, by getting rid of the bulky information from your images, such as creation date and more. Basically, it auto-compress images when they’re being uploaded to the WordPress media library. Since the compression is “lossless”, compressing the image files doesn’t impact its quality.

9. DISQUS COMMENT SYSTEM

Disqus is frequently touted as one of the top comments alternatives for the typical WordPress website. This is so much the case that the conditional load plugin for Disqusfound here, has ranked up a 4.8 out of 5 star rating. Sure, it only has 7,000 or so installs, but the overwhelmingly positive rating makes you think that it’s much better for your site than it actually is. 

10.  BROKEN LINK CHECKER

For any huge WordPress blog, this plugin is a lifesaver for removing broken links and fixing redirections, and is very handy when you are cleaning up your WordPress site. This plugin finds all broken and redirected links and gives you lots of options on how to fix them.

Slow speed of your WordPress website can cause less traffic and lower SERP ranking. But it is possible to fix this problem. The above discussed tips may help you to increase your site speed.

 

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Web design

Website Designing Budget Plan

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Every business needs a website to spread its wing over internet. But most small to midsize companies often hesitate to build one as they fear that it will cost a lot to them. But building a website without plan is like constructing a building without blueprints as it is very difficult to figure out the exact costing of building a website.

A website building cost mainly depends on the amount of contents it will have. A less expensive site will have less content while a costlier site will be enriched with contents, extra plan elements and functionalities. The main point is that the cost is dependable totally on your need.

Set Your Target

First you need to fix the purpose and goal of your website. What is it for? For selling products or just to gain publicity. So its very important to identify the purpose and fix the targeted traffic. You should target the monthly visitor of your site, how many do you expect will sign up for your newsletter, how much sales will you achieve in a month etc. Google analytics tool will help you to monitor your website’s performance over time.

 Budget

You must always fix a budget for your website expenses no matter how big or small company you are. Research the market, Google your queries and you will definitely get an idea of the different costs of web designing, hosting, programming etc. Be wise to choose a healthy team of experienced. Insightful, knowledgeable members who has a number of successful works, so that you don’t need to regret later for a down listed site.

 Skilled personnel

The thing is that you can build website in $150 also but it can’t be compared with the website that costs $1500. It’s like the comparison between a cycle and a car. Both will take you to your destination but the journey, the comfort everything will be different. The designer who charges you more will definitely give you something more than who charges less. At initial stage, you can save by hiring low cost designer but it will harm you in long run because its not possible to build a website several times. So its better to  hire a good, skilled and experienced one for better present and tomorrow also. Everyone associated with your team should be aware of their roles and functions and must stay abreast of deadlines and new developments.

Features

Set the features of your website. In now-a-days people browse net in mobile or tablet more than pc. So you have to make your site responsive also beside normal website to reach more traffic at a time.

Cost of web development

Time, technical ability, designing expertise all are involved in designing a website. If you choose to use a CMS platform such as WordPress and designing a basic one based on themes and features provided by the platform, you will save some money initially but the outcome will not be satisfactory unless you are aware of the following things.

  • You have experience of setting up hosting, designing and managing a website
  • Minimum knowledge of designing and development without help of any programmer
  • Have enough time to learn and build an a platform such as WordPress.

Even if you are building on WordPress, there are some extra costs that you have to bare. Like the domain and hosting buying charge and the pre-made basic templates will cost around $30 – $50. The premium or paid templates cost around $80– $200. You can also think of hiring a designer at a lower cost to customize the pre-made templates into something you specifically need. You can expect a cost of about $300 and $800 to hire an expert designer for customization of templates.

This price may vary based on the requirement of pages, designs, images, graphics, layout etc.

 Custom Website Planning

$5000 – $10,000 should be expected for a unique and custom web site if you approach an experienced and reputed web development company.  It is advisable to speak to a few number of agencies about the scope of your project. A will featured website may cost well over $30,000.

Bacancy Technology provided this general budget guide for eCommerce website development:

  • eCommerce Store Development Having Prebuilt Theme: $500 USD- $1000 USD
  • eCommerce Store Development Without Prebuilt Theme: $1,000 USD–$2,000 USD
  • Ecommerce Store along with mCommerce Mobile App: $3,000–$5,000 USD
  • Porting and Migration: $1,000-$2,000 USD
  • CMS Development services: $1,000-$5,000 USD
  • QA/testing/Automation Testing: $500-$1500 USD
  • Blog and Widgets/Plugins for eCommerce: $500–$1,000 USD
  • Front End Development for eCommerceWebsite using AngularJS/NodeJS/BackboneJS: $8,000 – $10,000 USD
  • Admin Panel Development: $1,000 – $10,00USD
  • Monthly Support and maintenance: $500- $1,000 USD

Web designing is not at all a one time process. It needs further update, change the layout and adding more features for the sake of the traffic. So while approaching a web designing/ developing company, it is also advised to inquire about these future costs to take better decision.

These are a few things that we can keep in mind while fixing a budget for designing a website. All you need is to do a little research to identify the exact requirement for your project. The more idea you will have , the less you will be fooled. And above all you will get a proper website which will help in exploring your business and you will have a good profit.

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Tips for Making Your Website More SEO Friendly for Mobile

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In now-a-days people used to spend more and more time on their mobile devices and tablets. According to Farmstack, average smartphone conversion rates are up 64% compared to average desktop conversion rates. But many websites are not designed for different screen sizes and load times. Mobile optimization takes a look at site design, site structure, page speed and makes sure that your mobile users are not turning away.

Page Speed

Page speed is very much important for mobile users. they will definitely move away to another page if it takes a lots of loading time. the quicker the mobile experience, the more traffic you will receive. Compress larger images and files when it comes to speed. Use your cache for things that load constantly, like logo. It will save download time which will increase the overall speed of the app.

Don’t block CSS, JavaScript or Images

In earlier times, some mobile devices couldn’t support all of the elements, so they were blocked. But these elements are very crucial for helping Google to understand whether you have a responsive site or a different mobile solution.

No Pop-ups

It’s really difficult and irritating to try and close pop-ups on mobile. This may lead to a high bounce rates.

Design for all kind of fingers

Keep in mind about the different sizes of different thumbs and index fingers that will scroll in the page.

Titles and meta descriptions

Keep it in mind that you are dealing with small screen space when it comes to the use of mobile. While showing off your best in SERPs, be specific when creating titles, URLs and meta descriptions.

Simple design with clear CTAs

Make sure that your on page contents are short and to the point and have clear CTAs i.e. easy-to-find and clickable contact info that includes phone number. Mail id and address. This allows the users to easily engage and continue the conversations.

Lesser menus

Shorten your menu items will help the users not to get confused with too much menus and sub-menus. This will help SEO efforts by allowing for easier navigation.

As mobile will continue its natural trend towards more users than desktop, having a SEO friendly mobile design is the key to success. The above tips will help to keep up-to-date on all search engine algorithm changes regarding mobile to remain proactive.

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Various Types of Payment Gateways

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Payment gateway is the most important part of E-commerce business.  Customers pay for the products; they have bought from your site through the payment gateways.  In now-a-days, setting up a payment gateway has become very easy. It doesn’t need lots of documentation, verification, huge set up feeds and technical know how to make it work.

Some things to consider before setting up a payment gateway:

  • Set up cost
  • Maintenance cost
  • Time to set up the whole process
  • User interface of the gateway
  • Payment options ( Credit card, Debit card, Netbanking, Mobile wallets etc)
  • Future Support

A payment gateway is an e-commerce thing that allows sellers/buyers to complete their internet transactions via cards/mobile wallets/netbanking, failing of which can lead to a decline in the total sales.

Here are some lists of payment gateways that are helpful  for your e-commerce business:

Instamojo

Instamojo is the easiest way to sell online and collect payments for your products & services in India – with a link, on your website or social media. It is a Bangalore based company. Thousand of users use this towards payments of ebooks, reports, tickets, tutorials, merchandise, invoices services and many more.

This is super easy to setup without any fee or even zero maintenance charges. This is strongly recommended for small businesses.

Top clients of Instamojo:

Shopo(Snapdeal’s app), Online Prasad, Urbanclap, Yourstory and others.

CC Avenue

Launched in 2001, CCAvenue is South Asia’s largest payment gateway solution, helping more than 85% of e-merchants with real time, multi-currency, multiple payment options, online payment payment services. It also supports the largest number of Banks & payment option.

Top clients of CCAvenue: 
MakeMytrip, ClearTrip, Naukri, AirAsia, Yatra, redBus, Myntra and Snapdeal

CITRUS PAY

Citrus is another payment gateway used  by 800million users in India since 2011. T also provides Wallet service to the users. At present, it’s setup fee is Zero, annual maintenance fee is 1200.

Top clients of Citrus Pay: 
ProfitBooks, Emirates, Etihad, Airtel, Meru, Zivame, Esselworld, Kaya, PVR Cinemas and Healthkart

PayUbiz and PayUMoney

PayUbiz is one of the most comprehensive Payment gateways in India for Credit & Debit Cards. It is strongly recommended for Indian market, simple to install, supported by Android and iOS. PayUmoney is the consumer brand of PayU India. It has a wallet solution also for consumers and payment acceptance for e-businesses. It’s setup and maintenance fee both are Zero where PayUbiz charges 4900 upto 29000 as startup fee and it’s maintenance fee is 2400.

Top clients of PayUMoney & PayUbiz: 
Jabong, BookMyShow, Freecharge, Zomato, Goibibo, Olx, Ola, ShopClues, Pepperfry

PAYPAL

Paypal is one of the most widely use payment gateway in the world, therefore it’s the natural choice for Indian e-commerce businesses with a handful of international customers. Across the world it has more than 137 million accounts across 193 markets, compatible with 26 currencies. Paypal offers uploading of cheques through your smartphone’s camera and completion of transaction without having to exit the website.

These are few examples of Payments gateways that people use in e-businesses. Apart from these, we have now options to accept n pay money through mobile wallets.

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BE A SUCCESSFUL FREELANCE WEB-DESIGNER

In this global world, everybody wants their business to grow fast in the world of Internet. They all want their websites to look better and attractive than that of the others. So the demand of a Web Designer is always high. Being a talented web Designer you can always think of starting your own business as freelancer.  As a freelance Web Designer you can fix your own schedule and you can work while sitting in the comfort zone of your home. Website designing is one of the most in-demand jobs in today’s global world. So setting up your career as a Freelance Web Designer can make your dream successful of a good career.

If you have a sound knowledge of web Designing, willingness of business, have time and lots of dedications, here are some tips to become a successful Freelance web Designer

Business Plan                              

First thing you need to do is to make a business plan which can help you a lot. An initial research & planning will help your business to run successfully at present and in future also.

This can be like this:

  • Description: An overall description of your business helps clients to know about everything.
  • About us: It describes about your company and your goal also.
  • Market Research: Helps to plan out your business, know the market and the competitions.
  • Service: A detailed description of your products or services should be listed well.
  • Marketing & Sales: Both the strategies are important for growing up your business.

Investment

Make a list of basic equipment you need to start your freelance web design business.  The most urgent things you need are a computer and a phone.  Besides that you need to register your domain name and hosting your own website. These are the primary investments and it may increase.

Own website

People should know about your works and Internet is the easiest way to reach a maximum number of people at a time. So, to show people your expertise, you need to have your own website. In your website you should clearly mention the services you provide, your contacts, your works. If you have no such heavy work experiences, then provide the smaller ones which you have done.  a few pieces of your works will help people to understand  you and your works.

Branding

The thing how you brand yourself is very much important for your business. It should look professional that will attract the traffics to visit your website and know about you. Many freelance web designers often use their own name as their brand which helps the clients to rely a more on them. An individual can be more flexible in time and rate than any organization.

How much to charge

Before charging for your work, you need to keep in mind the monthly costs like – electric bill, travel, phone bill, rent(if), tax, insurance etc. After paying all these things, you need to keep a handsome amount as your own part. Keeping these in mind you should fix your rate to your clients.

Necessary tools for your work

Being a freelance web designer, you have to keep record of everything, manage time, clients, payments, projects everything. So, it will be helpful for you to use necessary tools (both online & stand-alone software systems) to help us. Harvest, Toggle, Basecamp are examples of such tools.

Organized routine

As a freelance Web designer, when you are handling everything alone, try to follow a routine, like all the research works in the morning, the phone calls in the mid morning, doing own work in the afternoon, like this. A well-maintained routine will never let you skip any important task.

 Keep yourself updated 

There is no age and end of learning. So keep yourself updated with new trends and techniques of web designing to be successful at present & in future.

Freelancing is a little bit tough job in the beginning, but your hard work, dedication can take you to the top level. You just need to be in track and keep your aim fix to prove yourself as a successful freelance Web designer.

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Tips to Hire A Web-Developer

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A Web-Developer is a person who is the most important one for the online face of your company’s website. Among many steps towards a successful IT company, hiring a good web-developer is one of the most important jobs. A developer is the one whose successful and well-managed interaction will lead the online business towards the top of the success.

It is strongly recommended to hire the best one for the sake of your business and. That’s why it is important to hire a right guy to save time and money which can be wasted if you have to change your developer frequently.

Here are some tips which can release your pressure while choosing the most critical hiring:

With the help of Social networking site

Now-a-days most of the people are very much attached to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin. These can be your media to publish your advertisement for hiring freelance Web-developer.

You can e-mail your known people who can help you in this matter.

DNA First

When you hire web developers, their personal DNA is the most important consideration. It’s true that experience matters but someone’s inner DNA is most important whether he/she is fit for your company or not. How much he/she is interested with your works, time management, dedication, versatility, adaptability, risk-taking character all matters. The works and work-culture are very much different between a large and a small company.  So, how they cope up with every different situation matters a lot for a company.

So, make a list of your requirements and look how many criteria your interviewee matches.

Try something easy

In the very start-up, don’t create panic inside your newly appointed Web-developer by giving him/her anything critical.  Judge him/her with small, non-critical projects. This will help you to see how efficient he/she is in delivering any project, how unique his/her ideas are, how h/she does well in group.

Versatility

In web-world, a new technology takes a few years to grow old and backdated. So, it’s better to hire someone who is interested to learn new technologies. It will be justified to ask an interviewee some questions to know whether h/she is interested to learn new ones. Like this:

  • Which programming language you have learnt lastly?
  • Which is your favorite technique till date?
  • From where you update yourself about new ideas?

Previous experience

Look into the interviewee’s past record. It will help you to know which type of projects he had handled, how much time he consumes in a project. Reviewing your developer’s portfolio will help you to decide if h/she matches your criteria.

Trial period

It’s one of the best ways to work with your developer within a trial period which will help you to understand your employee, how h/she works with others, how h/she takes the challenge of works, time management talent.

Slow in hiring

Be wise and patient while choosing a web-developer, but be sure to fire fast if h/she proves ineffective to your company. Giving chances to a wrong person may hamper your business in long-run. If a talented developer misses his /her deadlines, lacks interest in new works, disappears for any unknown reason – prove it’s time for good-bye. Your wise and quick decision will save your company.

These are some of the tips that you can keep in mind while choosing a Web-Developer for your company. After all a right developer is the key of success of your online face.

SEO

Recommended SEO Techniques in 2017

Recommended SEO Techniques in 2017

In today’s super fast changing world, SEO techniques can change in no time—and the worst part is that you might not even know it. These changes are not healthy for the good ranking of your website.

SEO is a very unpredictable industry because of the many changes that take place in the Google algorithm within a period. The algorithm set in place this month may not be the same the next. It keeps the SEO specialists to always be ready with new updates.

Now we are in 2017, it has become more important for specialists to look out for trends that can affect search rankings for their keywords in this year.

Here, in this blog we are going to discuss the possible helpful SEO techniques that might be useful you to stick in your higher rank in Search Engine. We should keep in mind that search engine means not only Google, it also considers Bing, Yahoo too.

  • Make the most effective use of Enriched Answers

Although, the target for getting top positions in search engines for your target keywords is still important, it’s now time to make the most effective use of other Rich Answers too. Enriched and appropriate answers help towards the top rank.

  • Improve user engagement

Till date, marketers consider the numbers of visitors or traffics in their websites as a possible ranking factor. This covers the average time on site, bounce rate, pogo sticking, and others.

For conversion, it is a proven factor that determines the effectiveness of page elements that contribute to the chances of visitors committing to your call to action.

  • Use long tail keywords

Long tail keywords are those three and four keyword phrases which are very, very specific to whatever your website is about. You see, whenever a customer uses a highly specific search phrase, they tend to be looking for exactly what they are actually looking for.

  • Easy Accessible posts

To improve the readability of the pages of your site, there should be the some possible SEO techniques:

  1. Shorter sentences:  Short sentences are always easy to read & memorize than long ones
  2. Shorter paragraphs: people always prefer to go through in short. So the short paragraphs consisting 2-3 sentences will surely attract the attention of the traffics. It is also justified to write each sentence separately as a para which will improve the visitors’ readability.
  3. Sub-headers:  People don’t read on the web; they scan. To make scanning easier, use plenty of clear and informative sub-headers to guide readers down a page.
  4. Bullet points: Sentence with lots of information, facts, ideas are suggested to list with Bullet points. It helps to point out everything in a glance.
  • Use of Images

It is true for everyone that picturesque vision always attracts the readers and it grows interest in readers’ mind.  Images , graphs , charts always help to increase the numbers of traffic in your site.

  • Through Mobile Apps

In today’s world almost every person is mobile-savvy. So to handle the market with ease the  site owners are encouraged to develop mobile or responsive designs to increase the site’s loading speed on mobile devices. A faster loading site means more chances to retain visitors.

  • Voice Search

Enable a VOICE RECORDING option within your site to communicate with users without hassles of typing.

  • Content

One of the most important SEO techniques is to always update your site with well-researched & error-free content. Content should be good in quality and informative rather than in quantity.

  • Link Building

Generate quality backlinks with right keywords so that users can relate your content with other relevant ones from other site and find your websites compatible to the search engines.

  •  Presence on Social media

Social media can help you scale your small business—as long as you have followers. So generate & enhance the customer interest on your SEO by posting & commenting on them. Share & let others share too.

  • Switch to https

Switch to HTTPS, the most commonly used and securest version of the old http web protocol. It’s a best practice that will help your website boost its SEO presence, stay secure, and make it harder for malicious parties to break in and take advantage of your website.

The things that rank the highest are the things that are the most informative, the most engaging, and the most useful. So strive to create content that readers love, and search engines will love you too. And these are some SEO techniques that will help to achieve higher rank and secure it in Search engines and get more traffic.