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Pop-Ups, Overlays, Modals, Interstitials, and How They Affect SEO

Pop-ups, overlays, modal, interstitials are sometimes useful and annoying most of the times.

But have ever wondered how they may affect your SEO, and if they did, is it good or is it, bad?

If you don’t know the answer common let’s explore it.

Let’s look into what pop-ups, overlays, modal, interstitials are?

They are basically the part of UX.

 

Pop-ups

There are a variety of pop-ups like the dialog box or the new window that opens up when you click randomly on the webpage. Well, it may help you to generate ad revenue but according to Google, it’s not really a good thing. Meaning bad SEO score in fact many browsers will block this.

 

Overlays

These are kind of similar to the pop-ups, but they will not cause as much trouble as the pop-ups do, according to Google anyway. Layouts those messages that appear randomly in front of your screen prompting you to sign up for a newsletter and some other similar messages. These cause much more trouble in the mobiles than in pc. Which, we will explore in a few minutes.

 

Modals

Let’s just say these are boxes in a webpage where you can edit stuff. Where you actually interact with the background data rather than say a pop-up or a layout. For instance, editing a image online. Unless they spammed or advertising unnecessarily, they won’t cause much trouble.

 

Interstitials

You can compare this to the unskippable ads that you see at the beginning of the video in Youtube. Which people don’t really like. Yeah, there the website likes Forbes that does the same.

 

What Are The Factors That Matter For SEO?

Now let’s take a look at factors affecting SEO.

 

A) Timing

Time is a really important factor. Sometimes you can see the layouts or pop-ups at the very beginning, or in the middle or in between 80% to 100% mark.

Each of this appearance will be treated differently. And based on the type of content shown and the amount time shown are also important.

If the appeared content is taking even a little bit of time, it will affect your SEO.

The smaller the duration the better your SEO score will be.

B) Interaction

Google has updated its mobile guidelines recently. Based on the interaction of the element with content like the duration, whether it’s affecting the readability or is it, not easy to terminate will be the deciding factors. Later the owners will be penalized by Google.

C) Content

Sometimes we can observe that few websites will show us a message asking for the permission to use cookies, or taking our consent. These types of messages are not affected by Google’s guidelines whereas the ads, on the other hand, treated differently and harshly if they don’t obey the rules.

D) Conditions

Some people knowingly or unknowingly will create few conditions that might fly under the Google’s radar but not anymore. Make a wrong move, well you will be penalized. Sometimes websites and systems are not optimized enough to deal with it since it’s still considered as UX.

E) Engagement Impact

It’s no secret that Google monitors the activity of every website that has been visited via Google. So whenever your bounce rates increase Google will deem your UX as poor, which may affect your SEO.

 

Best Practices

After reading all the data provided above, it’s pretty obvious that having bad elements in your UX will definitely hurt your SEO.

So try not including harmful elements in your UX.

Also know the following information about your website that will help you, while designing UX

  • Bounce rate
  • Browse rate
  • Return visitor rates
  • Time on site after the element appears

Finally, mobile browsing is becoming a hot topic and Google is really working hard towards increasing mobile experience. So it’s better to sacrifice some ads rather than getting completely banned from the internet (worst case) and mobile users are increasing every day so keep that in mind.

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Prepare Your Ecommerce Store for The Holiday Season

Technological developments made our life easier. So does online shopping. It’s estimated that the current value of e-commerce is 2.290 trillion dollars as of 2018 and reports suggest that it may well 4.4 trillion dollars by 2021.

In other words, it’s the best time to start an online e-Commerce store. And this festive season can be great for e-commerce. If you already have an e-commerce store, where you will sell products online, follow these steps to make a fortune!

 

  1. Choose Your Platform Wisely

Look no further than WooCommerce. It powerful, open source, and has a large community that will support you. As well as a ton of extensions and add-ons.

 

  1. Choose Managed Hosting

Managing an online store is no easy feat. It requires a lot of skill. During the festivals, the traffic will be quadruple meaning you need to pay attention to the store 24×7. While at some stores shopkeepers have no idea how to deal with the server. It may turn into a security threat to your online store. So use managed cloud hosting where all these problems are taken care off.

 

  1. Fast Speed to Ensure Maximum Sales

Time is money! Every second counts. It’s proven that 40% of visitors give up on products when the product takes 2-3 more seconds to load. So better to be safe than sorry. Try using a CDN to avoid these types of problems.

 

  1. Responsive Design

Make sure that your web store is compatible/responsive in smartphones. There is a been steep rise in smartphone usage and people started to use phones to shop. So you don’t want to be left out, from the smartphone users. Use mobile smartphone first strategy for better results.

 

  1. Change Your Showcase

Changing your storefronts, banners, and some colors will definitely have effects on people, in a good way. By doing your website will seem to be more active or ’alive’, while expressing your joy and promoting your store at the same time.

 

  1. Impressive (read, usable) Design and Layout

Getting lost certainly sucks, no matter where you are! In other words, if your store’s navigation lacks, you can most definitely see a rise in bounce rate rather than sales. Investing in a good theme and layout will help you to get more sales.

 

  1. Create a Page with Gift Ideas

Who wouldn’t like a gift during the festival season! People tend to buy a lot during festival sales in a limited time period. So if you toss in a gift or a great offer it will motivate your visitors and they might end up buying even more.

At least create a Thanksgiving page so that, they will come to your site once again.

 

  1. Offer Free Shipping

Sometimes the price of shipping will be more than the product itself. So offering free shipping will have the same effect as giving gifts.

 

  1. Use Secure Payment Gateways

Hackers are everywhere these days. So having a secure payment gateway is a must. Or else you might end up bankrupt. So try to invest in payment gateways or else you can also get some free plugins from WP library.

 

  1. Simplify Purchase Processes

Who likes filling a dozen checks for buying a pen? It’s pretty annoying. So you must change your UX and create a new checkout method which uses the least amount of checks.

Doing this will definitely increase your traffic.

 

  1. Clear Return Policies

Companies with clear return policies will have more customers. Why? You ask. It’s a no-brainer because people can return the stuff that doesn’t fit or something they want with way more little doubt. So that they will get some better things than before and will feel happy about that.

 

  1. Plan Your Promotions Wisely

Your promotions not working? No problem just swaps it with a new one and problem. But do a little research, and try to show ads that people like.

 

  1. Choose the Right Keywords

Be wary of the keywords that you are using. Don’t go overboard with keywords as well. Try to keep them clean. Or else you might attract some users that may just increase your rate.

 

  1. Perfect Your Sales Pitch

Get the complete details of the products you are selling with a few great pictures to showcase your products in a way that appeals to the consumers. When people know about the product they are about to buy, they will feel comfortable enough to buy from your online store.

 

  1. Product Presentation Videos

Apart from showing pictures, try to create and display a short video or presentation about the product so that people can understand the product much better. Which might increase the chance of them buying the product?

 

  1. Call to Action Is Important

CTA is pretty important. CTA is the set of buttons such as Complementary Products and Products Viewed or Purchased by Other Visitors. If it’s Halloween season try changing these buttons to some sort monsters to attract more attention.

 

  1. Involve Your Customers

Try asking your customer to join in your social media campaigns, so that you can involve them, by which they might become your friends, later into your loyal customers. This will also help your social media reach.

 

  1. Keep in Touch via Email

Get your customers email. Start sending your offers, coupons, product catalogs and much more to your customers. Since email is great for keeping in touch with your customers.

 

Finally, it all boils down to your own ideas and implementations. The points are mere suggestions but you might and will much better if you work hard 🙂

 

wordpress-website-security
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Tip To Protect Your WordPress Website With Maximum Security

In today’s digital era there are billions of devices accessing the internet every hour. There are also millions of malware spreading and affecting thousands of computers every day. Which are not noticeable unless you have good protection?

The most common of these occurrences is hacking. And mostly the poorly maintained websites will get affected. The government no exception for it either.

You might wonder who does hacking? It is done by a group or a single person called hacker, who will exploit all your vulnerable points in the website. Steal data in worst will blackmail you, which will not end in a good way.

WordPress is the largest web builders and website hosters are being hacked every day and most of them will be hacked due to the mistakes of the Admins.

If a device is connected to the internet no matter it’s functionality it can be hacked! Which will eventually lead to a digital disaster?

But in this article, we will be focusing on the WordPress, and how to protect your WordPress website.

Firstly, WordPress is a PHP script that communicates directly with the MySQL database. It means whenever you do a query, it has to communicate with the MYSQL database, which is pretty vulnerable.

So the question arises.

 

How Do You Secure Your WordPress Website?

It’s not just hacking that makes a website but there are other methods like spamming the chat or comment section.

A website is required for a business to thrive online. WordPress is the best CMS system most widely used, making it a target for all the hackers.

WordPress is pretty impressive itself, it gets new updates constantly increasing its features and security and much more. But it all falls on the users. If they use them properly they will safe or else..!

 

What Are These Best WordPress Security Best Practices Anyway?

Now the good stuff, let’s see how you should safeguard your website.

 

  1. It Starts With Webhost

It is the first step and the biggest mistake a user could ever do!

Web hosting is pretty important. Of course, there are a ton of companies that will host your website. But are they secure enough? Web hosting same as buying a car but you have to choose correctly, that which car would suit you better and what is warranty provided by the company. It’s pretty nerve-wracking.

So just try to stick with WordPress hosting.

 

  1. Initial Installation

During the installation, the WordPress will be sending all the data to MYSQL server in the form of PHP. For which you have to create a username and password.

Create a password as complex as you can since all the data will be stored in an unknown location in a server that you may never see.

 

  1. Your Admin Username is Important

As a default, the username for admin will be “admin” which can be changed. In fact, changing it as soon as possible would be great.

Some may argue that people will use their company name to change their username which is like giving a free hint to the hacker who might hold a grudge against you.

But if you can create a username that’s less revealing then it won’t be a problem.

 

  1. Email And Mail Provider

Usually, when we forget a password we can recover our password by using the recovery mail.

In other words, if your mail provider is not secure enough, it’s most likely that your account will be hacked.

Some of web hosting companies will provide their mail services which reasonably secure.

You can also a secretive mail that you never gave to anyone for login recovery.

 

  1. Shield from Spammers

Spammers usually use bots to spam your comment section.

Soon or later your website will be filled with all types of malware, trojans. After some time your website may collapse due to excess load.

You can limit your comments section for the verified user like authenticating them using their emails or you can completely block them for few articles that are getting spammed regularly.

You can also use captcha for the bot verification and it works fine.

 

  1. Secure your Admin Page

These are the four default roles which have admin access by default.

  1. The Administration
  2. The Author
  3. The Contributor
  4. Subscriber

The roles are self-explanatory. You have to lock the admin access for others except for the admin.

The wp-admin page is the most attacked part of the website, so if we have more admins it would definitely increase your vulnerability.

Of course, you can use Front End User Post plugin for allowing guest blogging.

 

  1. Regular Plugin And Website Maintenance

Updating and maintaining your plugins is important, always lookout for updates.

Turn off the plugins that you are not using or delete some plugins if you don’t want to use them at all.

 

  1. Always Back Up

Back up is always a good option. There are tons of free to premium plugins in WordPress, Which are awesome?

If you can afford to have a physical encrypted backup then go for it. It will help if you decide to clean your server or in the worst case, if your server is hacked.

 

  1. Use Security Plugins

Now to secure your website, you can use the plugins in the WP, in fact, you should only use them.

Try to invest in a premium security plugins, which will have more protection than the normal one.

Please don’t download plugins from the third party. They may give away premium WP plugins for free but they might bundle in some malware which will later turn into a disaster.

 

  1. Always Do External Analysis

Finally get a WordPress expert to check your website. It may cost you but it’s worth it all. You can also get your analysis through other big WordPress website design organizations you may get a discount.

 

How To Regain Your Hacked WordPress Website

Let’s imagine that despite your best efforts you got hacked. So how to get back, your hacked wordpress website. Let us see.

Firstly you will be removed from the search engines so that you won’t infect or cause trouble to others. Yes, you will also lose all your SEO score. In other words, your site is dead!

If you still have the access to the PHP my admin page along with a backup copy, you can get the problem resolved by just restoring your site.

But in worst if you don’t have any access and knowledge about PHP then give up and uninstall the old hacked WordPress and get a new one.

 

  1. Backup Database

If you still have the access to your admin page then it’s time to back up. But before you do clean your website first, remove the changed variables and newly installed waste by hackers.

After securing your domain, than just restore your website from online backup or a physical backup.

 

  1. Export Your Valuables

Now it’s time for the aftermath. You can restore some data from the backup but still, the data like comments and few articles may not be available.

Don’t worries WordPress can help you at this point. All you have to do is just navigate through the admin settings to find the “export” button and click on it.

After some basic steps, you are ready to go online. But it’s better to call your host, to check the situation there and have some WordPress developer experts, to look at your website and roll it online later.

Of course, you should take actions, so that your website won’t get hacked.

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Tips To Increase Conversion Rates For Mobile Commerce

Do you own a reputable e-commerce website, and found that your traffic is getting pretty low lately! Maybe there are not many as there used to be before on the internet. Well you are wrong there are more people on the internet than ever before, and it’s rapidly increasing every day (number of internet users).

So what is causing the drop in traffic? It may be due to the fact that more and more people are using smartphones to access the internet. While 59% use their smartphones for online shopping. And that’s the prime reason that your traffic is dropping because your website or commerce isn’t mobile friendly.

So if you are looking for how to increase conversion rates for mobile commerce, you are at the right place.

 

Follow these simple methods for improving your mobile-commerce.

 

  • Searchers Versus Browsers

Searchers and browsers are the two categories of people that explore the internet for inspiration or hopefully for products. Searchers might end up buying products from your site while browsers are looking for inspiration.

Don’t disappoint them. Try to make your homepage as simple as possible with inspiration, so that both them will benefit from your website while generating revenue for you.

 

  • Speed Is Key

Mobile phones lack the capabilities of the computer both in computing power and storage.

It means that if your website isn’t optimized every now and then (at least once an hour) the mobiles will struggle to load the site increasing load time. Which is not a good thing?

The speed of internet is increased drastically when compared to previous years, so if the average load time of your site is greater than 1.6 seconds people will thinking that your site pretty slow. Which true? Slow load times will also affect your SEO score in the Google search.

So keep your website optimized. By compressing data or using other tools.

 

  • Use The Tools

As mentioned earlier you can use tools to make your life much easier, and one such tool is Google analytics and other Google tools that will help you for increasing your conversation rates.

 

  • People Use Many Screens

Computers are much more reliable and safe when you are doing online shopping this reflects in the way people abandon their shopping carts on mobiles and move to the desktop for placing the order, as much 51% people do the same. So use the methods like mailing to regain the customers you lost.

 

  • Think Mobile

Mobile commerce has just begun, and it will grow leaps and bound in the future so stay updated and keep investing one day all your efforts will pay off 🙂

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What is Gutenberg?

WordPress the most commonly used CMS or in simple terms it’s just a free but powerful website creator/editor.

Unless you are living under a rock, you might have heard about ‘Gutenberg’, no it’s not about the place but it’s about the new WordPress editor that people may either like or hate!

Its main purpose is obsessively to make the website building easier, which it does with its new features and which increases the ease of handling.

 

Before exploring about the Gutenberg, let’s take a look at classic WordPress editor.

The editor itself is free and open source but it’s not really free for making your website using the WordPress. You may have to have some knowledge in coding or you should hire WordPress Developer to customize the WordPress for you. If not, then you may have to buy themes from other websites which you can edit later but not to its full extent, which may require coding skills.

Then came the Page Builder plugins. They made the website building so much easier that all you have to do is drag and drops then you are done! Well it’s not the end. Using page builders is easy but it’s a process filled with trial & Error which means that every time you do something in the WordPress, you don’t know how is it going work until you render it completely! And it’s going to decrease your work efficiency.

Then here comes the Gutenberg to save the day!

 

Gutenberg

It’s pretty much as same as the classic page builders but with improved functionality.

Like for example, whenever you drag and drop a block into your website you can clearly see the live changes that are being made in your site, without having to render it completely and change it later.

It drastically increases your productivity and increases your overall control over the WordPress website design.

That’s why people are going to love it. But the major drawback is that Gutenberg isn’t compatible with all the available themes not yet! Which might be a deal breaker some people? And it’s the biggest upgrade so it will take some time for people to accept this new technology.

So if you are interested in Gutenberg and willing to download it here’s a quick guide.

 

Downloading Gutenberg

It’s pretty easy all you have to do is, go to your WordPress dashboard search for Gutenberg in add new plugins or you can download it from the WordPress repository. Keep in mind that your WP version should be 4.8.

Well everything is not perfect so is Gutenberg, it comes with its own set of Pros and Cons.

 

Pros

  • It’s pretty easy to use since it’s a visual editor which has also have a great screen space with live rendering.
  • Beginner’s can easily adapt to Gutenberg, and can create a stunning site.
  • It’s mobile friendly too.
  • You can pretty much create your own theme by customizing your old theme.

 

Cons

  • Well as far as cons go it’s mainly about the themes, i.e Gutenberg currently doesn’t work well with all themes.
  • It may be easier for beginners to use Gutenberg, but it may pose some inconvenience to those who gotten used to the older versions of WP.

 

Well at last it all boils down to your personal preference, but somewhere down the line you may have to work with Gutenberg whether you like it or not. So just give it a try and you will know whether you like it or not.

GDPR
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GDPR Compliance And Your WordPress Website

Collecting data from users by websites is not uncommon. Almost everyone does that, it may be through cookies or newsletter sign-ups and so on. If you are doing a business in USA or EU GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation will definitely affect you.

If you want to avoid consequences here are few points that will help you:

 

  • Tell the user who you are, why you collect the data, for how long, and who receives it.
  • Get a clear consent [when required] before collecting any data.
  • Let users access their data, and take it with them.
  • Let users delete their data.
  • Let users know if data breaches occur.

 

WordPress released a new version (4.9.6) on which contains privacy law compliance for GDPR. Below are some of the new features available:

 

The New Privacy Page Settings

It’s a new option found in the settings menu with which you can drop a link on your WordPress website, which redirects the user to your privacy policy upon clicking. Of course, you can use cookies as well.

 

Comments on WordPress

The new feature added to the comment section is that upon commenting the commenters data will not be stored on the website upon shifting the responsibility towards the commenters.

 

Data Handling

It all boils down to your website data handling. According to GDPR the people visiting to your website should be given completely to freedom to whether sign-up or unsubscribe from the website and such, i.e importing and exporting data.  It can be found in the tool menu ‘export settings’

 

What Sites Are Affected?

Every site which can from accessible from EU is affected. Doesn’t matter, even if you do a business in EU or not. You will be fined with large amounts of money if there is any data breach.

 

GDPR Plugins

Plugins are great but not sufficient. Without a proper privacy policy, you will eventually get into trouble. So it’s your own responsibility. Try not dependent on plugins all the time.

 

What about eCommerce sites?

Unless your store is PCI compliant or unless you are using WooCommerce. Well, tough luck. E-commerce is not excluded from the GDPR either. You can save yourself by getting a WooCommerce store and assigning your GDPR terms and conditions in the checkout menu in WooCommerce section.

 

If you want to make your WordPress Website GDPR Compatible, you can approach WordPress website design agency that helps you to improve the security of the personal data, to give you greater control over, how your data is used.

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5 Proven Ways To Improve Website Conversion Rate

If your conversation rate is low even, if you have a solid traffic means that all your efforts towards SEO are a complete waste.

Getting a good amount of traffic can be a great achievement, but if you can’t turn your traffic into sales than that means there is something definitely wrong with your website.

So here are 5 proven ways to improve website conversion rates.

 

  1. Track All Conversions

It’s an important step by analyzing your website you can find where the problem lies? You can use Google analytics tool for this purpose. Use the tool to find in which part of your website you are having a greater conversation rate and the place where you are having the least.

By doing so you can repair the weak spots and make them as strong as the high conversion points of the website.

You can also find which ad is generating more revenue and then place it in a better place for more revenue.

 

  1. Review Your Landing Page Copy

Everyone has a landing page that contains the most important information for the website. Or the part where you get to sell most of the stuff.

But you should keep in mind that they came here for some work they intend to do so to provide them what they are looking for you will be going to see a more bounce rate.

Keep it simple and clean though. Also, make sure your call to action is clear to the visitor. After a user arrives on your landing page, the CTA should inform the user exactly what they need to do next.

 

  1. Build Customer Trust

Trust is something that can’t be achieved very easily you have to really work hard for getting your customers to trust to increase your conversion rate.

 

  • Contact Page

Having a contact page useful. When your visitors need some help they might want to contact you and the only way they can reach you is by your contact details so keep that in mind.

It’s also proven that 44% of users leave a website if they don’t find any contact information.

 

  • Customer Reviews

These are like free marketing for your website. Take reviews from your customer and post those on your website. It will definitely increase people’s trust towards your site.

 

  • Be Active On Social Media

Not only this increase your scope but you will be getting free marketing from your users and it can also act as a point of contact for your customers.

 

  1. Integrate Live Chat Support

By having an online chat will boost your customer’s trust in you. By solving all your customer’s problems on the spot will make them happy instead of asking them to send an email, and where it will take more than 3 hours to reach out and help your customers. By that time they will be gone. So does your sales.

 

  1. Take Advantage Of A/B Testing

Now it’s time for some testing. You can use A/B testing also known as split testing where two versions of the same website are compared with each other.

Based on the results you can opt the best performing website and use it as your site from here on.

 

google-wordpress-development
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Google Dedicates Developers Team to Speed up Development of WordPress Ecosystem

Smartphone’s are becoming pretty common these days with more than 3 billion users and increasing. It’s widely used for browsing the web, which is supported by various reports. So Google decided to join with the WordPress community to improve the website experience in mobiles. WordPress runs 59% CMS (market share) websites which is 29% of all websites, it will only make sense for Google to partner with WordPress to achieve their goals.

With the emphasis on speed for past 8 years, Google had now dedicated Developers team to speed up the development of WordPress ecosystem.

Its main goal being increases the WordPress’s ability to support new web technologies and improve mobile experience. They even started hiring new WordPress developer professionals for the same.

Google announced that a new update will be rolled in july 2018, which also includes mobile index. Which is used to rank SERPs in mobile website versions?

In 2015 Google launched AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages Project to help brands to decrease the page loading time in mobiles. While pushing others to do the same but reported that it was a slow process with only .1% using markup language.

In an event at US called WordCamp the largest WP developers event Google stated that

 

 “Our goal was to engage with the WordPress community and start a discussion around the performance of the WordPress ecosystem.”

 

 It is taken from the article written by Alberto Medina, Developer Advocate in the Content Ecosystems Team at Google.

In recent years due to various factors like code bloat, security issues, performance issues were pretty common in WordPress based websites, developers will also agree with the same!

For the most part it’s evident that non WordPress based websites performed well when it came to mobiles and Google intend to solve the same issue.

In another article Medina writes that Google is now advancing the WordPress performance in all aspects to match it to the current web standards at a rapid pace.

He also adds, that he spoke with the senior SEO Analyst at CBS Interactive Jon Henshaw, who told

 

“I’ve been waiting for someone to tackle PWA-related features/plugins for WordPress for a while. Most attempts I’ve seen, including one from Mozilla, have fallen short. The additions I would most like to see are service workers and low-bandwidth/offline content built into the CMS.”

 

Lastly Google is simply trying to boost the WordPress platform by using all its resources, so that brands and web browsing customers would profit alike, and it will take time before it can overcome all other non WordPress platforms.

 

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  • Automatic updates for WordPress and security updates
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Security/ Evil hackers find us particularly disagreeable

 

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As stated before, with our continuous scans (included with Ultimate plan), malware’s found and destroyed before it harms you or your customers.

 

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Not just software we even have our own 24/7, award-winning security team which meticulously monitors your site so they can thwart suspicious activity and deflect DDoS attacks with extreme prejudice.

 

Keep on walking, bots

Bots can be interesting but they can harm your website by posting numerous phony requests. So we will keep all those bots away and make sure that you are getting legitimate traffic.

 

Spammers, beware!

Being sarcastic and trolling others is very famous way to become famous you can find these kind of people called spammers spamming the comment section. But don’t worry we stop them before they ever reach your site so that your comments will stay clean.

 

Automatic updates

Having the latest version of WordPress’s core software keeps your site happy and safe, so we automatically patch and update as soon as they’re available.

 

Pre-screened plugins

We screen thousands upon thousands of WordPress plugins. Why? So you never have to worry whether you’re installing a well-behaved plugin or one that eats the last slice of pizza and leaves the box.

 

 

FAQ

 

What is WordPress?

WordPress® is an open source blog- and web-publishing platform that’s not only easy to use but recognized and recommend by all around the world. No matter how big or small is your website, you can fully customize your website however you like. Hundreds of thousands of sites trust their online presence to WordPress – and with Managed WordPress Hosting from us, you can too.

 

What is Managed WordPress Hosting?

Built on our state-of-the-art hosting, Managed WordPress Hosting from us is the perfect solution for anyone, who wants the power and simplicity of WordPress without the hassle of constant updates and technical adjustments.

WordPress gives you full power to edit, build, manage and integrate your website. While we have modified our servers specifically for WordPress, giving you a level of speed and security you can’t get from a standard web hosting plan.

And of course, our award-winning support is available 24×7 to help with a question you may have. In short, there’s no easier way to build and manage a fast, secure, reliable WordPress website or blog.

 

How does your version of WordPress differ from other installations?

It doesn’t. We start you out with the latest version of WordPress, the same one you’d download from WordPress.org. And anytime there’s an update, we install it for you automatically. You never have to hassle with installing another update or worry about running an outdated or compromised version of WordPress.

 

Do I need to set up my database?

Nope. With Managed WordPress Hosting, Once you signed up and purchased your plan with Managed WordPress,we will take care of everything! Just relax and start doing your work in your new website.

 

If I have a WordPress site hosted somewhere else, can I move it to this new hosting?

Of course, you can migrate your site over to our Managed WordPress in just one click. Either moves it to your domain name or put it on a temporary domain, the just do a quick review and you’re ready to publish.

 

Additionally, Our WordPress Website Design agency, offers one free managed migration, in case you wish to have assistance for your website migration.

 

In Addition please get the FAQs from this website

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Use Google AMP for WordPress to Accelerate SERP in Smart Devices

Google AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages is a new project started by Google to accelerate the loading time of web pages.

Let’s take a deeper look into AMP:

 

What is Google AMP?

AMP is an open source project. AMP pages are the lighter versions of actual web pages. Since they are lighter, loading them is pretty easy thus accelerating the loading time. AMP pages not only lighter but their coding aspects are also restricted. They are 15-85 % faster than the traditional HTML pages.

In other words, AMP is the optimized version of the normal websites, which also helps the AMP site to get better SEO ranks due its smaller size and accelerated load time. It’s mobile as well.

 

How Does Google AMP Work?

Unlike the HTML code, JS is used in AMP. AMP allows the browser to load the important or priority content or pictures before the normal ones and based on the current view.

 

How Are Google AMP Pages Built?

There are three components in AMP’s core.

  1. AMP HTML: The pages are coded in AMP HTML, a kind of simplified HTML with few or no tags.
  2. AMP JS: The ultra-fast libraries of JS are used to improve the speeds.
  3. AMP Cache: cache can sometimes be stored in Google servers or even on your device (if you open it frequently) and will be loaded from there instead of loading from the main memory.

 

Pros of Google AMP

  • Faster load time. Attracting new visitors.
  • Decreased bounce rate.
  • Better visibility on the SERP which increases the click rate on the SERP.
  • Much better SEO rank due to faster load times.
  • It’s available in all formats. i.e for commercials paid search.

 

Cons of Google AMP

  • Most parts of coding are restricted, i.e in JS and HTML.
  • Due to restrictions, AMP is difficult to implement.
  • Most of the plugins must be ignored or omitted.
  • It is not compatible with all the devices.
  • It can only be implemented in the online advertising industry.

 

Why Use Google AMP and When?

You can AMP for achieving the following goals.

  1. Appear in the Google Top Stories.
  2. Offer an optimal version for pages with great editorial content.

 

Since editorial is less on the coding side and more on content you can implement AMP with ease.

 

If you have access to Google new as an editor your site will be shown first in the search results.

If you are not into editorial you can use AMP as well.

You can do the following things using AMP:

  • Having a responsive website for desktop, mobile, and tablet and an AMP version for Google mobile search results.
  • Having a website for desktop and an AMP version for mobiles.
  • Having a responsive website for desktop, mobile, and tablets.

 

As long as your mobile website is responsive enough we can implement AMP no issues there!

You can WordPress plugins for AMP which is available.

 

Setup Google WordPress AMP Plugin

It’s pretty simple. Download the AMP for WP then activate the plugin.

Go to Plugins → Add New → search for “AMP for WordPress” → click Install Now button and then, activate the plugin.

Later it’s all elementary stuff. Same as other plugins you can see the renderings for mobiles and desktops and much more. You can access it all through the dashboard.

 

Google AMP SEO

Here is the canonical URL for the source code.

 

<link rel=”canonical” href=”http://wordpress-168726-487246.cloudwaysapps.com/index.php/2018/09/07/repellat-sit-error-rerum-maxime-2/” />

 

<script type=’text/javascript’ src=’https://cdn.ampproject.org/v0.js’ async></script>

 

Validate Your AMP Page

Use the following link for validating your AMP Page.

VALIDATE

Then insert your URL there and you are done.

 

Customize WordPress AMP Pages

To be honest you can’t really customize the AMP page without the help of yoast SEO and use glue for both Yoast SEO and AMP. This will give you the ability to do a lot customization.

 

And What’s Next?

AMP is mainly used to enhance the performance of the web pages. But currently, it’s kinda limited.

But in near future, the algorithms for AMP may perform better than ever before. Taking performance to peaks.

 

Due to that everyone would update their normal website to AMP.

In other words, AMP can change the future. Given that Google never disappoints.