Kikolani http://kikolani.com by Kristi Hines Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:00:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 6 Essential Split Tests for WordPress Users with Nelio A/B Testing http://kikolani.com/6-essential-split-tests-wordpress-users-nelio-ab-testing.html http://kikolani.com/6-essential-split-tests-wordpress-users-nelio-ab-testing.html#respond Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:00:21 +0000 http://kikolani.com/?p=28120 Have you ever found yourself trying to make a decision about your website’s design or content? If so, then split testing can help you make the best decision possible based on conversions. Nelio A/B Testing is a split testing tool made for WordPress. It makes it easy to test critical elements of your WordPress website […]

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Have you ever found yourself trying to make a decision about your website’s design or content? If so, then split testing can help you make the best decision possible based on conversions.

Nelio A/B Testing is a split testing tool made for WordPress. It makes it easy to test critical elements of your WordPress website that either guide your visitors where you want them to go. In this post, we’re going to look at the essential split tests WordPress users should consider for their website and how to set them up using Nelio A/B Testing.

Essential Split Tests for WordPress Websites

Nelio A/B Testing can help you run the following split tests on your WordPress website and content.

  1. Split Testing Pages – This split test will help you determine if a simple tweak of the layout or content on your core pages (About Page, Advertising Page, Hire Me Page, Newsletter Signup Page, etc.) could make a difference in increasing conversions.
  2. Split Testing Posts – This split test will help you determine if a simple tweak of the layout or content on your best blog posts could make a difference increasing conversions.
  3. Split Testing Headlines – If you have tried Upworthy’s tactic of writing 25 headlines for every article you write, then you likely end up with a few that you just love. This split test will help you determine which headline will get the most clicks.
  4. Split Testing Widgets – Unique to the Nelio A/B Testing platform is split testing for widgets. This split test will help you determine if you can increase conversions (such as boosting affiliate income) by editing, reorganizing, or otherwise reconfiguring your widgets.
  5. Split Testing Themes – Can’t decide between two great themes? This split test will help you determine whether one theme leads to more conversions.
  6. Split Testing CSS – Want to change the link colors throughout your website to see if they get more clicks? This split test will help you determine what tweaks to your CSS will lead to more conversions.
  7. In addition to split tests, Nelio A/B Testing also has Clickmap and Heatmap tests that allow you to see what visitors are looking at on your website and what they are clicking. This can help you determine if you have your most important assets in the areas visitors are most likely to find and engage with them. It can also inspire you to start running specific split tests.

    How to Setup an Experiment

    Setting up a split test in Nelio A/B Testing is simple. Once you’ve setup your account and installed the WordPress plugin, you’ll do the following.

    1. Choose the split test you want to run. These are referred to in the plugin as experiments.

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    2. Configure the specific options for your test. Depending on the experiment you choose, it will involve naming your experiment, adding a description, and choosing a page / post to include in the experiment. Unlike other split testing solutions, Nelio A/B Testing uses WordPress editors for editing the alternatives, so there’s no need to learn a new tool.

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    Then you will set up the specific configurations for your experiment. Some will require you go to the page or post editor, widgets page, or themes page for further configuration.

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    3. Set your goals for the experiment. Conversions will be recorded when a visitor goes to a specific page or posts on your website, or clicks on a specific external link. (If you don’t have thank you pages set up for visitors who subscribe to your mailing list or submit a lead form, set those up first and then set up your goals.)

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    Once you’ve set up your experiment and hit the create button, it will run until you tell it to stop.

    How to Review Your Results

    After you’ve given your experiment time to run, you can start to view the results by visiting your Nelio A/B Testing dashboard and selecting the experiment you want to review.

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    Here, you will see the results of your experiment, including number of conversions for the original and alternative versions of your website and content that you are testing.

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    If you see a distinct increase in conversions with one of your variations, then you will know which one you want to stick with and do further testing upon. Again, Nelio makes things super easy and helps us: since you created the variations within WordPress, you can make the best variation permanent with a single click!

    Pricing

    For an A/B testing and heatmap tool all in one, the pricing of Nelio A/B Testing is very affordable. It starts at $29 per month for one site with up to 5,000 tested page views per month.

    Unlike most platforms that charge you based on all of the traffic to your website, Nelio A/B Testing only charges for the traffic that is involved in your experiments. Hence, you could have 100,000 page views per month, but if your split tests only involve 2,000 of those page views, then you only pay for 2,000 page views involved in your experiments.

    In Conclusion

    As you can see, Nelio A/B Testing is a must-have for WordPress website owners. When you invest in split testing, it will help you find out what will get your visitors to convert the most. Be sure to sign up for a free 14-day trial today and start learning about conversion rate optimization for your own blog or business.

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    Fetching Friday is back for week four of 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on online marketing and productivity. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week!

    Content Marketing

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    Social Media Marketing

    Productivity

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    12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared http://kikolani.com/12-social-media-tools-scheduling-publishing-updates-compared.html http://kikolani.com/12-social-media-tools-scheduling-publishing-updates-compared.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:00:36 +0000 http://kikolani.com/?p=28081 In the never ending search for tools to make social media management simpler, I decided to research several tools that help you update multiple social media networks in one place. In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for […]

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    In the never ending search for tools to make social media management simpler, I decided to research several tools that help you update multiple social media networks in one place. In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business.

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    Social Media Tools Compared

    The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research.

    As a disclaimer, I am an affiliate for some of the above mentioned tools since I have used them for my own social media marketing campaigns or for clients and therefore highly recommend them.

    Social Media Tools Comparison Chart

    Here’s what I found as far as pricing, features, and social networks supported for each of the above mentioned social media tools.

    Please note that while some offer specific features, they are only offered at certain pricing plans. Also, some features may be available for specific platforms but are not noted in the chart because the details were hard to find on their website.

    Click the image below for a larger view. Pricing is USD.

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    Special Notes

    • IFTTT and Zapier are not social media management tools. They do have features that allow you to automate publishing updates to specified social media networks.
    • MassPlanner is the only tool that I’ve found thus far that will allow you to schedule updates to Google+ Profiles and Communities. But it’s a desktop-based tool for Windows. Mac users will need Parallels for Mac or a Windows virtual machine. You also have to have this software online and running when posts are scheduled to be sent.
    • Sendible can publish to a lot of additional channels not listed in this chart.

    Initial Impressions

    I’ve been a longtime user of Buffer, HootSuite, IFTTT, Oktopost, and Post Planner. The latter is not included in the chart because it only works with Facebook, but it’s still an awesome tool that I use on a daily basis for updating my Facebook page.

    I use an IFTTT recipe to automatically send all of the posts I save in Feedly to Buffer to be tweeted out at a later time. I use HootSuite for Twitter engagement and real-time keyword monitoring. I use Oktopost to create campaigns for my latest posts that I want to promote to as many social media profiles, pages, and groups that I can. I recently added Mass Planner to the list simply because it can schedule posts to my Google+ profile and communities.

    Additional Usage Notes

    • Every Facebook group, Google+ community, and LinkedIn group has their own rules. Some do not allow you to post links. Be sure to review each group’s rules before you add them to these social media scheduling and publishing tools. When you do find groups that allow members to share links, make sure your links are 100% relevant to the group topic.
    • When you publish to multiple public Facebook groups, it will show up in people’s news feed. When you publish to groups that your friends are members of, it might also notify them that you’ve posted to a dozen or so groups. In other words, publishing to multiple groups on Facebook could make you look like a spammer. You might want to consider spreading out your Facebook groups promotion across several days.
    • When you publish to public Google+ communities, it shows up on your Google+ profile by default. Go to your Google+ settings and uncheck the box under the Profile section to “Show your Google+ communities posts on the Posts tab of your Google+ profile.”
    • Several tools allow you to automatically schedule and publish updates from RSS feeds. Choose your feeds carefully as you don’t want to over inundate your audience or end up sharing content that isn’t great or relevant to your audience.

    Your Review

    If you’ve used one of the above-mentioned tools, I’d love to hear from you! What are the pros, cons, and frustrations of each! And if you know of any other good tools that weren’t mentioned here, please include them in the comments.

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    Fetching Friday – 32 Posts on Online Marketing and Productivity http://kikolani.com/fetching-friday-01162015.html http://kikolani.com/fetching-friday-01162015.html#respond Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:14:59 +0000 http://kikolani.com/?p=28078 Fetching Friday is back for week three of 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on online marketing and productivity. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week! Content Marketing Book Writing Productivity Hacks by Nicholas Carlson FORCEdraft Doesn’t Let You Quit Writing Until You Hit Your Goal by Tori […]

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    Content Marketing

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    Social Media Marketing

    Productivity

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    Easy A/B Testing with Visual Website Optimizer http://kikolani.com/easy-ab-testing-visual-website-optimizer.html http://kikolani.com/easy-ab-testing-visual-website-optimizer.html#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:00:59 +0000 http://kikolani.com/?p=27868 I have a confession to make. For the longest time, when I read about A/B testing, I thought it would be difficult. So I didn’t do it, even though I knew that A/B testing gives you the chance to optimize your website for conversions. But then I got the opportunity to review Visual Website Optimizer […]

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    I have a confession to make. For the longest time, when I read about A/B testing, I thought it would be difficult. So I didn’t do it, even though I knew that A/B testing gives you the chance to optimize your website for conversions. But then I got the opportunity to review Visual Website Optimizer and found out that it wasn’t difficult to do at all. In this post, I’m going to take you through the steps of setting up a simple A/B testing campaign.

    Click on any images throughout the post to get the full view.

    Running an A/B Test

    I decided to try Visual Website Optimizer on my freelance writing services website built on WordPress. Here are the steps I took to create my first test.

    1. Installation of the Code

    First, you need to add your website to your account and install the tracking code. I chose to do it manually.

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    But you can also choose to do it using plugins and integrations.

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    You then use their smart code checker to verify the code is installed. Once that is complete, you can move on to creating your first test.

    2. Creating the Campaign

    There are several types of testing campaigns you can choose from. I decided to go with the simple A/B test.

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    To set up an A/B test, you will enter the URL you want to test, along with any additional criteria, such as testing mobile users or users from specific traffic sources.

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    When you click next, you will be taken to the URL you are testing inside the Visual Website Optimizer editor. There, you will make changes to your page to test the original versus the variation. For my test, I wanted to see how well my freelance writing services page converted with and without the large block of topics. So I removed the sentence leading into the topics.

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    And I removed the two blocks of topics.

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    Once I was finished editing the variation page, I set up my two goals using URLs that visitors would land on after submitting my contact form or subscribing to my email list.

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    After the goals are entered, you will finalize your campaign details, integrate additional tools into the process (such as Google Analytics), and configure advanced settings such as campaign scheduling.

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    3. Measuring the Results

    After a several days had passed, I went in to check the results of my campaign. The orange bar represents the original version of my freelance writing services page with the topics list, and the blue bar represents the variation without the topics list.

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    The results were also close for acquiring both new leads and mailing list subscribers.

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    You can also see a detailed report of how your pages performed compared to your goals.

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    Additional options include viewing your original page versus the variation and checking out heatmaps for both pages.

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    I went on to test a few more different variations for my freelance writing services page to determine which one worked best at converting new client leads. I plan to use this tool to optimize future versions or changes to my business and other landing pages.

    Visual Website Optimizer Pricing and Features

    Visual Website Optimizer is an affordable testing tool, starting at $9 per month for basic testing features.

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    It’s a highly scalable tool that works for everyone from bloggers to enterprise level companies.

    Final Thoughts on Visual Website Optimizer

    Visual Website Optimizer is a great tool to use to make A/B and multivariate testing easy to do on any website. Best of all, it will help you make changes that will help you convert visitors into leads, sales, and subscribers. Be sure to sign up for a free trial today and start testing ways to improve your website!

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    Fetching Friday – 23 Posts on Business, Content, Search, and Social http://kikolani.com/fetching-friday-01092015.html http://kikolani.com/fetching-friday-01092015.html#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:00:06 +0000 http://kikolani.com/?p=28043 Fetching Friday is back for week two of 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on business, content marketing, search marketing, and social media marketing. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week! Business 5 Strategies for Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Work by Patti Johnson 14 Tips To Make […]

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    Fetching Friday is back for week two of 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on business, content marketing, search marketing, and social media marketing. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week!

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    I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s roundup! If you’ve got a favorite post for the week, please share in the comments!

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    Fetching Friday: 25 Posts on Business, Content, Search, and Social http://kikolani.com/fetching-friday-01022015.html http://kikolani.com/fetching-friday-01022015.html#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:28:23 +0000 http://kikolani.com/?p=28013 Fetching Friday is back for 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on business, content marketing, search marketing, and social media marketing. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week! Business 13 Value-Packed Marketing Podcasts for Entrepreneurs by Eric Siu 5 Email Habits Of Highly Productive People by Leslie Barrie […]

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    Fetching Friday is back for 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on business, content marketing, search marketing, and social media marketing. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week!

    Business

    Content

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    Social

    I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s roundup! If you’ve got a favorite post for the week, please share in the comments!

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    Webinar Software Comparison: 9 Popular Services Reviewed http://kikolani.com/webinar-software-comparison.html http://kikolani.com/webinar-software-comparison.html#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:00:08 +0000 http://kikolani.com/?p=27979 One of my goals for 2015 is to incorporate webinars into my online marketing to promote some courses I have in the making. So I decided to research the different webinar software, services, and platforms that are available. In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process […]

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    One of my goals for 2015 is to incorporate webinars into my online marketing to promote some courses I have in the making. So I decided to research the different webinar software, services, and platforms that are available. In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a webinar solution for their business.

    Webinar Software Compared

    The following are the webinar software, services, and platforms I chose to research.

    Webinar Software Comparison Chart

    Here’s what I found as far as pricing and features for each of the above webinar solutions.

    Please note that while some offer specific features, they are only offered at certain pricing plans. Also, some features may be available for specific platforms but are not noted in the chart because the details were hard to find on their website.

    Click the image below for a larger view. Pricing is per month unless noted.

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    Initial Impressions

    When it comes to number of attendees versus price, you can’t beat the two services built on Google+ Hangouts – WebinarsOnAir and WebinarJam. For marketers who need a webinar solution for thousands of attendees, but don’t want to pay $280+ per month, then these are the perfect solutions. Especially WebinarJam since it’s $297 per year as opposed to per month.

    For those who are a little wary about trusting their webinars to Google+ Hangouts and need a solution that handles up to 1,000 attendees, ClickWebinar is the right choice. It has similar features to GoToWebinar, but is $119 less per month. ClickWebinar also has a nifty chat translation tool that allows you to text chat during the webinar with anyone in any language.

    If you want to go with the most recognized webinar solution and price is not an issue, then GoToWebinar is the right choice. I would say that 90% of the webinars I attend are on the GoToWebinar platform. GoToWebinar can be integrated with just about any other tool you use for accounting, CMS, CRM, ecommerce, email, marketing, social, and so forth through Zapier. For example…

    Your Review

    If you’ve used one of the above-mentioned platforms, I’d love to hear from you! What are the pros, cons, and frustrations of each? Please note if your experience is an attendee, host, panelist, or presenter – all experiences are welcome!

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    Web CEO SEO Software Platform Review http://kikolani.com/web-ceo-seo-software-review.html http://kikolani.com/web-ceo-seo-software-review.html#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:11:48 +0000 http://kikolani.com/?p=27929 You want to know the secret to a comprehensive SEO strategy? You and all SEO enthusiasts. But it’s not a secret. Any successful SEO strategy requires a good deal of time on-page optimization, keyword research and other similar endeavors. And this is impossible to do on your own manually without SEO software… unless you have […]

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    You want to know the secret to a comprehensive SEO strategy? You and all SEO enthusiasts.

    But it’s not a secret. Any successful SEO strategy requires a good deal of time on-page optimization, keyword research and other similar endeavors. And this is impossible to do on your own manually without SEO software… unless you have too much time on your hands.

    Web CEO is a search engine optimization software that has a lot of great features. It used to be an exclusive desktop product a few years ago, but the company has transitioned everything to the cloud, which enhances its appeal.

    In this post, we’re going to look at how easy it is to research your niche, promote your website, track performance and optimize your web pages for higher search engine rankings in the Web CEO SEO Dashboard.

    Be sure to click on the images for the full size view!

    After creating a new account, you enter the main interface of the dashboard where there are two options – 1) select a project 2) select a tool.

    Adding Your Website(s)

    You will want to add your website to the dashboard to get started. Choose ‘select a project’ and enter your site’s URL.

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    Then connect Google analytics if you want SEO reports with valuable data on your social media engagement and visitor traffic.
    Then add the keywords you target for ranking your website. The tool will display a list of keywords you can choose from, and there is an option to discover more related keywords for your niche based on search trends, global search volume, and competition bid. Also, you can spy on competitors to see which keywords they are ranking for.

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    Then select the search engines you want to check your site’s rankings on. You can select the country you’re targeting and Web CEO Dashboard will display a list of search engines in that country. Additionally, you can specify locations for Google’s search engine.

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    Then add your social profile URLs: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube are supported.

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    That’s about it! You can add more websites by adding new projects. Once you’re done adding websites, the project summary page should be like this. Data for each site builds up quickly depending on the size of the website.

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    Reviewing Your Data

    Now that you have gathered all the information, you can learn about the following metrics by going to the project summary and selecting your website.

    Backlink Quality Check

    This section has several different options to choose from such as tool summary, linking domains, linking pages, linking texts, competitor profiles, etc.

    In the tool summary, you will see an overview of your total backlinks, top linking TLDs, top 5 link texts, competitors, source distribution, and more.

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    In the link profile of your competitors, you can compare up to 4 different sites and see their backlinks, pages, linking domains and more.

    You can see all the domains linking to your site under Linking Domains. Each option can be expanded to see the URL of each link. It also provides an insight if links are juicy or nofollow, and PR of the domain.

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    Under Linking Pages, you can see all the pages linking to your site, the target URL, their PR, the anchor text they are using, and their current state.

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    In the Competitor Link Profile section, you can compare up to four competitors and see their linking domains, pages, backlinks and more.

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    Analytics

    Web analytics in Web CEO SEO Dashboard gives you traffic overview, social traffic, geo, and competitors.

    The tool summary provides an overview of traffic, pulling data from Google Analytics. You can see sessions by country, traffic sources, Alexa traffic with competitors, and more.

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    In the Traffic Overview section, you can see your traffic from Google Analytics as well as referring sites and pages.

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    Though many of us use broken link checker plugins, some broken anchors always skip the eye, but these cannot be ignored. Web CEO provides a comprehensive insight on internal, external, image and anchor links that may be broken.

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    On-Page Optimization

    This section contains two options – 1) On-site SEO 2) Landing page keyword placement.

    On-site SEO is going to display the SEO issues on your site and you’re likely to spend a lot of time fine tuning your webpages according to the listed on-site metrics.

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    Landing Page Optimization lets you see your specified landing pages and the keywords they rank for, as well as how well they are optimized.

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    In the Monitoring section you can enter the keywords you want to monitor (just like Google Alerts) and this shows when they are indexed on the web.

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    Pricing

    WebCEO has several pricing plans for individuals and companies. There’s even a forever-free plan that lets you use some of its features for up to two projects.

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    For those interested in upgrading to a premium account, you can get your subscription doubled (purchase one month, get two; purchase one year, get two) from now through December 25th.

    Conclusion

    Web CEO has a lot to offer in addition to the features described above, including SEO training, a white-label reports, white-label integration of their tool into your platform, and the ability to resell under your brand. It’s literally an all-in-one SEO solution, perfect for those who want to work on the cloud or on their desktop. Be sure to sign up for the forever-free account today to get a feel for how you can benefit from this tool!

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    There are a lot of myths that hold people back from creating their own website. You have to sign up for a ton of services. You have to learn how to design and code, or hire high-end consultants to design and code. You have to spend hundreds a month. Fortunately, none of these are true for those who are looking for something simple. In this post, I’m going to share some easy-to-use and affordable resources for creating your own website.

    Hosting

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    If you’re looking for affordable web hosting for your domain, then you might want to check out Hostt. They offer free web hosting when you register a domain with them for three years. While there are several hosting companies out there that advertise $0.99 web hosting, you will find that when you go to sign up, that offer only lasts for a few months, and then you will pay $5.99+ per month.

    With Hostt, you will register your .com domain and pay $41.85 up front for three years registration (or more, depending on what TLD extension you choose for your domain). With this purchase, your web hosting for the next three years will be free. Compared to web hosting services that charge as little as $4 per month, you will save $100 over the course of three years, making it a great deal or simple sites. This free plan includes Cpanel access, unlimited storage, bandwidth, sub-domains, email accounts, FTP accounts, and a $100 free Google Adwords credit (for new Google AdWords accounts only).

    Website Design

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    As much as I love recommending WordPress to people building a website, the fact is, not everyone needs or wants such a robust solution. IM Creator allows you to create websites using their easy to customize templates.

    For $9.95 a month (or less with a long-term commitment), you can publish your website to a new or existing domain name. Hosting through IM Creator is included with your monthly fee, along with unlimited bandwidth and storage, a custom email address, and access to all of their current and future templates.

    If you need to design websites for your clients, you can enquire about their Pro subscription. It allows you to quickly create white labeled websites for clients.

    Ecommerce

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    Sometimes, you don’t just want an affordable solution, but you also want an easy solution. For those who are looking to sell products on their website, but don’t want to go through the hassle of dealing with intricate ecommerce platforms, there is Pimwi.

    Pimwi offers one design that is customizable using cards – blog postcards, contact cards, gallery image cards, Google Maps cards, menu cards, and more, including product cards for ecommerce. Simply add each of your products as a card on your Pimwi website with a title, description, and image of your product. That’s all you have to configure! People will be able to add your products to a shopping cart and checkout using PayPal. Funds for sales will immediately be deposited into your PayPal account with no additional fees beyond what PayPal charges.

    For $25 a month, you can create your ecommerce site. You don’t need your own domain or hosting as both are handled by Pimwi.

    Mailing List

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    If you don’t plan to have a large mailing list then MailChimp is the best choice. It’s free for up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month. This means if you max out your number of subscribers, you can send six emails per month. To keep your plan free for as long as possible, be sure to regularly prune your list for inactive subscribers.

    Everything Else

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    If you are looking for affordable resources for a variety of tasks, Fiverr can be a great resource. You will find gigs for logo design, video creation, content ideas, local business marketing advice, and pretty much anything else you can think of. While the premise of the site is everything costs $5, be sure to read each gig description carefully – some offer the bare minimum for $5, but you have to upgrade to get what you really want.

    What are your favorite simple and affordable website creation resources? Please share in the comments!

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