One of the clients I work with providing Digital Marketing via Fulcrum Media (my day job) was worried about his website not converting visitors into paying customers. Quite rightly too as his website was not very attractive and possibly had some visitors clicking away, there was also an issue with duplicate content on the area landing pages.
I said to the client, when I have some spare time in my busy schedule I would revamp his website for a fresh upto date look and that would also tablet and smartphone optimised. Yesterday afternoon I built the client a brand new design and a new logo. When I showed the client the new design he was over the moon.
The client provides Man and Van Services in Manchester and throughout the North West.
Built in HTML5 & CSS3
Tablet and Smartphone friendly
Click to call button for Smartphones (improves conversions)
I am not advocating wordpress but because of its extensive use I have found it a better framework from other platform. My write up would help you sort out the right framework for your development process.
WordPress Theme Frameworks
WordPress is awesome open source web software used to create beautiful websites and blog. It is easy to create custom theme and intuitive design using wordpress theme. You can start with an HTML template and later add wordpress code to it or start with basic wordpress code and design it further.
What are basic WordPress Theme
WordPress theme frameworks are basically starter themes that can be used as a foundation for the creation of own themes. If you are a web-developer and you are fed up of the entire repetitive task of code writing and checking, switch to wordpress immediately. The framework is easy to use, its time saving and help in efficient development platform. The best part for the developer of wordpress theme is that he is supported via expert communities built all around the wordpress theme framework.
WordPress is not just for blogging.
WordPress was initially used as a blogging platform, and still it is the best solution for the blog. However, it has developed a long way and has become a very inclusive Content Management Suite. It is powering many different types of website including business sites, job boards, classified ads, etc. WordPress is extremely flexible, adaptable, and are literally uses thousands of plug-in to enhance itself.
WordPress is SEO friendly: Search engines like Google, Yahoo love WordPress. It index wordpress websites better that other websites. Actually you can improve your SEO performance by changing your theme and installing wordpress SEO plugins.
WordPress is Social Media Friendly: WordPress has many social media plugins. You can use this plugins to automatically post your Facebook, twitter and other social media updates. Users will share your post and the website will get more publicity.
WordPress is Free: WordPress is an open source software so one can easily download and install this free software. With wordpress, you can say no to heavy spending of money on coding and designing.
Easy to Use: WordPress is simple and easy framework to use. You do not require to master any coding skill. It will save your content automatically apart there are wordpress tutorials to help you in its easy access.
It has Improved Security and Spam Protection: The WordPress theme is is well coded and it have higher security. There are also lots of plugins available for security and to prevent spam on the site.
You can Control Comments: You may receive some auto generated spam and comments. WordPress have options to approve comments manually and automatically.
Multi User CMS: It is one of the unique features of wordpress. If you are an administrator, you can assign role as author, editor, contributor and administrator.
WordPress is mobile friendly: A wordpress site is easy to make mobile compatible. There are themes that can fit your site for mobile devices.
There are lots of Plugins: Plugins are codes or modules to extent the site functions. WordPress has many plugins available for social media, security, SEO, gaming etc. It is easy and simple to install.
Last but not least, wordpress offer easy support. There are wordpress forums where you can put your doubts and seek solutions. With all these features we can say that wordpress is a better framework than other. Looking for wordpress expert web designers London? Look No Further – call us 0207 993 5898 or email us email@example.com
Catalino Calacar is a professional writer for web designers London a company that offer cheap and affordable web design.
The internet is a great thing. However, it’s also a competitive landscape – with hundreds of millions of eyes to vie for, getting your work in-front of the widest audience possible is no longer a matter of simply uploading a new page of content and waiting for magic to happen. If you want your content to attract attention, then you have to work tremendously hard to make sure it acquires attention.
Write a compelling headline:
When it comes to copywriting, the headline is everything. Professional copywriters have been known to spend upwards of days on the title, simply because it plays such a large role in deciding whether or not their content gets read. Remember, your headline will appear as the title on your blog page and in the search engine results pages too – it’s vitally important to ensure that it stands out.
Be different, be unique.
There’s nothing worse than simply doing the same thing as everyone else – make a genuine effort to stand out. Spend time thinking about the central premise of your new literary masterpiece; make sure it’s well constructed with a beginning, middle and an end (conclusion). Try incorporating video content into your writing, and other forms of multimedia.
Post your content off-site.
If you are just starting out i.e. you have just uploaded a brand new website and you have next to no visibility online, then the best thing you can possibly do is start sourcing guest posting opportunities – build a list of other webmasters who are willing to submit your content on their blog.
Make sure, above all else, that you are ready to produce your best – you have high standards for your own blog, make sure you maintain those standards when posting on someone else’s site, too. The pitch is typically the hardest part and it’s why you need to be as creative as you possibly can be – really think about the central idea behind your piece and then pitch it to really high traffic websites.
Drive relevant traffic to your subscriber list.
This is singly one of the best marketing tips you will ever receive – if you are planning on creating guest posts for external websites i.e. posting your content on another webmaster’s site, then make sure you launch some form of promotion, too.
If you’re driving traffic to your own website from another webmaster’s site then ultimately you want them to do something – the best thing you can get them to do is subscribe to your e-mail list, that way you can continue to market to them (by helping them).
Our friends over at Email Monks have created a fantastic Infographic detailing the rise of emails being read on smartphones.
Our latest infographic on Mobile Friendly Emails will walk you through the importance of adapting responsive mobile email techniques in 2013. As 75% of the companies do not optimize email for mobiles yet, they continue to lose out on the ROI! With 43% of the people now reading and responding emails through mobiles and 97% of the people just view the emails once, it is high time marketers should use responsive mobile email design and coding techniques to stop providing bad experience to more than 50% of the email subscribers!
It’s no secret that Bitcoin comes with its fair share of controversy but what most people don’t realise is, it’s also shrouded in a veil of mystery. That’s because, even five years after its launch, nobody knows who came up with the original idea for the virtual currency system.
It’s an interesting story when you consider that even developers have no idea who created it. All that’s known about the person behind it is that he goes by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. That is, until now. Computer visionary Ted Nelson believes he now knows who started Bitcoin – a math professor at Kyoto University named Shinichi Mochizuki.
Naturally, Nelson didn’t offer up a ton of evidence when he announced the discovery on YouTube. In trying to determine the person’s identity, Nelson said he asked himself what Sherlock Holmes would have done. He did say, however, that Mochizuki was a brilliant mathematician. What’s more, he has a history that seems to fit the behavior of Nakamoto.
Nelson also used the opportunity to praise Bitcoin. He noted that most people call it a virtual currency but in his opinion, it’s electronic gold. That’s because like gold, Bitcoin has no central authority and like gold, Bitcoin is brilliant, he said.
The secretive Nakamoto sent a letter to a developer in April 2011 indicating that he had moved on to other projects. A number of publications including the New Yorker attempted to uncover Nakamoto’s true identity that same year to no avail.
Via my full time job with Fulcrum, in which I predominantly work on website promotion for clients (SEO), but on the odd occasion I get to build a new website for a couple of our clients. I just would like to share one of those websites with you all. The website is for a plumbing company in Manchester called Four Seasons Heating & Plumbing.
“Four seasons plumbing has been established 12 years. We are friendly, clean and tidy, we do an excellent job at competitive rates. We are insured and totally professional, our work is second to none and we have a few tradesmen within our company. We are not (jacks of all trades) we are time served. We specialise in bathrooms, wetrooms, central heating, power flushing, leaks, taps etc.”
I built the website using the powerful cms platform called WordPress. Below is a screenshot or you can visit the website directly by visiting: www.gassafemanchester.com
Recently I had the unfortunate plesure of having my Twitter account hacked. Which has resulted in me losing a lot of my connections and followers, there was also a couple of spam tweets posted, I don`t think there was any direct messages sent out but I cannot confirm this. To say the least i`m not very happy about this!
In recent months I`ve heard so many horror stories about Twitter, I never thought it would happen to me, I had a very strong password. Although it could have been a 3rd party application. I have contacted Twitter`s support team and yet to recieve a response.
If you are experiencing any issues with your Twitter account your first port of call should be: https://support.twitter.com/articles/31796-my-account-has-been-compromised#
I`ve been quite busy in recent weeks helping with the development and SEO of the Mobile Website specialist`s Go-Mobile, their niche is converting existing websites into mobile device friendly websites.
If you think about it, in the next couple of years most people will be using their smartphones and tablets to view websites instead of powering up their PC`s and laptop computers.