Want to Gain Website Traffic?

Want to Gain Website Traffic?

Most companies want a website to help drive traffic to their company and obtain new clients.  Collective IT Solutions works with a great, free WordPress plugin (you can purchase Pro Plugin for additional features) on many of their websites to help set up analytics tracking – to see just how many potential customers do visit your website:
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Monster Insights puts out some great articles to help companies obtain additional traffic.  Here is a recent post, “32 Marketing Hacks Guaranteed to Grow Your Traffic.” You might want to give this article a read and find some ideas you can do yourself or get a company such as Collective IT Solutions to help you out with!

1. Laser-Target Your Visitors’ Interests
2. Find Top Landing Pages and Popular Post Type to Create Similar Content
3. Plug the Leaks in Your Content
4. Identify Existing Content to Repurpose
5. Use Google Suggest to Find High-Traffic Blog Posts
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Spikes in Attacks Serve as a Reminder to Update Plugins

Spikes in Attacks Serve as a Reminder to Update Plugins

We try to stay in touch and aware of the ‘WordPress World’ here at Collective IT Solutions.  An excellent resource has been Wordfence.com.  We recommend installing the free Wordfence plugin on all of our websites to help protect against website attackers!  Some of our clients have upgraded to premium Wordfence for their sites with additional needs.

Recently, Wordfence sent out a article helping remind us to update Plugins, Themes and WordPress version!  Read this article when you have the chance and feel free to contact Collective IT Solutions with any questions or website assistance.  Website Attackers are out there but there are ways you can help protect your website and stay safe.

Is it Time to Update Your Website Design?

Is it Time to Update Your Website Design?

While reading through some recent articles, I found an excellent “Is it time to update my design” Checklist published by Zift Solutions, “How Often Should You Update or Rebuild Your Website?

If you can answer “Yes” to any of the following questions, it might be time to contact an established company such as Collective IT Solutions to discuss a website redesign:

  • Has it been over 3 years since you last updated your site?
  • Is your website in line with your current brand?
  • Is your website intuitive and user-friendly?
  • Is your website responsive?
  • Are you still using Adobe Flash for anything on your site?
  • Do you have your social sharing buttons in a high traffic area?
  • Are you using social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) at all?
  • Is your company contact info easy to find?
  • Is your website URL 10 miles long?
  • Does your website literally look like it was created in 1994?

Together we can come up with a website that is professional sound and pleasing to look at in the current year. Let us help you impress your clients.

10 Reasons Free Websites Are Bad

10 Reasons Free Websites Are Bad

I love this article by Elegant Themes – https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/wordpress/reasons-free-websites-are-bad?utm_source=Elegant+Themes&utm_campaign=8df0e35e42-Divi_Monthly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c886a2fc0a-8df0e35e42-50578317


Of course there are MANY free themes out there and if you need to save money and have the time, go ahead and give it a try.  But their Reason Number 2 is what I try to explain to my clients so often –

2. Free Websites Typically Have Poor Performance and Scalability

You might need to hire someone if you have specific needs or wants!  Feel free to contact us with questions – wendi@collectiveitsolutions.net

Now is the Perfect Time for that Online Store!

Now is the Perfect Time for that Online Store!

Many of us are currently stuck working from home due to government and other stay-at-home requirements and/or recommendations. . .  Now is a great time to get that online store up and running.

1. Obtain a web host – SiteGround, our favorite WordPress web host is currently offering NEW customers 3 months of web hosting for .99 per month!  They are still reasonable pricing upon renewal!

Web Hosting

2. Select a WordPress theme.  There are so many out there for FREE or you can pay a small one time price for some premium themes if they work best for your needs. Great, Free WordPress –  WooCommerce Themes

3. Add WooCommerce WordPress Plugin for free!  Decide if you want to pay for any premium features.

4.  Hire a company like Collective IT Solutions, Inc. to help you out.  We can work on an hourly rate just to help get you up and running or we can discuss a contract (for a lower hourly rate).