WordPress: The Perfect Solution for your Website?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Computing, Marketing

WordPress: The Perfect Solution for your Website?

All online professionals, must now how to be present on the internet channel. It is necessary to reach a larger customer base and from different backgrounds, but also to assert itself from the competition.
So you have to create a website to your image, put your ads or to submit your business and services.

Open source solution

CMS (Content Management System) are open source solutions with multiple benefits. They will allow you to create a functional website, secure, easily customizable and manageable.

this is what your dashboard will look like

This is what your dashboard will look like

Indeed, for these professionals, it is important to qualify for a commercial independence, to be independent in the management of these marketing tools and not to depend on a web agency or other provider.

WordPress, an excellent open source solution for creating your website
WordPress is one of the most used CMS in the world, more than 50 million websites and blogs referenced in late 2011.

At its inception,
WordPress was used mainly as a blog platform, off in recent years, there has been an explosion. It is now used to create all kinds of Web sites (e-commerce, showcase site, personal website, etc …). Today, developers can carry out any website using the WordPress structure.
Making it a favourite tool for professional developers, but also webmasters apprentices.

Why such enthusiasm?

Content management systems “open source” as WordPress, are very powerful and high performance, and benefit from many advantages:

Accessibility:

WordPress is quite easy to install and use, even for the most novice of you. It has a system of administration (back office) simple, clear and easy to tame.

editing posts and pages is super easy

Editing posts and pages is super easy

– Adaptability and flexibility: As we say above, it is possible with more or less skill to create any website (blog, personal website, e-commerce, showcase site, etc …).
– Autonomy in the administration of the site: Ability to manage and animate with ease editorial content of your site, as well as photos, videos and other content. WordPress benefit of a clear administrative interface and easy to take in hand, even for beginners.
– Security: WordPress is a tool that is encoded by many programming professionals. Also, many updates are made each year to correct faults, if any.
– Plugin Library: Hundreds of plugins/extensions are available on the site, to change your site to your agreement.
– Free: This CMS is distributed under the GNU (General Public License), very popular in the industry of “open source”, which makes it totally free.
– Documentation: In addition to the codex that provides, which is well documented, the popularity of this CMS, that there are many resources all over the web.
– SEO Friendly WordPress is a platform uniquely made for SEO.
– Personalization: What is the main strength of this tool is its customization capability. Indeed, the underlying basic WordPress theme is a system that will allow you to change your website or blog property without much difficulty.

Three options available to you:

Free or paid, the web is full of WordPress themes all kinds. Indeed, many companies have engaged in the manufacture of themes, which allows webmasters apprentices benefit from professional designs, including some very advanced features. Here is a small selection of real estate WordPress themes, ideal for real estate professionals.

Alternatively, developing its theme. It requires you to know well the structure and WordPress functions and has some technical skills, but it allows to customise its site fully.

Either through a professional and specialist, who will provide you with a site “customised” to a reasonable price, since it will be based on the WordPress structure to create the site.

You have understood, WordPress is an ideal solution for developing the website of your real estate agent or to submit your products / services. Its many strengths make it an attractive tool in the web world, and it is not ready to stop.

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Our Tips for Chatting on Twitter

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Marketing

Our Tips for Chatting on Twitter

If you use Twitter, then you know how useful tweet chats can be. They’re an excellent way to connect with like-minded individuals and make connections you might not usually make. If you’re new to tweet chats, hopefully, the tips below will help you out when first getting started in the tweet chat arena.

1. Use a reliable Twitter client

twittr client for twitter

Twittr client for twitter

The first thing you want to do is use a reliable Twitter client to follow the chat. Nothing can be more frustrating that trying to keep up with the chat when the software you’re using keeping timing out or lagging.

At Mungi our client of choice is TweetChat.

Reasons we use it:

  • Slow down the flow of the chat if it’s going too fast
  • Smart pause lets you read what you’ve missed
  • Feature and Block users, keep track of those you want and ignore those you don’t want to
  • Toggle font allows you to view the chat at a readable level

There are other ways to track the chats; the important thing is to figure out what features you want then try it out to make sure it works for you.

2. Keep your tweets short

When interacting in the chat, it’s a good idea to keep your tweets short enough so they can be retweeted and so others can add their remarks onto it. Also, chats tend to go by pretty quickly even if you do use TweetChat to slow it down so making your tweets scannable means the other people in the conversation are more likely to read your tweets, reply to them or retweet.

3. Listen and participate

After moderator asks question Q1, Q2, Q3 et.c, you should also respond with A1, A2, A3, etc. It will help others understand what question you’re answering in the chat. Be mindful of others in the chat and interact with not only the Moderator but the others in the chat as well. There’s more than just you and the Moderator in the tweet stream.

At the end of the chat thank the Moderator & other peeps at the end of the chat you followed or engaged with during the chat. Then take some time to try and connect with others you might have missed the opportunity to interact with during the chat. More often than not some people keep tweeting long after the “chat” has ended.

4. Track the chats

the twitter blue birdSometimes chats are so fast and full of great content, it can be overwhelming. Amazing nuggets of knowledge can be missed in the blink of a tweet. One of our favourite tools is HashTracking.com. HashTracking is a powerful free and paid analytics service.

From full transcripts of chats to snapshots of tweets, impressions and reach, there is also top 10/top 20 lists that help analyse the audience of the conversation. That’s helpful to see who are the leaders of the discussion, who makes the biggest impression and who you might want to follow.

5. Show your passion

If you’re participating in a Twitter chances are it’s something you’re passionate about or something you want to learn more about. One way to hit it off with people in the tweet chat is to talk about why you’re passionate about the topic. If you’re looking to learn you’ll connect with people that can help you out, or if you already know a great deal it’s a chance for you to shed some knowledge and help out.

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Upon Request – Web Design and Development Tips

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Computing

Back by popular request!

Some of our students seem to struggle with concepts of hosting a website, how to set it up with your registrar and by tweaking the DNS settings.

We found that video super helpful and wanted to share it with the community.

Feel free to comment under the post should you have any questions!

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The Correlation Between Web Design and SEO

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Web Design

The Correlation Between Web Design and SEO

Why does a business need to team up with a web design and SEO company? The answer is simple. With many competitors in the entrepreneur world, high-end marketing strategy is essential. Many business people have managed to penetrate into online marketing, majorly through websites.

web design on photoshopMarketing for businesses has become easier and less costly. However, many people are not achieving the returns because clientele numbers have stagnated or decreased. Why? In the current market, there is more to attractive websites.

Having a website is not any less valuable, however, as you seek to achieve growth and more customers for your product and services, it is of essence that you step up into the current trends.
Whether you are just starting a venture or looking into expansion, it is important you are in partnership with a web design company that offers SEO services. Know more about SEO related to the latest web design trends.

What is SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This is a tool that drives traffic to a website. It analyses and builds websites so that they are found easier when indexed by search engines.

Web designs such as HTML, XML, JavaScript and many more are only effective to your business when linked up with search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. This is what is called optimizing.
Why is SEO of relevance to your business today?

With Search you stand the following advantages;

Visibility.
Promotion of website and existence.Since you are on the engines, then your website is known, and so are your products and services.

twitter logo designCredibility.
People are getting to trust the sites on search engines. They are ranked from customer visits, highly known and therefore, trusted sites. Your business is more credible.

It’s faster and easier.
When potential clients are in need of products and services, you will be easily available to offer your services.

Cost effective.
It is now generally admitted that online marketing is now cheaper than all other modes of marketing and advertising. With SEO, it is even far cheaper and the returns high.

Offsetting competition.
Most probably there are many people offering the same kind of business you are. How do you beat them? Get to rank high with SEO. When people we are searching. You are first.
High traffic. When many customers are interested in your services and products, you experience traffic. Your business is on demand, and that is the whole aim of SEO.

Growth.
Once you penetrate the market, and your goods are popular you grow. You can meet customer demands.

Are you considering becoming a successful entrepreneur? Many businesses collapse due to lack of a plan. There is the need to understand how to place your business strategically on the market. More so in the current world. With just a website, you are half challenged. Don’t just look for a webmaster with web design capability. Look for a company to take your business to the next level. Look for a web design company highly knowledgeable and skilled in an offering SEO services.

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Start Your Own Business The Right Way!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Tutorials

Start Your Own Business The Right Way!

Many people are continuously searching for a checklist, that they can utilize when it comes to starting their own business. However, the problem with this is that, from your business type and your ideal market to your physical location, there are so many variables involved, that the task that’s associated with creating a standard list that can apply to everyone would be prove to be difficult to say the least. Nonetheless, the key components that you should be aware of when it comes to the business that you want to establish, is that you need to be flexible. In this article we’ll take a brief look at the 5 fundamentals that everyone needs to follow when it comes to establishing a business.

1) Personal Evaluation

innovation=successPersonal evaluation is the most important fundamental that you should focus on when it comes to starting your own business. You need to be very self aware of yourself in the sense that you should know what your weaknesses are, as well as your strengths. Once you have determined what your strengths and weaknesses are, you need to ask yourself how they will affect the daily operations of your business. Additionally, as far as knowing yourself goes, you should strive to enter into a market that you enjoy and have great knowledge in, due to the fact that as your business expands, it will consume a larger portion of your life and as such, you want to strive to ensure that you are happy within the market that you choose to enter.

2) Evaluate The Market

The next thing you need to do is to evaluate the market. This is because the more you know about your market, the better protection you will have and you will be able to capitalize on your advantages once you gain some valuable insight into the market. For example, you should aim to evaluate your competitor’s strengths and weaknesses. Once you have a general understanding of their strengths and weaknesses you can gain the advantage by exploiting their weaknesses. For example, if your competitors offer poor customer service, this should be one of the things that you place a high emphasis on when you establish you business.

3) Evaluate The Various Business Formations And Acquire A Business License

The first step to making your business a reality is legal registering of it, via business license. When it comes to registering a business, you have 4 different business formations to choose from, which are :

* Corporation
* Limited Liability Company
* Partnership
* Sole proprietorship

Ensure that you check the pros and cons that are associated with each business formation before you make a decision.

4) Formulate A Business Plan

When it comes to the structure of your business, you need to formulate a business plan. Not only will your business plan, operate as a road map for your business, you will need an official business plan when it comes to securing financing. When it comes to formulating a business plan, the standard plan should consist of nine different sections at a minimum, which are:

* Executive summary
* Company overview
* Products and services
* Target market
* Marketing and sales plan
* Milestones and metrics
* Management team
* Financial plan
* Appendix

4) Secure Financing

work out your financesMost small businesses initially secure financing, via personal loans, help from family members and friends, credits and a variety of other private financing options. However, you need to ensure that the financing option that you utilize, match the needs of your company. When it comes to securing major investments, some of the lending options that you have available include:

* Angel investment
* Accounts receivable specialist
* Banks
* Venture capital

5) Set up Your Business

Once you have a great understanding of you strength and weakness as well as your competition’s strengths and weaknesses, knowledge about the market as a whole such as ideal demographics and feasible marketing solutions, the necessary licenses and certifications, a business plan and financing, you are ready to establish your business.

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