When it comes to a Content Management System for you website, which CMS is the most popular?
Was there any doubt? It’s WordPress!
WordPress is behind over 51% of Canadian websites, with Wix and GoDaddy trailing. In the US, WordPress is also #1 at over 50%, with Wix at #2. Globally, WordPress is #1 and leads 2nd place Joomla by over 16 million installs.
When was the last time you looked at your website… on your phone? Was it hard to read? Was it difficult to navigate?
Studiopress has a responsiveness test page that will load your website in four mobile sizes, so you can see just how mobile friendly your website is.
The page displays your website in…
240 x 320 (small phone)
320 x 480 (iPhone)
480 x 640 (small tablet)
768 x 1024 (iPad – Portrait)
Click the link, add your URL and see how you look to the mobile world.
Here are my results for this site…
If your website isn’t responsive to mobile devices, maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Upgrading to a more responsive theme can be a pretty simple process, especially if you’re using a content management system like Joomla or WordPress.
Let me know if you need any help (or free advice).
This is a great article and how true! Too many choices, too many features, can’t decide!
Put another way, how much easier is buying a bottle of wine when you know that you prefer reds and that your favorite red is Australian Shiraz? This small amount of knowledge cuts a choice between 500 bottles in a store down to 10.
With a nearly unlimited pool of WordPress themes to choose from, it becomes so easy to feel overwhelmed and resort to inaction… – Smashing Magazine
To try and simplify the process, here are the seven main points of consideration…
Yes! If you have a website or blog hosted by WordPress.com you can still use Google’s Webmaster Tools.
From your WordPress.com dashboard select TOOLS, then AVAILABLE TOOLS, then WEBSITE VERIFICATION SERVICES.
1.Log in to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ with your Google account.
2.Enter your blog address (without http:// or https:// in front)
3.Click the Add a Site button
4.You will be presented with several verification methods. Choose the Alternate Methods tab.
5.Select the option: HTML tag
6.Copy the content value of the meta tag….more here.
WordPress.com also supports Bing Webmaster Center, Pinterest Verification and Yandex.
1. Speed/Load-time optimization
2. Configure critical WordPress SEO plug-ins
3. Configure critical social plug-ins for WordPress
4. Write unique and in-depth content
5. Rich snippets. Please!
6. Authorship with Google+ is the future
7. Commenting is the new SEO
8. Keep updating the (old) content
9. Be a community person!
10. On-page website structure