When starting a business website on WordPress, it is overwhelming if it is your first time especially when installing plugins. With so many out there, it is easy to throw knowledge to the many-faced god (Game of Thrones reference) and download what you think your website needs or even not download anything at all.

We are here to help. We have asked our UX and website development experts what their top 3 plugins you need for your website so you don’t have to waste your time with trial and error. 

  • Nitropack

5 Plugins that you need when creating your business WordPress site

https://wordpress.org/plugins/nitropack/ 

NitroPack is an all-in-one performance optimization service. It combines everything you need for a lightning-fast website. Image optimization, code minification, caching, CDN, lazy loading – you name it, NitroPack has it.

NitroPack performs all optimizations in the cloud. This makes it a very lightweight solution with a lower CPU overhead compared to standard caching plugins.

  • Contact Form 7 

5 Plugins that you need when creating your business WordPress site

https://contactform7.com/

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering, and so on. It’s easy to customize .. really. 

  • Visual Composer Website Builder

5 Plugins that you need when creating your business WordPress site

https://visualcomposer.com/

Visual Composer Website Builder is an intuitive drag and drops editor that gives you powerful tools and assets to create a responsive WordPress website. No coding!

It’s a brand new Visual Composer made entirely from scratch! No more [shortcodes] hell, content locking, or performance compromises. Instead, you get a fast, powerful, and easy-to-use website builder that gives you tools to create any kind of website.

Final takeaways:

When creating your website, the most important thing to remember is to make sure you know what you need to make your customers’ experience memorable. 

As they say, first impressions always last. Make sure that you take a minute to strategize and install the apps that work for you and your business. 

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In this digital age, especially for small to medium businesses, it’s become hard to get your content seen by the right audience. This is because of the ever-changing “algorithm” that social media platforms use that has the job of sorting out the millions of content that are posted each day. 

First, we should know what an algorithm is. The algorithm is simply a set of instructions used to perform a specific task in a finite number of steps. Every website works on an algorithm. It arranges and performs tasks for a post and makes it viewable in the feed of audiences. There are many different ways of developing an algorithm. The designers of a particular site create the algorithm according to their needs.

Since there are different algorithms for each social media platform, our experts have researched and gathered into this blog today some things that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube’s algorithm considers when you post for your business. 

Facebook

  • a. Conversational starting topics that build relationships
  • b. Audience focused content
  • c. Putting dollars behind organic content that works.
  • d. Avoiding Clickbait like content.

Instagram

  • a. Be consistent when you post
  • b. Build a relationship with your audience. Humanize your brand/business
  • c. Know the times where you should post. 
  • d. Post frequently

Twitter

  • a. Times that you tweeted
  • b. What keywords you use
  • c. How people respond to the tweet (likes, replies, shares)
  • d. What kind of media do you use when you tweet (image, video, GIF)

YouTube

  • a. Click-through rate of your posts
  • b. History of what your audience has shared in the past
  • c. How your audience responds to the video (in terms of liking the video, sharing the video, subscribing and clicking the notification bell)
  • d. User demographic information and location.

Final Takeaways:

Whatever tactic you choose to focus on to improve your algorithm ranking in 2021, the most important thing is to keep engaging with your audience at the heart of your strategy.

Building a genuine relationship with your followers organically is the most powerful way to “hack” the algorithm and, most importantly, it will work wonders for your brand too.

Need help in building your digital presence? Contact us today for a free consultation and get started on your journey – + 61 2 9089 8875 or email us at info@netfusiontechnology.com

 

Videos have become a popular form of social media content over the past years. Everyone’s posting them. Roll your eyes if you wish, but there’s a reason why videos on social media have become a trend and your competitors have already realized the power of using it to engage an audience. 

With all the tools and marketing strategies that are available now, you will be able to create quality content. In addition, easy access to faster internet only means easy delivery of videos to your target audience.

There are many reasons why you should post videos across all your social media channels, but here are the top three:

  • Videos boost engagement

A person is more likely to interact with a video than a block of text, simply because watching is more entertaining than reading. Many of us are guilty of binge-watching on social media, and we are more likely able to recall what we’ve watched than what we’ve read.

Videos engage a person’s visual and auditory sense through movement and noise whereas text relies on the style of writing and the specific choice of words to tell a story, to convey a feeling, to describe a product, to capture a person’s attention. 

Our brain is hardwired to retain visual content better than text. Our mental laziness encourages us to consume video and information that is easier to process. 

  • Videos provide exposure

A picture speaks a thousand words, what more video! Compelling content provides great exposure to a brand, product, service, or cause. 

Posting the video across social media will provide ease in conveying interesting insights and useful information whilst entertaining the viewer which would otherwise have been difficult to do with plain text. Care must only be taken not to overload the viewer with too much information. 

There are many different video formats to choose from to increase exposure such as sneak peeks, product reveals, customer reviews, or live videos. Others make the most of breaking news, trending topics, or social causes to spark engagement with their audience while others focus on the viewer’s journey and experience through better storytelling, better video resolution, and sound.

  • Videos drive results

It is always important to have a goal for every video whether it is to increase website traffic, sales, donation, or awareness. To meet that goal, viewers can be called to action by asking them to comment, like, share, subscribe, click the notification button or visit a site for more information. These in return generate quantifiable results and immediate feedback. 

Social media analytical tools show target audience demographic, follower growth, website traffic from videos, evaluate engagement, or calculate which campaign yields the highest ROI across all platforms. 

In return, these data will help to create better content for a better viewing experience to work towards a specific goal. Additionally, SEO further helps to compliment videos with captivating headlines, video descriptions, and hashtags to appear higher in search results. 

Create a video, engage, expose, get results, repeat. 

Video is the most powerful and valuable form of content and works in more ways than one in reaching your goal. You don’t even need a large budget to create it. 

Investing in digital marketing can help your company earn more revenue, leads, and conversions. If you’re ready to take your business to new heights, contact us to see how we can empower your business. 

Congratulations! If you are reading this your business probably has a social media presence and doing advertising on the channels as well. The only problem is that you are probably confused with how to measure your success or “return of investment” (ROI). 

In this blog, we will tell you some of the things that you need to know to be able to measure your “return of investment.”

  • Social media goals or purpose

Like everything in business, your social media has to provide a function to your business. This is the first thing you must always do because without a clear set of goals or a clear purpose, it would be like your social media was a bus headed nowhere. 

Some examples of goals that can be set are:

a. Increasing brand awareness for your brand/business.

b. Attract traffic to your website. 

c. Generate new leads. 

Once you have set your goals, you can break down what are the analytics that you can use to support that you are indeed achieving your goal. It can either be tracking the vanity metrics – fan growth, mentions over time, or even the number of people inquiring through your social media about your product. 

  • Develop a social media strategy to achieve your goals.

Certain social media goals will come with certain strategies. Not all strategies will be the same so having a strategy on how to accomplish your goals is a great way to help you get your return in investment. 

Some strategies include:

a. Run social media ads with goal conversion to generate new leads.

b. Run a remarketing campaign that targets website visitors on Facebook.

c. Follow 10 new people on social media a day (relevant to your industry and customers).

  • How long does it take to accomplish set goals?  

Since you are not the only company that uses social media, don’t expect that all your goals will be accomplished in a week or even in a month!

Doing social media takes a lot of time and effort, so give your self a rough timeframe based on your set goals. As you go along, if you don’t see the results you want in your timeframe take a step back and restrategize on how you can accomplish those goals (be doing paid, doing organic, or taking a look if your timeframe was the problem). 

As the saying goes “Rome was not built in a day,” neither was a 1.2M followed social media account. Looking at what it takes to accomplish your set goal is how you know if you have a “return in investment.”

Investing in digital marketing can help your company earn more revenue, leads, and conversions. If you’re ready to take your business to new heights, contact us to see how we can empower your business. 

Let’s face it, digital marketing is becoming the new way of reaching audiences in their homes. Every business should have at least a strategy when it comes to digital advertising as it comes with many advantages.

Here are a few to note down if you are thinking of plunging to the world of digital advertising. 

  • It’s cost-effective

It is difficult to compete with bigger businesses in terms of voice share when they have money to spend on traditional ads. Advertising in the digital space levels the playing field for all businesses targets your intended audience while maintaining a budget that is friendly to your pocket. 

The slight drawback is that it takes time to implement the strategy and develop the results. Although, when done correctly is worth the investment that you put in. 

  • It’s trackable

With traditional advertising, it is hard to pinpoint the root cause of why the ad failed as there are too many factors in play. When you create a digital marketing advertisement, you can see in real-time how your ad is doing and adjust your strategy. This allows you to save money when doing your next ad as you now know what worked and what didn’t. 

  • It can allow you to target your desired audience.

As mentioned earlier, digital advertising allows you to target your desired audience on a budget. When creating ads on Facebook, you are given the option to define age, a specific gender, occupation, interests, hobbies, and more. The options are limitless. 

  • It increases your conversion rate

When you invest in digital marketing, you have the option of increasing your conversion rate as you are now targeting people who are interested in your business. When you have earned enough conversions, your company will start to grow and get noticed. 

  • You are in control and can make changes as you go. 

One of the biggest benefits of digital advertising is the option that you can make changes as you go along the ad. Unlike traditional marketing, you can tweak your social media ads, optimize your SEO campaigns, and update your content. 

Investing in digital marketing can help your company earn more revenue, leads, and conversions. If you’re ready to take your business to new heights, contact us to see how we can empower your business. 

 

As Natalie Massenet once said –

”Never forget that you only have one opportunity to make a first impression – with investors, with customers, with PR, and with marketing”. 

The same goes when posting content for your business on social media. 

Great content allows you to inject your business persona in subtle ways but also allows you to support the brand recall and create top-of-mind awareness. However, with hundreds of online tools out there (most of them paid), it’s easy to get lost in which is the perfect tool for you. 

Not to worry! We have tried a couple (if not thousands) of online tools for you and here our top 3 picks that you must use:

Link: www.canva.com

What can we say about Canva? From the great user-friendly layout to its features that are quite robust in its free version. Though you do have to pay for the pro version that unlocks more features, the free version provides you with over 80,000+ free templates (that you can easily use as your base and make into your own), 100+ design types (from social media posts, presentations, letters and more) and finally hundreds of thousands of free photos and graphics to choose from. 

The best part of that is? You can download your work on the free trial by PDF, JPG, or PNG file; and distribute it on social media with integrated share buttons. We would definitely recommend this for first-time businesses wanting to try their hand in creating their own content. You will definitely not go wrong by using this.

 

Link: https://crello.com/

One great online photo editing tool that has been flying below the radar for too long. Much like canva.com this free online editing tool provides you with templates that you can build up from, around 140 million stock photos you can choose from plus if your business has a particular font you can upload it to this online tool. 

Sadly, it does not let you download your works once you have finished them although, they do provide a 14 free trial on their pro version that can enable the feature of downloading your work once you are done.

Link: https://snappa.com/

Snappa is the last on our list for worth-it editing tools. Made for those who have little to no knowledge of editing and want a simple design for your business, this could very be the editing tool for you. 

Very user friendly with over 6,000 templates and over 3,000,000+ HD photos & graphics this online editing tool is a great way to start your journey into creating your own content for social media. 

Final takeaways

There you have it, the top 3 worth-it editing tools that we highly recommend to start your journey for your business. Have fun and play around with the different tools and design great eye-catching photos, videos, and designs. 

If you are still not sure where to start? We at Netfusion Technology are ready to help you begin your journey. Contact us now!