Create a Website Today http://www.makewebsitetoday.com Build Your Own Professional Blog In Minutes Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:33:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Googles New free Optimize tool to take on Ubounce and leadpages http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/googles-new-optimize-tool/ http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/googles-new-optimize-tool/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:28:31 +0000 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/?p=550 If you are into building landing pages, marketing your posts and testing traffic to it then you will like the “google optimize” tool.

googles new tool release

Where once you paid a regular monthly fees for these kind of services like “ubounce” “leadpages” and “optimizely”  now you have a free alternative.

So what is  Google optimize ?

Is it a plugin, is it a software – how does it work.
Here are the answers.

Optimize is a service launched by google that allows you to optimize your webpages and measure those traffic results.

According to google –
There are two versions of Google Optimize. Optimize is a free product that allows you to get started with experimentation. Optimize 360 is a premium testing and personalization tool for the enterprise that is part of the Google Analytics 360 Suite.

Google optimize features

  • Google Optimize offers AB testing, website testing & personalization tools for small & large enterprises to help deliver engaging customer experiences.
  • Optimize makes it easy for you to create A/B, multivariate, or redirect tests to change just about anything on your site and then quickly determine the impact on customer behaviour.
  • Quickly implement Optimize across your entire website
  • Go even further with Optimize 360 and deliver custom experiences to your Analytics audiences
  • Native integration with Google Analytics

So what do leadpages do ?

Landing Page Builder

Leadpages generates leads and sales for your business on the web, in emails, via text messaging, and on social media. They are known for their awesome landing pages building capacity and measuring traffic from them

What does ubounce do ?

ubounce split testing tool

With the Unbounce Builder, you can create mobile responsive landing pages and custom overlays (Convertables) by choosing from  thier gallery of 125+ high-converting templates — or create your own design by starting from scratch.

They have CRO tools to do jobs like  like A/B testing, lDynamic Text Replacement & Convertables

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Buying a Australian Domain name live 2017 Comparison http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/buying-a-australian-domain-name-live-comparison/ Fri, 05 May 2017 14:22:29 +0000 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/?p=531 Today I purchased a job related .com.au domain name for 32% off. I was discussing a  job with  a colleague and  got an idea, so decided to buy a aussie domain name.  I was in search for an aussie domain name with the word “jobs” in it. I found a suitable name with the dot com dot au extension.

Godaddy Prices compared with Aussie domain name providers

As I recommend godaddy and have been using them for a long time I went to check them out and see what prices are like in 2017.

Here is the sweet deal I got

jobs domain name .com.au godaddy

I searched for s suitable name and found one which cost me $11.45 a year.

As Australian domain name registration’s need a minimum two year registration I had to pay $22.90 for a 2year registration for this .com.au domain name. Its still cheap compared to some other domain names you find out there. You won’t get a deal sweeter than that for an aussie domain.

Find your domain name with godaddy now – here

How they fared with dot com au domain names

Just to compare what prices are like on other websites for an  au domain, I gave it a go on these websites below – Check it out

digital pacific

1. https://checkout.digitalpacific.com.au/#/domain

Did a search on digital pacific here are the results

results for digital prices

Who wants to fly, digital pacific was also giving me Qantas 75 business rewards points with my domain name rego.

2. https://www.domainregistration.com.au/

Domain Registration Services is a wholly owned and operated Australian Domain Name Registrar

This is the price i got for Domain registration. They didnt give me a price for the particualr domain i was searching , but told me to register first with their website. But the prices were lsited as below

DR 2 YRS per domain licence.

3. https://www.crazydomains.com.au/

crazy domainscrazy enough prices for rego

Here are their prices ( not bad)

not bad pricing from crazy domains

They came up with a pretty good pricing  but still just a couple of cents  pricier than  godaddy. I prefer godaddy as they have cheap hosting and  much more streamlined interface for doing things in the admin area.

4. https://www.melbourneit.com.au/domain-names/

teh melbourne it logo

I was expecting them to be cheaper than this at the  least , but lordy dordy , – here are their price compared to godaddy right  below  this image.

prices for domains from melbourne it

The total bill for my godaddy.com  2 year domain name purchase  was $22.90

 

godaddy pricing australiaYou can also make use of the 32% discount by using  the code shown in picture which will get applied by clicking this link here.

If you want  to  claim it by using the discount promo coupon , click here and then  when you go to check out –apply this coupon code  GCAUE99D

The good thing with godaddy is you also get a website builder free for the first month to test things out .  But i usually use wordpress CMS  for my websites, from their hosting options which is free to me as I have purchased  their  $1 hosting account with them too.

godaddy website builder free for 1st month

I would suggest you do the same as  wordpress is the easiest website building software you can use to build and maintain a website.

Good luck with your domain name hunting!

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How my Dreamhost Hosting account almost got hacked http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/how-my-dreamhost-hosting-account-almost-got-hacked/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:45:25 +0000 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/?p=431 When I got this email from dreamhost hosting I went into panic mode. Because on the first glance this email looked pretty authentic as if it came from  Dreamhost hosting. I am with Dreamhost-hosting for some of my blogs and websites  and I had just got an email from them saying that I had requested to reset my admin password on my hosting account.

secure yourwebsitehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing

I was pretty sure I did not do that at all, so I went into panic mode thinking somebody was trying to mess around. I knew there were hackers out there that exploited similar type of flaws in some login pages and wordpress websites  to gain access to your account, and so I panicked even more without checking the urls of the pages mentioned in the email.

Here is snapshot of the email i received

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email from dreamhost servers not

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phishing email from scammers

As you can see from above image

    • Email in inbox looks genuine
    • Sent fromemail looks genuine
    • Broken logo image is a bit of a giveaway of scammers
    • Url that has extension of wkpc.net is scammer giveaway as official website is https://www.dreamhost.com/
    • signature url for website has two .com.com in url  ..(spelling mistakes often made by scammers)

 

Website Security: Avoid Clicking On Suspect Emails

Turns out it was a “phishing attempt” as confirmed by Dreamhost support which was pretty prompt in getting back tome  I got a reply within 12 hours  telling me it was a scammer and not click any urls in that email. Wish  their response was a little bit quicker, but it turned out to be a phishing attack anyway, and i had not clicked any urls or attempted to reset  my password using that  emails links so  I was safe

I am pretty well versed with security IT and computers so I just panicked and failed to find out the flaws in the scam/fraud email in first glance. Which was really very evident , these scammers went one step further than most, the first thing I usually check with scam emails is the sent from email, which is pretty easy to do with Hotmail. Just click more details under the email button and it show you the senders email address.

Normally scammers email will default to some Hotmail , gmail address Or anything with random 1320-@hotmail.con address email rather than an official website address email. This ender email had a domain similar to my hosting account provider address, ( starting with dreamhost)but except that this one had a .net extension rather than a .com in the end .

dreamhost hosting 2016 (2)

Anyway just to make sure before i clicked any links in that email , I immediately forwarded that email to dreamhost with the page/email content, and the normal  ticket support came back to me later that day with response it was a phishing email . I had also sent a email to abuse dreamhost support email , and they came back to me later next day confirming that it was scammer email.

Turns out it was good, that I did not click that link and reset my password otherwise those scammers would have my real login email/password  and got access to all my websites. Thanks Dreamhost for the awesome support . I Have been with dream host for the last 7+ years now with some good service and support  from them , I rank them pretty high up there now with my other hosting service that I use like Bluehost, Hostmonster, Godaddy and Hostgator. You can go check out their (dreamhost  prices over here ) if you are interested in starting a blog, they also now have 1 click quick install for starting a website.

However  what i realised from this is , there will always be online criminals or hackers trying to get into your website for all the wrong reasons, and so it is also good to take a few precautions and beef up your website security.

Below are some good security plugins that you can use for you wordpress website to increase the security for your website. These word press plugins is good at  making it harder for unwanted people/criminal  trying to access your blog illegally , but you still have to be very careful that you don’t click links in fraud emails and send  your login and password  to scammers like these.

Security plugins for your wordpress website

 

Sucuri wordpess plugin

https://wordpress.org/plugins/sucuri-scanner/

The Sucuri WordPress Security plugin is a security toolset for security integrity monitoring, malware detection and security hardening.

The Settings page allows you to configure the website to your preferred security needs. Some of it’s features include changing the email notifications, via the notification settings tab or disabling integrity checking

Wordfence wordpress plugin

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/

Secure your website with the Wordfence security plugin for WordPress. Wordfence provides free enterprise-class WordPress security. Wordfence Security is 100% free and open source. You can find thier official documentation at docs.wordfence.com and our Frequently Asked Questions on our support portal at support.wordfence.com.

The Wordfence WordPress security plugin is full-featured and constantly updated to incorporate the latest security features and to hunt for the newest security threats to your WordPress website.

Login lockdown

https://wordpress.org/plugins/login-lockdown/

login lockdown for wordpress security

Limits the number of login attempts from a given IP range within a certain time period.

Installation of login lockdown

  1. Extract the zip file into your plugins directory into its own folder.
  2. Activate the plugin in the Plugin options.
  3. Customize the settings from the Options panel, if desired.

Login LockDown records the IP address and timestamp of every failed login attempt. If more than a certain number of attempts are detected within a short period of time from the same IP range, then the login function is disabled for all requests from that range.

Good Luck and stay Safe!

Whats new with dreamhost  ?

  • Secure your online brand with popular TLD extensions: Register a new .COM for $11.95, .STORE for $3.95, .TECH for $7.95, or grab a .XYZ, .LIFE, or .ONLINE for just $2.95! Sales prices 1st year, new registrations only. Git support is available in DreamPress through an SSH user connection.  REMIXERNEW! is our easy, click-to-edit website builder—free with any standard hosting plan! Build, edit and publish professional web pages on the fly!
  • .BLOG domain names have arrived! It’s a brand new TLD that’s perfect for your blog with tons of available names. Don’t wait, the good ones are going fast. Search Domains Now

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How to make a wordpress blog with bluehost in minutes http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/how-to-install-a-wordpress-blog-with-bluehost-in-minutes-with-our-quick-website-creation-guide/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 07:40:19 +0000 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/?p=453 This is a quick install tutorial to get your started building a wordpress website in minutes with bluehost hosting in 2017.

This $2.95 Website hosting Deal wont last long. (1)

Cyber monday sale on: $2.95 hosting 

[offer expired] Currently price $3.95  a month

Today only, your visitors can claim a Bluehost account for only $2.95 a month (for 36 months).*

So, are you wondering how to start a blog? I’m so glad you’re here! My aim is to explain the necessary steps to get you started with a good and successful blogging start, no technical experience required.

Why bluehost hosting – because its easy – they got 1 click install and they are a good affordable and reliable hosting provider!

 

DOMAIN NAME & HOSTING

With bluehost you dont need a domain,as you get a free domain name when you purchase a hosting plan with them, so all you need is to setup your blog and get started.

Website hosting plans start from as low as $2.95 a plan up to $7.99 a month

 

Purchase hosting for your blog

Why choose bluehost, because they are a well known name in the hosting niche  and provide good support. Below area some more reasons and features that you can check out.

 

  • Bluehost web hosting offers technical support and 24/7 live chat
  • They are easy to use, Yes, anyone can create a WordPress blog easily with this quick tutorial I have given below. Bluehost makes it super easy to create a WordPress blog.
  • You get a FREE blog domain.
  • Bluehost is extremely affordable and they offer cheap web hosting. If you are lucky when they have their specials their cheap blog hosting offers are just $2.95 per month when they are on.
  • Reliability. Bluehost’s server facilities are world class. They have their own data center and they build our own servers. Their headquarters includes over 50,000 square feet of office space, a custom-built 20,000-square-foot data center, and enough backup generators to power a city.

 

So you can start below  with our guide

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO SET UP A BLOG

bluehost.com 2.95 deal for hosting

[this $3.95  deal will expire  soon- Limited time offer] updated 02 April 2017

 

The best bluehost hosting plans  for 2017

 

1. Pick a Hosting plan

hosting plans for 2016

 

 

 

 

2.Click select /Next step Pick a domain name

If you already purchased your domain somewhere else like GoDaddy.com, don’t worry, because Bluehost will provide you the information you will need for easily transferring your domain.

 

 

Tips for choosing a domain name:

  • Go with a .com where possible.
  • Make it easy to say, spell and remember.
  • Don’t include hyphens, numbers, or confusing strings of words.
  • Make it unique/standout
  • Be creative and try a phrase if you’re having trouble finding an available name.

choose your domain name

 

 

3. Next step / Enter your registration information

bluehost form

 

 

 

 

Next choose your hosting plan & period of plan

choose your hosting plan and period

 

 

 

 

Then enter payment details, bluehost accepts only credit cards for payment.

green submit button

 

Tick mark I agree to terms and conditions and then click green submit button

Done !

 

The rest is also as easy as this  because once you click submit, You will go to another page and they will ask you to provide a password , do remember this password for login later

Here are a couple of great resources to learn more about WordPress:

Install WordPress

If you want to start a WordPress blog on Bluehost then continue reading for next steps.

Bluehost makes it very easy to create a WordPress blog and it is FREE.

  • Login with your login details  to cpanel. When you are in your cPanel , find and click on the image that says “One Click Install.”
  • Next, click on the WordPress icon on the next page located under “Blogs.”
  • Click the “Start” button. This will begin the installation.
  • Once in the installation process, you will have to decide which domain you will want to install WordPress on. Click the dropdown menu to the domain you plan on using. If you just started a new account there will only be one
  • Now, you will see “Advanced Options.” This is where you choose your username and password for your WordPress website. ( i recommend that you Don’t use the default “Admin” as your username to beef up security further from hackers You will want to check “Automatically create a new database for this installation”
  • Click “Install Now.”
  • Remember to save your username and password.

Congratulations!!

You now have a brand new wordPress blog and you are officially a blogger.

Now begins the hard work, creating awesome content in your niche  better than most of the other blogs and   getting the right SEO and backlinks to your blog . Do these right and you are on your way to blogging success.

Good luck!

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The lowest $1 deal for a domain name found on the internet http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/the-lowest-1-deal-for-a-domain-name-found-on-the-internet/ http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/the-lowest-1-deal-for-a-domain-name-found-on-the-internet/#comments Sun, 05 Mar 2017 06:37:00 +0000 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/?p=286 buy and purchase a cheap domain name

Post Updated 5 march 2017. Getting anything for less than a dollar on-line is very rare. If you are searching for a low cost website name deal then you just might be in luck, as long as this  special deal is running. Right now, go daddy has this special deal where you can get a domain name ( as in eg. www.mynewblog.com) for just 0.99 cents( yes that is less than a dollar).

They runs deals like this only as a promotion for a short time so get in and grab it while it’s still on. I normally don’t miss out on such offers as I am in the blogging game and normally get a couple of them while I can. You can get this 0.99 Cent g-daddy domain name deal here.

Comparison of Domain name providers and prices

They are many domain name registration websites online accredited by ICANN giving good deals. Here are some other deals from domain providers that I have pulled from the internet today

I decided to do a test prices on some online domain name registrars today to check costs!

( Here is the results I got )

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From netregistry.com.au

cheapestdomainname69.com

Available

AU$19.95

 

 

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From godaddy  name for my blogs we got

 

godaddy 1 dollar domains 99cents

 

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From 1and 1 .com

1 and 1 websie names

cheapestdomainname69.com

Welcome Offer

register nowThis domain is available for registration and immediate use.

$14.99 $0.99/year

 

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For Name.com Name.com is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar  we got

 

name.com website

 

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For onlydomains.com we got ScreenHunter201514 Mar. 20

 

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So pretty much from all in the list we tried so far there was only two registrars providing a domain name for 0.99 cent, and hats off to godaddy and 1and 1 for looking after their customers. They both are good registrars but I do prefer go daddy as I have used their service and support and are comfortable with them. Godaddy currently also have some other good deals like their $1 hosting for websites ,so that is a good deal to complement your domain name purchase

Why go-daddy for your domain-name ?

  • Because they already have 13 million customers being one of the biggest domain name registrar.
  • 60 million domains under management
  • They have good local US 24/7 customer support
  • They have other services like Hosting, SSL certificates , ecommerce stores, Microsoft 360 software and website builders to complement your domain purchase
  • They sell the widest range of domain names for eg. .asia .club .guru and many more

Check out his deal and more website related deals like this over here at Godaddy.

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How much does it cost to buy a domain name?

Australian domain names (.com.au & .net.au) can be registered for $77 per 2 year period. While most global domain names (.com & .net) can be registered starting from $18 per year. All renewal and transfer prices are equal to the current registration prices.

What Is A Private Domain Name Registration?

Domain privacy is a service offered by a number of domain name registrars. A user buys privacy from the company, who in turn replaces the user’s info in the WHOIS with the info of a forwarding service (for email and sometimes postal mail, done by a proxy server), such as “Domains by Proxy, Inc.” or eNom’s “ID Protect”.

What is a Domain Name Registrar?

A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. A domain nameregistrar must be accredited by a generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry and/or a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry.

Godaddy deals 2017

Below I have got together some of their latest deals

 

[ Disclosure:  www.makewebsitetoday.com is a Bluehost/ Hostgator/ Hostmonster/ Godaddy /Dreamhost/Ipage affiliate partner and we also have hosting accounts with these services, which means that in addition to using their service, we also receive a commission for referring new customers. To be fair, though, we would still use  any of these Hosting services , but do have a preference  for some  and so we have done a full review of all the hosting  partners we use. Ergo, we don’t recommend Bluehost or any featured host just because we’re an affiliate (every hosting company offers a similar affiliate program and you could pick any of them ), but we recommend Bluehost because they are the best most reliable option. Plus, because we’re a partner, Bluehost offers a special price for Start-a-website.info readers: only $3.95 a month. That’s a phenomenal price. Feel free to pick which host suits your budget or preference and good luck 🙂 This website is also copyrighted in Philippines , Vietnam , Brazil and UK ]

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Exclusive Hostgator Deal from makeawebsitetoday.com for 2017 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/exclusive-hostgator-deal-from-makeawebsitetoday-com-for-2017/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:28:59 +0000 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/?p=497 This Affiliate exclusive offer from hostgator cannot be found anywhere, even on hostgator website, as i get to promote it exclusively as a affiliate partner with hostgator.So enjoy it while it lasts.

the 2017 hostgator deal new bundle deals

Starting today, Tuesday, January 31st we are launching TWO bundle offerings starting at $3/mo which include:

  • Domain Purchase/Registration
  • Website Builder Hosting OR Web Hosting
  • Unlimited Email

What this hosting deal and bundle inlcudes?

  • 12 months Domain Registration
  • Hatchling Hosting (with or without Builder)
  • Unlimited Email

The deal value is just over 70% OFF!

That’s not all , if you want a little bit more , you can also choose to upgrade to the Baby or Business plans for just an additional few bucks!
This deal aims to provide all you need  to get started with a website offering a “One Stop Shop” option for getting a website up and running at a very reasonable and affordable webhosting price.
Be sure to use the below affiliate link information for this amazing sale. There is no promo  or discount code for this special offer,  and so you will have to just use the affiliate link below to claim this offer.


Web Hosting Bundle:

  • Sale Detail:

Get Your Domain, Hosting, and Unlimited Email for Just $3/mo

Website Builder Bundle:

If you are looking to start a website or blog , now is the time –Get started today!

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Get Hold of the Best WordPress Premuim Hosting – WP Engine http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/get-hold-of-the-best-wordpress-premuim-hosting-wp-engine/ Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:29:16 +0000 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/?p=492 WordPress is a popular platform for people to host personal blogs and professional websites as well. When it comes to professional website hosting, it is essential to keep up with certain trends and manage it effectively.

premuim hosting with wp engine managed hosting  2017

If you are not an expert at web hosting, then you are probably looking for some help. In this review I am featuring an expert service for managed WordPress hosting.

WP Engine has specifically designed services for WordPress. Therefore, it is tailored for your professional website over the platform.

Key Features

Following are the key features that make WP Engine more preferable:

Technology

Your business is going to grow with time. You will not want your website to fail when it does. Your website needs may change with the growth and if you are not an expert, it can become overwhelming to manage the website accordingly. With WP Engine managed WordPress hosting, you don’t need to worry. They use intelligently designed architecture that keeps the website up to date and flexible. This allows you to adjust and scale the platform, and keep the security intact as well.

Innovation

WordPress trends change over time. In order to get the most out of the platform, you need to stay updated with them. WP Engine experts are dedicated to doing that legwork for you. With the sound knowledge of changing trends and how the platform evolves over time they will help you reach your brand’s full potential.

Expertise

wp engineWP Engine takes care of your business platform even when you are not present. You can expect round the clock support from their expert services. The professional engineers provide managed WordPress hosting by delivering support 800 hours daily round the clock.

Get –> Latest WP ENGINE Premuim Deal

Why Choose WP Engine?

If you want a trusted managed WordPress hosting, WP Engine services should be on your list. Their WordPress hosting services are trusted by popular brands. Moreover, the managed platforms by WP Engine are trusted by governments and Fortune 50 companies all over the globe.

You can rely on their managed WordPress hosting services as:

· 5% of the online world visits at least one of the website hosted by WP Engine on a daily basis

· Around 500K digital experiences are powered by WP Engine

· More than 2M attacks are blocked for the users of WP Engine

Flexible WordPress Hosting Plans

WP Engine offers several flexible plans for managed WordPress hosting. You can choose and upgrade according to what your website needs are. Each plan has been designed and tailored to meet your specific needs.

If you want to experience the services of WP Engine for the first time and just try them out, choose the personal plan. It costs $29 a month. You will be allowed a single install. Other features include 25K visits per month, 10GB local storage, unlimited data transfer and free SSL certificates.

The personal plan is great if you want to test the services and later upgrade for a bigger project or if your site gets bigger. It is a great opportunity for marketers and developers. Don’t delay with your new dream project. Get started today

“Not now” easily grows to become “never”; You either do it now or lose it forever!”
Israelmore Ayivor

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How Much Does WordPress Blog Software Cost in Australia? http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/cost-to-build-website/ Sun, 25 Dec 2016 10:17:02 +0000 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/?p=488  

Australia is an expensive country in all aspects. Talking about the online or digital technologies provides a confirmed statement that web services are also expensive there. Remember, the wordpress blog software is not an exception.

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Finding information about the cost of WP blog software and hosting is very important for the bloggers. Anyone willing to develop a new wordpress blog must consider the initial and total costs of software development. Here are some basic things for the cost estimation of making a blog/website.

Cost of making a website in 2017

Consider the web hosting:

Using web hosting service depends on your purpose, actions and plans. In Australia, there are several hosting services providing WP hosting to customers. It is very important to focus on the hosting plans offered by companies in this country.

We have re-searched some amazing plans offered by Australian companies.

· SmartyHost: It presents amazing service with $10 per month. It offers a yearly package ($150) for customers who wanted long term relationship. SmartyHost offers 20 GB bandwidth, 1 Database, 2 GB Disk Space and 5 Email Profiles.

· WP Hosting: It is Australian based WP service. It offers 10 GB Bandwidth, 99 % uptime, regular backups and 1 GB Disk Space to WP bloggers for only $19 per month.

Theme development for WP blog:

As a matter of fact, the WP blog software needs a platform for working. Therefore, bloggers are required to choose a theme. WP themes can be obtained from hosting as well as designing sites.

WordPress.org is an amazing opportunity for the people who want to set a WP blog.

This service offers amazing features with little costs. The users can develop free software here. However, the hosting service will need anywhere from $2.95  to $11 per month.

It also offers a step by step guide to the users in order to develop a best WP theme.

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Get Google 5 star reviews the easy way – Make A Web http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/get-google-5-star-reviews-the-easy-way-make-a-web/ http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/get-google-5-star-reviews-the-easy-way-make-a-web/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:13:11 +0000 http://www.makewebsitetoday.com/?p=477 This trick should get you awesome Google 5 star reviews, with a little bit of elbow grease.  It involves just appending a url and copying and pasting for getting 5 star reviews on Google.

5 star reviews from google

Google reviews hold a lot of value for traffic and SEO to your website and blog  and that what’s we are all about, I write about SEO , building blogs and  how to get traffic and monetize your blog or website and even compare hosting prices. Below is an easy hack to get reviews from the google reviewing system and getting your business or website to 5 star level. Read on..

Google Reviews Ha#k

Now I want to talk about Google Reviews. We’ve told you before about the importance of getting Google Reviews. During the week, one of my amazing crew, Courtney, pointed out a neat way for people to easily leave a review just by sending them a link in your email.

A great way to increase your click through rate especially in local search, is to have 5 star reviews on your local listings. You won’t see stars appearing until you have at least five reviews. Here’s a great technique to enable that.

Step 1 – Google Account

Login into your Google account.

Step 2 – Brand Search Your brand/website

Do a search that brings up your brand’s Google Knowledge Panel. Usually just your brand name or website name or person name  will bring this up.

I have taken this restaurant just as a random listing and this hack has nothing to do with the casa mono website . (Look at arrows on pic  for the  intended urls Used)

casa mono knowledge graph hack for seo with reviews 2016

Step 3 – Review Box  for Url

Click on write a review. Then you’ll see this panel pop up.

google 5 star review hack freereviews

Step 4 – Append/Edit  the  URL

Grab the URL and add the no.5 to the end of it and hit enter.

Step 5 – Shorten and Share

You should now see the screen with 5 stars filled in. Grab the URL and just leave the stuff in that we need. For eg. here’s what Google gave me.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=casa%20mono&lrd=0x89c2599f606cdd51:0x8ed7490789a74a46,3,

All you actually need is for the url to be like this https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=casa%20mono&lrd=0x89c2599f606cdd51:0x8ed7490789a74a46,3,5

So delete the bit after the search phrase but before the # hash tag. Voila! You’re done! ( this part might  need to be a bit modified based on which country  you are ,  as urls get appended differently – so keep trying  to append it until you get the result you want )

Start sharing. This works on Chrome & Firefox.

It does not work on Safari. I have not tested IE or any other browsers.

Let me know how you go and leave a comment if you run into any problems or find something new.

# you will need some  a Google account/youtube account  for this to work

 

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WordPress is an open source Web Content Management System (WCMS) that is used for creating a website. It is so versatile that you can use it to make a hobby blog, a professional business website or a niche affiliate money making website or photography website. It has now become the most popular blogging system used by millions today. 

Today we will got through  all the services that are related to  building a good wordpress website and their cost and prices based on starting prices for beginners  to higher end business pro prices.

starting your websiteThe first thought that comes to a person’s mind when he or she intends to host/make a blog or website  is “How much will it cost me?” The Answer to this question will vary, depending upon individuals’ speciifc requirements – their choices of products and services, the look they want for their website, the extra functionality they need etc in order to create a competent blog or website.

The “wordpress” website software itself works out of the box beautifully and the software is free, however you will need a paid hosting company account to get it all working together. Here are some things below that you will need to build your first website or blog with “Wordpress CMS” ( content management system)

Domain Name

buying a domain name cheapThe first step in making a blog or a website is the creation of a domain name. Domain name is the url that will lead to a person’s blog or website. There are various domain names available – .com, .org, .net, .info, .guru and so on. Out of these, ‘.com’ is the least expensive one.

GoDaddy usually charges $12.99 initially and NameCheap charges $10.69. Initial registration as well as renewal cost needs to be checked in order to avoid expensive maintenance of a domain.

Web Hosting

After creation of domain name the next step is web hosting. WordPress has many web hosting providers like BlueHost, Hostgator, Dreamhost, Inmotion hosting etc.; however WordPress has recommended bluehost because of their  good  service and  quality.

Bluehost hosting

BlueHost is optimised for WordPress and they provide reliable and inexpensive hosting. Its 12 months prepay (approximately) for all three plans are listed below

Basic Plan – $4.95 per month: Includes 1 website, 50 GB website space, 1 domain, 5 parked domains, 5 email accounts, 100 Mb per account email storage.

Plus Plan – $7.95 per month: Includes unlimited websites, unmetered website space, 1 domain, unlimited parked domains, unlimited email accounts, unlimited email storage, Global CDN, 1 Spam Expert.

Pro Plan – $23.99 per month: Includes unlimited websites, unmetered website space, 1 domain, unlimited parked domains, unlimited email accounts, unlimited email storage, global CDN, 2 spam experts, 1 dedicated IP, 1 Domain privacy and much more.

Inmotion hosting

Another Hosting provider is Inmotion hosting which was started in the year 2001. Its cPanel interface makes setting up a new website simpler. Its hosting plans (for 12 months) are listed below:

Launch Plan – $8.99 per month: Supports 2 separate websites, 6 domains with email, 2 MySQL databases.

Power Plan – $10.99 per month: Supports 6 separate websites, 26 domains with email, 50 MySQL databases.

Pro Plan – $15.99 per month: Supports unlimited separate websites, unlimited domains with email, unlimited MySQL databases.

WordPress Design & Themes/Templates

Next comes designing of the website for which themes are used. WordPress is equipped with both free as well as premium themes.

For best quality codes and search optimization, framework themes such as Hybrid Core or Genesis can be used that falls in the range of $59 to $87.

Theme memberships can be used for larger variety of designs. WooThemes provides 55 themes for an annual membership of $399 per year, DevPress offers 14 themes for $69 per year membership The Theme Foundry provides access to 12 themes for an annual membership of $79.

Plugins for WordPress

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Plugins are used to enrich the functionality of one’s blog or website. Some of the free ones include WordPress SEO by Yoast for search optimization, Floating Social bar for social sharing, etc. Paid ones include – Akismet, a spam fighting plugin, the price of which starts from $5 for commercial sites.

Gravity forms, mainly used for its form functionality starts at $39 per year, Business Review bundle at $36 and so on. Most niche-specific plugins are paid because they are used for a unique set of settings, for example eCommerce plugins.

Security, maintenance and support

WordPress requires regular maintenance and hence it is mandatory to keep updating the core software, themes and plugins on a regular basis. These updates will enable a blog or website to remain secure thereby preventing it from any threats. Even backups are required so that the content remains safe in case of hosting disaster.  

As shown above, cost of WordPress is derived taking multiple factors into account. If you are planning to go for a simple website or blog taking into account your low budget, the cost can be as low as $47 a year for hosting and with some design and functionality extras it can come upto approx $200 a year. Depending on how you choose to spend (premium or medium budget apps, design) this could be higher or lower.

On the other hand if one wants to go ahead with a premium high end professional looking website you could buy a website pre made design worth $200(one time), Website hosting ($180 a year) and some premium plugins ($100 one time) to make your blog look and perform like the professional high end ones. So approximately for $500 a year you can get a high end website.

If you are looking to get into online stores or membership sites, eCommerce or other more technical functionalities then the cost can be around $2,000 to $5,000 per year depending on if you go custom built (higher price) or then a ecommerce provider ( lower price) like shopify .

You can always start by making use of a lower price option and upgrade as you start to earn money, and so don’t let the price factor be a blocker. If you have ambitions for being an online entrepreneur- start today. Not tomorrow, now is the best time to start!

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