Having a nice smile can impact how others perceive you. Similarly having a nice website can impact how visitors can perceive your business.When it comes to building great websites its not only about aesthetics. Other factors such as layout, functionality, site performance and SEO can all impact a websites online presence and are considered part of the NexToronto web development process.
I always maintain professionalism and be polite with my clients websites or what may be hindering their online success but sometimes I have an itch to tell them what's really holding their website back .. it sucks. In this blog I'm going to tell you what I really mean and give you common issues that contribute to why your website suckiness and factors that may be hurting your online presence. I've been building websites for over 15 years and have learned many lessons and still evolving. After college, I started building wildly mediocre websites however made it a point to learn from mistakes, adapt to technology, upgrade skills and created my own recipe for online success. I'm also an affiliate [...]
Many companies running pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns are unfortunately sending traffic their website which may be poorly designed, have poor usability, no clear call-to-action, load slowly and a host of other issues that are deterring visitors from converting into leads or sales. Another common issue I notice is when PPC ads point directly to the home page. Since the home page is typically a very busy page that can have several products, services and content that forces the visitor to search for what they're looking for on the page and could potentially result in leaving the website. This is why it's important to direct traffic to a page that is relevant to your ads. For example, if I'm running an adwords [...]
Every month I take on new clients and get to look at their current WordPress installs to see what their previous web developers are doing right and what they're also doing wrong. One issue I've noticed is that WordPress security is often overlook by most web developers putting their clients websites at risk. Since WordPress is opensource, this means that hackers can find vulnerabilities and exploit them. This is why it's extremely important to update your WordPress software and plugins when updates are released. Personally, I've had to deal with my fair share of hacked websites when I was first starting out as a web developer and forced to seek out solutions to combat hackers who were looking to [...]
Today I'm going to talk about a popular outsourcing website called Fiverr which I believe started off by offering services for $5 bucks but now for the most part services are predominantly higher. If you do plan on hiring a freelancer overseas I do recommend using outsourcing websites such as Upwork.com which I've mentioned in previous videos. These outsourcing websites provide protection so that funds are only released when the job is completed. If you don't use outsourcing websites then you're more likely just donating money away and taking a large risk of losing your money. NexToronto provides quality WordPress development so if you want to avoid the entire headache that usually comes with outsourcing such as language barriers, [...]