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Who Is Visiting Your Website? Anonymous Visitor Detection Software Review

Who is visiting the website? Learn about anonymous visitors.

How Anonymous Visitor Detection Works. This is where Anonymous Visitor Identification (AVI) software comes into play. This technology revolves around the user’s IP address so it’s useful to have a little background about IP addresses and how they are assigned.

How to Speed Up a Slow WordPress Website

Optimizing WordPress at a coffeehouse

The speed of your WordPress website is important for SEO and also for retaining site visitors and converting them to prospects or customers. Various studies by Google, CloudFlare and others have consistently found that bounce rates go down and conversion rates get better as site speed improves, sometimes dramatically. For example, according to Google, as page load time goes from 1s to 5s, the probability of a visitor bouncing increases 90%!

Don’t Listen to Everything Google Tells You

In the last post on Google PageSpeed Insights, we discussed the problems with that tool and how the advice it gives is interpretive and not always beneficial from either a user experience standpoint or a search engine ranking standpoint. In this article we look at a newer tool by Google, TestMySite. TestMySite purportedly analyzes the…

The Problems with Google PageSpeed Insights

Google provides two tools for testing the performance of your website from a desktop or mobile device. PageSpeed Insights offers desktop and mobile recommendations and is the oldest and most-used while TestMySite is a recent addition that only tests the mobile version of your site. There are a few serious misconceptions about these tools which…

The Pros and Cons of Commercial WordPress Themes

One of the great things about WordPress is the thousands of high quality themes available for the platform. What is a theme? A WordPress theme defines the look-and-feel of your site, or its design. The theme contains a specific set of style sheets and templates that determine the fonts, colors, styles and layouts of the…

WordPress or Drupal: Which should you choose?

Both WordPress and Drupal are powerful, mature content management systems with worldwide support and large websites counted among their users. So, which should you build your next website in? We’ve built very large websites, as well as many smaller ones, in both WordPress and Drupal. There are things that we like about both of them,…

A Scientific Approach to a Better Online Lead Generation

Historically, if you wanted more leads from your website, you would hire a consultant or an agency to help make your website “better.” You would design a more attractive website, write marketing copy that was more compelling or work on your SEO to try to increase the number of visitors to your site. All of…

Custom Designed WordPress Theme versus an Off-the-shelf Theme

The graphic design, or look and feel, is the first impression every visitor gets from a website. It’s a critical component in establishing credibility and inspiring people to stick around. Poorly or generically designed websites have higher bounce rates than professionally designed ones.

6 Benefits to Using WordPress As Your Website’s Foundation

WordPress is used to create 1 in 3 websites on the Internet today and that percentage is growing every day. If you are not already aware of WordPress and how it can act as a great platform for your small business website, then read on. This article will discuss what WordPress is and what its…

Principles of Social Networking Success

Would you like to grow your FaceBook likes? Do you want more Twitter followers? Regardless of the social network you are targeting, these principles will help you grow awareness and increase traffic to your website and business. Add Value The number one principle is to always add value. Whether you are writing a blog post,…

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Who Is Visiting Your Website? Anonymous Visitor Detection Software Review

Why Anonymous Visitor Detection If someone visits your website and does nothing but read a page or two and leave,… more

How to Speed Up a Slow WordPress Website

The speed of your WordPress website is important for SEO and also for retaining site visitors and converting them to… more

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