Why Responsive Sites are Nice for SEO?

We are always talking about make our website responsive and the reason is people can view website conveniently with portable devices such as iPad, cellphones, tablets and more. And an other essential cause is Responsive Sites is good for SEO. This post is going to discuss why responsive websites are better for SEO, what are the further tips?

First, Google prefer responsive websites much more.
There is an official statement Google clearly stated it recommends webmasters to implement responsive web design and using the same HTML codes for all devices, using CSS media queries to decide the rendering on different devices. While sites are responsive, the website URL for desktop would be the same as mobile sites rather than using a separate mobile URL. In SEO, it would help websites gain better rankings over a site that has separate regular.

Second, Able to improve the Bounce Rate.
The core focus of responsive web design is to improve the user experience and readability of the page while viewing it on different mobile devices. If a site looks good, behaves well and performs satisfactorily, users will stay on it for a longer period of time thereby improving its bounce rate, which in any case is a good thing for your site and it’s SEO.

Third, Saves on SEO efforts, time and cost.
As SEO for website is really important, webmasters always spend lots of time and even money on that. if you choose responsive design, all the initiatives taken for SEO on desktop site will also apply for the mobile version.

Fourth, Avoids duplicate content.
By creating two sites for the same business, you risk placing some duplicate content on one of these sites. With similar content placed at two different places, you could guide the visitors to the wrong version of the site. Those webmasters who replicate the content of their desktop website on their mobile version also run the risk of ruining the credibility of the mobile site from search engine’s perspective. Applying responsive design mitigates such risky behavior.

Fifth, Easy updating
With responsive design, there is only one site to be updated and hence, there is a less chance to make significant mistakes.

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WordPress Plugins You Must-Have.

Both WordPress Themes and Plugins are essential helpers for you to design a wonderful website. It is not only significant to choose a right WordPress theme, it’s also important to select the plugins.

Today, I’d love to share the free must-have WordPress plugins for your WordPress website one by one. Hope there’s something useful for you.

1. Content Aware Sidebars
It allows you to create an unlimited number of sidebars (widget areas) for any widget area and assign it to specific pages, posts, categories, and so on. In a nutshell, it basically creates a virtual widget area that replaces the real widget area for the pages you specify.
Once you create a new sidebar, it will show up in the Appearance -> Widgets with all other widget areas.

2. Enhanced Text Widget
The Enhanced Text Widget is a free plugin that enables a more feature-rich text widget for your use. Some of the features supported by the widget include:
*It allows you to hide or show the widget title
*Turn your widget title into a link
*Assign CSS classes to the widget
*Supports text, HTML, PHP, Flash, JavaScript, and Shortcodes

3. WordPress SEO by Yoast
WordPress SEO by Yoast is bar none the best SEO plugin for WordPress. It allows complete control of page titles and meta descriptions on a per page/post basis as well as for each taxonomy.

4. Akismet
Although there are many plugins that help you combat spam, Akismet is one of the best options because it comes with WordPress out of the box and it’s free for personal use.

5. Digg Digg
If you’re not taking advantage of social media for your business yet, it is time to start. The Digg Digg plugin adds a floating box on your website that enables your users to quickly and easily share the page they are on.
It supports all popular social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Pinterest.

6. W3 Total Cache
Website caching necessity varies based on your website. Websites that are heavy in images and scripts will see a nice speed improvement from using cache plugins.
W3 Total Cache is a free WordPress plugin that has all the caching features you will need. In fact, they can be a bit overwhelming at first, so it would behoove you to just start slow and test each feature carefully.

7. 404 Redirected
From my experience, business owners don’t monitor their broken links nearly as much as they should. Broken pages present a business and SEO problem for your website. On one hand, your potential customers might leave your website immediately when they see a 404 error, and on the other hand, Google will not pass PageRank to your 404 page.

Step by Step Guide for Making a Website with WordPress.

There are a list of platforms you can opt for designing a website including Webs, Joomla, Weebly, Blogger and so on. And the one I and my friends use for making a website are always WordPress. Free with lots of themes and plugins, easy to build a site and powerful features to make the site what you want.
Today, I’d like to show you the step by step guide for building a website with WordPress easily.

1. Sign Up
Once you decide to make the website with WordPress, you need to get an account for you. Go to WordPress.com and sign-up with a few basic details like username, password and e-mail address. Then you can use your account to sign in your wordpress site.

2.Get To Grips With the Admin Panel
When you’re logged into the administrative part of your WordPress site, you’re presented with the dashboard that shows you key statistics and features of your site.

3. Select a Theme
As I mentioned above, there are lots of themes you can choose for your website. WordPress Themes allow you to quickly overhaul the design of your site and ensures that you can have a professional and attractive looking site without any knowledge of HTML or CSS. It is a necessary thing for your site. There are two kinds of themes: free ones and premium ones.

4. Install plugins you need
There are rich variety of the 26,000 available plugins allow you to extend the functionality and customize your site to your specifications. Some allow you to integrate with social media, while others are for navigation and “widgets” that give you new content and features.  And in the post “Free WordPress Plugins You Must-Have for Your WordPress Site” could help you to decide which plugins would be perfect for your site.

5.Create Pages
Pages allow you to create separate sections with different content about your site. You should consider the following as a minimum:
Homepage: A landing page which clearly states who you are, what services you offer, and where you are located
Contact Details: Make sure visitors is able to contact with you while there’s any misunderstanding things
Blog: A blog allows you to write original content about your specialty and cover stories relevant to existing and potential clients and peers
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about yourself, your business, and the area you operate in

6.Navigation
Once you’ve got all your needed pages sorted, you need to put a simple navigational system in place that can help your audience to access information in an intuitive manner.
The “menus” part of the appearance section is the way to control this, so consider what positioning and content you are going to link to and how. Make sure there are no broken links and that you can navigate to every page from every page. There should also be a quick way to return home.

7. Go Mobile
Whichever theme you pick, try to make sure that your site will render correctly on smartphones and tablets. In many cases, this will be taken care of, but if not, there are a number of plugins that you can install to make your site mobile-friendly. It is essential to make sure your site is responsive for all devices.

Okay, that’s the steps for how to build a website with WordPress, if you want to get a comprehensive guide for making a website, you can takea  look with this post for 7 Steps to build a website with ease.

Best E-Commerce WordPress Themes for September, 2013

It is simple to design a Website with a right WordPress Theme to meet your requirement. Once you want to build an E-Commerce WordPress site, you need to opt for a suitable E-Commerce WordPress theme. There are a lot of E-Commerce WordPress themes on the internet, it is hard to decide which to choose, this post today would going to show the best E-commerce WordPress Themes this month, Hope there’s at least one you desire.

1. Echo:
Echo is an electronic E-Commerce website that covers brands which deals with electronic stuff. Echo has a simple design which will be handy for customizing.

2. eStore:
eStore is by Elegant themes. It has got an awesome background with splendid foreground. Your best products can be featured like hangings on the wall. It was one of the best themes from Elegant Themes.

3. Refined Style:
Refined style refines the best of products available on the site and publicize on the front page. You can have a one time glance at Featured products, Latest news, Reviews and what not?! All in a single page.

4.Replete:
Replete E-Commerce site has got everything installed in it. With the posh look on it’s side and popping out of the products when moved closer can make this site feel nothing less than awesome.

5. Kauri Theme:
Kauri Theme attracts the users with their slide show images just like the other E-Commerce websites. Kauri is having a fresh look on its home page which must be dealing with Cosmetic stuff.

6. Magee:
Magee Theme is clean, easy to use, and highly customizable WordPress built with HTML5+CSS3. The theme comes with tons of advanced features (drop-down page builder, premium slider, 600+ Google fonts, unlimited colors, etc. ) and can be used for corporate, business, portfolio and so on.
Magee Screenshot

Top 5 Free Responsive WordPress Themes for You.

WordPress is the first choice for designers to build a website with powerful features in simple steps.

And it is a trending to make a responsive sites for people to view sites in any devices except computer or laptop. In this post I’d love to recommend you some free responsive WordPress Themes  you can use to decorate your websites. Here we go.

01. Zenith

Zenith is a responsive theme with a rich, magazine-style layout that features space for large images. The theme has built-in support for Gravity Forms, and ships with multiple layout options, as well as support for custom templates and menus .

02.  Sensitive

Sensitive is a fully responsive theme built using Twitter’s Bootstrap framework with Metro Styled Accent. It ships with three different page templates, support for custom backgrounds and menus. It’s a great option if you’re looking for clean and modern, without a lot of fussy code.

03. Strap Slider Lite

Slider Lite is a clean, modern and responsive theme that showcases a large, full-width sliding panel at the top of the page. Each post featured within the slider supports an image and caption, as well as the content itself. As with some of the other themes featured here, Twitter’s Bootstrap is used to provide the functionality within the theme, making it easily extensible.

04.  Noteworthy

Noteworthy is a bold theme that, according to its author, is modelled on the USA Today website. The colour scheme is modern and clean, while bordering on brash, but the stand-out feature of this theme is the showcase area for the most recent post.

05. Origin

Origin is a premium, fully responsive WordPress blog theme with a minimal, clean design that allows visitors to focus on content. Origin lite is the only free version of this theme, which features a fixed two-column layout, responsive gallery and custom widgets for categories and social media networks.

Pros and Cons for Free WordPress Themes.

WordPress Theme is a wonderful helper for users to design a website without knowing knowledge for codes. But you know nothing is perfect.  Today, let’s take a look at the pros and cons for Free WordPress Themes.

Sillver WordPress Theme

Pros:
1. Save Money
The most attractive things for free WordPress themes is Free. Nobady hate free things. Free to download, free to install and free for all, while they can provide all the basic features for creating a simple website. And some free WordPress templates like Sillver are also packed with the latest features like responsive design, etc.
2. Easy to Use
Though free themes comes with less features, they are easier and quicker to customize. No matter you a beginner without any web design and programming code knowledge or a advanced user familiar with web design, you can easily make your own website in a simple and fast way.
3. Multiple Choices 
There are already numerous free WordPress templates in the market for your choice, along with many new free ones coming out every month. With so many templates to be chosen from, you can always find a right WordPress theme to satisfy your requirements, especially if you just want to create a simple website.

Cons:
1. Less Features
Compared with paid WordPress themes, free templates comes with less features. They might not compromise on the features and functionality that you need if you want to create a website with every element the way you want. But if you just want to a simple website for blogging, photography or others, a free WordPress theme will be enough.
2. Less Secure
Security is another disadvantage. Free themes are developed for fun and they generally do not come with any warranty or assurance of working and security. It’s possible for you to get a free template with malware and spam.
3. No Support
Many free WordPress themes don’t come with full support. Besides, free templates often lacks frequent update to keep up with the latest web design trends and WordPress features.
No matter a paid WordPress theme or a free one, just choose the most suitable one for you.

 

Post Original From: Magic Theme.