One of the wonderful things about the WordPress community is the large volume of stellar events to choose from. For the average user, there’s likely a WordCamp near them this very weekend, and these are great events to learn skills and meet folks inside our industry.
Bristles and peach fuzz abound here at Pagely as we roll past our first week of the Movember challenge. Here are a few of the mini-mustaches raising awareness and funds in support of men’s health, and we’ve raised $1,300 so far! Want to help?
There’s a reason why companies have sales teams and sales associates in stores- personalized interactions help customers get to what they want faster, and therefore, to a sale faster. It’s hard to mimic these human interactions in a technologic sphere, but 94% of companies who commit to their customer experience see a ” higher engagement and conversion rate.
I recently finished reading a book called Extreme Ownership. It’s a business book by two Navy SEALs who led the most highly-decorated combat units in the Iraq War in which they share key battlefield lessons, distill them into core principles and map them to specific business scenarios to show how they apply in the boardroom.
Welcome to the sixth edition of Pagely’s 8 Questions series, and today we have none other than Shawn Hesketh, founder of WP101. Shawn is a graphic designer turned WordPress guru, with his fantastic WP101 resource helping hundreds of thousands of WordPress users find their feet.
7 years ago this month, Pagely® launched as a service that aimed to smooth and eliminate some of the technical hurdles of launching and hosting a WordPress powered site. It was a brand new category at the time, and now Managed WordPress Hosting is an ubiquitous channel within the broader Hosting industry.
Back in 2006 we had the simple idea that WordPress could be better. Executing on that idea we redefined web hosting when we introduced Managed WordPress Hosting to the world. The first ever Managed WordPress Hosting platform was born and kicked off a renaissance in customer and application centric hosting.
If you think you have a book in you, you need not try to land Ari Gold as your literary agent and have him go to bat lining up interviews with publishers that might amount in a traditional book deal, nor do we recommend you slog away for years on end to polish off that perfectly packaged manuscript of prose.
If you want to sell products online, whether physical items or digital downloads, there are plenty of plugins available for WordPress that can help you do just that. However, if you want to sell services through your website, such as those you offer as a freelancer, then the options are less obvious.
Some plugins are so simple yet effective, you are left wondering why they aren’t a core feature of WordPress itself. This could be a said of the Simple Image Widget plugin – an extension which makes it very easy to display images in the sidebar, and other widgetized area of your WordPress website.
If you are running a blog or website to promote your business or business services, the two most important factors for ensuring high visibility in the search engines are website performance and social media exposure.
There was a brilliant computer game back in the day for Apple ][+ called “Robot Odyssey.” It was my first exposure to programming and the notion that instead of solving puzzles, you could build robots to solve puzzles on your behalf (and you could even build robots to build robots…
Being competitive requires a long-term commitment to the process of continual improvement. In eastern cultures, this process is referred to as Kaizen – or “change for the better”. To improve a specific process or result, it’s imperative to know where you are starting from.
At Pagely it is about people, not numbers. We don’t make announcement’s of recent VC, no posts touting our revenues, and always an opaque answer when we are asked how many employees or clients we have. We measure all these things, but we focus on the people we serve and the people tasked to provide service.
Over the last week the news has been littered with stories about data leaks. From one of the biggest data leaks in history, the Panama Papers* to a movie that tells the story about about a data leak a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away!
I have nothing. Wow, that sounded bleak. But you’re intrigued, right? In a less dramatic way, I have nothing, in terms of customers, clients and resources. Nada, zilch, or as the old Hebrews would say – bupkis. (And by old Hebrews I mean my Grandma Molly and Grandpa Murry) I am an online startup that no one knows about …
Back for it’s fourth iteration PressNomics will be held March 3-4 in Phoenix, Arizona. A few years ago we at Pagely set out to create a conference outside of the traditional WordCamp, one aimed specifically at the commercial entities that drive the WordPress economy.
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As distributed teams become more widely accepted, especially in the tech space, we thought it would be beneficial to share some insights on what it takes to build and run an effective distributed team. While we could simply draw on our own experiences, we also thought it would be beneficial to reach out to a few of our awesome customers.
By approaching content strategically, your communications efforts serve a purpose. Think of strategy for your content like gasoline for your car-without it, your car may look nice with it’s turbocharged engine and fancy styling, but it might as well be considered a $30,000 paperweight (depending on the car, of course) with no ability to take you anywhere.
You know SEO is important to the success of your WordPress website, but when’s the last time you looked under the hood to evaluate your SEO performance? In this blog post we’ll walk you through the tools, steps and questions to conduct your own WordPress SEO audit.
Over the last 2 years or so we have been fortunate to “re-connect” with the WordPress community. For a while there we were actually on the outside looking in as we made some transitions on platform and marketing strategy. Well my how times have changed.
If you are in the process of, or about to start building a large website with WordPress then the plugin we are looking at today could help save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to creating the structure of your site.
WordPress powers much of the web however it is not always easy for Enterprise clients to use it. Here at Pagely® we make our living softening or eliminating the rough edges of the world’s most popular content management system. Have a look at 10 Challenges For The Enterprise Using WordPress that Pagely elevates or eliminates.
The Pagely 8 Questions series hits a milestone today, with the tenth edition of our WordPress expert interviews. This week we have Ryan Sullivan, the founder of WP Site Care, with us. (Ryan is also a Pagely Brand Ambassador) For those unfamiliar with Ryan’s service, WP Site Care is one of the leading WordPress support services.
The Descrier is a digital magazine focused on delving behind the headlines of the major stories of the day from uprisings and revolutions to the latest scientific breakthrough. Pagely deployed a robust and scalable stack that handles the many spikes from breaking stories.
Most businesses don’t think twice about the necessity to carry the insurance policies to protect against various forms of loss. Errors & Omissions, Workers’ Comp, Liability… managing downside risk of unforeseen losses and limiting potential damage is a standard cost of doing business.
Most companies do not make it past 3 years, even fewer 5. We have beaten the odds and are very happy to be celebrating our 6th birthday this month. Still revenue funded, still leading the field, still fighting above our weight class and slaying the mega-hosts.
In a recent post we looked at the free BuddyPress plugin that allows you to build your very own social network using WordPress. If you want to build a community around your website, and start developing a loyal following of visitors who keep coming back for more, then adding popular social media features via the BuddyPress plugin can be a great way to do so.
Adwords bidding on competitor’s trademarked terms. So for those of you not familiar with adwords, here is a 1 sentence primer: You can buy ads on “the Google” that users see when they search for something. We buy focused ads for our business Pagely®.
There are many well-documented benefits of having a fast-loading website including higher rankings in the search engines, better goal conversion rates and more return visits. Conversely, a website that loads slowly can cost you visitors and revenue due to diminished rank in search engine results pages and a higher rate of abandonment from those visitors who do find their way to your site.
As an Amazon advanced technology partner we get a first look at Amazon’s new products and tools. At last year’s RE:Invent Amazon announced a new database product called Aurora, which promised up to 5x performance gains on the same hardware AND would act as a drop-in replacement to MySQL.
Pagely does not charge for monthly pageviews or visitors, we never have and never will. Now one more time. With feeling. That means no insane billing overages for being successful. Five years ago, in the internet dark ages, Pagely® was created to elevate the WordPress hosting industry.
Today we have another well-respected member of the WordPress community answering our questions. Step forward WebDevStudios CEO and co-founder, Brad Williams. You’ve probably heard of WebDevStudios already, right? They’re one of the best-known WordPress design and development companies, they’re heavily involved in the WordPress and BuddyPress core, and their team is behind some of the top-rated WordPress paperbacks – including Brad’s very own Professional WordPress series, aimed at design and plugin developers.
In this week’s edition of 8 Questions, Pagely was fortunate enough to interview one of the most talented WordPress plugin developers around, Pippin Williamson. For those of you unfamiliar with Pippin, where have you been? Pippin is best known as the founder of Pippins Plugins, but he can reel off a huge list of well-respected plugins.
Nothing enhances a brand more than a great customer experience. There are many ways to achieve this: a great product and eye-catching website for starters, but also an impeccable customer service – something that’s often overlooked. But how do you provide great customer service on a website?
Over the last few years, the premium WordPress product market has gone from strength to strength. These days, it really is possible for top developers to earn six- or even seven-figures a year by selling their premium themes and plugins.
We’ve all seen it in movies; the vaunted Red Phone that the President uses to call a world leader directly to save mankind from global war. It’s the ultimate end run around the bureaucracy. When first starting out in business most founders by default are answering that red phone and every client has the number.
It Sort of worked. I wanted to know what would drive clicks using promoted tweets. This was not our first foray into promoted tweets. We saw pretty dismal results with past campaigns so out of frustration I decided to turn left and just experiment to see what would drive clicks back to our WordPress hosting service.
WordPress powers much of the web however it is not always easy for Enterprise clients to use it. Here at Pagely® we make our living softening or eliminating the rough edges of the world’s most popular content management system. Have a look at 10 Challenges For The Enterprise Using WordPress…
I went car shopping not too long ago. We test drove several models and they all had a similar set of options. Leather, A/C, Navigation etc. They were all in the same price range and essentially all did the same the thing, move people and things from A to B.
Welcome to the latest Pagely 8 Questions interview! For this week’s edition, we’re lucky enough to have Tom McFarlin answering our questions. Before we start, be sure to follow Tom on Twitter, and also check out his latest WordPress thoughts, tips, and tutorials on his personal blog.
OptinMonster is a leading lead generation software that allows you to create and A/B test beautiful lead capture forms without a developer. It is an early pioneer of Exit-Intent Technology that allows you to convert abandoning visitors into subscribers and customers.
Ever thought about using WordPress as an application backend to power a SaaS product? Sure you have. Ever tried it? Yah, it’s sort of difficult. Thomas Griffin at OptinMonster came to Pagely with that challenge. How do you make WordPress scale to sustain ten’s of million’s of dynamic API calls?
A few years ago we set out to host a different kind of WordPress event. One that focused on the business side of things. Putting our name and reputation on the line we hosted the 1st major non-official WordPress event and called it PressNomics.
As a small business you have a million things to do. Worrying about your hosting should not be one of them. The Pagely® Managed WordPress Hosting platform has been uniquely crafted to handle much of the technical tasks for you, allowing you to focus on your business.
If you want to create a membership website or online community, where you can restrict access to your content so it’s only available to registered users, there are plenty of WordPress plugins out there that can help you. One free and popular option is the Ultimate Member plugin.
We previewed our new hosting management plugin a while ago, and today we are happy to announce it is now available on all Pagely hosted sites. We started with a small beta group of customer’s and slowly rolled it out across the system over a number of weeks.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Pagely’s 8 Questions series! Today’s interviewee is the fantastic Jennifer Bourn, the well-respected WordCamp speaker and founder of Bourn Creative. As with last week’s interviewee, Shawn Hesketh, Jennifer worked in graphic design pre-WordPress.