So much has already happened this May! We survived one too many Margaritas on Cinco de Mayo, we made Mom smile from ear to ear on Mother’s Day, and like every year, May the fourth was with us.
May also rings in the end of the school year with long-anticipated graduations just around the corner. It’s finally time to move on to something bigger – let’s grow together!
How to grow your domain into a website
Selecting a domain name is the first step in creating your own website, but to build a website of your dreams, you will need both: a domain name and web hosting. 101domain has added complete hosting solutions for every budget and every level of website-knowhow.
With the Easy Website Builder
The 101domain Easy Website Builder allows you to create your own professional and responsive website without coding skills in no time.
You choose from dozens of professionally designed themes and don’t have to worry about costs for a web designer.
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With our Hosting Plans and WordPress
Tailored to your needs, our hosting plans make it easy and affordable to launch your website. 101domain web hosting utilizes the WordPress Toolkit, which is a single management interface that enables you to easily configure, secure, and manage WordPress.
Pro Tip: If your domain is hosted with us it includes a free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate which will automatically be setup for you.
How to grow your website traffic
There are many ways how to increase your website traffic. There are probably four primary ways people find your website right now: direct with your URL, paid through advertising campaigns, through organic search, or referrals with links. Today we’re going to look at all of them, including some ways to boost site traffic without spending money.
1. Use Social Media
It’s not enough to produce great content and hope people find it. One of the best ways to increase traffic to your website is to use social media channels to promote your content.
2. Choose the Right Keywords
It’s important to choose the right words to target in your SEO campaigns to increase traffic quality. You don’t just need any traffic to your website, you need relevant traffic that will convert into some kind of engagement.
3. Answer Questions of Potential Customers
The content on your website can bring you a great amount of quality search traffic if it answers questions of potential customers, while your products or services can solve their problems.
4. Update Old Content
Why post more and more articles on your page if not a lot of people will ever see them? Instead, find the ones that already bring some traffic and see if you can improve and refresh them for traffic growth.
5. Work on Your Partnerships
Partnerships can be gold for website traffic and customer acquisition. Build out referral programs with complementary companies to yours and try to funnel some of their traffic back to your site.
6. Collect Email Addresses to Send Consistent News
It’s so simple that most people don’t actually do it. Ask your website user for their email address and send consistent emails to customers or readers. Whether it is a weekly newsletter or a daily piece of information.
How to grow trust in your website
If you’re running an online business, you’re probably asking people to hand over their credit card details, their name, email address and maybe even more information. Why would anyone do that if they don’t trust your site?
It’s a lot of work to get people to trust your website: a secure connection with and with the right SSL certificate, as well as excellent content are some of the best ways to start building trust. It’s also important to have a great web design that tells a story with a consistent theme.
“People quickly evaluate a site by visual design alone. When designing your site, pay attention to layout, typography, images, consistency issues and more. The visual design should match the site’s purpose,” says Ph.D. BJ Fogg from Standford University in a study.