How much does the quality of your site’s content matter? As it turns out, it matters quite a lot.
You might be surprised to learn that quality content can impact your search engine rankings. The truth is that as Google’s algorithm becomes more sophisticated, content matters even more than it used to. The sites recommended by Google aren’t stuffed with keywords and links, but feature quality, relevant articles.
High quality content can also contribute to audience growth. It encourages people to stay on your site longer to browse different posts. It might even increase the likelihood that readers interact with your site, share your content to their social media platforms, and come back for repeat visits in the future.
Quality content is certainly important… but it isn’t always easy to create. If you aren’t a professional writer or lack the budget to hire one, you should consider using tools designed for improving the quality of your writing.
Let’s cover four of these tools in more detail, and how they can improve the quality of your site’s content.
Continue reading → Create High Quality Content with These Free Tools
Embarking on a new WordPress project is incredibly exciting. You’re probably full of ideas for your site and what you hope it will achieve. You may even have content or products for an online store ready to go.
It’s tempting to only focus on the creative side of things, or the business aspects of building a site. But there are some equally important technical tasks that you should spend some time fine-tuning, and one of those is building a sitemap.
In this post, you’ll learn what a sitemap is, why you need one, and how to create it. Most importantly, you’ll learn how Jetpack does a lot of the heaving lifting for you!
Continue reading → Improve Your SEO with Sitemaps
Your site serves many purposes. Tt’s a place where people can learn about you and your business. It can also operate as an outlet to engage with fans, customers, and sales leads.
Many people rely on social media to interact with site visitors, and a good social media strategy is definitely important. However, social media isn’t always the best method of communication. In some scenarios, using a contact form to build direct relationships with site visitors gives you more control and flexibility.
Let’s take a look at some of the best places to put a contact form, and how to use Jetpack to create custom forms for your site.
Continue reading → Why, Where, and How to Add a Contact Form
Are you a food blogger looking to improve your site and attract new readers?
According to Fine Dining Lovers, there are an estimated 3 million food bloggers. Whether you’re a chef, a foodie, or part of the growing army of professional food writers, you know that blogging about food influences what people eat and how they find recipe or restaurant recommendations.
If you’re a food blogger, your site should show off your content and images. In this post, you’ll learn about the Jetpack features that can help you accomplish this. With a visually appealing and welcoming site, you’ll increase reader engagement and earn a loyal following of food fans.
Let’s get started!
Continue reading → How Jetpack Can Help Food Bloggers Thrive
If you’re selling products on your WordPress site with WooCommerce or another ecommerce plugin, you may not yet be aware of the benefits of also using Jetpack. After all, if you already have a lot of extra plugins and extensions, you may be a little wary of adding another.
But there are plenty of reasons to add Jetpack into the mix. With a few smart choices and tweaks to settings, this toolkit can quickly boost your store’s performance, content, and sales — all without adding any extra strain on your server.
Let’s take a look at how some of Jetpack’s features can improve your online store’s product pages, which will help you increase engagement with potential customers and ultimately boost your sales.
Continue reading → How Jetpack Can Improve Your Ecommerce Product Pages
As a photographer, you likely have a portfolio of gorgeous images that dazzle fans and customers. But you need to get those images out there so that everyone can see them.
Building your own WordPress site is a great place to start, and for photographers looking to do even more with their sites, there’s Jetpack. Jetpack will enhance your portfolio with gorgeous, user-friendly photo displays meant to attract new followers and photography fans. It also includes features that help large photos load quickly, which improves user experiences and boosts your search engine ranking.
Today we’re going to look at three specific Jetpack features photographers should use on their website:
- Photon, which enables photos to load quickly.
- Carousel, which displays photos in a full-screen carousel.
- Galleries, which offers options for formatting galleries.
Read on to learn how each one of these options will help your website stand out and draw more attention to your portfolio.
Continue reading → Set Your Photography Website Apart with Jetpack
Since the advent of the smartphone, it’s rare to find a website that isn’t optimized for use on mobile devices. Managing your website via your phone or tablet, however, is still a fairly new concept.
Managing your site from a mobile device makes running a business more convenient. It’s beneficial for photographers who want to upload photos from their smartphones, bloggers who are inspired by their surroundings on-the-go, ecommerce sellers who want to keep tabs on their site stats, and any other type of website owner.
Let’s take a look at a few ways you can manage your WordPress site from your mobile device, and some tips for getting the most out of your mobile experience with Jetpack.
Continue reading → Tips for Managing Your Site from Your Mobile Device