5 Best WordPress Image Compression Plugins (2020)

It goes without saying that image compression is important for WordPress sites or any sites for that matter – but it won’t hurt to stress it once more. However you choose to look at it, images are important –   for your site’s front end design, for its functionality, and just for overall good looks. …

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5 Best WordPress Caching Plugins (2020)

A lot of website users constantly stumble upon the term caching but oftentimes it seems like it’s not very clear to them as to what it actually means. And yet, if you own a WordPress site, caching is definitely something very useful to have implemented on your site. Why is that, you might wonder? Well,…

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9 Best WordPress Mobile Themes (2020)

As people of the 21st century, we can confidently say we live in a hypermobile and hyperconnected age. Mobile devices have become ubiquitous and downright indispensable for a functional daily existence. Mobile phones and other such tools have become the new pocket computers – they’re becoming more and more powerful, with ever more programs, gadgets,…

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6 Best WordPress Mobile Plugins (2020)

Mobile responsive websites are a must as we reach the end of the second decade of the new millennia. It’s no wonder, then, that businesses that thrive online have to locate part of their strategies to being readily available, adaptable and fully responsive for mobile devices as well. And this is not only enormously important…

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6 Best Free VPNs for 2020

A WordPress website and a WiFi connection – that’s all it takes to put your website/online business, but also your customers and their private data at risk from potential privacy breaches, cyber-attacks and the like.  Protecting your website is especially important if it’s your primary source for generating revenue. If this is the case, then…

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Shopify Speed Optimization & Fixing Slow Shopify Sites

Shopify Site Speed Optimization

Years ago we published a blog post about Fixing Slow WordPress Sites and Optimizing WordPress Site Speed and ultimately created a whole business out of it specializing in WP Site Speed Optimization. Today we’ve now optimized well over 3000 sites at WPSpeedFix.com. We regularly get asked about Shopify Site Speed, Fixing Slow Shopify Sites and…

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Best DNS Hosting (Free and Paid)

Quick note before we get into this content: If you’re on this page you’re no doubt somewhat technical, you know what DNS hosting is and why it’s important right? (DNS hosting speed is a key component of website speed, so much so that we including a DNS hosting speed probe in our website speed test…

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Fastest WooCommerce Themes

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Faster WordPress loading times are important for all types of websites but for an ecommerce business they’re even more important as they’re tied directly to the performance of your site. Faster page loads improve user experience and the way visitors interact with the site itself, thus influencing (and boosting!) sales and retention rates. You probably…

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9 MUST Have WordPress Speed Optimization Plugins, Tools & Resources

9 Must Have Wordpress Speed Optimization Plugins & Tools

If you’re on this page no doubt you already know that website speed is important – Google rewards faster websites (or more accurately, punishes slow sites with poor rankings) and your customers and prospects want a fast site too. You know yourself when a site is slow to load you quickly lose patience and click…

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The Fastest WordPress Themes in 2019

The Fastest WordPress Website Themes

At WPSpeedFix.com, our site speed optimization service, (through which we’ve worked on just over 3000 sites so far, optimizing them for speed) we get daily about WP themes, which is the fastest and what makes a theme fast. So, in this post we share the fastest WordPress themes we’ve found, why they’re fast and who…

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The Best WordPress Backup Plugin (Updated 2020)

The Best Wordpress Backup Plugin

In this article, we’re going to talk about WordPress plugins, and specifically, the one we consider the BEST solution for backing up WordPress sites. Unlike other articles around the web, this is one we’ve used for 5+ years (after trying almost everything on the market) across 1000s of websites: BlogVault We’ve tried pretty much every…

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Cloudways Coupon Code & Configuration Guide

Cloudways Coupon Code & Configuration Guide

In this article, we’re going to cover two things. First, we’ll share our Cloudways coupon code with you, it is: FASTHOSTING Use this coupon code when you signup and you’ll get $25 credit (so 3 months or so FREE on the base plans!) …and in this post we’re going to show you how to configure…

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How to Serve Images in Next-Gen Formats in WordPress

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In this post we’re going to show you a super simple way to use .webp images in WordPress without needing a complicated technical solution or web developer. Webp images are usually significantly smaller than the .JPG or .PNG they originated from AND by implementing .webp files you check the “Serve Images In Next-Gen File Formats”…

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How to Fix Slow WordPress Hosting on Network Solutions

How to fix slow website on Network Solutions

Important Note on Network Solutions as a Hosting Provider: Through our web agency work we started optimizing customer sites for speed and it ultimately ended up a new business of its own that focuses on WordPress Speed Optimization –  WPSpeedFix.com. Since we started we’ve now optimized over 2000 sites so we’ve worked on our fair…

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Abandoned Cart Email Template

Adding an abandoned cart email system to your online store is a fantastic way to boost your online sales. There’s really two parts of an effective abandoned cart email system: Having the system/software/functionality to track abandoned carts and send the automated emails Having an abandoned cart email that actually works What is an Abandoned Cart?…

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How To Fix Slow WordPress Hosting On GoDaddy

Slow Godaddy website and how to fix it

Some Important Remarks Regarding Godaddy Hosting: Optimizing the speed of our customers’ websites has been something we started as part of our agency, and it ended up with the creation of a whole new business focusing on WordPress Speed Optimization – WPSpeedFix.com. Offering this service, has allowed us to see and optimize hundreds of Godaddy…

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4 Reasons Why Your WordPress Admin Panel Is Slow & How To Fix It

The backend admin panel in WordPress can still run extremely slowly even though the frontend of the site loads lightning fast – we’re regularly asked questions about WordPress backend speed issues. We see this problem regularly over at WPSpeedFix.com, our WordPress Speed Optimization service. Below you’ll find the key reasons why the backend is slow…

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Hey! These are the resources and links from our “SEO for Online Courses & Membership Sites” online workshop. Here’s the link to the slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14QbKDjlv7Ew4Ttga-YhJCecFvWSHwZTQgY57DYW88xA/edit?usp=sharing Ecommerce Marketing & Optimization Course: ParetoEcommerce.com Google Search Console – google.com/webmasters/tools From the Future blog article on keyword research https://ftf.agency/total-addressable-online-market/ Ahrefs.com & Semrush.com Online Course “Preview” Lesson example: https://www.didgeridoodojo.com/advanced-didgeridoo-lessons-techniques/rim-shot-zipper-sound/ Online…

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SEO & Search Engine Marketing that Actually Works!

Our approach to search engine optimisation in a nutshell: Strategies that are commercially viable, easy to understand and that actually work No sneaky lock-in contracts No too good to be true ranking guarantees powered by shady tactics Search marketing that works long term (no short term tactics that risk Google penalising you long term) About…

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Small Business Online Marketing Strategy

  About Our Marketing Blueprints The approach we use with clients is quite different to most marketing and web agencies. Our marketing blueprints breakdown the strategy and tactics we’re using with our clients to rank them higher in Google, get more traffic and turn more of those visitors into paying customers, ultimately what everyone wants…

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Best WordPress Hosting for Australia

At first glance, hosting a successful party seems a straightforward affair. Having an exciting theme, stunning decorations, or delicious food is important. But slow serving staff or insufficient room for guests can guarantee failure. Web hosting is the same, so read this article to find out how the best WordPress hosting for Australia throws the…

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How to Fix Slow Magento in 7 Easy Steps

Trouble with Magento speed or the site is running slow? We’ve been running our agency for over 10 years and initially struggled whenever we took on a Magento client – the sites were usually slow, clunky and difficult to deal with. Site speed is a critical component of user experience, conversion and also Google rankings…

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Cheap Web Hosting for Australia

Your web host needs to be within your budget and still provide a top-quality service. Different companies have different needs. And each company applies different levels of importance to those needs. Generally, the larger the business, the more diverse those needs can become. So, read below for a guide to the best cheap web hosting…

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How to Make your WordPress Website Mobile-Friendly

Short Version of this article: If you have a WordPress site running on a theme that is not responsive or mobile friendly and don’t want to do a full redesign then the plugin WPTouch will fix your problem. It effectively adds a mobile theme to your site so that smartphone visitors are shown the WPTouch…

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Best Web Hosting in India

Websites tend to change as rapidly as the businesses they support. So, when it comes to hosting your website, it is best to consider both current needs. Also, you need to think about your plans for future growth. With that in mind, let’s look at a few options for the best web hosting in India.…

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Slow WooCommerce Site?

Slow WooCommerce Site

UPDATE (Feb 2019): Through our WPSpeedFix.com service we’ve worked with thousands of sites and close to half the sites we work with are Woocommerce sites – it’s clear that Woocommerce speed and performance issues are extremely common. How to Fix and Speed up Your WooCommerce Site Woocommerce can have huge performance requirements, especially larger Woo…

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Online Marketing Strategy for Hotel, Tourism & Accommodation Businesses

About our marketing blueprints: The approach we use with clients is quite different to most marketing and web agencies. Our marketing blueprints breakdown the strategy and tactics we’re using with our clients to rank them higher in Google, get more traffic and turn more of those visitors into paying customers, ultimately what everyone wants right?…

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How to Fix Slow WordPress Hosting on Bluehost

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Important Note About Bluehost Hosting: We started optimizing customer websites for speed as part of our web agency work and ended up creating an entirely new business focussed on WordPress Speed Optimization – WPSpeedFix.com. Through WP Speed Fix we’ve seen and optimized 100s of Bluehost sites over the last 2-3 years. The process below works…

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How to Fix Slow WordPress Hosting on HostGator

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HOSTGATOR: We started optimizing customer websites for speed as part of our web agency work and ultimately created an entirely new business focussed on WordPress Speed Optimization – WPSpeedFix.com. Through WP Speed Fix we’ve seen and optimized 100s of Hostgator sites over the last 2 years. The process below works for most…

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Why WordPress is our preferred CMS platform

(Note: I wrote this blog post a while back because we we’re explaining the virtues of WordPress so often that I thought it would be worth putting on the web! Today in 2015 WordPress now powers roughly 20% of the top 1 million websites in the world, it leads the market by a huge margin,…

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Ecommerce Marketing & Optimization Workshop

About our marketing blueprints: The approach we use with clients is quite different to most marketing and web agencies. Our marketing blueprints breakdown the strategy and tactics we’re using with our clients to rank them higher in Google, get more traffic and turn more of those visitors into paying customers, ultimately what everyone wants right?…

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We’re Hiring – 2x Marketing Roles

We’re hiring again and have two new positions available. Background: we’re an online marketing agency that provides hosting, SEO, Adwords, website support and a range of other online marketing services to small businesses and online retailers. About 70% of our clients are Australian with the rest scattered throughout the world. We currently manage the online…

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Finance and Accounting Tools

Counting the Money — Finance and Accounting Tools The world of small business accounting has come a long way from the days where Myob and Quickbooks were the main players in small business software market. Today there are a ton of finance and accounting tools that make it easier to get paid and keep your…

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How to Make Zendesk Ticket Emails Look Like Normal Emails

We use Zendesk as our core job management system and for the most part love it. One thing we don’t like is that the end user updates look like ticket updates instead of regular emails so much so that we really took a look at Helpscout as an alternative. It ultimately didn’t suit our needs…

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WP Engine Review – Is WPEngine Right for you? – Pros & Cons

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I talk about WP Engine (WPE) a lot. We’ve been a WPE customer for 4 or 5 years now. Moving our WordPress Cpanel hosting to WPE was a game changer of sorts for our business to the point where we now have a 6 figure business unit that provides hosting to our smb customers partly…

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How to do Keyword Research + New Google Updates

We’ve just published a new Business Marketing Show episode on all things keywords and the keyword research approach we’re using with clients – scroll down to the bottom of this page for more. Google have been rolling out a bunch of changes lately, there are three that you should probably be aware of: 1. Four…

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Handling Negative Reviews & Customer Complaints

Getting consistent high quality reviews and feedback on your Facebook page and Google Plus Local Maps Listing is a key part of a successful online marketing plan. Not surprisingly, many small business owners are scared to death of negative reviews but the reality is that these are often unhappy customers for a reason. Their feedback…

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Online Marketing Strategy for Medical and Dental Practices

Medical & Dental Practices Online Marketing Blueprint

About our marketing blueprints: The approach we use with clients is quite different to most marketing and web agencies. Our marketing blueprints breakdown the strategy and tactics we’re using with our clients to rank them higher in Google, get more traffic and turn more of those visitors into paying customers, ultimately what everyone wants right?…

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Ecommerce Marketing & Optimisation

Ecommerce marketing and optimization

Brendan recently spoke at an online marketing conference on the topic of ecommerce marketing and optimisation. The title of the presentation was From 5 and 6 Figures to 7 Figures a Month. It contains a huge number of actionable insights that will help you improve your online marketing even if you’re not strictly an ecommerce…

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The most important search term you should be ranking for

Here’s a quick tip that will serve you well along with an update with what’s been happening the last couple of weeks. Business owners are often so focussed on ranking for a certain search term or obsessively looking at competitor websites, that they’re blind to the important stuff that actually makes a difference. One of…

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