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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Quick Sprout on Hidden Costs of Website Hosting

Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published an article highlighting the hidden costs of website hosting.

He says, “Before you jump into building a website, then, you’ll want to understand the costs behind web hosting. Like anything else, the costs associated with hosting your website can influence some of your decisions.

Here’s what to know about the hidden costs of web hosting:

Understanding the Price of Web Hosting

There isn’t just a single one-size-fits-all solution for website hosting. As such, there can be some hidden costs associated with site hosting that you need to be aware of.

For example, as your company grows, your web hosting needs to be able to scale with it. You could choose to purchase additional storage and bandwidth to accommodate increased traffic. That means increased costs”.

The Hidden Costs of Website Hosting

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Quick Sprout Lists Top 5 Website Builders for 2020

Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published an article highlighting the top 5 website builders for 2020.

He says, “Nowadays, you can now get a world-class website, build it yourself quickly, and no one will ever know. It looks just like a $100,000 site from some fancy marketing agency.

The designers are that good.

To find the best, I reviewed 31 website builders, testing them on their ease of use, quality of the product, customer support, and pricing. I then narrowed them all down to my top 5 picks for the best website builders.

The 5 Best Website Builders

My top five picks are:

Top 5 Website Builders for 2020

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Quick Sprout’s List of Best Blogging Platforms and Blog Sites for 2020

Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a list of best blogging platforms and blog sites for 2020.

He says, “Want to jump straight to the answer? The best blogging platform for most people is definitely Wix or WordPress with Bluehost Hosting.

When it comes to creating your own blog, you have two options:

The first is to build a website and host your blog there. Building your own website and blogging on it is the old-school way to build a blog. You have two ways to do this:

This requires more work upfront but you’ll own and control your site completely.

The other option is to use a blogging platform like Medium, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram. Even if some of these platforms aren’t technically blog platforms, you can get success from them by treating them as blogs. It’s a lot easier to get in front of millions of people and takes less than 15 minutes to set up. The downside is that you’ll be beholden to their rules and algorithms”.

The Best Blogging Platforms and Blog Sites for 2020

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Quick Sprout’s List of 7 Best WordPress Web Hosts for 2020

Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a list of seven best WordPress web hosts for 2020.

He says, “We’ve gone through all the hosts and ranked the best options available for WordPress—including providers WordPress itself recommends.

(If you need it, there’s more on how WordPress hosting works later in this post.)

The Top 7 Best WordPress Web Hosts for 2020

Continue on for our in-depth reviews on the best WordPress hosting services today”.

The Best Web Hosting for WordPress

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Quick Sprout’s List of Best WordPress Directory Plugin – 2020

Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a list of best WordPress directory plugin for 2020.

He says, “OUT OF 95 DIRECTORY PLUGINS, THERE ARE 5 TO CONSIDER ADDING TO YOUR WEBSITE

Want to jump straight to the answer? We suggest Business Directory Plugin and GeoDirectory for the best WordPress directory plugin. 

The Internet is full of directories.

In fact, your website might already be listed on some directories right now.

Directories like Yelp help consumers find a restaurant or service in their area. While a directory like Angie’s List connects people with contractors for things like electrical work, landscaping, and plumbing.

Both of these websites are very different—and they are both directories.

There’s a good chance you can find a way to implement a directory on your website. Law firms use website directories to list their lawyers and employees. Real estate companies have directories for their listings as well as their agents. A retail chain probably has an online directory for its store locations”.

Best WordPress Directory Plugin – 2020

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Quick Sprout’s List of Top 5 Website Builders for 2020

A well-designed website is a big asset tomorrow. With an interactive website, you can continue to improve your conversion rate.

Quick Sprout has published a list of top 5 website builders for 2020.

The Quick Sprout team says, “If you’re looking for the easiest way to create a site, a website builder like Wix will certainly get you there. It’s incredibly easy to get started and you’ll get a great website.

But you should also consider building with WordPress. There’s no subscription fee and the options are limitless. It’s not an all-in-one service, but it isn’t hard to sign up for the other pieces you’ll need (a domain name, hosting, and a theme).

Read on for in-depth reviews of my top picks for 2020 and step-by-step guides to setting them up quickly and cost-effectively.

Website Builder Reviews

#1 – Wix

Wix is easily the best website builder.

Wix’s artificial intelligence asks you a few questions and literally builds your custom website before your eyes. Imagine a genie that magically creates the website you’ve been dreaming about before your eyes. It’s that good”.

Top 5 Website Builders for 2020

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Quick Sprout’s List of Best Website Monitoring Services

An effective website monitoring service can help you track things like latency, load balancing, site traffic, uptime, and other factors related to the health of your website.

Quick Sprout has published a list of best website monitoring services.

The Quick Sprout team says, “Website monitoring tools can determine everything from a large-scale outage to a traffic surge on your e-commerce site.

These types of tools can help you make critical decisions when it comes to things like scaling your server capacity or allocating resources in a more cost-effective way.

Bottom line: To manage your website effectively, you need a website monitoring service.

The Best Website Monitoring Services

  • StatusCake — Fastest URL testing intervals.
  • Monitis — Best for customized monitoring plans and ecommerce websites.
  • Uptime Robot — Best free website monitoring service.
  • Pingdom — Best page speed and performance monitoring.
  • Montastic — Best for basic uptime notifications.
  • Uptrends — Best for real user monitoring add-ons.
  • Host Tracker — Most unique features like blacklist notifications and Google Ads integration”.

Best Website Monitoring Services

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Quick Reply On Instagram (How to edit and delete) [Video]

Sue B. Zimmerman has published a new video ‘Quick Reply On Instagram (How to edit and delete)’ to manage Quick Reply feature of Instagram.

She says, “Whether it’s welcoming a new follower or answering the same question…

There is an easier way to #GSD (Get Shit Done!)

And that is with Quick Reply. It’s probably one of the best kept secrets on Instagram.

Quick Reply lets you share a response in just a few taps. Quick replies are easy to set up and save you a lot of time (hence the name!)

It also allows you to think about your Direct Message strategy vs. replying in the moment with less thought around what you are saying.

In this week’s newly released YouTube video you’ll discover how to use quick reply AND how to edit and delete your quick reply messages when they need a refresh”.

Watch the video here.

Sue B. Zimmerman’s Blog

QuickSprout’s List of Best Web Hosting for WordPress

QuickSprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a list of the best web hosting for WordPress.

Lofgren says, “OUR TOP PICKS FOR THE BEST WORDPRESS HOSTING IN 2020

Want to jump straight to the answer? The best web hosting for most people is definitely Bluehost.

So you’ve decided to build your site with WordPress.

Great choice!

Your next step is to find the best web hosting for your WordPress site. A WordPress-specific web hosting solution is absolutely worth it for the better service, performance, and support for WordPress installs.

We’ve gone through all the hosts and ranked the best options available for WordPress—including providers WordPress itself recommends”.

The Best Web Hosting for WordPress

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Quick Sprout’s Guide to Making Money with Blogging in 2020

Blogging is a great way to promote yourself and your business. With the right blogging strategies, you can make online earning out of blogging.

Quick Sprout’s Lars Lofgren has published a guide to making money with blogging in 2020.

 

Lofgren says, “Blogging can be a great way to make money. Not only does it allow you to flex your creative muscles, but it also gives you a chance to generate cash on the side (or full-time).

With so many bloggers out there, it’s hard to figure out how they did it. Luckily, we’ve created this list of 23 bloggers who run successful blogs—and how you can too.

23 People Who Make Money Blogging (and How You Can Too)

I have a major disclaimer before we begin: I’ve worked with a few people on this list.

In fact, I was personally responsible for setting annual revenue goals and hitting those goals while I was the Senior Director of Growth and Product at I Will Teach You To Be Rich.

In that case, specifically, I’m extremely familiar with revenue totals and what drove that revenue”.

How to Make Money Blogging in 2020

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