On Monday, November 26th, we asked our readers here at WPHub.com to vote on which areas of their website(s) could be improved the most. The options available were Layout & Design, Search Engine Optimization, Content, Functionality, and the ability to choose “Other” as an option. One week later, the results are in.
Ten votes have been included so far in the official poll, with 40% of those going toward Layout & Design. Three more readers said that SEO was the area of their site that they felt had the highest need for improvement, while Content, Functionality and Other (Security) received one vote apiece.
WPHub reader “SHAWN” told us, “My SEO is really not that great, but then, I am not looking for huge numbers there. Those that want to find me, find me. The number of really good themes has increased over the years and I feel that my layout is good… and responsive… However, I selected Other because I think security should be listed. After battling a spate of malware injections (all cured now), I think security is job one, content 2 and SEO 3.”
Layout & Design Issues
It’s easy to understand why so many WordPress developers and site owners would be concerned with the overall layout and design of their end product. With the ever-fickle nature of Internet users in today’s changing environment, many front-end users will not even bother participating on a website that appears cluttered or unorganized from the outset.
Proper color palettes for background, links, and text are vital for attracting the eye of new visitors and appealing to readers’ sense of being able to find what they’re looking for with as little effort as possible. By correctly using widgets, modules, and columns to the utmost advantage, webmasters can perform tasks that go a long way toward making a site accessible and user-friendly all in one.
Thanks to the growing number of quality premium WordPress theme templates that are being released on a weekly basis, website owners have more choice than ever when it comes to selecting a proper identity for any given site, and making its work well with the topics at hand.
Search Engine Optimization
There’s a lot to be said when it comes to getting the most out of your internal linking in order to generate traffic. With built-in SEO, many themes can get you started in the right direction. When it comes to actual traffic generation, many search terms must coincide with the main presentation of one’s content; with many sites depending on authority, consistent output and quality articles to tote a heavy load and get actual users interacting, shopping, and so forth.
If you are an affiliate marketer, there are a number of websites online that are dedicated to maximizing everything from content build up to marketing tools. At AffiliateWebsite.com, the administration states that they are “experts at affiliate websites and marketing with over 20 years of combined experience and currently operate some of the largest affiliate websites in many of categories. We have developed hundreds of websites and we look forward to building yours.” Choosing the right product(s) to promote will ultimately determine a firm’s profit margin, expenses, and potential for massive traffic.
Plugin Usage, This Week’s Poll
WordPress Plugins have come to extend the parameters of what a site is capable of, and many of them can be obtained at an extremely economical price. If you’re missing a particular tool that could result in more revenue generation, perhaps a quick glance at our catalog of WordPress Extensions will turn out to be profitable.
In this week’s exclusive WPHub Poll, we’re soliciting input on what the Most Important Theme Feature Of 2012 has been in your opinion. As always, you are welcome to leave comments and follow us via social media as we continue to bring our readers informative articles that cover a variety of WordPress Topics.