This post is based on episode 76 of the ProBlogger podcast.
Can you believe we’re halfway through January already? Perhaps it’s because we were so keen to see the end of 2020. But whatever the reason, you need to get organised quickly for the coming year.
And that means creating a content calendar for your blog.
Now I’m not suggesting you need to lock in every last detail for each post. You should revisit your content calendar several times a year to make sure your blogging is still on track. But this is a great time of year to make a start.
Planning for success
Ever struggled to come up with a topic to write about? As the minutes tick by the pressure builds, and when you finally do think of one you have to rush it to meet your deadline.
Having a content calendar relieves the pressure because you’ll always know what to write about. And planning your posts in advance gives you the opportunity to take your readers on a journey.
It also helps you become a more consistent blogger. When you can’t think of anything to write about, you may be tempted to just give up and tell yourself, “I’ll try again next time”. But when you’re working to a plan, you’re more likely to stick to it – especially if you’re working on a series of posts that build on one another.
The first step is to review the content you created last year. Were there any posts that did particularly well? You can use Google Analytics to find out which posts got the most views, and tools such as BuzzSumo to see which posts got the most shares. You may also want to dig a little deeper and find the content that got the most comments.
Did any of the topics you wrote about get you lots of traffic, shares and comments? On the flipside, were there any topics that didn’t get much at all? This can help you plan what to write about (and what not to write about) over the next 12 months or so.
Were there any topics that seemed to get more and more popular as the year went on? If so, it may be a growing trend you should focus on.
Did your shorter posts do better than your longer ones, or vice versa? Were there any particular headlines that did better than others? What about your images?
Can you remember how you felt when you wrote those posts? Were they relatively easy to write, or did you struggle to get them finished? Were there certain times or days when writing posts seemed to be easier or harder? Was there anything else you struggled with, such as finding the time to write?
Don’t spend all day on this. Take a minute or so to answer a question, and then move onto the next. But hopefully you’ll see some trends that can help you create new opportunities with your blog, or at the very least make better use of your time.
Now that you’ve done your review, it’s time to start planning.
There’s no right or wrong way to do this. It really is a case of whatever works best for you. But here are some questions you may want to answer along the way.
Is there an emerging trend you’d like to focus on?
While reviewing last year’s content, did you spot any emerging trends in your niche? If you did, you might want to consider exploring them in more detail and sharing what you learn with your readers.
This doesn’t mean you need to talk about it in every post you write. But you may want to come back to it regularly. You may even want to create a series where your posts build on each other and take your reader on a journey.
You may even be able to create a product based on the information in your posts that you can sell on your blog.
Is there a type of post you’d like to write regularly?
Whether it’s because they did well last year or you simply enjoyed writing them, you may want to publish a particular type of post on a regular basis.
It could be a list post, an editorial-type post, a roundup post or something else. You could even give it a name such as Story Sunday or Tutorial Tuesday to tie it into a particular day of the week.
How often would you like to post?
How often did you post last year? Was it once a month, once a week, a few times a week or every day? And how did you go keeping up with that schedule? Was it a struggle, or did you take it all in your stride?
Now is the time to decide how often you feel comfortable posting. There’s no point in putting three posts a week in your content calendar if you’ll struggle to keep up. You’re much better off creating a schedule you’re comfortable with.
Are there any mediums you’d like to start using?
If you’ve been thinking about trying another medium – podcasting, Facebook Live, YouTube – you should make time in your calendar for them.
That may involve learning about the medium, researching equipment you may need, learning the tools, and of course actually creating the content.
Not only will you be prepared when the time comes to produce, having it in your calendar means you’re more likely to take the leap and actually do it.
Is it time to mix things up a bit?
If you’ve been blogging for a while, you may have reached the point where it’s becoming a little monotonous. It feels like like you’re doing the same thing day in and day out, and you start to wonder if your readers are as bored with your blog as you are.
If that sounds like you, then it’s time to mix things up.
A lot of bloggers do it by coming up with certain themes or certain types of posts for certain types of days. Mondays could be for list posts. On Tuesdays you might ask your community a question. Wednesdays might be when you write a review. You might share your opinion about something on Thursday. And on Friday you might write a how-to to give your readers something to do over the weekend.
And depending on your blog you might also be able to switch topics from time to time to really mix things up. Just be careful, as mixing things up too much could be confusing for your readers.
When are you having a break?
If last year taught us anything it’s how important it is to look after our health – physical, mental and emotional. That means you should build time into your calendar for taking a well-earned break.
Of course, that leads to an obvious question: What happens to your blog while you’re taking that break?
You might want to:
create additional content beforehand, and schedule it to be published while you’re away
ask people for guest posts instead of having to create the additional content yourself
create a few ‘best of’ posts showcasing some of the content you’ve already published.
Or you could simply have a gap in your content calendar where nothing new is published.
It is time to get more visual?
This is also a great time to think about your approach to visual content. Is it time to change the look of your blog – a new header, new avatars for your social media channels, or perhaps a new font for displaying all your content.
Fortunately, we now have tools such as Canva that can make updating your visual content a breeze. Even doing something simple like changing the background color on your images and icons could give your blog an entirely new look.
Can you repurpose any of your current content?
Just because you’ve covered a topic in a blog doesn’t mean that’s the end of it.
If you provided a lot of data in one of your blog posts, why not give that information another run by turning it into an infographic? If you wrote an editorial piece that got a lot of comments when it was first published, you could use it as the basis for a Facebook Live. And if you have a podcast, why not turn that content into a blog post?
Do you need a new tool to create your content calendar?
What have you been using to create your content calendar? A calendar app? A spreadsheet? Paper and pen? Switching to a new tool could not only make the task easier but also give you a renewed sense of energy.
When we switched to CoSchedule it reenergized our entire team. And we use it to plan our content, collect everyone’s ideas, and even share our content on social media.
Time to brainstorm
Having answered all those questions, it’s now time to fill your content calendar. How many topics for posts can you come up with?
Website audits help you quickly discover and fix your website’s SEO issues. Here’s how you can use a handy tool called Semrush Site Audit to perform an in-depth site audit. A 30-day free trial is included!
Are you struggling to get more traffic from Google even after publishing quality content? Your website might have issues. Here’s where a site audit comes in handy.
Generating more traffic from Google is REALLY hard no matter what niche you’re in. SEO is becoming even harder day by day.
So what’s the best way to sustain your current search traffic and attract even more traffic from Google?
Conduct an in-depth website audit.
How to do that as a beginner?
In this post, we’ll talk about exactly that where you’ll discover important things like;
What a site audit is all about
What are the benefits of site audits
How to perform a DETAILED site audit using Semrush (we use the same)
And many more
Are you ready? Let’s get started without much ado.
Site Audit for SEO: A Beginner’s Guide to Find And Fix Your Website Issues
What is an SEO site audit?
An SEO website audit is a process of analyzing how well your site ranks in search engines like Google. A site audit helps you identify and fix ALL the SEO issues on your website.
There are many ways to perform an SEO site audit. One of the easiest ways to perform a detailed site audit is to use tools like the Semrush Site Audit tool.
Did you know that Semrush Site Audit scans your website for over 130 technical and SEO issues?
That means you’ll be able to find almost every issue that’s preventing your website from getting more search traffic.
What are the benefits of a site audit?
So why should even bother about auditing your website? Here are some of the major benefits of performing an in-depth website audit.
With a site audit, you can easily discover issues like duplicate content, broken links, and lengthy title tags
You’ll be able to identify all the AMP pages with HTML issues
Discover pages that couldn’t be crawled
Find broke external images and internal images
Identify duplicate meta descriptions on a page
Find multiple canonical URLs and many more
All in all, performing a detailed site audit helps you discover all the problematic issues that are preventing your site from getting more traffic from Google.
Before getting into the details, make sure to give a try to it by using the below link.
Start your 30 days free trial with Semrush (worth $119.95)
How to Perform an In-depth Site Audit With Semrush in 10 Steps
Here’s a simple yet practical tutorial on how to use Semrush site audit to find and fix all your website issues.
Step 1: Once you’ve signed up for Semrush, visit the Site Audit tool.
Quick note: Here’s a FREE 30-day free trial of Semrush Pro account for you (which is worth $119.95!)
Step 2: Once you’re on the Semrush Site Audit tool, click on “Add new project” (on top right) to add your website for SEO audit.
Here’s how it looks like;
Step 3: Now, simply enter your domain name and project name and click on the “Create project” button to proceed to the next step.
Have a look;
You don’t need to edit any settings except the limit of checked pages as it will depend upon the size of your site.
Step 4: Click on the Start Site Audit button to start your website’s audit process.
It will take some time to crawl your whole website (depending on the size of your site).
Once the site crawl has finished, you will see a dashboard that looks like this;
As you can see above, you’ll see an overall Site Health score of your site (the higher the score, the fewer problems your website has).
The good thing about the Semrush site audit tool is that it shows you all the errors, warnings, and notices along with the pages. This way you can easily fix those issues to improve your site health.
Step 5: Make sure to immediately fix the “Top Issues” of your website.
Semrush site audit tool provides you the most important issues detected on your site based on their number and priority level.
Here’s how it looks like;
You can click on those links to find all the corresponding issues on your website.
Here’s how the slow load speed issues on our website look like;
As you can see above, we currently have four pages with slow loading time issues.
The Semrush site audit tool shows you the loading time (in seconds) of those pages so you can easily optimize their speed.
You can follow various strategies such as optimizing your images, using a CDN, enabling Lazy Load, etc to improve the overall loading times of your pages.
Step 6: Check your website’s performance.
You can also find the Performance report of your website from the Semrush Site Audit tool.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, you can find a lot of important things under the Site Performance report including;
Page (HTML) load speed
The average page load speed of crawled pages
Performance issues (along with errors, warnings, and notices)
A quick tip: You can use Google’s FREE PageSpeed Insights tool to quickly find suggestions to improve the overall speed and performance of your problematic pages.
Step 7: Check crawlability issues of your website
If you’re struggling to increase your search traffic even after publishing great content, your website might have “crawlability issues”.
“Crawlable” simply means the links to and within your site can be discovered and followed by search engine bots to rank your site. Crawlability issues include;
Redirect chains and loops and so on
Fortunately, with the Semrush Site Audit tool, you can easily discover your website’s crawlability issues.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, you’ll find a crawlability score of your site (the higher the score, the fewer issues your website has). It will also check for the page crawl depth to give you an overview of your site’s crawlability depth.
Step 8: Check your website’s internal linking
Want to know how your links are distributed within your website? Then, you should keep an eye on your internal linking score from the Semrush site audit tool.
It gives you a full overview of your internal link profile.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, you’ll be able to check your internal linking score along with internal link issues that include;
Broken internal links
Broken external links
Too many on-page links
Too long link URLs and more
Step 9: Check HTTPS implementation of your website
HTTPS is a MUST for every website. In fact, it’s a ranking signal in Google. So if your site is not yet equipped with HTTPS, make sure to install it to improve your rankings.
Even if you’ve enabled HTTPS, there might be issues with HTTPS implementation. Here’s where the Semrush Site Audit tool comes into handy.
It gives you an overview of your site’s HTTPS implementation.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, under HTTPS implementation, you’ll find a score (the higher, the better). You’ll also find various things like;
Security certificate related things (shows you whether they are up to date)
Server-side issues (if any)
Website architecture issues (such as pages with mixed content, links that lead to HTTP non-secure page, etc)
Side note: Make sure to read our in-depth guide on installing SSL certificates to easily enable HTTPS on your website.
Step 10: Keep an eye on your website’s site audit progress
Website SEO audit is NOT a one-time process. You need to regularly audit your website to find and fix your site issues to improve your organic rankings.
Also, you need to keep an eye on your site’s SEO audit progress.
You don’t have to separately keep a track of your site audit progress as Semrush Site Audit tool will show you a “progress” report.
You can easily see how the number of issues, as well as other site audit metrics, were changing from audit to audit.
Here’s how the BloggersPassion site audit progress looks like;
As you can see above, you’ll be able to see the historical chart of your website audits under the site audit “Progress” tab where you can easily find all the issues and errors of your website including;
Missing title tags
Large HTML pages
Pages not crawled and many more
So there you go. That’s how you can use the Semrush site audit tool to perform an in-depth audit of your website.
Few Tips to Perform Site Audits to Fix Your Website Issues Like A Pro
Here are a few tips to find and fix your site issues like an SEO expert.
When you’re done with SEO audit with Semrush, here are a few things that you need to improve to increase your overall site score and on page SEO as well.
Make sure to add meta descriptions for all those missing pages and then check how it impacts your site score.
Using Rank Math SEO, add meta descriptions to all the pages. Now, after adding the meta description to all those missing pages, your site’s overall score increases even more.
HTML markup: If you are concerned about SEO then you should constantly monitor this key area. However, if you are using a quality theme, this should not be a problem.
Titles: Title is the one that attracts readers first and search engines too. Make sure that your titles are unique, precise and relevant to the content. If you want to check for any title duplication, then you can do so with the help of Google Search Console. Go to Google search console, under that click on “Search Appearance”, under that you will find Screaming Frog’s Page Titles tab and HTML Improvements. Check with it to find whether that title is taken already or not. However, if yours is WordPress site, then Yoast plugin is enough.
URLs: For every post you write, URLs you keep should be short, user friendly and has a keyword added into it. In WordPress, you will have the option of using permalinks and WordPress does this automatically.
Meta description: You need to make description very unique relevant to the page content below 172 characters. But make sure that you add related keywords in it. You can also check description using Screaming Frog apart from the Yoast and other SEO plugins.
Headings tags: To give proper format and structure to content and making it scannable, use H1 tags in titles.
Precise Content: The WordPress Yoast plugin checks whether your content is unique, precise and value-added. It is the perfect plugin to optimize your blog’s content.
Images: If you use any images in your content, then make sure that ALT tags, file titles, SEO markers for images contain keywords and are descriptive as well. WordPress has an image plugin to check this. However, Screaming Frog has its own section where you can reduce image size for it to load faster.
Links: As the site grows, the chances of dead links will also increase. Although, there is a relatively good WordPress plugin to identify broken links, there are also some good dead link checkers available online.
Keywords: WordPress Yoast plugin optimizes only one page per a focus keyword. If a repetition occurs, Yoast will point it out.
Technical errors: Go to Google Search Console account to find out crawl errors. If there are any, correct the nonexistent pages with the 404 error. In other words, redirect the URLs of these pages to places with the necessary information.
Duplicate content: To find duplicate content issues on your site, use Siteliner.com. Alternatively, you can use Google Search Console too. Check under HTML Improvements to make necessary changes.
With this, you can be aware of a site’s SEO weak spots. You can then prioritize each flaw and rectify over time and you could see how each alteration has a positive impact on your website.
You will need to use lots of tools and plugins if you are manually doing an SEO audit for any website. But with Semrush, you can find out and fix all of the technical SEO issues from your website with ease using their Site Audit feature.
Here’s how you can grab Semrush 30 days FREE trail worth $119.95
Let’s now quickly talk about how you can get access to Semrush Pro account which is worth $119.95.
Step 1: Click this VIP link to grab your 30 days Semrush account for free (which is worth $119.95). You’ll now have to register by entering your email and any password.
Step 2: This is where you will need to enter your billing details. You’ll get a 30 days free trial of Semrush Pro here.
Step 3: Enter your payment to instantly grab your Semrush Pro account free for next 30 days.
Let’s now talk about how you can conduct an in-depth site audit using the Semrush Site Audit tool.
Pricing of Semrush
Semrush offers 3 pricing packages that are listed below:
Let’s now quickly talk about each one of them to find out the best fit for your blogging needs.
Semrush Pro: With Semrush Pro account, you can get the following things.
Results per report: 10,000
Reports per day: 3000
Keywords to track: 500
Pages to crawl: 100,000
Social media profiles: 50
Scheduled PDF reports: 5
Cost: $119.95 monthly
Semrush Guru: With Semrush Guru account, you can get the following things.
Results per report: 30,000
Reports per day: 5000
Keywords to track: 1500
Pages to crawl: 300,000
Social media profiles: 100
Scheduled PDF reports: 20
Branded PDF reports
Get access to Historical data
Cost: $229.95 monthly
Semrush business: With Semrush Business account, you can get the following things.
Results per report: 50,000
Reports per day: 10,000
Keywords to track: 6000
Pages to crawl: 1,000,000
Social media profiles: 300
Scheduled PDF reports: 50
Branded PDF reports
Product Listing Ads
Cost: $449.95 monthly
5 Benefits of Using Semrush Site Audit Tool
If you’re still having questions about why you need the Semrush site audit tool over other site audit tools, here are some of the major benefits of using it.
1. Check your site’s health
With the Semrush Site Audit tool’s report, you can analyze your website and make it more accessible for search engine robots. If you want to conduct an SEO-test with Semrush Site Audit reports, then set up an audit campaign.
Once you set up it, you can:
Add tags where they are missing.
Optimize your internal and external links.
Make titles, meta descriptions, and other HTML tags unique and comprehensible for users and search engines.
Correct broken images and provide them all with an alt attribute.
Detect and erase error pages.
Find duplicate content pages.
And fix other problems that are blocking your SEO progress.
Make sure that you don’t exceed your crawled pages limit then you can crawl your website at any time to get reports with the most fresh results.
2. You can prioritize SEO issues and fix them
Semrush Site Audit tool checks issues that are related to crawlability, content, images, links, accessibility and coding. And the report shows you the most frequently found problems on your website.
If you want to fix a particular issue throughout your entire website, then check out SEO analysis report. It displays the URLs of all webpages affected by the issue also lists all issues found on a landing page.
3. Track your SEO progress
You can regularly monitor your website’s health using Semrush SEO analysis report. Schedule a weekly technical SEO audit and it will automatically start crawling your website. Once finished, you will get a notification.
By running website SEO audits on a regular basis, you are tracking the progress of your website’s health. Position Tracking tool helps you to look at your site’s positions too.
4. Fix hreflang mistakes
When it comes to International SEO, hreflang are a cornerstone. It tells Google which page should be shown to visitors depending on their language and location. So, if you wrongly implement hreflang tags, it damages the user experience as well as SEO of your website. To find and fix hreflang errors, use Semrush SEO Audit feature.
5. Detect security issues
Having HTTPS on your website is an important ranking factor for search engines. It is a sign to users that you care about their privacy and security. Site Audit came up with a new HTTPS report that quickly detect security issues on your website. It warns when your SSL certificate is expired or if it’s registered to an incorrect domain name.
It also alerts you about internal links to non-secure pages, missing redirects from HTTP to HTTPS versions of the same page, HTTP URLs in your sitemap and usage of HTTP on pages with password fields.
You can also export .pdf file of site audit report. If you offer SEO services, then this feature helps in converting a prospect into a client.
4 factors to consider while doing site audit
It doesn’t matter which tool you’re using for site audit (Moz or Semrush or any other tool), here are some important factors you need to keep in mind to get the most out of site audits.
1. Site speed
One of the main things that search engine cares about is user-experience. If your website doesn’t load instantly then the end-user won’t come to your website again. So, checking site speed is very important.
Without content, there is no point in talking about SEO as content is the driving force behind SEO. Focus on publishing high-quality content that provides great value to your readers. If you write In-depth content, then you will automatically outrank your competitors.
By doing content audit, you can determine the strengths and weaknesses of your website like which pages are driving traffic and conversions and which pages are redundant. Search engines don’t rank websites. They rank pages.
The first task of a content audit is to identify which pages are ranking and which are not. So that you will know which pages to improve.
When optimizing your content, make sure you keep the most relevant keywords in these sections:
Page Title and URL
First 100 words
At least one subheading
Alt tags in images
If you want to perform a quick audit on your website with a few tests to increase SEO rankings, these corrections will have the most impact.
In order to ensure that your website is not missing out any valuable traffic then conduct audit checks at least every three months.
FAQs | Site Audits With Semrush
Here are some of the frequently asked questions around the Semrush site audit.
What is a site audit in SEO?
SEO audit is the process of analyzing how well your website performs in search engines like Google. It will help you identify the technical or SEO-related issues that are preventing your website from getting more organic traffic.
What issues can we find with the Semrush Site Audit tool?
Semrush site audit scans and checks your website for 130+ SEO related issues on your site including; – Your website’s loading speed – Crawlability – Content issues – Meta tags – HTTPS security protocols – Internal linking – CSS errors – AMP implementation and many more
What’s the cost of the Semrush site audit?
Semrush site audit is a part of the Semrush SEO toolkit. Semrush offers you over 45 tools under one roof and you’ll have three pricing plans which are listed below.
1. Pro plan costs you $119.95 per month which is great for freelancers and startups 2. Guru plan costs you $229.95 per month which is great for a small business where you’ll get all the features from the Pro plan along with extended limits and historical data 3. Business plan costs you $449.95 per month which is great for agencies where you’ll get all the features from the Guru plan along with API access and extended limits
Can we find internal linking issues with Semrush site audit?
Yes, you can discover all the internal linking issues on your website. Also, you can perform many things including;
– Finding your website linking issues – Organizing your site’s link structure – Ensuring your site’s link distribution properly and more
What are the best SEO audit tools?
Here are some of the best SEO audit tools you can try in 2021.
– Semrush site audit – SEOptimer (free to use but NOT as comprehensive as Semrush) – SEO site audit tool by Ahrefs – Ubersuggest SEO analyzer (free to use but not as good as Semrush)
Can I use Semrush for free?
Is Semrush worth paying for?
Yes, Semrush is a premium SEO toolkit and their pricing plans start from $119.95 per month ($99.95/mo if you pay annually). It offers you over 45 powerful SEO tools ranging from site audit to organic research to keyword research, PPC research, social media management, and many more.
Can I get a discount on Semrush?
Yes, if you pay annually, you’ll get a 16% instant discount on ALL the pricing plans from Semrush. Here’s the pricing list of Semrush plans if you pay annually. – Pro Account for 12 Months: Only $99.95/mo – Guru Account for 12 Months: Only $191.62/mo – Business Account for 12 Months: Only $374.95/mo
Click here to get a 16% instant discount on Semrush
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Finding and fixing all your website SEO related issues is the most important step.
If you want to bring more search traffic to your sites, make sure to conduct site audits frequently (at least once a month). Here’s where tools like Semrush come into handy.
Not only Semrush helps you find great keywords, analyse competition, find link building opportunities but it also helpful in doing in-depth SEO site audit for any site to bring more search traffic.
So did you like this tutorial on doing site audit using Semrush tool? Do you have any questions? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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Eargo Hearing Aids are high-quality products from a trusted brand that you can easily find for all your hearing needs.
Pros & Cons
Here are some of the most important things to know about Eargo hearing aids in general before diving into the specific devices.
Being assessed for these hearing aids is fast and straightforward.
Eargo’s hearing aids are FDA standardized hearing aids designed explicitly for hearing-impaired consumers.
Eargo offers 12- and 24-month payment plans for their devices that can be applied for online.
FEHB and many common insurance companies cover their products.
Many reviewers comment that the hearing aids tend to change profiles on their own, especially when exposed to repetitive noise.
Some people also reported problems with the quality of the sound.
When looking into hearing aids, you’re going to want a good balance of quality and cost. One of the companies offering that balance is Eargo.
They have several hearing aid models designed to accommodate your hearing loss needs, from day-to-day functional needs like amplification and noise cancellation to more first-time buyer needs like professional assessment and fitting.
There are a lot of questions to address.
How do you pick the right one for you?
How do you tell the difference between products?
How can you know that they’ll fit your ears if you order online?
Do you need to see a doctor?
Let’s answer those questions.
Eargo is all about treating the less-often treated versions of hearing loss. This means that they focus on mild to moderate high-frequency hearing loss. Their motto is that “everyone should hear life to the fullest.”
Not only that, but they’re focused on making sure that their customers are happy throughout the entire experience, from assessment to daily function.
Eargo hearing aids ship quickly, within 2-5 days of ordering, and arrive right at your door. They offer a free hearing assessment and fitting to help you get the most out of your hearing aids.
They’re also small enough to be practically invisible when you’re wearing them so that they don’t get in the way of earrings, and no one has to know you’re wearing them if you don’t want them to.
Eargo boasts that their products deliver a natural, rich sound. On top of this, they prioritize comfort and accessibility. Their in-home fitting lets you pick the right shape for your ears.
Their rechargeable case is compact enough to take with you wherever you go.
All Eargo hearing aid packages come with:
Two devices with four sound profiles that you can control by tapping the device.
A set of medical-grade silicone fit caps.
A charging case that can recharge them in as little as 30 minutes.
A cable and adapter for the case.
A wax guard.
A cleaning brush for detailed cleans.
Eargo Hearing Aid Reviews
So what does Eargo offer? Well, they’ve got three models on the market right now: the Max, the Neo, and the Neo HiFi.
Advanced sound quality and noise reduction for more gain and volume ensures you live your life uninterrupted.
Eargo Maxes are relatively cheap – at around a fourth of the price of competitive hearing aids, the average for which is $2,300 for each device.
This model has “Flexi Fibers,” or a special silicone design that hugs the ear, making them slip-resistant.
They have a one-year warranty in case of malfunction or breaking.
Maxes aren’t compatible with the Eargo mobile app.
The Flexi Fiber caps may be uncomfortable to some users, especially those new to hearing aids.
Eargo Neo features better noise reduction, better feedback cancellation, and more added stable gain.
The Eargo Max hearing aids are the most basic hearing aids available from the company. They’re $1,850.
The Neos have a similar design to the Maxes, but not quite the same. Their “Flexi Palms” are also made of silicone but are a flatter shape for a closer, more comfortable fit.
Neos are compatible with the Eargo mobile app, which lets you change the settings from your phone.
They come with a one-year warranty.
Neos come with a smaller variety of caps for fitting than the Maxes.
Some users report trouble with the noise cancellation features – they say that there is either too much feedback or no cancellation at all without serious adjustment via the app.
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The Eargo Neo HiFi hearing aids are the top-of-the-line products available from the company. They cost $2,950.
The Neo HiFis have “Flexi Tetrapalms,” a flat, silicone cap that makes them the most comfortable fit of the line.
Shipping is free on this model.
They have a two-year warranty.
Being the most elite product offered means that they are also the most expensive.
Some users have found the mobile app interface to be confusing and the setup for soundscapes frustrating.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions among Eargo users.
Do I need a prescription to buy Eargo hearing aids?
Nope! There’s no prescription from an audiologist needed to get Eargo hearing aids. Just set up an appointment with one of their experts, and you’ll be ready to go!
Can I purchase replacement Eargo accessories?
You can! They have all the caps and the wax guard individually available on their website.
Can I sleep with my Eargo hearing aids?
You can wear Eargo hearing aids to sleep, but it’s not the best idea. As with any hearing aid, wearing them in bed runs the risk of them falling out and getting lost or damaged.
What if my Eargo hearing aids get wet?
Eargo’s hearing aids are not waterproof and shouldn’t be exposed to excess moisture. If your hearing aid gets wet, it might damage the device.
Will Eargo hearing aids fix my hearing?
No. Eargo hearing aids are designed to augment your existing hearing, as with any other hearing aid, making sounds clearer and more easily distinguished. They will not restore hearing already lost.
Eargo products are comfortable, subtle, and affordable. They’re quality, verified hearing aids that are available without a prescription and can be tried in the comfort of your own home without the hassle of a doctor’s office visit, though the return process isn’t the best.
They are affordable, with flexible payment plans and easy-to-replace accessories.
We recommend getting in touch with Eargo about a quick assessment call, or simply using their free online hearing check to get a baseline and see whether they’re right for you. You can also check out their video guides for more information about their products.
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Since Facebook became a vital marketing tool, and social media marketing became a distinct field of expertise on its own, Facebook contests have also become a crucial part of the machination to foster brand awareness, drive user engagement, and generate leads.
If there’s one thing people love more than to be on Facebook, it’s trying to win free stuff on the social site. This is just one reason why, even though the concept of Facebook contests have been around for years, it can still be an important element of social media marketing campaigns.
A great example of this is the contest concocted by home furnishing and hardware store Crate and Barrel. Their contest offered couples a chance to win a $100,000 dream wedding.
The rules of the contest, aptly named “The Ultimate Wedding Contest”, were quite simple: participants had to set a gift registry with a particular brand, post three images, and respond to three questions.
The prize at stake was enticing enough, but what made it transcendent were the aww-inducing love stories that the contest focused on, which generated even more interest.
In the end, analysis of the contest data showed that, in the span of 12 months, the Crate and Barrel Facebook page received some three million views, with the contest getting half a million votes. Further analysis showed that some 16,000 couples participated, resulting in gift registries amounting to around $35 million.
This might be just one example, but it hammers home the point that if done correctly, online contests can take all the metrics—engagement, fan base, relevant information collection, and user-generated content—to spike up.
That being said, here are a few important things to take note of when creating Facebook contests for your brand.
As with most things social media, nothing is set in stone, and that includes Facebook’s promotional terms of service.
You’ll need to check the latest permutation of their guidelines should you choose to go the Facebook contest route, but the people over at ShortStack made an infographic about some of the basic guidelines.
Did you know? Infographics are a great way to get links to your blog
What you CAN ask people to do:
Like a post to enter
Comment on a post to enter
Message a Page to enter
Like a Page to get access to a contest entry form
Like as a means of voting
What you CAN’T ask participants:
Share a Page to enter
Like a different Page to enter
Tag themselves in photos in exchange for a chance to win a prize
Share the contest on a friend’s Timeline to receive additional entries
You may have the most brilliantly crafted Facebook contest ever, but if it doesn’t ride with the changing Facebook rules, then it’s all for naught.
Once you’ve taken note of the latest promotional terms of service on Facebook, here are a few of the best-known practices for contests.
1. Brand Recognition
Proper positioning of the company/brand logo on the campaign is key. It has to be highly visible, able to identify with your brand, and build trust, which will lead to more user engagement.
After all, a company or personal brand is one of the biggest drivers of success for an online business.
2. Easy-In Form
How many times has your interest been piqued by a contest only to give up on the prospect of joining because the entry form was too complicated? A few times, maybe? That’s too many if it’s your contest.
There are number of web tools you can use to make sure your opt-in form is both highly visible and easy to enter. Among the most suggested tools include ConstantContact, MailChimp, and Aweber.
3. Clear Steps
Perhaps even more crucial than an uncomplicated opt-in form, is an equally easy to understand and execute steps to enter the contest. Keep the rules simple and the game engaging. Skip unnecessary steps for potential contestants, and make sure they fuel a broadened audience.
4. Appropriate Call to Action
Just like the tip above, you need to be concise and direct with your call to action. If they need to like to enter, tell them immediately within the first line of your post. This is key to building a high-performing landing page, but also in designing all CTAs on your site.
Whether it’s sharing, liking, or commenting, you should be clear on what you need them to do.
5. A Picture Paints A Thousand Words
Photos have been proven to generate more Likes on Facebook (about 53 percent more). But of course, carefully selecting which contest photo to use can be just as crucial.
A nice shirt or pair of sunglasses as a prize will always get attention, but a person seen beaming with glee from wearing that shirt or sunglasses will be even better.
Just like you would create a narrative when writing a blog post, you should also tell a compelling story when writing copy for your contest. If you do, you’ll likely increase your chances of conversion.
6. Use a Third Party
Facebook’s terms or service no longer require the use of third-party apps, but if you can, it’s still a good idea to use one.
And if you’re going to use one, it’s also important to note that you should use an app that’s compatible with mobile devices as more and more users access Facebook that way.
There are plenty of Facebook contest apps that make creating a contest simple and easy. Use them to your advantage so you can worry about running your blog.
Practices to Avoid
Setting up an online contest would also require you to be aware of practices that may not give you desirable outcomes. Prior knowledge is key so you won’t have to commit these mistakes.
1. Requiring Sign-Up
People like prizes. Filling up sign-up forms, not so much. If you really must, the proper incentives for doing so must be in place.
2. Giving Out an Irrelevant Prize
A shiny new tablet sure seems like a relevant prize—if you’re Apple, Samsung, or an electronics retail store.
Big prizes like that would certainly attract attention, but if it doesn’t relate to your business, chances are, you’re doing it wrong.
You’re going to want for the contestants to care about your product and brand. Giving away one of your yet to be released products not only gives them a sneak peek of what to expect from you, they can also generate some advanced buzz for it.
3. Having One Big Winner
Having only one winner isn’t really a good idea for Facebook contests. Slim chances of winning turn potential audiences away. Even the lottery allows for more than one person to win.
4. Running the Contest Too Long
One unfortunate side effect of the Internet and social media is shrinking attention spans. You want to keep them engaged, not lose them to disinterest over time.
You would want them to keep coming back to your page. Shorter duration of contests along with constant updates is key.
5. Relying on Stock Photos
There are too many things on Facebook, and over reliance on stock photos would not make your brand stand out. You need something distinct, something unique. You want to engage your audience.
Instead of using stock photos, you can commission a professional photographer to give you unique photos or you can take one yourself if you have the skills.
Just like any marketing campaign, you need to be clear about what you want to achieve with creating a Facebook contest. Once you’ve set clear goals and crafted a contest that’s equally direct to the point, keep in mind the above mentioned tips, and you should be fine.
We currently find ourselves in a crazy time with COVID-19 – all that is meaning for us in the world we’re living in, the effect on our lives this coming year and the unforeseeable changes for many years to come. With so many people impacted, the economy damaged and a completely new set of circumstances and challenges we all have to face.
For many, 2020 was filled with fear, uncertainty and a sense of overwhelm and paralysis.
Right now, the world needs hope, positivity and practical solutions to new and emerging problems.
We need places where we can come together, and where community and belonging can happen. Particularly in this time where physically people are physically isolated, the world needs virtual spaces and safe spaces where they can find that belonging.
The world needs YOU.
And you need a blog to provide you the platform and home-base for your content and your community – to make the world a better place.
Why Should You Start a Blog?
1. Improve Other People’s Lives
One of the big benefits of blogging is the potential to make the world we live in a better place. And while not all blogs do this, many do in their own small way.
My blogs are about photography and blogging. They’re not topics that will make a major difference on a global scale. But I know that after publishing content every day for 15 years my blogs have made a difference to the lives of many.
A few years ago I shared a post here on ProBlogger about how a person came up to me recently at a conference and credited ProBlogger with saving their marriage. And others shared how they’d build significant businesses through coming across things we’d published.
Blogging can change your life as a blogger in many ways. But the experience is even more meaningful and rewarding when you realise it can be also used to inspire, educate, and give others a sense of belonging.
It also provides lots of opportunities to shine the light and lend your voice to other worthwhile causes. One of my own highlights from blogging came when I had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania and see the work of an amazing organisation working with people with disabilities in that country.
Being able to use my blogs to give a voice to this worthy cause was an amazing opportunity.
In ProBlogger’s Ultimate Guide to Start a Blog Course, we go deep on the topic of motivation and uncovering your ‘WHY’. Having a clear and compelling purpose for your blogging will sustain you and your audience through the hard times.
2. Build Community
Isolation has really brought home to me the fact that we humans are social creatures. We need community to sustain us, just as a blog needs a community to sustain it. By building a community around your blog you are not only creating something beneficial for others, but for yourself too.
As I look back over the almost 20 years I’ve been blogging, many of the highlights have been about the people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and interact with. Years of creating useful content, growing your brand, building an audience and establishing trust with that audience opens the door for many friendships, collaborations and other opportunities.
You never quite know where these relationships might lead you. Some may lead to financially rewarding opportunities. But more often than not it leads to lasting friendships, and a real sense of belonging in dynamic and supportive communities.
3. Make Money
A blog is your special place on the internet that you own and which you can build into a business. One of the reasons I’m giving for starting a blog is it can be financially profitable.
I’m not saying every blog will be profitable. But many bloggers have grown income streams from their blogging, both directly and indirectly.
I’m amazed at how blogs have provided an income for my family over the years. Not every blogger who sets out to make money blogging reaches a full-time level. But it is possible to build significant income from blogging.
Further Reading: Can You REALLY Make Money Blogging? [7 Things I Know About Making Money from Blogging]
As well as making money directly from your blog, you can also use the profile a blog can bring to promote your existing business or to sell your own services as a freelancer, coach, speaker, etc.
Blogs allow you to:
grow your profile
be found via search engines and social media
(most importantly) build your brand, credibility, authority and trust with potential clients
And I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen bloggers use their blog’s profile to land more traditional employment. (In these cases, their blog became their resume.)
Note: I explore reasons why businesses should start blogging in this podcast.
The other aspect of growing profit from a blog is it can also become an asset you can potentially sell at some point.
4. Self-Improvement and Personal Development
While blogging unexpectedly became the basis for my business, and has opened up amazing opportunities for me to earn an income, one of the biggest benefits to getting into this space is the same reason I got into it.
Blogging has given me a place to express myself.
Something very powerful happens when you get into the habit of ordering and writing down your thoughts, ideas, stories and opinions. People have been doing this for centuries in private diaries and journals. But to put some of these things into a public forum for others to interact with has been a very positive experience for me.
Having a place to express myself has given me many personal benefits. In researching and writing thousands of articles over the years I have:
Learned so much about the topics I write about
Identified, sharpened and deepened my ideas and opinions
Refined my voice
Grown my writing and communication skills
Found a creative outlet
Confronted fears and doubts and grown in confidence.
This list could go on. But the bottom line is I’m much better as a person for having a blog.
Should YOU start a blog in 2021?
Unfortunately, I can’t answer that question for you. But I can say that, on a personal level, starting a blog was one of the most amazing things I’ve even done.
Blogging changed the trajectory of my life in many ways.
It helped me grow and develop on a personal level.
It helped me start and grow a business that has given our family income we never expected to have.
It opened opportunity for community, friendship and collaborations with wonderful people.
It gave me ways to do something meaningful that in small ways allows me to make a difference for others.
I hope this inspires you to join us in starting a blog in 2021. Reserve your spot in our FREE Ultimate Guide Start a Blog course that kicks off Friday 15 January.
The course guides you through 7 steps to starting and launching your blog – from getting clear on your blogging purpose to defining your niche; choosing your domain name and setting up hosting; all the way through to launching your blog and thinking about your social media and email marketing.
Throughout January I will be hosting Live check-ins and Q&A sessions for students of the course who are working on starting their blogs.
Then on Sunday 7 February we will help you launch your blog to the world with International Start a Blog Day – where we celebrate all of our students new blogs, giving them exposure to the broader ProBlogger audience and their first page views.
Register here to join us in January and start your blog in 2021!
WordPress offers a variety of plugins that help improve the quality and performance of your site. These plugins provide various features that you can use to build a WordPress site. Developers, bloggers, and businesses can all use these plugins to promote their websites.
Every website needs a support form that allows visitors to have a user-friendly experience and submit their reports or problems without leaving the site. You can improve your website experience through the use of these forms.
These forms can help increase the number of visitors, engagement, and conversions. They include checkboxes, text fields, and buttons to make things easier for site users.
You can find thousands of different plugins on the internet for creating forms, but every Plugin is not perfect. So, we listed down some of the best plugins for Forms.
Let’s take a look.
1. Ninja Forms
Ninja Forms is considered one of the most user-friendly WordPress plugins. It allows you to create contact forms for your Website easily. You can use Ninja Forms to design comprehensive forms to get visitors’ data as per the desired format without knowing how to code.
It also provides the ability to add a row and column layout and create an upload form by uploading files. The dynamic support team is always available to solve all your problems or issues.
1. Export Submissions: This feature allows you to export or send multiple submissions in PDFs, Excel files, and sheets.
2. Simple GDPR Compliance: This Feature allows simple and easy GDPR compliance and Easy-to-use built-in templates to help create comprehensive forms.
3. Extensive Language Packs: Ninja Forms offers a Multi-Language pack with over 16 different languages. Some of which are English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Chinese.
Ninja Forms offers different Form Building essentials with a 20% discount on any future Add-On after getting the subscription of Plugin at $49 per year.
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
Ninja Forms offers one of the most secure authentication services (Two Factor authentication). It is excellent for protecting your data and blocking foreign login attempts. You can also create multiple forms quickly and effectively by using this Plugin.
Drag and drop form builder
Rogerajasavage: “What a fantastic customer team Ninja Form offer. It is one of the best plugins I have ever used, and I highly recommend this Plugin to everyone.
Camblerino: “I could never think about using my client sites without Ninja Forms. I highly appreciate the fantastic support. Thank you!
WPForms allows you to create and add different forms to stay in touch with your visitors and clients. Through WPForms, you can add registration forms, Contact Forms, Feedback Forms, and many other types in a matter of seconds without any hassle. This Plugin also utilizes the drag and drop form builder feature to create your forms easily.
1. Mobile Responsive: You can view your created forms on any mobile device thanks to this splendid feature, which makes all the forms created mobile friendly.
2. File Uploads: This feature offers the ability to create forms that include a file uploading option. Usually, these files are images, and many companies want a registration form with a file uploading option. So, this feature makes things a lot easier.
3. MultiPage Forms: WPForms grants you the ability to split your forms into multi-page forms to enhance user engagement and make your site user-friendly.
WPForms offers a free version with limited features. If you want access to premium features like payment options, client management, and many more, you will need to purchase the premium subscription, which starts at $39/year with a single site basic plan.
Pre-Built Form Templates
Extensive integration options
Drag and Drop feature
The free version doesn’t offer much.
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
This Plugin provides pre-built form templates, which will reduce the amount of time required to create a form. These templates will make things easier and will minimize the risk of missing any important information.
Jerrardsmith: “I highly appreciate WPForms, the design it has to offer, and the excellent features this Plugin provides. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the Plugin. Great job, guys!!
Howardjacobson: “WPForms is genuinely a remarkable product. It performs exceptionally well and delivers all that the team claims. I can’t think of a better product.
Contact Forms 7allows you to manage multiple contact forms at once. The Plugin also offers the ability to customize the contact forms and their contents. Contact form 7 has many other remarkable features like custom captcha, AJAX powered submissions and spam filtering.
1. Fantastic Privacy Options: Contact Form 7 has great privacy options by default. It does not track users or send any data to external servers.
2. Auto-Spam Blocker: This feature blocks almost every spam that is responsible for the downgrade of your site.
3. reCAPTCHA Security feature: The reCaptcha security feature protects your site form abuse. The Advanced risk analysis it offers detects the bots and blocks them.
Contact Form7 is entirely free to use. But Contact Form 7 accepts donations from its users so that they can improve the performance of their Plugin.
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
If you want to manage or create multiple forms at once and you don’t want to spend any money. This Plugin is perfect for you as it provides advanced features like spam blocker for free.
Reinwaldknagg “I have been using this Plugin for quite some time now, and I’ve got to say that it is an excellent plugin. It works perfectly!”
Romelindemne “This Plugin has helped me so much. It is lighter than other plugins and is very easy to use. Contact form 7 deserves five stars. Awesome Plugin!”
4. Caldera Forms
Caldera Forms is a free-to-use WordPress plugin that allows the user to create comprehensive and responsive forms with a simple drag and drop function. Caldera form also offers many free Add-Ons like ActiveCampaign and connected forms.
1. Visual Editor: This feature makes the form building quite easy. It allows you to add multiple columns, pages, and user response data to collect robust data and information.
2. Anti-Spam: This feature enables the spam blocker, AJAX, and DBE tracking to maintain a secure site.
3. Form Templates: Caldera form has a lot of available templates to help you get started. You can create stunning responsive themes and also modify them quickly through the base form builder.
Caldera Forms is also free-to-use, but they also offer a premium plan which includes some advanced tools and functions like Geo-Location and Conditional Falls. The Premium plan costs around $49/year.
Easy to use
Front-end Post Submissions
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
This Plugin is an excellent choice for creating forms; the logic and conditions module can help create fantastic forms. The best thing about this Plugin is that it is free, and you can use all these features without spending any money.
Marc Lacroix “It is one of my all-time favorites. Caldera Forms offers a lot of dynamic functions and hooks to optimize the performance and behavior of your site. Thank You!”
Calderwood “I have used this Plugin on several sites and created some payment forms. I am quite impressed with the performance this Plugin has to offer. Truly grateful for this!”
5. Easy Registration Forms
Easy registration forms Just As the name suggests, allow the user to create robust registration forms. You can create a simple form or a complex multi-page registration form with ease. This Plugin also offers a wide array of dynamic features like an active reporting system and pre-defined logic validations.
1. Drag and Drop Form Builder: This feature allows you to create a form with a simple and easy drag and drop form building interface.
2. Built-in Registration form templates: Easy registration forms offer Built-in User registration forms with pre-defined fields and a layout. This feature helps the user create forms easily and quickly.
3. Efficient Reporting System: This feature gathers and relays information to multiple clients in an efficient manner.
ERF offers a free version that includes Unlimited Forms and submissions. But if you want additional Add-Ons and conditional logic, you will have to pay $59/site.
Built-in login widgets
Responsive Form Design
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
ERF is used to create user registration forms quickly and easily. Most of the features it offers are free. So, it is a superb choice if you want to create multiple registration forms without wasting your time on complicated design.
Tr4nslat0r: “The features the free version offers are spectacular. I got everything I wanted without spending any money. The interface is fantastic!”
Bohadankremnyi: “The support team is terrific! They helped me a couple of times and fixed my issues in no time. I love this Plugin!”
6. Visual Form Builder
Visual Form Builder is a WordPress Plugin that allows the user to create and manage all types of forms for your WP site. You can create a complete contact form in a matter of minutes and also add fields with just one click. VFB makes form building a piece of cake!
1. ShortCodes: This feature provides the user with different shortcodes that work on every page with the help of widgets.
2. Form Duplication: This Feature allows you to copy an already built form and duplicate it in one click. This helps save a lot of time.
3. Multiple Field Layout Options: This feature allows you to arrange the fields and customize your forms.
VFB Offers a free version with limited features. You can also purchase the VFB pro version for $29 that includes unlimited Forms and Fields.
JQuery Form Validation
Drag and Drop Reordering
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
This Plugin offers excellent functionality and a user-friendly interface. You can design and create new forms and get the finished product almost immediately and also use conditional logic to create complex forms.
Caronoodles: “Visual Form Builder is a formidable plugin, and the Free version is excellent. I am impressed with the features. Can’t do anything without it!
Dealerprincipal: “I have been using VFB for several years now, and I have never been disappointed. The customer service is one of the best and always fix your problems. Great Job!”
Trippeto is a powerful plugin, and you can use it to build forms without any sort of coding required. The Plugin does not integrate with third party accounts. The Plugin offers a realtime view option, which lets you see your final product.
1. Theming Options: Trippeto offers a lot of theme options that you can utilize to design your form and make it better.
2. Visual Form Building: This feature allows you to build your forms on a visual drawing board.
3. Embedded Forms: This Feature adds a shortcode that can be added to your WP project Page.
Trippeto is also a free-to-use plugin, but like every Plugin, the free version offers limited features. The premium version provides Zapier Integration and Removed Watermark and costs around $8.33/ Month.
Fullscreen Overlay Option
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
Tripetto is not an ordinary form builder; it is an improved version of every other form building plugins as it does not require any complicated coding, and you can form maintainable structures.
Idoboscolo: “Tripetto is, by far, one of the best plugins I have ever used to build survey forms. It provides a lot of functionality, and the premium version offers many dynamic features to create your forms. I highly recommend it!
Avijeet15: “This Plugin is literally the best free form builder. It provides excellent versatility; I always use this Plugin whenever I need to build forms for my client sites. The support is also fantastic. Thanks, Guys!
8. Registration Magic
Registration Magic is a robust form building tool that allows the user to create WP registration forms with total control over registrations and stats. You can manage your users, analyze the stats, and track submissions.
1. Integrateable User Roles: RegistrationMagic provides you with the ability to create and integrate new user roles with your WP registration system.
2. User Management Module: RegistrationMagic offers a complete User Management module. It provides essential information and data.
3. Custom Status Guide: This feature adds a custom status system that completes and combines multiple commands and actions in a single click.
The Free version of RegistrationMagic offers more than 90 different features like profile grid integration and many more. The premium version costs around $89 and provides a year of free support and updates. It also offers 52 different extensions.
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
If you want complete control over the user registrations on your site and a reliable form building tool with secure publishing, analyzing, and configuring toolkit.
Tunglam87: “Fantastic Plugin with fantastic support. The support is swift and reliable; I have been using registration magic for more than a year. Quite frankly, I am enjoying it a lot!”
Unnatibhatt: “It is the perfect Plugin for creating registrations that can easily be synced. The free version has many great features and designs for forms. A helpful tool indeed!”
TypeForms is a dynamic plugin that allows you to create eye-catching forms to engage with your users. You can build survey forms with a user-friendly interface that enables the site to get better responses and feedback.
1. Customizable: This feature enables the user to customize the fonts, background, and color schemes to give your site a dynamic look.
2. Pre-built Templates: You won’t need any complex designing skills as TypeForms offers many different templates to choose form. So, you don’t need to start from scratch.
3. Dashboard: This feature adds a panel to your WordPress site that includes completion rates, visits, and responses.
Typeform offers an initial plan that includes all the essentials required to build a WP registration form. It is priced at $35/month.
Extensive Integration options
Ability to add logic jumps
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
This Plugin is excellent for building forms, surveys, polls, and quizzes. It offers versatility and many dynamic features. So, if you want to make extensive forms, it is totally worth it.
ToInfinity: “Toforms Plugin is really easy-to-use, and the team behind the Plugin is super friendly and helpful. Excellent!”
NomadStoryTeller: “I recently switched over to this Plugin from NinjaForms, and so far, it has been amazing. I am super convinced with the performance of ToForms. Thank you So much!”
10. Formidable Form Builder
Formidable Form Builder is the first-ever solution-focused WordPress Plugin. This Plugin also offers a simple drag and drop form building function. You can use it to create forms, surveys, and almost everything.
1. Mobile Responsive: Formidable Form Builder is 100% mobile-responsive, which means that you can access your forms on a mobile device, and it will look fantastic on every other device.
2. Form Fields: This feature gives the user access to form fields that can be utilized to create solution-focused forms.
3. Entry Management: This feature adds a dashboard to your WordPress site that allows the user to view every entry made on the WP site.
Formidable Form Builder offers a premium plan for $399/year; it includes all the business features like elite support, Active Campaign, and Salesforce.
Advanced form styler
Why Should You Use This Plugin?
Formidable Form Builder is optimized to provide high server speeds, and it can be used without any third-party tools, so if you want to create complicated registration forms quickly. This Plugin is for you.
PnHaveri1974: “It offers excellent features and functions to accommodate many unique requirements. You don’t need any other plugins. Super Happy!”
Rolandw: “I have used Formidable Form Builder for multiple sites, and it works flawlessly. It is quite compelling and is my favorite form-building Plugin.!”
Plugins are an essential part of WordPress sites, and you will need the perfect WordPress form builder plugin to get the desired function. The Right Plugins can definitely improve the performance of your WordPress sites.
We discussed some of the best plugins for building forms that will help you develop fantastic forms to improve the quality of your sites and increase user engagement.
Make sure that you choose the right Plugin depending on the type of form you want to create.
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Three natural extracts (C.Flexuous oil and water-soluble A. galanga and G. Glabra) form EnXtra. A natural caffeine “amplifier,” studies show that EnXtra enhances caffeine benefits in reducing fatigue and tiredness while exercising, a great motivator to keep you on track.
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The internet wouldn’t exist without good page layouts. This is especially true when it comes to landing pages. How good a landing page theme you choose can make or break your online business model.
Most businesses and marketers understand how relevant the landing page is. There are still landing pages I stumble upon that look like stock themes with only different text. Nowadays, you can get free themes easily on a CMS like WordPress or Joomla.
The problem, however, is that there will be tens of thousands of other people using the same theme.
If you don’t uniquely customize the themes you use, your landing page will fail!
Your conversion rate will suffer, which directly translates into bad business.
Pro Tip: Using Instapage allows bloggers to easily create landing pages on their blog, with minimal effort
What to keep in mind when building a high-converting landing page
Before you start a blog, it’s essential to keep page design in mind.
Before using a landing page theme for your business or personal interest, it’s important to understand what makes landing pages function in general. Once you understand the “anatomy,” so to speak, of landing pages, you can then proceed onto making each part great.
The components of a landing page can be classified as the:
the list of benefits and features
You may already be aware of the above components. You shouldn’t choose themes that do not include all of the above-listed components, no matter how glossy they look. Simply having a headline or several paragraphs of SEO-friendly text in the body does not make a good landing page, needless to say.
Now, let’s look at the critical factors that will help you choose a conversion-friendly landing page theme:
1. Prominent and Attention-Grabbing Title and Subheading
You need to show visitors right away on your landing page what makes your product or service unique and different from similar things offered by competitors. The theme you choose should have a layout that communicates this message to the visitor right away.
Marketers refer to this as the “unique selling proposition” or USP.
The USP should be described with the headline and the subheading of the landing page. The headline should be the SEO-friendly name of your business or organization. The subheading is where you can send your USP through. It should be written in a manner to hook the reader.
For example, consider Uber’s “Get there: Your day belongs to you” hook.
The headline and subheadings on your landing page must emphasize your USP.
Don’t pick a theme that uses boring fonts or hard to read fonts for these two landing page components. Choose the theme that will best allow you to get your USP through to potential customers.
Suggested reading: How to write a blog post that readers and Google will love
2. Allows Eye-Catching Visuals
The visuals on your landing page are just as important as the textual USP to retain traffic, sometimes even more so.
Landing pages with gorgeous images have lower bounce rates than the pages without.
You may have noticed the giant images on popular landing pages of companies like Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, IKEA and Coca Cola.
These masters of advertising understand the importance of visuals in communicating the sales pitch to the user.
Think of the images on your landing page as a visual USP.
The theme you choose must have a picture slider or a similar element that allows you to post pictures or videos. The theme should not be cluttered with placeholder images. Rather, it should have a big space above the fold for you to post breathtaking photos.
Suggested reading: How to create your blog’s visual marketing strategy
3. List Benefits and Advantages of Your Offer
You can write long paragraphs about the many benefits your company offers. But no one will read that.
A good landing page has components for bullet point lists of benefits and advantages a business has to offer. This summary of advantages usually follows a small introductory paragraph that follows up on the USP expressed in the subheading.
When you choose a landing page theme, look for this part especially. Some landing pages only have placeholders for simple text lists. Others allow lists to accompany the small images.
Make your landing page easier to read by using bullet points.
The theme should offer detailed list creation. Meaning, you should be able to write two or three words about an advantage, which will be immediately attention grabbing, and then write two or three short sentences below describing the advantages.
Suggested reading: The 5-step process to writing viral blog posts
4. Showcase Customer Testimonials
Businesses must first build trust with potential customers before any conversions happen.
Online businesses build this trust by posting customer testimonials and reviews.
Let’s face it — you need testimonials to gain the trust of your audience.
These are unbiased words of your customers about your products and services. Your visitors will gravitate from testimonials because it comes from their point of view as potential customers.
The testimonials will help them decide whether or not to buy or subscribe for you, if not click your CTA button (more on this later).
To maximize the conversion of your landing page, you need to gather as many reviews that give you a thumbs up as possible.
If you have no testimonial to show for or have terrible reviews from your customers, then bye-bye visitor!
Your theme should allow you to post and easily update customer testimonials.
Essentially, the users of your landing page must be able to see customer testimonials as they scroll down to the bottom. Some pages show customer testimonials above the fold or on a sidebar alongside the introductory text and benefits list. That’s not bad either. What’s important is that there should be placeholders somewhere in the middle of the page for you to showcase your company’s social proof.
While some themes may not have a default section for testimonials, you can use plugins that allow you to manually set up and embed customer reviews within your content.
If you are having problems getting positive reviews from customers, you should consider using tools like Yotpo and MyRealKarma to gain the trust of visitors and increase your conversion.
Suggested reading: How to write and format a review blog post
5. Make Your CTA Pop Out
As mentioned, the purpose of your landing page is to increase conversion.
All the factors mentioned above are geared to convert your visitors into buyers or subscribers.
However, your traffic is all for naught if you cannot persuade them to convert to your chosen landing page.
This is the reason why you need to make the best call-to-action (CTA) button as possible for your landing page.
The CTA button is a standalone component surrounded by white space to make it stand out from everything else on your landing page.
The idea is to compel a visitor to take action on your landing page that directly leads to a sale. It will be up to you to write the CTA button copy. However, your landing page must have the CTA button design done perfectly to make it easily clickable without a hassle.
The theme you choose must have a highly conspicuous and can’t-miss CTA button.
Your CTA button relies on having a compelling design and optimized placement to make it visible for your visitors.
Having a CTA button that your visitor cannot ignore will increase your chances of conversion!
Suggested reading: How the money in blogging is related to the Call to Action (CTA)
Building a website from scratch writing code by hand is tough. Therefore, your hope for generating leads with a great landing page relies immensely on the theme you choose. You need to pick a theme wisely based on the relevant factors explained above.
You should not have any trouble designing a good landing page by selecting a theme that allows you to demonstrate your USP with the heading and subheading. Then, the theme should have space for attention-grabbing visuals and a list of benefits.
The theme must have space for you to post customer testimonials that garner social proof. Last but not least, the theme must have a cleverly designed CTA button to drive conversions.
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iTrustCapital is a beginner-friendly platform for crypto IRA trading that’s more affordable than other companies. You can buy and trade both popular cryptocurrencies and physical assets like gold there.
Pros & Cons
Are you in a rush? Take away these key points from our iTrustCapital review.
Straightforward, easy-to-use platform.
Trades settle within 5 minutes.
Services operate 24/7.
Offers live chat and phone support.
Beginner-friendly on-boarding process.
Comparatively affordable services.
No well-developed mobile app.
Only supports six cryptocurrencies.
To put the pros into context, you should know how much other platforms charge for your first investment. For example, Regal Assets requires you to put in a $25,000 initial investment. BitIRA is another great company, but your minimum investment would be $5,000 with them.
Finally, although Bitcoin IRA is popular, they don’t directly list their current fees on their sites. So, we can say iTrustCapital gives both more transparency and less risk for someone just starting in crypto IRA trading.
On the other hand, the biggest con on this list is its limited capabilities. The company is still fairly new, so it doesn’t have the development level others do.
Plus, it could afford to have more diversity by trading metals like platinum, copper or palladium.
Are you unsure what the safest crypto trading platform for you is? Or, maybe you’re tired of high transaction rates and want something more affordable.
If these sound like you, keep reading this iTrustCapital review. Its features might make it the right trade platform for you.
Who is iTrustCapital?
iTrustCapital is a self-directed digital and crypto IRA trading platform. On the dashboard, you can both buy and trade cryptocurrency with real-time conversion rate updates.
The organization launched in 2019, so it’s still very green. But since then, it quickly gained a reputation for offering its service at low fees and minimum requirements.
iTrustCapital lets you trade in several of the most popular and valuable cryptocurrencies available. However, it only supports sic of them. iTrustCapital plans to include Polkadot (DOT) and Stellar (XLM) coming soon, though.
Here is a list of currencies the platform currently accepts:
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Also, iTrustCapital lets you hold two physical assets:
Like any financial investment, you want to know that you’ve stored your assets in a secure location. Thankfully, iTrustCapital is fairly transparent with its process.
For example, iTrustCapital stores your cryptocurrency with Curv, a leading institutional wallet provider.
For insurance, it works with Munich Re. Munich Re has been a leading global provider of reinsurance since 1880. Together, this partnership covers up to $50 million worth of insurance.
iTrustCapital uses Authy for Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). A 2FA will put more security on your account than only a password, and inform you if someone from a strange device is trying to log in.
Finally, you’re probably wondering where they would store your gold and silver. The answer is with Royal Canadian Mint, the organization responsible for produces Canada’s circulation coins.
Fees & Minimum Investment
iTrustCapital boasts more affordable rates than other platforms to join. If you sign up with them, you can expect the following fees:
$2,500 minimum to open your new trust account.
$1,000 additional contribution after opening.
A $29.95 monthly service fee.
A 1% fee per cryptocurrency transaction.
Physical Gold charge of $50 over spot per ounce.
Physical Silver charge at $2.50 over spot per ounce.
The monthly service fee covers key aspects like the cost of setting up a new IRA. It also pays for IRS/tax reporting support and unlimited storage with institutional custody partners.
Although you have that $2,500 minimum to open a trust with them, there is no maximum on how much you can put into your iTrustCapital account. That makes it a great starting place that you could still use for long-term goals.
Any company comes with caveats. Here, we addressed some of the most popular concerns so you can feel confident on whether to make a iTrustCapital account.
You can read more reviews of it in our 3rd Party Rating section.
Where is my Bitcoin or Crypto Stored?
iTrustCapital uses Curv to store digital assets. Curv also uses MPC Cold Storage Practices instead of Standard Cold Storage. While Standard storage requires you to sign off a transaction with multiple keys, MPC storage distributes those keys, so multiple parties sign off.
If you want to understand the difference in more detail, you can read about it in this article.
Why Invest in Bitcoin in my IRA?
Although some call Bitcoin a volatile currency, it has an overall upward trend. People take it more seriously, and government institutions are starting to authorize banks to protect it. So, we can predict it’ll likely become more valuable.
Storing your bitcoin in an IRA also helps reduce your taxes versus holding it in other ways. Some IRA forms will even keep your bitcoin storage tax-free.
Do I Need to Set Up an LLC?
You don’t need to set up an LLC to have a crypto IRA saving. However, we recommend you consider it to widen your tax options and give your assets more protection.
Does Opening a Bitcoin IRA Require Lots of Complicated Paperwork?
On iTrustCapital, it doesn’t. If you find any of the directions tricky, you can schedule a call with them for assistance.
iTrustCapital Reviews & 3rd Party Ratings
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) currently has no ratings for iTrustCapital. However, the Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) gave it an AAA rating. That rating is their highest measure for company reliability and means there’s no reason to doubt its legitimacy.
On TrustLink, the young company only has one review so far. It’s a 2-star review, which the user gave because of how long it took some funds to arrive into their account.
The highest ratings for an iTrustCapital review come from Trustpilot. 75% of users gave it an excellent 5-Star rating, putting its overall score at 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The happy users applauded it for excellent customer service, user-friendliness, and fair prices. In contrast, those who gave criticism noted that Trustpilot does not support more advanced trading needs.
One example of this criticism is highlighting that the platform does not support Flare Airdrop. Airdrop is a promotional technique where companies with new forms of cryptocurrency send users small amounts of it for free.
If you just want to invest in diversifying your IRA assets, you probably don’t need to worry about this. But if you’re doing any business with ICOs or cryptocurrency analysis, you might find it limiting.
How to Open an Account
Opening an account with iTrustCapital is easy. You’ll follow these general steps:
Select ‘Create a New Account’ and fill in your information. You don’t have to input your payment information at this stage yet.
Verify your account through your email, and then visit your dashboard.
From your dashboard, look for First Time Account Setup. Click this button, and have an unexpired government ID with you to fill in the first form.
Input what type of IRA you want to do. Your options are Traditional, Roth, or SEP IRA.
Then, input how you will fund the account: Transfer, Rollover, or Cash Contribution.
Input your Beneficiary information.
Input your debit or credit card for monthly service fees.
Submit your application.
You may have to wait a few days for the site to verify your application. Then, you’ll get an email to DocuSign it.
After that, iTrustCapital will give you specific instruments to apply your first investment based on your funding type.
Who is iTrust Capital Best For?
If you want to start trading cryptocurrency and don’t want to put a high initial fund down, you’ll like iTrustCapital. It keeps everything from explanations to its interface simple, to the point, and uncomplicated.
If you want to invest in new cryptocurrencies, use Airdrop, or store large sums of money, you might benefit from another platform like Regal Assets.
Beginners who feel lost can benefit from iTrustCapitals’ knowledge center. They answer common questions like how cryptocurrency is taxed there. So, although you don’t get a consultant, you get a helping hand there.
Keep in mind that you can only buy crypto for your IRA here by using USD. The only way to transfer external crypto holdings to your new IRA is if it’s already part of an existing one.
iTrustCapital is a safe, fast, and affordable platform for crypto IRA trading. It removes complicated paperwork and simplifies the process of signing up.
We hope this iTrustCapital review gave you information to make a decision. To create your account, access their home page today. Or send them a message to learn more about their services directly.
iTrustCapital is the #1 Crypto IRA / 401k platform offering cryptocurrencies, gold and silver within your retirement accounts.
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iTrustCapital is the #1 Crypto IRA / 401k platform offering cryptocurrencies, gold and silver within your retirement accounts.