10 Awesome WordPress User Statistics

10 Awesome WordPress User Statistics

10 Awesome WordPress User Statistics

The WordPress User Statistics are in. Guess what? You’re not alone! There are over 60 million websites using the WordPress platform, and the numbers continue to grow. With statistics like that, you know you can’t go wrong with a WordPress website.

Our post will show you 10 awesome WordPress user statistics. We explain the top 10  most popular reasons why people use it for their business (big or small) or personal blog.

According to Hosting Tribunal

  • WordPress powers 39.6% of the internet in 2021, a growth of nearly 5% from 35% in 2020, and a 4% rise from the year before.

  • If you count only the CMS-built sites, then 64.1% of them are WordPress – 4% growth from 2020.

  • Over 400 million people visit WordPress sites each month.

  • In 2016, nearly 118 billion words were published on WordPress

  • But WordPress is not only for blogging – nearly 28% of all e-commerce goes through WooCommerce

  • 281 new WooCommerce shops appear on average every day

  • 661 WordPress sites also pop up daily

  • WordPress.org offers over 50,000 plugins and over 4,100 GPL-licensed themes

  • In 2018, the non-English WordPress downloads were more than the English ones

  • WordPress has been around since 2003

WordPress is, by far, the most popular content management system in the world and one of the most popular blogging platforms. These WordPress statistics prove that its popularity is driven not only by its relatively low costs and simplicity but also by factors like the wide choice of plugins and themes, availability of language packs, security, and SEO-friendliness. With such a powerful platform behind it – including over 60% market share for CMSs alone – you may be wondering how to get started with this tool?

The quickest way to do so would be through our website development service (powered by Queen Bee Media!), which offers everything from domain registration to web hosting all wrapped up into an easy-to-use interface.

If you want more information on what we offer contact us today by scheduling a free consultation or fill out our free estimate form.

 

10 Awesome WordPress Statistics

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Why Your Small Business Needs an SSL Certificate in 2018

Why Your Small Business Needs an SSL Certificate in 2018

Don’t have an SSL Certificate? Google will flag your website.

If your business has a website, which you most likely do, you may have heard of an SSL Certificate. If you haven’t heard of it, I’ll briefly explain why you need one in 2018 and how it will benefit your business.

Most business owners may think that you will only need an SSL Certificate if you run an online shopping or retail business but this year Google has decided to penalize your website if it’s not secured.

What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL certificate (which stands for Secure Socket Layer) allows your client’s browser to bridge a secure connection to your server, ensuring that the sensitive information is securely transferred.

 

5 Reasons Why You Need SSL For Your Website

  •  It will help gain your customers’ trust
  • An SSL Certificate will encrypt any information sent between servers
  • It will improve your SEO scores
  • An SSL certificate also provides authentication
  • It ultimately provides assurance that your site is authentic

The benefits of an SSL certificate are endless. For instance, it will help gain your customers’ trust by giving them the assurance that their personal information is protected and encrypted when they visit your site. Plus, you’ll be able to increase search engine rankings with better SEO scores because Google prefers secure sites over those without encryption. And don’t forget about authentication! An SSL Certificate provides a unique digital signature for each website owner which means that if someone tries to impersonate you or hack into your website, they won’t succeed thanks to the verification measures put in place by this powerful security measure.

If you have any questions or not sure where to start, fill out our free estimate request form and we would be glad to help you set yours up.

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Why A Mobile Friendly Site Is A Must

Why A Mobile Friendly Site Is A Must

Having a mobile friendly website in 2016 is a must. 

It’s hard to believe that only six years ago, you didn’t have to worry about your website being mobile friendly, but with the introduction of the iPad in 2010; it has changed the way we search the web.  Web became mobile.

Mobile friendly websites also known as Responsive websites have now become the industry standard and most importantly consumers will likely leave your site immediately if they have to zoom in with their fingers.  Honestly, who has time for that? We want things now. We live in a now generation. Simple, easy and mobile is what consumers want.

Why Your Business Must Adopt a Mobile Friendly Site

According to a recent Google Survey:

  • 74% of visitors were more likely to return to mobile friendly websites
  • 61% were likely to leave if a site wasn’t mobile friendly, and
  • 67% were more likely to buy at a mobile friendly website

So what, exactly, are your consumers looking for in a website accessed from a mobile device?

  • Site speed – loading time of 5 seconds or less
  • Big, mobile-friendly buttons
  • Limited scrolling and pinching
  • Quick access to business contact information
  • “Click to call” access to phone the business
  • Links to the company’s social media profiles

Take the Google’s Mobile Friendly Test

Enter your website’s URL into Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test and it will let you know if you’ve got a mobile-friendly page. If the website you entered passes Google’s test, you will see a green banner indicating the website is mobile-friendly. You’re good to go! If the website does not pass, Google will let you know the page is not mobile-friendly and give some reasons why.

We understand your mobile customers.

We develop mobile friendly websites that supports the functionality that your mobile customers need. So the question is; Are you going to have visibility with your business website in 2016? If you are not sure where to begin, let us help you. We’ve been creating digital media for almost 20 years. Let us help take your business into the digital age with a new site that is mobile friendly.

Why your business needs to Blog!

Why your business needs to Blog!

Why your business needs to blog

When I mention the word ‘blog’ to a small business owner, they usually cringe!  Why you ask? Well, it takes time and most small business owners wear many hats and spread thin already.  It takes inspiration, a little bit of creativity and a commitment.

When most small business owners are asked about social media, many have no idea how to use it in a practical way that can impact their business goals. Did you know that a blog is actually the cornerstone of an active online and social media presence

Every small business should consider a blog the central hub of their social media strategy.

An effective blog should only be an area of your website where you publish fresh content regularly, which could easily be called your News section.

Queen Bee Media suggests focusing your energy on the quality of your content rather than the quantity of visitors.

A company blog is a business’ number one opportunity to tell all the layers of the story that you want to tell. Here you can really dig into the details of your business and position yourself as an expert in your field. In fact, the more you have to tell and the more frequently you tell it, the better. It really opens up a channel with your customers, prospects and clients.

7 Good Reasons to start Blogging by Jeff Bullas

  • It helps your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as Google loves new content!
  • You can engage and understand your customers better.
  • You are seen as an expert in your field, a ” Thought Leader”
  • Great new content gives people a reason to keep coming back to your site.
  • Blogs are a much more trusted source than companies’ press releases and official company PR.
  • It moves customers to a conversion point where enough trust is created for people to take the next step and buy.
  • By writing you are learning.

A recent HubSpot report shows that 57% of businesses have acquired a customer through their company blog. Blogging is good for your business!

A business blog is a great way to position yourself, and your company, as an expert in the industry. It allows you to broadcast news, content, research and your opinion in a timely matter. It is also a great way to highlight your accomplishments, but more so, to engage with your readers. A blog is also a great tool for industries that have a long sales cycle. It allows audiences to get to know your brand over time.

If your wheels aren’t spinning quite yet with ideas, then have a company meeting.  Involving your staff will spark some creative ideas.  Ask customers what they would like to know more about your company.  Every business has a story.  Also, by having your staff on board with a social media plan is the first step to your social media marketing success.

A blog combined with with your social media channels is a great way to promote and drive customers to selected areas of your website. Learn more about RSS Feeds and why your small business needs one.

Your blog is your company’s voice and what gives your company a personality. So, what are you waiting for?  If you’re not really sure where to start, contact us today!

Queen Bee Media can help you start telling your story and letting your audience get to know you.

 

For more information on blogging for your business, contact Queen Bee Media.  

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