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There’s a reason why WordPress is the choice of most people when it comes to blogging, or putting up a website in Zimbabwe. In fact, there are several. Let’s take a look, and see if we can break this down into a Zimbabwe WordPress Design Guide for you.

What is WordPress Web Design in Zimbabwe?

WordPress is a user-friendly website creation tool. It has a ton of users. In fact, 24% of all webpages are created on WordPress. Over 500 new sites a day pop up… all courtesy of WordPress. If you are thinking of starting a website, and you don’t have a lot of experience, WordPress is probably your best option.

Website Designer

Themes determine the look and feel of your Zimbabwean website. WordPress seems to have something for everybody. They have a ton of free themes that you can choose from as you begin to design your site. If you don’t find anything you like, browse the paid themes (Premium themes). You want to pick a theme that represents your business. If you can’t decide between a couple, you can change it later. Once you’ve developed a certain look that corresponds with your brand, you will want to keep it the same. Your best bet is to play with it in the design phase before you go live

Ask anybody about designing a site through WordPress in Zimbabwe, and they’re likely to respond by telling you that it’s all about the plug ins. These are software and programs that can be used in conjunction with WordPress sites. Because they’re designed to “plug in”, they’re all ready to interface with WordPress. These are designed to give you tools to monetise your site, expand your marketing, and interact with your audience.

Seo Marketing

SEO in 2017

SEO or Search Engine Optimisation has been a widely used strategy since the launch of the very first website back in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee. This evolving method has gone through so many changes over the years and when we move forwards to the present, hardened SEO's tend to look back (not so) fondly at some of the methods utilised. These however we shall not be dwelling upon. Today we are going to look at some of the techniques used in 2017 that meet Google's Quality Guidelines, are successful and above all, work in-line with the overall notion that user experience is paramount.

Does SEO still exist?

Before we continue, let's address the notion that SEO doesn't actually exist any longer. Of course it does. It's just very different now. Back in the day (age is showing here), a business owner would optimise their website for SEO purposes. Today however, this discipline includes working on a website, social media and overall online reputation. Some may argue that this in itself is an all-round digital marketing strategy. They would be correct in assuming this but as we will moving on, a campaign of 2017 clearly holds some old school solid SEO techniques.

Tip 1: Post regularly and consistently

Tip 2: Converse and engage with your audience. If they ask you a question, answer in a timely response

Tip 3: Share well-written blog posts across social media channels. When shared these create links to your website which again helps build trust for your domain within search engines.

So there you have it...

A peak into SEO for 2017. Understand the keywords prevalent to your business. Target one per page of your website, fitting them into content appropriately and share information with a social media audience.

And it's really that simple?

OK, so there are many other components of a SEO campaign but the above three mentioned will certainly ensure your rankings and traffic begin moving in the right direction. It's important to remember that SEO is a forever strategy requiring time, effort, patience and lots of work. Chip away at this steadily with some ethical methods and you will reap the rewards.

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Top 10 Dynamic SEO Strategies For 2017

WordPress is a content management system (basically technology that allows you to build and update a website). A lot of people use it as the basis for their blog but you can easily adapt it to create a nice and functional website.

There are actually two versions of WordPress. WordPress.com is the free version, which a lot of people use for personal blogs and personal websites. I wouldn't recommend using the free version as a business site, simply because you don't have the rights to the material on the site - it belongs to WordPress. If they so wished, they could remove your site from the web, and there's nothing you could do about it. Not so good for business. The same goes for Blogger.com which is another free website builder.

The version of WordPress that you want for business is WordPress.org. This is still free but you will need to pay for your own domain name and hosting space on which to install it. If you want to create a website using WordPress, make sure you use a hosting company that provides '1 click WordPress installation' with your hosting package. Most of them provide this as standard, but do check before you buy. If you do have this, follow the instructions from your hosting company to install WordPress on your hosting package. This should only take a few minutes and then you'll have a basic WordPress website ready to be used.

Plugins

These are 'extras' which you can download to your site to add extra functionality. Some are free and some are paid for. There are too many to mention by name here but you'll be able to get plugins to add a sign up form to your site (to capture email addresses), to improve search engine optimisation, to stop spam and hundreds of different things.

Widgets

These are 'extras' that can be put into your sidebar (the strip down the side of the page). You can add all sorts of things like text boxes which contain HTML code for Google Analytics, RSS feeds, an email address capture box and more.