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A page that has curated the list of tools and supplements that are powering up WPAQ. These are the same items supporting our entire blogging system to work efficiently and scale it to the next level.
We’ve listed everything starting with the cloud server we use for hosting, analytics tools for tracking, social channels to keep our blog engaged, business tools to work efficiently, and the entire setup that keeps us running.
Our setup and tools for designing, developing, and maintaining the blog/website.
I use WordPress CMS for blogging at WPAQ. The blog is also powered by multiple plugins that make WordPress even stronger yet more powerful software.
There are a lot of customization options which makes WordPress my first choice of blogging platform.
I’m using DigitalOcean Cloud VPS for now more than 3 years, and I still love it! It’s a completely unmanaged cloud server that gives complete ownership of the entire host.
If you’re looking for something challenging and scalable option, then DigitalOcean is the best.
I’ve actually used BlueHost for the first few years of blogging. I even had hands-on experience with other BH competitors (HostGator, GoDaddy, DreamHost, iPage, inMotion, etc.) in the market, but I still prefer go and recommended BlueHost.
It’s a budget-friendly shared web hosting, especially for any beginners & masters.
If you’re not comfortable with an unmanaged cloud VPS like DigitalOcean. You can opt for a completely managed VPS – WPEngine. I haven’t used it yet, but I heard a lot of reviews – good reviews.
All you need is to sign up, create a server with a domain name linked, and start working without worrying about hosting issues.
Various social, email, content, SEO & web marketing tools & services.
I do promote using paid online ads. I prefer AdWords & Bing SEM ads and, at times, use the Facebook boost to promote social content.
I’ll be sharing my tips on online ad marketing very soon.
Tools used for tracking, analyzing, optimizing, and reporting the website/blog performance.
Google Analytics is the one-stop analytics, insights, & reporting tool that every webmaster or site owner should have. It provides comprehensive stats and figures about your visitors and their behavior.
Being a digital person, if you haven’t signed up for Analytics yet, perhaps you’re missing something really important.
Google Tag Manager:
a.k.a. GTM is one of my favorite tools that provides flexibility and robustness in implementing any trackers or pixel or snippet code without modifying the website’s HTML code. Tracking and implementation have been so easy, and it’s beyond imagination.
If you aren’t a GTM user, then you should consider using it today!
The DataStudio dashboard is pretty useful if you’re creating iterative reports and dealing with multiple clients. You can integrate a report with multiple data sources and use the drag & drop option to create beautiful reports.
If you’re a great fan of numbers, graphs, & pie charts, then Google DataStudio is your tool[/column]
It’s my other favorite tool, basically used for performing A/B testing and multivariant testing for a website. If you want to know the change in user behavior based on changing your website layout or color combination, the optimize becomes a very handy tool.
A simple snippet code and chrome extension would help to experiment with your users’ behavior without touching any backend code.
Formerly known as Webmaster tools is a must-have tool for any webmaster for analyzing the site performance in Google Search. The tool will display the website performance on search results and keywords driving the traffic.
The tool will also check for multiple issues like indexing, speed performance, crawler & 404 errors, and also malware attack.
Productive tools and services are used for nurturing the users and business growth.
I’m a Google tools fanatic, mostly prefer their products, and personally use the Google Workspace Business program. The G Suite is a power-packed option for businesses & professionals that I use almost daily. It also helps me access other Analytics tools mentioned above.
If you’re a small or medium size workgroup working for multiple clients across the globe, you should definitely have G Suite. It’s a creative, productive, & innovative option. Sign up & start a free trial today!
Microsoft Office 365:
Microsoft Office 365 helps in providing end-to-end business solutions. I mostly use MS Office Suite Programs (Word, Powerpoint, etc.) and MS Outlook Mail regularly. Even my Bing Ads account is set up in MS O365.
If you’re looking to be productive and have a large workgroup, then MS Office is a must-have tool.
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