How to Choose the Best Colors to Paint Your Site

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Colors are vitally important for your branding and your website. How do you choose the best colors and use them to increase website traffic and conversions?

You might think that this is going to be one of those articles that tells you what each color means and how to use the right colors to manipulate your audience to do whatever you paint. Nope, this is not that article, but you can find plenty of those by performing a quick search on the Internet. Some of these articles even have pretty info-graphics and charts. I was tempted to write on that topic, but the more I thought about it, the more I discovered that I would be perpetuating the false notion that all colors mean the same things to all people.

Like most things in life, feelings that come from color are shaped by our experience. Until the 20th century, blue was a feminine color and pink was manly. Even today, blue represents women in China, so it’s not inherently masculine. Red can mean stop or danger, but it can also be exciting and adventurous.

This is all to say, don’t believe in a magic color to use in your branding and on your website. At the same time, color theory is very important in persuasion. Don’t use colors inappropriately. Here are some guidelines that you should use for real estate websites.

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Choose colors that people associate with you. If you have an established brand and logo, use those colors as your main website colors. There is evidence that learned color associations are strong. People learn brand colors and come to expect those colors. If you don’t have a defined color scheme for your business, look at other real estate professionals around you and decide if you want to use similar colors, or really stand out and define your own turf. Discordant color choices aren’t good. Look around and see what other businesses are using. If silver is predominately used by jewelers in your market, it might not be the best idea for real estate, but if your niche is horse properties, then maybe green and brown would be appropriate colors.

Limit Your Color Palette

You might think that using a ton of color will be exciting and attention getting. Flashing marquees and a whole box of colors can grab attention, but not the kind that you want. Unless you are a clown or childrens’ toy marketer, you should tone down the amount of color that you use on your site. Stick with two or three that go well together. This will be plenty colorful, without inducing nightmares for your visitors. Of course, these colors should compliment each other, so I recommend visiting a site like kuler, to experiment with complimentary or analogous colors.

Point Out the Important Stuff

peas in a podMake calls to action stand out. If you want someone to click on a button, make it obvious and different from the rest of the page. If your entire site uses a green theme, then a slightly different shade of green won’t get many people to click to sign up or view more properties, but orange would stand out and increase your click through rate. Use this action color sparingly, as it only works in contrast to the rest of the site. Draw attention to buttons because they are different and stand out.

Built into each Agent Evolution theme is the ability to change the color scheme, allowing you to make your site unique and represent your sensibilities. I just ask that you choose well and make pleasing websites that attract visitors and encourage them to click through and start a good business relationship.


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Best Tips for Using Hyphens or Underscores

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Hyphens (-) and underscores (_) are seemingly insignificant characters. On the web, they do have differences that deserve a notice. This article will demonstrate to you the differences and which one to use in specific circumstances. Don’t be ignorant or confused any longer when using hyphens or underscores.


What is the difference?

Most of us think of links on our website as text that our visitors see. Search engines read text differently from visitors. To rank higher on search engines, there are few more considerations for links. If I want to be ranked for single family homes near the University of Oregon, I know what I want for my page title. What should my link to that page look like for search engines?

Formatting vs. Link Structure

The text of this link can display however we want, but the actual link needs to explain itself to the search engines for indexing. Many of us have links that look like: the_best_area_in_town, but what does that link structure look like to a search engine? Well, for one thing, every underscore between words is removed. That link looks like: thebestareaintown and that is not helpful at all. Instead, if we used hyphens between the words, those get replaced with a space, so we end up with a link that looks like: the best area in town. Now each of those words is separated and the title of our page matches our link structure.  This is a significant difference in how that page will rank and indexed by various search engines.

Small Steps… Great Difference…seo

Keep this simple fact in mind as you go through and create pages and set up links. Stick with this link structure to index your pages correctly and overall ranking will increase. This is just one small piece of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but it is one that will make a world of difference. Most content management systems do this by design these days, but there are still a few out there that want to use underscores for the link structure. Remember, when it comes to SEO, content is king, but it isn’t everything. Sometimes even little things like using hyphens or underscores can give you a boost.

4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Purchasing a Real Estate Theme

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Picking out a theme to represent your business online is a difficult task. You need something that fits your unique style and is easy for visitors to find what they seek. Before you spend hours and possibly a lot of money on your website, prepare yourself. Here are some pitfalls to avoid when purchasing a real estate theme.

1) Incompatible Features

Real estate themes are sometimes built to work with a specific IDX service. You may fall in love with how the search works or how properties are displayed; however, it can be very disappointing to find out that your ideal layout will only work with a different IDX service. IDX, or Internet Data eXchange, is a generic term for real estate content shared over the Internet. Be very careful when choosing a theme to ensure that it is compatible for your specific IDX, lest all the features you paid for become worthless.

2) Upgrade Difficulties

Technology moves quickly. Software quickly becomes outdated or security leaks are found. You should expect the theme that you purchased to keep up. Make sure that you purchase a theme which allows for updates and is from a company that is stable enough to support those updates. You don’t want to invest in a theme only to have it fail you in a couple of months with no easy path to upgrade.

Besides updating the theme that you built, what happens when you want to change the look of your site? Nobody wants a stale site. Many themes have theme specific features that tie you into that theme. Changing themes can be both expensive and time consuming. You don’t want to have to rebuild your entire site any time you want to freshen up your website.

3) Avoid Bloat

When you buy a good theme that is built for real estate, it should not be bloated with features that you don’t need. Purchase only what you need to sell real estate and not slow down your site with frivolous features for a pet shop or online dating. The more plugins and unnecessary features that are installed, the slower your site will become. Be sure to get a theme which has the features that you require, but is still thin enough to run efficiently.

4) Low Standards

Even though something looks pretty on the demo, it doesn’t mean that this will perform well in the real world. Some discount themes ignore basic tenants of web development and are likely to fail. The theme may be set up in the demo with specific tweaks to work, but later may fail with additional plugins or configurations once installed on your site. Almost anyone can put together a theme that works in a specific environment, but make sure that the developer of the theme is highly rated and has experience to create a theme that will stand on it’s own in the real world.

Conclusion: Purchasing a Real Estate Theme

There are great real estate themes available; however, you need to know what to look for. Agent Evolution has created their own framework that is real estate specific. We don’t provide themes for restaurants or fitness clubs. Our specificity prevents bloat and allows us to focus on doing one thing and doing it correctly. Take a look at our demos and give our sales team a call now to get started on a real estate site that simply works.

4 Tips for Perfect Website Navigation

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Your website navigation is the key to unlock all the great content that you provide to your website visitors. Provide it freely and make your site as easy to use as possible by having the most efficient way to get clients the information they need. Here are some tips to perfect website navigation.

Rule of 5 to 7

Originally web design enthusiasts took hold of a study by George Miller on short term memory. Based on this study, designers came up with the rule that a website’s navigation should have between five and seven items. You may see that this study is really focused on memory limitations of study subjects, rather than best practices of web design. Five to seven items are generally easier for people to handle and limiting your navigation is still a good idea. It keeps your site concise and focused. This allows your visitors to find what they are searching for without too much confusion.

Limit Dropdowns

Don’t hide your content. Make it easy for visitors to move around on your site and find what they are searching for. While it can be difficult to limit your content to fit in these confines, it’s a good way to audit what is really important on your site and get visitors the information they seek in the most efficient manner.

Give Them What They Want

Be visitor focused. Your first menu items should cater to what the user wants. Think like a first time visitor to your site. Without anything but what is on your homepage, can you find the perfect property? What is important to you may not match what a common visitor seeks. You may even ask some friends to hop on your site and see if they can navigate easily.

Be Descriptive

Changing the text of your menu items can prove helpful. The term ‘search’ may be more confusing to a visitor than the more explicit ‘property search’ or ‘find your home’. With all the distractions on the web, it’s best to have folks think as little as possible. They should know right away where a link will take them.

Why Should I Have a Website and 10 Steps to Get One

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Why should I have a website?

The Internet is a very large place with billions of businesses scattered all over. Much like a pioneer settling a town, you want to be a web settler. Carve out your own little piece of land and set up shop. Let this short guide show you how a website can be one of the greatest decisions you can make in today’s world.

At first, settlers were just looking for an affordable place allowing ample room to grow while getting to know the land better. Eventually, like-minded neighbors would combine to slowly form a community. As a community grows, it becomes more interconnected. Together, all members share in each others’ growth.

This is just like how a website takes shape.

1. Carve out your own little piece of land

You wouldn’t try to build a house on the ocean or the side of a cliff that is eroding, so why buy a host without knowing the kind of site you want to build? Once you’ve identified the website solution you want, you can begin shopping for a hosting provider. Do your homework and read the reviews of the hosting companies you are interested well before making a purchase decision.

Find the hosting that best suits your needs. There are several hosting providers out there. Costs range from a few dollars a month to thousands. The old adage, “You get what you pay for”, doesn’t always translate well when it comes to the Internet. You can have a very good website with very little overhead and still beat out your competitors in the market.

2. Stick to a budget

Buy a site you can afford. Find solutions you can learn and use easily. Once you have your hosting and website solution figured out, you can begin working on the site.

Keep your goals short. Conquer the little things as you go. Take care of all the little steps as you work toward having a well rounded site, your long term goal. You can focus on search engine rankings and driving traffic to your site after the site is built. Operate within your budget and don’t worry about spending money on expensive advertising campaigns.

3. Time for the housewarming party.

Now that your site is built and you like the way things look, invite some friends to take a look. Ask for feedback about how it looks and the experience of using it to solve various problems. Taking this step will help you identify things visitors find confusing or difficult. Fresh eyes may see something you’ve missed.

Once the general response is good, and no major problems are found, begin laying the groundwork for advertising. Only then should you consider buying those billboards on the freeway. On the other hand, if the responses raise questions or difficulties, you should evaluate these and take them into consideration.

4. Grow your community

In real estate, we all have our markets. A single agent can’t meet the expectation of covering their entire state. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to identify your niche market and use it to your advantage. Showcase your community expertise. Focus on your serving local market by sharing information about the communities and neighborhoods you work in. Start writing articles about events happening within your market.

Make your site the hub that people go to for information and you’ll be known as the expert in your market. Neighborhood landing pages should encourage new people to move into your market area. Use IDX Broker to can make saved links that showcase homes available in your area. Ultimately its up to you to convince people to move there.

5. Raise the banner

With a community behind you and traffic flowing to your site, make sure that you have a brand and that you are ready to stick with. Big changes at this point can have catastrophic results among your visitors and search engines. Yes, search engines.

The three big highways on the Internet are Google, Bing and Yahoo. Getting your name and market to show up along these highways will help bring traffic to your site but how exactly do you do that? More importantly, are you ready for that traffic?

If you’re good with your branding, show that pride on your site. Social networks are great but without other people sharing your site (or writing reviews about the services you provide) you’re just another site with real estate listings. A growing trend is to set up a Yelp account and place links to your business’s profile on your site. Also link to your various social networks in any emails that you send out. Raise the banner, your branding should speak volumes for you. Limit your social networks to those that you have the time to maintain and set a schedule you can stick to.

6. All systems go

With your new location, fresh office, and a strong community, the reviews should keep coming in. Audit your site once again before we push the big buttons and set up a larger marketing campaign. You want to have someone you know and trust edit your site content. Spelling and grammar is a good start, but focus on making sure each page has unique content. Make sure none of your pages share similar titles. These are some of the little things you can handle from the outset to avoid spending to much time auditing and reshaping your site.

Once your review is complete and everything checks out, start submitting your site to the search engines. Each search engine provider has its own methods for submitting your website. Take this time to setup a few accounts with Google. Not Gmail, but Google Analytics, Gopogle Search Console (webmaster tools) and a Google Adwords accounts. Integrate these services with your site, and submit a sitemap to start getting indexed by the Google search engine.

7. Listed and ready to market

With your pages being indexing by the mnajor search engines, you can start thinking about your marketing. Lots of marketing services are out there, but it all boils down to your budget and specific needs. Do your research and identify the best fit. Next, start start leveraging this service to do two things. First, increase traffic to your site. Second, target and you reach niche market. Before you go all-in on a marketing campaign you, should make sure that it speaks to your target market. Inform your visitors of what problems your site can solve for them with a good marketing campaign so when they get there, they’ll find just what they need.

8. All these visitors but no sales

You have the traffic – and the content – but the inquiries aren’t coming in like you thought they would. See where people are going so you can figure out where you can grab the most attention. After the first couple weeks of heavy site traffic, go back and check your analytics. See which pages were viewed the longest and which had the most page views. Once those are identified, look into ways of capturing those visitors without driving them off.

With IDX Broker, you can make it so your lead capture form requests them to sign up for an account. This offers your visitors a tool to save listings and searches and deliver them property update emails as listings that match their searches become available. It also offers you a way to reach out to them and show them some of the inventory in your area.

Use the request method, as forcing someone to register to continue using your site can do more harm than good. If you went to a store and were allowed to shop 3 or 4 times without being hassled, but the next time you went in you were required to have a membership card, would you continue shopping there? Most people will just find another way to find what they’re looking for elsewhere when they encounter a roadblock like that. Make sure you aren’t driving traffic away and you’ll end up with higher quality leads and future clients.

9. Fully established and busier than ever

By this point, you should have a very successful real estate website and plenty of great new business opportunities. You may find yourself looking to share some of your clients with other real estate professionals. Success will always be what you make of it, and the outcome will not always be the same. If you find that you’ve done all this and still aren’t meeting your goals, there are a few more things you can do. Reevaluate and make sure you’ve clearly identified a market. Next, research that market in-depth to make sure you’re speaking to that market in their language. If all that checks out and you still feel that things should be going better, you may have overestimated your market. Find your strongest competitor and identify areas they may have over looked or areas where you can improve.

10. Have fun and don’t be discouraged

A website can be a great tool and a great way to share your thoughts and feelings about your market. It shouldn’t bring you frustration or feel like a burden. You set the pace and control the content; never forget that. After a while you may be asking yourself, “How did I ever manage to generate business without my website?”

Feeling A Bit Bloated?

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Website bloat happens to the best of sites. Bells and whistles get added to the point that pages load painfully slow.

In the case of WordPress, this usually happens through the addition of plugins. Each plugin adds overhead that increases load time. This is why plugins should be chosen carefully to ensure they truly add value to your site.

One thing you may not realize is even after uninstalling, some plugins impact your website’s performance.

Database Bloat

In an effort to improve site performance on, we decided to dig into the MySQL database that runs the site. What we found was quite surprising.

As a little background, the database running our site was first created in mid-2009. Since then, we have changed themes a half dozen times, and have installed and removed countless plugins.

What we didn’t realize was how much was being left behind by each plugin. Plugins that we installed, played with for a day and subsequently removed, had left behind database records. This ranged from a couple of entries to a whopping 500 from a single plugin.

These abandoned records had bloated our wp_options table to well over 5800 records. To put this into perspective, once we had done a thorough manual cleaning of that table, we ended up with only 1250 records. That’s an 80% reduction of a vital database table.

Needless to say, site performance is better than it has been in years.

Preventing Database Bloat

Database bloat is much better to avoid than to fix. Cleaning a database is delicate work than should only be done be an expert.

The best way to prevent database bloat is to test new plugins on a staging site. This way, only plugins you deal worth keeping at installed on your production site.

The easiest way to have a staging site is to use a host like WP Engine. With WP Engine, you can create a staging site within minutes. From there, add and remove plugins until you find ones you want to install on your main site. If your production site changes over time, create a new staging area.


Remedy Database Bloat

Getting rid of database bloat is not a simple task. There are some plugins that will help, but our experience with them has been spotty. They do tend to be easier to use and safer than digging into the database and manually deleting entries.

Before we share these database cleanup plugins, we must stress the importance of backing up your site. It is not uncommon for data that you need to be scrubbed by a plugin. Should that happen, a backup would be your saving grace. We use the backup and restore system built into our WP Engine account. It has saved us more than once.

This plugin does a great job of removing unused, orphaned and duplicate data using native WordPress functions. It can also optimize your database tables.

Running this tool will help flush spam comments, draft revisions and transient options.

We have seen it drop good content on our site, so backup and thoroughly check your site after a cleaning.

Probably the best known database clean-up tool for WordPress, this tool has been trusted by developers for years. Similar to WP-Sweep, it simply performs tasks a different way.

Whether WP-Optimize or WP-Sweep is best for your site will depend on your host.

Transient Cleaner
This cleaner does one thing and does it well. It flushes expired content from your database. A good tool if your host doesn’t have one already (WP Engine has their own system for this).

A Little Prevention With Some Remedy

Regardless of your site’s current state, it will benefit from a good prevention strategy and regular cleanup.

Set-up a staging site for playing with new plugins and themes. Also install a plugin like WP-Sweep to flush unneeded content from your database. And always backup!

Avoid An Online Blackout

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You web host goes down. Your site and hundreds of others can’t be accessed.

Clients who can’t reach your website try to email you. Those emails never get to you because your web host is down.

All the while, that next big commission is slipping through your fingers.

This seems like a nightmare, but for most real estate agents, this is a tragedy waiting to happen.

You see, many agents rely on a single hosting provider for their web hosting, email and DNS services. This means if that provider has an issue, you could be dead in the water. No website. No email.

This can be avoided with minimal cost and just a big of proper planning. The idea is to separate the providers. Hire one company for email, another for web hosting and a third for DNS hosting service. Let’s look at this in more detail.


I have always been perplexed as to the discrepancy of the value people place on email versus the price they will pay for it. Many agents expect email service to come for free with their hosting. Yet, they expect world-class service out of those free services. That old saying, “you get what you pay for”, is very true in these situations.

Email is a necessary communication tool in the real estate business. It is time that it is treated that way by paying for a quality email service.

This doesn’t have to be a huge expense. Google Apps for Business is a great service with plans starting at only $5 a month per user. It isn’t very difficult to set up and even easier to use. You also get additional tools like Calendar, Drive and Contacts. These are exceptional collaboration tools for teams that work well on all mobile devices.

Web Hosting

Anyone who has discussed hosting with me in the past has heard me say, “if you spend more on a latte than your monthly web hosting, don’t expect much”.

This is another area where a lot of importance is placed on reliability and performance, but very little money is spent to insure that.

Invest in a quality host. Spend a dollar a day for a service that will make sure your site is accessible when that next six-figure listing client tries to visit.

We moved Agent Evolution sites to WP Engine a couple of years ago and couldn’t be happier. We rely on our websites, so we rely on WP Engine and they haven’t let us down.

DNS Hosting

You may be familiar with email and web hosting services, but this may be the first you have heard of DNS services. Let’s explain what it is first.

DNS stands for Domain Name System. It is essentially the air traffic control for your domain.

You point your domain to a DNS host and it directs traffic as needed. Web visitors go to your website. Email messages go to your email system.

For a vast majority of real estate agents, your DNS host is your web host. This means that if the web host goes down, so does your DNS. That is how your email goes down when your website goes down.

Hiring a DNS hosting service separates your traffic control from your website. If your web host goes down, your DNS will still be up and routing email to your email services.

Best of all, DNS hosting service is cheap. Agent Evolution uses at the low price of $29.95 a year.

Take Action

Quit flirting with disaster. Separate your web hosting, email service and DNS hosting. You’ll sleep better at night for less than $40 a month.

4 Plugins For Adding Photos To Your WordPress Website


The use of photographs on your WordPress website is crucial to it’s success. Web pages and blog posts with images are more eye-catching and easier to read. Those with featured images set will also receive more traffic when shared on social networks like Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

Finding the perfect image can be a difficult and time-consuming process. You can’t just do a Google image search to find a picture as you most likely won’t have legal rights to the image. You need to either find a free image under a Creative Commons license or purchase a stock photo.

The following WordPress plugins allow you to find and use both free and purchased images directly from your WordPress admin. This will save you a lot of time when writing your next blog article.

WP Inject

This plugin allows you to search over 200 million free photos from Flickr and Pixabay. Set your featured image and even create photo galleries all with this tool. It even offers WordPress SEO by Yoast integration for added Google juice.

**The photo for this blog post was added using WP Inject.


PhotoDropper offers both free and purchased images through it’s interface. The plugin provides access to over 243 million Creative Commons images and more than 10 million professional photos. Professional photos can be purchased for a single credit per image. Pricing is about $3 a credit.

Microstock Photo Plugin

We tend to buy a lot of our website photos from companies like Depositphotos, Fotolia and iStock. With Microstock Photo Plugin, we no longer have to leave our WordPress admin to find and purchase images from these popular stock photography sites. This plugin also integrates with Aviary for photo editing before inserting into your site.

Getty Images

For Getty Images accountholders, this plugin offers a great time savings. This plugin allows you to search over 35 million of the highest quality images available for purchase.

Get More Out Of Google Analytics


Google Analytics has got to be the best deal on the internet. At no cost, it offers incredible insight as to how visitors are using your website. Simply create an account, add a chunk of code to your site and be enlightened.

At Agent Evolution, we use Google Analytics to help us make important decisions. From website changes to social media and email marketing campaigns, the stats presented in our analytics account guide our actions.

While dropping the stock code into your site and using the Google Analytics dashboard is good, we use a combination of a WordPress plugin and iOS apps to get more out of this amazing tool.

WordPress Plugin

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Yoast has become one of the most trusted names in WordPress plugins. They offer many free and premium plugins that lead the industry, such as the WordPress SEO plugin.

Instead of adding the Google Analytics code to your site manually, download this free plugin and allow it to connect your site to your Analytics account. Doing this is much easier, but it also offers some additional features:

  • Track outbound links and downloads
  • Add custom fields for author, categories and tags
  • Automatic site speed tracking
  • Plus much more

iOS Apps

Many people would agree that the Google Analytics dashboard can be overwhelming at times. It offers so much flexibility that it can be difficult to quickly get the numbers you need on a daily or weekly basis.

To help with this, we use iOS apps for our frequent analytics tasks. The apps tend to provide a simpler interface that allows for common stats to be consumed more easily.

While there are many apps on the market, these are the ones we use on a regular basis.

quicklyticsQuicklytics (iPhone/iPad)

This app offers quick access to charts showing your most common visitor stats. Click on the main graph to drill down by demographics, behavior or any of the other Google Analytics categories.

One absolutely addictive feature is the real-time states. Hit the timer icon in the top right corner and see who is on your site right now.

The iPad version of the apps uses the extra space well with a vertical column layout.


analytiksAnalytiks (iPhone)

Imagine Google Analytics presented as an infographic. That is exactly what Analytiks does.

Basic visitor stats are displayed in a clean and simple fashion. For daily use, there is no better app. You can get in, digest the numbers and move on with your day easily.

Don’t forget to turn the app to landscape view to show a completely different chart.


analyticspro2AnalyticsPro 2 (iPhone/iPad)

The original Analytics Pro was a very powerful app. The redesign for version 2 adds more features and a beautiful user interface. With this app on your iPad, you may never go to the Google Analytics dashboard again.

Unless you are a power-user, this app will probably satisfy all of your analytics needs.



Web Hosting Is Like Car Insurance

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Hosting is like car insurance? What? Really?

Much like car insurance, when people shop for web hosting they focus too much on price. They choose a very economical provider and have no problem with it. That is, until something goes wrong.

You usually don’t know if you have poor insurance coverage until you have an accident. In the same way that you don’t know that you have poor web hosting until your site crashes.

Unfortunately, by the time you figure out that you made a bad choice damage has been done. Potential clients may have been lost, Google indexing may have suffered or even worse, your website may have been lost.

Talking with hundreds of real estate agents over the years, web hosting seems to be considered a commodity not worth paying a premium for. That is, until disaster hits. Then it is the most important thing in the world.

7 Reasons To Pay For Premium Hosting

Most premium web hosting for WordPress websites are considered “managed WordPress hosts”. Compared to standard “shared” hosting plans, they offer higher performance and reliability plus more WordPress-specific services. While they be easily be 5 times as much per month, the return on investment is huge.

Here are common benefits of using a managed WordPress host:

  1. Lower Bounce Rate – Website visitors don’t like to wait for your pages to load. If they lose patience with your site, you lose the visitor.
  2. Deeper Google Indexing – Just like human visitors, the Googlebot doesn’t have time to wait. If you pages load slowly, it moves on to the next website.
  3. More Uptime – Wait until your cheap host goes down for a few hours. $30 a month will seem cheap for reliability at that point.
  4. Effortless Backups – Few people think about backup until it is too late. Automatic backups are common for managed hosts.
  5. WordPress Updates – One less thing to worry about. The host does updates for you.
  6. Less Chance of Hacking – Well maintained servers are harder to hack.
  7. Knowledgeable Support – Every support rep is a WordPress expert, not just someone who knows what it is.

Managed WordPress Hosts To Consider

There are many hosts offering managed hosting plans. The providers listed below are ones that we have found to be worth considering.

Pricing and features vary with each provider, so consider your own individual needs before choosing a provider and a plan.

Who do we use for our WordPress websites? has been hosted with WP Engine since last year and we are  very happy.

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