My bad experience with Wix.com

A week ago, I decided to build a free website for myself. Since I wasn;t getting the templates that I want from WordPress, I decided to use Wix to build the website for free. I read about some of the reviews and was satisfied with its popularity.

-I SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE THAT

  • Error on website

1 hour after published the website online, I got “ERROR” when I tried to view it again. First, I thought that there was a technical error on Wix and that the team was fixing it. After 1 hour, I could access it.

Then again, the next day same error on the website.

  • Some content do not appear

On my blog section, I added a subscription box so that people could could subscribe by email. That content kept not appearing on the page. I had to refresh the page each time to get the subscription box appear.

  • You can’t upload unlimited photos

When I was writing my first blog post on the website, I got a pop-up from Wix to not upload lots of pictures else the website will become heavy. So, I had to limit my choices to uploading only few images.

I hated that!

  • Google hates Wix

Yes! I do think Google hates Wix too, because I have done everything to optimize my website. I did everything that Wix told me so that my website appears high in search engines. But, still it didn’t work. Though my website was live, Google said that my website doesn’t exist!

How frustrating is that! When I was sharing my website URL, no one could access it.

  • It takes forever to load

My blog page took so many minutes to load the content. It took so much time that at some point, I had to close the browser and open it again. I don’t know if it’s because the wix only focus on the layout and design of its websites, that it forgot to look out for convenience!

  • It is not mobile-friendly

This is what triggered me to delete my website and my account with Wix. I never thought that it wouldn’t be mobile friendly. I couldn’t use the website nor write my blog posts via my smartphone. I had to be only on my laptop to be able to use Wix. It was so not cool at all!

 

That’s it! And, I switched back to my WordPress.

I hope that helped! Share with me in the comments πŸ™‚Β 

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Buyer Personas

So, you have decided to start a business online, great! Let’s say, your company is going to sell Sports shoes for athletes. So, how do you start selling and attracting your customers?

The online world has become a crowded marketplace for both the companies and the customer. Though it may seem very easy to attract a large audience in the social world, it is important to start marketing with the right techniques. A simple online presence on the internet is not enough.

What is a Buyer Persona?Β 

A buyer persona is a fictional character who represents your ideal customer. By creating a buyer persona, you get into the mindset of your potential customers and you start to think like them.

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Gone are the days where marketing and products were forced onto the customers. Now, the customers have choices and buyer personas help in being the right choice. In other words, it’s being in the shoes of your customers leading to creating the right content to both attract and retain your customers.

I will show you how to create your buyer personas in my next blog post.

In the mean time, tell me; did you create a buyer persona? How did it help? Share with me!Β 

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Steps to add Google Webmaster to your WordPress blog or website

  1. Log in to your Google account first. If you don’t have, create one as you would need a Google account to use the webmaster tools.

2. Β Enter in the Google Webmaster Tool

Here’s the link:Β https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools

3. You will need to add your blog or website URL

4. Next, you will have to verify your site

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Click on “Verify the property”

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This page will appear. If you own your website, follow the steps in the Recommended method. Else, click on the Alternate methods.

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Select the first option itself: the HTML Tag.

Copy the Meta tag and open your dashboard of your WordPress blog in another page.

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Paste the Meta tag in the option of Google Webmaster Tools and click on save changes.

5. Come back to your verification page and click verify.

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Congratulations! You have verify your site on Google Webmaster Tool!

Next, you are going to receive an email on how you can set up your Search Console.

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Set your preferred version or select your target country! It’s as simple as that.

I will show you how to submit a sitemap file on my next blog post.

 

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The Social Scene with JZ Podcast

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Today on social scene with JZ, Β we have the amazing CEO of Kinnectpay, Joel Usher who set up a Social Networking site which allows people to get paid for bringing referrals to the website.
Kinnectpay is everything from social networking to social events. Members get paid for $1 for each of their referral.

“Kinetic Energy” inspired Joel and his partner to come up with the brand name of Kinnectpay.

Joel has three principles for to achieve the goals of Kinnectpay:

  1. There is nothing that is impossible
  2. There is always a better way to do business
  3. The more you give, the more you receive

Kinnectpay is going to be launched next month in February, so save up the date!

You canΒ check out the podcast that features Joel Usher on :Β http://www.jzsocialenterprises.com/#!CEO-of-Kinnectpay-Joel-Usher/cmbz/569f99290cf2f3c826df2328

 

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