WordPress for Small Businesses

Are you aiming for an easy to manage, cost effective, social media sharable website, hurry up go get a “wordpress.org” site for your small business whether it be a lawyer, accountant, realtor, doctor, massage therapist, tradesperson, yoga studio at all.

Starting with WordPress requires, one or two days preparation in it. After that you’ll need hosting and then you simply install WordPress.

After having a hosting service, it’s time to find a theme. Luckily there are thousands of themes, both free and paid, to choose from. If you don’t find a theme that suits you, look into some WordPress theme builders such as Builder, Thesis, and Headway.

Once you get your business website up, you’ll want to add some functionality to it with plugins. Every business has different needs. But some key plugins are:

  • Google XML Site for creating a sitemap of your website.
  • WordPress.com stats for tracking your traffic (you can also use Google Analytics).
  • Contact plugins, or check out Wufoo or Gravity Forms.
  • All In One SEO plugin. (if theme doesn’t hold SEO plugin)

After you learn how to build your own website, you’ll perhaps get involved in SEO. You’ll be in a position to start doing some or all of the research to drive targeted traffic to your website and start getting business.

Hiring a web designer doesn’t mean you’ll get traffic. Simply launching a site doesn’t pull traffic towards you .Content and SEO work drives traffic. The cost for great SEO is high. If you’re a small business, chances are you can’t afford a great SEO service. Since there are too many SEO companies worldwide you can always search for SEO services that are affordable for your firm.

WordPress being a CMS platform makes it easy to add content to your site . Gazelle Interactive offers award-winning web design and development solutions which help improve search engine ranks and get you rapid results.