WordPress 5.1 is scheduled for release on February 21. But WordPress needs our help before getting there. WordPress made a release candidate for 5.1 available either via the WordPress beta tester plugin or by downloading the zip file in their site.
A release candidate means that the new version is ready for release but with the large amount of available plugins and themes, a conflict is likely to happen. The WordPress team needs our help to minimize this issue thus the release candidate. If you wish to try it out, you can use the tester plugin or the zip file in this link:
Thrivecart Update: Improved Payout for Affiliates
Thrivecart just released an update with their queue system that allows payouts to push through on succeeding partners even if there are errors among other transactions. Previously, errors occur when sending payouts to partners and affiliates when there is not enough funding in your Paypal account or your partners or affiliates have accidentally removed permissions for Thrivecart to pay them successfully.
The payments page also received a major update that allows you to quicly see which payments failed so you can either retry, cancel, or convert them to manual payments.
Tips in Growing Your Email List
Growing your email list means you need to collect email addresses. But how will you know that you have collected the right email address? Are we sure that they are actual leads and not just contacts? We need to make sure that we can actually reach our visitors and potential leads, we have a way to collect their email addresses, and that we are collecting the right people.
Here are some tips to make sure we are getting it right:
-Collect email addresses with Facebook Ads
-Make an awesome lead magnet
-Use popups to emphasize your forms
-When reaching out to people, make it feel personal instead of automated
-Always ask for email addresses
-Always ask them to share your email address as well
-Maximize social media by sharing your links with great visuals and snippets
-Create incredible content
-When sending emails, always add a link to your sign up form
-Host events and share your forms there
-Never forget to build relationships and create partnerships with others
Must Know: Reasons Why No One Visits Your Website
Let us try to run through some common mistakes website owners make resulting in less visits than expected:
Self-centered: The owners think more about their own interest, designing their website the way they like it. Yes, it is good to put your personal touch on your brand but never forget your visitor. Think like them as well if you wish to push your website to the next level.
Optimization Neglect: Some owners think that once the website is designed, developed and launched, the work ends there. No! Make sure that you constantly publish articles to improve your site score and optimize your website for search engines, without these, your website will surely spiral to nothingness.
Any host can do: Definitely not. Make sure that you choose the best hosting for your website. Not because its just cheap that you forget to look at other key factors in choosing a webhost. Remember that the quickest way to lose visitors is to have a website that is either slow,, always down, or in any way gives poor performance.
Multimedia responsibility: Yes, using images and other kinds of media is useful for your website. But always consider the kind of media your fold is trying to render. Make sure that your images are not that heavy, or your videos and audio are not obstructive. Not all visitors have great broadband speeds you know.
No analytics: Always check metrics of your website. What are your website’s strenghts? weaknesses? These metrics will give you an idea on what to do to improve your website’s performance. Google Analytics is your best course of action.