How To Research Keywords That Will Get You On Page 1 Of Google

How To Research Keywords That Will Get You On Page 1 Of Google

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K eywords! Keywords! Mmmmhhh! keyword research and Google ranking- two interesting, yet confusing and detailed topics.  Anyway, I will not bore you with too much details. 

I promise to only stick to one common topic that interlinks the two above: Long Tail Keywords. Several trends, such as RankBrain, Voice Search, Accelerated Mobile Pages and Latent Semantic Indexing Keyword among others have changed the 2018 SEO landscape.

These trends have resulted in a shift from keyword-led content to solution-based content.

Long gone are the days when stuffing short tail keywords was the primary focus of SEO campaigns.

Based on the evangelism of key marketers, such as Neil Patel and Rand Fishkin, we are in an era where the intent of the searcher drives Google search algorithm.  

But how do online entrepreneurs grow with these trends? Using Long Tail Keywords is the answer.

In this post, I will give you a highly actionable and simple step-by-step process you can use to research long tail keywords that will rank you on page one of Google even if you are a complete newbie.

There are several paid tools that will allow you to carry out long tail keywords research from one dashboard. SemRush, KwFinder, Jaaxy and LongTailPro are some of the common ones.

Want detailed books that will teach you SEO and Keyword Research indepth? Try the two below:

SEO 2018 Learn Search Engine Optimization with Smart Marketing Strategy.

SEO Fitness Workbook 2018: The Seven Steps to Search Engine Optimization Success on Google.

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What are Long Tail Keywords?

There are three main types of keywords: Head, Seed and long-tail. They have different search volumes, CTR, competition and number of words as explained below.

 Head/Short Keywords: Also known as parent keywords are single word phrases, such as WordPress, Hosting, keywords, and marketing among others.

Yes, they have high search volume, but they have high competition and low click-through rates (CTR). Most used by large companies and do not convert well for small businesses and individual bloggers.

 

Body/Middle Keywords: Also known as seed keywords are 2-3 word phrases, such as WordPress themes, web hosting, keyword research, and digital Marketing among others.

They get a decent search volume, which is lower than the head keywords, but they are still super competitive and expensive to run an advertising campaign for in the search engine.

Long Tail Keywords: These are phrases that are 3+ words, such as WordPress themes for bloggers, best web hosting for small bussiness, Google keyword research for dummies, and digital marketing certification by Google.

They do not have high search volume. The good news is that they have low competition, and so you can easily rank for them in Google first page SERP results.

Additionally, they have high click through rates because they are specific, and only used by customers who are at the purchase stage and looking for specific answers. This means that they have high conversion rate.

 

Keyword Category

Words

Search Volume

Competition

CTR

Head

1

High

high

low

Body

2-3

Medium

Medium

Low to Medium

Long tail

3+

Low

 low

High

 

Why are Long Tail Keywords Important?

Low competition: Using the right Google keyword research strategy means you will not be competing with big brands and authority domains who rank on Google for broad keywords (mostly head and seed). Low competition gives you a chance to rank high on Google’s SERP results, which equals free traffic and other Google juice to your website.

High Conversion: Google keyword research helps you to write content tailored around long tail keywords, which has high CTR rates because it is specific. For instance, a reader is more likely to open an article using a long tail keyword, such as “10 things you must do whn carrying out Google keyword research for dummies 2018” than one using specific terms, such as  “SEO.” The latter is more specific and speaks to a specific group of customers searching for that particular information, which means it has high open rates and conversion (turning visitors into customers).

Customer Connection: Long tail keywords are specific, and reflect the needs of a particular group of customers. This makes your writing natural because you are not writing for machines or robots, but for humans with problems that need solutions. In all this Google keyword research hype, the only way to stand out of the crowd is by writing content that addresses the specific needs of customers and provides them with detailed solutions to their problems. For example, instead of writing a blog post on SEO in general, show your audience how to improve their off-page SEO metrics with countless of detailed how-to guides on every aspect of SEO, such as Google keyword research for beginners.

Less expensive: Fewer people are bidding on these keywords and attract low prices because they are less competitive. The good news is that you will spend less to advertise these types of keywords, yet the returns and profits will be way higher because they have a high conversion rate. 

How To Research Keywords That Will Get You On Page 1 Of Google

Keywords are highly necessary if you care about SEO-which every online entrepreneur should anyway.  

The good news is that keywords can generate free Google traffic to your website and help you know your audience and customers better when you master the art of Google keyword research completely. 

All these steps are interdependent, and you will get maximum benefit when you use them all in a consistent and subsequent process.

Step one: Make Sure You Already Have A Niche & Buyer Persona

Seriously, Google keyword research does not rely on gut feeling or guesswork. There are many keywords out there.

Unfortunately, you cannot rank for all because it also depends on the authority of your website/domain or the number of backlinks you have and other off-page SEO metrics.

For this reason, you must be very strategic when finding the right keywords and using them to suit your business needs and conducting Google keyword research.

Thus, this calls for you to complete two essential steps on the initial stage of the process if you have not does that already: picking a niche and defining your buyer persona. You can learn more about these two in my free email course. 

EXAMPLES

Niche: Web Hosting

Buyer Persona: Beginners between age 18-50 years who are looking for how-to guides and tutorials on WordPress.

Niche: SEO

Buyer Persona: Small businesses without an SEO strategy for their business, and want detailed how-to guides, tutorials, Virtual assistants, consultancy specialist to help them develop high-converting SEO schemes.

Niche: SEO

Buyer Persona: Bloggers and other online entrepreneurs who want to understand the art of researching keywords and using them in their content marketing strategy.

It is true that keywords will help you rank high on Google as taught in this book, but customers are the only ones that can make you bank high financial returns in your online business.

As a result, you must always put your customers/audience needs first in your keyword research strategy. The best way to achieve this is to narrow down your search into a specific niche and buyer persona as explained above. 

Step Two: Pick A Head & Seed Keyword

 

In case you have forgotten these terms, kindly scroll to the top of this post to master the differences between head/parent and body/seed keywords. This step is optional in this process of Google keyword research.

In case you are struggling to find appropriate head and seed keywords. Do not waste too much time on this or extremely stress yourself over it so much.

I like using this step when I have limited time because it helps me narrow my search to save time and avoid confusion. Let’s use the example above from step one to build on this step;

Niche: SEO

Buyer Persona: Small businesses without an SEO strategy for their business, and want detailed how-to guides, tutorials, Virtual assistants, consultancy specialist to help them develop high-converting SEO schemes.

Head Keyword: SEO

Seed Keyword: Keyword research  

Niche: Web Hosting

Buyer Persona: Beginners between 18-50 years are looking for how-to guides and tutorials for WordPress resources and products. Head keyword: WordPress

Seed Keyword: WordPress themes 

Step Three: Follow Procedure (A-F) Below To Research Long Tail Keywords  

Now it’s time to do the exciting part of finding long tail keywords; For this step, you need these tools:

Watch this video to understand how to set-up, verify API key and use the keyword everywhere extension. 

A)

In case you did not complete step two above, type any single word within your niche, such as “WordPress” in Google search bar.

Google auto-complete will give you more suggestions, which will be mostly seed keywords. See the image on the right.

B)

Choose one of the options, such as “WordPress Themes” and search again.

Then scroll down to the bottom of the SERP result page to the section titled, “Related Searches.”  

 Ta-da! Now you can see we have begun to get long tail keywords with 3+ phrases. See the image on the left.

C)

Mark all the keywords in the related searches by clicking on the white stars (as shown on the image on the right) to add them to Keyword Everywhere’ “add to favorite” feature. After you click on the stars, their color should turn yellow.

You can confirm if they have been added to your favorites by clicking on the keyword everywhere icon on chrome menu bar and then on “My favorite keywords.” The new window that opens should have all the keywords you marked in step (c) above as shown in the two images below.

D)

Open each link in the “Searches related to WordPress themes” in a new tab and scroll down to the bottom of the related searches and repeat (step c) above on all unmarked keywords.

For example, I opened the first related search option “WordPress themes free,” and I received the list below of additional long tail keywords, which I marked once again to add to my favorites in Keyword Everywhere.

Repeat step (d) with all the options in “Searches related to WordPress themes” to find results like below.

Do this with as many related searches as you, especially those with high search volume. Here are some of the results I found.

E)

Open “My favorite keywords” page as explained in step (c) above and download as a CSV or Excel file. Follow this link to find all the long tail keywords I gathered from all the steps explained.

F)

Filter the best long tail keywords from the 43+ options in step (f) above in Excel. For instance, I filtered based on the search volume (from the largest to the lowest).

The results below show keywords with search volume above 1000. Wow! I was able to narrow down the complete list of 45 searches to only 23.

 

Remember that we have been working with “WordPress Themes” seed keyword from step (a to f) above.

Now you can repeat all these steps with another seed keyword related to the head/parent keyword (WordPress), such as “WordPress plugins” and “WordPress tutorials” among others.

Step Four: Choose the best alternatives 

Step four above helped us to generate 23 long tail keyword ideas related to the head keyword “WordPress” and seed keyword “WordPress themes.”

To get more specific, I find it valuable to narrow this number to around 5 to 10 long tail keyword ideas based on priority and relevancy.

I use these three main strategies: SEO difficulty analysis, competitor analysis, and user need analysis to narrow down to the best five keywords.

a) SEO difficulty analysis

For this, strategy, you will need KW finder SEO tool (which has both a free and paid plan).

The free plan allows you to make one five searches daily, which is okay in our case here. Step one is to paste all the 23 keywords in the search bar.

Step two you need to set a filter for SEO difficulty to below 40 to narrow down your search to 7 keywords as shown in the results below.

Apart from KW finder you can also use SemRush, Jaaxy and LongTailPro to research long tail keywords in 30 minutes or less.

b) Competitor analysis

The SEO difficulty test above helped us to narrow down the Google Keyword research from 23 keywords to at least 5.

In this, strategy, you want to measure if your competitors are ranking for these same five keywords.

We shall use Moz bar, a free Chrome extension Write the keyword with the lowest SEO difficulty in the Google search bar and click on the Moz icon.

I entered “best free WordPress blog Themes” keyword, and these are the results I got. The good news is that even websites with 0 backlinks and a page authority below 5 are ranking for this keyword.

In this case, we are good to proceed to the final step of taking action with this keyword. An alternative to Moz bar would be Ahrefs and SemRush.

c) Audience Needs analysis

Having the right keyword in one step of the success story.

Choosing the right angle to approach it from and filling information gaps audience are looking for completes the puzzle. 

For this reason, I like taking an extra step of finding what the needs of the audience are about the top five keywords. To do this, I use Buzzmo and Quora.

Buzzmo helps me to get the most shared articles in social media. I read them, identify the gaps and write a better article.

The advantage of Buzzmo is that they have a Chrome extension, which makes it easy to analyze any site you come across in the web.

Quora helps me to know what kind of questions people are asking most related to that keyword. For example, I posted “best free WordPress blog Themes” keyword into the search bar for both, and these are the results I received.

BUZZSUMO

QUORA

Step Six: Take Action

 

Now you have your top five long tail keywords that you can use to write that blog post, design that product or get that campaign rolling. Do not be afraid to make any adjustments along the way.

Quick Tips to increase your possibility of Ranking on Page 1 of Google More

  • Write more and more consistently and frequently.
  • Write Long posts to increase the value you give to your audience. The more they keep coming back, the higher the chances of being recognized as an authority by Google in you niche. Additionally, the longer they spend on your website, the more you build credibility in Google.
  • Use visual content (images, inforgraphics and video among others) alongside text to increase audience engagement.
  • Use social media networks more to increase engagement to your posts and build backlinks.
  • Optimize your site for search by boosting speed, SEO and other performance metrics.
  • Research! research! research! endlessly to understand your audience and industry better. Keywords may help you rank on Google, but only good content will keep the customers and that traffic high. 

Conlusion

eyword research should not be a nerve wrecking and stressing process that eats too much to your time. Additionally, you should not ignore it simply because you cannot afford a paid tool, such as SEMRush and LongTailPro among others.

There are plenty of free tools out there that you can use like the ones detailed in this post. I decided to share my simple process of finding long tail keywords to help someone out there who is lost in the large see of too much information and tools in this topic of keyword research.

My intention was not to list all the tools out there or give favoritism to some over others, not at all! I simply wanted to share a simple process that I personally use on a zero budget. So dear friend, Am so happy you made it to the end of this definitive guide, I hope it was helpful to you.

Feel free to leave a comment below asking a question, sharing your own personal process of keyword research or even better provide a suggestion of a post you would like me to write about.

There are several paid tools that will allow you to carry out long tail keywords research from one dashboard. SemRush, KwFinder, Jaaxy and LongTailPro are some of the common ones.

Want detailed books that will teach you SEO and Keyword Research indepth? Try the two below:

SEO 2018 Learn Search Engine Optimization with Smart Marketing Strategy.

SEO Fitness Workbook 2018: The Seven Steps to Search Engine Optimization Success on Google.

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My name is Hildah Mwende. I am a freelance writer and a coach. My expertise falls in the following subject areas, but it is not limited to them: WordPress, Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing. Find a comprehensive list and description of all my competencies and specialties here.

20 Reasons  Why You Should Use Divi WordPress Theme

20 Reasons Why You Should Use Divi WordPress Theme

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Divi WordPress Theme Review
  • Support
  • Pricing
  • Easy of Use
  • Flexibility
5

Summary

PROS

1. Ship with the Divi builder plugin
2. It is multipurpose and helps you to create any website
3. Multilingual support
4. Affordable and convenient pricing
5. Certified by Sucuri
6. Availability of lots of third party plugins and child themes
7. Integrates well with the WordPress customizer
8. A wide range of cool features like A/B testing.
9. Wide range of customization options

CONS
I could not find any so far

Choosing the best WordPress theme, which suits your business needs can be time consuming and  confusing, especially for beginners. There are too may options out there from either WordPress.org or from other marketplaces.

If you are not so lucky to have a mentor, designer and any other trustworthy person to give you the best recommendations, there is a high possibility of wasting too much time on research or worse off picking the wrong theme choice.

In this Divi WordPress theme review, I want to save you from these frustrations by walking you through 20 amazing features of Divi 3.0 by Elegant themes, which is the theme I use in all my websites.

Before I can write anything I will provide proof that I actually use Divi because this post is not a scam. These are honest opinions and experiences from someone who has used Divi.

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I know the above image has brought the topic of child themes into the picture. This is a wide topic that needs to be discussed in a whole new post. For today I will just provide an article you can read on the uses, pros and cons of child themes. Additionally, I know you must have visited Divi web page by now and found out that it is a paid premium theme.

If you are wondering why buy a theme when you can get over 1000 + free options in WordPress? My answers to this question would completely take shape in  a new post and that is why I recommend you read this article free vs premium themes.

So what is Divi 3.0?

Let me begin this Divi WordPress theme review by giving you a quick introduction to Divi.

This is a multipurpose theme that you can use to create any type of website. Watch the this video to find out more about the features and uses of Divi.

 Are you fascinated by Divi already?  I am tempted to believe that you are.
You can actually leave it at that and head over to Elegant themes and buy Divi today, but I would prefer you continue and find out more about Divi in these 20 amazing features discussed in this Divi WordPress theme review.

1. Divi theme ships with the powerful Divi builder

Divi builder plugin is a drag and drop page builder. You can test the power of the  Divi builder in this LIVE DEMO.

The Divi builder has a backend and frontend visual editor. The backend builder is found in the WordPress dashboard, while the visual builder is a WYSIWYG  (What-You-See-is-What-You-Get) editor that will allow you to make changes and see them visually in real time. This is the back-end editor…….

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This is the visual editor of the Divi builder in the front-end of all your pages…….

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Just to give a quick summary in this Divi WordPress theme review, below is a list of all the most important five characteristics of the the Divi builder that I love.

  • You can build everything visually with the WYSIWYG visual editor.
  • You see changes instantly in real-time when you are making them because Divi is a responsive theme.
  • You can drag, drop, clone, delete and duplicate any module to save time.
  • You can adjust the height and  width of each section easily with the visual builder.
  • They support redo and undo features instantly.
  • They have an automatic saving feature such that nothing is lost in the event of an unannounced shutdown.
  • You can copy and paste content elements in one page on to other pages.

Visit the Divi video gallery to watch all the videos related to the features listed above so that you visually understand what I mean. Look for the section that is similar to the image below to get access to all the videos.

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2. Divi theme is loved and praised by its customers

Divi is one of the most popular WordPress premium theme in the world. This is one feature that you will find more proof about as you continue reading this Divi WordPress theme review.

The theme has a large customer base, which shows that it is a product worthy the recognition. Elegant Themes serves a wide base of customers, and I am sure you will not be disappointed when you become one of them. I have never been at any point so far

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3. You will experience an amazing support

It is important to always pick a theme with  24/7 hours support, where you can make any consultation and find help in times of need.

This is the largest downside of free themes because most do not have assured support or detailed documentation on how to solve issues that may arise.

In Elegant Themes You will get three main forms of support: live chat, email and tickets for the Divi theme.

All your pre-purchase questions about Divi will be answered through the live chat.

The amazing thing about this feature is that you get instant response. In fact, Elegant Themes support team personnel is the one that initiates a chat first immediately you visit their homepage.

After you join Elegant themes membership, you can get any issue resolved through email communications or opening tickets in the members area section.

For example, check an example below from my email inbox where I receive responses and updates regularly. For complicated issues, all members can send tickets to Elegant Themes support team for more specialized attention on the issue.

For example, I recently experienced an issue with my Divi builder and the amazing  Elegant themes support team took care of the issue in the shortest time possible.

See below that my problem with the Divi builder was resolved to the fullest in the ticket section.

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As you can see I was given technical instructions to implement to solve the problem.

Let me be honest here, I am a non-techie and I could not perform any of that instructions. The fun part is that the problem was solved for me by SiteGround support team in less than 10 minutes.

There are many scenarios where SiteGround’s technical support have saved me the cost of hiring an expert who would probably charge me over $1000.

In summary, a combination of Divi theme and SitGround hosting in a match made in heaven for online entrepreneurs like you and me.

After completing this Divi WordPress theme review, you can feel free to read my comprehensive SiteGround Review 2018: 10 Reasons You Should Use This WordPress Hosting to find out more about their amazing web hosting features.

Here is my chat with SiteGround support team.

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4. Divi has a wide range of tutorials and guides

Even if you are a complete non-techie beginner, Divi is easy to learn.

One amazing feature about Elegant themes products is that they have prepared a detailed Divi documentation tailored for beginners and non-techies.

All tutorials on the different Divi modules and features are linked to in this Divi WordPress theme review to show you that anyone can use Divi as long as they are willing to learn how to use it.

Additionally, you can also get a lot of information from their Divi tutorials in Youtube,  Elegant Themes Blog and also in Divi Soup, a site for offering tricks, hacks and tutorials on how to use Divi.

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5. You Will find a supportive Community on Social Media

Divi fans are everywhere on social media, and they are always willing to assist on every problem and answer questions readily.

One of my favorite Divi community is Divi Web Designers Facebook Group, which I will use several times in this Divi WordPress theme review.

You can find out more groups in the comprehensive  list discussed in this article best Divi Facebook Groups.

All the questions I have asked like the one attached below are answered in the shortest time possible.

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6. You are assured of better goodies in Future by the frequent updates

Divi is a theme that gives away too much goodies every time.

The team behind Divi is always adding and releasing new features at least every month.

These updates make the functionality of Divi better, and they also correct any flaws that may exist.

When you choose to use Divi you are assured that the deal with continue getting better every new day.

One way I proof this is through the Divi Web Designers Facebook Group. Kindly click this link to go to the group before proceeding.

In the search area, enter Nick Roach and hit enter.

From the results you will notice that Roach, the founder of Divi is always announcing new updates at least every one month.

Follow direction in the image below.

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7. After purchase you get Divi plus 87 + themes and plugins

This Divi WordPress theme review will only focus on few products, but you can follow this link to browse all the Elegant themes products.

First, when you purchase Divi theme you will get access to 87 themes, such as the popular magazine and newspaper theme Extra and 7 plugins, such as the famous email opt-in  plugin Bloom

social sharing plugin Monarch and Divi page builder.

Buying Divi from Elegant themes means getting over 90 products both themes and plugins at $1 each.

View a Live Demo of Bloom.

View a Live Demo of Monarch.

View a Live Demo of the Divi Builder.

View a Live Demo of Extra Theme. 

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8. Elegant Themes pricing package is Unique

First, as mentioned above is that joining Elegant Themes membership plan is equal to purchasing 87+ themes and plugins each at $100.

Another attractive and unique pricing advantage of Elegant Themes is that they have a lifetime plan where you pay a one-time fee of $249 and enjoy all the products fully forever without additional costs or upgrade.

This means that you will enjoy all upgrades of Divi and other products without paying any additional payment.

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9. Divi is a Multi-purpose theme you can use to create any website

You can make any website you wish with Divi. No Jokes or fluff here!

There are over 1 million plus active websites using Divi on the internet. Look at a small sample gathered from Alexa in the image below.

If you are still doubting,  you can leave this Divi WordPress theme review for a moment and visit 25 sites made with Divi to  take a look at real life examples.

I want you to visit this website  Free Divi layouts  and on the sidebar scroll down to the categories and tags section to see that you create over 30+ website types with Divi.

This flexibility is made possible by the amazing Divi content modules, which you can use to build any design you want without any coding.

 

10.You will Get over 180+ Pre-made layouts

No scam or jokes here! Elegant themes simply gives you free templates and blueprints to work with instead of starting from scratch.

There is no excuse why you cannot use Divi even if you are a complete beginner or non-techie because most of the hard work is done for you in these layouts.

These Divi layouts will save you time and you can also use them as a source of inspiration when deciding on the design of your next website.

All you need to do is load the layout from the library and edit it. Find out how to do this in this video on the Divi Library.

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11. Divi is translated in 32 languages

Divi is a theme that takes care of customers needs.

Most times we assume that all websites should be in English, but this is just a misconception.

Elegant Themes has changed this narrative, and created a theme that allows you to create a websites with over 32 foreign language options.

It is possible to change all the elements of Divi both inside and out to the language interface , which serves your audience better.

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12. Divi Library will save you time

You can save page layouts or even section modules in the Divi library as you create your design.

This is amazing because you can use the saved layouts later in other websites and only change several features to save time and resources.

One outstanding features of the Divi library is the ability to save global items, which when you make changes these modifications are adopted on all pages.

These global items are good for footers, page headers and others more which are explained in 5 useful Divi global modules.

You can also import and export layouts from or to other locations in your device or the web.

I allow you to take a quick break from this Divi WordPress theme review so that you van watch the video below to understand how to use the Divi library and the global items to make your life easier.

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13. Divi is a responsive theme

You can set Divi’s responsiveness in all devices: mobile, desktop and even tablet.

This is important because it helps you to determine if your content is easy to read on different screen sizes.

Responsive themes offer better readability and usage for users in all platforms.

You can use several tools, such as Responsitor and User agent switcher, one the best Chrome extension to test if your theme is responsive.

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14. Divi theme has a wide range of customization Options

The design settings and customization option in Divi theme are endless.

You can adjust color, borders, animation and almost everything you want to play around with to achieve the best design.

This means that you can make your website unique as possible even if you used a pre-made layout or bought a pre-defined child theme.

Divi will support all the creative ideas you have because there is pretty much everything you can do with the customization options.

The good news does not stop there because you can add custom codes and CSS  in Divi under the advanced settings table to make the theme appearance and design even better.

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15. Divi theme is well integrated with the WordPress customizer

I know you must be asking how is this an advantage?

If so, I will tell you.

Imagine a scenario where the two: Divi and WordPress customizer, were accessed from different location. This would be confusing and a waste of time.

Luckily, Divi has pulled all into one location as shown in the image below.

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16. Divi theme supports split testing

If you are a fun of creating more than one products to test which performs better, Divi’s split testing  ability will take of this for your needs.

This function is easy to use and allows you to set numerous goals on anything you want to test on your page on Divi.

This is an advantage because it will pick options that will convert well with your customers.

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17. You can find anything in Elegant Market place

If you want to buy anything related to Divi or other products by Elegant themes, they have a large collection of them all in the Elegant market place.

Here you can find any child themes, plugin and  layout among other products you may require.

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18. You can control multiple usage with the role editor

If your site is managed by more than one users, Divi’s Role Editor can help you to control their functions.

This property in divi It helps you to limit the authority of some users to establish some logical order in the process of content management.

Similarly, it improves the security of your content because it will ensure that sensitive information is only accessible by appropriate custodians.

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19. Divi blog module will transform your Boring post layout and design

Are you tired of boring blog page layouts?

If so, I have a solution for you in this Divi WordPress theme review.

Divi’s Blog module can help you to improve the visual attractiveness of your blog.

Watch the video below to see the amazing transformation you can get from this module.

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20. Divi cares about the security

The team behind Divi adheres to all security standards a theme must meet.

Divi has passed all tests carried out by Sucuri audit team.

All Divi codes are certified by Sucuri.

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So what are some disadvantages of Divi 3.0?

Since I began using Divi until to date when I was writing this Divi WordPress theme review, I have not experienced anything to complain about this WordPress theme because I am satisfied with their services.

However, I have heard people mention these three “problems” frequently.

I am using the term “problems” sparingly here because all have solutions based on my own personal experience and that of other Divi users.

a) The Divi shortcodes: It is said that once you use Divi you are stuck with it forever and cannot change to another theme because it uses shortcodes which cannot be used in other themes.  Nick Roach, the founder of Divi has clearly refuted these claims and provided the solution in this article , If You Use the Divi Theme with WordPress, It Doesn’t Have to be Forever.

b) Divi support after purchase of the theme is awful: I disagree because Divi has several methods you can communicate with them after purchase of the theme package. Yes, it is true they do not have an instant live chat but they have forums, email communication and fast response in Facebook group communities.

c) Divi is bad for SEO because it will slowdown your website: This is a complete lie because my website is fast. Similarly, you can visit Divi Web Designers Facebook Group to find out that all Divi users disagree with these claims. See the image below.

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Divi Theme Review 2018: Divi 3.0 FAQ

What is Divi 3.0?

Divi is a multipurpose WordPress theme created by Elegant themes and you can use it to create any website.

Will Divi slow down my website?

Not at all. Divi code is tested and certified. Moreover there are many options you can improve the speed of your website, such as choosing a good host or optimizing your images before uploading them.

Is Divi worth buying?

Yes.

After purchasing Divi theme, you absolutely join Elegant Themes membership plan which allows you to have access to over 87 themes and 7 plugins.

Can I change to another theme in future if I use Divi?

Sure you can. I know you have heard of the horror of Divi shortcode lock-in. However, this is not something to be scared of anymore because the team behind Divi already created a solution.

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My name is Hildah Mwende. I am a freelance writer and a coach. My expertise falls in the following subject areas, but it is not limited to them: WordPress, Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing. Find a comprehensive list and description of all my competencies and specialties here.

10 Reasons Why I Love SiteGround WordPress Hosting

10 Reasons Why I Love SiteGround WordPress Hosting

Siteground WordPress Hosting Review
  • Support
  • Uptime
  • Community Support
  • WordPress Support
  • Speed
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Summary

PROS

1. Positive reputation
2. 99.9% uptime guarantee
3. Recommended by WordPress
4. Free website transfer, SSL certificates and Cloudfare
5. 30-day money-back guarantee
6. Excellent customer service

CONS
1. limited disk space
2. Charge a set-up fee for month to month hosting

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I know there are many factors to consider when choosing a WordPress hosting.

The most important being speed, performance, storage space, customer support, pricing and market reputation among others. The purpose of this Siteground WordPress hosting review is to show you that SiteGround takes care of all these  considerations and much more than most hosting providers do.

I host all my websites with them because they are simply amazing as you will find out in the 10 reasons I will discuss in this Siteground WordPress hosting review. To proof that this is no scam, use WhoIsHostingThis.com to proof this website  is actually hosted with SiteGround.

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1. SiteGround Customers Love Them

I believe in conducting a comprehensive test, research, and scrutiny on any product before I buy or use it.

The best method to achieve this is by reading the reviews, comments, and recommendations left by other customers who have used the product. Before writing this Siteground WordPress hosting review, I used social media networks and review sites to find out the experience of other customers. One of the places to find valuable reviews is on Facebook groups and Twitter.

After looking through WordPress Hosting Facebook Group, I realized that SiteGround was rated number one in 2016, 2017 and 2018 Facebook polls.

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Seriously, I searched for any bad review all over the internet from customers, and all I found was Siteground’s Customer Love and endorsements.

Do not get me wrong, I am not saying that SiteGround does not have any negative review, no no no I simply mean that I could not find any in my process of research.

All I found were praises and outstanding BBB rating scores of A. You can also look up at the much love and positive reviews from customers they have at one of the largest online review community for companies, TrustPilot. To cut a long story short, I got in at SiteGround because if their customers only show love and appreciation, why would I be missing out of the cake?

2. Recommended by WordPress, Top Bloggers and Websites I Follow

We all have those specific destinations (blogs and websites) that we visit every time we need to learn something. Here are my top six favorite destinations that I visited before writing this SiteGround WordPress hosting review. Interestingly, I found out that they do not shy away from endorsing SiteGround as one of the best hosting provider in the industry.

  1. Syed Balkhi, the founder of wpbegginer, one of those destinations you can find any information on WordPress recommends them. Check out Wpbegginer Siteground review, and it is one of their top five hosting providers for WordPress.

Wpbegginer-SiteGround-review2. WordPress.org  my content management system recommends Siteground and one of its top three  WordPress hosting providers. Seriously, if the mother of everything recommends one product I want to use-Siteground in this case-why should I have more doubts?

  3. Elegant Themes, my number one theme shop, recommends SiteGround as one of the Top WordPress Hosting companies. I use Divi 3.0 from Elegant Themes for all my websites. Read my full review on Divi 3.0 to find out 20 reasons why I use this theme and why you should too.

4. Tom Dupuis of Online Media masters, one of those places you can find detailed tutorials on WordPress SEO and speed recommends SiteGround as his #rated one host.

5. Ivanc Delic of WordPress Speed Up Facebook group ranks them number one hosting company in terms of speed.

6.  SmartBlogger, one of those destinations you can find any blogging tip, hack or tutorial you need give endless reasons why they use Siteground in their review.

 

3. Siteground Support is Top-notch and Instant

In this SiteGround WordPress hosting review I will discuss five reasons why I love  Siteground support; a) There is a variety of options to reach them by phone, live chat or through tickets.

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b) The response is instant within two minutes and at most 10 minutes (I have never experienced more than 1 minute wait time-that is how good and fast they are). If you do not believe me in this one, take a moment and begin a live chat with SiteGround support from their homepage.

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c) SiteGround support is knowledgeable and can solve any issue you have or perform ANY action you need. All the technical stuff you cannot do as a beginner SiteGround support is their for you-just ask and you will see the magic. Here is an example of two problems they solved for me.

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d) SiteGround a wide community and knowledge base of support provided through their tutorials, knowledge base, webinars, blog and setup wizard.

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e) In comparison to other hosting companies in the  web hosting industry, SiteGround has the fastest support response time and service. 

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4.  SiteGround Prioritizes the WordPress Community

One thing you need to know is that not all hosting providers are configured to support WordPress hosting. To protect yourself from future disappoints, it is vital to choose a hosting provider that understands your content management system (in this case WordPress) so that they can be able to fix any issues you encounter along the way. In this SiteGround WordPress hosting review, I will give you three reasons below to show you that SiteGround cares for the WordPress community; a) Availability of countless tutorials and resources on WordPress themes, plugins, performance, SEO, installation and everything else you need to get started with WordPress.

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b) For beginners they have a simplified Get Started Guide where they provide step-by-step tutorials and checklist on the tasks you should perform to set up your website.  The convenient part is that you do not have to search for this guide online because it will be sent to your first email immediately after you purchase your hosting plan. The good news is that you can ask SiteGround support to do all the technical stuff for you. Here is a screenshot of the guide sent in my first email after I purchased their hosting.

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c) SiteGround have a fantastic ecosystem of tools for WordPress users.

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Here are some that I have used and love (both free and paid for versions): a) SiteGround Autoupdater: Most of us forget to update our WordPress sites to the latest version, which can create security loopholes, such as hacking. The good thing is that SiteGround does this for you. I receive weekly reports in my email notifying me that my site has been updated to the latest version of WordPress.

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b) SG Site Scanner: This tool is not free, you get it for $12/yr which in my opinion is cheap because your website will be protected from malware, domain blacklist, and other malicious attacks. This tool is provided and powered by Sucuri, one of the best security providers. SiteGround sends weekly reports to my email on this too.

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c) Siteground Supercacher: Siteground has a free in-house caching solution. The performance of your website is their priority. What more would you ask for?

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d) Backup and restore tool: You will need a backup of your website because anything can happen any day. The good news is that SiteGround has taken care of this for you.

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e) Free SSL Certificate: This helps you to enable HTTPS protocols for your website, which are more secure.

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f) Free professional email account: When you set up a professional website you want a business email which maybe looks like this, info@website.com. This tools allows you to create one free and link it to the client you want. I think it is important to mention that apart from the WordPress community, SiteGround also caters for the needs of users in Drupal and Joomla content management Systems.

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5. SiteGround has the best Speed Technologies and Performance Records

Before I give my top reasons why SiteGround is a leader in speed and performance in this SiteGround WordPress hosting review, you should read this article to understand why the speed of your website matters. Now, SiteGround is simply awesome because whether you are on StartUp, GrowBig or GoGeek hosting plans, SiteGround will ensure your website loads faster through the following resources and technologies.

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The above resources will increase the performance of your Website by more than five times in the following ways. a) SiteGround speed technology uses a combination of the latest hardware, software and  network architecture, such as PHP 7, SSD, HTTP CDN, SuperCache and NGINX.

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b) SiteGround servers always runs on the latest version of PHP 7, which increases the speed of static content. You can use Display PHP Version Plugin to find out the PHP version of your server. 

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c) They will give you the lowest page load time, which will improve your service delivery to customers. In comparison to other host providers in the industry, SiteGround has the lowest loading time.

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If you want to test the speed of your website you can use several tools, such as Pingdom and GTmetrix. Additionally, you can use a tool like Bitcatcha to get your server response time from different locations. Here is an example of the results for this website. At the time I was writing this SiteGround WordPress hosting review, here are the speed performance results of this website in Bitcatcha, and the score was A because the load time was fast in all locations.

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d) SiteGround has the best data centers on three continents so you can choose the one closest to your visitors. How does this matter to your speed? The location and characteristics of your hosting data center will affect the stability and speed of your website. The closer your are to the data center the better. Siteground has helped you to reduce this geographical distance because they allow you to choose the closest data center out of the five: Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Milan,or Singapore.

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d) Siteground has 99.99% uptime technology.

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Poor up-time can make your site to experience bad gateways, internal server errors, connection failures and other types of failures. Siteground uses a combination of the following technologies to assure your uptime.

  • Linux containers (LXC): A stable, elastic and efficient technology that ensures performance even in unexpected traffic spikes.
  • Pro-active server monitoring: This enables them to monitor server status, detect issues and fix them immediately.
  • They have their own backup system: A host with a personal backup server like Siteground enables efficient storage and fast restore processes.
  • Have unique Anti-bot AI: This is a solution to all brute-force attacks by unauthorized access to your website servers.
  • Secure account isolation: It assures customers that all accounts in shared hosting plans are independent and none can affect the other by any means.

You can use a tool like UptimeRobot to monitor if your servers uptime is 100% or it experiences downtime. As I was writing this SiteGround WordPress hosting review I tested the uptime of this website. From the results below, you can see that my website hosted with SiteGround has 100% all the time.

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6. You get More and more Free Giveaways at SiteGround

Every plan in SiteGround comes with a whole bundle of free giveaways, and the hosting features keep getting better from one plan to the next. In this SiteGround WordPress hosting review, I have compiled a small list of some free resources and services you get in all hosting plans:

7. SiteGround Takes Security Seriously

No one wants to put all the handwork on their website only to lose everything due to security breaches. SiteGround has implemented several security measures to keep your website safe from hackers, spam and other malicious attacks. You can read the specific details on each of measure below on SiteGround’s hosting features chart and blog.

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Siteground’s server technology is also a proof that they take security seriously in the following ways;

  • All SiteGround servers run on the latest PHP version.
  • They run Apache on suEXEC environment support, which is more secure and sophisticated.
  • To block bots attacks they use IDS/IPS systems.
  • They have 1H Hawk, a powerful intrusion prevention control mechanism.
  • SiteGround has a fast support, and this assures you that any security breach you encounter will be solved instantly before it escalates.

Finally, SiteGround has gone a step further to protect individual website owners through the following steps.

  • They have numerous tutorials and guides where you can find answers and information you need to improve your website security.
  • They send weekly emails to notify you about the status of your website.
  • They have numerous tools and resources, such as SG site scanner and Lets Encrypt among others, which you can use to secure your website further.

8. Affordable Pricing

It is important to note that SiteGround has five hosting options: shared, cloud, dedicated servers, reseller and enterprise as shown in the image below. In this SiteGround WordPress hosting review, I will only focus on Shared Hosting, which is divided into three plans: StartUp, GrowBig and GoGeek. Each has its own unique features and advantages and shown in this Comparison Chart. 

  1. SiteGround has a 30 day money back guarantee on all plans because they know their services will not disappoint you

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9. They have a Cpanel with Friendly User Interface

Cpanels can be intimidating especially for beginners. One thing I love about SiteGround is that they have a detailed tutorials  for every service and resource they offer. For example, you can find a detailed Cpanel Tutorial  on their website. SiteGround’s Cpanel is responsive and well integrated with the user area to avoid confusions.

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10. Supports your E-commerce Store

E-commerce_Siteground SiteGround supports all Shopping Carts, and they offer detailed tutorials on each  with a variety of Merchant Account Solutions. In case you are wondering if your store will be secure, SiteGround has put in place several security mechanisms to bridge this gap;

  • All accounts come with Lets Encrypt SSL in the cpanel.
  • You will get WildCard SSL in GrowBig and GoGeek plans, and you can find detailed tutorials on all SSL Plans in SiteGround.
  • On the GoGeek plan you will get PCI Compliance, a security software which prevents fraud of credit card data.
  • If you want to test out themes, plugins and other resources before official launch, you can get a staging site in SiteGround.
  • If you do not want shared hosting, you can get a semi-dedicated hosting solution in SiteGround, which is faster and secure to power your e-commerce store.

In this SiteGround WordPress hosting review I have just mentioned some few benefits you can get from SiteGround for your e-commerce store. Just as I mentioned earlier that SiteGround support is amazing, you can find out more on this through the live chat or phone call options.

Conlusion

SiteGround WordPress shared hosting has very few disadvantages in comparison to other hosting companies. At the time I was writing this SiteGround WordPress hosting review, I only found two, which even are not such a big deal especially if you are just starting out or running a small scale business.

  • They offer a limited disc storage space.

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  • If you decide to work with monthly payment subscriptions, it will be more costly because they charge a monthly setup fee.

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If you just starting out in your online business SiteGround has all you need in terms of speed, support, performance and pricing as clearly explained in all the reasons provided in this SiteGround WordPress hosting review. Similarly, if you are frustrated by your current hosting provider, migrate to SiteGround and they will cater for all your needs. They offer too many important features for free, which you will not find in most shared hosting plans in other providers. Moreover, you do not have to care about the disk space limitation as a beginner because they they have many hosting options, which you can upgrade to in future when your business grows. In SiteGround you get value back for your money. Most interestingly, they have a free 30-days money back guarantee in case you dislike their services, which I doubt you will. Kindly  leave a comment below asking any question or adding any additional feature about SiteGround that I might have left out in this SiteGround WordPress hosting review.

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My name is Hildah Mwende. I am a freelance writer and a coach. My expertise falls in the following subject areas, but it is not limited to them: WordPress, Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing. Find a comprehensive list and description of all my competencies and specialties here.

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