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    Thanks for posting Phil. I’ve been a bit slack with the forum lately. I think the comments above sum it up. No shortcuts, just a lot of content that hopefully people care about and a lot of brand building. We are now ranking higher than any other company in the world for ‘wordpress support’ other than wordpress itself which is pretty cool after a year and no SEO other than the content.

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    Hi Sorry I haven’t been checking the forum. Growing is probably a challenge for every business, we are no different. We are up to 7 staff now. I think the service is still great and our last survey told us 100% of clients would or already have recommended us. Most of the issues we fix are common across different sites. Hope that helps.

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    Another vote for Disqus. Just install it, your comment quality will go up and you won’t get spam anymore. I haven’t done much more than that on any of our sites and we never get spam.

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    Yep that’s correct. We have a number of developers but there’s always someone on live chat 24 / 7. Generally you will either get me if you are in Australian business hours or Alex my co-founder if you are on the other side of the world (or up late). Alex is also an Aussie but he’s based over in the US.

    paz456, post: 169714 wrote:
    Hi Dan

    Sounds too good to be true!

    So every time I want some work done on my site, you guys will do it for me for free as long as its <30mins?

    Also, is there one developer who works on my website, who I can contact with questions?

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    Hi Paz, we recently launched the exact service you are speaking of (with a little twist) http://wpcurve.com. We do all of the stuff you mentioned as well as unlimited small jobs by an experienced WordPress developer 24 / 7 with live chat (and for the same price).

    Like eway pointed out I actually think there’s more value in the small jobs and having access to a developer. In my experience what ends up happening is people tip-toe around their site not really knowing what will happen when they upgrade WordPress, upgrade plugins or install new plugins and themes. Since they aren’t sure, they don’t do anything and as a result end up with an insecure site.

    Our business is going nuts right now because I think a lot of people have this problem. They are able to do 90% themselves but with the final 10% they don’t want to hand their passwords over to someone new on Odesk each time and the agency model doesn’t support these small jobs very well.

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    I find it funny that we are still having the same argument about custom CMS’s or no CMS’s that we were having 5 years ago. If you think WordPress is only for simple sites I’d say you are mistaken. You are also mistaken if you think WordPress is only for low traffic sites. it’s now powering 52% of the world’s biggest blogs.

    I’ve found that most of the people who give advice against using an open source tool like WordPress (and trying to scare people away from it) have their own system that they are trying to sell. This has been going on for years. But people are getting wise to it. These days people can build their own sites with tools like WordPress. Squarespace, Shopify etc and are no longer going to blindly follow the advice of their developer. Which I think is very good news.

    On the original post, I think it’s the case that they are only looking at ‘known’ CMS’s. So a big chunk of websites no doubt have some sort of CMS (because before WordPress people though it made sense to code their own).

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    Why not tether your phone? I did that for about a year it works well. Kogan is $25 / month for 6 gig. In did it every day and didn’t hit the limit.

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    I am open to investment and do have some people who are somewhat interested but giving away 10% for $20,000 or something like that seems crazy to me.

    Hey Adam you aren’t thinking about this the right way. You aren’t giving away equity for the money you are doing it to get the idea in front of the right people.

    I interviewed Lauren from Flightfox who went from idea to $800,000 in funding in less than a year by starting with Sydney based startmate.com.au. Here’s the interview.

    She owned 100% of $0 at the start of the year and 80% of a multi-million dollar business at the end. It’s not for everyone but I think you would be a good candidate for this.

    You need world class help with this to give the product justice.

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    My email is all over the web, it always has been. I like it when people email me it’s not a problem

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    Popups generally convert extremely well. Most people don’t respond to any form of marketing. You aren’t aiming for ‘most people’. Nothing will appeal to that extent.

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    If you don’t have a good reason for using MYOB swap to Xero it crushes it.

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    The answer is to test. Look at bounce rate and optin rates and refine the one that works.

    The only thing I’d add to that is pop-ups are pretty intrusive and if you aren’t giving people amazing people it might annoy them. This annoyance could turn up in the stats but often it won’t, it will just cause mild resentment and hurt the relationship which will be very difficult to measure so I would be careful with it. Make sure it only shows once say for 60 days, is easy to remove and offers real value. A discount code would be good.

    Hope that helps.

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    Because business owners don’t want to do the work required to make a great website that has a decent amount of traffic and a decent system of converting them.

    It’s a hell of a lot of work not just something you pay once for. 99% of business owners don’t have the desire to put in the work it’s as simple as that.

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    Agree it’s a good idea to say it’s a one off email but don’t let the fact that it might annoy some people stop you. The reality is that most forms of marketing annoy people. Harvey Normal ads annoy the sh*t out of me. It doesn’t mean they should stop advertising.

    Just be respectful, make sure you’ve got something of value, don’t add them to a list and contact people via their websites. Expect a low response rate and accept that not everyone is going to love it.

    I’ve responded to lots of cold emails before, some of my best relationships have come about by people contacting me out of the blue.

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    Layla here are a few thoughts:

    • you absolutely must ditch the auto scrolling slider. These are horrible. For some reason they were the trend about 3 years ago I have no idea why. They have been proven to reduce conversions. They annoy people and they don’t achieve anything. I was half way through reading what your business is about and I was cut off and something else flashed in front of my face with no ability to get back to what I was reading. It actually happened to me a few times. This is a very bad experience for a potential customer just remove it.
    • Generally I think the design is nice
    • I think you need to get to the core of your offering quicker. Who it’s for, how you are different and what problems you solve (and in what unique ways). Your paragraphs talk about travel then onto personal, social, legal moral ethical etc. That’s not the place for all of that. The copy should be selling the service to whoever you are targeting.
    • The testimonials are low quality images and hard to read. Look at a few startup sites to see how they do it, there are nicer ways to do these. Also ditch the slider. Just put more of them on the page at once. Don’t just say people’s names, say who they are – i.e. who you are targeting, are they busy executives? Make your potential customers feel like people like them are loving your service.
    • No one wants to join your mailing list. They don’t know who you are, what emails you send, what benefit is in it for them. If you want this page to generate email optins then offer an incentive with a benefit-filled headline to entice people to sign up.
    • I would do all of that footer stuff (about, quick links etc) in a different colour so it’s clearly separate from the main part of the page.
    • I wouldn’t have 2 call to action buttons side by side when they are more or less the same thing. BTW the ‘request a quote’ button doesn’t work it just refreshes the page.

    Hope that helps sorry I’m rushing.

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