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MailChimp News

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MailChimp which as you may well know is a superb autoresponder, that integrates with WordPress, has some important upcoming news

 

 

If you use MailChimp you may not be aware of this, because its not common knowledge

However, you might be aware that it provides several, exceptional features which provide excellent benefit to the end user

One of those features is a pop up box which you can conveniently install through a widget available in the widgets area of your wordpress blog

Once installed, the widget, enables a pop up box to appear, after a pre~determined amount of time, with an special offer, that you have set up

If the reader likes your offer, then they can subscribe  to your list through the pop up.

Now from the

 

31st October 2018

 

If you are using MailChimp as an autoreponder and have hosted, embedded & pop up forms on your blog, then from the above date, those options will default to Single Optin from Double Optin

But if you prefer to keep your preferences as they are currently, then all you need to do is login to your MailChimp account and reset them to double optin

You may even be asking what is the difference between Double and Single Optin.

That is easy to answer

Double Optin First

You subscribe to get some information on a topic you like

You will then be notified immediately on the screen in front of you, to watch out for the confirmation email

Then you receive an email asking you to click a link in the email to  confirm you want the Information. You click the link. Now you are opted in

 

Single Optin

This differs, because when you subscribe to the the information you have asked for, you immediately see a message that says

“Congratulations, You are subscribed to get the information”

So as you can see this is the difference between the two. Some prefer Double Optin, while others are of the view, that single is better, because the information is obviously wanted, so why make it double optin.

 

 

How to Create a WordPress Website

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This explains How to set up a WordPress

Blog website through the Wealthy Affiliate Platform

WordPress

You will no doubt be aware that WordPress websites amount to over 27% of the Total Number of websites on the Internet

WordPress to some is as baffling as Social Media is, many simply don’t understand it, yet know they have to have a blog, or website at very least, especially in this information age that we live in

WordPress is the Number 1 choice for many professional bloggers, because it is an open source software platform, which is owned by the end user… You on a domain name that you own

However, setting your own blog up can be very daunting if you only have some idea as to what you need to do, which provider do you use. This in itself, raises a number of questions

The man one being, How do I set it up?

From experience, searching for a Good WordPress Host is a daunting enough prospect, because how do you know how good they are

Since Discovering in 2009, that having WordPress, if I wanted my own business, I have used three previous WordPress Hosts, each was

Supposed to make the process easy

Provide excellent Customer service and make the entire experience as pleasurable as possible

Provide training on How to Use the platform

Hand on Heart, it has to be said, that on all counts, each host failed at one of more things

So much so that at one stage, out of Sheer frusutration, I abandoned my host and moved to Google’s Blogger platform, which you will read more about later.

Blogger was great and easy to use, but, as a Business Owner, the blog had its limitations, which ultimately, if you are serious about Blogging and being a Professional Blogger, then there is only one platform to use

WordPress

So it was back to the drawing board, and searching through Google and YouTube, looking for a good host, but it had to be a host that provided top class training and support

The searches revealed lots of good hosts, but no premium training, until one day quite by accident, I stumbled across my #1 Recommendation and the major thing that attracted me was the fact that I could set up my own blog

Better than that, i would be shown exactly how to set up the blog

In fact the video below, walks you through the exact same steps I followed

As you can see it didn’t take very long at all, from Initial Set up ato Choosing a theme

Plus, another major benefit is that after doing this, You have access to a step by step course on how to maximise your blog, so that it gets ranked and found by all the search engines

Did you know that apart from Google which has 67% of online searches carried out through it, Bing and Yahoo also have very good search engines, which account for the other 33% of searches performed

So between all 3, you have your Internet searches totally covered, but traffic will be covered in another post

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