Sharon Critchfield – Author, Blogger, Reiki Master
Sharon initially came to us with a request to help build her presence on Google, she was getting no new subscribers, no customers to her store, and almost no comments to her blog! We discovered that her website was “invisible” to Google, her original designer had a “no-index” tag in the robots.txt file, telling Google (and other Search Engines) not to crawl the site. So we first turned the site on to Google, and then began a complete makeover for the website. There were many other “functional” problems with the website, the e-store was not set up properly (improper implementation of PayPal gateway), there were no “contact forms”, and Sharon was essentially using the “comment section” of her posts to try and connect with her clients and followers. She also did not have a good integration with MailChimp, her designer had told her that an RSS feed could not be built into the site, and there for she could not use automatic RSS campaigns. From a design standpoint, content was poorly organized and page layout was NOT optimized to best make use of the best real estate (the Home Page) on the website. Also, image processing had not been done at all, so very large images (unnecessary) slowed the website down terribly.
We will be doing a “case study” on this website transformation, so check back soon for further details.
The new website is built in WordPress with the Avada theme. It has e-commerce capability using WooCommerce, and PayPal gateway. It features custom forms for products and services (Formidable), automated integration with MailChimp with popup and sidebar subscribe forms (Optin Cat). Social Media integration with a focus on Pinterest. Social sharing buttons on images, social sharing bar, and social sharing analytics are implemented with SumoMe. This website also features a portfolio of works and blog.
- e-commerce with WooCommerce
- Integration with Mail Chimp (email marketing) for building subscriber list.
- Optin Cat for subscribe forms and popups
- Formidable for custom forms
- Integration with SumoMe for Social Media sharing and analysis.
- Currently working on Search Engine Optimization and email marketing campaigns.