Last month we announced a new initiative with affiliate interviews to help our partners be even more successful, and today I’m pleased to share the first interview from our series. Jonathan Griffin is one of the most active content creators on our program. He has been blogging actively since 2011 and maintains the website besthostnews.com. His website is the authority source for hosting industry news, where he analyzes the hosting industry development, writes reviews, and provides supplementary content like tutorials and guides. As you’ll see from our conversation, he has some amazing insights into content marketing and why you should adopt it too.
Few months ago WordSesh organizers contacted us asking if we would host their online conference. Needless to say, we got quite excited to help this great WordPress event happen. The project was very interesting from a technical point of view too, as we needed to ensure that thousands of visitors will be able to follow the free live stream for 24 hours without any downtime or other technical issue.
Site speed has always been a priority for SiteGround. As you know we carefully choose our hardware, we do a lot of customizations on the server software and we have added Varnish and Memcached support within our SuperCacher plugin. All this is done to provide you the fastest possible environment. However, the speed of your site depends not only on the environment it’s hosted on but on the way it’s built and handled by browsers too. This is why we’re happy to announce our partnership with the creators of the WP Rocket plugin for WordPress which can further optimize the speed of your WordPress by improving the way it is opened by the browsers.
I met Adam W. Warner at Pressnomics conference this year. Almost from the very beginning he became a good friend who not only taught me the basics of golf, but helped me learn a lot about the WordPress community. As of recently, SiteGround and FooPlugins, Adam’s company, partnered because we like and respect each others’ work. FooPlugins is a place where you can find multiple useful plugins for WordPress, but the most popular one is FooBox Media Lightbox for which SiteGround customers now get 20% discount.
So, I asked Adam a few questions on his business tactics and for some useful tips based on his experience as an entrepreneur with a WordPress-centered business that could be valuable to anyone who has their own online project.
The whole web seems to be talking about analytics and conversion rates these days and you are stuck at how to put a social media share button on your website? Depressed you don't know enough about your customers? Don't have the budget to pay developers to fulfill your dream concept? With our new partnership with SiteApps, not having the funds or technical skills won't be stopping you anymore from having a great site which sells effectively.