Yep, it’s time for an AliExpress Stores review. That’s even though I first introduced you to them last week! That was when I wrote about the Xpress Stores Pro plugin and how it helped me to create 4 of my very own online stores. You can read that post here. That post also had a video showing you just how easy it is to create those stores. Naturally the post also has links to my online stores. Even if you did happen to check out those stores I’d have another look because tanks to FlexSqueeze2 I’ve made some minor adjustments and they look even better.
Yep, only a week and I’ve made my first ever sale! So, what did I sell, I’m so glad you asked.
That link takes you to the smart band bracelet I wrote about in this post. It wasn’t that post that sold it though as I wrote that after the sale. To my best knowledge this is the sales page that sold the smart band bracelet, which was probably accessed from the smart wristbands product page.
It took me over a year to make my first sale with Amazon and apart from stuff I’ve personally sold I’ve never made any money on eBay. Probably would have helped if I had an eBay store. So, to get an almost instant sale from my first ever online store I think is pretty impressive.
Naturally it could have been a fluke, but it’s been my experience that flukes rarely happen in the online sales world.
What I have to do now is to promote those stores. and I reckon the best way to generate more interest. I’m hoping by writing more posts about products for sale in those stores linking to those products is the way to go. Just like the one I linked to in this post. Hopefully Google and other search engines will also pick up on those posts and start sending more traffic to my stores.`
Before I tell you why multiple web hosts is a good idea I would like to remind everybody that today is the deadline for ensuring that your blog / website is mobile friendly. I’ve written two posts about this the first showed how I believed FlexSqueeze2 was better than other mobile friendly blogs. The second post showed how I easily made my websites mobile friendly using FlexSqueeze2. Both posts had videos showing how I performed these tasks.
Having Multiple Web Hosts Good For SEO
Some of you may not know this but I use more than one web host to host my blogs and websites. I do this for the following reasons.
Multiple Domains can put too much stress on your server. Although most web hosts advertise that you can have as many domains as you want with your hosting package this is not entirely true. Especially if those domains host blogs. Have you ever had your host take your blog offline because you were using too much of their resources? Imagine if you had several blogs all with the one host?
Multiple domains on multiple web hosts is better for your SEO. I originally thought linking between my blogs while hosting with one web host was a good thing. Apparently not because Google knows you own all those blogs and so does not give those links as much value as links coming from external hosting accounts.
Having multiple web hosts is also a sound investment. It’s so much better than having all your eggs in one basket. This is because having your host go down takes all your sites with it.
I’ve got two websites which I designed from the ground up. They took me bloody ages to get up and running. Needless to say both websites are not mobile friendly. I converted one the other day from the old website to the new one which is using the WordPress platform. And of course, FlexSqueeze2. That website was my first ever website, The Elusive Pot Of Gold.
While those old websites took ages to create, and never really looked truly professional, the new one took next to no time and looks pretty bloody good. Best thing was I didn’t have to use any HTML! Because it was too hard to modify the old website I rarely bothered. The new one is so easy to modify I will be able to add new content or update the old content with ease.
To show everyone, especially those not familiar with WordPress, I made a video as I updated my second website, BlogSire. You can see from the video exactly how ‘plug and play’ the FlexSqueeze theme is. I say that because there are some out there who have disputed that fact. Something that I’ve found to be absurd as I have used this theme for ages and have watched it develop into the brilliant theme that it is.
Created with the help of the Logo Creator
The image above shows you what Blogsire.com used to look like. The inserts shows how it looks to Google as well as the fact it was far from mobile friendly.
FlexSqueeze2 Has Many Features
It’s true that FlexSqueeze2 has many features, way too many to cover in this post. Some of the features covered in the video below include;
The ability to have a full width header. You can select from one of the many headers included in the theme or upload one of your own.
The ability to have a unique background of your choice. Usually the background scrolls up as you read the post. You will notice in the video how FlexSqueeze allows the background to remain static. This is great if your background has a company logo or something because it stays in view while they’re reading the post.
You can change not only the colour and size of the text but the actual font itself! You can even use Google Fonts.
You can have a transparent background which makes your blog look more like a website if that is the look you’re looking for.
As you’ve seen from past posts you can have a different header for pages as well as categories.
Creating A Mobile Friendly Website With FlexSqueeze2
The only problem with this option is that you can’t incorporate your html pages into your new mobile friendly website. You could link to them but why would you want to considering they’re not mobile friendly. I’m going to edit the html pages letting readers know they’re a better and more functional website whilst linking to the new websites.
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