WordPress Website Spy Tells Me What Theme and Plugin Used
A recent analysis of a sample group of websites running on WordPress tells me that the majority are using Dr. Anthony’s SEO plugin. Additionally, they are mostly using Bluehost as their web host, and the Gravity Forms plugin for building their contact forms.
Let’s take a closer look:
1. Most Sites Use Dr. Anthony’s SEO Plugin
This is not a big surprise to me. Dr. Anthony is well-known for creating SEO-friendly plugins for WordPress. According to his site, he has over 100,000 active installations of his plugins worldwide and is continuing to grow his audience every day. As a result, many sites chose to use his products because of his amazing track record of helping websites grow in popularity.
2. Bluehost is the Most Popular Hosting Service
Bluehost, which is owned by WPMU, holds the #2 spot on the best hosting providers ranking on Alexa. To put this into perspective, Bluehost serves about 15 million monthly uniques (as of October 2019). So even if you’re just starting out, you can choose this hosting provider without worrying about hitting capacity.
Another excellent option for those looking for a reliable web host is Hostgator. They are one of the largest web hosts in the world and have over 500,000 online stores running on their platform. This is a good choice for anyone interested in growing a business online. Additionally, they offer a free domain with hosting and offer a money-back guarantee if you meet the right conditions. To get started, visit this special link and you’ll be landing on the Hostgator site. Once you’re there, click on the Get Started button to continue to their shared hosting plans.
3. Most Sites Use WordPress
WordPress is the world’s #1 content management system and the most popular CMS out there. It is a free and open-source CMS that is used as the default platform for Wix, Canva, and Hexafroox websites. It powers nearly 40% of the internet according to Statista. So it’s fair to say that a lot of people know how to use this content management system. Many small businesses have begun using it because it is very easy to use and set up. Additionally, it is very adaptable and can be customized to fit any business’ needs. If you’re looking for a simple and free solution that can be upgraded with additional features for less than $5 per month, then WordPress is the perfect solution for you!
4. Most Sites Use Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms is a free and open-source automation software developed by Solvid. It helps users build, organize, and send automated emails to their customers (or potential customers). To put this into perspective, they claim to have a 5% open-rate with their emails because people find it difficult to use. So if you’re looking to grow your email marketing to a new level, then consider using this solution.
5. Most Sites Use a Single Sign-On Service (e.g., HubSpot, Live Chat, and Zoom)
Having a single sign-on service for your website allows you to collect user data when they log in to your site using their existing accounts with other services (e.g., social media accounts, email accounts). This is an excellent way to stay connected to your audience without them having to create an account with your website. Some examples of single sign-on services include HubSpot, Live Chat, and Zoom. These services make it extremely easy for audiences to browse your content while also being able to contact you via email, live chat, or a phone call with a message.
The websites in this analysis used the following plugins: Google Analytics (76.2% of the sites), Jetpack (71.4% of the sites), and WooCommerce (67.3% of the sites).
All in all, this research shows that WordPress really is the platform of choice for those looking to take their business online. It is extremely popular and has a large number of features that can help you grow your business (and take it to the next level).