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Useful tools for web developers and web designers

Why It’s Important To Choose A Good Host Provider For Your Website Setup

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Web hosting is an essential part of securing an online presence. Without it, your visitors can’t see your website. Hosting services provide the necessary server space and tools to make your site discoverable on the Internet. Still, it doesn’t mean you should pick any web host you find. It’s essential to choose the right hosting provider when setting up your website. Here are six reasons why you should always consider getting the services of a reliable web host: Continue reading

The Best VPNs to Access Social Media And Netflix

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Geo-blocking is the mood killer for any Netflix fan and social media dweller. Your favorite movie or series could finally appear in Netflix’s library only for you to find out that it’s not available to stream from where you live. However, geo-blocking applies not only for streaming sites but for other websites like social media, as well.

If you’re on holiday abroad, nothing would be a bigger downer than discovering that you can’t share that Instagram story to your friends because the local networks are blocking access to your social media of choice. Thankfully, there are ways to enjoy geo-blocked content from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Continue reading

8 Best PHP Rating Scripts for Developers

Top 8 php Rating Scripts For Developers

Do you know how Rating Scripts helps developers?

It basically allows website owners to understand their audience of their sites and the feedback to enhance their business.

Rating is the best way to build a long-term relationship with potential customers and improve revenue for your business. In this article, I have collected some of the PHP scripts that will aid your development jobs and make your work smooth enough.

Following scripts will gear up your visitor’s mood and let them stay on the website! Continue reading

Guide to Monitor Uptime and Downtime in your WordPress Website

Guy monitoring screens of wordpress sites to see stats

Let’s suppose you’re building a super cool WordPress website. You choose the right themes, upload good content, understand your SEO well and finally manage to get a substantial amount of traffic to your website. And then bam! Your site keeps crashing again and again. Your customers will be annoyed, your credibility will take a hit and eventually, your users will find another website to visit. Therefore it is a must that you monitor your website on a continual basis to make sure it is up and running at all times. In other words, you need to learn how to monitor your Uptime and Downtime in WordPress.

There are many kinds of tests that can be carried out to do the same, ranging from very simple ones to the ones that check 50+ complex check points at once. Depending upon the nature of your WordPress website requirements. Continue reading

Get a Competitive Advantage with Project Portfolio Management

passion led us hereIf running a successful business was easy, everyone would be doing it… As you know, it’s not easy to reach and maintain business success. It takes careful planning, attentive management, and a deep understanding of the potential obstacles and barriers to success. To do all this and still have time to breathe, you need to harness one crucial and powerful competitive advantage – effective project portfolio management.

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Predictive Analytics

How Cloud-Based Predictive Analytics Can Up Your Marketing Game

Predictive analytics is not always easy to understand, despite being a relatively simple concept. In its most basic definition, predictive analytics mines data to find patterns and assess the probability of people’s actions. In business, your marketing team can use predictive analytics to better understand your target market and devise campaigns to better suit their needs.

However, there is no guarantee that your customers will act as predicted — no pun intended — or that the pattern will continue. The following are just a few ways you can better understand predictive analytics and how your marketing team can use it.

Prioritize Leads

One of the main ways marketing teams are using predictive analytics is to comb big data for patterns on leads and sales patterns. You can use your data to see who is buying your product or service. But, more importantly, you can finally determine why. You then can use this information to target other prospects, or upsell or cross-sell current customers with additional relevant products or services that fit their needs.

In an interview with PC Mag, Allison Snow, senior analyst of B2B marketing at Forrester, explains that predictive analytics enable marketers to use science and math to prioritize their leads through specific criteria and weightings. Snow explained how this helps companies identify productive accounts, target upsell campaigns, and spend less time on accounts that don’t have a good probability of buying.

Identify Similar Customers

Once you identify how your previous and current customers are buying, you can extrapolate that data out to reach new customers. While it’s not an exact science — and results can vary — recognizing patterns and customer behavior can help you predict how similar markets, audiences and industries will behave.

A good example of this type of data and campaign is Facebook’s Lookalike Audiences. With this tool, you’re able to upload data about your current customers or target audience and then find prospects who resemble that buyer persona. You also can track individuals who visit certain Web pages or who like your page and find similar audiences that way. Facebook uses your data to target people who behave in similar ways or fit into a specific pattern, all of which helps you more effectively grow your customer base.

Personalize Campaigns

Another way you can up your marketing game with predictive analytics is to create personalized campaigns for your target market. By understanding patterns in their buying behavior — and what they expect from your product — you can use that specific information in your campaigns to make sure every piece is relevant to them.

Companies can create a more relevant and informed content strategy for their advertising, email, social and content marketing campaigns when they have greater insight into what their customers are after. Become an expert in several areas that best target your various audiences and hit on the information they want to know.

Predictive analytics can be used in many other ways, both in your marketing department and in other areas of your business. With enough data and the tools to recognize patterns, you can better forecast sales, stocking needs and production costs. Even though you’re extrapolating data and can’t guarantee success, predictive analytics is a good starting point to improve your processes in understanding your past, current and future customers.

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part III

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We have finally reached the end of this series, “Fresh & Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers”. We know that this was a short series as we needed to keep the quality tight by selecting only the best freebies available.

But we will be coming up with some more freebies for you in our upcoming blogs. We hope that this series have filled your toolbox with lots of awesome resources and that also for free.

Enjoy the final part of this series to its fullest. Do not forget to bookmark these episodes for your future referencing. Continue reading

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part II

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Welcome to the second part of the series on “Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers”. We are on the mid-way of this series and we hope you have enjoyed the first part to its fullest.

In the second part, we present to you some more really awesome freebies for all the developers and designers out there, which includes various fonts, icons, UI kits, templates and much more.

Enjoy this episode and do not forget to share it with the world. Continue reading

Fresh and Useful Freebies for Designers & Developers – Part I

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A developer or a designer always looks forward to having a good set of resources up and ready in his/her arsenal to make work much easier and faster. And the fun gets doubled when you do not need to pay a single penny for availing these resources.

So we at ‘corePHP’ took it a bit seriously and did a broad and in-depth research to present to you some of the best, most useful and fresh resources for developers and designers which are absolutely free of charge. Continue reading

3 Reasons You Should Backup Your Website

Back up your site - it's imporant

While most people understand the importance of backing up their hard drives, many do not realize how important it is to also back up their website. No server is 100 percent reliable, and your website could be gone tomorrow if you don’t have the foresight to create a backup. Here are three reasons why it’s a good idea to do regular backups of your website: Continue reading

The Good & Bad about VPS Hosting

VPS hosting is one of the much appreciated recent trends across the web hosting sector today. Officially entitled as “Virtual Private Server”, VPS hosting seems baffling for many businesses & individuals looking for web hosting support. In reality, VPS hosting can be defined as a hybrid hosting service, which represents a smart blend between dedicated and shared hosting. Continue reading

The Cloud Is Calling: Are You Ready to Answer?

The Cloud is calling

Making the switch over from a traditional model to a cloud system can benefit your business—helping to reduce company costs and increase sales conversions. But how exactly can a cloud contact center impact your business? 62 percent of 169 organizations surveyed were using cloud based call centers as of 2013, according to DMG Consulting. Here’s a roundup of the benefits and things to look out for when you make the switch.

The Scoop on Cloud Call Centers

A traditional call center entails computers running necessary software, local IT support, on-site servers and other hardware working efficiently to keep the center up and running. When a call center exists in the cloud, a company is logging in to use all of the necessary systems to run their business. Much like logging into an email or streaming your video library directly from Amazon, a cloud call center system can be used from any location. Continue reading