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How To Recover Financially After Being Injured

By Ashutosh Jha → Wednesday, July 14, 2021
No matter how careful you are, an accident can happen. And of all the challenges that come when getting into a serious accident, the financial implications can be some of the most difficult to overcome.
 
Some of the latest data by the Centers For Disease and Prevention reveals that accidents in the U.S. led to 29.4 million emergency room trips and 39.5 million doctor visits, and getting medical care can take a serious toll on your savings. You may not know who will pay for all the medical bills, or how you'll have enough money to live on while you can't work. What happens if an accident wipes out your emergency fund?

Recover financially
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It's no wonder getting into an accident can result in such a significant emotional and physical toll. So how do you get financial life back on track?

Turn To Your Insurance Company

Many of us make our insurance payments for years without having to use it, which often feels like a waste, but when you need it, you'll be thankful. Of course, exactly what your insurer can do for you depends on your particular policy, but it should cover a least part of your medical bills, for car repairs or the total value of your vehicle before it was totaled, a portion of the cost to rent a vehicle, and damages caused to anyone else involved in the accident, if you were at fault.

Get Legal Help

While your insurance policy can be very valuable when it comes to lessening the financial burden, the insurance company isn't on your side. No matter how reputable, it's in business to make money. That means one of the first things you should do after getting injured in an accident is to contact a personal injury lawyer.
 
There is no one better to have at your side to ease the stress and worry than an experienced attorney who will be able to determine the financial offsets and damage you're entitled to if the accident wasn't your fault.

Having a good attorney can help you fight the insurance company (and its team of lawyers) to get that payment as well as a hospital, physical therapy facility or a healthcare professional that may be overcharging you.
 
Depending on the circumstances, your personal injury lawyer can also help ensure that you get a settlement that covers everything from your medical expenses to future loss of earnings and everything in between. As most work on a contingency basis, you won't have to pay anything until the case is settled, and even then, it will be a percentage of the settlement.

Crowdfunding

If you've tapped your savings and are truly strapped for money, you could take out a personal loan (assuming you have good credit), but that's just going to put you further into the hole. Another option for those who are struggling financially is to try crowdfunding on a platform like GoFundMe, Fundly or GoGet Funding, which offer a way to get help from the public.

CTF Loader in Windows 10- Everything To Know About It

By Ashutosh Jha →
When you use your electronic device and find that the “CTF loader” is running in the task manager, I am sure it made you curious to know what it is. You have found the correct article as today, I will mention what exactly is CTF and many questions related to it. The first thing to know about CTF is that it’s harmless. Many applications on our electronic devices such as Microsoft use it.

But if you feel like your CTF loader is causing your electronic device to slow down or is causing any errors then the service can easily be disabled. The CTF loader services can be disabled at any time if it's not required for your efficient working. If it’s causing you errors, then you can easily fix it by yourself without any help and here you will find out how that happens.

Before jumping to more questions and concepts about CTF, let's see what exactly is CTF loader.

What is the CTF loader?

While you found that your task manager was running a CTF loader, it must have raised the question in your mind as to what is CTF loader is. The CTF is an abbreviation for a “collaborative translation framework”. CTF loader is used by applications like Microsoft to deduce the handwriting and voice recognition on your electronic device.

If your computer is fine and working with the CTF loader in function, then simply ignore it. But if it's causing it to slow down or other errors, then you have to check the same. If you are using a program that doesn't need a CTF loader, then you can disable it as well. There is a slight possibility that you may have a virus in your computer that is disguised as the CTF or ctmon.exe.

The basic function of the CTF is to help the computer with keyboard translation, speech or voice recognition, and handwriting recognition. Everything that you write and the audios recorded for your electronic device will be deduced with the help of CTF. Now that we know what is CTF loader, let's understand if CTF is a virus or not.

Is CTF loader a virus?

The most common question asked about CTF is “is CTF loader a virus?”. CTF loader is running even when you are not using any Microsoft office tools. After shutting down the program, the CTF still runs in the background. The CTF is a legitimate Windows file and hence it is not connected to any virus, spyware, or malware.

It’s certainly true that people who create the malware apps may often name it CTF or something identical to the .exe file to disguise their malware, spyware, or virus as CTF loader. In general, it is not a virus. But if a virus has entered your computer disguised as CTF, then get it checked by your security task manager.

If you feel that the CTF is causing errors in your computer, then disable it and you will find out if it's a virus disguised as CTF or a different virus that is causing you problems.

What does a CTF loader process do?

The CTF loader process handles and monitors the user-related functions on the application such as Microsoft Office and all its tools, for example, word, excel, etc. The user-related functions it handles are the inputs of the keyboard, recognition of speech, handwriting recognition, translation from speech to text, and many other language-related functions of the Microsoft.

When you type something from your keyboard on a Microsoft office tool or upload audio that has to be converted to speech or transcribe, you will need the CTF loader process to be running on the background. If you have disabled it in the past, then you have to enable it for you to use the Microsoft.

Issues with the CTF loader windows 10

There are many functions of the windows 10 and one of them is the CTF loader. We now know the role, functions, and basics of CTF loader so let's focus on some of the common issues related to the CTF loader windows 10.

  1. CTF loader has crashed: The common complaint of many users is that the file of CTF loader windows 10 has stopped running itself. This leads other functions in the computer to cease its function as well. It causes great inconvenience for the user.
  2. The computer is sluggish: The other common complaint is that the CTF loader causes the computer to slow down. This happens because of the high RAM usage by the computer and users.

What causes CTF to have errors?

We know everything about what does CTF loader do as well as that it sometimes causes issues but why does it cause any errors in the functioning? The problems mostly arise after your system has been updated. The update can affect the performance of the computer significantly. This happens because many other files of the windows clash with the CTF loader.

Other errors arise due to the error in the inputs or the language packs. It is possible that when you try to change the language of the windows, there might be a warning, that the language you wish to choose is not available in the language pack.

The third cause of the error can be malware. There can be hidden malware that obstructs the working of your CTF. To impair your operating system, a program that has viruses can target as well as destroy the CTFMON.exe and this will create many errors in the efficient functioning of the CTF.

Fixing CTF loader: a guide

If you have run into errors and problems due to your CTF loader, then there are certain steps by which you can fix it by yourself without any professional help.

10 Tips to Reduce Blog Load Time Fast [Detailed Guide]

By Ashutosh Jha →
Since the time search engines have started giving much importance to the blog load time, it has really become to reduce blog time.

According to a recent Akamai research, the loss of the number of visitors to a site follows the radioactive first order decay from 4.001 seconds to 30 seconds. Immediately after four seconds there is a loss of one-third of the visitors who abandon the site.

So, you can understand the importance of blog load time which does not only affect the SERP but also affect your business. So now it’s you who will have to decide whether to reduce blog time or not. I am sure you will definitely want to reduce blog time.

If you are on Blogger then you have bit less option to reduce blog load time but definitely you have great options to reduce blog load time fast if you are with WordPress. In recent days, mine blog’s blog load time is also bit more but I am working very hard and I am sure very soon I’ll get rid of it.

Here is an interesting research done by moz on how blog load time affects the search engine ranking. The ideal load time for any website should be less than 3 sec. As per Google,
A search result for a resource having a short load time relative to resources having longer load times can be promoted in a presentation order, and search results for the resources having longer load times can be demoted.

So here in this article I am going to take you through the complete stuff about blog load time like how to reduce blog load time fast, how to check blog load time and how to test the web page load time. So let’s start with how to reduce blog load time fast.

How to Reduce Blog Load Time Fast

Here are some of the best tips using which you can reduce blog/website load time quickly. Hope after implementing these tips you would be able to reduce blog load time quickly. Definitely these tips are for all the users no matter on which platform you are like Blogger, WordPress or it is coded HTML. You can apply majority of the tricks and can reduce website or blog load time.

1. Remove Unused Plugins

This is really a great stuff to decrease blog page load time. Usually we have regular practice to install and active too many plugins in our WordPress dashboard. Yesterday, I was checking one of my WordPress site and found around 40 plugins installed and when I checked how many I am actually using then it was just 17 so I removed the remaining. Definitely it will help me to reduce blog load time by at least a second or couple.

Similarly you can do it as well. There is no hard and fast rule to keep a fixed number of WordPress plugins but keep only those which you are actually using.

This is still a matter of discussion that how many plugins you should actually use in WordPress but definitely go for those which you use. Also, if you are not sure about that you can keep those inactive. So for better practice, you should follow the below 2 options.

a. Disable Temporary unwanted plugins

Suppose you have installed a plugin which you need right now and may be in future but you are not using frequently then it is good to disable that plugin once the work is over.

For example, you have installed a plugin to hide backlink and after sometime you don’t want to hide those so you can disable it till the further use. By this practice you can definitely reduce blog loading time.

b. Remove Unwanted Plugin

You should definitely remove those plugins which you are not using and not have any plans in near future as well to use.

Ok…honestly tell me how many of you are really using the Dolly plugin that comes by default with WordPress?

I am sure many of us DON’T. And now how many of us keep it as it is? I am sure many of us. But why? 

Remove such plugins so that your blog loading time can be increased.

2. Use a Fast Loading Theme/Template

Theme plays a major role while reducing the blog load time. You should use the fast loading themes for your blog. You can check my detailed article, how to choose effective template for your blog.

If you are a WordPress user, definitely go for My Theme Shop themes as they have really amazing collections of highly optimized themes. Their themes doesn’t have unnecessary codes or files which increase the blog load time. So definitely go with My Theme Shop WordPress themes.

It is the themes and templates which decides how much your website will convert apart from the blog load time. As said, first impression is the last impression and so theme should make an impact on the visitors.

Many times we find that people use some theme which is good for adsense but not looks cool. You should avoid such scenarios as there are multiple adsense optimized wordpress themes which you can use for both design and adsense earning.

3. Use a Good Hosting

This point is applicable to WordPress and other custom website users. Apart from the plugins and themes, it is the hosting which, majorly affect the website load time. In order to reduce blog load time, you should definitely use a high quality website hosting.

We recommend BlueHost for better speed and up-time. BlueHost really provides amazing services in terms of website loading time, customization, security and many other stuff which can reduce website loading time.

For our users, you can get a free domain with 50% off on BlueHost Hosting. So invest some amount while selecting the hosting and don’t go by considering only money as they harm your site. Here are the average loading time for some of the major hosting companies-

You can also try Siteground hosting. Check Sitegound coupon code discount.

4. Use Optimized Codes

This point must be taken care by custom coded sites with the WordPress and Blogger users. You should have optimized codes if you are making any changes to the themes in WordPress or Blogger and of course in custom HTML design.


Also, try to avoid the inline CSS codes for styling. Instead make a separate style sheet in your file manager (in case you are a WordPress user) or in Google drive or any shared drive (in case you are a Blogger user). This affect a lot when it comes to reduce the blog load time.

As we all know there are three kinds of CSS used-

• Inline CSS
• Internal CSS
• External CSS

All of these are having their own advantages and disadvantages. You can check more details about those here. But for SEO point of view, try to avoid much of inline codes.

The HTML users should use minimal codes that can fulfil your need. Also, you can take help of any external tool to compress your written code. You can take help of Textfixer for such help. I was using this tool when I used to be a web developer :)

Also, there is a plugin called autooptimize in wordpress which helps you to optimize your CSS codes. This is a free plugins and is a great help to keep your codes compressed.

5. Used Optimized and SEO Friendly Images

Here from the word optimized mean, you should use an image which is search engine friendly. Many times we uses may find royalty free images in Google or may be using the free/premium images from stock images sites or the custom images but if we are not compressing or optimizing those images, those are not going to benefit what it was supposed to be.

No doubt images increase the visuals of the web page but should be optimized properly. If you are a WordPress user, you should follow the below three tools before using the updated images in your blog post in order to reduce blog load time.

• Use SmushIt wordpress plugin to decrease the size of the images without losing the quality of the image.

• For PNG images, use TinyPNG to compress without affecting the quality.

• Want to be smarter? Why not? Yes, you can load the images only when users are reaching out to that place else not. You can achieve this using LazyLoad wordpress plugin.

7 Best Free Online Proofreading Tools for Error-Free Writing

By Ashutosh Jha →
Whether you are a blog writer, columnist, feature writer, or any other type of writer, you have to ensure the quality content which is error-free and easy to read. There are writers who charge $100 for a post while others just get around $2-$3.

Why so much difference?
 
These are mainly because of the writing style, error-free, and data-driven content. While writing the content, we make loads of errors. These errors can be of grammar related or spelling mistakes or incorrect sentence creation etc.

You should do the detailed content analysis before publishing any article to ensure it is free from any kind of errors and mistakes. Usually, there are some errors which you won’t be able to find normally and so you may need to take the help of some tools which will detect such errors and help you to correct.

One such tool is Grammarly and there are many Grammarly alternatives that will help you to detect and correct the errors associated with the content.

As I wrote in my Grammarly review post that, it is a paid tool and the free version won’t much help especially if you are a beginner? So today, I will be sharing some best free online proofreading tools. These are also free Grammarly alternatives and are very useful for beginners who have just started.

So let’s get started with these Free Grammarly alternatives using which you can write an error-free and high-quality content. These free online proofreading tools will help all the writers no matter you are a beginner or an experienced professional.

Useful Free Online Proofreading Tools

Here is the list of 7 best online proofreading tools and software which will help you in your writing journey. These free online proofreading and editing software are available for free but some of them also provide the premium version with more features and customization.

Here are some of the common practice I used to do before publishing any post-

• I take a break after writing the article and proofreading. Usually, I do after a few hours.
• Read thoroughly and do with the cool mind. Better select a place with less distraction.
• Read from the visitors’ perspective
• Keep on editing in real-time. Some people find an error and mark it. After reading the entire article, they correct. But I prefer editing as soon as I find an error.
• Use an online proofreading tool.

Grammarly

Grammarly is trending and highly used online proofreading tool currently. This is a multi-purpose tool that will help you to check and correct any kind of content for any error.
If you will ask me to recommend only one online proofreading software, I will say you to go with Grammarly.

You can check our Grammarly review to know about the tool in detail. This software is a fermium tool which means, you can use it for free with some limitations but the paid version comes with a better result. Also, the tool has a web API, browser extension, and Microsoft Word extension for better editing. You can also check Grammarly alternatives to look for alternative options.

Join Grammarly, it’s free!

Ginger

Ginger is another top grammar checker tool for editing and proofreading the articles. It is one of the best Grammarly alternatives.

It is a free online proofreading software and comes with all the major OS like Windows, Android, and iOS. It has many features like-

• Grammar checker
• Sentence rephrase
• Translation
• Dictionary
• Text Reader
• Personal Trainer and much more…

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Polishmywriting

Polishmywriting works in a similar way as Ginger do but it won’t suggest you for the error like a/an, has/have, etc.

It provides a colorful interface where it shows the errors in three different color-

• Red for the spelling error
• Blue for the style suggestions
• Green for grammatical errors

I found this proofreading software most quick compared to any other online proofreading software.

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Slick Write

I found Slick Write one of the best online proofreading and editing tools. If you are not in a hurry and want to deliver the quality content with NO mistakes, Slick Write is for you.

It doesn’t only help you to detect and correct the grammar and spelling errors but also helps you to improve your writing skills.

It will also help you to form the correct sentence and will help you with the word variety.

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PaperRater

PaperRater is another good tool for online proofreading and has almost similar features that other free online proofreading services provide with an extra feature. It also checks your article title and rates your overall work like your vocabulary, word choice, style, etc.

You just need to submit your content and it will give you and score based on your writing, grammar, content quality, and sentence formation.

Again it is a fermium tool and you will get full functionality and features in the premium version. But the free version is also worth trying.

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SpellChecker.net

This is a bit different from what other online proofreading software provides. Using this tool, you can check your article in different languages.

This tool is highly useful when you have to proofread your entire blog. It will check and will suggest the best solutions for the errors found.

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Language Tool

It is another new but impressive free online proofreading tool. It is an open-source proof­reading program for English, French, German, Polish, and more than 20 languages.

The tool is available for open office, desktop, Firefox, and Google Chrome. You can paste your content and can get the suggestions for the errors found.

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Writer.com

The writer is a leading AI-enabled business writing assistant for business. It helps you write better content which are error-free and which makes an impact. The writer is comparatively new in the segment but due to its algorithm, getting immense popularity. And due to the strong platform, Writer is being used by organizations like HSBC, Twitter, Zoom+, Discovery, Intuit, and more.

The best thing with Writer is, it allows you to create your own rules for editing content across the platform without referring back to the reference document all the time.




Tommy Hyland who is the VP of Marketing at Ascend says- Writer has allowed him to centralize his content style guide and terminology, making it much easier for others across the company to create marketing content that is aligned to our brand. Please note it is a premium tool and only free trial is available.

Here are some of the features of the Writer which you can use regularly-

  • Available for Google Chrome, Microsoft Word, and Google Docs
  • Uses AI to recommend best and find the error
  • You can save your own style and use it anytime
  • Helps you to be consistent throughout the content in the organization
  • Control where the suggestions should show
  • Fully safe and secure

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Wrapping it up!


These were some of the best and free online proofreading tools. These free proofreading software helps you to check content for any possible grammar mistakes and also helps you to enhance your writing.

Do check your contents before publishing with any of these grammar checking tools and ensure that it is error-free and easy to read and avoid common blogging mistakes.

Let me know which online proofreading tool you use for content editing?

7 Best Web Hosting Providers Of 2021

By Ashutosh Jha → Tuesday, July 13, 2021
If you own an online business, you understand how important it is to have a website. Business websites are no longer a luxury but a necessity of Nowadays, even brick and mortar shops must have an online presence. Gone are the days when customers would look up your business on the Yellow pages.

Today, if you don’t have a website, chances are your potential clients will not be able to discover you and before long you will be out of business.

The first thing you need to do before creating a website is to identify the best web hosting provider. A web hosting company will be responsible for storing your website's files on their servers and making them available for your readers' and customers' browsers.

If you are a beginner, this best web hosting Reddit guide will help you make the right decision.

Top 10 Web Hosting Providers of 2021

Let’s look at 4 of the best web hosting providers of 2021.

SiteGround

If you are a beginner, SiteGround is usually a great place to start. The setup process is very straightforward and most of the time you will get 100% uptime. SiteGround has three major hosting plans which are Startup, GrowBig, and GoGeek.

Your website speed will be determined by the plan you choose therefore if you are looking for high speed then it’s recommended that you go for the GrowBig plan.

SiteGround recently updated its backend GUI to make it more modern and user friendly for new users. If you think Siteground is costly for you, you can check some best Siteground alternatives.

Bluehost

One thing you will enjoy when using BlueHost is the free domain name and an SSL certificate that allows you to operate a secure website for the first year. If you are using WordPress BlueHost will be your best choice because you get to choose between Specific WordPress and WooCommerce hosting.

You will also get management support and if you need a migration service, it is available at an additional fee. Check our detailed BlueHost review here. Currently, BlueHost is offering a discount on their hosting and you can get in just $3.95 per month from this discounted link.

DreamHost

DreamHost is a top hosting company for many reasons. For as little as $2.59 a month, you can get shared hosting. Cloud hosting starts at $4.50 and month while dedicated servers go for $149 monthly. Beyond that, you need to know that DreamHost has its own control panel which makes it very easy to understand. SHH (Secure Shell) is available for more technical users.

One thing you will love about DreamHost is that the pricing is very straightforward and transparent. There are no hidden costs and you will get 97 days money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the service making this web host a zero risk when you try them out.

Check our detailed review of DreamHost here and also we have written a detailed guide on how to start a blog on DreamHost in just 5 minutes.

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting is credited for doing a lot of things right. First of all, it offers Windows and Linux based servers for all plans. You will also get malware scanning and automatic patching no matter what plan you are on.

A2 Hosting also provides a managed hosting service known as HostGuard. When you subscribe to this service you will get access to 24/7/365 support that will manage your network, hardware, software, and security.

However, the greatest complaint about A2 Hosting is that the published prices can be quite misleading. This is because; you will not get the $2.96 monthly hosting unless you pay a total of $71 for 2 years of service. The renewals are also very high but you can always ask for a loyalty discount. You can check our detailed A2 Hosting review here for more details.

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a cloud-based hosting provider and is one of the most popular cloud hosting providers in the world. Digital Ocean offers droplets, Kubernetes, Databases, and object storage. If you’re looking to host a website on DigitalOcean, you can buy the droplet.

DigitalOcean offers multiple pricing plans for different sizes of users. The pricing heavily depends on the memory, the number of CPUs, and space (SSD size) and starts at $5 per month.

For just $5 per month, you will get 1 GB memory with a 25 GB SSD disk with 1 vCPU. This is ideal for any starter site. Especially if you are looking for hosting for a niche site, DigitalOcean can be one of the ideal hostings for you. And as DigitalOcean is a cloud hosting provider and so when you need to upgrade it, you can simply ask for more space and bandwidth.

WPX Hosting

The next in my list of the best web hosting providers for 2021 is WPX Hosting. WPX hosting is one of the fastest WordPress hosting and if you’re looking to start a long-term site or blog where a lot of content is there or some kind of business websites like eCommerce or booking systems, etc. then WPX hosting is recommended.

One great thing with the WPX hosting is the support. On average, you can get a response from their support team in 37 seconds. Although the pricing of WPX hosting is on the higher side and so only recommended if you have a site with good traffic or some heavy site. For beginners, it is not recommended.

The pricing of the WPX hosting starts at $20.83 per month where you can host up to 5 websites with 10 GB storage and 100 GB of bandwidth. With this hosting, you get more than 99.9% of uptime, free site migration, custom CDNs, free SSLs, manual backups, and more.

InMotion

InMotion is another top web hosting provider on our list for 2021. It is one of the hosting companies that offer a complete web package starting from domain to website building.

In terms of the pricing also, InMotion is pretty affordable and the shared hosting price starts at just $3.99 per month. With this, you can get a free domain and can host up to 2 websites. So, if you are just starting with the blogging or online journey, this is a perfect solution for you.

With every hosting, you can get a free domain and free SSL, unlimited disk space, bandwidth, and email. When we checked the average website loading time with InMotion, we found it is around 1.39 seconds which seems to be great. The hosting also offers 99.9% of uptime.

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Wrapping it up!

These were all about the best web hosting providers of 2021. Depending on your budget and requirements, you can select any one of these.

If you have used any other web hosting services apart from these, please let me know in the comment.

How To Increase iOS App Download?

By Ashutosh Jha →
Do you have an iOS app, but the install is not much?

Well, don’t worry! You are not alone. In app store, there are more than 2.2 million apps and around 40% apps are having fewer than 100 downloads in app store.

Isn’t this alerting sign?

Yes, it is and that too when global download rate for iOS apps are seeing 22%+ downloads.
There can be multiple reason for this and one of the majors is due to the initial boost. You may need few initial installs to get the momentum. And this is where buy iOS installs kind of service can be helpful to you. The good thing is, such service offers an authentic way to get the downloads and installation.

Now let’s start and see how to increase iOS app download easily-

5 ways to increase iOS app download

These are the proven ways and you can get started even free with many of these. The great thing is, some of these techniques give instant result.

#1 Improve app store optimization (ASO)

Yes, this is first way to increase iOS app download using the organic way. The way we optimize website using search engine optimization, optimization of app store is called as app store optimization (ASO). There are many ingredients those you can follow to have a perfectly optimize app in app store.

ASO is the process of increasing the visibility of your iOS app in the app store by optimizing- app title, description, keywords, screenshots, etc. You might have heard that someone’s app is #1 in a particular category. All these are because of ASO. There are multiple factors those affect ASO directly and some of those are-

  • Social proof
  • Number of positive reviews
  • Number of app starts
  • User retention
  • Relevance of keywords in the app title and description
  • Regional-specific rankings

Above factors are not only important for the ASO but also helps the user to have positive perception about your app. When users have option to select between the apps for the same uses, if you have better reviews, social proof, etc. there are chances that users will prefer your app compared to your competitors.

Here is a quick ASO cheat sheet that you can follow-
 

#2 Build your online presence

Another quick way to get more iOS download is by building a strong online presence. There are many ways to do this. One of the easiest way is to create a dedicated landing page for your app. You can write the detailed description for your app with pros, USPs, and action buttons to download the app. If you check the above link for landing pages, there are many WP landing page free plugin which you can use.

Make sure the design you select for landing page is professional and suit the requirement. Please note the landing page for a dating app will be different from a finance app. Add the button to download on the landing page as and when required. This will help increase the downloading of the apps.

Along with the website or a landing page, you can also create a blog for it where you can share the content with your audience. In the blog section, you can write the content related to the niche you have the app and link back to your landing page to increase the download. Here are a few quick sample designs of the landing pages- 


#3 Make outreach

Outreaching is another great way to get the free downloads. If you have an email list, you can quickly shoot an email using any email marketing software to give a shoutout about your new app. You can write a good email and send the email with a download link of your app.

When you have a targeted audience, there are high chances that people will tend to download. Here is a sample email outreach template you can use asking the users to try out. You can customize it according your requirement-

#4 Ask your users for reviews and rating

We all have the habit to install the apps with high rating. If some app is rated 2 or 2.5, high chances are people won’t download your app. So, whatever downloads and install you have asked them to give you good comment and rating. Higher the rating, there are high chances of ranking in the app store. In fact, this is also one of the factors of ASO.

An effective way to increase the user to rate your app is by using the push notification at the right time. Means when your user is using your app, send them a push notification requesting the review and comment. I recommend when the user has used your app for 5-10 times, ask them to review.


#5 Make a buzz about your app

Another technique can be to make buzz about your app. There are many ways you can use to make buzz and some of these are as below-

  • Promote your app using your social media. You can create posts/videos/images on major social media platforms.
  •  Do a blog post outreach guest post campaign to fellow bloggers. You can reach out to the other bloggers and request for a guest post. I recommend doing such in the relevant niche only.
  • You can also post on PR sites. There are many PR agency who can take care of such campaigns. Try going for the PR news on the relevant sites, media platforms.

#6 Buy download

There are many platforms who offers download service. Such companies charge you some bucks and try getting you some authentic downloads. What I have seen is, they will search for some keywords and then download form that link. Once downloaded, they will use it as well to make it authentic. Although I don’t recommend this but yes, for initial boost, you may leverage such service.

Conclusion

These were the 6 best ways to increase iOS download. Many of these are freeways those you can use to get more app installs. If you have an app, do let me know what technique you have used to grow your app.

How To Start A WordPress Blog From Scratch in 2021?

By Ashutosh Jha →
How to start a WordPress blog from scratch is probably one of the most widespread topics in the blogging niche.

There are multiple platforms on which you can start your new blog. A few of those are WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Blogger.com, Drupal, and many others. Some are free and some cost money. Among all these, WordPress.org is the most widely used, recommended, and best of all - free.

How To Start A WordPress Blog From Scratch
Before we begin, you have two options:

  • If you are starting from zero - skip the paragraph below and continue reading this guide.
  • If you already have an existing website or an eCommerce store, or if you use one of the website builder platforms - you might not need a WordPress blog since the majority of other platforms (e.g. Shopify, BigCommerce, Volusion, or Wix) has blogging features built into the platform. If that’s the case, we recommend visiting SupplyGem that covers eCommerce platforms, has comprehensive how-to guides, and more.

It is also no more secret that blogging is just a hobby; it is a profession and business. And so, you need a blog that should have the capability to turn into a business.

In this how to start a WordPress blog from the scratch guide, I will discuss all the steps in detail. I’ll ensure that this is the only guide you’re following to start a WordPress blog from scratch.

For simplicity, I am going to categorize this how to start a WordPress blog from the scratch guide into a different segment.

1. Platform selection
2. Niche selection
3. Domain Name selection
4. Choose Hosting
5. Theme Selection
6. Creating content for the blog
7. Working on On-Page SEO
8. Off-Page SEO
9. Blog/Content Promotion
10. Generating Money from the blog

I will be basically taking care of all the above 10 points in this how to start a WordPress blog from scratch guide.

Let’s start with each module in detail and start a WordPress blog from scratch.

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Our main aim is not just to get you started but also to show you how to earn from the blog. This massive guide on how to start a WordPress blog from scratch will give you all the insights of starting blogging.

Platform Selection

Well, as I mentioned earlier, there are lots of blogging platforms available like WordPress.org, WordPress.com, Blogger, Drupal, etc. and all are doing good. The thing is where WordPress.org (self-hosted WordPress) has a greater market share, Drupal or others have very little.

From the below pie chart you can check that over 52% market as a blogging platform is captured by WordPress.org followed by custom blogs, Bloggers, and others.

Blogging Platforms
So, I will also suggest you go through a self-hosted WordPress blog (WordPress.org). There are multiple benefits to it. Although it is a bit costlier but will add a flavor.

The blog you are reading is on Blogger and I face issues while customizing. That is the reason all my other blogs are on self-hosted WordPress.

Even though you don’t need hosting while starting a blog with Blogger but apart from that everything will be the same. But when you will start using it you’ll find a lot of differences. Let me list a few of those here.

1. The customization is very hard in Blogger and you can’t do all the customization you want.

2. There is no concept of landing pages in Blogger inside a blog. If you want to remove the sidebar from blogger, you can do it but that will be for pages or the whole blog, not the post.

3. There is always a risk that Google may delete your blog without any prior warning and all your work will be lost.

4. You can’t play with the blogging tools as there are not many add-ons available for bloggers. Whereas for WordPress 46k+ plugins are available.

After going through all these points, I am sure you must have decided to go with WordPress.org (self-hosted).

Again, if you want to compare wordpress.com and wordpress.org, wordpress.org will be leading. You can check the below comparison between both.

Difference between wordpress.com and .org
So far, the blogging platform has been selected. Now it’s time to work on the niche in which you will be blogging.

Blogging Niche Selection

I have written a detailed blog post on this topic- 10 best blogging niches to get started!

You can check that blog post for a detailed understanding of the blogging niches. Also, I have seen some people discussing whether they should start a single niche site or a multi-niche site.

Here are my view and detailed analysis of it- single niche vs. multi-niche blog

It is always advisable to start working on the niche which is of your interest. Also, don’t go simply by checking the CPC of keywords. Some people find few keywords having CPC USD 100+ (e.g. Mesothelioma) and start working on it and end up getting nothing.

Domain Name Selection

The domain name is also one of the important factors in blogging. Your domain name should be easily readable and should not contain any name violating the trademark.

You should follow our articles on the domain name- How to select a domain name and cheap domain name registrar in the world.

Here are some of the best practices for domain name selection-

1. Choose a name that is relevant to your website
2. Keep it short
3. Should be easily pronounceable and memorable
4. Avoid using numbers, hyphens, etc. in the name
5. Should not have trademark names (like Google)
6. Prefer the TLDs like .com/.net/.org

You should know these things before starting any blog and I am sure after finishing this post, you can answer all these questions.

Choose reliable hosting

Once you’re done with the above steps to start a WordPress blog from scratch, it’s time to work on hosting.

Hosting is one of the most important parts of the website life cycle. Your hosting must have the following qualities.

1. High quality and fast processing server
2. 24x7 dedicated support- especially the technical support
3. Should be cost-effective
4. Must have high uptime to ensure your site is up every time
5. The company should take backup regularly and provide the copy/restore when required
6. Should be interactive and can accommodate the third-party apps

After going through all these features, you may shortlist few hosting provider companies and go ahead with them.

I personally support BlueHost for WordPress hosting. There are many reasons behind this including the fact that BlueHost is the officially recommended hosting from WordPress.

Apart from this, free domain, instant support, uptime, and server performance are the qualities due to which I recommend BlueHost for WordPress blog hosting. You can check our BlueHost Review for further details.

The good thing with BlueHost is the free domain for a lifetime. Till the time, you’ll be with BlueHost hosting, the domain will be free for you. If you will buy a domain separately, it will cost you around $10-$15 per year.

Buy a WordPress Hosting from BlueHost

In this section, I will be talking about how to buy WordPress Hosting from BlueHost. You can also check the BlueHost hosting review if you need any further details.

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Once you will click on get started now, it will take you to the plans page where different plans will be listed as shown below.
BlueHost Plans
If you are just starting with the WordPress blog, I will suggest you go through their basic plan at just $3.95 per month. Here you will be allowed to host one website.

If you need to host more websites, plus or prime plans will work best for you. The best thing is currently the prime plan is at the same cost as the plus plan.

Select the plan which suits you and you will be redirected to a page where you will be asked to enter your account details, demographic information, and the payment summary.

Here, BlueHost will ask you to claim the free domain. If you are ready with the domain name, you can claim else you can select the option to claim later.

By default, BlueHost will add extra add-ons to your cart. Make sure you’re unchecking those as below.
BlueHost Plans

Benefits of VK Virtual Numbers

By Ashutosh Jha → Thursday, July 8, 2021
Many Internet users often wonder whether it is possible to create a VK account without phone number. VKontakte needs a phone number to increase the security of access to your page. If you do not indicate a mobile number during registration, difficulties may arise if your page is blocked or hacked.

Also, the platform needs a phone number to support the VK mobile version (when registering without it, you will not be able to use it normally).

Features of Disposable Numbers for VKontakte

Thanks to HotTelecom, you can use a convenient service and register as many VK accounts as you want at an affordable price. The main goal is to provide the most efficient service for users who need both one-time and mass SMS-activation of accounts on social networks, payment systems, dating sites, and any other services that require confirmation via SMS to a mobile number.

Virtual Numbers for VKontakte by HotTelecom

Using the service of HotTelecom Company, you can get a virtual phone number in just a few minutes. The whole process takes place automatically without failures and errors. Years of experience in providing services of virtual numbers at the highest level allowed this platform to become a leader in this niche. The main advantages are as follows:

You can use the service from anywhere in the world

  • Use any device
  • No SIM cards and special equipment
  • Virtual telephony in over 90 countries
  • Completely secure and confidential
  • Works fully automatically
  • 24-hour, 7 days a week support service

To get started, you need to register on the service and top up the internal wallet for the amount required for registration. After that, you will receive a number that should be indicated when registering in VK. On the HotTelecom website, you can always buy a virtual phone number for VK, Telegram, and any other popular platform and enjoy communication with family, friends, or colleagues.