INCI Tech LLP

INCI Tech offers IT and related services, especially formulated to help establish new or emerging businesses. We facilitate growth and promotion of the client business with our key services including, web design and development, content solutions, digital marketing, corporate branding and consultation. We function with a goal-oriented approach, encompassing client satisfaction through focused, upscaled, innovative, and transparent work perspective.
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Web Development and Digital Marketing Company - INCI Tech LLP

Atif Imran & Sabiha Shaikh

How to customize your WordPress site: A beginner’s guide

How to customize your WordPress site: A beginner’s guide

Firstly, if you are reading this blog, you are sure to know what WordPress is. Still, just a quick update. WordPress is an amazing platform that helps create websites and blogs quickly. It is relatively easy to master and comes with tons of useful features. Most importantly, it’s is extremely customization-friendly.

And, customization-friendly is what we are going to assess in this blog today. Overall, you can change anything and everything about your WordPress site. WordPress allows it all. This post is meant to be used as a guide to get you through the your first every successful WordPress customization from start to finish.

You can create a brand new website with WordPress. I am assuming that you’ve already installed WordPress on your domain via WordPress web hosting. So, let’s get started now, taking it slow and brief in step-wise succession. The steps are not necessary to be followed in the given order. This is just my preference for order to ensure that I have not missed out on anything. I have added screenshots wherever possible to help you comprehend the steps better. They are anyway relatively easy to follow.

Step 1: You are the Admin. Take Control!

By default, WordPress creates an admin level user called as admin. The problem with the default admin setting is that every hacker knows about this, and therefore admin is usually the first username they use when trying to bust into your site. Therefore, it is highly recommended to create a new admin user that’s not called admin as soon as you login.
Just after WordPress is installed, you’d be logging in with the admin account, and since you are the only user so far, you won’t be able to delete yourself. Therefore, you’ll need to create a new admin level user, log in as that new user, and then delete the default one. It is best to do this before you create any posts or pages to save the hassles later.

How?

  • Go to Users –» Add New.
  • Fill in the details.
  • Don’t use any username that is too generic or easily guessable.
  • Make sure that next to Role, you select Administrator from the drop-down menu.
  • Also, make a note of the password because you’ll need this to log in with the new account the next time.

  • Now, log out of WordPress and login as the new administrator.
  • Then go to Users –» All Users.
  • Hover over the old admin and click Delete.

Step 2: Set the Site Tagline, Title, Date, Time Format, and Time Zone

After installing your new WordPress website, you would see the default tagline “Just Another WordPress Site”. That doesn’t sound very professional, does it?

This tagline shows up on Google search results as well. Therefore, make sure that you change or remove it. For this, go to Settings –» General.

Date and time format are also under Settings –» General. This setting will affect the date/time display for your blog posts. This step is important, especially if you wish to schedule blog posts and other events, such as automatic backups.

Step 3: Activate/Delete Pre-Installed Plugins

When you first install WordPress, you’ll see Akismet and Hello Dolly plugins installed, albeit not activated.

There are no practical purposes for the Hello Dolly plugin, and it can be safely deleted without any issues. In fact, for security purposes, any plugin that isn’t active on your site should be removed because hackers like to hide their malicious code in old default themes and plugins.

Spam comments can be quite problematic too, as they may contain links that lead to malicious websites that are known for distributing malware. Experts say that such spam comments negatively influence your search engine rankings and hence the website’s reputation.

You can enable comment moderation in WordPress to prevent any comment from appearing without approval. However, as the quantity of spam grows, you will be spending considerable time moderating these comments.

How?

To fix this issue, you would need to activate the Akismet plugin—a WordPress anti-spam plugin. There is just one other plugin that come pre-installed on every WordPress website.

Step 4: Setup your WordPress SEO

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is used by website owners to obtain more traffic from Google and other popular search engines. Undoubtedly, WordPress is extremely SEO friendly. There is a lot you can do to optimize your SEO and achieve more traffic to your website.

Immediately after you have set up your website, set the SEO.

Yoast SEO plugin is highly recommended for this purpose, being one of the best WordPress SEO plugin that includes all of important SEO settings.

Step 5: Change the permalink structure

A permalink is the URL used to link your content. It should be permanent, and never change. Hence the name permalink.

The default permalink structure in WordPress is http://www.yoursite.com/?p=123

Where 123 indicates the WordPress ID assigned to your page. This structure is definitely not ideal, visually or otherwise. It is also not great for SEO as it doesn’t contain readable words.

So, let’s go ahead and change that.

How?

  • Go to Settings –» Permalinks.
  • You would see Common Settings.
  • Select the Post name and then click save changes.

Now onward, this URL will reflect the title of the post. For instance, if you post is “Decoding Digital Marketing in a Nutshell”, once you save the post, the URL will automatically be formatted as: https://www.incitech.com/decoding-digital-marketing-in-a-nutshell/

Step 6: Add a favicon

Favicon or Site Icon is a tiny image that appears next to your website title in the browser. It helps users identify your website and increases brand recognition among your most frequent visitors.

How?

  • First, create a square image of exactly 512×512 pixels in dimensions and save it in png, jpeg, or gif format.
  • Next, go to Appearance » Customize.
  • Click on the ‘Site Identity’ tab.
  • Under the ‘Site Icon’ section, click on the ‘Select File’ button to upload your favicon.
  • Finally, hit publish.

Step 7: Delete Default Content

WordPress places default content for use as placeholder items, for example, the blog post title “Hello World”, followed by dummy comment, and a sample page. When you have your content ready. You would need to delete the default content and place your content there.

How?

  • Go to Posts » All Posts
  • Move the cursor to the “Hello World” post
  • Click on the “Trash” link.

  • Visit Pages » All Pages
  • Delete the Sample Page.
  • Finally, visit the Comments page and delete the default comment.

Step 8: Delete Unused Themes

Normally we install multiple themes to check the requirement in hand. Once we find the perfect match, we usually leave the unused themes installed. However, since even inactive themes will need to be updated, be sure to delete them.

How?

  • Visit Appearance » Themes page
  • Click on an unused theme that you want to delete
  • This will bring up a popup showing theme details.
  • In the bottom-right corner of the popup you will see the link to delete the theme.

  • Repeat the process to delete all unused themes.

Step 9: Install Google Analytics to your WordPress Website

Knowing how your audience interact with your website is crucial for your site’s success, With Google Analytics, you can see stats like who is visiting your site, which posts are the most popular ones, and how users interact with your website.

How?

  • To get Google Analytics on your site, you first need to have google analytics account. For this, visit google.com.
  • If you don’t have an account yet, you can sign up with your Gmail account. Once your account is setup, you will get a Tracking ID.

  • This is a great way to install tracking information’s to the header or footer section without having to mess with the WordPress theme. Install and activate it.
  • Go to settings, copy the website tracking script from the google analytics account, and paste it in the header section, and save the changes.

If this simple guide still seems confusing or insufficient, call the INCI web experts at 7700000115 for a quick consultation.

Posted by atif imran

3 Simple Steps to Prep-up your Writing Game!

Do you face the writer’s block even when composing an informal email? Well, while writing is not everybody’s cup of tea, it can sure be learned. Here, we have put together some steps to help you dramatically improve your write-up quality.

However, first and foremost, a lot of practice and a great deal of patience are the key to becoming a good writer. Seriously. How? You can always begin with writing small emails, diary entries, articles for your personal blog, etc. So, once you are already writing, the next step is to improve your writing skills. This process is more of an awareness and learning process wherein you are required to become conscious of what you are writing and how it looks to you when you read it up. Self-analysis can help you improve the texture of your writing and scrutinizing with a hawk eye can make your copy crisp and readable too.

Let’s skim through the magical steps now. Hope they really get you on the track:

Step 1: Content Ideation and Strategizing

For any effective and robust content creation process, it is critical to map out strong content ideas and create a strategy. With the continued emphasis on producing a readable content that is also relatable, the first step is to identify several key terms and buzzwords depending on the purpose of the content and its potential readers. Your vocab has to also keep evolving with this requisite. Post-ideation, you could consult, research, and brainstorm for the best and most-relevant content strategy that will not only resonate with your personally style of writing but also create great impact. The research should also analyse the target audience behaviour and the existing content competition to leverage your position better. For instance, if you are writing content for marketing, your strategy should be to increase and improve your brand value organically, steadily, and consistently.

Step 2: Content Development

Once you have established what is to be written and for what purpose, understand that you have a reputation to make and maintain. The content you develop should improve your relation with your readers and possibly help you gain business. Importantly, always write fresh and unique content, especially if you are thinking of publishing on any web portal. You may also consider optimizing your content with keywords for SEO purpose. The content you have written should be unique, grammatically correct, honest, concise, and worded so as to connect with the readers.

Step 3: Content Editing

I am sure you would have written a beautiful piece by now. But it will surely help to scrutinize it for any tell-tale errors. You may often need to smoothen out your rough drafts or previous write-ups into brilliant copies. You should definitely edit your content to optimize it for your purpose; customize its tone, format, and length; correct its syntax; check and correct for flow, consistency, spelling, and proofreading errors. The finished edit should ideally be completely error-free and enhanced. Depending on the requirement and the quality of the write-up, a light or a heavy editing may be required. The ultimate goal of the write-up should be to convey your thoughts precisely to your potential readers.

Seems too much to do or learn? On the hindsight, you can always ask an expert to write or edit for you. Head to INCI Tech for an easier way out.

Posted by Sabiha Shaikh

Decoding Digital Marketing in a Nutshell

Digital marketing service are intelligently strategized services comprising of well-balanced SEO, SMM, SEM, Online PR, and Email marketing that are targeted to affect the website’s ranks and visibility on online search engines. Let’s understand these aspects of digital marketing better.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Premium quality SEO services are a must for any website to improve their ranks and become highly visible on popular search engines. At INCI Tech, this is done through proactive recommendations about optimization of the technical architecture of your site and the generation of good-quality offsite content aimed at increasing the number of backlinks. This step ensures that your site is easily accessible not just over desktop but also on mobile search engines in multiple languages. This strategy increases the traffic organically, steadily, and consistently.

Online Reputation Management (Online PR)

Online PR is extremely important for high-profile individuals and companies. Just like how a CEO’s reputation affects the decisions of potential customers and a politician’s negative search outcomes affects his or her status, the restoration and protection of your business’ reputation is vital to maintain your online image. Maintenance of your brand image will keep you safe from future treats and achieve your specific goals. A well-managed online PR through crisis management is definitely the solution you have been craving for.

Social Media Advertising (SMM)

It is difficult to crack the scene for most optimized social media advertising. INCI Tech has unraveled a way to reach out to consumers in the comfort of their own social channels, with highly targeted advertising on popular social websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn. This strategy involves heavy advertisement and the creation of optimized and relevant content that encourages consumers to share your post. The goal is to reach to your audience, while creating impactful credibility from your consumers.

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

Do you ponder about what could get you great leads and qualified visitors? The answer is effective SEM campaigns. SEM is the quickest way to generate quality business leads. At INCI Tech, we have ensured that both your business as well as your brand are seen and heard at all right places and at the right time by the right type of audiences. Expertise in advertising over the online platforms on mobile and desktop networks can help secure traffic results with measurable gain that is maximum and with the best return on investment. Smartly strategized and well-managed SEM campaigns can help clients minimize their expenditure while collating relevant data and subsequently increasing the conversion rate from the browser to actual buyers.

Email Marketing

Research experience says that email marketing, when done perfectly, is incredibly powerful in delivering sales messages. INCI Tech is an expert in creating bespoke email marketing campaigns that target spread of the core business messages in an accurate manner, while making a strong call-to-action for client engagement. Our team creates innovative and personalized signature newsletters and email campaigns to deliver relevant and highly tailored information to targeted groups of contacts and consumers for expanding your reputation.

Posted by atif imran

Top 7 Reasons Why Your Website Is Not Drawing Sufficient Visitors

I am guessing you already have a website that you visit every day to understand what doesn’t make it tick. What could possibly be going wrong there? Why is the website not giving you visitors or clients? Why hasn’t your business blossomed since you got the website live? Well, there could be several reasons for this scenario. Let’s see some of the major reasons for why a website fails. Maybe this will help you understand what your next remedial measure should be.

1. Outdate website

It is highly probable that you website is seriously outdated in the way it looks to an outsider. The first impression decides it all. The only way out is to get your website analyzed by an expert designer to know if the technology, platform, design, and content are outdated. If yes, change them quick before your business reputation is affected negatively.

2. No SEO for your website?

Chances are that you never thought of hiring an SEO expert to optimize your website on search engines. If that is so, without any external help to improve your ranking on popular research engines such as Google, there are very few chances of the large web community to connect with you for the services or products you are offering. Also, a wrongly done SEO can hamper any potential success of your website. A smart choice of SEO service in a timely manner is therefore critical for prompt ROI.

3. Misaligned keywords

Try thinking like your potential customer and visit your website. Did you find the information you were looking for instantly? No? This could be a case of misaligned keywords. Search keywords and key phrases are important for effective SEO. If the keywords used on your webpage does not fit the context of the page of if it is totally absent, you visitors would find it hard to understand what you do. Send out a clear message in a powerful manner to make it work.

4. Stale content

Is the content on your website boring and tedious to read? With the shortening attention span of web readers, it has become of paramount importance that your content be engaging, driving, attractive, and fun to read. The content should be concise, clear, and informative so that a reader gets all his queries answered with one quick look. Nobody reads long articles.

5. Ignored local search

If people living around you cannot find you when they need you through your website, isn’t the existence of your website inconsequential? I believe that every website should be first made popular locally before expanding its geographies. This can be done by creating online listing and keeping it updated for people to easily find you on local search.

6. Lack of stimulation

Is your website the kind that does not stimulate the visitor to explore it fully? Well, a great looking, impactful website that has this stimulation factor makes its visitor check it out completely. You can do this by ensuring the attractiveness of the website and using powerful blog-driven strategies that makes a user share the link to website on social networking sites as well.

7. No tracking or analytics

Website analysis would allow you to identify what works on your website and what does not. Unless the website is tracked to understand user physiology and response pattern, you can only guess what the user wants and whether you have been successful in providing it. Analytics also helps understand what drives traffic and help you make decisions regarding what valuable data needs to be placed where and how for your website to succeed. Needless to say, if you have identified the fault with your website, it’s time for some remedial action. The best course of action would be to get your website analyzed by experts and work on their suggestions. INCI Tech does a Free Website Consultation. Try it out if you need to.

Posted by atif imran

Wonder how much maintenance your E-commerce store needs?

Have you already got your ecommerce website live? Great job! That is one less thing to worry about. However, know that building and launching an e-commerce website is a continuous process. It needs to be given a dedicated time slot for managing its several different maintenance requirements.

Here is a list of factors associated with running a typical ecommerce store:

General web maintenance

There are chances that there may be some problems within the website like broken links, spelling errors, out-of-date information, etc., that should be addressed at the soonest possible to avoid customers noticing them.

Constant refreshment

Obviously, you would always have new products to be sold and older (out-of-stock) materials to be removed from your website. Also, the prices of the offer product may change, requiring you to reflect that change on your website. Similarly, product descriptions and product images would also benefit from regular update.

Exploring new sales opportunities

The advent of Facebook e-commerce (or ‘F-commerce’) and m-commerce (selling through smartphones and tablets) has created newer methods and newer markets for selling products and services. Evidently, social media and mobile internet devices have increased the opportunities for e-commerce sales. You, of course, would like to explore all such new avenues that catch up to your customers.

Keeping safe from threats

A website is continuously attacked or at least receives threats from hackers, viruses, scams, and security risks. Besides being aware of these potential issues, your business can benefit from investing in website protection that would provide you with the appropriate controls to deal with security hassles.

Search engine optimisation

To improve your web traffic for better sales, it is important to keep reviewing and adding relevant search keywords or terms on your website so as to improve your chances of search by potential customers on search engines.

Posted by atif imran