Best Australian Web Hosting Providers for 2017

Best Australian Web Hosting Providers for 2017

The subject of “who is the top Australian web host” is something that often comes up at various webmaster forums, especially among bloggers and webmasters.

At a recent local social media event, I met up with a few fellow bloggers and we started talking about useful blogger tools, SEO and blog webhosts. ( updated 12 September 2017)

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I was surprised to come across some names in the local web hosting and web development field in Australia that I hadn’t heard about before. I asked some of my blogger friends who they had used among the different local web-hosting.

I also asked them about US based webhosts for their blogs, and also who they’d had good customer support and service from, website loading speed etc. to update my personal knowledge of web hosting as well as help me add to this post.

It was definitely a bag of surprises.

As with human nature, people tend to remember bad things, but I am exactly the opposite and I tend to remember the good things. So there were many comments on who were the worst host and peoples experiences with them.

Surprisingly, they were some difference of opinions good and bad on some of the same US based webhosts most things. Most of the popular us webhosting’s names were discussed like Bluehost, WP engine Hostgator and In motion. I got to know of two new aussie hosting providers Bullet proof and Quadra which I didn’t know of before.

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I would suggest that you do your own research before choosing a web-host, but hopefully this information and listing below will help you in some way if you are looking to get a local webhost.

These providers have different pricing plans which can cover a wide range of budgets and needs for your hosting.

Given below is their lowest priced plans ( unfortunately some websites below make it hard to find their prices, so I have not listed them below)

  • Digitalpacific (http://www.digitalpacific.com.au/ – $4.90 mo)
  • Rackspace (https://www.rackspace.com/en-au/ – $128 mo)
  • Bulletproof (http://www.bulletproof.net.au/ NA)
  • Hostpapa (http://www.hostpapa.com.au/ – $4.35 mo)
  • Crucial (http://www.crucial.com.au/ – $19.90 mo)
  • Netregistry (http://www.netregistry.com.au/ – $9.95 mo)
  • Quadra Hosting (http://www.quadrahosting.com.au/ – $4.90 mo)

I might have missed some that are good as well, but these were the Aussie ones listed above that we discussed and talked about in our chat.

Smarty Host and Crazy domains are not on this list as I have not used their hosting but only bought .au domains from them.

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Some of them have a humongous transfer fee ( as i have found out) if you want to move your domains elsewhere, so please make it a point to check that before you buy domains from an Aussie domain provider.

Some of the popular local aussie forums like WhirlpoolDNTrade and Web Hosting Talk  can give you a good idea of good local hosts, though most locals tend to bag the US service providers just because they are not Australian. (And that’s fair enough because they are 😉 un-Australian).

I have used a few of these local providers and they are good and prices for some of them have also come down in the last few years, but I mainly use US based website- hosting for my blogs, due to the price factor.

I use US web hosts because they do the job and are reliable for blogs with a monthly traffic of fewer than 100,000 hits to your blog. If you get more traffic on your blog, you should be earning well enough to sign up for a premium optimised  or dedicated hosting company.

Below I am going to give some of the US based hosting that I prefer for my blogs  and  niche website, whihc will also  work well for some small biz beginner websites. Here is the list.

Australian Web Hosting Comparison: Our Top 3 US Hosts

  1. Bluehost Hosting

Bluehost is a web hosting company owned by Endurance International Group. It is one of the 20 largest web hosts, collectively hosting well over 2 million domains with its sister companies, HostMonster, FastDomain and iPage.

They offer many attractive features and very reasonable pricing. Before you choose a web host, however, you should carefully consider the company and whether it fits with your own plans.

Bluehost offers $200 in free offers when you sign up. This includes free advertising credits for Google and Facebook. By using these free advertising credits, you can start advertising with the respective websites and get traffic instantly.

The regular pricing for Bluehost shared hosting is $7.99 per month. The company, however, runs frequent specials. Right now, for example, you can get hosting for as low as $3.95 per month when you sign up through partnering sites such as start-a-website.info!

 

  • Ease of use 90%
  • Affordability 85%
  • Performance 80%

2. Hostgator

Hostgator is a Houston-based provider of shared, reseller, virtual private server, and dedicated web hosting with an additional presence in Austin, Texas

Uptime –  Very Good – 99.99%

Houston-based HostGator is one of the largest web hosts on the planet with over 9 million (!) domain names hosted. They boast partnerships with tiny tech titans Cisco and Linux. HostGator has been around since 2002, originally founded by Brent Oxley before being acquired a decade later by Endurance International Group (EIG)

The regular pricing for Hostgator shared hosting is $7.99 per month. The company however runs discounts now and then. Currently, you can get hosting for as low as $3.95 per month when you sign up through partnering sites such as start-a-website.info!

  • Ease of use 90%
  • Affordability 85%
  • Performance 80%

3. Godaddy

GoDaddy Inc. is an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. GoDaddy is best known as a domain registrar – and, to be certain, it is one of the largest in the world – but they also offer a wide range of other web services, including hosting.

Godaddy hosts 7 of my sites through its Linux hosting offering and works perfectly all of the time. They have ridiculously cheap and reliable service. GoDaddy’s hosting is scalable to your needs and boasts a 99.9% uptime.

They offer many attractive features and very reasonable pricing. GoDaddy hosting comes in three sizes: Economy, Deluxe, and Ultimate.

The Economy plan is probably all most freelance individual webmasters will ever need. Although disk space is limited to 10 GB, that is actually more than most websites will ever use. The Deluxe package allows for 150 GB disk space – a marked improvement over the Economy plan – 500 e-mail accounts and 25, 1 GB MySQL databases

The regular pricing for Godaddy shared hosting(economy) is $10.99 per month. The company, however, runs frequent specials. Right now, for example, you can get hosting for as low as $5.49 per month when you sign up through partnering sites such as start-a-website.info!

The major benefit to hosting through GoDaddy is that you only have to deal with one company –  for your domains, hosting and other related  website services  like selling domains , domain auctions  and SEO.

 

  • Ease of use 90%
  • Affordability 85%
  • Performance 80%

I still recommend Bluehost.com and Hostmonster as my favourite US hosting providers.

2017 godaddy deal Australian domain names

 

Support is a very important factor when choosing a website-hosting company, because when trouble strikes you need good service, otherwise it can be very frustrating and you could end up losing traffic and money to your blog if things are not fixed quickly.

Before you make your choice , do check up on – If 24/7 support is available, you can call up and speak to a person if needed.

Check also if upgrade to optimised hosting is available, price for extra bandwidth or storage space, if they provide free or paid backups, do they sell SSL certificates.

Good luck!

The best wordpress responsive theme for your modern new blog in 2017

the new visual buidler theme  by divi

Are you looking for a good wordpress theme for your new blog. What if you could design your own website just as if you were working in a easy to use program like Microsoft Word ,adding pictures, choosing font, adding headers,c hanging colors of font and background and more. Well the new divi builder theme by elegant wordpress themes is just as easy as that.

Free wordpress themes vs paid themes

Many People opt for free themes and regret later due to many reasons but If you got no budget then obviously – free is an option, but again – if you can afford even a little bit of money, then go for a paid theme, it pays back.

Free comes with its own limitations – Here are some reason  to go for a reasonably priced  good theme.

  • Authors of free themes are late in updating  their themes with new updates required
  • They often break with wordpress updates due to poor coding in the theme.
  • The Free theme designer gets involved in something else and forgets to  provide support to his free theme

I have been a elegant WP themes member for 8+ years now because their prices for wordpress themes are so ridiculously low. I mean common just do a search online for wordpress themes, who would give 85+ premium website themes just for $89.

Price Does matter with WP themes

In fact go search on theme forest, one of the biggest website design template providers and you can see that buying just one good wp design template costs you like $35 dollars. You will find cheaper ones on theme forest, but they are not premium in the sense, due to poor support and code etc. The good ones there cost $40 and over per theme.

Okay, coming back to the topic -why I am writing this post today is because of the launch of the new word press divi theme by elegant. This new divi theme with the visual builder that they have just released is a theme design that can literally take the shape of 100 different designs all from one template.

what you see is what you get

The Divi theme price ($89 for Yearly membership – Includes 87 themes and plugins)

As I told you that you get 85+ themes for a yearly membership price of $89 and for lifetime access if you can afford it at $249 its worth it.
It’s so easy to design your blog with the new wysiwyg website builder that you could think you are designing a website in word.
Hold on what’s wysiwyg (look above)

As elegant theme themselves say –

Our pricing is simple. Purchase a single membership for one low price and get access to our entire collection of themes and plugins. You can use those themes and plugins on as many websites as you like (client sites too).

    
You could pay just the one year membership fee for this one new theme  IMHO and get triple the value over the years for just the purchased theme , the other themes and plugins come as a bonus. In fact this theme will put many plugins that offer creating custom wordpress pages and websites our of business.

nick roach elegant themes founderNick Roach is the person who runs things at elegant themes and he has always looked out for his customers , by keeping prices low even when he could easily bump it up for what they provide.

He has gone all out on this one supporting his designers to give the best value to the customers with this new divi design. Its pretty much an all in one wordpress design with customisation possible from top to end.

So what is a good wordpress theme ?

Well the obivious is first, that it looks nice and presents well, here are some additional things to look out for in a wordpress theme.

Responsive – the theme should be responsive and load properly on desktops as well as smartphones, tablets

Light on code – the theme should be coded well and light in size – so that it doesn’t slow down your website.

Compatible – many poorly coded themes get affected/distorted by installed WP plugins or updates to wordpress

Flexibility – there should be flexibility to change colors of design, fonts, add extra code, SEO options inbuilt into template.

Professional – the theme design should suit the niche and look professional.

I’m glad to say the themes and plugins from elegant meet all of these standards or requirements.

With the new divi template, there are hundreds of customisations possible due to its flexibility in its design. But just lets have a look at some that stand out according to me.

The new Elegant &  divi wordpress theme features:

  • Access To All Themes
  • Access To All Plugins(This plan includes full access to all of our plugins, as well as all new plugins that are created during your membership.)
  • Theme Updates
  • Premium Support
  • Unlimited Website Usage
  • Risk-Free Guarantee
  • One Time Fee

Specific to DIVI

Real Time Design

When you make a change to your page or design, everything is updated instantly right before your eyes. Design and edit instantly!

Premade Layouts

Jump-start your design process by using one of the 20+ pre-made layouts that ship with the builder. Boon for the  time conscious person or plain lazy peeps.

Mix and match

Divi comes with 46 different content elements. Mix, match and build just about anything you can imagine.

Here is a promo video from divi, explaining features in short summary

 
  If I was not a customer of elegant themes today and knew what i knew about their themes, I definitely would sign up merely for their new divi theme and consider the rest of them as a bonus.

  If you are looking for a new wordpress why procrastinate, you got nothing to lose here- but just gain 85+ awesome word press design templates for your website or future websites. Browse their amazing themes here. And good luck to your new  venture

Is godaddy a good host to start a website ?

my honest review of godaddy 2016Post Updated 5 September 2017. Go daddy is one of the  biggest domain registrars in the US , Inspite of being quite well known  and being one of the most popular   advertisers on the Superbowl “Americas premier sporting event” they have  taken a beating to their online reputation on various websites and forums, when it comes  to website hosting  and I don’t know why.

You search online and you can get many bad reviews about Godaddy. I got my first  godaddy hosting account  and domain  with great nervousness almost 5+ years ago, in spite of reading all the online bad reviews about Godaddy.com.

I purchased webhosting at that time from them, just because they were offering a $1 a month  hosting offer to me which sounded really cheap.

I just said to myself  – what the heck and signed up it was muich less to lose at that price. I have collected and listed some current deals just below and they are some here on this website as well.

Funny thing is I wasn’t disappointed with that cheap web-hosting plan purchase. I have since then got another second hosting account with Godaddy and have like 30 + domains on this second account as well.

Godaddy deals 2017

Below I have got together some of their latest deals

GoDaddy Deals for 2017Link to deal
Cheap Domain NameGet 0.99 Cent Domain Name
Cheap $1 HostingGet $1 month Hosting for your website (Check it)
Cheap Website Builder + domain + email for $1Click Here

 

This hosting that I purchased was most certainly  a very cheap price at that time. If I remember right, it was $1 a month hosting, and it was definite cheap  compared to the other website-hosting deals going around at that time of roughly $5 to $6 a month.

So I just grabbed it and set up a few niche blogs and also an affiliate site to promote products online.

The niche site did well and I also made money from the affiliate website and so my initial investment was already covered ten times in that year.

So was godaddy worth it ?

Well  as I was just starting new websites, I was not  really tracking stuff  like if they were 100% online all the time  or then how slow my website was loading,  but as my websites  were new and   did not use much  bandwidth and  resources everything was good and chugging along fine.

In fact go daddy at that time already had a 99% uptime guarantee, so I never had to worry.

A little later – I also purchased Hostgator and Dreamhost hosting plans for more projects and so I got  to test them out as well.  I had issues with my accounts getting hacked  and slow servers speed and downtime in initial years with one of them.

I got emails from them, telling me that my website was hogging their server resources , when i didn’t even have  like 100 hits a days , while my godaddy account was fine  and no emails from them , so from that point of view surely GDaddy was a winner .

I’m still with hostgator and blue host and they are doing fine. As far as the other host goes , they have stopped sending me resources hogging emails, or your account will be limited etc.. So that’s definitely  good sign from the hosting industry and I still until today use go daddy  hosting for several of my websites.

The best thing about godaddy that I like – is that they have local 1 dollar a month hosting wordpressAmerican support that you can pick up the phone and speak too  anytime. I always get to speak to a person pretty soon without staying too long on the line.

The few times that I called support, I was actually  attended to by knowledgeable staff  who managed to sort out the problem I had.

 

If you are looking  to get a website  or blog started and you are on a low spend budget, until you find your bearings – Do try  one of  go daddy’s cheap deals above.

Here is a tutorial Video for go daddy blog install by wordpress australia

 

Top 10 WordPress bloggers

WordPress has a well-built universal society that is regularly rising and surfacing. Whether it is about WordPress designing or coding, we trust that if we would like to develop stronger to get successful.

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Everyone needs the support from the society to maintain learning and budding with successful people. There are people who joined the groups for learning and got success after some time. It would be a big fault of management if bloggers miss the chance to grow the with community.

When talking with experts, it becomes clear that most of the bloggers follow others to get success. As a matter of fact, it is a common practice in the online world. Most of the online websites and blogs are linked with each other. No doubt, it seems a search engine optimization technique but it is required for quick success after emerging in online world. Let’s see top ten wordpress blogger who can provide good guidance towards success.

1. WPBEGINNER:

It is a famous blog that offers web contents to people in WordPress world. Those who are interested to learn how to produce and use blog contents are suggested to check this famous wordpress blog right now.

2. WPMU Dev:

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This is an amazing blog providing themes and plugins. It produced WP themes and plugins for the users. This is a regular WP blog where people can learn about latest techniques.

3. WP Explorer:

As a matter of fact, it uses wordpress to provide WP news, themes, plugins, coupon notifications and tutorials. It is a great blog for the beginners looking for perfect utilization of basic tools for the success of their newly developed blogs.

4. WP Tavern:

It is one of the most famous WP blogs. It offers WP news in order to update the users. Find what’s happening in the WP sector and learn about modern tools and updates.

5. ThemeShaper:

The ThemeShaper is an emerging WP blog.

It focuses on the WP development topics. It is the best blog for the beginners as well as experienced bloggers to find Mammoth Guide. Consider it first when thinking about the success of your wordpress blog.

6. Code Tuts+:

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This WP blog is famous because of its tutorials. It offers in-depth learning guides about the WP development. Keep visiting Code Tuts+ to get the authoritative knowledge to develop your WordPress blog.

7. Smashing Magazine:

It is an outstanding WP blog focusing on all virtual aspects. It provides knowledge and updates about email design, graphic design, JavaScript, typography and mobile design.

8. ManageWP:

It is a great source of WP Dashboard Management. It presents regular posts about this topic. Beginners should follow this WP blog in order to develop the best dashboard.

9. WP Lift:

It offers succinct, certified and in-depth posts about WP notifications, roundups, and development and utilization tips. Subscribe now for more learning about WP blog management.

10. WP Mayor:

It is a distinguishing blog based on WordPress. It assists the subscribers in WP management from a developer’s point. Information provided by the WP Lift is 100 % accurate and reliable.

Setting up a blog in just 10 dollars in 20 minutes

Setting up a blog in just 10 dollars in 20 minutes

Yes a blog can be made in just under $10. It sounds Unbelievable but it  can be done  and also looke beautiful and professional.

And guess what you can even have your own domain name included for  this low price  just like any professional looking  domain website like eg. www.joebloggs.com .

When you sign up with any of the free blog providers  out there to start a  blog for free, you will be forced to adopt a longer  url instead  like below

eg:

http://oldloves.tumblr.com/

http://bitchphd.blogspot.com.au/

( Which will have their brand included in the url  –  Like oldloves.tumblr.com url after the blog name you choose – this is an instant giveaway of a free service blog)

create a free or cheap blog

So if you  are getting the option of setting up a  blog  with a proper domain name like www.myblog.com  instead and that too for just in ten dollars, then why settle for a  blogger service  with a longer url that is hard to remember and also does not look as professional.

Blogging now increasingly has been taken up by people not only as a hobby or self-expression medium, but also as a means to earn money online.  And if you plan to take  your blogging serious at some part of time,its best  to go with a  nice looking short url  right from the start.

There are successful bloggers earning a full time income and some  by just blogging. If you can attract eyeballs to your blog (traffic) and can gain a huge following .. then earning money from your blog becomes easier. You can easily  make a blog  that looks good and also deos the job of a website as good as any pro blogger website  at a minimum cost using free services.

The larger the traffic you get  to your blog …the higher the revenue earning potential your blog will have. Below I will show you how  to make a blog for yourself on the cheap.

Making a nice looking blog in just $10 or under

Coming back to the point, YES! a Blog can be built in under $10 dollars.

In fact you can have a blog for free as well from blogspot or tumblr or other blogging platforms , but then you dont automatically get a custom unique domain name for your blog.  To get that free blog  with a longer url  you just need to sign up with them and start blogging. The only problem is you will also have limitations to what you can do with your blog when you want to monetise it in the future.

Today the method I am going to show you is still half and half , so you are using a  free blog service, but  tehn you are paying  to get a proper domain name , so that your blog url  looks professional.

If you really want to dress it up  like a pro thne you might need to spend a little bit mroe than $10 to get a professional looking custom theme for Eg. here this one, but there are free themes  also that look quite good for eg , this one.

If you get a free blog from google blogger(blogspot), you are also at risk of Google deleting or banning your blog – if you go against any one of their policies and trust me they have many restrictive policies and you possibly wouldn’t even know every one of them. I myself had a blog deleted  a long time ago  for no fault of mine and learned the hard way to always have full control of your blog and so decided to get a self hosted blog.

However  the method I am going to show you  today makes use of a free blogging service and a cheaply purchased domain name to get your blog made in under $10.

They are many other free blog services other than google blogger like tumblr , Weebly ,Typepad etc but they all have their own set of restrictions. But if you want to save even on  a $10  spend  to build a blog, then this free blogging service  is the way to go and you will have to make do with a longer url and limitations and restrictions on what you can do with your blog.

free blogger services like blogspot and tumblr and trial free like wix and weeblyIf you truly are determined and dedicated to get your blog started and established you can use our this provided method which uses a mix of a paid ( for domain) as well as a free service to get your first blog online and all under $10 . This method uses a cheap discounted domain from godaddy.com and free blogger blogging service to start off your blog.

So while you get your own personalised blog domain name like for eg. www.katperry.com<http://www.katperry.com> or whateva name you choose for a couple of Dollars , you are using the free google blogger service for space to host your Content (writing and articles ) and the free blogger service does the hard backend work of keeping your blog running and alive on the internet.(normally if you didn’t have the free blogger service hosting your blog – you would need to get  a decent hosting account  to host your self hosted blog. A  Self hosted blog gives you 100% control of your blog and much more freedom for the design and look of your blog)

How to get your $10 blog

While I do recommend getting a self hosted blog if you can afford it ($3.95 a month), If you are on a low budget then this is the way to go.

With this method  you only pay (0.99 Cents to $12) depending on current deal available for domains and get hosting for free from the free blogging provider), so if yo manage to get  a domain name for say 0.99 cents then  you have just got yourself a blog with a short url for  just 0.99 cents ( i.e  $9 dollars less  than what I promised)

For you to get you $10  blog all set up, you will need two things

1st – A Cheap domain costing a few dollars from godaddy domains(currently 0.99cents)

2nd – You will need to sign up with free Google blogging service called blogspot/blogger for your free blog(hosting).

How to get a domain name for $1.99 or a cheap price(0.99cents).

Go to godaddy.com and you will see a search button on the top of the page, type in a domain name or blog name in here and click search to see if  a blog name you prefer is available.

Godaddy.com quite often run these cheap domain deals, if your lucky you might grab a domain name sometimes for as low as 0.99 cents. Check here for any current go daddy domain deal . I prefer godaddy.com as they are one of the largest domain providers on the internet  and have good service record while also being competitive in pricing compared to others. You can use my coupon code or discount referral link if you like.

Go daddy Hositng and free domain offer

When you find a appropriate name proceed to buy and register it. Soon as you have registered your domain, you will get more details about your registration sent in the email.  Now you will need to point your this purchased domain name to your free blogger blog which you have already set up by registering with google free blogger service here. if you haven’t already set up – Link to register and set up is below

Registering with blogger or tumblr or free blog service

The next step is to get your free blogger blog if you haven’t already,

go to blogger.com and register yourself for a free blog by following the easy to follow instructions and you will have set up a free blogger blog in a few minutes. You will need to note down and keep your registration and login details and the blogspot domain name. You will need this to set up the blog with your purchased short domain name which you got from godaddy.

[ Now i have suggested  above that you get a domain name from godaddy because   because if you use the default blogger domain  which you get when you sign up for the free blogger service  you domain would be something like  “http://www.janesblog.blogspot.com” but if you get  a domain from godaddy  your domain url could be  more shorter and professional looking like “www.janesblog.com” and easier for your  viewers to recollect your blog name and also type it  in their browsers. A custom domain like this also gives a more professional impression that you take your blog/website  or blogging seriously.

By getting and signing up for the free blogger blog service you are essentially saving on a blog hosting service (check out my blog hosting comparison post here) that can cost anywhere between $100 to 250 a year.

The difference between this cheap method and a professional blogger who would buy a domain and get a hosting service (totally approx $260) to set up a blog is the price factor, with this cheap method you still get a custom domain name for your blog but you set up your blog at a much cheaper price with free google blogger hosting.

You will still have google watching over your shoulder with this free blogger service you are using ,but as long as you don’t do anything silly to upset google your blog will be fine and not deleted or banned.

The benefits of  this $10 cheapie blog setup

In short you spend under $10 for the whole blog – you dont even need to bother about ongoing maintenance as google free blogger service takes care of that and you can still earn money from your blog.

With this method, you own your www. blogname of your blog that your bought and you can transfer your free blog to a paid hosting service anytime you like to get it updated to a paid professional custom wordpress blog. There are no restrictions or monitoring by google when you move it away from blogger to custom hosted paid wordpress blog.

What is a custom hosted paid wordpress blog ?

Its  a self-hosted WordPress blog that most professional bloggers use. To set this up You buy hosting for a year from a hosting company  and  you can set up your blog  through word press which is one of the worlds most popular and easy blogging software. Most hosting companies nowdays make the process of starting this blog and moving your blog to them easy by offering the transfer service free or offering support to set up your blog.

Most professional bloggers use a paid wordpress hosting service and paid wordpress theme to get their blog to the next level . Heaps of customizations and designs paid and free are available for wordpress blogging software.

Most professional bloggers upgrade to a wordpress self hosted blog ( costing anywhere from $80 to 200 a year) once they can afford it. Self-hosted blog means you have you own hosting provider and have you blog residing with that hosting service. Your domain name don’t need to be with the same provider, but can be also bought with the same provider. I prefer to buy my domains from godaddy and buy my hosting separately for my blogs as I have multiple domains and blogs and moving or transferring them becomes easier if you change hosting companies when you have your domains with godaddy.

Let me know if you need any help setting up a  cheapie blog  by either leaving a  comment here are getting in touch  via my contact page .

Enjoy our Intro video to the ultimate blog creation –> 10 Step guide below

Cheers /jeff

The Top 10 WordPress bloggers that has made a mark online

WordPress have been used worldwide for creation of websites and blogs. It has attracted many business tycoon and famous personalities who uses WordPress for promoting their business and services. With internet becoming more advanced, social blogs have gained more popularity out of which some of the popular WordPress bloggers are listed below:

top bloggers 2016

Michael Arrington

J. Michael Arrington was born on 13th March 1970 in California. TechCrunch, a blog covering start-ups and technology news was founded by him in the year 2005. A daily income of around $14,816 is earned from this blog and its value is estimated to be $10.82 million. Michael graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a major in economics. He attended Stanford Law School in 1995 and practiced corporate and securities law at O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His clients included Netscape, Apple and many startups, venture funds, and investment banks. He later left the practice of law to join Real Names, which failed after raising $100M. He was co-founder of Achex, an internet payment company, which was sold to First Data Corp for US$32 million. He has also co-authored a book on initial public offerings.

Publishing a blog can be easy and quick if you choose the right hosting and website provider. Check out our comparison on website hosting here. We recommend bluehost as a reliable  website and hosting provider

Matt Marshall

There was a time when news pertaining to entrepreneurial and technology innovations were either uncovered entirely or reached public only after a time period. That time a new blog named VentureBeat was launched in 2006 by Matt Marshall.

His blog is updated with all business and technological innovation information with a greater velocity and in-depth details. His blog generates a daily income of $1,251 and its value is $913,721. Before finding VentureBeat, he used to cover venture capital for San Jose Mercury News from 2001 to 2006. He was awarded "Journalist of the Year" by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists in 2002. He used to work for Wall Street Journal in Germany from 1995 to 1998 and was a writer for Washington Post in 1994.

Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly Friedman is the founder of a very popular blog Smashing Magazine. He is the writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He also runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and solves complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. According to the blog, its every article goes through a thorough editorial review, including multiple passes for editing and refinement, before being published. Its articles focuses on the latest trends and best practices in web development. In 2010, Smashing Magazine was the recipient of a Shorty Awards for its notable contribution to the field of design. It was also the winner of the .net Awards in 2008 under the category "Best Blog". Daily income generated from his blog is $6,382 and its value is $4.66 million.

Harsh Agarwal

Harsh is the founder of the blog called shoutmeloud. He completed his engineering from Sharda University. He then started to work for Convergys, a call centre in Gurgoan, India. It was while working in this company that he started his first blog in blogspot and then after few months switched over to self-hosted WordPress blog. He writes about SEO, social media, starting and managing a blog, and making money online.

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder along with his wife Carla Sinclair founded the blog bOING bOING. He is a blogger, illustrator and journalist. His wife is an American writer and journalist. Mark is the co-editor of The Happy Mutant Handbook. He is the author and illustrator of Mad Professor (2002), World’s Worst (2005) and The Computer: An Illustrated History (2005). He is also the author of Rule the Web: How to Do Anything and Everything on the Internet—Better, Faster, Easier (2007), and Made by Hand (2010). Carla edited the book Net Chick, and was author of the cyber culture thriller Signal to Noise. She was editor-in-chief at Craft magazine for O’Reilly Media.

Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal is an I.I.T graduate and has worked at ADP Inc. for clients like Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. He introduced the blog titled labnol and became India’s first Professional Blogger. Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional award for five years in a row (2007-2011). He has developed several popular web apps and Google Add-ons including Mail Merge for Gmail. He is the author of The Most Useful Websites, an ebook. Amit authors the hugely popular and award-winning Digital Inspiration blog where he writes how-to guides around consumer software and mobile apps.

Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin was born on 20th October 1970 in Philadelphia. She is an American conservative blogger, political commentator and author. She launched her political blog MichelleMalkin in June 2004. A 2007 memo from the National Republican Senatorial Committee described Malkin as one of the five "best-read national conservative bloggers". In 2011, the people search company PeekYou claimed that Malkin had the largest digital footprint of any political blogger.

Oliver Dale

Oliver Dale launched the blog WP Lift in 2010. He is the WordPress developer and is well known within the WordPress niche for launching WordPress related products such as the theme store ThemeFurnace and the advertising plugin WP AdCenter. His blog is updated daily with guides, useful tools, plugin reviews, theme reviews, and news roundups. Oliver is also the founder of Kooc Media.

Pete Cashmore

Pete was born on 18th September 1985 in Scotland. He is the founder of the popular blog Mashable, a Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide. Cashmore was recognized in Inc.’s "30 Under 30", Forbes’ "Top 25 Web Celebs" and The Huffington Post’s "Top 10 Game Changers 2009". He writes a weekly column on technology and social media at CNN. He was one among those who were listed in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people. He was also crowned as the most influential Briton by INQ and most influential Twitter user in the world in 2009.

Perez Hilton (Mario Armando Lavandeira)

Perez Hilton was born on 23rd March 1978 in Florida, United States. He is an American blogger, columnist and television personality who founded the blog named PerezHilton. This blog was previously named as PageSixSixSix and is famous for posts covering gossips about celebrities. He also posts tabloid photographs over which he adds his own captions or "doodles". He had started blogging as a part of his hobby and it included online journals and hobbies which didn’t interest him. It was after some time that he started focussing on celebrities, as he found them more entertaining. Terra.com had named Hilton the Hispanic of the Year in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month on 15 September 2008. $3645 is the daily income spawned from the blog and its value is @2.66 million.