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Grow Your Accounting Business Online With WordPress – 2

In Part 1 of this article on ways to build your accounting web presence, we provided in-depth information on the following topics:

In this section, we discuss more ways to grow your accounting business online. Topics covered include:

To learn more about WordPress plugins and themes, see the articles below:

Your Accounting Website – WordPress Plugins That Can Help To Improve Search Engine Optimization, Improve User Engagement And Drive More Visitors

Your web traffic is an important part of your business growth. This section will help you improve your web traffic.

Optimizing Your Website For Search Engines With WordPress

There are many ways that WordPress helps optimize your website for search engines:

Improving SEO, Increase User Engagement And Generate More Web Traffic With Plugins

In addition to the built-in features of WordPress, the WP community makes available a number of plugins that will improve SEO, increase user engagement and drive more visitors to your website.

For example, you can use the plugins below to improve your site’s SEO:

(A plugin like Yoast SEO (previously known as WordPress SEO by Yoast) can improve your SEO)

Other things you can do to improve SEO, increase user engagement and drive more visitors to your website are to add a forum, newsletters, commenting, and social sharing features. Here are some more WordPress plugins that can help:

(You can add social features to your website easily with free or inexpensive WordPress plugins)

Ways To Generate More Leads & Enquiries

This section looks at how to improve your sales and generate leads and enquiries online.

Providing A Newsletter

Providing a newsletter is a great way to build a subscriber list. It provides a number of benefits, like:

A proven strategy for getting visitors to become subscribers is to provide high value information and offer users a free gift in exchange for their details. This could be a handy guide, tips for handling tax, access to tax calculators, discount coupons, access to subscriber-only content, contests, etc.

Adding A Contact Form

A contact form makes it easy and simple for prospective customers to get in touch. A contact form also allows users to report issues, contact specific departments, request a quote, and more.

Contact forms provide several benefits and advantages, like:

A popular WordPress contact form plugin is Contact Form 7.

Contact Form 7

(Contact Form 7 – WordPress Plugin)

Contact form 7 is a free plugin that is easy to install and set up and allows you to create and manage multiple contact forms into any page on your site, customize your forms and the email contents, add fields, and more.

The plugin supports international languages, Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Something else to consider is to segment your contact form so prospective customers can select the topic they are contacting you about. This will help you to get the comment to the right person.

Map

Adding a map helps your visitors and customers find you.

Adding maps (e.g. Google Maps) to your WordPress site also provides visitors with many benefits, such as:

(Adding maps helps your visitors and clients find you)

Below are just some plugins that let you embed, customize and display Google maps on your site:

WordPress Plugins For Improving Search Engine Optimization, Better User Engagement And Traffic Generation

WordPress Plugins

WordPress lets you add a number of plugins to your accounting or financial services site that will immediately make available a range of practical tools for visitors. Here are some of these plugins:

Calculator Pro Calculators

(Calculator Pro Calculators)

This is a free collection of 400+ calculators. You can embed these into your posts, pages, or sidebars using shortcodes. Internationalization is supported.

Most of them aren’t focused specifically on accounting, but there are quite a few for:

For more details, go here}:

Show Stock Quotes

(Show Stock Quotes WP Plugin)

This plugin installs a widget that shows up to 20 different stock quotes per portfolio. You can display as many widgets as you want.

(Show Stock Quotes Plugin For WordPress – Stock Portfolio)

For more details, go here}:

Custom Stock Ticker

(Custom Stock Ticker Plugin)

With this plugin you can add custom stock tickers to any post, page or sidebar using shortcodes.

Custom Stock ticker comes with loads of customizable ticker. You can choose from built-in skins or customize it yourself. It’s easy to customize it so it matches your website. You can also create custom stocks for individual categories.

Customize the appearance by changing height, width, scroll speed, opacity, background color, number of stocks displayed simultaneously, text color, font size, font family, etc.

For more details, go here}:

Finance Calculator

(Finance Calculator WordPress Plugin)

This free plugin lets your users calculate indicative repayments. It’s great for calculating repayments on automotive loans, property, or other large loans.

(Finance Calculator WP Plugin – Loan Calculators)

The Finance Calculator plugin also contains an application form that sends a notification message to the email address you specify.

It will display payment protection, calculate 12 to 60 months loans and create a form that can be placed in any page or post.

For more details, go here}:

WP-Invoice

(WP-Invoice – WordPress Plugin)

WP-Invoice lets WordPress blog owners send itemized invoices to their clients.

WP-Invoice integrates billing into WordPress. You can send itemized invoices. It also allows you to set up recurring billing. It can be expanded through both free and premium add-ons, like business location, electronic signature, PDF creation, quote creation, single-page checkout forms, and more.

The plugin ties into your WordPress user management database to keep track of clients and their information, and integrates with payment processors like PayPal, Authorize.net, Stripe, 2Checkout, Interkassa, and others.

The plugin lets you add custom payments and charges, create pre-defined line items and discounts, quickly view invoice status and progression, filter and find invoices, show invoice receipts and invoice history, create e-mail notification templates, access reports (collected vs uncollected invoices, ten most valuable clients and top grossing line items), and more.

For more details, go here}:

All In One Business Management Application

(All In One Business Management Application – WordPress Plugin)

This is a complete business management system that includes accounting management, invoicing, order management, helpdesk with support ticketing system, CRM and many additional features.

(All In One Business Management Application WP Plugin – Invoice)

All In One Business Management Application supports multiple languages, is fully customizable and provides powerful tools like document management, to do app, and more.

For more details, go here}:

iBilling – Accounting And Billing Software

(iBilling – Accounting and Billing Software Plugin For WordPress)

This is a scalable business software that lets you manage client data and invoicing, tracks your company’s net worth and cash flow, send single-click payment reminders and payment confirmations, and lots more.

(iBilling – Accounting and Billing Software Plugin For WordPress – Client Invoice)

iBilling allows you to get paid faster by integrating with several payment gateways.

For more details, go here}:

WordPress Themes

To get the best features and professional look for your website, we recommend choosing a theme specifically for accounting. Here is a list of some of the best accountancy themes available. With the themes listed below you can own a professional-looking accounting website within minutes and save hundreds to thousands of dollars on the cost of web design.

Accounting Pro

(Accounting Pro Theme)

This premium theme for WordPress is a turn-key theme for accountants and accounting firms. It’s responsive, has a drag-and-drop page-builder, offers several page templates, custom menu features, a content composer (gives you an improved WordPress editor), a sidebar manager, performs auto resizing for images, and lots more.

Accounting Pro can be expanded by installing premium add-ons.

For more information, go here:

Accountancy

(Accountancy Theme)

This one comes in a variety of styles and layouts that helps give your accounting site a professional look and feel.

It includes a custom slider, a featured testimonial, and more. It’s lightweight, search optimized, fast loading, and is responsive. It provides the features you need without bloating your theme. Free updates and 1 year of support is included with the price.

Go here for more information:

Accounting

(Accounting Theme)

This premium WordPress theme includes a drag-and-drop builder so you can design your website any way you want. The theme also provides unlimited sidebars with custom widgets, four different types of headers, a custom administration panel, four color schemes, custom slider, 3 blog types, and is fully responsive (mobile-friendly). Accountancy looks clean and modern and is fast to load.

For more details, go here:

Kathryn

(Kathryn Theme For WordPress)

This premium WordPress theme was built for accountants. It has a slider, multiple layouts, multiple sidebars, a variety of color options, is easy to use, inexpensive, SEO friendly, and is responsive (mobile-friendly). Although this theme could easily suit any profession, it builds a great looking accounting theme. It includes a license for the Soliloquy slider plugin and must be purchased separately from the Genesis Framework.

More info:

Accounting WordPress Theme

(Accounting WordPress Theme – WP Theme)

This one was developed to enhance professionalism within the accounting industry. It features an authoritative color scheme and elements designed specifically to help give your accounting business website a professional look while not looking dull. It’s a turn-key installation but you can still modify it if you want. It’s mobile-friendly and includes pages for your accounting services, contact section with consultation requests (downloadable as a CSV file), testimonials, and a blog.

More information:

WP Advocate

(WP Advocate Theme)

This is a corporate theme built specifically for professional service providers such as accountants and attorneys. Use the bundled images or upload your own. It also includes a custom post type for staff profiles. It will also integrate with BeSpoke profile templates. WP Advocate is clean-looking and fast-loading.

For more information, go here:

Divi

(Divi WordPress Theme)

This is the most flexible theme in Elegant Themes‘ entire collection. You can create a professional site using its page builder or beautiful and unique pre-made layouts. You can modify your layout as much as you need.

The builder transforms elements into visual building blocks, allowing you to understand and easily change the structure of their page without editing code.

(Divi WordPress Theme – Flexible Page Builder)

It has 40 content modules that you can drag and drop anywhere you want. These include audio player, blog, contact form, countdown timer, gallery, map, person, shop, testimonial, text, fullwidth header, fullwidth menu, fullwidth slider, and more.. It is fully responsive and fully customizable. Themes start at $69 per year and includes access to 80+ themes.

For more information, go here:

The Corporation

(The Corporation Theme)

This one from Elegant Themes was specifically built to make corporate websites look good.

The Corporation has a sleek page-based home page design with a eye-catching slider. It also has a blog design and features that toggle on and off. It comes with 6 unique  color schemes. It also comes with multiple page templates which include contact pages, blog feeds, sitemaps, search page, gallery page, and more. Prices start at $69 per year and includes full access to over 80 themes.

For more details, go here:

Adviser

(Adviser Theme For WordPress)

This premium theme was built specifically to help those in the financial industry to build trust online through clean design. It’s ideal for businesses that provide services such as investment advice or tax help. Adviser includes a recruitment page with hiring announcements and where to send applications. It also includes a lease calculator. It includes multiple shortcodes and widgets, and includes the drag-and-drop visual composer.

Go here for more information:

Tax Help

(Tax Help)

This one was developed specifically for financial companies, tax and financial advisors, and firms offering tax assistance. Tax Help is designed to show your services professionally and help establish your business reputation. It has a range of blog styles, uses the drag-and-drop visual composer, includes a shortcode builder, the Revolution Slider, and many custom shortcodes.

More info:

Finance Business

(Finance Business)

This premium WordPress theme was developed for firms that provide any type of financial service such as consulting, tax help, insurance, corporate, finance, accounting, loans, and more. Finance Business includes a custom CMSMasters Visual Content Composer plugin, around one hundred shortcodes that let you add charts and financial content, a custom drag-and-drop composer, 2 premium sliders, page settings, color management features, animations, and lots more.

More info:

Avada

(Avada Finance WordPress Theme)

Avada is a fully responsive and versatile multipurpose theme that lets you easily build, configure, and run any kind of website you want without touching code, including a website for an accounting or finance-related organization.

To learn more about the Avada theme for WordPress, go here: Avada

Hopefully, you have found this article on WordPress plugins & themes for improving SEO, increasing user engagement and generating more traffic helpful.

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