Frequently asked questions

Which plugins are necessary for every new website?

I always use two excellent plugins, namely Rank Math ja UpdraftPlus.

Rank Math is a lightweight and super useful SEO tool. Even the free version is good enough to handle the SEO of a small business website.

It is easy to optimize pages, articles and images with Rank Math. You can always connect the tool with Google Analytics.

Watch a short video about Rank Math on my YouTube channel:

a link to one of my YouTube videos

UpdraftPlus is the best site backup tool out there. It will not slow down your site and it’s always realiable. And it’s free!

Introduction to UpdraftPlus on YouTube:

a link to one of my YouTube videos
And WooCommerce plugins?

I use Stripe as the main payment portal for e-commerce. Stripe offers one of the more pain-free experiences for online merchants and customers alike. As an example, Fazer is a Finnish company that uses Stripe to provide payment services to their customers.

Stripe takes their slice of each payment, but so does every other service out there. This is my preferred choice, mainly because of its easy interface.

Often a customer abandons their shopping cart just as they’re about to complete the payment. That’s when the Cart Abandonment plugin comes into play. It will send a reminder email to the customer.

WooCommerce Direct Checkout allows you to direct the customer directly to the Checkout page. This a good way to bypass the shopping cart and speed up the customer buying experience.

Super Socializer allows the customer to login to their account using their social media accounts. It’s hard to imagine a modern website without this option.

Each merchant has their own priorities. I’ll listen carefully to your needs.

If you want see more great WooCommerce plugins, go and visit the Sendcloud website.

What is important in selecting a hosting service for my website?

If you’re operating solely in Finland, get a Finnish hosting service. The servers are close by, thus ensuring that you won’t get any slowdowns from their side.

You should have an estimation of how many visitors will come to your site every month. It’s worth paying more for the bandwidth, if you’re expecting a rush of customers. A local business will manage just fine with less.

If you’re selling to foreign markets, it’s worth thinking about large hosting companies like Siteground. I’ve had good experiences with the company. The tools that Siteground provide for speed and security optimization are quite excellent.