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SEO Tool

Long Tail Pro

Read the full review here.

If you want a premium tool for your SEO campaign. Then this can be your go-to tool. The market is saturated with SEO tools and no doubt, there are some excellent ones but Long Tail Pro is the best tool you can get at this price range.

It offers keyword research, rank tracking, backlink checker and SERP analysis. The price is incredibly low at $25/month (annual plan) or $37/month (monthly plan) against the industry standard of $70-$100.

Domain Registrar

Namecheap

They have the cheapest rate for registering a domain. You could get a .com domain starting at $8.88 which includes free WHOIS protection against the industry standard of $15. Other extension starts at $3.88. Check them out and you won’t find a cheaper place to register your domain.

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WordPress Hosting

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Bluehost

Bluehost was founded in 1996 and been in business for 23 years now. They power more than 2 million domains in the world and offers WordPress hosting since 2006.

Bluehost is officially recommended by WordPress.org.

If you are tight in budget, you can go with Bluehost. You get domain+hosting in $71/year for their basic plan.

Price- $71/year for the basic plan (include domain)

Other feature includes 99.99% uptime, SSL certificate, 50 GB SSD storage (basic plan), 5 email accounts, 24/7 expert support, 30-day money back guarantee, C-panel included, unlimited traffic (you can expect 10,000 visitors/month without any trouble in their basic plan).

Quick tip- When you sign up with them they will offer many add ons like codeguard, seo tools, sitelock etc. Just uncheck them all and proceed. However, you should purchase domain privacy protection which costs $0.99/month.

SiteGround

SiteGround was founded in 2004 by a few university friends and powers 1,800,000 domains worldwide.

SiteGround is also recommended by WordPress.org.

If you want to host for WooCommerce then you can choose SiteGround as they have the lowest cost for WooCommerce hosting.

Price- $47/year for the startup plan (same price for WooCommerce)

Other features include 99.99% uptime, SSL certificate, 10 GB SSD storage (StartUp plan), unlimited email accounts, 24/7 expert support, 30-day money back guarantee, 10,000 visits/month (StartUp plan), C panel included.

Quick tip- They also offer many add-ons. Just ignore them and proceed.

HostGator

HostGator was founded in 2002 and sold to Endurance International Group (EIG) in 2012 which also owns Bluehost. They also have blue hosting which reduces environmental impact.

If you are looking for additional features like CodeGuard and Sitelock then HostGator is a good option.

Price- $101/year for the starter plan (Sitelock and CodeGuard included)

Other feature includes 99.99% uptime, SSL certificate, unmetered SSD storage (25% of the CPU processes your website will be using on the server), unlimited email accounts, 24/7 expert support, 45-days money back guarantee, 100,000 visits/month (Starter plan), site lock for daily malware attacks, CodeGuard for daily backups, C-panel included.

Quick tip- Tax is not included in their plan. You will be charged tax in the checkout process. Also, ignore the monthly plan as they are very costly.

Namecheap

You probably have heard Namecheap as a domain registrar. But if you are starting out and has a very tight budget then Namecheap comes to your rescue.

If you are very very tight in budget or want a monthly plan then Namecheap is the best option for you.

Price- $15.44/year for the stellar plan (you could host upto 3 websites).

Other features include 99.99% uptime, SSL certificate, 20 GB SSD storage (Stellar plan), 30 email accounts, 24/7 expert support, 30-days money back guarantee, Unlimited traffic (you can expect 10,000 visitors/month in the stellar plan), CodeGuard for daily backups, host up to 3 websites, C panel included.

Quick tip- The default server location is the US but If you want to host in the UK server then it will cost extra $1/month. It can be a viable option if the majority of your target audience is based in the UK.

WordPress Themes

GeneratePress

GeneratePress has become one of the most popular WordPress themes with more than 845 five star reviews. The theme is highly customizable whether you are into e-com, blogging or small business.

The theme is super light which significantly increases the site speed and performance of your blog. The size of the theme is less than 30kb.

It also works well with page builders like Elementor, Beaver, etc. Other important features include full layout control, various styling options in colors and typography, compatible with all plugins, secure and stable coding, schema.org code (great for SEO).

You can try it out with their free version. You still get a lot of these options. Once you are ready to extend more functionality then you can upgrade to a premium membership which costs $49.

Astra

Astra is another popular WordPress theme with more than 300,000+ users and 2100+ five star ratings. It is also great for any kind of sites including e-com, blog or a business website.

The size of the theme is less than 50kb which improves the performance and load time of your site. They claim that the load speed with Astra is less than 0.5 seconds.

It is also compatible with all page editors. You could also use pre-built templates by downloading a plugin ‘Astra Sites’. The other features offered are similar to GeneratePress. It has full layout settings of your site, several header options, color and typography, full control of your blog post design, schema.org markup (great for SEO).

You could make a great looking site with the free version. If you want to upgrade to premium then it will cost you $59.