Have you noticed how many bloggers are promoting the hosting company Siteground? After being stung by affiliate recommendations in the past, I spent a long time deciding on whether or not I should make the switch to Siteground.
After using Siteground for a while now, I can tell you that not switching sooner was one of the biggest regrets I have in my business. Today, I want to show you how making the switch impacted my traffic stats. They’re pretty impressive.
Please know that I’m not trying to be braggadocious, by any means. What I want to do is show you the impact of a bad hosting company. O a run of the mill hosting company. And how it can negatively affect your ability to grow your blog or business and ultimately, stunt your chances of making money.
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The Mystery Behind All Of Those Siteground Referrals?
Honestly, there’s no mystery. The affiliate payouts are good, sure. But the hosting company itself is outstanding.
Within seven days of the switch, my traffic had doubled.
I was still working on my usual traffic steps;
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But my content was getting shared more because my site was so much faster. In that week I also decided to update three posts with a new pin each.
Why Did I Change My Hosting Company?
It’s not because I had seen so many fantastic reviews. The main reason was that both of my blogs were going down for at least 30 minutes a night and after two weeks, I had enough. I got in touch with my developer, and I told her what I wanted.
- The ability to grow
- Spam Protection
- Email Addresses
In the end, I went for the cloud storage option through Siteground. That’s because my craft blog gets a lot of traffic. If you’re getting less than 100,000 monthly pageviews, you will be fine with the Go Big! Plan. You can always upgrade in the future.
Why Do So Many People Recommend Siteground:
Their customer service is outstanding. I’m always using the LiveChat function, and the best part is that they email you a transcript of your chat!
If you need more technical assistance, you are required to open a ticket, but they get responded to pretty quickly.
Take a look at their Trustpilot rating:
The basic package starts at £2.75 per month. They offer three shared hosting plans: StartUp, GrowBig, and GoGeek. As I mentioned before, I switched to cloud hosting because my traffic was big for my craft blog and I wanted to have this blog on the same hosting plan.
The GrowBig package is perfect for a new blogger because it gives you tremendous room to grow. If you don’t feel ready to commit to that or set that kind of traffic goal you can always start with the basic package of £2.75 as a trial and upgrade if you decide to set that crazy goal.
If you are undecided about which hosting plan you should go for, you can always utilise the Live Chat function and chat with a rep.
To Wrap Up
In case you haven’t guessed, I highly recommend Siteground as a hosting company. If you think about hosting a party or a wedding, you will know that where you host that party is really important. You will want it to be able to meet your needs and impress the crap out of anyone who attends. Siteground can do that for you.
I’m not the only person who has seen this kind of traffic effect from Siteground. Marie from LadiesMakeMoneyOnline saw a similar spike in traffic and sessions!