Technology Defined Part 4: Third Party Solutions
Third party solutions are great when needing to add additional items to your websites. Companies that want to add a map, for example, can use Google Maps. Same goes for those wanting customers to pay for a product can use PayPal. Along with Google Maps and PayPal, Digital Trike can integrate the following third party solutions to your existing or future website, software tool or mobile application: Authorize.net, Google Analytics, Google Apps, PrestaShop e-commerce, Qualys PCI Compliance, Shopify e-commerce and WordPress. These solutions offer a variety of benefits.
Listed are 10 benefits to think about when considering using a third party solution for your company.
1. Ease of use
There are many companies that choose third party solutions because of how easy they are to use. Since the technology is simple, time spent on formatting is greatly reduced.
2. Manage from any device
Most third party solutions make sure you can easily get access wherever you are as long as you have the Internet. They also have applications so you can access your website or other solution on your phone or tablet.
3. No HTML editing or FTP software required
Third party solutions are self-contained systems and do not require HTML editing software such as Adobe Dreamweaver. You can create a new page, format text, upload images or do many other tasks without the need for additional software. If needed, minor HTML editing is often done within the third party solution.
4. Search engines love third party solutions
The code behind third party solutions is very clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and index a site’s content. In addition, each page, post and image can have its own meta tag keywords, description and title, as well as be optimized for specific keywords, allowing for very precise search engine optimization.
5. You have full control
Want to be able to update your product yourself instead of waiting on someone else to do it for you? With third party solutions, you have control of nearly every aspect of your product and can easily make updates whenever you feel the need to.
6. The design of your website is 100% customizable
Third parties act as the engine for your website. The look and feel of the site can be 100% customized so your brand can shine through on your site and provide a unique experience for your visitors.
7. For WordPress, a blog is built-in and ready to go
Since WordPress was originally created as a blogging platform, blogging capabilities are built-in and are easy to integrate, if desired. Setting up RSS / email subscriptions to your blog, commenting capabilities, and automatically adding the most recent blog posts to other pages of the site (your homepage, for example) are also very simple to set-up, and help to extend your company’s reach and make your site more dynamic and interactive.
8. Extend the functionality of your product with plugins
For even more customization such as adding an event calendar, Twitter feed, Facebook fan box or anything else you can think of, many third party solutions allow you to use plugins. Most are free or very reasonably priced.
9. Your website can grow as your business grows
Third party solutions are very scalable. You can have hundreds of pages on your site, and the performance of the site will not be compromised in the least.
10. Have multiple users
As an administrator of a third party solution, you can setup multiple users for the website and assign the access levels and capabilities of each user.
Digital Trike is here to assist you when it comes to third party solutions. We’re here to help take your product to the next level in order to impress those who will be using it often!