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What they don't tell you about Convertri 

What they don't tell you about Convertri 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Since the time I wrote this Convertri Review in 2016, many things have changed so I have updated my website as things progress. Now that it is 2018 I have updated the website regularly!!

I did not anticipate when i built this Sales Funnel comparison review site that the Converti team would be so dedicated to making so may improvements each week. so I am constantly updating this page to stay current :-)

Some of my gripes and complaints  from 2016 have been removed from the page as these are all now fixed and the software is working brilliantly. 

In fact one of the impressive things about Convertri is the updates and additions that come each week and the way the customer service team keep in contact with users of the landing page builder software to update them. 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Since the time I wrote this Convertri Review in 2016, many things have changed so I have updated my website as things progress. Now that it is 2018 I have updated the website regularly!!

I did not anticipate when i built this Sales Funnel comparison review site that the Converti team would be so dedicated to making so may improvements each week. so I am constantly updating this page to stay current :-)

Some of my gripes and complaints  from 2016 have been removed from the page as these are all now fixed and the software is working brilliantly. 

In fact one of the impressive things about Convertri is the updates and additions that come each week and the way the customer service team keep in contact with users of the landing page builder software to update them. 

ASK ME ANYTHING YOU LIKE

If you are experiencing frustration please let me assist you by asking me any questions you like because I have been exactly where you are now.

Just ask me your questions. I’m serious. Tell me what you are wanting to achieve, your business aspirations and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction based on my own experiences with helping hundreds of people over the years.

ASK ME ANYTHING YOU LIKE

If you are experiencing frustration please let me assist you by asking me any questions you like because I have been exactly where you are now.

Just ask me your questions. I’m serious. Tell me what you are wanting to achieve, your business aspirations and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction based on my own experiences with helping hundreds of people over the years.

My Experience with Convertri

I am extremely happy with Convertri. I run my lead generation business on it and I use the online software every day.  

Converti is incredible for sales funnels, landing pages I use it for building websites for my clients also. I even built this site you are reading with Convertri. (Hosted on their fast server of course)

As per my what landing page builder is best for me page, I recommend Convertri for web developers that build landing pages and small to medium websites for their clients, web agencies that build sales funnels and medium sized websites and for business owners starting out who don't want the hassles involved in hosting their own sites using a CMS editor such as Wordpress.

As per my  comparison between Convertri and Thrive where I go through the comparison of the technical elements each software uses, here I just give a general overview from my personal experiences of using Convertri with a few technical aspects thrown in.   :-)  So here goes.......

I purchased Convertri when it was released in July 2016 for the four reasons listed below. 

1. ONLINE HOSTING The landing pages are hosted on Converti's server which has immense appeal to me coming from an agency that hosted over 400 wordpress sites. Hosting on Convertri's server eliminates the need for me to manage my own server, which I see as a massive benefit both financially and for time efficiency.

It means I don't need to worry about updating plugins to prevent my website from being hacked. 

2. FAST. The webserver and the webcode that Convertri uses is very fast.  The fastest I have seen actually, nothing I have seen since betters the speed of Convertri. This is fantastic for conversions, particularly on mobile, and has assisted me no end when pitching clients to do their work.

 We all know what happens when a site takes too long to load on your phone, Its straight back the cat videos for most of the viewers :-)

3. SECURITY. Convertri is very secure. The owners have put alot of money and effort into the security of their server. I was very impressed by some of the big names they are hosting and the big launches done on convertri that have gone poerfectly.

My logic was if its good enough for them, its good enough for me. Great decision as it turns out. Convertri has been responsible for some of the biggest launches in Internet history with hundreds of thousands of people hitting the server at the same time, and it has performed faultlessly . 

4. FREE SSL CERTIFICATE. With one click of a button you can install a secure certificate and it is completely FREE. This saves labour and cash and is a huge benefit for us marketers

Why I believe online hosting such as Convertri is better than self hosted 

The easiest way to explain why I think having my landing pages hosted online is better, is to put the fear of god into you first (sorry) and show you  a screen shot of live attacks on Wordpress sites daily

Scary huh? Having managed 400 wordpress websites at my agency, I can tell you it is a major problem and only going to get worse as troubles in the world deepen. The hackers are getting smarter day by day and long term I can't see an easy solution to it.  Its estimated that out of 75 million Wordpress sites 12% are hacked making that number 9 million sites that are hacked. Not great. More information here if you would like to see it. 

Unless you have the resources (financial and physical) to manage the security of your sites, then it's always going to be a battle to get fast speeds, be secure and to keep attackers away.

With Convertri you have none of these issues :-)  They have the resources and the knowledge to handle this so you don't need to worry.

My Experience with Convertri

I am extremely happy with Convertri. I run my lead generation business on it and I use the online software every day.  

Converti is incredible for sales funnels, landing pages I use it for building websites for my clients also. I even built this site you are reading with Convertri. (Hosted on their fast server of course)

As per my what landing page builder is best for me page, I recommend Convertri for web developers that build landing pages and small to medium websites for their clients, web agencies that build sales funnels and medium sized websites and for business owners starting out who don't want the hassles involved in hosting their own sites using a CMS editor such as Wordpress.

As per my  comparison between Convertri and Thrive where I go through the comparison of the technical elements each software uses, here I just give a general overview from my personal experiences of using Convertri with a few technical aspects thrown in.   :-)  So here goes.......

I purchased Convertri when it was released in July 2016 for the four reasons listed below. 

1. ONLINE HOSTING The landing pages are hosted on Converti's server which has immense appeal to me coming from an agency that hosted over 400 wordpress sites. Hosting on Convertri's server eliminates the need for me to manage my own server, which I see as a massive benefit both financially and for time efficiency.

It means I don't need to worry about updating plugins to prevent my website from being hacked. 

2. FAST. The webserver and the webcode that Convertri uses is very fast.  The fastest I have seen actually, nothing I have seen since betters the speed of Convertri. This is fantastic for conversions, particularly on mobile, and has assisted me no end when pitching clients to do their work.

 We all know what happens when a site takes too long to load on your phone, Its straight back the cat videos for most of the viewers :-)

3. SECURITY. Convertri is very secure. The owners have put alot of money and effort into the security of their server. I was very impressed by some of the big names they are hosting and the big launches done on convertri that have gone poerfectly.

My logic was if its good enough for them, its good enough for me. Great decision as it turns out. Convertri has been responsible for some of the biggest launches in Internet history with hundreds of thousands of people hitting the server at the same time, and it has performed faultlessly . 

4. FREE SSL CERTIFICATE. With one click of a button you can install a secure certificate and it is completely FREE. This saves labour and cash and is a huge benefit for us marketers

Why I believe online hosting such as Convertri is better than self hosted 

The easiest way to explain why I think having my landing pages hosted online is better, is to put the fear of god into you first (sorry) and show you  a screen shot of live attacks on Wordpress sites daily

Scary huh? Having managed 400 wordpress websites at my agency, I can tell you it is a major problem and only going to get worse as troubles in the world deepen. The hackers are getting smarter day by day and long term I can't see an easy solution to it.  Its estimated that out of 75 million Wordpress sites 12% are hacked making that number 9 million sites that are hacked. Not great. More information here if you would like to see it. 

Unless you have the resources (financial and physical) to manage the security of your sites, then it's always going to be a battle to get fast speeds, be secure and to keep attackers away.

With Convertri you have none of these issues :-)  They have the resources and the knowledge to handle this so you don't need to worry.

In this example I have three sites running. 

No 1 is built using Convertri 100%

No 2 is built using Thrive Architect on a std wordpress theme

No 3 is built using  Thrive Architect and a Thrive Wordpress Theme called Performag.

Convertri's server speed is amazing, its the fastest I have seen in the industry regardless of how many pages you have.  It is the equivalent or better than some of the largest Ecommerce companies in the world.

Thats all I have to say on it as what else can you say!!

In get regular compliments from my customers and viewers of the sites.

What is Converti not good for?

In short, its not great for very large websites. Let me explain

I have used Thrive Themes and Thrive Architect (previously known as Thrive Content Builder) since 2015 and still run blog/affiliate websites on their Wordpress theme called Performag and I also use the Thrive Architect plugin for popups and landing pages within these large blog sites.

It would be fair to say building massive websites on Convertri with complex menus, dropdowns etc can be done but needs proper planning due to the non automated menu system. At the time of writing this the menu feature of Convertri is manual which is fine for smaller websites (say 20 pages) but when you get into 200 page websites it needs a bit more planning upfront.

Having said that its not impossible to do

Check out this site built in Convertri 100%. Its a master piece https://www.spenceri.com/

The main reason I use Thrive for my affiliate sites is they are built on Wordpress and they are very large.

To rebuild them in Convertri would be a long job, but who knows, I may do it one day.

If I did it would most likely improve my SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and the income levels by having the website load faster  (I have observed other members saying the SEO improved tremendously using Convertri) but at this stage I am staying with Thrive on my own server for my large preexisting blog/wordpress sites.

Next lets look at Convertri's support service. How good is it?

Currently Convertri has excellent support via a Facebook group and a support ticket system. It wasn't always this way and to be fair this was one of the complaints I have removed from this page.  As I write this in 2018 the support is excellent, beyond excellent actually and there is no point talking about the old days as its meaningless to you trying to make a buying decision now. 

Sometimes you have to do a gentle prod within the facebook members area which is to be expected however overall I rate the support as excellent.

How easy is Convertri to use? 

I have to confess I struggled a little when I first started with Convertri back in 2016. Its quite different to using a block editor like Thrive, very different in fact. However I found after a week of building landing pages and sales funnels, it was the easiest platform I have used to date.  

Convertri takes a little change in your thinking when you use it. It is very intuitive unlike the block element builders out there who compete against Convertri. 

You soon got the hang of it with Convertri and using it becomes an absolute pleasure..

I also noticed that using a free form editor for the first time made me think more about my design and my messaging, which I found to be a huge benefit to my business. 

Convertri also has hundreds of amazing templates to chose from which makes things easier when starting out, but the one thing Convertri has taught me is to put more thought into the layout and messaging I deliver in my sales and landing pages. Not sure why, perhaps its to due with being  a free form editor.

What does Convertri cost?

Once again this content has been updated as Convertri launched quite a few complex pricing structures over the years since it launched that no one really understood (typical developers right?) however thankfully now the options are very easy to understand. 

If you want to save up to $50 a month use this link to sign up

In this example I have three sites running. 

No 1 is built using Convertri 100%

No 2 is built using Thrive Architect on a std wordpress theme

No 3 is built using  Thrive Architect and a Thrive Wordpress Theme called Performag.

Convertri's server speed is amazing, its the fastest I have seen in the industry regardless of how many pages you have.  It is the equivalent or better than some of the largest Ecommerce companies in the world.

Thats all I have to say on it as what else can you say!!

In get regular compliments from my customers and viewers of the sites.

What is Converti not good for?

In short, its not great for very large websites. Let me explain

I have used Thrive Themes and Thrive Architect (previously known as Thrive Content Builder) since 2015 and still run blog/affiliate websites on their Wordpress theme called Performag and I also use the Thrive Architect plugin for popups and landing pages within these large blog sites.

It would be fair to say building massive websites on Convertri with complex menus, dropdowns etc can be done but needs proper planning due to the non automated menu system. At the time of writing this the menu feature of Convertri is manual which is fine for smaller websites (say 20 pages) but when you get into 200 page websites it needs a bit more planning upfront.

Having said that its not impossible to do

Check out this site built in Convertri 100%. Its a master piece https://www.spenceri.com/

The main reason I use Thrive for my affiliate sites is they are built on Wordpress and they are very large.

To rebuild them in Convertri would be a long job, but who knows, I may do it one day.

If I did it would most likely improve my SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and the income levels by having the website load faster  (I have observed other members saying the SEO improved tremendously using Convertri) but at this stage I am staying with Thrive on my own server for my large preexisting blog/wordpress sites.

Next lets look at Convertri's support service. How good is it?

Currently Convertri has excellent support via a Facebook group and a support ticket system. It wasn't always this way and to be fair this was one of the complaints I have removed from this page.  As I write this in 2018 the support is excellent, beyond excellent actually and there is no point talking about the old days as its meaningless to you trying to make a buying decision now. 

Sometimes you have to do a gentle prod within the facebook members area which is to be expected however overall I rate the support as excellent.

How easy is Convertri to use? 

I have to confess I struggled a little when I first started with Convertri back in 2016. Its quite different to using a block editor like Thrive, very different in fact. However I found after a week of building landing pages and sales funnels, it was the easiest platform I have used to date.  

Convertri takes a little change in your thinking when you use it. It is very intuitive unlike the block element builders out there who compete against Convertri. 

You soon got the hang of it with Convertri and using it becomes an absolute pleasure..

I also noticed that using a free form editor for the first time made me think more about my design and my messaging, which I found to be a huge benefit to my business. 

Convertri also has hundreds of amazing templates to chose from which makes things easier when starting out, but the one thing Convertri has taught me is to put more thought into the layout and messaging I deliver in my sales and landing pages. Not sure why, perhaps its to due with being  a free form editor.

What does Convertri cost?

Once again this content has been updated as Convertri launched quite a few complex pricing structures over the years since it launched that no one really understood (typical developers right?) however thankfully now the options are very easy to understand. 

If you want to save up to $50 a month use this link to sign up

Next lets look at Convertri's server uptime percentage.

Ok so you have put your faith in someone to host your sites on their server. It all sounds good but what happens if it goes down? You are helpless right, its their server not yours, and what can you do. This is what went through my mind as I moved all my websites and landing pages over to Convertri. Its scary right? Well I have good news dear reader.

As I am writing this its 2018 and to date there has been 100% UPTIME. Yes thats right 100% uptime on Convertri. Impressive right. I told you they are clever guys. Thats 2 years without a blemish, with NO downtime

Next lets look at Convertri's server uptime percentage.

Ok so you have put your faith in someone to host your sites on their server. It all sounds good but what happens if it goes down? You are helpless right, its their server not yours, and what can you do. This is what went through my mind as I moved all my websites and landing pages over to Convertri. Its scary right? Well I have good news dear reader.

As I am writing this its 2018 and to date there has been 100% UPTIME. Yes thats right 100% uptime on Convertri. Impressive right. I told you they are clever guys. Thats 2 years without a blemish, with NO downtime

Next lets look at the speed of Convertri's server. How good is it really 

Once again I will let the image do the talking 

Next lets look at the speed of Convertri's server. How good is it really 

Once again I will let the image do the talking 

How to build dropdown menus in Convertri.

As discussed in other articles on this site the menu system is custom built and requires you to plan out your page prior to building the menu. Keep in mind we are in effect building two menus, one for mobile and one for desktop.

Now this may sounds like a pain but we are ending up with a website that will load faster than a speeding bullet both on mobile and desktop and this in my humble opinion far outweighs the extra time required to build menus compared with a wordpress theme as example. It is totally worth the effort of planning.

If you want to run a blog and you plan on adding pages at random times regularly then the best method is to add in a subdomain which runs your blog on Wordpress. So in effect it will look like blog.yourdomain.com and this can be added to the main menu on Convertri so people can navigate back and forth between your Wordpress site and the Convertri main site.  At the time of writing the team at Convertri were discussing if they should release a blog format which will include a menu option. (TBA)

Or if your blog is a more permanent fixture i.e it is articles rather than  news type blog then you can style the page in Convertri to look like a blog and plan ahead your content.

So the key to all of this is the planning and to be honest with you this is vital step in building yours or other peoples websites anyway.

Planning is a great way to get quality content for your website anyway.

So I have made a video for you below which shows the separate process for building a desktop menu and a mobile menu for your websites and as you can see in the video its not difficult and is worth every effort to learn how to do this.

Practice makes perfect and you will find once you master the art of building menus in Converti you will be an expert in no time and be able to build them with ease.

Your customers and your website visitors will thank you with the page loading speeds. 

So watch the video below and I you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

How to build dropdown menus in Convertri.

As discussed in other articles on this site the menu system is custom built and requires you to plan out your page prior to building the menu. Keep in mind we are in effect building two menus, one for mobile and one for desktop.

Now this may sounds like a pain but we are ending up with a website that will load faster than a speeding bullet both on mobile and desktop and this in my humble opinion far outweighs the extra time required to build menus compared with a wordpress theme as example. It is totally worth the effort of planning.

If you want to run a blog and you plan on adding pages at random times regularly then the best method is to add in a subdomain which runs your blog on Wordpress. So in effect it will look like blog.yourdomain.com and this can be added to the main menu on Convertri so people can navigate back and forth between your Wordpress site and the Convertri main site.  At the time of writing the team at Convertri were discussing if they should release a blog format which will include a menu option. (TBA)

Or if your blog is a more permanent fixture i.e it is articles rather than  news type blog then you can style the page in Convertri to look like a blog and plan ahead your content.

So the key to all of this is the planning and to be honest with you this is vital step in building yours or other peoples websites anyway.

Planning is a great way to get quality content for your website anyway.

So I have made a video for you below which shows the separate process for building a desktop menu and a mobile menu for your websites and as you can see in the video its not difficult and is worth every effort to learn how to do this.

Practice makes perfect and you will find once you master the art of building menus in Converti you will be an expert in no time and be able to build them with ease.

Your customers and your website visitors will thank you with the page loading speeds. 

So watch the video below and I you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

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