For those of us who've tried running a WordPress-powered site and have battled with the nightmare of plugin after plugin, Kartra will seem like heaven in comparison.
Kartra lets you build a marketing or e-commerce site without forcing you into rigid, inflexible themes. At the same time, you won’t have to code all the functionality yourself. Everything you need to run a successful e-commerce site is built into drag-and-drop elements, and all the tools seamlessly work with each other.
If you do need to dive deeper, it’s possible to write your own code. Everything in Kartra is designed with marketing and SEO in mind – except one key feature: blogging. Blogging on Kartra natively just doesn't really exist.
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Options for Blogging on Kartra
Blogging on a professional level will up your SEO game significantly and bring you the organic traffic you simply can’t buy. There is just one problem – as we said, Kartra does not have a real blogging solution. The platform does provide a sort of workaround solution named Kartra Pages, but that’s sort of a blog imitation rather than an actual blog.
Kartra offers "blog" template pages, but these pages don’t give you the full functionality and features you need to build an SEO-friendly blog. If you try to use this system of blog pages and have more than a dozen articles, it becomes unwieldy to manage.
Not only that, but these pages become difficult for customers to navigate as well. Overall, it's not a good look for what's supposed to be a sleek marketing funnel.
How About WordPress?
Often, Kartra users will default back to WordPress. However, adding a WordPress subdomain to your site is less than ideal for SEO. The SEO gains won’t translate through your site but to the WordPress subdomain instead. So, it’s essentially a wasted effort. There is, however, a viable alternative to WordPress.
The Real Solution
The solution is DropInBlog. DropInBlog allows you to integrate a fully functional and professional blog into your Kartra site – completely stress-free and in just minutes. It sits within your primary domain, so all the SEO benefits go where they’re required, and you don’t need any technical skills to complete the integration.
If you want to know more about the integration process, check out our helpful step-by-step guide.
DropInBlog is not a plugin, and you never need to update it. It never interferes with the other functionality of your Kartra site. It even automatically adopts the CSS of your site to match it perfectly and save you time changing styles and formatting. It’s quite obvious how this offers numerous benefits over WordPress – there’s no need to spend hours looking for a template that matches your site or redesigning a template to match your site.
DropInBlog - Clean and Simple
DropInBlog is a full-featured blogging tool designed to drop straight into your existing site. With this solution, you can finally blog with Kartra! Since it's not a plugin, it doesn't clog up your Kartra interface with extra menus or slow down your site.
Once integrated, you simply log in to DropInBlog, write blog posts on the DropInBlog platform, hit save, and they appear on your site. It even comes with some snazzy blog layouts to choose from.
So, what's it like actually writing a post? If I were to pick one word to describe the experience, it would be "clean." The user interface is clutter free, and functionality isn't hidden from you in cryptic menus.
- Social sharing links at the flip of a switch
- Comments from readers
- Different authors
- Embedded Images and Videos
- Article categories
- User Levels
- The ability to schedule your posts
SEO with DropInBlog
All that said, the best part definitely is the SEO assistance you get just by using DropInBlog. For beginners, SEO can be a bit of a minefield. Do you just add a meta tag? Are you supposed to cram your post with keywords?
If you're anything like me, you must've got the feeling that SEO is this nebulous ever-changing battle against a faceless algorithm. No? Maybe just me, then.
Either way, DropInBlog has this built-in SEO Analyzer that's on by default and will examine what you write and suggest certain fixes to make your content more SEO-friendly. It even gives you a color-coded SEO score, which is very easy to work with.
Does Karta have an in-built blogging functionality?
Kartra provides a workaround of sorts, where it recommends adding a blog template page to your site. However, frequently posting new blogs is difficult to manage, and this offers very few benefits in terms of SEO. A better option is to keep your brilliant Kartra site but integrate a professional blogging app like DropInBlog.
Does DropInBlog integrate with Kartra?
Yes, DropInBlog integrates very easily with Kartra, and it adds a much-needed content marketing boost to your site. The integration process only takes a few minutes, check out our video walking you through the process.
An Easy Solution
If you haven't already checked out DropInBlog by now and you want an actual blog – on your own domain, without any hassle – sign up for a free trial of DropInBlog. It's an easy solution to a difficult problem.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact us. Happy blogging!