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My name is Regina and I have had a very diverse career as an opera singer, voice teacher, opera/musical theatre director, college professor, and artistic

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Why can t i login to the ftp server?

Why can t i login to the ftp server?

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Website Development & Programming

No matter what I do, I cannot login in to the ftp server of my site. I am trying to use an ftp migration tool on a new server to transfer all of my files but when I enter the lo

I replied to your other post.....however I just found this.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/website-development-programming/what-port-do-i-use-for-ftp

What is the remote ftp directory on wa?

What is the remote ftp directory on wa?

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Website Development & Programming

I am moving my website to a new server and I am using an FTP migration tool in the control panel of the new server. It is asking for the Remote FTP Directory. What is the FTP di

Probably asking for your remote directory where your files are.

When setting up FTP for WA, I have my domain name (without the www) as my hostname and "/httpdocs/wp-includes" as the remote directory on WA server.

Thanks Lemm. I tried /httpdocs but no matter what I do I can't login into the the FTP. I can't login via FileZilla or through migration tool of my new server.

If you are not able to login, then it is more than likely that you have incorrect setup in Filezilla. Are you using the FTP username and password provided by WA?

You need to first click on "Build My Website" on left hand-side WA menu. Then click on "Details" of the website you want to FTP. It must be a regular purchased domain, not a siterubix domain. FTP is not allowed for siterubix domains.

After you click on "Details", you'll see your FTP username and password.

You also need to make sure that you use Port 21 for FTP connection. The FTP protocol used is FTP (called active FTP), not SFTP for passive FTP.

The hostname should be mydomain.com with your domain name substituted for mydomain.

The /httpdocs actually has nothing to do with a successful login. However, once you login successfully, it is considered your remote "Root" directory. It corresponds to your top level domain name.



Thanks so much for your help, Lemm. I got it all sorted out but it was 2 days of work! Far more complicated process than I thought it would be!

Glad to here it. I shall appreciate if you could tell me what new snags you hit, so that I can document it.

Well the snags were numerous. First of all, it took me a dozen times of trying to connect to the FTP through FileZilla. I was consistently getting connection error messages. Finally when it connected, I transferred the files from the FTP to my computer however what I discovered (after several tries when uploading to my new server) is that FileZilla did not successfully transfer all of the folders and files to my computer and did not give me any indication that these folders were not transferred. It turns out that approximately one quarter to one third of the files and folders on my site did not get transferred over which I didn't find out until I was trying to get the site working on my new server. When I tried to download the files again, the same thing happened. It would arbitrarily not download files and folders. I had to go through each folder and subfolder manually to make sure that everything was there and manually download them, file by file and folder by folder.

Finally when I got everything uploaded to the new server, I realized that my site was not restored. Since the site is built completely in Wordpress, I had to have the WA tech support make a copy of the MySQL database, which then I had to download via FileZilla again, upload it to my new server, create a new database on my new server and import the site's database into the new database. Then I had to edit the wp-config.php file to point to the new database and new server.

Then after all this, it still wasn't working and that is because all of the files were still in the /httpdocs folder and the links on the site did not recognize this folder so I moved all of my site's files to the root directory of the new server.

The process was not for the faint of heart! Luckily I have a little knowledge of the back-end development (but very little) and I had tech support both at WA and my new server who walked me through it all. Everything is finally working fine!

Hi Regina, Thanks so much for your detailed response. I really appreciate it. In the back of my head, I kind of figured that there would be database issues. Everything you said makes perfect sense as far as the process goes.

If you don't mind me asking....what was the exact fix that allowed you to connect to your server through FTP without connection errors? I will be bookmarking this for further reference.

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Monthly searches vs. QSR and SEO Power

Monthly searches vs. QSR and SEO Power

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I have been trying to come up with interesting and compelling titles for my articles and many of those compelling titles include keywords that show up as a monthly search number

OK just to throw a little more fuel on the fire, take these two examples:

Keyword 1:
Monthly searches - 656
Estimated traffic (if in top spot on Google) - 112
QSR (Competing websites) - 143
SEO Power - 93 (%), GREEN indicator

OK 143 competing websites, SEO of 93 and a green light reads good to me.
But now consider keyword 2:
Monthly searches - 9,369,279
Estimated traffic - 1,592,778
QSR - 321
SEO Power - 57, YELLOW indicator

Higher QSR but still below 400, yet only 57 SEO rating and yellow light. Yet surely, despite the fact that there is almost double the competition you are surely far more likely to get hits from over 9 million searches than you are from a measly 656?

This is the sort of thing I am struggling to understand. From the training I would be looking for the green light and low QSR as a good sign and a pointer to the better keyword but this example suggests that is not the case.

Any thoughts anybody?

I'd like some feedback too because I would be tempted to go with keyword #2. It may take a little longer to "win" the keyword but wow the ROI would be great because the huge number of monthly searches.

I'm not sure how it works either. I have been using long tail keywords that fit the criteria in the training, QSR under 300, good SEOfigure, decent number of monthly searches etc. but having checked 5 of the keywords last night I could not find my site ranked in the top 20 pages of Google for any of them.

Maybe Google have not ranked the site yet, it has only been published a few days ago but it is an area I have always struggled with and it isn't currently working out the way I had understood it should according to the training.

I do not expect anything to happen overnight but I am still wondering if I am doing it right and using the right keywords and criteria. It is all still a bit of a mystery to me and I am wondering if some of us are misunderstanding how it works.

Me too. Maybe some guidelines about when we should start being concerned (taking into account we are following all the steps) if our keywords aren't reaching the first page of Google ... after one month, two months etc.

Yes that would be useful Devan. The thing I can't get a grasp of is exactly how to use all the keywords we collect. There seems to be a lot of training on how to get good keywords but not how to use them.

If you get one with under 10 searches a month you are not going to get many, if any, hits from it unless you have hundreds of similar keywords. Do we just collect a whole bunch of these long tail keywords and stuff them into an article or post?

Oh no. Don't stuff them all into one article. It won't help. It may hurt your rankings because as I understand it Google can pick that up and then penalize your site.

I only optimize for one keyword phrase per article/post no matter the numbers. I try to rank on the first page of the search engines for that one keyword phrase. When I am more proficient I may try one keyword phrase with a couple of variations of the same phrase.

Anyway, we will rank naturally for other keywords phrases as well in our posts or pages but I don't intentional try to optimize for more than the one phrase at this stage.

I don't always check up on my rankings but today I checked up on my latest post and low and behold it was in tenth place on the first page of Google. What did I do? I used my keyword phrase in the SEO title, (not the actual title), then twice in the first paragraph (one time bolded), twice more throughout the post and once bolded in the final paragraph.

I am still experimenting to see what works and doesn't work so I will have to try the same procedure with another post. Also my post was about 900 words. Not all my posts do so well and there may be other factors involved.

I think having it in the title or SEO title and the first 20 % of your content and the last 20% of your content is a must. It helps to bold it at-least once somewhere.

I think K&C (and K&C please correct me if I am wrong here) want us to target the LTK's especially QSR

Thanks Devan, that is more useful than you realise. Understanding keywords and the methods we need to use to make them rank well is something I always seem to struggle to get my head around the most. My "grey area" if you like.

As much as I believe that the WA system will be successful for me in the long run, it is important to understand if and where we are going wrong if we are ever to make any decent progress.

Giving it some thought, I still don't get how just focusing one keyword is going to get you very far. One that I researched has a QSR of 167 and 971 monthly searches. Sounds decent, but estimated monthly traffic is quoted as 166 if you are in top spot on Google. Even at say 2% sign-up rate, that will only net you three sales.

That is in the relatively unlikely chance you hit top spot remember so how are you going to vastly improve on that to make a real living? This is the thing I can't get my head around.

Thanks Gary. I agree we need to know where we are going wrong if we want to make decent progress. With K&C's method we have to write a lot of original content. There's no way around it. At some point I think we just need to trust whatever method we are using until we start seeing some results. Then we can look at the results and make changes.

3 sales per post per month isn't so bad though. Let's say 3 times 100 posts. That's 300 sales per month @ about $20 a sale equals $6000 per month. Now not all of our posts will get 3 sales. I am guessing here but maybe we need about 500 posts to have 100 in the top 3 spots in Google ( because we are optimizing and targeting winning keywords). This would take me at-least a year maybe others could do it faster. By the way I read somewhere that we should not bother selling products less them $25 per item because we want to make money with our business. Of course, $20 or $22 as with WA is fine.

And once you have that much quality content on your site and we start using other methods such as social media, book marking eventually getting into PPC etc. things could really balloon. Of course for me this all theory at the moment. Maybe some of the other more "successful" folks will chime in here to give us a little insight.

Lastly K&C say we should not pay too much attention to estimated traffic. It is supposedly not all that accurate. The QRS and monthly searches is what we should base our decisions on. That seems like a good one. At number one on Google you would most likely get 407 visitors to your site in a month (42%) if the search results hold true. If I recall correctly that is the figure to expect.

Also something that they do not teach us here because we are beginners is that once we have an authority site we can start targeting more competitive keywords and we will have a better chance of wining them.

Some systems teach this from the beginning. They have what is called Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 keyword phrases. The keywords we are targeting here at WA as beginners are T3 keywords (long tail). Important for getting initial traffic to our sites. These are used for all of our posts per see.

Tier 2 keywords are more competitive - more searches, higher QSR (these should really be used for our theme pages on the WA site's we are building. It will take longer to rank for these KWs but they will bring in more traffic. All of the T3 Kw's (posts)should be related to their T2 page(theme). The T1 KW is used in our domain name (which I agree with K&C is kind of hard to do these days). I have chosen to use a brand for my domain instead of a keyword - again an experiment for me.

Anyway the point is I am going to go with K&C's method and later as I start to do well I may target more competitive keywords with greater traffic. However, for now it is not really logical because it is easier to get visitors to my site by focusing on the LTK's.

Keyword research and application isn't an exact science that's why most of us get easily frustrated. There is a little bit of instinct and common sense involved.

As I mentioned earlier at some stage we just have to trust the folks that have been there before us and hope for the best. My problem is who do we trust because most people I have come into contact with (including me) do not have proven success and the ones that do don't usually go into enough depth or explain the why? It is usually just do it this way. The problem is in this industry people find success but it doesn't make them good teachers and that's a problem from my point of view.

Anyhow Gary this my take on the keyword thing. Cheers.

That's a decent insight, thank you. You have covered a lot of points there so I am not going to waste too much time going back over them. I have actually been discussing a similar issue with another member recently.

I am building a large authority type site for my main niche, but for WA I am struggling to see how we would get enough hits each day to get a sale a day - for example if you were targeting the Vegas trip - I just don't understand how you can do that without writing hundreds of posts to get the required traffic. All the major sites (first couple of pages) on Google seem to have tons of content so that seems to be the only way to get top ranking.

That is why I am building a large site for my main niche, seems too me though that I will have to do something similar to promote WA. If that is to be the way it is then fine - just over three months at one new post or page a day and you have a 100 page website but I don't think that most people realise this and think you can just knock up a small blog-type site and easily get top ranked, but that doesn't seem to be the reality.

I agree. I don't see any other way.

I think it is basically best to follow those wise advice given in WA lessons. QSR less than 300 and more than 50 searches, and as Kyle says sometimes it's worth to go for those

I agree in principle but following that criteria so far isn't getting my site in the top 20 pages of Google search results.

I'm not exactly sure of the answer but we can spend the same amount of time and energy writing a post for a keyword with little competition and few searches as for a keyword with little competition and a lot of searches. It is true that sometimes the numbers don't tell the whole truth but I would rather spend extra time on keyword research and go with the later choice. It is a better use of my time and energy. Something that people often don't mention or talk about here in WA is efficient use of one's time to build a business. It is easy for "successful" people to target any kind of keyword even those that may not get traffic. They have already "arrived". It's a gamble but for others it helps to use our time efficiently so we can reach our goals sooner.

I simply use the formula of under 300 competition and over 50 monthly searches. Anything in this range is fair game to me. I use this formula regardless of the keyword tool, and many times without a keyword tool at all, looking them up straight from Google. Hope that helps. :)

Hello Divazona! Those are great questions. I would like to know the answer to the first question (the

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