About EltonThomas
Joined December 2015
Elton Thomas here....retired from sales and am enjoying the free time to develop a new skill....I will be building a site Niche.Center.

This site will be dedicated to providing all of the needs for anyone to build a successful on line business. Although based strongly on the Wealthy Affiliate website, it is intended to be a compilation of all the on line tools necessary to build and market your own site.

You will receive an extensive step by step process from finding and choosing a domain name, to setting up your site on Wordpress with all of the correct content and structure.

Using Google Adwords. Researching and finding keywords search volume and using keywords to drive traffic to your site. Understanding the "reverse engineering" of search campaigns to expose what people are most looking for in various niche markets. Then using these keywords to create content articles that will drive traffic to your site.

Creating and using banner ads to your content for relevant products that you steer to your visitor to your site for revenue.

Understanding what is needed to create a marketing strategy for your site that includes links to affiliate sites such as shareasale.com so you can have easy links and banner ads with hundreds of individual companies offering products to sell and of course commissions.


Keep checking back as we add more "niche" opportunities to the mix.
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KammyBurnett Premium
Thanks for the follow Elton. I followed back!
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DorcasW Premium
Elton Thomas; thanks for following me
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Gunnertwist Premium
Hi Elton and thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it. I am happy to join your network. I wish u well and success. :)

Carl
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Dmk71152 Premium
responded to your message to me - thank you for the follow.
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learn2bgreat Premium
Hi Elton,
Thanks for following me. Best wishes to you!
Darren
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RHBarlow Premium
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA. I will also follow you back. Also I hope you success with your online business and your websites.
Thank you,
Bobby
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks for the following! I follow you back!
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Happy12 Premium
Hello Elton, nice to meet you ! That's wonderful ! Thank you for the follow and best wishes to you!
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onebluemoon Premium
Hello Elton, thanks for the follow. I have just sent you a link to my website. You can always view it from my profile. Happy to see a like-minded fellow member here. Let's work hard towards our goals. Best wishes, Moon
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rflagler Premium
Wishing you the best Elton!
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CraigG1 Premium
Thank you for the follow. Wishing you the best for your success in the WA community.
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you for following me Elton. I look forward to seeing more of your knowledge and sites. Wishing you continued success as you move forward.
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jewels44 Premium
Thanks for the follow to your success.
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RichBrennan Premium
Thanks for the return follow, Elton - great to connect with you. I've replied to your PM :-)
Cheers
Rich
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DDarragh Premium
Hi Elton,
Thanks for the comment on my site! I returned the favor.
Really enjoyed the look of your site. Is that news slider a plugin or something with your theme? I like it!
Keep up the good work
Dennis
PS you have a couple misspellings of constant contact
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EltonThomas Premium
Thank you for the response...regarding the slider that is due to the theme, however I am going to change to Divi as the current free Republic theme is a nightmare. It no longer supports sidebar and as a result I now a have misplaced banner on all of my posts, the most awkward being the long banner that is forever placed at the top and to the left rather than to the right where it should be.

When I get my review section finished I am going to make the shift.....
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DDarragh Premium
I gotcha Good Luck! Make sure you personally back upo the site right before you change themes. I created a subdomain site with the same theme to test things before applying them to the main site!
Let me know when you're ready and we will swap comments again!
Share and share alike
Dennis
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EltonThomas Premium
Change of plans....a few days ago I watched a training video on WA regarding Divi.....it became immediately clear that I was in no way going to switch to Divi....the author of the video emphasized that Divi was not for beginners and to move forward with caution.,.,it then also became clear that I am in no way yet qualified for a program that complex....perhaps in the future though.
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GlenPalo Premium
Nice meeting you Elton, and thank you for following me! Best of success to you.
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EltonThomas Premium
I like the golf site in particular...it appears that you know what you are doing. I am still struggling with my site as I have not had the time to get it completed.

I am definitely going to steal some of your ideas on writing reviews. I have been at it for about four months now and I have just under 60 posts so far and the review section will give me quite a few more.

Google has me at 70 percent site trust...any idea on how many posts it takes to get to 100%?

Thanks for the contact hope to hear from you soon.
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GlenPalo Premium
The site trust is mostly based on time. It increases by 10% per month. But website authority appears to be a major factor in Google ranking.

I use the Moz Open Site Explorer to check site authority.
https://moz.com/researchtools/ose/

Moz has been around quite awhile and are experts on SEO.
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AlanP1 Premium
Many thanks for the follow - I wish you every success here at WA.
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MarkBa Premium
Hi Elton

Thanks for the follow. Nice to meet you. I hope business is going well for you. Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and with your goals for 2017.

Cheers
Mark
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SamuelAJr Premium
Hi EltonThomas, thanks for the return follow, if I can be of any help don't hesitate to ask
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LeeCraven Premium
Thanks for the follow Elton - I wish you the best with WA and chasing your dreams sir!
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Hello Elton Your website is very interesting, it looks like a lot of good hard work has been put into it. Keep up the good work. Thanks for connecting. Cheers.
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Asir Premium
Hello Eton, thanks for following back.
It is appreciated.
Best wishes.
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EltonThomas Premium
Welcome aboard hope you enjoy your stay...
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PortasINC Premium
Thanks for the pointers Elton!
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Jstarj Premium
Hope it works if was not you sorry for bothering you.
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Jstarj Premium
Hi mate I'm not sure but was it you having hosting speed problems like me the other day, if so I hope you fixed. I found something that helped me out http://www.onlinemediamasters.com/why-is-wordpress-so-slow/
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tyrellch Premium
Hi Elton

Thank you for connecting with me. How has been your journey so far.

Regards

Tyrell
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EltonThomas Premium
My journey actually started a couple of years ago....had a niche and it was a disaster....bhoextractors.com....just when I had it listing on the front page of search...the daily news started showing home blowing up all day long due to idiots abusing the process....I didn't even get to promote the site I shut it down.

Things are going much better now, as I have a far different approach with something more socially acceptable. I have been back working on this niche for a couple of months now and things are looking much better.
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StepChook Premium
Hi Elton, thanks for following me. Hope your online business is going well!
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Elton and welcome to our Wealthy Affiliate community.
You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Thank you for following.
 
Wishing you the very best with your online journey.
 
My profile page -  https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marcel92
 
>>>> A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple that comes back to you..
 
In Friendship
 
Marcel...
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mergie1 Premium
Thanks for the follow and all the best with all the niche opportunities you are making.
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networkceo Premium
Thanks for the follow Elton!

I look forward to having you in my network and following your success with WA and Affiliate Marketing!

To your success!
Doug
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Urbanviews Premium
Thanks for the follow. Hope all is well!!
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Urbanviews Premium
Thanks for the follow!!!! Hope all is well!
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janmar Premium
It is nice to meet you. Thank you for following me here at WA. I wish you the greatest success on your adventures here at Wealthy Affiliate!
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LastRhino Premium
Thanks for following me. Ihope you have continued success in all your endeavors.
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AnhVan123 Premium
Thank you for your follow. I am following you back. Wish you all success at WA
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GomMagtibay Premium
Hello brother, welcome back to WA. It's a pleasure to meet you here. :)
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kmer6 Premium
Good evening to you Elton, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back! Your idea for a site to help budding entrepreneurs is a fabulous idea. The only thing I question is the keyword tool you mentioned: Google Adwords Planner? I would recommend either WA keyword tool of Jaaxy. Wa is free, and Jaaxy is only $19/month. Everywhere else that has a decent keyword tool is much more expensive.
Another option to your above idea is to also help neighboring businesses in your area build their own websites. You could help, for a fee, do their SEO, advertising, etc Help them to get their website ranking well in the SERPS.
To check the elapse load time of your site, PJGermain has a training video with the site that checks your page load time.

I look forward to working with you and helping whenever you may ask. I wish you much success and prosperity in your journey.
Ken
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EltonThomas Premium
Thank you for the response....and Yes you are correct in all of this...however the posts that you see are for content purposes...I have a lot of different posts for various things that are not recommendations but to attract people that are searching. A good example on one that I will post on is "longtailpro" I have not my intention at all to promote that site...but I want to attract people that might be searching for that site and then expose them to Jaaxy and ultimately to WA.
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KatyaColvin Premium
Thank you for the follow Elton!
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MPollock Premium
Thanks, for following, wish you the best.
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drjec Premium
Thanks for following me. All the best with WA.
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pippys Premium
Hi Elton thanks for the follow.
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dunbar Premium
hi Elton and thanks for the follow and all the best with wa cheers Helen
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JeffDolson Premium
Thanks for the follow.
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Staceyjohns Premium
Hi Elton so very nice to meet you thank you for the follow. All the best to you.
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi from Adelaide in South Australia...thanks very much for following me...it's great to make contact with you & wish you all the best with your internet marketing business!
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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pparadise Premium
The way you feel guide you to success and keep pushing in the same direction it got me to the first position in google in four months. It can be done.

Warm Regards,
Iris&Sam; Richardson
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angelam12368 Premium
Hi EltonThomas, Thank you for the follow. Best of wishes to you.
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Hey Elton,
Thanks for the follow. I am following you as well.
Wishing you the best of success.

Greg

Go Hawks!!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Hi, thank you for following me. I wish you much luck here at WA.
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justinohia Premium
thank you for following me leader I follow you in the back
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cmwagoner Premium
Hi Elton, thanks for the follow , I wish you much success
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Kyle Premium
Elton, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Elton.
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EltonThomas Premium
Thank you for the response. Yes things can and do become overwhelming as is expected with something this complex....that I why I often go back and review the "lessons past to keep them in the present". I have accepted that this will take me longer than most as some days I am unable to function, however I am determined to do this....your kind words are very much appreciated.
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Kyle Premium
Work at your own pace, this is definitely not a race and as you move through the training you are going to see some really good progress. I always say, as long as you are moving forward you are moving in the right direction. :)

As you start to see progress and results, you will naturally dedicate more time to your business, but I can absolutely assure you that with some hard work and dedication here, you are going to see results.

If you need anything going forward, let me know.
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azmod Premium
Thank you for the follow and I wish you much happiness and success in your journeys.
Don
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RoderickSher Premium
I agree with everything you mentioned, I have decided to center my site Building around SiteRubix and what they teach here, but the process is the same to really succeed no matter what you use to build, I just feel WA has made it easier than most and for the price. Otherwise, completely agree, and will be fallowing you, as I know about the other things you are referring to, most are covered in depth here. I wish you well on your journey here, if it's not already great!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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EltonThomas Premium
Hey Kyle.....no problem with the current site as a niche.....my site is niche.center. Just an additional note. if you do see that I am absent for periods of time...I have a major medical condition that keeps me sidelined from time to time. Currently I am loaded with some of the new "TLD's". Seniorcitizen.center, HMO.center, HMO.reviews, and a whole bunch of .link. http://Uniregistry.com has run specials for several of their categories. First year registration for as low as 1.89. Are there possibilities of Cooping with veteran members on sites. I spent 30 years in Auto Sales, and learned how dealers would give out "buy-ins" for talented managers. Letting them work in to a position over time until they owned a major share of the dealership. I have 297 domain names that are "keyword" domains with high search numbers. I am willing to look at giving up to 60 and 70 percent of the share to the right candidates.
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Kyle Premium
Do know that you ideally want to have a .com domain as they rank higher and they will lead to much more success with websites that you are going to actually build out into an authority site. It is great to build up some domain assets though.

When you choose a domain, you are going to want to choose something that is "brandable" versus something that has keywords within it. The reason this is the case is because as you build out your website, you can target as many keywords as you like within the content (that is how you will rank).

I have created a discussion here outlining the process and what to look for when choosing a domain name: This should help you out here and if you ever want to run any domains by me, simply let me know and I will give you some feedback.

PS. You can host up to 25 of your own domains here within the Premium membership on our state of the art hosting platform. :)
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EltonThomas Premium
Help me understand this further......engagement rings gets 1.2m in search volume...so engagementrings.link is of no value, nor would it be a viable website?
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Kyle Premium
Well it isn't bad in terms of brand equity, but when it comes to ranking in Google you want the .com domain. The other TLD's (in particular the new ones) are unproven in terms of rankings so they don't carry much value in that respect.
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EltonThomas Premium
Can you take a look at my site. I have the front page with six boxes in the main body that I would ideally have open directly to the sites but show the actual front page of the site. This is the visual that I think would generate immediate interest and convert better.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, what is the direct URL?
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EltonThomas Premium
niche.center
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Kyle Premium
That is based on your theme. Your "posts" will go to your homepage in that format as you create them. If you are not that happy with how your theme works, I would change your theme. You can likely associate images with these blocks though which may make them look better.

You should be adding feature images to all of your posts. You can do this within the post editor for each post that you create, down the right hand side below the tags you will see the option to upload a feature image (see attached image for reference)

This will add an image beside your content snippet on your blog roll which makes your blog roll much more visual.
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