Hey everyone,

I know we have been fairly quiet in recent weeks and over the summer in terms of actual "launches" here at Wealthy Affiliate, but we have some very significant projects going on behind the scenes. At any given time, we have 10 to 15 very large projects in one of the many stages of development, whether something is in the idea development stage, programming stage, testing, or beta.

What I can tell you is that is going to be an exciting fall and winter ahead! With our next big kick off coming next week and likely something later on this week as well. These are going to be a significant updates that I know everyone here is going to be really excited about.

Here are some hints as to what sort of things we are working on for fall roll outs:

  • Making Your Life Easier With "Imagery"
  • SiteContent for SEO
  • Pagespeed Analysis
  • Bootcamp, the next edition of Phase 2
  • OEC, The next edition of phase 2
  • Brand-new video training from ME on brand-new topics
  • Brilliant live classes
  • Making Your Notification Life Easier

I know we are being a little cryptic, but doesn't it make it more fun that way!?! :)

These are some things that you can expect us announcing in the coming weeks and months ahead. We also have FOUR brand-new platforms that we are working on that are going to be rolled out through the remainder of this year and right through 2018. They are going to be "game changing" platforms.

So when we go quiet for a couple weeks, there is no reason to be scared, rather every reason to be excited because we are heads down and working on some significant innovations, evolutions, and platforms that are only going to drive WA far beyond anything else out there and to make your life easier and more efficient as an online entreprenuer and affiliate marketer.

Your Ongoing Feedback & Ideas MATTER

As I usually do, I want to create some engagement here at Wealthy Affiliate with you guys and gals. I want to ask what are some of your greatest "wants" here as a member.

Within the comments below, please leave the following:

I want ______________...

OR... I think it would be great if ______________...

The more elaborate the better. We build this community based on your feedback, and we will continue doing so to improve your life, to improve efficiency, and ultimately to create more success for you and your respective businesses.

As always, in your corner and we are really excited about what is to come!

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Give It A Go Premium Featured Comment
Love it. So excited!

I have a couple of thoughts on what I would love to see in WA.

1. We tout WA as staying up to date on everything and passes the information down in their updates to the platform and also in the newer training posts. But I feel that the Certification course could do with a go over to take out some of the old information. This is where all the new people go to learn about how to build a website, set it up and created their content and they are getting confused. Being new, they probably haven't worked out how to use the search bar for questions and most likely aren't aware that they might need to. When we stopped using Akismet for example, it was not changed in the training videos. I haven't checked recently so I'm not sure if that has been rectified, but on behalf of the newbies, and to avoid turning potential premium members away when discovering that the information is not as up to date as claimed in this particular part of the site, I'd like to suggest that these earlier training courses be checked and updated.

2. I love Jay's training and while it is listed from the most recent to the oldest in terms of when it was aired, I would really love to see it categorised somehow into topics as well. Perhaps there might be a way to change the way it is viewed so people can choose to watch the most latest or more recent ones, and a way to choose to view it by category. I don't know how possible something like this might be, but I know it would really help me as I try to catch up on them all. Are any redundant now? If so, would they also be removed?

I'm so happy I found WA and whatever you do, I know it will be the most beneficial for everyone here. Thanks guys. You are brilliant!

Ange
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karebear2469 Premium
The Akismet is still in training, I just went through it last week.
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M2PAC Premium
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Kyle Premium
1. Absolutely and I am making lots of changes on a weekly basis to both main courses of training. There are some things being stripped, but we are also planning a significant UI update as well. Lots of exciting stuff coming. :)

2. Yes, agreed and these are some things that we have on our agenda and that are coming.
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Give It A Go Premium
Now I am even more excited. Fantastic. I think everyone should go back through the training when it's all completed. I know I will be. Great news about Jay's videos too. Thanks for the response Kyle. There are a lot of comments to get through. You guys are amazing!
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M2PAC Premium
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NWTDennis Premium
You guys are truly busy ... but my guess is you wouldn't want it any other way. Talk about passion for a subject!
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Postum99 Premium
It has taken me 4 months to build my site. I would love to see quicker response to my questions. I've had to wait 7 weekends in a row for answers that show up finally on Tuesday. I only have weekends to work on my site. I'm not sure I can continue at this pace.
Dan
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yclayton Premium
Since you have limited time, you may want to choose a different format to ask your questions. For example, Live Chat. That way, your chances of getting your questions answered quickly may be higher. Just something for you to think about.

Yvette
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Dan

OH NO!!! It should never take that long to get an answer! Definitely not here on WA! If it took THAT long, there is something else wrong. Let's see what we can do about that: ;-)

Please look to the left and click on "Live Chat" - then ask your question there. I have spotted Kyle and Carson in there at times, personally answering questions! This is one of the quickest places to get an answer if you are in a hurry and need a quick answer.

You can also reach out to ANYBODY in your "network" (the people who you are following). - just send any of them a Private Message.

When you joined / went Premium, you should also have received a personal message from Kyle, inviting you to reach out to him or anybody else if there is anything that you need help with - you can just hit "Reply" on that message and ask Kyle for help. BUT, seeing that they are extremely busy, I would try Live Chat first.

Congratulations on your website that you've build! That is something to celebrate. Yes, it took 4 months - but how long did it take to learn any new skill that you learned in the past? Learning anything new, takes time. Your next website will go quicker.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Hi Postum99,

I am sorry to hear that. You can PM anytime and I will try toget back to you ASAP!
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pamdemonium Premium
Hi Dan, sorry to hear you're having a tough time. Are you referring to SiteSupport? In my experience, they usually reply pretty quick.

If you're referring to asking your questions in comments, you can prompt the "Need community help with your question?" and select "Yes" by typing a question mark.

And like other members mentioned in their replies to your comment, you can also try the Live Chat? There are members online all the time.

I hope all this information helps!

Wishing you success in your online journey :)
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Pashley59 Premium
I have the site up and running, but I am still doing the training which is taking a long time, but I am in no hurry. I desire to learn as much as possible and how to make my Social Media etc. work with everything else I am learning. I too have limited amounts of time, so I am doing the best I can.

I suggest taking your time as I am doing. Don't rush anything just be consistent with everything and I know it will all come together. Rome was not built in a day! Neither will our online businesses.
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NWTDennis Premium
Hey Kyle,

My list of followers whose first language is not English continues to grow. I've been telling them I feel an automatic language translator on the WA platform just makes sense because WA is such a world wide company.

So my question (or request) to you is, do you see this as a possibility? Wouldn't this significantly expand WA's world wide membership attraction.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Dennis, I think that is really a great idea. The problem is finding an automatic translator that works well, but it is not impossible.
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NWTDennis Premium
It doesn't seem to me that is a problem Harvey. We have the technology. For example:
https://uncubed.com/daily/best-translation-apps-for-travel-in-2017/

That's why I've asked Kyle to respond. I'm confident Carson and his Tech Team can do it. I think their upgrade project list is getting so long it's hard to prioritize. That's why Kyle asked for our feedback in his post above.
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yclayton Premium
Really loving WA and the community. I learn so much information. I just learned something very valuable tonight so I think it would be great if within training, there is emphasis on making sure we include the proper Affiliate Disclosure statements on our sites and in social media that meet the FTC Guidelines.

Thank you,
Yvette
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pamdemonium Premium
I just saw this post, and I think it's great that WA is constantly evolving and improving! This is the exact thing I'm telling to-be referrals about the platform.

I don't have a list of things (and maybe will come up with one) but for now > > > > I think it would be GREAT if we are are able to choose who we want to receive notifications for, especially for blogs from people we follow.

I do want to be kept informed of some people's new blog posts, but not all. Right now, it's either I select the option to receive, or not at all. And I don't wish to turn it off completely, because I'd like email notifications of a select few people, because they post important, useful and valuable information. It becomes a headache when you follow 1000s of people too.

So if there is any way to select WHOM we want to receive new blog post notifications from, that would be great! Thanks! :)
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DynamicDavid Premium
I think it would be great if:

1. As new things are being added all the time (great), if there was a webpage at WA that contained the latest things that were added, with the most recent things at the top and links for more details of those things.

Function Z - Released late Sep 2017 - A one or two sentence of the function. More details link.
Function Y - Released early Sep 2017 - A one or two sentence of the function. More details link.
Function X - Released Aug 2017 - A one or two sentence of the function. More details link.

That way, people can quickly see what the latest new functions are and how to take advantage of them.

2. Adding an auto-responder. Auto-responders are one thing absent in WA.

3. Adding Jaaxy-like advanced functionally to the WA Keyword Tool.

4. When some WP tools that were recommended a while back have been superseded by new functionally, that all references to the 'old WP tools' are removed or updated. For example, Akismet used to be recommended a while back, now with advanced WA functionally it is no longer required, so there is no need for WA members to know anything about Akismet.

5. Different WP Themes have different functionally, and different 'bugs'. A year or two back, I would change to a different WP Theme only to find out later that comments on pages did not work on that theme, comments on posts worked, and so on. If I decide to change WP Theme, I need a 'checklist' of tests to ensure 'standard functionally' works, but I think that the original WP developer of that Theme should not release the theme until a standard round of tests are done in the first place, so that I do not have to invest my time in doing their jobs. :)

Just some loose comments.
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TeamIceCream Premium
@DynamicDavid I'm just placing my "vote" that I second your list David!

Kyle + Carson - thank you for what you guys are doing - it is appreciated {arms stretched out wide] sooooooooooooooo much! ;-)
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DynamicDavid Premium
Thank you. You could decide to like that post. :)
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TeamIceCream Premium
@DynamicDavid {blushing} LOL! Thanks David - still learning the ropes around here - informal training like this is awesome! ;-) Consider it done! ;-)
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DynamicDavid Premium
lol
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LJacob Premium
You people are doing great with your services to the WA organization only updates are mostly needed and I think I have been seeing changes on that too.
The live classes with Jay, is Friday the only day suitable for the program? Can't another day be suggested or used for the training so that most of us can participate actively in it.
Thanks for this opportunity.
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giftyafd Premium
For me on the other side of the hemisphere its then I'm fast asleep. But the good thing its replay is always made available
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anespresso Premium
Good job guys!


So I checked out the WA's new Speed checking system... and apparently, my posts suck at this thing lol....
When I tried to fix them I realized (after reading) that I have no idea how to make it better!
Can you make a video tutorial going through them so we get some help?
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Nkaujzeb Premium
Hi Anna for me I adjusted my picture size and use better quality photos. That's all I did and now they are at 90+ speed. If you have try that already then I hope someone with better knowledge can help.

Kelyee
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jamesellison Premium
I just need a blueprint showing exactly what steps are needed to build a great website without the side comments. Start with the 1st step, step 2 and etc. No sidebars, just build the site and show it in a video. Nothing extra. A fundamental basic website that I can build and then later, add on to it as I learn the additional goodies.
Wealthy Affiliate is the best I've seen. and I have tried many.
Thank You!
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EKautz Premium
Have you tried the Certification or the Affiliate Bootcamp course yet? You will find what your looking for with those. Green and Black tabs to your left. :)

ROCK ON!
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jamesellison Premium
Thanks for info. I am half way thru certification and haven't got to bootcamp yet.
Sorry to be nagy but I mean a true over the shoulder build w/o added comments.
Just joined about 2 weeks ago.
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EKautz Premium
If you're that far along in only two weeks then you are doing great!

What I've found from true over the shoulder instruction is that it costs way more than it's worth and doesn't teach me anything valuable. I'd love for someone to build my site for me and hand me a check when the money rolls. The problem is when I have to fend for myself, and I always will, I won't know what I'm doing.

Keep driving at the pace your going and always ask questions and you will do fine.
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jamesellison Premium
I understand what you are saying. I'll be patient, which is hard to do sometimes.
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EKautz Premium
You got that right! Patience is damn near holy.
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TopAchiever Premium
This is great news Kyle and I'm eager to see what lies in store for us! :-)

I would like to become an integral part of the training here at Wealthy Affiliate and create a lot more training so as to spur others on to achieve their goals a lot quicker and easier.

Hoping that this can become a reality.

Regards

Edu
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Hope10 Premium
Hi Kyle
first I like to say how proud and happy I am to be am member of this awesome community love it here, everything is covered very clearly the courses and lessons are always written and talked through that even a newbee can understand the sometimes complicated and technical affiliate marketing so congratulations on the both of you meaning you of course and Carson you guys rock!! Looking forward to the no doubt exciting times ahead.
Now that being said I think it would be great if valuable content or ideas from other members would be gathered somehow cause some members do have very smart ideas and although they are shared in blogs I think it doesn't reach all the members who could benefit from those tips and second I think it would be great if the wa courses would be translated in other languages as well, like for example in dutch but not sure if that is possible, but it would be awesome cause then wa could reach even more members Unfortunately not everyone speaks English of course this are only ideas I wanted to share.

Hope
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TeamIceCream Premium
@Hope10 Your idea of translations is great. If I'm not mistaken, somebody said the other day that there are about as many Spanish speakers as there are English speakers - so that can be a very big market for WA.

The other thing that comes to mind is Closed Captions on videos, which will make the life of the hearing impaired much easier. (Pretending not to hear when your wife speaks doesn't count in this case! LOL!)

Also, even if only the Closed Captions can be translated into different languages, that will already be an enormous help for those who are in need of it!

Most videos here on WA have great quality sound, but I know that in the past (and at a different platform), when I couldn't quite hear what was said, closed captions saved the day.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Just to clarify:
Closed Captions or Subtitles = same thing
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sarutobi Premium
My ideas are: 1) email marketing should be integrated into wa and some core training should be introduced on it, maybe on later stages of oec and bootcamp
2)some kind of time management and/or to do list training&software; inside wa would be awesome

I will comment more ideas as they happen to come on my mind! :)
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M2PAC Premium
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melindac Premium
I would love the live training to be on a different day of the week. Friday night is usually when I have dates. I don't like missing the live training. I'm so new that I have lots of the basic certification course to work through anyway.

I'm definitely looking forward to see what you have coming down the pipeline.
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sovsemdurak Premium
I would like you to provide more materials in writing. In particular, you would give more live examples of writing good content.
Also, I think your video lessons and trainings could be much more useful if it had English subtitles it would be even better if it was accompanied by a more or less complete text.

In addition, I would love to learn to make video content for advertising of products in order to use YouTube.
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DarleenP Premium
I think it would be great if you had a "Wealthy Affiliate Certified" Badge or Award that we can download or copy code to add to our "About Page" or Wealthy Affiliate Review pages to show that we have actually completed Wealthy Affiliate certification on our WA reviews (so web viewers would know that it is not some kind of fake review). This would validate our expertise and give expert status in giving the review. I think you would have to come up with some code (similar to our affiliate link banners) so that we can display it and get a link using our unique affiliate ID. Members would only be able to access that code and link if they actually completed all the progression of the classes (then it would unlock). Also maybe there is some html or other code to include that the badge cannot be copied from a website too to prevent cheaters.

Same goes for Affiliate Bootcamp - a different badge same way.
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Kyle Premium
I am not sure what a fake review even is, but I do like the idea of some sort of certification that you can earn and add it to your website through widget.

There aren't any cheaters out there, if someone is writing a review about wealthy affiliate and it is in their own words (and they are a member), then it is legitimate.

I like the idea of being able to add badges to your site through through widgets. :)
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DarleenP Premium
Thanks Kyle! I am glad you like the idea of adding a badge through a widget. I may have used the wrong words but what I meant by a cheater is someone that might try to take a badge off someone else's website and add it to their own when they did not actually go through the bootcamp or certification to look good for some unknown reason. I hope not but that's why I thought a maybe a protection somehow. Regardless I would really love to have it either way and thank you for taking suggestions and comments from the members.
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M2PAC Premium
Thank you for your invitation I am just here for a couple of weeks been here and I love to read and help others even though I'm not such of a good reader but I give it my best I do SI am trying to make my dream come true is what to make a change in this world because this world is so filled up with a lad self people being wrong to one another in other words there are being Mean to other people because this world is full of it and I would like to make a change how because I am a positive person in minded and I love to sing in positives added to and positive lyrics in other words I love to do so and make that change is by helps from helping game Bangor's read North Daniel or so Daniel to open up their hearts and realize what they're doing to each other is just a negative act a negative thing to one another so they suppose Lee are harming each other's jeans or religions That's why I say to the Holy Spirit which is Jesus Christ to help us and all time in say was from sins and also protect my enemies as I pray to also for my enemies because SA as you will love him to forgive you you will have to learn how to forgive another person doing an act which is another person doings harm things like stealing or other acts that's all for now thank you God-bless You and your family Sincerely from M2PAC
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TeamIceCream Premium
@Kyle + @DarleenP If I may chime in here Kyle + Darleen...

When I read about "fake reviews" I didn't think about WA-members placing fake reviews (no need!), but about OTHER marketers.

Keep in mind that the other marketers out there are feeling the pressure, since WA is such an AWESOME platform that is just getting better and better all the time. One would think "if you can't beat them, join them", eh, but reality is that there will always be marketers who will keep on trying to promote their "waste-of-time"-programs and who might try to discredit WA by saying things like they've been a member, but have quit in order to rather promote whatever loser-program they are into now. But if they can't display their badge to show that they've at least completed the WA training, then we can easily call them out and defend WA's integrity.

Before I joined WA I've done a search for reviews and there are a few that I thought look a bit dodgy to me - I wondered whether they've ever been a member at all - typically the type that I too would call "cheaters" - so I assume that is what Darleen may have referred to as well.

And I understand that many internet marketers are doing reviews on products without necessarily owning the product (by research or comparison of specifications) and that is 100% fine and legitimate, but to knock WA by claiming to have been a member and to have left to rather use another product because WA is supposedly not up to the other program's standard - well, then I would have appreciated if there was a way (the badge system that Darleen suggested) to verify that they have indeed given it their best shot (as claimed). And if they have given it their best shot - I guess they still would have been at WA, wouldn't they? ;-)

Another thing Kyle - don't make those badges "too easy" to get... they should be substantial - or have different badges to display the different levels of accomplishment - so that if it is displayed on someone's website on their "About Me" page, it has some value. Think of "seals of authenticity" etc.
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Locksmith Premium
I would love to focus and settle down with WA to begin to see the three point financial aim for our life. I have spent over three years dabbling in various programs with very little success...Then I will be in a position to spend energy on satisfying & enjoyable goals
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Kyle Premium
We can definitely help you come up with an agenda and a game plan rate in the early stages of your business. It comes down typically to choosing a niche that you are passionate about and interested in.

Happy to help you out every step of the way. :)
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ChrisTowers Premium
I think it would be really great if you could pay your monthly membership from the commissions that you have earned from referrals... Direct from your balance...

Also ... I feel the credit system could be made more robust.... I will never point fingers.. but things like using credits for the give and take areas on the platform... sharing google plus links etc... I know a lot of people make a real effort to give before they ask for them back... but also a lot of people don't... i feel this needs to be addressed.

Also with regards to the feedback platform .. I feel it could offer options more than what it does already .. ok. .. we can ask for a certain types.. feedback on content... layout etc... but sometimes we need more than that ... sometimes we need real opinions to make our sites better... rather than a small paragraph which does not always help just for someone to take a credit...

I personally wanted some help and feedback on the layout of my menu and how to make it better... and I have to find another avenue to do this...

Just my thoughts :)

Thanks

Chris
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Jewelia Premium
I agree that the feedback platform could be improved. I actually didn't ask for a feedback via the platform yet, but did give several reviews and suggestions to others.
I didn't want to give a feedback in sake of earning a credit. I wanted to help people. On the platform, I was offered a random choice of a website for review. The selection was made within my areas of interests, but if I am interested in sports & recreation, it doesn't mean that I must know anything about American football or baseball and their fan crowd, who are supposedly the readers of the website. I don't want to evaluate and advise on the niche I know nothing about. Before I found a site, to which I could contribute, I had to reset (leave and come back) several times. I didn't find a simple mechanism of moving to the next website without commenting on the one offered.
I didn't ask others for a feedback on my site, because while using the platform, I realized that it doesn't allow to ask for a type of advice I'd like to receive. I am not ready for an overall feedback, or a feedback on a visual design (that's still very raw) . So far, I am confident in my content, which may be questionable to others. I'll be grateful for suggestions after I implement my initial thoughts, but not yet. Right now, I look for an advice on a particular design detail, piece of text, menu, etc. So, I agree with Chris that it would be great if we could ask a particular question, and receive a feedback directly per request.
If this issue could be addressed, that would be fantastic, but if not - it's not such a big deal either. There are other ways to ask for an opinion on a particular website-related questions.
Thank you,
~ Julia
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Hi Chris, My Friend from Greece!!!

Great suggestions all round!

I'm sure Kyle & Carson would appreciate the suggestions!

I have noted previously that it was Carson who gave us the most recent Site Credits update....perhaps forward this post and suggestions to Carson directly?

Your website looks great!

Hope your monetizing is coming along nicely!!!

Barb from Canada
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Kyle Premium
All great suggestions and we have many of these already coming, SiteFeedback updates and SiteComment platform updates are definitely coming. We are working on those.

Also, we are going to allow credit purchases for the membership in the future, so this will be coming as well. :)
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ChrisTowers Premium
Great news Kyle :) Thanks for the update!
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boston10111 Premium
Not much to say excited for whats in store. Plenty of great ideas already listed below.

However, I just realized there is no "undo" button for when you are writing articles on SiteContent.

Deleted too much of a paragraph by accident and couldn't undo the mistake.

And with the autosave I couldn't back out to get my content back.

One paragraph isn't a big deal, but it does make me think twice about using SiteContent versus Wordpress as there I can fix my mistakes with the undo button.

So I think it would be great if something was fixed about that.
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Kyle Premium
You should be able to CRTL + Z? Does that not work for you? You also have the ability to revisit and return to past content through the revisions platform.
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EKautz Premium
Thanks Guys, you never cease to amaze ... and create profound value at such a reasonable cost!

I'll add to the momentum with this, I think it would be great to have a resource within WA that expands on our already amazing Site Manager. A tool that rolls up (and allows data mining) of such outside tools as Webmaster Tools, Analytics and so on. Wouldn't it be nice if Google had "preferred marketers" and WA and it's members were those "preferred" folks.

Quick question for you Kyle - is there anything I can say to get you to leak a little more detail on the upcoming projects. :-)

Thanks again Kyle , Carson and everyone!

ROCK ON!
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Kyle Premium
Haha, no official leaks but we will naturally be leaking things as they come. We don't like people to get hyped about stuff that is too far away, so we don't like to reveal things until it is very close to be launched. Some projects have a great deal of scope creep.
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EKautz Premium
Site Content Images . . . thanks, that was a good leak!
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yclayton Premium
I think WA provides great training and the community is fabulous so I can't wait to see the new roll outs.

In addition to some of the training being updated, I feel adding a section to include the "Spamming is a No-No" list right up front would be helpful. As a new member, I accidentally stumbled upon it one day in a discussion.

Also, part of the guidelines could emphasize the fact that the Live Chat is not a dating chat. I have seen instances where people are trying to "hook up". This is not the forum for that. There are plenty of dating sites that provide that type of activity.

Keep up the great work Kyle and Carson! I look forward to seeing what you have in store next.
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Kyle Premium
That discussion is actually included and required before someone submits a blog post, but we could be even more up front with this.

Great suggestions here, thanks!
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yclayton Premium
You're welcome. Thanks for the response....much appreciated.
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rjkennedy Premium
Hi Kyle, can't wait for the new changes to kick in for next year. The only thing I can suggest is that, I think it would be great if you posted a section that "List The 10 Most Popular Niches." This would give newbies creative ideas on what to work on.
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Kyle Premium
We will have something even more advanced than this for your niches and how to find niches. Thanks for the feedback.
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TeamIceCream Premium
@Kyle Looking forward to that! Thanks Kyle - that sounds awesome!
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LouisaB Premium
Hello Kyle, I would like to see a change in the WA ranking system. As that being said, The idea of a ranking system is a wonderful idea. But it would be more pleasing for the community here to understand better about what the up' and downs are about.

Recently, people have been quite agitated with the way it fluctuates. Sometimes I feel like I am competing with it to keep up and and never catching up. I feel that it will be a better system if people really knew the real meaning for having it if we can't really see what it all means.

Also I would like to see more tangible incentives giving to those who work diligent to accomplish ambassador ship. It would we nice to see more incentives given in moneytary value throughout the year. This way will surely encourage more people to strive and be exhilarated about their goal here.

Moreover, I must commend you and Carson for making things happen beyond excellence. Can't wait to experience "Making your life easier with "Imaginary."

May you continue to bring forth what it takes to make WA the best on line marketing business nationwide.

Thank you for taking your pressure time to teach everyone here at Wealthy Affiliate.

LouisaB
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4evertrue Premium
Hi Kyle,

In addition to updating some of your lessons, I would like some more training on embedding you-tube videos into my posts. Did I miss something?
Can hardly wait for your fall roll-out. Just when you think WA can't get any better..... it does. You guys are on the cutting edge. Kudos to you.
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MarionBlack Premium
I updated this training just a few days ago because YouTube changed the way you embed videos
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4evertrue Premium
Thanks, Marion
I'll be sure to check it out.
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JasonJF Premium
These are some great updates as usual Kyle.

I think it would be great if when purchasing a site through SiteDomains, there is a feature to "save domain for later" similar to the Amazon Cart System.

This would make it much easier instead of deleting domain names which I am interested in purchasing at a later date.
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Kyle Premium
Great idea Jason, I like it. I will add this to the list. Better domain research tools is something that we are going to be integrating as well.
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GiuliaB Premium
For starters, Kyle, and on the strength of one of your cryptic heads-up, regarding notifications, for somewhat reasons notifications of your posts get shoved in my Trash inbox - which in turns makes it much harder for me to keep up with your latest updates, such as this one.
There are quite a few things here that I would like to see twigged. For instance, when searching in the search bar, I would like the list of posts and training relating to a specific topic showing also their date of publications - some of them may be too old and no longer applicable, but at present I don't find out until I have actually accessed the post.
As Give It A Go aka Angela mentions below, some training is equally obsolete. For example, both in the Certification and in the Bootcamp lessons, you advise that Pinterest accepts naked links when this is no longer the case.
And coming to the actual Bootcamp spruce up, this is all very good, but whilst I am at Phase 5 of an older version, you are introducing new Phase 1-3 or 4, which overrule what I have already completed in terms of tasks. Does it mean that the time I have spent going through the first 4 phases is a waste?
Finally, any promotion going on for Black Friday, that you can anticipate now so we can start drafting our related reviews?

Thank you
Giulia
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Kyle Premium
Thanks for the feedback, all great suggestions and ones we will be considering with future updates.
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GerrieRose Premium
I think it would be great if your training segments were more interactive. For example, your training on "How to Design a Website". Each of your instructions were easy to understand, but without having written instructions it was difficult remember each of them in sequence. If you would be able to make it easier to follow, e.g. (Kyle) here is my website [my real affiliate name]. (Gerrie) [Make-A-Million-Club]. etc.
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Kyle Premium
Good feedback, appreciate it. I will definitely take this into consideration as I build out and continue to improve the training. :)
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wanjigin Premium
Hi Kyle, thank you for the updates and the upcoming new developments that will help WA members achieve more success. I look forward to tools like SEO content tools that can help us rank well on google and other search engines. My suggestion is whether we can have some research to inform us on google algorithm changes to keep members informed on the recent changes such as Google penguin and Google panda that affect web rankings. Is this something that WA can capture on this platform? I know you have captured this information on your recent posts, but could such SEO tools become embedded on the products you are creating. This could also help members understand other SEO tools specifically aimed at helping members rank well on google.

Thank you again for your continued support to help us create online marketing businesses.
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GinaMor1 Premium
Thanks for the wonderful news of pending roll outs...sounds exciting.....

I think it would be great if you can choose some of your old training lessons and update them as so much has changed since 2014 that it would make life easier for newbies when trying to follow your training....
Cheers Gina
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phildora Premium
Hi Kyle, I would love to see examples of Wealthy Affiliate member's success stories. Specifically, how they achieved their success, what type of niche, and how they successfully monetized Affiliate Marketing.

More detailed training on setting up Post and Pages on your website--there seems to be a bit of confusion with newbies on this topic.

I would also like to see the best free traffic sources that are very effective in bringing in targeted audiences.

Looking forward to all new enhancements WA will be presenting in the very near future!
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Kyle,
I think it would be nice to have a central searchable database in WA, where we could voluntarily list our niche (not websites - only niche).
Two reasons:
1. If I am looking for a particular advice and/or product, I could first check this database and see if any of my trustworthy WA members have their businesses in the area of my interest. Then, I could benefit them and myself by using their opinion and shopping via their affiliate links. I'd need to go and find out what this person's website is, but it's not too much trouble if we want to work together and help each other. Please note, that I am not proposing "push" method as I can see how it may cause a problem, and be against WA policy. Initiative should only come from a potential customer - not a business owner.
2. New WA members could get ideas and learn from those who already have established websites in the niche related to the new member's personal choice.
~ Julia
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Julia!
I like your suggestions! Very useful.
Follow you now.
:-) Pernilla
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jtaienao Premium
Hi Kyle,
Don't know if this is feasible but just my thought. Is it possible to set up an "Affiliate Give and Take" platform similar to the Comment/Feedback platform where members can offer buying something from a members affiliate link i.e. Amazon or eBay to help them out.?
Jerome
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StefanC Premium
this is interesting, but... don't you think this is against Amazon's policy?
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jtaienao Premium
As I mentioned, I don't' know if it is feasible. Members in the past have offered to help each other out by doing this. I just thought I'd mention it.
Jerome
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Pernilla Premium
Jerome, this is an excellent idea!

Yes please, Kyle check if it would be feasible to have such a platform.

:-) Pernilla
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sharonwhyte Premium
Good stuff Kyle!

Going by what others have commented below (about newbies) and something I truly would love to see, is a page or a tab added to the Activity dashboard, dedicated to a Main Home Page. (Or it is a page that is the first thing you see when you login to your WA account).

So the latest news for Wealthy Affiliate is on this page - like these posts you write. And reminding new people to start at the Green button - Certification Level. And maybe even some Success post links for inspiration from existing members. I know all of what I said is available if you know where to look and what to look for however having the very important things on one Main Home page would be great.

And the reason also is, I know any post from you guys is very important, but I don't seem to see these posts straight up. A good example; this post came out Oct 5th and I have just found it - and I do log into WA daily. What I now know is to check Top 10 posts. But a newbie doesn't know that.

So that is what I would like to see - a dedicated Home Page for the really important things here at WA.

But other than that, you are always over delivering guys so truly thankful for this wonderful platform!
Cheers, Sharon
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TeamIceCream Premium
@SharonWhyte Great idea Sharon - here is a typical newbie question - where do I find the "Top10 posts"?
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sharonwhyte Premium
Yes amid others! I do like the search bar query to find so many good posts to help out. There is always somebody’s post that will resonate with you.
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TeamIceCream Premium
{blush} Thanks Sharon for reminding me of the search bar! Meanwhile I found the Top 10 posts in the Activity Dashboard on the left hand side.
May you enjoy a lovely day!
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JimSchmitt Premium
I am very early in the process but I think something devoted to website enhancements other than about me pages and privacy policies would be nice. For example, some information on changing the appearance of the theme. Maybe this information is in later courses but I think earlier rather than later would be better.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Hi Kyle,

I would love to see an area on WA dedicated to making our own animated gifs for signatures and animated banners.

I found a site that gave me 10 free animated banners. I made two and put them in my side bar. One top and one bottom.

The one on my WA review I feel is like 'Try-Not-To-Click-Me-Challenge' (my own opinion of course) which I made by finding the image through Creative Commons Search then creating my WA animated Banner Add.

"Achieve Affiliate Marketing Online Success. Learn to quite your day job. Click Here". It fades in and out smoothly. Here is the link if you want to have a look of what I mean http://scamdetector.siterubix.com/is-wealthy-affiliate-legit to my review and notice side animated banner also that I made. I think they are highly clickable. Just scroll down a little to see it - you can't miss it!

If we had that capability here at WA we could promote that across the webs along with all the other features. It'd be another way for WA members to make referrals and it could belong in the Premium, or to further keep people here, free tool for life.

So the website offering this service, yearly fee, was over $500!! They DON'T EVEN HAVE AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM!

This could be very lucrative for WA and WA members.

I hope I have explained my self clearly and I hope I have added to the ideas and valuable suggestion to be considered.

Thank you and all the best for now.

Regards, Philip.
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Flash4 Premium
Loved your web site, felt like signing up all over again. Boy you're a good talker.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Thank you Flash4, you are too kind.

I have had a lot of practice.

I even talk in my sleep - no joke - talking seems to be an innate urge
Lol!.
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sheikave Premium
All members quit after some time because first they have just started their business and there is a hell lot of thing the do not know. One of the thing is how to sell. Not like a Salesman though.

Many of us as we step of our game in affiliate marketing we start doing email marketing which do have high ROI. It would be great to have Cpanel because free email marketing is a bit trickier to set up according to me.
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wozzy Premium
I use site content and while I do think it is a good app, I think the ability to change the font would be great. I find that once I publish the content to my website that because of the font on my site that I can speed things up somewhat to the completion stage.

If the font was bigger I think I along with many others could be more productive.

Thinking of doing this through Word to get there faster.
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SurfsideBob Premium
Hi Wozzy, try this plugin from the WP repository. It should help you take control of your fonts. https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-google-fonts/
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wozzy Premium
Bob, Thanks but my theme is ok. I'm talking about SiteContent
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SurfsideBob Premium
@wozzy Perhaps I misunderstood your post, as I understood you wanting more control of managing/editing the site content. The WP plugin mentioned above is specifically for fonts. Another site content plugin with increased functionality above the standard WP ability to manage the look and feel of your site is https://wordpress.org/plugins/black-studio-tinymce-widget/
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wozzy Premium
Site content with the SiteRubix Application Bob, but as I don't have a plugin for fonts on my site I shall certainly take a look at your recommendation. Mick
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SurfsideBob Premium
Gotcha Mick, thanks for the reply. I'm new to WA and need to complete some training, but I've done a lot of sites using WP over the years. So I'll have to see what the Site Rubix control panel looks like in the upcoming days. But it's my understanding that it closely mirrors WP. Try out the TinyMCE plugin first, it should help you make your fonts bigger, bolder, etc. One of the sites I've used it with is a non-profit in Virginia Beach. They have an annual event on Memorial Day weekend, so right now all the content is not on the site. We also opted for a one page format for a few reasons. But you'll at least get an idea of what I mean regarding fonts. http://pungostrawberryfestival.info/
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wozzy Premium
No problem Bob. I find the fonts in SiteRubix too small and if it did mimic Wp that would be great.

I am pretty much trying to stay with what the theme allows me to do regarding fonts and keep it simple, but every now and then it's nice to be able to just point and click rather than search for html code.
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SurfsideBob Premium
I'll be digging into their platform over the course of the next few days, so I'll be able to (hopefully) offer/understand other pointers, tips, tricks, etc. and learn its limitations as well as how WP plugins may be useful.

But I hear you on the html. Like those line breaks on the site I referenced above, they appear by using <hr /> which is not very intuitive for someone starting out to build their first site. lol Peace brother. :-)
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SurfsideBob Premium
Hey Mick, hope you're well. Just realized that I gave you the wrong link for the TinyMCE Visual Editor plugin I use. The correct one is https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/ by Andrew Ozz. Peace my friend.
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littlemama Premium
Sorry if this has been suggested already below but I can't read all your 250+ comments. :)

I would love to see a way for new members to be funneled to the Online Entrepreneur Certification course only.

I see so many new members getting lost and asking questions on member trainings (especially Vicky's 6 ways to make money from your blog) on topics that are over their head.

I wish you can make all those trainings Premium only first of all and have some kind of funnel so they can't see certain trainings outside of the OEC course that will get them off track or ahead of themselves.

I just have been typing too many times," have you gone through the training in the green button yet?" because of what they ask, it's obvious they need to do that first.

I feel if they continued with the OEC training, they would stay longer and even upgrade.
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smithedd21 Premium
Valid points. It's a bit overwhelming sometimes to see all the comments coming so fast and furious, especially as a newbie. Tend to get caught up in paralysis of analysis.
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DerekC1 Premium
Funnily enough I've been rather quiet within WA this summer so maybe these updates will kick-start my involvement!
I have to admit I've been part of some 'weird & wonderful' schemes over the years but WA is honest, open and like most things, you get out what you put in!
Trying to find time (when working full-time, like many other members I'm sure) is my biggest obstacle!)
Here's to any updates/improvements, exciting times ahead.
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zidane786 Premium
Hi Kyle
Looking forward to the updates. I always thought Jaaxy was the best value for money for a keyword tool and whilst it's still a brilliant tool, I came across a SEO tool that has more features and starts at a lower price point.
Now, I am not complaining about Jaaxy's recent price increase I understand why that had to happen. But I would like more features that would allow me to analyse what keywords any website is ranking for.
I recently came across an SEO too called Serpstat and looked up what keywords WA was ranking for and boy did I find some golden nuggets.
If Jaaxy had something similar, it would make finding your competitors keywords much easier.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hmmmm, NOW you are talking... seeing what keywords a website rank for would be amazing...
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777getgoing Premium
I think it would be great to add another part to the training after people finish bootcamp or their niche training to have training regarding article marketing, more like a bootcamp article marketing training section.

You wrote a great article Kyle about I don't have time to start a business. I Don't Have Time to Start a Business.

I think and feel that sometimes people really feel that way. You gave great tips within the article about finding time, why not have a whole new training where people can get use to a new habit of adding new articles to their website.

The training could be a progression of articles added within each week along with building a schedule and making goals for themselves.

I know you have something within site content, but I think it should be some training along with a schedule added.

A full blown out article marketing, training, schedule, goal making, money making... if you came this far you have what takes to take it a step further training area.

What do you think, nay or yeah?
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GiuliaB Premium
Given lack of time is still an issue for me som 18 months down the line, I'd say it's an excellent idea. Then again, I guess Kyle may struggle, as each of us have different circumstances and demands external to WA. But yes, if Kyle took this onboard, it would be smashing!

Giulia
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777getgoing Premium
Hey Giulia, I think it would be a great idea because I feel time is just an excuse. I understand that we all have a different schedule and some people maybe able to put in more time than others, but I feel that if people have a visual guideline along with support and a strategy, it could help people out. That's just my thoughts though, Lol.
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omakendo Premium
I am looking forward to learning new things.
Though currently as a newbie everything I am learning
is new.I' still need to complete my training, which means
I have to familarize myself with terminology and other stuff to enable me to progress with my learning here.so far so good.
I would agree with Finarabate, to have mentorship on one to
one bases.
Doris
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franzink Premium
im not an authority to say and demand things, but as a beginner and riding the journey.
i think it would be great :
1. to have a previously high converting sample website for students to dissect and learn from the masters.
2. high converting layout or recommended themes of wordpress to follow
3. it would be great if choosing a niche can be taught in more detail
4. it would be great if there are more lessons on the usage of Wordpress or maybe recommend to buy a Visually Wordpress or something similar as a handbook or guidance
5. Live chat would be great to have , my suggestion is to have volunteers to act as Live Chats on certain topics as their expertise, or leave note for live chat or appointment for live chat, but i understand that this will entail time and costs but option for the student to pay extra for such service

thank you for your time in reading
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SurfsideBob Premium
I've worked on WordPress sites for a number of years and understand your concerns with the learning curve. Here are some WP resources which should help you. Go to the main WP site at https://wordpress.org/ where you will find access to all available plugins, themes, and support. Another site is http://www.wpbeginner.com/ where you will find a lot of info on getting started. A similar one is https://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/ I tried to embed a link to a YouTube site but this comment thread doesn't allow for that type of URL, so I've attached a screenshot with the info. Hope this helps my friend. :-)
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franzink Premium
thanks for the tip, now my hands are full. the sites that you provided me are great, now it's a matter of setting priorities
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fleurallen Premium
Loving the sound of the hints.

I think it would be great for those that are interested, so an optional extra, can be partnered with a mentor here on WA for a set period. Perhaps 3 months. For the how to start making money through the affiliate program here at WA. It could be a system that anyone that receives mentoring needs to pay it forward and be a mentor at least once after they have received mentoring themselves. That you need to be a member for 6 months and have got to a certain level of either boot camp or certification courses. So you have at least covered the basics. To be eligible to receive mentoring. To be eligible to mentor that you've earnt enough to pay for your annual membership up front. Something like that. The mentoring is a weekly session for 12 weeks. Maybe at this time of year where the 100 affiliate sales offer is available.

Just a thought - win/win to have more WA members making money and successfully bringing in new members.
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gloriagon27 Premium
I would like to have the entire course finished, I work full time job so I'm not able to work on the training course as much as I do or else I would be working on the training all day everyday. I guess i think like this because I like to concentrate and focus and be able to enjoy training because I get side tracked with my job and then my mind is just thinking I need to get up to speed and start working on my training.
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Isabella4198 Premium
I look forward to the new stuff. As of now, I cannot really think of what to request, or what I want more because I am not done with the entire training course. Maybe what I am wanting I will find in the lessons ahead. So I will just wait until I complete the courses and if there is anything that I want more and not in training, I would know it by then.
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KimberleyR Premium
I think including images and SEO into SiteContent would be super-convenient and fantastic - and it looks like that's already on your list.

A free image database or image sharing capability would be really cool.

I would also love to have some ready to roll affiliate links for newbies in various niche sites. I get sites need content first, but wouldnt't it be great to have a list of newbie-frienly affiliate links we could draw from right out of the gate and incorporate into our early blog posts? Perhaps iron out some common kinks at the outset.

I know some alliliate links -like Amazon require you to make a sale for them within a given time frame. Others require your website to have a given amout of traffic before they will partner with you. I'm still less than a month in, but monetizing my site seems nowhere on the near horizon.

Overall, I love the WA platform. I wish I found it years ago.
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Greg2112 Premium
Thanks

I want an easy way to update all my WP plugins I have about 10 sites on WA and it's a pain to always have to log in to each site every time there's an update. I don't want to use auto update. I use to use https://managewp.com, but it is blocked in WA.

Thanks
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SurfsideBob Premium
Hi Greg, I haven't set up a site on WA yet, that will follow in the next few days. But I have done a number or other WP sites for various clients. When installing WP you can set it up to auto-update plugins and themes. However, that can cause issues with compatibility and can cause a site to crash. WP suggests that you backup a site prior to installing updates, and the plugin I use for that is Updraft Plus, which you can find on https://wordpress.org/ While I understand that logging in to each site to perform updates can be cumbersome, it is still the safest way to proceed. Hope this helps. :-)
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roamy Premium
Good news really looking forward.
I think it would be great if.............
1-some outdated training were updated.
2-there would be a hire/get a freelancer for small tasks(but in a safe way) this way people struggling with something could maybe pay someone to do it? (I know I have struggled with somethings for 2 years now)
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Just want to say thank you! I'm fairly new here with expertise in business, healthcare, and other areas, but not in web development. So I have a lot to learn here! Before finding WA, I was taking courses on setting up online businesses. I already have a LeadPages account and wonder how likely are you to integrate with their system?

Looking forward to what's to come. Thanks again for all that you guys do! :)
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Claudioj Premium
Hi Kyle,
I am promoting Wealthy Affiliate for the Hispanic market. Recently just left my blog online, I need real information to get new members to the future.
It would be very good for me if I knew the historical evolution of WA, for example, "Premiun Members" "Commissions Paid to the Members" ,etc
I'm glad to know that new improvements are coming, go ahead!
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Nkaujzeb Premium
I'm only here for a month and I think I like it here. I haven't gave up yet.

This is awesome news guys! I can't wait. I want more training as to what else can I do on my website besides blogging. I want to learn how to incorporate WA into my blog without making a new website to promote WA.

I think it would be great if we have more training on how to build a mailing list to what apps we can use for like newsletters. Setting up auto responder and what not. I know that I can do a search and it'll be there of some form.

I think my biggest issue as a newbie is how and where to put all these codes. And how to apply them. I played with it and eventually figure it out but at the same time is nerve wracking.

I use my smartphone to do everything most of the time. The only issue I have is that when I try to link a word or phrase in WordPress, the window with the gear, blinks like a button that is stuck. That's when I use my pc/surface pro for linking. Even in site content.

Yes, I read that you guys made this with mobile friendly in mind but it could improve a little bit. I went through the whole training on my mobile so yeah it's doable you just need a little patience to get use to it.

If it wasn't for the linking issue it's perfect. I think.
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NannaGoosey Premium
Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Hi, Kyle.

1. I think it would be great if ______________...
... the certification courses with outdated information were updated or brand new ones were made.

Even, literally, today - new members are asking if Askimet is needed. 2. I think it would be great if ______________...
... closed captioning or a transcript was added to each of the certification and bootcamp courses.

3. I think it would be great if ______________...
... WA provided an email marketing automation platform / email management and automation tool.

Current: "Everything you need to create and grow a business to any level online is included."
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/success/
As of Sep 27, 2016: "Absolutely everything you need to start, create, and grow a successful business online is included at Wealthy Affiliate."
https://web.archive.org/web/20160927222300/http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com:80/

4. I think it would be great if ______________...
... you would tell us what WA's definition of a visitor is.

"Bandwidth Included: 500K Visitors/month"
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

This is what GoDaddy says "visitors" are (current as of today):
"Visitors are the number of unique IP addresses that come to all your plan’s sites within a 24-hour period. Daily counts are added to calculate total monthly visitors. We don’t count robots (e.g., Google search bot) against your total."

I got the GoDaddy link from your post: 5. I think it would be great if ______________...
... legacy tools were removed.

* Rapid Writer (featuring: "Publish at Street Articles") - replaced by SiteContent
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/article
* Link Tracking / My-Linker 2: "Your Link Tracker, Cloaker, and Webpage Optimizer" - replaced by ? (If this tool is still meant to be used, it needs some attention. When I click it, I get a popup "insecure connection" warning.)
http://www.my-linker.com/home
* Keyword Lists - replaced by nothing, but we do have "My Saved Keyword Lists" in WA's free Keyword Tool and something similar in Jaaxy.
(the last keyword list was posted March 8, 2013) https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/keyword_lists

6a. I think it would be great if ______________...
... you gave us the link to the information given for Pagely, in the comparison table for WA (SiteRubix) hosting vs competitors.

The only pricing I could find for Pagely starts at $499/month, for 30 sites, with SSD-backed Amazon c4.large instance.

6b. I [also] think it would be great if ______________...
... the comparison chart was updated, with current information.

For example, Pagely now includes free SSL Certificates in every plan I saw at the above link.

WA (SiteRubix) hosting comparison table: https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/
Pagely: https://pagely.com/plans-pricing/
WP Engine (scroll down): https://wpengine.com/plans/
Pressable: https://pressable.com/pricing/

7. I think it would be great if ______________...
... there was an image for every WA affiliate banner, not just some.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/banners

8. I think it would be great if ______________...
... the outdated Jaaxy 2.0 videos on the "Help" page on Jaaxy were replaced with videos for Jaaxy 3.0.
https://my.jaaxy.com/training


Sharon
(NannaGoosey)
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tommo1968 Premium
Wow Sharon you've thought that response out for a while.

All valid points, some of the training is outdated and beginners are a bit stumped as to what is relevant.

Maybe its something we can all do if hoak out bad content and links and inform the team to check them out.

What you think Kyle/Carson?
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DaveSw Premium
Some good points on bits and pieces of cleanup needing to be taken care of...

The 'absolutely everything you need' point is particularly poignant I think because that simply is not the case.

As a beginner, most certainly you have what you need to get a very solid start with affiliate marketing...

Facts are though that as you progress with learning the business, you will need to get external tools or software to grow your business.

Things like...

(1) Email. An autoresponder (good) or an email SMTP service (better and cheaper). The free MailChimp or other platforms that starting are fine as you get up and running, but it does not take long to outgrow (or make a mistake and get shut down)...

(2) Video. A video creation/editing tool (likely more than one). Video use these days is not an option IMO...If you are not using it you are losing business, period. General concepts to In-depth training is likely needed based on the tool, and this is a whole world of its own actually...

(3) Landing Pages. A landing or sales page creation tool (NOT what you get with autoresponders, this is something quite different/more advanced)...There are so many options out there, and they get more sophisticated almost daily.

I find that some of the older systems are outdated, while some are overpriced (IMO)...These days you have more all-in-one services where you can do many things versus only landing pages/opt-in pages...

(4) Social Marketing. Some tools to automate your social marketing as if you have an account for each niche you and limit the use of accounts to the big three or four (i.e. Facebook. Twitter, Google +, and Instagram) you will find yourself quickly overwhelmed and struggling to keep up with everything...

(5) Sales Funnels. As an affiliate marketer, you may think you have no use for these or there is no advantage to going through the work to learn how to create and use them. Facts are though that these are a common method used in more online marketing segments. They are used because they work - think Mc'Donalds here....

(6) Leveraging Mobile Users. Creating an app for your website can help you get viewers you otherwise would not have. You may not realize it because you don't get this traffic now.

Just having a mobile responsive theme is not enough these days. Your website needs to be designed with mobile in mind. How does it look when you access it from a smartphone?

People will click away in a heartbeat. They want instant gratification, fewer and fewer will take the time to read through a 2000 word post.

This is where the video, pop-ups, graphics, free offers (lead magnets), social proof, live chat, etc. all come into play. These all are intended to keep your site visitors on your page...

(7) Training Update/Additions. This all goes back to what you state. Due to the size of this platform, making major changes takes time, and over the years bits and pieces of old systems/ole information/old guidance somehow 'hangs around' within the platform...

In the Army, we went through a process regularly to update regulations, field manuals, training manuals, etc.This was a painful but needed process. I was involved with several iterations of this...Ugh!

Unfortunately, this has to be done. We needed to keep up with industry (what is available, upgrades to systems and tools, new ways of delivering the product, etc.). That is the nature of the beast...

I could go into more details, but likely what would be better would be to have some sort of brainstorming session where a bunch of people smarter than me could add their wisdom to the discussion...

Good additions you have made to this post!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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NannaGoosey Premium
Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Hi, Tom.

I was one of the new members who had to ask about installing Akismet.

So, my wish list has been growing since July, 2016, lol.
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NannaGoosey Premium
Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Hi, Dave.

That's very valuable information: thank you much for sharing it!

It gives me (and all members) a lot to consider. I've bookmarked your comment so I can come back and take notes.

Pure gold!
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks! BTW, I was over on your side/blog(s) a bit ago, and the post you did on compliance requirements was right on target and on time! Cheers! : )
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NannaGoosey Premium
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Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Hi, Dave.

You're welcome!

Thank you for taking a look at my (practically non-existent) WA blog!

I just saw your comment on my GDPR post a little while ago. Your comment there helps reinforce the importance of complying with privacy rights laws and I appreciate it! (I responded.)


Cheers! :)
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MKearns Premium
Some of these suggestions are great Kyle. I see three things as important:
1. Video-instruction in Vimeo and You Tube and a greater incorporation of making your own videos in the create your own training format.
2. Social Media. A specific proficiency award button perhaps backed by a specific certification exam. for FB, Twitter, and other SM.
3. Specifically platformed certification testing in SEO with a general cert or specific tracks for Yoast, All in One SEO or Jaaxy. With specific experience in Jaaxy WA might be able to offer this industry wide thus elevating WA visibility as a leader in web certification development.

It will be great to see these elements going forward. Thank you for soliciting and offering the opportunity to participate in the formulation!

BTW I'd like to see some changes in this very editor. The only way to highlight any thing is to capitalize. It would be great to use bolding in these scripts!
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SurfsideBob Premium
I'm new to WA and need to complete some more training prior to launching sites(s) next week. I was an independent insurance broker for 15 years and sold that business in 2015. During that time I learned website design and development and have a number of web clients. I joined WA to expand that business and venture into affiliate marketing.

Perhaps I'm jumping the gun, because again, I need to complete the training. But it's my understanding that the sites are built using WordPress, which is what I've used for 10+ years. Based on the comments I've read here, WA isn't offering full WP functionality, or perhaps it's that some people are still learning. But I'm under the impression that WA offers integration of all WP Plugins.

I will publish a few sites using the SiteRubix (free) platform, but I own several other domain names that I will use, which I have purchased through NameCheap, a company I have used since 2005. https://www.namecheap.com/ I also plan to use the hosting feature here, but will need to compare it to the company I use to host my other sites. That company name is not important for purposes of this post.

However, a few comments I've read mention similar concerns, namely SEO, Images, and Site Content. So here are a few pointers from an old head. lol If WA does offer the ability to use WP Plugins (as I hope), I'd recommend going to https://wordpress.org and creating an account. From there you can search all the available plugins. Please note that WP is now running on Version 4.8.2 so keep that in mind when looking at a plugin to use. If it hasn't been updated in a while, I'd stay away from it. I have several "go to" plugins that I use on my sites.

Yoast SEO: Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.

WP Smush: Compress and optimize image files, improve performance and boost your SEO rank using Smush WordPress image compression and optimization.

WP Super Cache: A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.

A few others that I use are Contact Form 7, Easy Google Fonts, PDF Embedder, Photo Gallery by WD, Shortcodes Ultimate, Simple Custom CSS, Stripe Payments, Tiny MCE Advanced, To Top, Updraft Plus, and Wordfence Security, among others.

Hope this helps at least one person. :-) Peace and blessings y'all.
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SurfsideBob Premium
Dang, I forgot this one. Several people mentioned Google Analytics and wanting better understanding/control, so here's a plugin I'd suggest for that.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-dashboard-for-wp/

:-)
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Fmarabate Premium
There are some great ideas below. I hope at least some of them get implemented if they are not already in the works.

I would like to see some type of Mentorship program. The community is great, but it would be nice to have a goto person that could work with you to get things up and running. Mentors could earn credits or cash. Maybe it is free for the first couple of weeks to a month and then there would be a cost if someone wanted to continue with a mentor.

I know that there is training for stuff like Google Analytics, but I would like to see some in-depth training on how to interpret the data that these type of tools collect and then what to do with that data.
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fleurallen Premium
Agreed we are like minded I said the same!
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Dmorrow Premium
There are so many great ideas being tossed around here! I like the idea of getting all the training updated for the benefit of newer members. Maybe you could add a note stating the process has slightly changed and give just the updated info for now. I also wish there was a way to remove tutorials that are outdated - maybe a notification that it needs to be updated with some sort of time limit before it is removed? Also, there seems to be far too many tutorials that cover the same subjects. Is there some way to regulate that?

Of course I'm more than certain I'll be very happy, as always, with whatever rolls out as it's always totally awesome! Thanks for all y'all do for us Kyle and Carson.
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Shaneo617 Premium
Hi Kyle, Great stuff. wicked excited for the up coming year and training. I Want to see some back linking training/software,

And i would Think it would be a great addition to add some landing pages / email list building features / training /templets/ software etc... I am a proud member of WA thanks for all the great content
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Kyle Premium
Some good ideas here, we probably won't be "rebuilding" aweber or getresponse in the next year, but there are many things we can do within this space to make your life easier online!
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Shaneo617 Premium
# Kyle Awsome Kyle, thank you for the info. I realy like WA and all its content / community. its just that building lists / funnel and link building techniques, are my goals for my website for the up and coming year. thanks for all your feed back and training advice. thanks kyle My thoughts is to build a funnel for my WA affiliate page. my idear is to set up email subscriptions, then push My WA affiliate links with in those emails.
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mcourtney747 Premium
These are awesome ideas. Thanks Kyle and Carson for everything you do. I also think it would be great if we had more trainings, tips and tricks, or similar to getting traffic or Google ranking. I think we can never have too many trainings on that subject since it’s vital to us making money.

Again, thank you for WA! I love it here.
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Kyle Premium
We are going to consistently produce more and more in this respect and we have a lot already. One live class you should check out that is very recent is: I think you will really enjoy this. Thanks for your feedback!
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mcourtney747 Premium
Awesome! Thank you Kyle! I will definitely check it out.
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WalterW1 Premium
I think it would be great to have a fully operational business producing income greater than the $750.00 per month Social Security I receive. Being unemployed I have to get replacement income at the age of 79 in ways that are not as physical as required in a grocery store produce department during these past two and a half years. Regardless of my body changes with COPD and being a Diabetic I can still pick up 50 or 60 pounds even though I do get winded due to COPD. The Navy & Army plus Security has taught me discipline where I just keep going forward toward the objective in Christ Jesus, my God and Lord to WHOM I Give "ALL PRAISE< GLORY AND HONOR" Amen.
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Kyle Premium
This is certainly something that you can achieve with effort, far beyond $750 per month in fact. We teach REAL business here and as you move forward and work hard you are going to see your business take shape.
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WalterW1 Premium
It might be different from the military, but it shall be accomplished just as I went from O-1 to O-8 in promotions. I have always studied to advance my ability in what I offer in my life. In other words, I deal with the facts and common sense always going forward in CHRIST JESUS. YES I'm a single man too.
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Skydancer1 Premium
Great times. One of the many reasons I love WA. Always staying current and leading the way forward in online business training. You Guys Rock!!

I think it would be great if
We had the ability to add meta title and description and also images in site content creator. I know it is probably in the works but just thought I would mention it.
Also if it could launch to "drafts" as an option as well so we could add our image and format edits before we post live

I use the content creator for every post. I love it.
However I do have to launch live then go in and update and format a live post.


I think it would be great if _ In Jaaxy we had a better way to communicate with tech support or questions on why things work the way they do and It would be nice to see who the referrals are just like in WA


I look forward to the new changes and whatever you geniuses are working on. It all helps us and in turn we can better help our customers as a result.

NIce Job Guys. Keep It Up
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Kyle Premium
We had the ability to add meta title and description and also images in site content creator. I know it is probably in the works but just thought I would mention it.

==> All of this is coming. Next week is going to be a significant rollout within SiteContent and one we are really excited about.

In respect to better Jaaxy support, we have solutions for this that are going to be rolled out in the very near future. :)
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Skydancer1 Premium
awesome. Looking forward to all of it..

Great work
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nathaniell Premium
Looking forward to it!

I want the option to be able to see live chat on every page of WA, so I can work while looking at chat.

I want "spy" tools in Jaaxy to see what competitors are ranking for, and how much traffic they get from those rankings

I would LOVE to see a "hire a writer" platform, so new people could pay for their WA memberships and other members would have an easy way to start outsourcing.
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Skydancer1 Premium
interesting Idea about the "hire a writer" platform.... Good input
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boomergp08 Premium
I love the Hire a Writer idea for outsourcing and/or membership payments.
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Kyle Premium
***I want the option to be able to see live chat on every page of WA, so I can work while looking at chat.

==> You can see live chat on every page, there is the pop out chat within the menu (that is within the same window) that will also "notify" you when you have replies or when there are questions asked within chat.

Is this what you are referring to? Chat is certainly available on every page. Click 'Live Chat" within the side menu.

***I want "spy" tools in Jaaxy to see what competitors are ranking for, and how much traffic they get from those rankings

==> You can currently do this with SiteRank and watch competitors traffic over time. You can see where they are ranked. The "traffic" is something that cannot be tracked because there is no way to determine how much traffic a competitor is getting under any keyword.

Is there any other competition details that you perhaps would want? Traffic is just not something that can be tracked and it would be nothing more than a random guess, at best (which I am not sure how valuable that is).

***I would LOVE to see a "hire a writer" platform, so new people could pay for their WA memberships and other members would have an easy way to start outsourcing.

==> Hmmm... :) We may have something up our sleeves in this respect.
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MKearns Premium
Hiring a writer is a goal that can accomplish many purposes. Great idea!
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DKMade Premium
I write enough for everyone BAHAHAHA! (This has to be one of my shortest comments to date lol)
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nathaniell Premium
> Yes, live chat can pop out, but it blocks my work. For example, as I look at this page, I see your profile pic and previous posts. If I could see live chat in that space, I could monitor it while I type, rather than having to click back and forth to having chat popped out or not.

> For "Spying" I'd like to enter a competitors website and have it spit out some of their keywords or top rankings. For example, in SEMRush you can see what sites are ranking for. Although it's a guess, it's a starting point.
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phakacha8 Premium
I want that WA produces a video walkthrough for setting up Google Analytics. It is difficult, vast and confusing. Even if not all the steps can be shown easier, it must provide some basics to make our websites run.

I think that the Las Vegas conference is considered done twice a year with easier competitive methods and not qualifying only from the referrals method alone.
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mick1976 Premium
Do a search on Google analytics. There are step by step instructions in getting it in your header file. I printed it out and have used it a couple times since. If you can't find it get back with me and I'll write up the instructions for you from my WA folder that has all of my training.
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phakacha8 Premium
mick1976 thanks for the information. Yes I would love to see your instructions on how Analytics is done step by step.
Waiting for your response.
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Kyle Premium
That is right within the training. This has been available for quite some time (almost 4 years now) to all members here.
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phakacha8 Premium
Thanks Kyle for the info. Yes, I have already done that in my lesson you showed. There are some elements I want to dive deeper in Analytics.
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DKMade Premium
I was really frustrated at first as I had no clue what was going on, I watched the videos, youtube and here in the WA and I was still lost. I installed search console and afterward, it prompted me to the analytics and then also prompted every step of the way making it really easy. If I can help you out let me know. Just don't ask me to explain how to decipher all the data.....one step at a time lol
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phakacha8 Premium
Hey man, that sounds awesome. Ok, I agree one step a time. Tell me the first.
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