About Mar62
Joined January 2017
I enjoy camping, reading, and sci-fi! I am interested in connecting and growing with others as we work and have fun pushing forward.

I have met a lot of awesome people in my time here already, and got my site up finally at longtermcamping(DOT)siterubix(DOT)com
and have seen many others, including a few I will probably become a regular at for their niche alone, and not just their layout!

Since I can't comment anymore, I'm keeping track of comments on my site to "quid pro quo" regularly. Feel free to give a comment and I'll give a comment!
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DoFisCat Premium
How's things my fellow noob? I'm sure you're progressing well. I kinda got side tracked a little bit. I'm back however, and ready to put some time in.

I'm sure I can't, but if there is anything I can help you with, I'm more than happy to try lol.

Taker easy Martha,

PJ
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello Martha 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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Thank you for your kind greeting.
I hope to learn and grow with everyone here.
-Mar
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Marcel92 Premium
You are very welcome, Martha. Wishing you the very best with your online journey.

Marcel..
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Loes Premium
Hello Martha,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for following me.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I also made a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link on the right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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Wow! Thank you!!

I wish you every success and kindness!
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Kyle Premium
Hey Martha,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Martha and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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Hello Kyle,

I guess I do have one pending question: it relates to the trouble I've seen people have been having due to the code change (which I don't understand), but because of a recommendation I got, I did the Why No Padlock? check, and failed:
SSL verification issue (Possibly mis-matched URL or bad intermediate cert.). Details:
ERROR: no certificate subject alternative name matches Unable to locally verify the issuer's authority.
Cert. Expired!: Sep 11 19:15:00 2016 GMT
Certificate Issuer: Let's Encrypt

I know it says "possibly mismatched URL" by I tried every variation of my site's url and they all gave me the same thing.

Now, I don't have the foggiest idea what this actually means, but in talking to people here it sounds like a Support issue (except I can't get to any Support links), so I figured I would bite the bullet and bother you.

Do you happen to know who I should bug, or where I should go to try to fix this?

Sorry to bring this to you, but I don't know who I should ask,
-Mar
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Kyle Premium
Do you have your own domains? You cannot make a website SSL here unless you are a Premium member, so the why no padlock will not be relevant until you are Premium and you have your own domain. So don't worry about this at the moment.
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Hello Kyle,

I don't own anything, so I'm just happy to hear there's something I DON'T have to constantly worry about.

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly in your crush of all of us!
-Mar
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Kyle Premium
No problem Martha! :) I am always here to answer any questions and give you a hand as you move forward with your progress.
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Martha? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
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It's going fairly well, JoshfromOz has been great with helping me through confusing points!

Also, thank you for the low-pressure reminder. I'm nervous about not upgrading, but I hope to eventually be able to.
-Mar
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Kyle Premium
That is awesome to hear Josh has been so helpful, he is an awesome guy indeed! Do what makes the most sense to you and your situation here Mar, I don't want you feeling pressure either way.

If you need anything at all moving forward do let me know. :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Martha for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. If you need any help remember to post your question in the comments section or on live chat, and someone will be able to help you.

I created a short but informative training tutorial for all New Members that tell you what you can do here at WA and most importantly give you a link to the RULES of WA and what you cannot do here. If you have the time or wish to, please check out the rest of my training, listed under my picture on my profile page. I explain ways to help you build a better website, ways to make some extra $$$ with your WA training, and best practices here at WA. I occasionally post a humorous blog on first Sunday of every month. Enjoy!
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Thank you, so much, for all this extra information!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Just thought I would check in and see how things are going. How are you finding the training here at Wealthy affiliate?. I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I look forward to seeing your progress and being apart of your success online! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help....Seriously :)
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So far I think it's going well. Everyone is so nice, and the training is great - there is so much info I'm going back through parts of it now that I have more overall context.

I have a few posts up on my website already:
longtermcamping dot siterubix dot com
if you want to take a look (no obligation). [I want my site to get attention, but I don't know if it's safe to link anything here that might expose an internal page so please excuse the odd formatting]
I also have a few more drafted so I can put up one a day, hopefully.

I'm not sure if I'm doing the right things to get noticed by Google but it's still early, and i don't understand how to get the articles onto the directory sites, but I am moving forward. Oddly enough, I think I know how I will be framing the articles themselves, though, so that should be one less worry.

I've noticed my troubles don't seem to be on the ideas/writing side, but in the actual website construction/connecting to get attention practical side. I won't give up though.

If I don't make any progress with the directories, I will end up taking you seriously and reaching out. I'm just lost there though, and want to see if I can understand enough to formulate a comprehensible question rather than just blurting words at you and hoping for the best.

Thank you for checking in, it really does mean a lot to know you care!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Firstly, about getting articles on directories?. Is this still in the training (If it is what I think it is), because that is outdated now. Years ago, WA use to recommend submitting articles to article directories as it use to help with ranking your website better. But these days, it's best to put all your content on your website. Build it out to become a authority on the subject. WA even has a article directory called streetarticles.com. I can tell you I haven't used a article directory in 3 years doing this.

To get noticed by Google and get traffic takes time. Like months depending on the competition. This is where keyword research comes into play. The keywords you find using tools will be how you get people to your website. Once you start ranking for keywords in Google you will start getting traffic. Of course you can do social marketing to increase traffic by creating niche accounts on twitter, FB, pinterest etc. But the main way most people get traffic is via ranking for keywords in google.

Each post you write should be targeting a keyword like you have in "camping long term in a tent". As you evolve you will find your posts get longer and more in depth (Which is good). As a guide only, some people say to aim for minimum 600 words per post. Once you start adding more and more posts to your site, you start to gain more trust with Google and G will start ranking you better for your targeted keywords (and hundreds of variations of your keywords)

I wouldn't worry too much about the construction of your site too much in the beginning. The main thing is to keep adding content (Posts) and building trust/authority with Google which is also builds trust with your readers. None of my sites look fancy pancy. They are basic themes with a logo sometimes). Other than that I mainly focus on finding keywords and writing posts targeting those keywords.
P.S as a free member you can't post links anyways :)
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Hello Josh,

Thank you for your reply!

Yes, they discussed articles in the training. At least now I know I don't have to worry about it.
I've been working on publishing a post a day, so hopefully Google will notice me sooner rather than later.
Many (many) hours have recently been spent hooking together parts of my social media in order to easily sign in and out of each so I can reference/crosspost to try to gain a little bit of traction. i'm fine with it taking a while, I just won't try to do any affiliate-getting until I have an audience.
Additionally, I have been working on figuring out keyword usage in how I write. Being unused to informal writing in general is causing me to read and reread my posts to make sure the tone isn't off-putting. I hope to improve on my keyword usage as I continue.

Well, in a day and a half I will see what resources I still have access to; but thanks for the heads-up about linking.

Also, not to bother you again, but I haven't been indexed yet, so any advice there would be helpful. I've submitted my sitemap to Google, and they fetched/etc that fine, so I'm hoping that helps. I've read here that it can take a week, but then other articles say just a day or two.

Thanks, Josh, so much,
-Mar
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Josh From Oz Premium
The best way to write your articles is think as if you were talking to your friends and giving honest advice. Don't come across salesy and speak so your audience can relate :)

Yes you should learn about keywords as much as possible. They are very important for reaching the intended audience. There is plenty of training on WA for this.

As for getting indexed, it can take a week or 2. It's just the way it is. But you can do things to speed up the process like setting up Google Analytics, Sitemap and Webmaster Tools (Now known as Google Search Console- but sounds like you have done that already). What I usually do after publishing a post is 'share' my posts on Google Plus account and submit the post url here to get Googles Attention: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url
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I want to say: That sounds like a wonderful idea!
And yet, I need to say it about all 3 paragraphs.
So, thank you for the wonderful ideas!
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I did the G+ idea last night, and I've been indexed!
Thank you!!!!!!!
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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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Hello Kyle!

I'm giving the website for my first one a shot right now, actually.

I was looking at a niche in living long term in a tent, camping style. Josh helped me out with understanding keywords more, and by the results, I'm phrasing the website to be more about camping long term in general.
However, I know that with my experience in the niche I will still be able to provide tons of ideas and product affiliates (once I learn how to get affiliates) to whoever I can entice to my site.

Thanks for reaching out, and I'm sure I'll end up reaching right back when I'm confused!
-Mar
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Kyle Premium
Focus on just ONE website and create success with that before diversifying and creating multiple niche websites.

It only takes ONE website in one niche to be very successful online. I usually find that folks that try to do too much at once (focus on several niche websites) end up in a state of mediocrity because it can be overwhelming and you don't really ever become the expert in just one niche.

It is the experts (specialists) that create long term, successful businesses in any niche.
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Thanks for the insight!
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Kyle Premium
It is great to have you here at WA Martha and I absolutely look forward to working with you and seeing you progress in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead.

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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TomasB Premium
Hi Martha, welcome to the community. I'm sure you will do well here because you already have three subjects that can be used to build a niche website, camping, reading, and Sci-Fi.
Kyle and Carson have created a very unique system of learning
what it takes to have your own online business. All you need to do is go through the lessons at your own pace, ask questions when you need help, and stay focused on what you want to achieve each day.
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joekeriii Premium
Aloha Martha,
Welcome to WA!
I've just been here a few months, but I've already learned a lot and created a website that's getting some traffic.

Kyle & Carson have put together an awesome program here and it's made very strong by engaging the collective wisdom of the WA community.

It takes time and effort, but results do come if you stick with it.
-Joe
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Hello!

Thank you for the support, it's nice to hear that you are already seeing progress. It certainly helps make all this seem less...overwhelming.

-Mar
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Josh From Oz Premium
Hey there Martha, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Josh and as promised on my website, I am here to help you get started building an online business. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, please do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). (This is how I got started 4 years ago. This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". The bright Green Button HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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As promised on my website I would like to invite you to join Premium within the first 7 days to unlock the bonuses: (Don't feel pressured into going premium immediately, unless you want to of course. Take your time and explore the vast opportunity here within Wealthy Affiliate. But make sure you update you profile and click on the green button to get started at the very least)

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Use my years experience to your advantage.
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Cheat Sheet To Success Bonus" - This is a list of the steps I take to making money quicker and easier following along with the WA training.

But only if you go premium in your first 7 days - this is what I call my "serious action takers" bonus which is not offered to just anyone. Show me you are serious and want the upper-hand on the competition by taking action ).

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Look Forward To Talking

Josh
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Hello Josh,

Thank you for having all the information on your website. It's truly difficult to learn what is and isn't real online.

Thanks!
-Mar
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Josh From Oz Premium
Absolutely, I review a lot of products on my site and 99% of them are scams or pure waste of time and money. I hope you can see how real WA really is and the amount of value this place offers. :). If you get stuck on anything, don't hesitate to ask me.
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