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Hi everyone! My name is Chi... like Tai-Chi, Hitachi, or Chia Pet : ) It has always been one of my dreams to be my own

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Search Engine Optimization

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well after the holiday. I had a couple of questions on domain names. So I decided to work on a domain name a bought awhile back. The

Thanks to everyone for all their great advice. It was definitely very helpful. I'm really excited to be over this hurdle and on to the next adventure! = )

I agree with Steve5770. It really is content, and not .com, net or org that will rank it.

Thank you Gordi! I'm still jotting down topics and ideas. Hopefully they'll be good enough to get some traffic! = )

Oh yeah, you will get tons of great advice here

How well your site ultimately ranks will depend on lots of quality content and consistent effort. My .net site outranks some companies' own websites who I have reviewed. Companies who have .coms!

That's impressive! Hopefully I can get some good content together as well. = )

.com is what you really want. Kyle says .org can rank well as well. This is not to say that any other .net .biz domain won't rank, but it's just harder. Also I agree with comments below, I wouldn't wait for the domain to be available. If I was you I'd rearrange the words to get a .com, so it ranks easier. At the end of the day your content is what will get you rankings and traffic.

Also I want to say, I only worked with .com so I don't have experience with any other. So don't take it as past experience, rather following what Kyle have taught.

Thanks Shaun! I rearranged them before and got the name I have now. I really liked the way it sounded. So I settled for the .net. After reading your post, I decided to try and rearrange them again. I finally got the .com by just making it plural.... Can't believe I didn't think of that sooner! = ) Thanks!!!

So should I let the .net expire later in the year (and save on the renewal fee) or should I just keep it and let it auto renew?

Keep on with the .net for now. If you are able to get the .com you can always forward the domain to the site that you are currently building. I would not pin your hopes on getting the .com if it means halting your progress.

Thanks! I'll just keep pushing forward while keeping an eye out. Hopefully I'll get lucky!

The price is reasonable I am guessing, so it doesn't hurt to own both the org and net! Some people do that just to keep the domain name more secure to them alone!

That's definitely true. Now if I could only get that .com! = )

Well maybe it will yet become available! :)

I built my first site on a .net and it ranks fine.

Thanks! That's very reassuring. = )

Hi Chi. If I were in your shoes, I don't think I would keep on waiting for a domain that you may want, but don't know if it will ever really be available. Sometimes what you think might be a reasonable price turns out to be in the $1000's!

If you already have content on your site, I would just continue moving forward. There would be no reason to hold yourself up when you could be writing more content for Google to rank.

On the other hand, if you have a "bare bones" site, then I'd probably consider purchasing the .org. As you can get it for only $1 at 1and1.com, you wouldn't be out much.

Just my opinion. :) Michelle

Thanks for the advice! I haven't posted any content on it yet. So I might just purchase the .org. Thanks again.

Hey Michelle! 1and1.com domain is so cheap. Thanks for sharing

You're welcome! :)

Hi Michelle, transfer to WA hosting is it easy as Namecheap..

So glad to hear that, some don't find it easy! :)

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Net vs org vs purchasing com?

Net vs org vs purchasing com?

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Search Engine Optimization

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well after the holiday. I had a couple of questions on domain names. So I decided to work on a domain name a bought awhile back. The

Thanks to everyone for all their great advice. It was definitely very helpful. I'm really excited to be over this hurdle and on to the next adventure! = )

I agree with Steve5770. It really is content, and not .com, net or org that will rank it.

Thank you Gordi! I'm still jotting down topics and ideas. Hopefully they'll be good enough to get some traffic! = )

Oh yeah, you will get tons of great advice here

How well your site ultimately ranks will depend on lots of quality content and consistent effort. My .net site outranks some companies' own websites who I have reviewed. Companies who have .coms!

That's impressive! Hopefully I can get some good content together as well. = )

.com is what you really want. Kyle says .org can rank well as well. This is not to say that any other .net .biz domain won't rank, but it's just harder. Also I agree with comments below, I wouldn't wait for the domain to be available. If I was you I'd rearrange the words to get a .com, so it ranks easier. At the end of the day your content is what will get you rankings and traffic.

Also I want to say, I only worked with .com so I don't have experience with any other. So don't take it as past experience, rather following what Kyle have taught.

Thanks Shaun! I rearranged them before and got the name I have now. I really liked the way it sounded. So I settled for the .net. After reading your post, I decided to try and rearrange them again. I finally got the .com by just making it plural.... Can't believe I didn't think of that sooner! = ) Thanks!!!

So should I let the .net expire later in the year (and save on the renewal fee) or should I just keep it and let it auto renew?

Keep on with the .net for now. If you are able to get the .com you can always forward the domain to the site that you are currently building. I would not pin your hopes on getting the .com if it means halting your progress.

Thanks! I'll just keep pushing forward while keeping an eye out. Hopefully I'll get lucky!

The price is reasonable I am guessing, so it doesn't hurt to own both the org and net! Some people do that just to keep the domain name more secure to them alone!

That's definitely true. Now if I could only get that .com! = )

Well maybe it will yet become available! :)

I built my first site on a .net and it ranks fine.

Thanks! That's very reassuring. = )

Hi Chi. If I were in your shoes, I don't think I would keep on waiting for a domain that you may want, but don't know if it will ever really be available. Sometimes what you think might be a reasonable price turns out to be in the $1000's!

If you already have content on your site, I would just continue moving forward. There would be no reason to hold yourself up when you could be writing more content for Google to rank.

On the other hand, if you have a "bare bones" site, then I'd probably consider purchasing the .org. As you can get it for only $1 at 1and1.com, you wouldn't be out much.

Just my opinion. :) Michelle

Thanks for the advice! I haven't posted any content on it yet. So I might just purchase the .org. Thanks again.

Hey Michelle! 1and1.com domain is so cheap. Thanks for sharing

You're welcome! :)

Hi Michelle, transfer to WA hosting is it easy as Namecheap..

So glad to hear that, some don't find it easy! :)

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Website Development & Programming

Hi everyone!

I've been working on a video game niche as my first website. But I've run into some opposition when trying to find video game images. I've gone through many r

I am sure you can find a solution. Hang in there.

Thanks for the support, Betty! = ) I'm finding a lot of great answers and support here.

Hey Chi,

I have worked in this niche in the past. While the actual names, images, etc.. remain the copyright of the product owner, any screenshots or video feeds that you take on your own system can be used on your sites.

I never personally posted disclaimers, however that may not necessarily be a bad idea. However, any guides, reviews, or other written material even if they contain your screenshots are your property as ruled by the Florida courts system when Blizzard entertainment tried to sue the maker of Zygor guides and a couple of other World of Warcraft guides a few years ago.

All in all, the feeds you record, and the screenshots you take are safe to use on your site. Another option that you can check into is to visit the developers sites as many will often have press release screenshots that you are able to use.

Another side note is that if you are a Gamestop affiliate you can often use their videos and screenshots. Simply contact them and ask.

It's a fun niche, but as you said it can be difficult to find some decent images. I know I normally took my own screenshots using Print Screen and Gimp. For videos I use EZvid and Bandicam.

Good luck to you!

Thank you so much! You answered a lot of questions. I definitely feel more confident going forward. Thank you again for all your help. = )

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Question: Video Game Images & Screenshots

Question: Video Game Images & Screenshots

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Website Development & Programming

Hi everyone!

I've been working on a video game niche as my first website. But I've run into some opposition when trying to find video game images. I've gone through many r

I am sure you can find a solution. Hang in there.

Thanks for the support, Betty! = ) I'm finding a lot of great answers and support here.

Hey Chi,

I have worked in this niche in the past. While the actual names, images, etc.. remain the copyright of the product owner, any screenshots or video feeds that you take on your own system can be used on your sites.

I never personally posted disclaimers, however that may not necessarily be a bad idea. However, any guides, reviews, or other written material even if they contain your screenshots are your property as ruled by the Florida courts system when Blizzard entertainment tried to sue the maker of Zygor guides and a couple of other World of Warcraft guides a few years ago.

All in all, the feeds you record, and the screenshots you take are safe to use on your site. Another option that you can check into is to visit the developers sites as many will often have press release screenshots that you are able to use.

Another side note is that if you are a Gamestop affiliate you can often use their videos and screenshots. Simply contact them and ask.

It's a fun niche, but as you said it can be difficult to find some decent images. I know I normally took my own screenshots using Print Screen and Gimp. For videos I use EZvid and Bandicam.

Good luck to you!

Thank you so much! You answered a lot of questions. I definitely feel more confident going forward. Thank you again for all your help. = )

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Keyword, Niche and Market Research

Hi everyone!

I was just doing some keyword research & ran into a quick question. Do certain pages (About Me, Contact Me, etc.) need to have keywords? Does it help or e

Looks like you already have a great answer. Rick is exactly right, No keywords. Best of luck!

Hi Meredith!

Thanks for checking in = ) That's one of the things I really enjoy about WA. There's always someone willing to help. No matter how big or small the question.

-= Chi =-

Good question and I like the answer.

Agree with Rick, my about me page is a little bit personal, this is where we establish our relationship with the readers, they could see how honest we are here. I don't have keyword in it.

Great point, this is where you establish your relationship with your reader. They like to know something about you and will learn to trust you from what they read on your About Me page.

Absolutely! About me pages are such a great way to learn about people. I had a good one set up. I'm just glad I don't have to change it around to fit in a keyword. Thanks for your help. = )

Hi. Those pages don't need keywords. I always recommend, though, that your About Me page tells something about you and even why you started your website. A lot of visitors will read it to make sure you're human and they like to know why you are on this journey. But I don't think you need to worry about keywords.

Thanks for the fast response! = ) That's what I figured. But I wasn't completely sure. Thanks again for your help!

= )

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Does every page need a keyword?

Does every page need a keyword?

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Hi everyone!

I was just doing some keyword research & ran into a quick question. Do certain pages (About Me, Contact Me, etc.) need to have keywords? Does it help or e

Looks like you already have a great answer. Rick is exactly right, No keywords. Best of luck!

Hi Meredith!

Thanks for checking in = ) That's one of the things I really enjoy about WA. There's always someone willing to help. No matter how big or small the question.

-= Chi =-

Good question and I like the answer.

Agree with Rick, my about me page is a little bit personal, this is where we establish our relationship with the readers, they could see how honest we are here. I don't have keyword in it.

Great point, this is where you establish your relationship with your reader. They like to know something about you and will learn to trust you from what they read on your About Me page.

Absolutely! About me pages are such a great way to learn about people. I had a good one set up. I'm just glad I don't have to change it around to fit in a keyword. Thanks for your help. = )

Hi. Those pages don't need keywords. I always recommend, though, that your About Me page tells something about you and even why you started your website. A lot of visitors will read it to make sure you're human and they like to know why you are on this journey. But I don't think you need to worry about keywords.

Thanks for the fast response! = ) That's what I figured. But I wasn't completely sure. Thanks again for your help!

= )

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Hello everyone!

Sorry for the newbie questions. I'm getting ready to add some content to my website. Unfortunately, I'm once again stuck on keywords. I read a few article

Hi, and welcome to WA. Never, never I mean never think to ask questions. That is how you learn. I will try my best to answer yours.

How many actual keywords should you be using per page?
You should only have one key word or keyword phrase per page. This is usually the title of the page or post.

How many times should you use each keyword per page?
You should mention your keyword or keyword phrase once in the first paragraph of your article or post.

Can you/should you use the same keyword on multiple pages? The answer here is why?
You have the main keyword on the page or post. What is the need for mentioning it again on another page? I do not see the reason for this. Each page should have it's own unique keyword phrase. Write excellent content about each keyword or keyword phrase on the page or post. There is no need to mention the same keyword phrase on other pages. Stick to the current page with the that keyword or keyword phrase.

How many keywords should you have or not have in the All-in-one- SEO pack plugin? None. According to Jay, the SERPS or Google do not look at that for the rankings. Content is KING. However, if you are using the All In One SEO pack, be sure to fill in the Meta Title and Meta Description. Google does look at those. But, not the keyword listed in the All In One SEO pack kewword box.

As a reference, how many keywords/usage would be considered "keyword overkill"?
If you write your content normally to the reader or visitor to your site, the keyword or keyword phrase will come naturally. That is your objective. You only need to mention your keyword once in the first paragraph and once more in the last one. That is all you need. In a 250 - 400 word article, the keyword should be mentioned no more than five times. Do not write for the keyword or phrase, but write to your audience. So, let the keyword or keyword phrase come naturally and you will do fine.

I hope this helps.

I wish you the very best in your success as an online marketer.

George






Thank you as well for your insight. This was very helpful. I will definitely use it as a reference when I write = ) Thanks again for your help!

I always add a plugin called "WordPress SEO." It's the very first one on the page and it's by Yoast. It informs you of everything you'll need to complete to fully optimize your site... how many keywords, how many h1,h2,h3 tags you'll need and much more.

Don't know if anyone else uses this handy plugin or not.

Thanks for the plugin. I'll have to give it a try! Keyword aren't my strong point...... yet! = )

Hey Bobby37, that's quite a plugin... and free... I'm totally awed... I even know what some of it means ;)

Writing is my weak point. But I have a blog post that I share on FB and G+. FB 50 likes and G+ 450 . When you get the KW ready just write naturally for your readers. You want interact and help them. Content will attract readers. Just write what you passion about. http://catsneed.com/how-cats-help-human/

Thanks Cena! Sometimes I just need to write and let the rest happen = ) I really liked your article. I'll have to get my cats to sit with me when I write. They can help me through writers block. = )

I agree with Skyhorse. Don't worry about any questions. Ask away. This is what this community is all about.
Dave

I think that's one of the main reasons I really enjoy WA. In the past, I would search for days for an answer = ) Here there's tons of information and lots of wonderfully skilled individuals to help you along the way! Thanks!

Well I will try to answer this question to the best of my ability.

1) I think it isn't about getting the right amount of keywords per page, but have the keyword in the title (of course) and again in the 1st paragraph are the 2 most important things to do. After that write naturally, I am not saying to not include your keyword again, but don't force it.

3) Yes, you can because sometimes information will overlap and you will need to refer to something else that have before. I think if you understand what keyword overkill is you will understand the rest.

5) Keyword overkill. So say your keyword is dog racing, keyword overkill or "stuffing" would look like.

Dog racing is a great activity to get people out and interacting with their dogs and other people. Dog racing comes in many shapes and sizes. You can dog race at the track, you can dog race at the park, you can even set up your own dog race in the neighborhood.

If you would like to learn more on dog racing, this article is for you. I love dog racing and want to share all the information that I know with you people. We are all lovers of dog racing.

Thanks for the help Skyhorse. I got a little confused. I read once to use keyword 1-2 times. Another articles said 2-3 times. I've even seen 4-6 times! Thanks for helping me through the keyword jitters! = )

When you talk about keywords we mean a three, four or five word statement...how to gut fish ...etc.

You should put your KW in the title the first paragraph maybe one or two times more in the article you can put it in the image also.

As for SEO the general play now is to leave it blank as the new version fills in the details for you. There is a discussion about here on that somewhere. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/scottdogg187/blog/a-major-update-to-the-all-in-one-seo-plugin

You can use KWS all over your post and pages and you do that by writing naturally about the topic. Don't over do it Google will see if if you stuff the post too much. I would put 4 KW's tops in my posts and they all rank well enough.

Thanks for the advice! That content structure makes a lot of sense. I definitely feel more confident going forward. I'm ready to write some good stuff!!

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Newbie Keyword Questions

Newbie Keyword Questions

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Hello everyone!

Sorry for the newbie questions. I'm getting ready to add some content to my website. Unfortunately, I'm once again stuck on keywords. I read a few article

Hi, and welcome to WA. Never, never I mean never think to ask questions. That is how you learn. I will try my best to answer yours.

How many actual keywords should you be using per page?
You should only have one key word or keyword phrase per page. This is usually the title of the page or post.

How many times should you use each keyword per page?
You should mention your keyword or keyword phrase once in the first paragraph of your article or post.

Can you/should you use the same keyword on multiple pages? The answer here is why?
You have the main keyword on the page or post. What is the need for mentioning it again on another page? I do not see the reason for this. Each page should have it's own unique keyword phrase. Write excellent content about each keyword or keyword phrase on the page or post. There is no need to mention the same keyword phrase on other pages. Stick to the current page with the that keyword or keyword phrase.

How many keywords should you have or not have in the All-in-one- SEO pack plugin? None. According to Jay, the SERPS or Google do not look at that for the rankings. Content is KING. However, if you are using the All In One SEO pack, be sure to fill in the Meta Title and Meta Description. Google does look at those. But, not the keyword listed in the All In One SEO pack kewword box.

As a reference, how many keywords/usage would be considered "keyword overkill"?
If you write your content normally to the reader or visitor to your site, the keyword or keyword phrase will come naturally. That is your objective. You only need to mention your keyword once in the first paragraph and once more in the last one. That is all you need. In a 250 - 400 word article, the keyword should be mentioned no more than five times. Do not write for the keyword or phrase, but write to your audience. So, let the keyword or keyword phrase come naturally and you will do fine.

I hope this helps.

I wish you the very best in your success as an online marketer.

George






Thank you as well for your insight. This was very helpful. I will definitely use it as a reference when I write = ) Thanks again for your help!

I always add a plugin called "WordPress SEO." It's the very first one on the page and it's by Yoast. It informs you of everything you'll need to complete to fully optimize your site... how many keywords, how many h1,h2,h3 tags you'll need and much more.

Don't know if anyone else uses this handy plugin or not.

Thanks for the plugin. I'll have to give it a try! Keyword aren't my strong point...... yet! = )

Hey Bobby37, that's quite a plugin... and free... I'm totally awed... I even know what some of it means ;)

Writing is my weak point. But I have a blog post that I share on FB and G+. FB 50 likes and G+ 450 . When you get the KW ready just write naturally for your readers. You want interact and help them. Content will attract readers. Just write what you passion about. http://catsneed.com/how-cats-help-human/

Thanks Cena! Sometimes I just need to write and let the rest happen = ) I really liked your article. I'll have to get my cats to sit with me when I write. They can help me through writers block. = )

I agree with Skyhorse. Don't worry about any questions. Ask away. This is what this community is all about.
Dave

I think that's one of the main reasons I really enjoy WA. In the past, I would search for days for an answer = ) Here there's tons of information and lots of wonderfully skilled individuals to help you along the way! Thanks!

Well I will try to answer this question to the best of my ability.

1) I think it isn't about getting the right amount of keywords per page, but have the keyword in the title (of course) and again in the 1st paragraph are the 2 most important things to do. After that write naturally, I am not saying to not include your keyword again, but don't force it.

3) Yes, you can because sometimes information will overlap and you will need to refer to something else that have before. I think if you understand what keyword overkill is you will understand the rest.

5) Keyword overkill. So say your keyword is dog racing, keyword overkill or "stuffing" would look like.

Dog racing is a great activity to get people out and interacting with their dogs and other people. Dog racing comes in many shapes and sizes. You can dog race at the track, you can dog race at the park, you can even set up your own dog race in the neighborhood.

If you would like to learn more on dog racing, this article is for you. I love dog racing and want to share all the information that I know with you people. We are all lovers of dog racing.

Thanks for the help Skyhorse. I got a little confused. I read once to use keyword 1-2 times. Another articles said 2-3 times. I've even seen 4-6 times! Thanks for helping me through the keyword jitters! = )

When you talk about keywords we mean a three, four or five word statement...how to gut fish ...etc.

You should put your KW in the title the first paragraph maybe one or two times more in the article you can put it in the image also.

As for SEO the general play now is to leave it blank as the new version fills in the details for you. There is a discussion about here on that somewhere. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/scottdogg187/blog/a-major-update-to-the-all-in-one-seo-plugin

You can use KWS all over your post and pages and you do that by writing naturally about the topic. Don't over do it Google will see if if you stuff the post too much. I would put 4 KW's tops in my posts and they all rank well enough.

Thanks for the advice! That content structure makes a lot of sense. I definitely feel more confident going forward. I'm ready to write some good stuff!!

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