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Nice to meet you all. My name is Tracey, I am originally from the UK but I live in Sydney, Australia. I came across affiliate

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Surely if you want to build more traffic to your site, it's more about the articles inside it, so say you have an umbrella site called Tracey's Children (say I had a site relati

I agree with Marion, in the aspect of your site name should have something to do with your niche, however it is not required if you have a name you are tying to Brand and want to start out within a niche and then expand into other areas,
Examples: Amazon - really has nothing to do with the river now does it.
Ebay - again not really a bay
Google - who knew what they meant
Twitter - Bambi would be twitter pated over this one.

These are just a few of the really large ones off of the top of my head, once you gain a following your site really can be what it is your audience tells you they want.

San

Some might disagree with me, but I feel as though the name can play a part in how well your site functions. As Marion stated, it should be something that is easy to remember and relates to your niche. Many of the websites that I am a frequent visitor to have catchy names that make sense and I can remember off of the top of my head. They're also names that are easy to spread to a friend.

For example, if you were talking to someone who was interested in graveyards in Missouri, wouldn't it be east to say "hey! I know a great site! It's missourigraveyards.com" instead of "missouri-haunted-graveyards.mobi". I know I'd be more likely to forget a website with a long, drawn out name.

The main things about the name of your website:
1) it should be something that ties in with your niche or your personal brand (like your name)
2) it should be easy to remember
3) no hyphens
4) dot com (not some new-fangled suffix like .guru or .tv etc.)
I hope this helps.
Marion

Hi Tracey. For me, it would just be a personal preference. I have two sites that I'm working on. One of them is a brand (Cake-O-Grams) and the other is a keyword rich site (HowToMakeMoneyOnYourOwn). I treat both sites completely different. For my brand site, I have mostly static pages with a blog roll for news and promotions to keep my rankings up. As for my other site, I post keyword based content on each page.

It all depends on the direction you are going with. My first site, all I am doing is promoting a specific product (Independent distributor). The second site is for overall affiliate marketing within the money making niche and marketing WA.

This is kind of long and winded, but I hope you find some help within my post.

Best wishes on your journey!

Hi wamnymkr, thanks for this, yes I thought so, I also have a keyword rich site, and will do a similar thing to you, when you say your other site is an independent distributor, what do you mean, like network marketing? Do you have a link to your cake o gram site so I can take a look at what you mean?

http://cake-o-grams.com

I'm an independent distributor for a cake company. I created this site to separate myself from my competition (the other distributors). The main purpose is to reroute potential customers to the actual ordering site or to message me to inquire about promotions.

Great idea. You can create different categories and pages. Other domains would be good only if you wanted to pursue new niches.

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Does it matter what your site is called?

Does it matter what your site is called?

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Surely if you want to build more traffic to your site, it's more about the articles inside it, so say you have an umbrella site called Tracey's Children (say I had a site relati

I agree with Marion, in the aspect of your site name should have something to do with your niche, however it is not required if you have a name you are tying to Brand and want to start out within a niche and then expand into other areas,
Examples: Amazon - really has nothing to do with the river now does it.
Ebay - again not really a bay
Google - who knew what they meant
Twitter - Bambi would be twitter pated over this one.

These are just a few of the really large ones off of the top of my head, once you gain a following your site really can be what it is your audience tells you they want.

San

Some might disagree with me, but I feel as though the name can play a part in how well your site functions. As Marion stated, it should be something that is easy to remember and relates to your niche. Many of the websites that I am a frequent visitor to have catchy names that make sense and I can remember off of the top of my head. They're also names that are easy to spread to a friend.

For example, if you were talking to someone who was interested in graveyards in Missouri, wouldn't it be east to say "hey! I know a great site! It's missourigraveyards.com" instead of "missouri-haunted-graveyards.mobi". I know I'd be more likely to forget a website with a long, drawn out name.

The main things about the name of your website:
1) it should be something that ties in with your niche or your personal brand (like your name)
2) it should be easy to remember
3) no hyphens
4) dot com (not some new-fangled suffix like .guru or .tv etc.)
I hope this helps.
Marion

Hi Tracey. For me, it would just be a personal preference. I have two sites that I'm working on. One of them is a brand (Cake-O-Grams) and the other is a keyword rich site (HowToMakeMoneyOnYourOwn). I treat both sites completely different. For my brand site, I have mostly static pages with a blog roll for news and promotions to keep my rankings up. As for my other site, I post keyword based content on each page.

It all depends on the direction you are going with. My first site, all I am doing is promoting a specific product (Independent distributor). The second site is for overall affiliate marketing within the money making niche and marketing WA.

This is kind of long and winded, but I hope you find some help within my post.

Best wishes on your journey!

Hi wamnymkr, thanks for this, yes I thought so, I also have a keyword rich site, and will do a similar thing to you, when you say your other site is an independent distributor, what do you mean, like network marketing? Do you have a link to your cake o gram site so I can take a look at what you mean?

http://cake-o-grams.com

I'm an independent distributor for a cake company. I created this site to separate myself from my competition (the other distributors). The main purpose is to reroute potential customers to the actual ordering site or to message me to inquire about promotions.

Great idea. You can create different categories and pages. Other domains would be good only if you wanted to pursue new niches.

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Hi All I hope you're well, I just need to see what I am doing wrong, I have followed all the training with using SEO's etc and when I search my page does not appear on any pages

Hello Tracy,
Have you tried the site ranking tool at Jaaxy? It really will show you right where you are, if your page is indexed.
Let me know if you need help with it.
San

so for example i 'typed in online marketing with tracey' it came up with

Hello Tracy,
No there is a link at the top of the page that says site rank, click on it and put your keyword and URL in the spots, it will tell you where it is ranked.

when you say keyword do you mean just one key word or are there more than one plus the url?

Usually it is best if you just have one targeted keyword or key phrase, the rest you would use as LSI (similar in nature but not the same as) words.
So put your main theme word there and then put your site URL in the other box. If you are still using the free, it will search the first 5 pages, if you are $19 a month, 20 pages and the other one will just find your page no matter where it is.

Let me know if this helps,
San

I've taken a look at your site, there is not a lot there to really rank. I've read that Google doesn't really start taking a site serious until around 12 posts. Sometimes more depending on the quality of the content.

You're jumping ahead of yourself really, I'm guessing you've not set up a sitemap yet either. So, as it is, your site looks nice but it needs more content.

I'd say, just keep working through the lessons, add more content. You need posts as well, that categorises everything, looks more professional :)

ok this is good, so posts rater than pages, yes i thought maybe as much, i just wasn't sure if i had missed something, thanks for this

You can still place posts in the menu from within the menu editor. I use mostly posts because you can also use tags, which can help you get ranked. I've had a couple of pages ranked simply because of a tag.

I forgot to mention, if you use the WA hosting, goto the site manager. It will tell you if you're indexed by Google.

My sites are listed on my profile

do you mind sharing your site jay tech? just so i can have a look what you mean?

thanks will have a look

where do i look on to the site manager to see if i am indexed by google?

Goto the menu top left, you'll see Site Rubix, inside there click the very top menu "site manager" you'll see your site displayed with relevant info.

oops sorry, yes simple yes its ranked -says google index 'yes'

So it is just a matter of building it out and developing the site really. Then you'll be rockin :)

awesome thanks Jay!

Kyle have made a good point. Try something like youtube. It's free-est your videos can get on first page of google. Also try number of things whenever you have a collection, like flikr, pinterest. Yout images would popup in google images results. For example if you do mudras, you type mudras then mudras including yours will appear.
I have heard that mashable can be used where you write articles about your theme.

thanks yes i will try you tube, do you mean actually posting on you tube and making a video? if so then yes, i need to build up the tools and confidence to do this but i will get there!

Yes, I also meant that. you can have your url in your youtube, and your youtube video url on your website. Good luck, Tracey.

also, so when you do a you tube video i guess you just put a short description and a link underneath to your site, if that works then it will be great, i will try this to see if it does.

It will definitely work, Tracey. And create a youtube channel from your google account just for it. People will subscribe and like, add to favorites.
GPeN87Bridal

thanks that great GPeN87Bridal really appreciate this!

not finished as still a lot of playing around needed, but i have done 3 pages and followed some general rules, but seems to not be getting any results at all

What lesson are you on?

As long as you completed the steps they ask you to, I would move on!

I'm on 6 out of 10, but can't move past this until I see that what I have done with SEO has worked, as i do understand that content is important and so entered all my context before i got to the seo section

Do you mind sharing your website?

I know for me I was ranked on page 7 or 8 after only three weeks but because I stopped creating content for two weeks, I am no longer ranked that high. You have to continue churning out good, keyword (low competition) targeted content to gain and maintain ranking.

ok, its http://onlinemarketingtipsbytracey.com

Okay a few questions. How are you checking your rankings and what keywords are you checking? It looks like your site is relatively brand new and there isn't much content on it to get ranked for. Have you been following the training step by step?

i typed in the full name of my site i.e. keywords were ' online marketing tips by tracey' as its the closest to the actual name of the site, but no results

yes been following step by step, and so i understand there will be lots of tweaks to be made

Have you signed up for google webmaster tools and submitted your site?

I would definitely start creating blog posts. Use a keyword tool to find out what keywords have low competition so you can easily get ranked under those keywords.

no i have not done this, so i guess this is further in the training? I am sorry I dont want to waste anyones time, i just though that it may appear once i changed all the seo setting as from what kyle said, i thought this would be the case, maybe i misunderstood

thank you i will try this!

This is a community that is here to help. I love helping others! Helping others to succeed will help you to succeed. I wish you the best here at WA!

do you mean by going on to the general settings and typing in keywords and home description, i have just watched the training video and thought that i had done everything

Are you using a keyword tool? How are you getting ideas for your content?

by looking at other websites, i.e. the one that drew me to this in the first place. i am sort of using a couple of similar approaches and methods as a basis of designing my site, and using my own words and experiences and content

As Skig mentioned.. are you indexed yet? If not, then your pages won't get ranked just yet. If you are indexed, make sure you are using good strong keywords. Still having problems after that, re-work your keywords.. And also, how old is your site? That tends to add a factor into the mix as well. There are also a few other factors we can get into, but let's first see where you are at.

Are you indexed yet? Are you targeting low competition keywords?

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Help! I am not getting ranked in seo at all?

Help! I am not getting ranked in seo at all?

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Hi All I hope you're well, I just need to see what I am doing wrong, I have followed all the training with using SEO's etc and when I search my page does not appear on any pages

Hello Tracy,
Have you tried the site ranking tool at Jaaxy? It really will show you right where you are, if your page is indexed.
Let me know if you need help with it.
San

so for example i 'typed in online marketing with tracey' it came up with

Hello Tracy,
No there is a link at the top of the page that says site rank, click on it and put your keyword and URL in the spots, it will tell you where it is ranked.

when you say keyword do you mean just one key word or are there more than one plus the url?

Usually it is best if you just have one targeted keyword or key phrase, the rest you would use as LSI (similar in nature but not the same as) words.
So put your main theme word there and then put your site URL in the other box. If you are still using the free, it will search the first 5 pages, if you are $19 a month, 20 pages and the other one will just find your page no matter where it is.

Let me know if this helps,
San

I've taken a look at your site, there is not a lot there to really rank. I've read that Google doesn't really start taking a site serious until around 12 posts. Sometimes more depending on the quality of the content.

You're jumping ahead of yourself really, I'm guessing you've not set up a sitemap yet either. So, as it is, your site looks nice but it needs more content.

I'd say, just keep working through the lessons, add more content. You need posts as well, that categorises everything, looks more professional :)

ok this is good, so posts rater than pages, yes i thought maybe as much, i just wasn't sure if i had missed something, thanks for this

You can still place posts in the menu from within the menu editor. I use mostly posts because you can also use tags, which can help you get ranked. I've had a couple of pages ranked simply because of a tag.

I forgot to mention, if you use the WA hosting, goto the site manager. It will tell you if you're indexed by Google.

My sites are listed on my profile

do you mind sharing your site jay tech? just so i can have a look what you mean?

thanks will have a look

where do i look on to the site manager to see if i am indexed by google?

Goto the menu top left, you'll see Site Rubix, inside there click the very top menu "site manager" you'll see your site displayed with relevant info.

oops sorry, yes simple yes its ranked -says google index 'yes'

So it is just a matter of building it out and developing the site really. Then you'll be rockin :)

awesome thanks Jay!

Kyle have made a good point. Try something like youtube. It's free-est your videos can get on first page of google. Also try number of things whenever you have a collection, like flikr, pinterest. Yout images would popup in google images results. For example if you do mudras, you type mudras then mudras including yours will appear.
I have heard that mashable can be used where you write articles about your theme.

thanks yes i will try you tube, do you mean actually posting on you tube and making a video? if so then yes, i need to build up the tools and confidence to do this but i will get there!

Yes, I also meant that. you can have your url in your youtube, and your youtube video url on your website. Good luck, Tracey.

also, so when you do a you tube video i guess you just put a short description and a link underneath to your site, if that works then it will be great, i will try this to see if it does.

It will definitely work, Tracey. And create a youtube channel from your google account just for it. People will subscribe and like, add to favorites.
GPeN87Bridal

thanks that great GPeN87Bridal really appreciate this!

not finished as still a lot of playing around needed, but i have done 3 pages and followed some general rules, but seems to not be getting any results at all

What lesson are you on?

As long as you completed the steps they ask you to, I would move on!

I'm on 6 out of 10, but can't move past this until I see that what I have done with SEO has worked, as i do understand that content is important and so entered all my context before i got to the seo section

Do you mind sharing your website?

I know for me I was ranked on page 7 or 8 after only three weeks but because I stopped creating content for two weeks, I am no longer ranked that high. You have to continue churning out good, keyword (low competition) targeted content to gain and maintain ranking.

ok, its http://onlinemarketingtipsbytracey.com

Okay a few questions. How are you checking your rankings and what keywords are you checking? It looks like your site is relatively brand new and there isn't much content on it to get ranked for. Have you been following the training step by step?

i typed in the full name of my site i.e. keywords were ' online marketing tips by tracey' as its the closest to the actual name of the site, but no results

yes been following step by step, and so i understand there will be lots of tweaks to be made

Have you signed up for google webmaster tools and submitted your site?

I would definitely start creating blog posts. Use a keyword tool to find out what keywords have low competition so you can easily get ranked under those keywords.

no i have not done this, so i guess this is further in the training? I am sorry I dont want to waste anyones time, i just though that it may appear once i changed all the seo setting as from what kyle said, i thought this would be the case, maybe i misunderstood

thank you i will try this!

This is a community that is here to help. I love helping others! Helping others to succeed will help you to succeed. I wish you the best here at WA!

do you mean by going on to the general settings and typing in keywords and home description, i have just watched the training video and thought that i had done everything

Are you using a keyword tool? How are you getting ideas for your content?

by looking at other websites, i.e. the one that drew me to this in the first place. i am sort of using a couple of similar approaches and methods as a basis of designing my site, and using my own words and experiences and content

As Skig mentioned.. are you indexed yet? If not, then your pages won't get ranked just yet. If you are indexed, make sure you are using good strong keywords. Still having problems after that, re-work your keywords.. And also, how old is your site? That tends to add a factor into the mix as well. There are also a few other factors we can get into, but let's first see where you are at.

Are you indexed yet? Are you targeting low competition keywords?

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How do you see who has like your comments? As I have commented on a couple of things and want to see if it was the person who I address the comment to that has liked it or someo

You get a notification to your email on the person that liked it.

How do you see who has liked your comment?

How do you see who has liked your comment?

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How do you see who has like your comments? As I have commented on a couple of things and want to see if it was the person who I address the comment to that has liked it or someo

You get a notification to your email on the person that liked it.

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One of my issues is, that even with these bigger companies that do have affiliate schemes, you are never sure that even if you were the original person who introduced someone to

If they do click your link most will have a 60 day cookie to life time depending on their program. This works but is best as stated before to build trust and engage readers.

Hi,
you are right. You can never be sure that they don't go somewhere else to buy the product from.

You need to build up trust and engage your readers.

If I don't trust someone I usually look up the product and try to get it directly from the seller. (My mentor here was rather lucky, or just a real professional to make me click on his link. I had never been on his site before I heard about WA.)

If you catch the people at the right time, when they have already made the decision to buy the product then they will click on your link.
If they want more information, they will go somewhere else.
So you need to give them all the information they need to take the last step to click on your link.

This is a tricky thing and I still have to get better with this, too.
The trainings here teach us many things how we can get the sales.

Cheers
Moritz

Making sure you get commission?

Making sure you get commission?

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One of my issues is, that even with these bigger companies that do have affiliate schemes, you are never sure that even if you were the original person who introduced someone to

If they do click your link most will have a 60 day cookie to life time depending on their program. This works but is best as stated before to build trust and engage readers.

Hi,
you are right. You can never be sure that they don't go somewhere else to buy the product from.

You need to build up trust and engage your readers.

If I don't trust someone I usually look up the product and try to get it directly from the seller. (My mentor here was rather lucky, or just a real professional to make me click on his link. I had never been on his site before I heard about WA.)

If you catch the people at the right time, when they have already made the decision to buy the product then they will click on your link.
If they want more information, they will go somewhere else.
So you need to give them all the information they need to take the last step to click on your link.

This is a tricky thing and I still have to get better with this, too.
The trainings here teach us many things how we can get the sales.

Cheers
Moritz

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I would like to work with a few different companies who don't seem to have affiliate programs, is there a simple way to put something to them, so they may agree to a commission

That's a great question. I guess you could email them. But a lot of companies marketing department, would be concerned with your website traffic, how new is your website, etc.. I would pick affiliates who already have affiliate programs established. Then once you have 1,ooo's of visitors a month, you could take a screenshot in google analytics of your traffic and email mail them your traffic data. Your chances might be better. Are these companies related to your niche? I would google search whatever your niche is then add +affiliate program and see how many affiliate programs are out there related to your niche. Example of search- gold jewelry with diamonds + affiliate program. Just my opinion, and hopefully you get several other opinions before you decide. Good luck

How do I get a company to become an affiliate?

How do I get a company to become an affiliate?

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I would like to work with a few different companies who don't seem to have affiliate programs, is there a simple way to put something to them, so they may agree to a commission