Welcome to my first tutorial.


This tutorial's aim is to help you swap between having a static page as your home page or your blogroll. It will be geared towards affiliate marketing websites more than others.

I know that within our training here at WA, we are told that we can keep our blogroll as being our homepage but I do prefer the Static Homepage over the blogroll.

Here's why!

1) It looks more neat and tidy. I feel like the blogroll as a home page is too busy.

2) Aside from your About Me page, you get to elaborate more on the mission and goals of your website.

3) It is easier to get your visitors to perform certain actions when you elaborate and provide links on your homepage (for example, if you are promoting Wealthy Affiliate, you can talk about the mission of your website and point them to your number 1 recommendation, which would be Wealthy Affiliate).

4) It provides a good starting point for your visitors, especially if they are new to your website and your products. It is easier for them to navigate to other pages that way.

5) Having a static front page will feel more like a full fledged website than a personal blog, and this will increase your credibility in the eyes of your visitors.

That being said, I have noticed a decrease in my bounce rate AND an increase in my click-through rate and WA conversion rates.

Now that we know what the benefits are, let's get rolling with this tutorial!



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Peterke Premium
Hello RDulloo,

I am still struggling with that blogroll ... See attachment:
my homepage = "Cool Gadgets Buy" and is static.

I have a page "Blog"

Is it true that if someone leaves a comment it automatically goes to my "Blog" page?

Would like your opinion...
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No you have to proofread and accept / reject outstanding comments.
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Peterke Premium
tyvm
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Peterke Premium
And can I still delete a blog post if I have approved it incorrectly?
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MessyJess Premium
I really liked this training! Lots of pictures walking us through step by step, short and easy to remember.
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RDulloo Premium
Thanks for going through my tutorial, Jessie. And thanks for the feedback.. :)
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MessyJess Premium
Pleasure, friend :)
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RodneyJr Premium
Hey Reyhana, great post/tutorial. One question and pardon my ignorance i.e. confusion but what the goal of this tutorial; what are we, as people who implement this, going to get out this?
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RDulloo Premium
Hey Rodney. No worries! I'm sorry if I didn't explain it properly.

The aim of this tutorial is to help affiliate marketers change their homepage from blogroll to static.

By implementing this, you are able to minimize clutter on your homepage caused by the blogroll, decrease your bounce rate and increase your click-through and conversion rates.

Although some people like the look of the blogroll for their homepage, I personally think that it can cause confusion for your visitor, because they won't know which direction to take.

Alternatively, a static homepage provides easier navigation for the visitor when they come to your website, thus they will end up spending more time on your website, decreasing your bounce rate and increasing your click-through rate.

I trust this answers your questions?
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RodneyJr Premium
That's cool. Your training/tutorial is awesome. I give it 5 stars, and like many 5 star trainings that I have saved so shall yours be. Good job!
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RDulloo Premium
Thanks a ton for the feedback and support Rodney.. :)

Please share it if you find that it will help anybody... that's my main focus.
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RodneyJr Premium
Most def, I think everyone will be able to use this myself included; I have been growing a little concerned about the amount of visitors or lack thereof of late.
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RDulloo Premium
It happens from time to time... depending on what your niche is, it could be that people are more focused on enjoying the weather and going on vacation.

I have seen many people blog about the decrease of visitors to their website as of late, or decrease in conversions, but summer in the northern hemisphere is a BIG contribution to that.
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RodneyJr Premium
Wow. I never thought of that, but I guess it stands to reason that people don't want to stay forever indoors given the weather of late so I guess in a small way I understand. If this was the winter then I guess conversions and traffic would be on the up-and-up because no one is going outside to freeze their behinds off versus staying indoors and being warm.
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RDulloo Premium
Exactly, because there is nothing better to do during winter than being indoors and most people would be on their phones and on their laptops. There's just not much else to do in that season.
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RodneyJr Premium
True, true. Now I'm beginning to see why some people make it big starting out here; the seasons are a factor to that regard, I hope I can capitalize on this when the time comes; I'm a homebody so if I was going to be inside all year, I'd want to be on my computer trying to work on business and get stuff.
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EandS2018 Premium
Congrats on another milestone,
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RDulloo Premium
Thank you very much Elaine!
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CandP Premium
Congratulations on posting your first tutorial! We haven't had a chance to look at it in detail yet but it addresses a question that is very relevant to our situation right now and, at first sight, provides a lot of answers. We will certainly let you know if we have any questions.
Thank you.
Colette and Philip
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RDulloo Premium
Thank you for looking over it! :) Please don't hesitate in case you do have questions.
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Tzell Premium
Thanks friend for sharing, keep it up!
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RDulloo Premium
No worries and you're welcome!
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