Did you know that every single WA blog that you write gets indexed into Google? The same is true for every training tutorial and question discussion you create within WA. So think about that for a moment. What should you do to your WA blogs, training tutorials, and question discussions?

KEYWORD RESEARCH

Now I am not advocating this for every WA blog you write, and certainly not for question discussions, but if you treat the titles the same way you do for your website, you will rank better in search results. For example…

Two days ago on Saturday June 18, 2016, I created a WA blog called, “How Long Does it Take to Make Money at Wealthy Affiliate” and that entire title is a long tail keyword with 104 Monthly Searches and a QSR of 0 (see below pictures).


As you can see above there are two similar long tail keywords and the only difference is the words “at” and “with,” so I chose “at” because it had the lowest QSR, see below images.

I CHOSE THE ABOVE VERSION OF THE KEYWORD WITH THE WORD "AT" AND DID NOT CHOOSE THE KEYWORD (BELOW) WITH THE WORD "WITH."


If you have not read the blog from the other day, in which I used this long tail keyword in the title, the link is below. When you read the title and see how I worded the blog, you will understand how the blog is mainly written for non-WA members.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/boomergp08/blog/ho...

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RonFrey Premium
Hi Robert

As per normal I've found your training to be so full of gold nuggets, easy to read and comprehend - Thank you!

So glad I found this as I was thinking along these lines but thought, Hell if I do this I might be gaming the WA system, but then I realised that every day we are trying to get one over Google, so actually this is how the game is played.

One question if I may, You wrote this post just over two years ago - Has it earned you any referrals in that period or can you not pinpoint whether any referrals have come from this particular post over time?

Thanks Again
Ron
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Ron.

It is hard for me to pinpoint which referrals come from specific posts because I write so many of them. However I can tell which referrals are coming from my WA blog posts instead of my WA affiliate links.

Within the past 2 years I have gained 193 referrals from my WA blog posts. These came from a combination of links to them on my website, from a Google search results, and from me sharing the blogs on social media.

Of those 193 referrals, 38 went on to become premium members. So it is very much possible to gain direct referrals from the content you create here within WA, especially if you word it in such a way that it promotes WA.
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RonFrey Premium
Thanks for your precise answer, Robert
Yes, I can see it definitely works. I'll try my hand at it and see where it takes me!

To your continued success

Cheers
Ron
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Ron. All the best in your endeavors.
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LMarketing Premium
So it’s more powerful because we have such a high domain authority at wa and I should be focusing on posting here as well as my website? If I want to do a training post here google can find it and people can sign up under me!? That’s unreal if it’s true. Double exposure! I love this online affiliate school.
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JerryHuang Premium
Yes, by posting quality blog posts here within WA allows you to get ranked in Google and potentially get referrals. So, do your keyword research as well for your posts in WA.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes. This is one of the cool features I love about WA and their affiliate program.

Not only can you gain referrals from people reading your website content, but can also get referrals from people who read your WA blogs found from a Google search.

I have received several Premium referrals like this.
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LMarketing Premium
Thank you. How many keywords per blog and how many times?
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LMarketing Premium
Hey! That’s amazing I want to achieve this! How many keywords and how many times in each blog post?
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JerryHuang Premium
Target one keyword per post be it on your website or your WA blog. Make sure your keyword is in the title and the rest of the content just write naturally. No need to purposely repeat the keyword for how many times.
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boomergp08 Premium
You take the same approach with your WA blogs just like you would with your website. Just target ONE keyword. Place it in the title of the post and in the first or second paragraph and that is it. Just write naturally after that. Google doesn't need or want you to use many keywords.
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mbouteiller Premium
Wow, excellent information and I had no idea about a lot of these and glad I found your tutorial. I started a new topic late last night and it's on ways to make money inside WA.

Very helpful and I have this bookmarked. I can't wait to share this with a friend in the Caribbean who I believe is going to sign up.

Thank you Rob!!

Regards,
Monica
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Monica. I am happy you found this helpful and I hope your friend will sign up to WA.
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mbouteiller Premium
Thanks Rob, my friend's computer should be coming by boat in about another week. He says he can't wait.
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure Monica. When he joins from your affiliate link you will want to make sure that you have your referral greeting messages all set up before hand.
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mbouteiller Premium
Excellent, thank you Rob for all your help.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Monica.
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gcd Premium
This is awesome, Rob. Thank you. I didn't know any of this at all. It has been a question that I've had recently, whether what is written here in WA is visible outside of WA.

That's been cleared up now but more than that, I did not know about the referral capability of writing a post or even asking a question, here in WA. Wow, that adds a whole new dynamic to creating content and asking questions.

Hmm, just a quick question re sharing a post with someone. If I share a post, does the reader (the person I shared the post with) need to log into WA to see it, or does it just open?

And, if I share a post that someone else wrote, the same question, would they need to log in to WA to see it.

I know you said in your response below "The only times you would need to use the affiliate link is when you are sharing a WA link to content that you did not write." but let's assume for the time being that I don't care about that. I just want to share a post someone wrote because I value the content (and the author).

Thank you so much for all this information!
-Gary
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boomergp08 Premium
No. The person would not need to log into WA in order to read the content. It would come up just like it does for us. The only difference is that within 15 seconds a join WA pop up would appear covering most of the screen. The person can just close the pop up and continue reading.
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gcd Premium
Thanks Rob.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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JooKwang Premium
Hi Robert, thanks a lot for this training.
Does that mean I no longer need to copy the Affiliate link at the top right corner of my WA blog?
All I need is to copy the link address of my WA blog post and that would be like my affiliate link?
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boomergp08 Premium
Correct.

You do not need to copy the affiliate link of any content that you create here at WA, and you will still get the referral credit.

The only times you would need to use the affiliate link is when you are sharing a WA link to content that you did not write.
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JooKwang Premium
I see. Thank you. Now I understand.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Well I did this and posted the link on social media sites. Google + removed the post and then gave me a message to say I had violated some rule. Read the rules and I didn't. I can only assume someone reported it. A competitor? I do hope not one from this community.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Karen,

I've heard how difficult it can be to rank in Google+ with affiliate links, so I would recommend you limit your affiliate links to 3 per page and/or post ... and use Pretty Link to make those links less obvious to your website visitors. This seems to work best for me.

Hope this helps you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You cannot post WA links on Google+ or Pinterest because they will be blocked and considered as spam. WA links will only be accepted on Facebook and Twitter.
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boomergp08 Premium
Pretty Links will not help much because Google+ does not accept an kind of links from WA. They consider all links from WA to be spam, regardless if they are affiliate links or not.
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Triblu Premium
Oooh ... sorry ... I should have continued that advice by stating using Pretty Links within a post or page consisting of 3 affiliate links at the MOST and then share THAT post on Google+.

Sometimes I seem to expect people to read my mind. It makes me a tad upset with myself when I realize what I've done. This time I may have confused Karen by not offering the COMPLETE story the first time around.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention Rob!
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boomergp08 Premium
No problem. We all make errors from time to time.
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laurenjean Premium
Oh YES!!! Totally agree with you! The moment I started choosing "low hanging fruit" keywords as the titles of my WA posts I started seeing a marked increase in my WA referrals. Fab training, Robert.
You also must have made a small fortune from this training this year... 222 Likes and 156 comments. Wow.
I especially liked your tip about including links to WA posts in your website posts. Thanks.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Lauren.

Many of the WA blogs and even training tutorials that I create here at WA, I will link to from inside my website content. I do this as another way to get my website visitors to WA.

Seeing how I am the creator/author of these WA blogs and tutorials, I do not need to use the affiliate link to those posts in order to get the affiliate commission should my website visitor join WA.

This way I could include as many links to my WA blogs and tutorials in my website content, and Google will not see them as affiliate links...because they are not, though they act as though they are.
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maesitas Premium
OMG! tengo que ir a estudiar mis lecciones del sitio .. apenas voy por la lección 2 . ohhh y no puedo, me quede literalmente enganchada en este chat leyendo tantas ideas, tanta información a cual mejor, chicos estoy muy feliz de haber encontrado este lugar realmente rebosa de formación valiosa, aquí me quedo para siempre..
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, there is so much information here within the WA training platform. My advice to you is to continue on through Lesson 2 by focusing mainly on Kyle's training and only act on the supplemental training, like this one, when you need to. And always ask questions when you have them.
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AndiTointon Premium
I am not quite understanding this and I want to so badly, I have been mulling it over for a few hours.
So, If I copy n paste my affiliate links of any of my WA blogs
(that are also hopefully ranking in Google in their own rights)
apply a pretty link of it - do I then put it in my website?
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boomergp08 Premium
You do not need to place your affiliate links on your WA blogs because the blog itself is an affiliate link being that you are the author of it.

All content YOU create here at WA can be shared without using the affiliate link for it.

The only times you would use an affiliate link is when you are sharing content that another WA member created or when sharing the affiliate link to the WA home page.

You can place non affiliate links to any of your WA blog posts or training on your website and Google will not consider them as affiliate links because they will not contain an affiliate ID in the url.

AGAIN, all content you create here at WA can be shared without using the affiliate link for it. You will still get all affiliate referral credits that come from people joining WA through your WA blogs because you are the creator of said blog.
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AndiTointon Premium
O.K. so the WA Blog is a non-affiliate link.
How do I link that to my website?
What else is considered a non-affiliate link?
How do I share a non-affiliate link Say one of my WA blogs to Twitter or Facebook?
I have noticed that the WA blogs we do there is a Google + button at the top to share that but did wonder if it was O.K to do that. As when I did a few weeks ago Google suspended me.
I have no idea why I can't get my head around this Boomer.
Sorry for bugging you. And being a bit dense.
Andi.
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boomergp08 Premium
DO NOT share any WA affiliate links on Google+, Google will block them because all WA links are considered spam in The eyes of Google+

Anything you create here within WA (blog, discussion, training) can be shared without using its affiliate link because you are the author of said content.

But you must use the affiliate link for all other blogs, discussions and trainings you wish to share when you are not the author of said content.

The process for linking to your WA blogs from your website is the same as linking to some other content. And as far as linking to your WA blog from Twitter or Facebook, just post the link of the blog.
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Profithog Premium
Robert you do an exceptional job of teaching. Yeah I know the online secret and so do you. But I have a question for you. Other than the want or need to help others (the giving back thing) I am always curious as to WHY you and others write quality content, post it here on WA when you could use that same content to propell your own site into the stratosphere? I mean ...

UNLESS you are a network marketer looking to build a loyal following who will join your team call me stupid but I don't see the benefit. Yep I know that posts on WA (blog posts etc) rank higher and faster due to WA's online horsepower BUT ...

IF you would have written all the quality content you posted on WA and instead posted it on your own site have you ever wondered how much better your site may rank now?

Hey, maybe I'm wrong but I'm not a prolific writer. It takes me HOURS even DAYS to write a top quality piece of content so to waste that content on a site that allows me to only sell or promote WA (according to TOS I can't even link to my squeeze page or blog), which means I can't build my list (which is where the big money is really at) just doesn't make sense to me. So ...

Am I missing something?
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Jim-Bo Premium
Good question. I'll bet Robert has an awesome answer though, that we can all learn from.
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boomergp08 Premium
I do write content for my website, twice as much as I write here. But I look at it this way. Why get all of my referrals from one basket. Why not get them from my website and my WA content? Plus I also have another reason for writing quality content here.

I can place links to these pieces of WA content all over my website and they will NOT be seen as affiliate links by Google, even though they will act just like affiliate links within the WA referral system and give me referral credit for anyone who joins WA from reading my WA content. Got to use all of the referral arsenal that I can. :)

As for training tutorials like these, WA pays members credits for each tutorial created, provided it is a quality piece of content.
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Profithog Premium
"I can place links to these pieces of WA content all over my website and they will NOT be seen as affiliate links by Google,"

AHA! Good point!
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boomergp08 Premium
This is why some of my blogs, like my most recent one, I will write the content in a way that is talking to non-WA members and will end it with a call to action for them to join WA.
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Loes Premium
Great! I hope a lot of people read your training :)! Very important to pay attention to the titles of your WA blogs
I just wrote a blog to give through your message
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Loes and I love the title you chose for your WA blog! That is a great keyword and I also like how you made it fit within the conext of the content. :)
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Loes Premium
Thanks, great compliment hearing this from you:)
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure. :)
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NWTDennis Premium
Very compelling tutorial Robert ... you would think this point would be emphasized more in the training. Maybe it is somewhere in Bootcamp which I've just started. Thank you for another great tutorial.

I recently found and started to make sense of the My Stats page found under the airplane tab. I was amazed to find considerable raw click activity there. Is the source of those clicks coming from Google search as you describe here or are these internal community clicks?
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree that this point probably could be emphasized a bit more than it is. But Kyle does mention it in the training, and I believe it may be in the Bootcamp training, but he doesn't really go into detail about it. Just that all written content here at WA gets indexed in Google.

He also mentions that as the author of WA content, we do not have to use the affiliate link when sharing the link. Again he doesn't go into detail but he does mention it.

Personally I do not track the Raw Clicks because that is a combination of all types of clicks, including your own, so I always disable the tracking of those.
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NWTDennis Premium
Thanks for the clarification ... have a good week.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. You too!
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ClaudiaHB Premium
this is so awesome - I have been using my blog posts here to draw attention toward my profile within this community, so when I am up to three months, I can create training that will be read, hopefully, and earn a commission that way. I have not written content though, that is totally geared toward non-WA members, so I need to work on that. Also, I have been lacking on the keyword research for the posts here - which I also need to remedy, thank you for the reminder. Love your thorough training, and will take all of it to heart. What I truly did not know is that the questions get ranked by google too, that is very interesting - will see how I can use that to my advantage - blessings - now I am off to read all of your other stuff, and see what else I can learn from you!
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, blogs, question discussions, and training get indexed and ranked in Google. However I wouldn't advocate trying to make your question discussions to rank in Google. WA blogs yes, WA training maybe, WA question discussions no.

The WA blogs are the best way to go if you want to get ranked high in Google and possibly capture more referrals because all written content is on one page and could contain several other keywords naturally found within the body of the content.

As for the training, the information on page one should be compelling enough for people to want to click through to page 2 and beyond. The reason why I personally use a table of page content at the beginning of my tutorials, is to help readers to know what is ahead. Almost like a teaser or preview.

I also do this for the non-WA members who might find the training online. Seeing how a non-WA member cannot click past page 1 without becoming a member, it could help to generate a referral. You never know. :)
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