One of the most popular ways to leverage free traffic coming to your site is through Google Adsense. This is a publisher network that allows people like you and I to put ads on our site in exchange for a percentage of the ad revenue that is earned if one of the ads gets clicked.

Adsense is probably the best platform and pays the best, so we do suggest starting out with a Google Adsense account.

Get your Google Adsense account here.

**Tip: You have to get approved for Adsense before you get to put ads on your site. I recommend that you spend some time building content on your blog before you apply for Adsense as they require a site before you get approved (and they want to see something with unique and quality content). Create your site within a minimum of 5 pages first.

It is important to note that you should be sure to follow Google’s rules closely because they will boot you out of there program very quickly if you don't. There have been a lot of "horror stories" over the years where Adsense publishers have gotten the boot after having a site set-up that is earning them $10,000's per month in ad revenue. Read their rules and follow them.

How to Set Up Google Adsense on Your Blog

  1. Sign up with Google Adsense. It’s free.
  2. Create the ads you want with Adsense’s tool.
  3. Copy the code they give you.
  4. WordPress Dashboard ->Appearance->Widgets
  5. Add “Text” Widget to desired sidebar.
  6. Drag widget to desire location in sidebar.
  7. Click “edit” on widget.
  8. Paste in Adsense code. (like you did in Step#10- setting up your RSS)
  9. Leave title bar blank.
  10. Click “done.”
  11. Click “Save changes.”
  12. Check how the changes look on your site.
Or you can paste your Adsense code directly within Wordpress pages/posts. To do this you simply go into edit mode (for the page or post that you want to add it to), click on the HTML editing tab, and then add the code (as shown below):

And then here is an example of what Adsense will look like on your site.

Here is an example page that I created:

http://craftycontent.com/easy-ways-to-seo-your-wordpress-blog/



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FlorDiaz Premium
Hi guys! I am on lesson 7 and suddenly overwhelmed. Ok do I get a domain name first? (I have q couple of ideas) Do I get a blog first? Do I get a website? Do I get all 3? Do I have to link my domain to WA and if so HOW? I admit I am a total newbie but I want to give it all. Any help is appreciated!! Please bear in mind I have 5mo old twins that demand my attention 24/7. Right now I am getting ready to sleep (7:30 pm ET yikes!!!) because I go to bed with them and wake up every 3 hours to feed them. So it is a huge sacrifice I am willing to make. If you write and I don't reply, I am probably sleeping or feeding them. I will get back to you as soon as I have a chance. It is extremely exciting and hard, especially being a single mom of twins, but I will get there
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MozMary Premium
Hi there, you have two free .http://siterubix.com websites as a Starter member, you can choose whatever name you like for them and as you follow along in the training Kyle will show you how to set up a website and create 3 pages and build out content - these your blog

make sure to start at lesson one and do each step without missing anything

you have the option to buy your own domain name at any time, whenever you are ready and know your niche and have a name that you like, but you can follow along the lessons on the free sites and start building and writing. Things built on those free sites can be moved to your own domain at any time
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FlorDiaz Premium
Good morning, MozMary! And than you so very much for the advise. I am at work already!! But I wanted to check out the emails. (of course, I am not allowed, but I am tired of following rules anyway. This is why I want to do this. I want to break free from the corporate world that pays very little and never appreciates our sacrifices.) So I will go through all the lessons and I will then create my two websites. Got it! As soon as I find my niches I will get the domain name and from there I count with all you guys help to move on. I have Kyle and he is an encyclopedia of knowledge, so I know I will be good. Thanks again and I will continue reading. Have a wonderful Tuesday
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I have the same questions. Also, is it expensive to get domains? Also a complete newbie with a very fixed income, so need all the help anyone can give me. Thanks in advance
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You definitely will get there
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No sure if WA is promoting Godaddy but I suggest shopping around for domain name providers before just going to Godaddy. Godaddy is becoming a bit pricey. Once I was looking for a domain name, priced it on Godaddy and I found the same domain name significantly cheaper with another provider.
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flaviagray Premium
I agree. The one thing that drives me insane about Go Daddy is once you purchase a domain, you get inundated with calls and emails for web developers. If you want to keep your details private, you have to pay extra.
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dlibreros Premium
I used to use GoDaddy, but like you said they got pricey. Not only that, but my info was not kept private. Now I use Namecheap. You can also give SiteDomains a try.
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Mazzi856 Premium
I recently had this problem, I had to change my ( Name Servers )
To Wealthy Affiliate of the blog site, I wanted to be hosted here.
and redirect my other domain to my blog site. as for a subdomain, you can just make one in GoDaddy, and redirect your sub to the other site. hope that didn't confuse you.
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pathtosucces Premium
Ok, please tell me how this works in my situation: I currently own a domain through GoDaddy that is forwarded to a replicated site selling healthcare products I market. I would like to set up a blog site that provides information about health care with internal links back to my replicated site for ordering. Can I use same domain name for my blog site? Do I leave that domain forwarded to my replicated site through GoDaddy? Not sure what it means to "change DNS Settings to WA Hosting".
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@RICH. Premium
You would set the DNS of the domain you own to point to the hosting here, set up an entirely new website, and then link back from that to your replicated site for ordering.
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pathtosucces Premium
So I could use the same domain name, remove the forwarding at GoDaddy, change the DNS hosting to WA hosting (which I assume I will learn about in training) and then through my blog posts insert links to my replicated site for ordering--right?
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@RICH. Premium
I believe it would work but obviously I can't offer any guarantees.

Certainly you can cancel the forwarding at GoDaddy, change the DNS to point to the hosting here and then create links to the replicated site, but the replicated site would no longer appear under your own domain name. so does that matter? If does, you'll need to two domains, one for here and one for the replicated site.

You can find out more about setting DNS here I'd also consider moving your domains from GoDaddy, either to here at WA or somewhere like Namecheap, as GoDaddy tend to sting you at renewal.
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KC1953 Premium
Don't know if it's just my machine but several of the links in this article are dead. Here's one example. www*internetmarketingstartup dot net (had to modify link cuz non-premiees like myself can't post links. This is what I get when clicking it. Error establishing a database connection

A few of the CPA links are decorative but not functional too. :-}
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PaulaSpring Premium
I think WordPress is an excellent place to build a site. I also, just began putting together my site content. I want to get all of that organised before I build my site. I know this is good, but how soon can you start building your site before your site is seen by other people?
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billyghawaii Premium
Your site will be minimally public until you verify with search engines and are indexed. You can share your site via direct links to your pages though.
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amyr2017 Premium
You can start building your site right away -- step by step, post by post, and as you get it indexed and as you get the word out, it will start to be seen, and ranked...
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EddySalomon Premium
No one is going to see your site in most cases. It takes time for Google to rank your website. So don't worry about going live.
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PaulaSpring Premium
Okay! Thank you!
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PaulaSpring Premium
Thank you!
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PaulaSpring Premium
Thanks, Amy!
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TLawson1 Premium
What do u mean by indexed?
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flyinghigh Premium
I desperately need your assistance RE Lesson 1, under this Topic: Make Money With WordPress - Traffic Getting/Revenue Driving Forces

For the past 2 days or so, I've been battling with my new website.
I am struggling to proceed beyond the All In One SEO Plug in, terms of the Lesson, I suspect the version that is used within the lesson is an older version of app. So with my newer version, the page that follows after clicking "activate" is not the same as the one in the lesson, and as such it takes me to a different direction/page.

I hope you understand my frustration. Please help.
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tanktopguy Premium
This is the first part of the training so far that I am totally confused about. I do not understand the Permalink thing, or what the options page is. "Your blog is now set up to create links and meta tags," this is also not something currently in my wheelhouse of knowledge or brain-bank.
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YinkaO1 Premium
I need a help here, how can i use WordPress to build my site, i have bought my domain name through WA few days ago but i have not done anything really on the site. Is there any video that teaches one what to do? Please i need your urgent response. Thank you!
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ADias Premium
Hi Yinka,
You have to do the lessons in the green left button "Certification".
Kyle teaches everything you need to build your website, just do the lessons.
Alex
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YinkaO1 Premium
Thanks Alex for your response. I have to go through the tutorial again to fully comprehend it.
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Susan11 Premium
I need to find the Monthly numbers through google, which is always sending me to Myway. com search.com.. Where do I find the Monthly Numbers for my genre of let's say the Paranormal? Can someone please help me? I need an address or wording that is not going to be misunderstood.
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Labman Premium
go to Google search. It seems that your ISP is sending you to myway.com.

Google.com
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RDunkinson Premium
I went into the website I am trying to create but the name at the top is not what I want. I know I mentioned this name in a note to someone, but have decided on another name which does show up but when I go to the website it does not. How can this be fixed?

Baby Accessories Plus is my domain name and Future Fortunes is my Website.
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ADias Premium
Hi RDunkinson,
Your domain name is your website, so, it is the same.
Alex
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Ruth, I am not sure I understand your question. I went to your website and it said it's ready to have a site installed to it which you can do here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

Within that link you should see your domain be listed. After you pick it, you should be able to build the site as you want it.
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MandyMolly Premium
the http://internetmarketingstartup.net link doesn't go through, and the link on previous pages where it said 'click here to join Strip that Fat' . . . or is it my PC.

Loads of lovely information though. Thank you for all of this.

Me overwhelmed? Nooooo .......
Oh, alright then, may be a tincy lot.
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CalebChoo Premium
Just for the admin to correct spelling mistake here in bracket.. Cheers

(8) Reader Involvement (comments)

Comments are very powerful. They allow you to get feedback on your site, have people tell you how special you are, and ultimately have other people creating content for you that may get picked up by the serach (miss spell word) engines.
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CalebChoo Premium
Sorry should be misspell word
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Julie8 Premium
I was viewing the question about the different kinds of membership and it said there was the free one and premium membership only but in the lesson about WordPress it says Platinum members of WA get access to install unlimited WordPress sites using WP Express. So my question is - Is Premium membership and Platinum membership the same thing?
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onmyownterms Premium
Yes, Premium and Platinum are the same thing.
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So if we stay with the free membership , we can't use wordpress?
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JackieParker Premium
Also, i'm so confused on backlinks now. I just had an email exchange w/Kyle recently and i thought i understood him to advise me NOT to worry about backlinks. Also, I was trying to understand article directories and googled it and found many articles saying that it's no longer relevant.

Can someone please clarify for me? Thanks so much in advance!
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Janessa-7074 Premium
I played around with the Word Press Expression. or Rubix for a bit. Being familiar with Dream Weaver and Sublime Text I'm not as familiar with Word Press as I'd like to be I took some time and went though the Admin. Just fiddled around and testing some features. I'd recommend newbies pick up a book on how to use Word Press and watch Youtube videos unless Wealthy Affiliates provide training for Word Press in the premium membership area. I can see how Word Press would assist a new person or none technical person. My critic with this is the limitation of design options and layout options, anyone familiar with Dream Weaver or Sublime Text will know what I mean here.
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trufflesmd Premium
I got an email invitation for a class on All-in-one SEO for Friday at 5pm but when I tried to register it said I had to be a premium member. Since I just joined I thought I a had access to these classes for my first 7 days. Is this not the case?
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FHagstrom Premium
As a starter member, you get access to certain premium features for the first 7 days such as being able to ask questions in the community, in blogs here and in chat but the live video classes are a premium only feature, good luck to you here
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stephhill Premium
You will have access to the first ten lessons in the Get Started Here section as a "free member". Also, you will have to training created by other WA members who marked their training available to all members, premium or not. For example, when I created my WA training, I did not detect it to be just for premium members, but for ALL members, free and premium. For Jay's training, because his training is SUPERB, you do need to be a premium (paying) member. It would not be fair to grant access to everything regardless of whether or not you are a paying member, because you want the premium members to have benefits from their monthly or yearly payments.

I hope that clarifies somethings.

Steph
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What could this mean on choosing a domain for SEO: "Choose your domains wisely...or own a lot of them as the name alone can lead to great search engine rankings."

Is this refering to doorway domains (microsites or pages that have been created to direct traffic to the actual usable or relevant part of the website(s))?, because I just read an article that Google tightened their quality guidelines for doorway pages, since it lengthens the process for the user to actually get to their target page, thus leading to a lower rank.
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Tw1 Premium
I believe I must have read the same article .
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RoyDale Premium
When you choose your domain name it would be easy to remember, have 15 characters or less, be brandable, a com .org or .net You can make it with keywords but not important as long as it is relevant to your niche.

All google wants you to do is have good content that is writen for the reader and not optimized to please the search engine. I think what you read is a black hat sort of thing and you should stay away from it. Yes Google has tightened it's ssecurity on these kind of sites. That includes pack keyords on a page and then changing the font color to match the color of the background. Stuffing keywords on a page that means nothing to the reader.

I hope this helps
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Thanks RoyDale that was indeed helpful! But this black hat sort of thing that I read was in this lesson! Page 3 of 21 specifically, last line.. Does that mean this tutorial sometimes teaches black hat techniques we shouldn't follow?
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ColleenD Premium
I Love all this information I've been going through all the additional training on the site here I've been looking for a way to put my store website on one of my domains from Go Daddy that I had transferred to WA and was wondering if I need to transfer the domain back to Go Daddy cause I don't know how to put the DNS in
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clickrmark Premium
Hi Coleen,

You need to get the name server numbers from your hosting account company and then go to Go Daddy, log in and go to Domains, choose the Domain, click it then Manage domains and in settings go to name servers then click manage and add name servers and then click on the blue circle with a x inside to remove the the prior name servers. Once that's done click on save and it should be up and running from approximately 15 minutes to 1 hour. Any questions call Go Daddy direct at Support (480) 505-8877 available 24/7. Hope that helps!
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gbpack Premium
Yes I did and I just tried it again and it doesn't seem to be working still. SO, I just happen to think that I didn't upgrade to the newest version of wordpress yet so I did that and low and behold, it worked. How about that hey? lol

I messed around with it for two to three days before I even thought of this, pretty dumb! thank you for always willing to help here at WA. I love this place.
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onmyownterms Premium
This is still showing as unanswered, if you need assistance still, please shoot me a PM.
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