Search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo are after ONE thing. The most relevant content.

If you can build out your website in a way that is ready for SEO (as discussed in the last lesson) and create quality, relevant content, you are going to have a bright journey ahead of you within the online world.

The thing that most people stress about is being a "writer", you DO NOT have to be a writer to be successful online.

You simply need to communicate with your audience, the same way that you would with a friend or a family member. And if you put the emphasis on helping people, you are going to be able to build trust, which is going to lead to long term and sustainable success online.

SiteContent, a Writer's Dream Platform

As both a Starter/Premium member, you have access to the SiteContent platform here at Wealthy Affiliate. This platform offers you some incredible features as a writer that will lead to more efficiency, accuracy, and speed with your content creation.

You can access the SiteContent platform through the Websites menu.

SiteContent offers you some unbelievable features that are going to make your life as a "blogger" much more efficient.

  • 100's of critical grammar and spelling checks
  • Duplicate content checker
  • Automated publishing directly to your website
  • Writing goals and accomplishments
  • SEO analysis and checks
  • Content structure analysis
  • Ability to template content
  • Vocabulary enhancement suggestions

This is where you are going to be creating all of your content moving forward. You will be setting writing goals and leveraging the "feature rich" platform for writing. If you are worried about your writing skills, the SiteContent interface is going to help you understand where you are making writing errors and help you correct them in a very efficient manner.

It is going to be your go to writing tool moving forward and it is exclusive to Wealthy Affiliate members only!

I have created a little walk-through video called "Creating Your Initial Website Content (Framework), showing you around the platform and how to best benefit from it. Watch the video below.

 

Task 1: Creating Your "About Me" POST

To establish a brand online in any niche, you need to build trust with your audience. The best way to initially do this is through an "about me" style page. Every successful website will have some information about their brand, who they are and why they want to help people.

Your first task today is going to be to create your About Me page and you are going to be doing this directly within the SiteContent platform.

Within your Templates tab, you are going to see that you already have the framework for your About Me page already outlined.


Simply click on the About Me template and it will take you into the SiteContent editor. This is where you will be creating your content for your About Me page.

The first thing you are going to want to do is choose a title that is appropriate for your about me page. There are several options that I suggest you choose from in terms of your naming convention.

  • About Me
  • About NAME (ex. About Kyle)
  • About SITE (ex. About Real Deal Affiliate, About RDA)
  • About Us

The most natural and the option that I have always used because I feel it resonates and creates the most trust is "About Me" or "About Kyle", because it is the most direct. It feels like I am here for you and I am here to help (which is the case with every site I create).

Then you will want to populate the content. Do know that this is just a guideline, as you edit this post you can add new headings and of course you are in full control of the content and your story.

This is not a rigid exercise here, you are YOUR OWN brand and you can build out your content in any way you like, but this will give you a good guideline here.

After your are done doing this you will be click the Publish button in the right corner, just above your editor. This is going to allow you to publish directly to your website (see below).

Upon clicking Publish, you will get a pop-up that will allow you to choose how you want to publish the content. This is a 4 step process.

Step 1: You will want to choose your website that you want to Publish to, in this case it will be my "basketballskillsanddrills.siterubix.com" website.

Step 2: Choose "Post", not a "Page". The reason is all POSTS allow for comments on them and this is a page on my website where I am going to want to allow people to leave comments and feedback. Pretty much every article you publish moving forward will be done so as a "Post".

Step 3: Choose the user. If this is a new site, you will likely only have an Admin user. That is fine, choose that as your user.

Step 4: Choose the URL plug. Leave it "as is". You shouldn't need to change your URL plug, this is something that you can leave.

The Click Publish. Upon doing so, SiteContent is going to run a duplicate content check, and then publish the content to your website. Since you wrote your About Me page it will be 100% unique.

Task 2: Adding Your "Privacy Policy" PAGE

All major affiliate programs and all advertising platforms require that you have a "Privacy Policy" on your website. This is a formality more than anything and it is very much a standardized document.

You are going to want to load up the Privacy Policy Template from your templates.


Upon doing so, you will get a standardized Privacy Policy page. You are just going to need to make a few edits within the content to update this Privacy Policy and make it relevant to your website.

Change YOURDOMAIN.com => Your Website URL

In the case of my website, I changed it to basketballskillsanddrills.siterubix.com. There about 10-11 instances of this that you will need to update within the Privacy Policy.

Then you will want to change:

Change YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com => Your Email Address

This could be any email you want, you could even create a free gmail account for the purpose of this. Or if you don't feel comfortable leaving your email at the moment, this can be something that you provide to people at a later date.

Upon updating the YOURDOMAIN.com and YOUREMAIL@YOUREMAIL.com to your website details, you will want to Publish the Privacy Policy to your website.

Publish as a Page.

The reason you want to create this as a Page, not a Post is because Pages don't allow for comments. You don't want people commenting on your Privacy Policy, whereas you are going to want to allow for comments and engagement on the rest of your website (as it is good for rankings).

NOTE: If you do publish as a page and there are comments there, not to worry. That is just how your "theme" you chose was designed and it will not present any issues moving forward.

You are all set with your first few pages of content on your website. If you have any questions about the creation of your "about me" or "privacy policy" pages, leave them below.

Kudos to you for your hard work thus far, in the next lesson we are going to be covering navigation on your website and how to create custom menus. ;)

Tasks 0/3 completed
1. Watch the "Creating Your Initial Website Framework" Walk-through Video
2. Create & Publish Your "About Me" POST
3. Create & Publish Your Privacy Policy PAGE


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so i done evreything but i noticed that when he finished the first post about me he got a badge saying hes web site is indexed is it normal that i didint got mine ? if not how to index it please
ps : i only have about me and privacy policy done for now
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it can take up to a couple of weeks to be indexed. You will get an email when it happens.
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i see , thank you very much
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Benedict15 Premium
hi. few weeks and it will happen
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Hello every im Ricky and im new and im going to do my best to get this going do to the fact that im really sick I have cancer. So I want thank you all for this opratunity to make money so I can get better cancer treatment I welcome any help I can get i don't want rush it but Iwould like to go as quick as I can.
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey Ricky, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and best of luck with your new online career. You're in the best place to start a successful online business. All it takes is a bit of time and effort to see positive resutls.

And if you need a hand with anything, feel free to reach out. You've got the entire WA community behind your back!

Best of luck with everything! :)

IVan
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Great
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Moseno3 Premium
Hey hope you get the money and get well soon!
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New here as well, anything I pick up I’ll gladly share
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Iyackson Premium
The new platform will ask you to use monsterinsight to install Google analytics which I did and I received a congratulations message saying I successfully installed monsterinsight but I don't know if Google analytics is installed on my site.my question is how will I know if Google analytics is installed on my site or not?
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, I would suggest watching this tutorial:
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ElodieF4321 Premium
First I must let you know, just try and the most difficult paRte out of the way.

When you gave done that and you wish to tackle other things you may.

You if you're not accustomuch multi-tasking you'll be very overwhelied.

Hope this helps, been there, follow instructions. Hope this helps
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I wish you happiness.

This is a follow up question:

How long did it take for someone to become interested & actually physically click on your webpage.

Because your blog post could be indexed by search engines, but no one will click on it, if they are not interested in looking at your webpage.

So this, nobody wants to click on your blog post, could go on for a very long time.

Meaning, no one might see your website or your webpages or blog posts for a very long time, if they are, all not interested in your content.
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What is your strategy to overcome this possible situation?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that is precisely what the training here teaches you. You need to find specific keywords, which are phrases that people are searching for, related to the niche subject you have chosen. You add these keywords to your blog posts, and Google will then know that your post will help provide the appropriate information.

However, this all takes time, as Google views all new sites with suspicion for the first few months, and doesn't rank their posts highly. You need to show that you have authority in your subject, and that is only achieved by having lots of blog posts.

Realistically, it will be around 3 months before you start seeing any traffic when you would ideally have around 25 posts.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, there's many various elements here, first you must be passionate about you niche. Choose something you like writing about and make it interesting. We have a tool in house call Jaaxy for you to analyse and choose what we call low hanging fruit keywords, you will learn about this in the training, to get your post indexed, noticed and in time getting ranked.

It can take 3 - 6 months to see any income. This is a long term commitment and takes months of consistent work.
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, the situation you're describing here is almost impossible.

If you follow the training here to the letter, your site/ content should start appearing on the first page of Google and other search engines. And if you reach the first three positions, you're guaranteed to get clicks.

However, if you get the lower first-page position, you are less likely to receive any clicks because people trust the most websites that get the first three positions.

So in this case, I would suggest updating your old content to improve your rankings and CTR (click-through-rate) using the process I describe in the post below: By the way, it may take 2-3 months and about 30-40 posts before you start getting rankings and clicks.

I hope this helps.

Ivan
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