We are now getting into the FUN stuff! Search Engine Optimization, also known as SEO!

You have your website in place and now you want to make it SEO ready so that search engines can find it. Our goal is to get ranked in the BIG 3 engines, Google, Bing & Yahoo.

Do note that our focus is going to be primarily on Google though as they own over 70% of all search traffic, and over 95% of mobile searches.

But why do you want rankings in the search engines? Simple...

Website Rankings = Targeted Traffic = Revenue!

The rankings are the first step in creating an online revenue stream.

Today we are going to walk you through the set-up of a Wordpress plugin that is going to do a lot of the "dirty work" for you and will take care of the optimization of all your website pages/posts, meta tags, and other aspects that search engines look for when ranking your site.

I have created a "Setting Your Website Up for Search Engines" video walk-through of this training and please follow along as it will add a lot of clarity to how SEO works, but also how to install the All in One SEO plugin.

 

Task 1: Set-up All in One SEO on your site

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a very important aspect of any website's success.

In this task we are going to be setting up a plugin that makes our website code (the stuff behind the scenes of our website) friendly for search engines like Google so they can index and rank our sites properly. This is going to be very powerful for your website content getting ranked in search engines going forward, so DO NOT skip this task.

Since you activated the All in One SEO within the last lesson, you should see the "All in One SEO" item with your main menu now in your Wordpress back office. If you mouse over that menu icon, a sub menu will pop out (see below).


Simply click the "General Settings" link. This is where you will be going to set-up your SEO settings for your website.

The main section you are going to be updating here is the Home Page Settings section. There are two sections that you will be updating there:

  • Home Title - This is the title of your website that will show up when you get ranked in Google and other search engines. This won't actually show up on your site.

    You want this to reflect the actual title of your website that you created with your site, but also add something to make it a bit more captivating.

    Ideal Length: 40-60 characters, keep under 60
  • Home Description - This is a description of what your website is about and how it will benefit people. Don't overthink this part, you just want to be descriptive as to what your site is.

    Ideal Length: Under 160 characters

Although there are a TON of other settings, you are not going to need to update any of these at the moment, not for SEO purposes.

When you are done updating your Home Page Settings, scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click the "Save Changes" button.

Upon doing this, you are done. Your website is set-up and SEO READY! :)

A few important points things to take note of here about All in One SEO:

  • You DO NOT need to "Upgrade to Pro". The free version is more than adequate for your needs.
  • You won't see these changes to your actual site. The work is done behind the scenes within your websites HTML code. It is making your code friendly for search engines.

Awesome, your website is all set-up for SEO now! As you build out your new pages/posts, they will automatically be optimized for Google and other search engines. If you have any questions about the set-up process, leave them in the comments below and we will give you a hand.

In the next lesson we are going to be discussing KEYWORDS, the root of all of your rankings, traffic and success online.


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JudyOnline Premium
This is a difficult point for me, choosing the niche. I am Italian but I live in Belgium. I have a passion in life and this is all about esthetical personal change, total make over, look, style. Maybe you know the program in TV "body fixers". I worked a few years ago also with a plastic surgeon specialized in femminisation (a man who wants to change gender). I found that really interesting. I would like to stay in this sector and find a niche in there but first of all: do I dedicate to the Italian market (Italian site) To the Belgian market (site in Dutch)? To EU? And second, would this be a too small market area maybe?I mean... Not sure this could be something easy to develope online. Any suggestions to help me? Shoot☺️
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jghwebbrand Premium
I am not familiar with either countries market volume. Do you hear much talk about it in either country? Are there a lot of shops? You might check google and see what websites come up.
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Cyndes Premium
Look for affiliate programs related to your niche. It will help you decide where you want to target your audience.
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, if you need a hand with choosing your niche, I suggest this blog post and it'll be all clear: If you want to target audience in Italy or Belgium, you'll have to write in their languages.
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paulash177 Premium
If what you are passionate about, is what you can go on with in a long while, why not?
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JudyOnline Premium
How can I be sure about the "in a long while"?
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jesteves4589 Premium
As a new mom I want to take advantage of my recent experiences and knowledge to be able to share my stories on my website for my niche. I was thinking of doing "first time mom gifts" as my niche but I'm wondering if that is too broad? How could I narrow it down further? Thanks in advance!
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OCH3943 Premium
I thought it may be narrow if you are only talking about gifts for first time moms if I understand it correctly.

I thought it would be interesting if you blog about your experiences as a first time mom which allows you to really scale across various topics that other first time mom will also be interested in at each phase. Which also mean that at each phase of your child's life, there will always be something new to cover, you will never get bored and you could promote things that you use.

I'm thinking this would be really interesting. The only thing is whether you are ready to also showcase photos of yourself and child's life in public but which can provide a very powerful emotional draw.

Just my 2 cents.

Cheers,
Richard
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jesteves4589 Premium
That was my original thought but I wasn't sure if "first time mom" was too broad. I would love to share my experiences and there have been so many helpful products and services along the way that I could talk about. Eventually my hope would even be able to promote WA as how I quit my day job to be able to stay home with my child! Hehe...see what I did there 😏 Thanks for your input!
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OCH3943 Premium
Promoting WA could sit nicely under a first time mom as a post to share how you as a first time mom can also earn a side income while taking care of your baby. 😆
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, your niche is narrow enough, even too narrow, in my opinion, but well enough to get you started on the right foot.

If you want, I suggest reading this post from Kyle's blog where he explains how narrowing down and scaling your niche back up works in real life. I feel you can relate to it as well. I hope this helps,

Ivan :)
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jghwebbrand Premium
I think it would be neat to use gifts for a first time mom and then with your experiences as a mom you could expand to keep us with what you learn. It would be nice to get first time moms to follow you.

We wish you much success.
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Cyndes Premium
First time moms could be a tab on your website. You niche could be gifts for soon to be moms or future moms and start from there. Good luck!
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Sarikachang Premium
I had a website before but it was not really successful. I think the main reason is that I chose the wrong niche.
So now I re-pick a niche which is about damaged hair treatment. I don't know if it's good enough or I need to narrow it down even more?
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lapr007 Premium
Excellent theme. Instead of narrowing, it can be expanded. You can open a "Beauty Salon"and post many things, not just damaged hair treatment.
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GREATHEIGHT Premium
It is a good niche Sarikachang. You can make your content rich and get the audience you need
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
hair loss for women is a great niche. But here is how to select yours: Let me know if you have any questions!
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Alice,

I'm sorry that your first website didn't work. I always say to people to go when their passion is, normally if you have a passion for something you have knowledge.

As other members have suggested you can probably broaden your niche into much more. Providing you have a sound knowledge on the subject, I would go for it.

Have a great day.

Roy
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jghwebbrand Premium
I think damaged hair treatment is okay. After doiong some research you will discover all of the things it can cover.

We wish you much success..
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paulorob Premium
I have a question about choosing a niche. I am interested in the self-improvement niche where I am planning to promote exercise and meditation courses. I also own a fitness e-commerce store where I would like to take some of the traffic from my posts by promoting the products. Would this be ok or too broad?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, that would be an awesome project. A blog directing traffic to your ecom store.

Niche is great too. You may want to consider drilling down more the exercise and meditation courses as that would include large crowds, thus targeting perhaps a specific group.

You can use Jaaxy to drill down keywords, you are allowed 30 searches. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

That's Research top menu.

Couple more resources that may perhaps be of interest include Kindly let us know how you are getting along and anything you need help with.
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Cyndes Premium
Hi. self-improvement is too broad to start with. Try to narrow it down using gender, age, demographics, etc.
You have a good plan.
Good luck.
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paulorob Premium
Thank you for your reply, I see you joined back in August. Were you able to generate any commission already?
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KeyToSuccess Premium
I agree with @Cyndes. You need to narrow it down. It's too broad. Ask yourself a question For Who? Men, or students, or work, or beginners, or introverts, etc. It will be easier to rank, especially when your website is new. Then you can diversify in the future.
Wish you all the best with your new niche.
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paulorob Premium
Thank you for your thorough response. This is very helpful.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Exciting!
Looks like you have a lot of things ready to go. You can use your posts and pages to promote your products in your fitness e-commerce store.

Health and fitness are always HOT niches.

We wish you the very best.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You are so very welcome.
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Well said @keytosuccess. I also suggest narrowing the niche down. It's to broad.

Good luck wkth your new niche
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Cyndes Premium
Not yet. I'm working on it. My website is up since Sept 7th.
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Samanwaya Premium
Make Money - Lesson 2 :
Question: I have a Print on Domain store with TEEPUBLIC, if I build a website with WA and send traffic there, will it help? Or should I try to build something else and add an affiliate link to Amazon or some bigger site? What do you suggest?
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jghwebbrand Premium
If I were in your situation,, I would buy a ,com website and build in in WA and then link to TEEpublic. Owning your website gives you more ranking opportunities and more freedom. A .com is your personal property. It looks like if you create a website withTEEpublic is it a website under their rules and control. Its probably a subdomain.

I did check on TEEpublic and found the following information:
On that note, we’re very excited to share these buttons we’ve made for you in a variety of sizes and colors to post on your personal website so that you can link your audience directly back to your shop (the hustle never stops).

This means you can own a .com in WA and link to TEEpublic.

Hope that helps.
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Samanwaya Premium
Thanks for the reply. It was really helpful Just wanted to add that I've already a domain bought from GoDaddy for this, can I use that domain for hosting through WA?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes you can have WA host it. the servers will need to be set in GoDaddy to point to WA hosting.
The following training should help you. We wish you much success.
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Samanwaya Premium
Thanks a ton.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.

Remember, WA is a helpful community so if you have any training questions, please ask at the end of each training lesson.

Here's to your continued success.
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Looking forward to success at wealthy affiliate
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