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 "Update Options" button (as shown below).

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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Hi all. I would like my niche to be The young teaching the old))
Would love to have the most simple website in good ol plain English to guide our elders through , if possible have volunteers of youngsters helping over the phone , possibly making some pennies whilst helping , is this totally impossible.am I way off key . I know trust ,data protection & all that would have to be super secure .
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Sounds good
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acrinym Premium
This is really a good niche! I like the idea. :)
Once you get your website going, you could add several wordpress plugins to set this up pretty fast.
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Ty however I can’t even log in , so feel like giving up as help only seems available if yr premium so disappointing
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Dwayne20 Premium
On the task that instructs you to join a discussion, what do you do if no one is around at that time to move forward. With people on different time zones how can I move on to my next lesson. Also about a comment for at lease two people, how do I approach this?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Greet new members or give your comment on members blog posts on WA dashboard.
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AbieAJ Premium
There's always someone to respond to your questions 24/7. Can you please elaborate on your last sentence, thanks.
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megawinner Premium
Do not worry about time differences. Just join live chat, comment on blogs here at WA community or websites.
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Robertstarli Premium
hi my question is this. i am still in the training process. i have had alot go on in the past month (family stuff) but i am back and ready to go . Question is can i log out while in training and not loose my website i just got up and kind of going?
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MedeciaA Premium
yes your training is always there for you to continue
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TheBobbyD Premium
If you have built and published a website it will still be there.

BobbyD
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MedeciaA Premium
thats true
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megawinner Premium
Yes, and I do that sometimes.
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msabundance Premium
Hello all,

My niche is FI (Financial Independence) or FIRE (Financial Independent Retire Early). I want my content to be about the various side hustles to help you get additional income to achieve FI.

I do feel that promoting WA is one of the side hustles.

So my question is, should I focus on completing the Online Entrepreneur Cert or should I just do the BootCamp?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Based on the niche you choose, that means you're going to do an MMO (make money online) site, so the Bootcamp training is for you.
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msabundance Premium
Thanks for the quick response. will do.
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EMAWealth Premium
I have a quick question. I was working on my Privacy Policy, exchanging the default content to my website address. I am not for certain, but I think I may have taken the default content off and did not replace it with my website and I cannot seem to get a original copy of the Privacy Policy to see if I have actually made any mistakes. If someone can help me it would be greatly appreciated!

~Erica~
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tracydawn Premium
Did you look in Websites> Site Content> Templates?
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JohnDenekar Premium
Have you already published it?. If so you have to go to your website, and look for your pages posts, under edit. Once you find it click edit to see if you made some mistakes. If you haven't published it yet, it should still be in the content writing platform. Hope this is what you need.
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JeanetteHall Premium
Erica WA backs up our sites regularly. Just go and get your backup from yesterday. Then make try making your update again!
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Warly10 Premium
The original of your privacy policy should still be in the template section. Just go to "websites", then "site content"
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