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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LouiseT1 Premium
When i visit my site its only showing my home page which is my About Me but not showing my Privacy Policy. It's there when i click on Page through the Dashboard menu bar but not on my site. It's showing that's it published. Im about to start Lesson 8 which is creating menus. Please help
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
For your privacy policy to be seen you just need to log in to your back office, under appearance, click on "menu", you need to create a menu where you want your privacy policy to be shown.

Since it's a page, click on page, you'll see it, and just add it to the menu you just created.

Hope this helps
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cbmercado Premium
You have to go to Appearance> Menus and add any additional pages and posts there.
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LouiseT1 Premium
Thank you that definitely helps
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LouiseT1 Premium
Awesome and thank you
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Gimitrix Premium
My first question.
If I decide to use Amazon as the Affiliate program. How do they pay their affiliates. I am based in South Africa and just wondering will the send me a cheque or pay me via PayPal or Bank Wire?
Might be a stupid question, but just a thought.
Probably most affiliate programs work similar?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hello there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

First of all, there is no such thing as a stupid question here at WA. Your question is valid.

In terms of payment from Amazon if you are becoming an Amazon Associate, you could do Payoneer or Check.

Here is the link to the training: Also, this is a blog from a South African member that might be helpful for you: You can also contact successful South African here so you can get a better answer to your question.

All the best,
Ferra
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megawinner Premium
No worries. Profits earned from Amazon's affiliate program are paid approximately 60 days following the end of each calendar month. Payments can be made by direct deposit, by check or via Amazon gift card.
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Tobey1 Premium
Hi,

I put up a couple initial blog posts, with the default homepage set to show most recent posts. I went to settings > reading and changed the setting to show a summary in the feed, but it's still showing the full blog post text. How do I change that? Thank you!
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
You have to log in to your back office, under appearance, click on widget. You can manage it from there. Just drag and drop it to the side bar.

Keep in mind that before doing it, you have to create a menu. To do it, go to the "menu" area
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - open up a post for editing it in WordPress. Look at the row of icons above it and find the square shaped one. Use this to insert "read more". You will need to do each post individually.
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feigner Premium
if you have tried the summary under settings reading
and pressed ctrl+f5 on your borwser when viewing your site and it doesn't change then there may be a setting under appearance -customize to do the same as the summary
or if that fails then when editing your post there is a more menu setting
just place the cursor where you want the summary to end and click on the more menu - a dashe line with more will appear on your post
save it and check that that is showing the summary now - don't forget to try the ctrl+f5 to bypass the browsers cache.
good luck
phil
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Tobey1 Premium
Bingo. Thank you!!
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Tobey1 Premium
This did it. Thank you!!
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Muzammil24 Premium
Hello everyone. I published about me post on my site www.myreadforchange.com as task of lesson 7. I found on my site below my blog one post showed -

This -
Admin
(Author)
Hi there, Welcome to my website... I hope you find gems of information in all book reviews I have published on personal development, meditation, spirituality. My wish for you is to learn, apply and grow.

View all post by admin

Can someone please guide how can I remove that.

Thank you for reading this and guidance.
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DValentine Premium
Hi Muzammil - this is an extract from the 1st paragraph of your post. This is something that your theme does automatically (in fact, I think almost all themes do this) and it would mean changing your theme - if you can find a theme that doesn't create these extracts.

I am sorry I could not help further
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hmblack Premium
I set up my website 1940s Vintage Swing Dresses yesterday and chose the 2012 theme (Contango). However, on going through lesson 6 today, I changed the theme to Hiero like in the training video and added the "About Me" Page and also the Privacy Policy pages.

The name on my website shows as 1940S Vintage Swing Dresses with the S on the end of 1940 as being rather large. How can I alter this please?

It also shows as "Just Another WordPress Site" underneath the 1940S Vintage Swing Dresses. How do I delete this please?

Thank you in advance. Helen
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merlynmac Premium
Log into your website back end and navigate to Settings > General. You can change the tag line there.

As for the S I'm not sure if you can change the case or not. Many times, the theme locks you into a certain look.

Another option is to create a logo image and use that instead.
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hmblack Premium
Thank you. I will try that.
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