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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Diana124 Premium
Hi all, just a quick question regarding Jaaxy, not sure how it works, where is it getting this search information, from whole GOOGLE or USA or Canada only? I am in the UK and would like to target people in UK, will it show me relevant information for UK market? p.s. Thanks, great stuff to learn on here! :)
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feigner Premium
carson created an article on where jaaxy gets its data from can you target just the uk...hmmm well as data is oming from google.com then not really - but if you are going for local seo ou will be putting the town or city in
if it is general then i maybe would be looking at ubersuggest.io or other search engines that can change location - and if you are using google autocomplete then make sure to use google.co.uk = nd look at the related searches as well....
good luck
phil
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HildeRegine Premium
From many different search engines around the world. It covers 99,7% of all searches
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ZayK Premium
Jaaxy gets the data from Google. I have found Ubersuggest to be better when I want to target local SEO.
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Diana124 Premium
Thank you all, it's all so useful! 🙏
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luisete2 Premium
Regarding the topic of board games: board games shop/stores are a good topic to focus on?

There are tons of keywords including the word store or shop related to board games with a lot of traffic and almost no competition: but I'm concerned it may not be related enough to my webpage, which talks about these games and does recommendations. What do you think?
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DianeK59 Premium
On first glance, I like the topic. I can see a lot of potential in it.
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39Highstreet Premium
Hi everyone, need help again!

Ive added a policy page and posted about me as a post. When I view my website I can't see my policy page and the about me section does not look how I have written it but if I view it on the WA site content page it seems fine.

How do I edit my posts, do I do it on Wordpress or on WA site content?
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chrisapps Premium
Can you share the link to your website? I don't know if it's possible to find it on your profile or not :)

I have used Wordpress a lot in the past, but have only just created my site through WA. I would assume that you have more control from within Wordpress itself.
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For me, the word "Niche" is indeed both scary and exciting at the same time.

However, the statement below puts me more at ease. Especially the last sentence.

"When choosing a niche that fits you, you should be choosing something that is ideally an interest, a passion, a hobby, but it could be something that you would like to learn about. You don't need to BE an expert, you BECOME an expert."
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SandMan94 Premium
I can completely relate to that when I started. I had no idea how any of this worked. I was severely overwhelmed.

The way Kyle teaches us through these lessons makes it all more understandable and down to earth.

I'm glad you were put at ease with choosing a niche. You really don't have to be a pro to teach. Teach what you learn as you learn.

All the best,
Brandon
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You are absolutely right.
Thank you.
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Mabuhay! I'm here again to ask questions, please help me out since i'm only starting out. Thank you, you are awesome in advance!

I would like to ask if building a blog type featuring my past travel experience a good niche? is it feasable? can I make this possible? I want to earn while making an impact. And I also really like to get a premium account here in wealthy affiliate because I read that it opens a lot of doors and advantages but sadly in my current situation I don't have capacity to purchase it and in my country the amount is 50 times higher :( Hoping for your generous reply everyone.
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my inbox is open for your kind words :)))
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - travel is a good niche, but you need to narrow it down to target a specific audience. So, for example, you could have travel for seniors, or educational trips or concentrate on a particular region.

You can stay as a starter member for as long as you want and work on your free website for up to 6 months.
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SandMan94 Premium
Using past experiences and knowledge is the best way to go about choosing and writing about a niche.

Tell stories, share pictures, and get involved with travel Affiliate programs to promote.

Best of luck!
Brandon.
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SandMan94 Premium
And don't worry about not going premium right away. Do the best you can and work hard at putting content on your website to bring in traffic and begin making sales.

Once you start making sales you can go premium and expand with all the more tools to utilize!
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Thank you so much! This helps me ease my mind. Will work hard for this, keep safe. :)
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Thanks Miss Diane, Will work hard on this. Can you say any advices for start ups like me? I'm sure there's a lot of people want to hear it also. Have a great day!
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I have been reading your responses to @ckalfanta. I had the same concern about upgrading to premium. I appreciate your response. Another concern is, do you pay every month or it's a yearly fee?
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SandMan94 Premium
Hi Lorene, thank you for asking. For the first year I was here I paid monthly. Once I started picking up momentum with a website I started taking seriously I realized yearly is the cheapest way to go, for me personally though.

Because I plan on being here for a long time as Wealthy Affiliate offers a very goos program that can be a very valuable financial asset in the long run.

Thanks again for reaching out, best of luck.

Brandon
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - follow the training step by step, complete each task as you are asked to do so, and you will have built your website by the end of lesson 4.
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