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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Piedpiper76 Premium
ok I hate that I'm one of those ppl that can't seem to figure out what niche they should choose but here I am. I originally had a niche picked out but once I got further into the training I realized that the niche I chose wasn't gonna be a feasible choice. I've already wrote my about me post on my website as it relates to my original niche so Im gonna have to go erase that and I've basically stopped going forward in my training until I can figure out what my niche is gonna be. Feeling very stuck. Need help
EmakAmelia Premium
Hi there,

A Niche should be specific, evergreen, profitable, a solution to a problem, and most importantly a passion you can live for.

What is it you are so passionate about? Something that you can turn into a lot of content that will fill your website with and attract visitors to your site.

Specific: Who is your targeted segment? Who will benefit from your site? Gender, age, occupation, etc.

Evergreen: it has an everlasting appeal to your audience/target market.

Profitable: this one is pretty self-explanatory.

A solution to a problem: You'd like to make sure your site can help your audience to address their problems.

Lastly, yes passion. Why? Because we will write a lot of content. It should be much easier when it starts with passion.

Probably these blog posts writen by Kyle and other WA members would spark an idea for you to choose your niche: To see if you can promote products or service in your chosen niche, try Kyle's trick by Googling: Your niche + affiliate programs.

All the best,
GeoffreyC1 Premium
Don't worry, you can delete your website and start again.
I’m not really stuck on a niches. I just found more interest in the boot camp. Any advice on if this a good direction to go in Without expertise also is there any one else who took this route and how are you finding it so far.
For me tho I hope to learn and tech to other like me as that Is what I have been searching for until now any advice welcomed thank you.
EmakAmelia Premium
If you are following the Bootcamp Training (Make Money Online/MMO Niche), then realistically, it will take about 400 posts to really make a serious amount of income from it. If you are publishing 2-3 posts per week, then you can expect to start appearing on Page 1 of Google around months 3-6. This can vary of course based on your keyword research and your content quality etc.
The MMO niche is very competitive so you may want to choose the OEC training, your choice. It will generally take 3-6 months before you see any real ranking/income though. It takes a lot of continuous hard work to get there either way.
MruGwilliam Premium
Must you sell stuffs(like from Amazon ect) before you can make money online?

It's possible for you to make money online by just creating a website that people can get informations(solutions) about their problems. Problems like" how do I make money online then" then you are been paid as a result of them visiting your site.

Pls, I really need an explanation on this.
Thanks for the help.
JosephRebisz Premium
There are many companies out there to promote products for. That would be the OEC side of it. If you want to promote affiliate marketing, that would be the MMO niche, which is much more competitive. You may want to start with the OEC side and choose your own niche to promote products from other companies.
Matambo Premium
I don’t think you can be paid for people just visiting your site
JosephRebisz Premium
You can, but not until you get farther in training where you can add affiliate links to you website to sell other company's products. That's in level 3 of training.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - its possible to make money by using programs such as Google AdSense, where you get paid if people click on the ads on your site, but you would need a huge amount of visitors to make a decent income, and brand new sites are not accepted anyway.
zeta3 Premium
yes it is called Biz op go to the training that says bootcamp.
Hi All. I've just joined your community and just want to say hi. I am starting with the ffree account because I was not sure what this is all about but from my initial impression, it looks like something I would want to get into. Hope to talk to you more in the future.
MisterWailor Premium
You will find out when you go through the lessons.
Casimir77 Premium
Hi Cecile,
Congratulations and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
It does not matter where you start , the fact that you started is important, looking forward to your success.

Much Success
EmakAmelia Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. 🙂👋

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The community here is very helpful. The support system is pretty awesome. We are happy to have you here with us.

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Wish you all the best.

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