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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TraceyShama2 Premium
Hi Kyle
While trying to create custom menus, I could not rearrange my bars the way I want them to be e.g I want my favourite posts to be under my recent comments and i don't want the archive. Also the privacy policy and about Tracey does not show.
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mcb247 Premium
Hi Tracey, PM me your URL and I will take a look for you.
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TraceyShama2 Premium
Hi, thank you for getting back to me
My URL: diabetescare.siterubix.com
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mcb247 Premium
Okay, thanks had a quick look, you need to reword your post URL to "About Tracey" this is explaining exactly what the post is about. You can keep the title of the post if you like but would have About Tracey at the top so it is not confusing.

Again with the privacy policy page reword the URL to just "Privacy Policy" and lose the long-winded explanation. Just have Privacy Policy as your header on the page.

Trust this helps :)
Remember to keep it simple so readers can see exactly where they are and what they want to read.

Martin
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Hello this is my last day or before last to post as i am not a premium member. I just wanted to say that im confused and lost. I saved my About Me template but when i get back, everything i wrote is gone. What to do now?

I feel like ive wasted my time. Can someone tell me what to do?
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franklinpena Premium
You should be able to find it in Site Content.
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Don't know how but i think i found it. Thanks for the support.
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RicardoRey2 Premium
Well after a couple of tries I'm finally getting somewhere with this web site training. I mess it up first time around for being too curious starting pressing buttons and ended up deleting my first build Second build was a bit difficult only because I was having a hard time getting back into the manager web site finally though got my about content my privacy policy going now on with the training well here goes
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Kyle Premium
You will be able to find your websites within the Websites menu under "SiteManager".

Here is the direct link:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Hope this helps you out! :)
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RicardoRey2 Premium
thank you kyle found it rebuild everything I'm back on track just finishing lesson 10 you can bet I wont be skipping around again one step at a time thank you
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CHRIS242 Premium
Always good to see you active here Kyle! Thanks for everything you do for us
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DoubleC63 Premium
Just getting started and, with my background in teaching Physical Education, sports is a big part of my life (mostly past, though, now I'm well into my 50s!). So I'm thinking of a sports-based niche - particularly replica team shirts and, narrowing it down even further - replica rugby shirts, both club and international team. Should I narrow it down even more and focus on one country or aim for a global reach and aim to include ALL countries and clubs that I possibly can?... that suggests a considerable amount of work putting together a website, however!
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michaelw777 Premium
You know what? You don't have to narrow it down. You can actually have a Niche Title that covers all that. For instance: AllThingsSport.com or SportingGoods.com or AllSport.com or SportsAreHere.com or AllSporting.com You can actually click on what I just suggested; and if a Website doesn't come up; the Niche Title and Title for your Website; you could choose one of those; if you want to? But, as I am saying. You don't really have to narrow it down if you don't want to? That is my Opinion; anyway; if you want? You can ask other Members.
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DoubleC63 Premium
Thanks very much for the input and suggestions
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Lilex Premium
GREAT
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michaelw777 Premium
You're Welcome; and not to act full of myself; but I will say here; I am not bad to pretty good to having ideas for Website names. If anyone wants to ask me in future? That would be okay. But, you are Very Welcome.
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Moskito Premium
I am struggling to implement what I went though in Lesson 8: Creating Custom Menus on Your Website. I can't see or insert the Private Policy page instead I see part of the 1st sub title of the Private Policy and the next line: Who We Are At [YOURSITE.com], we are committed to maintaining. What could have gone wrong?
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Labman Premium
Not sure what you have done but this training can probably help you to get it working.
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Moskito Premium
Wow! I watched the training and it worked. Thanks a lot.
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Labman Premium
You are Welcome
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