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 85% 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 The SEO Framework plugin.

 

Task 1: Set-up The SEO Framework 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 The SEO Framework within the last lesson, you should see the "SEO" item with your main menu now in your Wordpress back office. If you click on that menu icon, it will open up the plugin settings.


This is where you will be going to set-up your SEO settings for your website.

The main "Layout" section you are going to be updating here is the Homepage 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 Homepage Settings, scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click the "Save Settings" button.

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 The SEO Framework:

  • You DO NOT need to "Upgrade". 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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fenram Premium
"Notice: Your ability to Ask Questions ends in 6 days."

So that means if we not upgrade to Premium we can not ask questions anymore ? That's not how you promoted WA in my opinion. maybe time to look out to another product... the more i am still waiting since 1.5 day for a solution for my problem that i described several times here...
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You could remain a Wealthy Affiliate starter indefinitely and your siterubix subdomain remains valid for six months from day signing up to the platform, giving you time to build content.

However the learning curve would be steeper as communications with the Wealthy Affiliate platform ceases up in 7 days from time signing up, you will not have access to coaching and sound advice.

However occasionally you may get an extension at the discretion of the co-founders Kyle and Carson.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
If you were unable to resolve your meta title and description

You can delete and start again, however I'd save my work in site content.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content

To delete a siterubix subdomain, click details on subdomain in question in site manager, onward next page scroll all the way to the bottom and click delete.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Then you may go to Site Builder

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

Choose a free domain, enter credentials and follow procedure.

I also ran it across and it worked like a charm.
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feigner Premium
i take it your have searched with the spy glass at the top Patrick for a solution...
what is the problem - most members try to help...
but if you are unsatisfied and don't feel we support you enough as members then....
if you describe it once more then maybe we can resolve it...
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fenram Premium
Thank you - i followed your advice.... meaning i deleted and started again with everything. My problem is solved so far, now i've seen what i did wrong in the past.

Sorry for my behaviour...............
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fenram Premium
Thanks -- see the answer i just wrote to TheAbie....

Cheers
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feigner Premium
it can be frustrating - especially as you may be learning a new skill - and on a time limit to ask questions...
but most of the questions asked have already been asked and a search with hte spy glass will help sort out your problem...
i'm glad you have been able to move forward Patrick
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fenram Premium
i will remember that of the Spy Glass !

Thanks
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jghwebbrand Premium
The purpose oft he free 7 day look is to give you a test drive or the WA platform to see if it fits into your business needs and objectives. You have access to Level One of the OEC
On a free account you are able to go through Level 1 of each of the core training courses, you have access to 2 classrooms full of training, and also have access to some member created training. You are able to build on a free siterubix subdomain for up to six months.

WA allows this time and free training so each person is completely sure this program is for them before they upgrade to premium to take their business to the next level with access to more advanced training and more tools/services.

You are free to make your own decision. Not sure what your unanswered problem is.

We wish you well.
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One of the goals questions is, How much time am I willing to invest? I know the time I have after my regular job and side business, but I'm curious... for those who have been at this for awhile, How much time did you invest initially? Especially asking those who had full-time jobs, kids, or other obligations.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
If you are serious about pursuing an online business the initial investments are premium subscription to the platform and a dot com domain name at $15 yearly privacy included.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

As and when you decide to become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus +

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

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Sorry, Abie, I should have been more clear. I meant how much TIME invested.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
No worries.

There's no definitive answer to your question, as there are many elements to the equation; no two people or two niches are the same; it depends on the focused niche you choose, the content you write, the choice of keywords, and how well you understand the process. However, I have known folks to earn their first sale in two weeks, others in three months, and more so in a few more months.

You may read Kyle’s response on below thread
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Thanks for your honest answer. Great article, too! I've really committed to working on my mindset around business and I am committed to my success.

I have an advantage in that I've built up an Etsy store and have some idea of what it takes to earn regular income online, albeit on a different platform. While it took me a few years (actually about 3 months of consistent, dedicated work of about 20 hours per week, once I got some coaching), I loved it because I was passionate about it. Still do!

I can definitely see how choosing a niche I'm passionate about -- in my case, spirituality (broadly, which has a ton of different subcategories and items I could potentially niche) -- can make a huge difference in taking affiliate marketing from unenthusiastic work to dedicated effort on something that I love to do!

Excited for the journey
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Sounds like you have a plan, that's really awesome and glad to hear it, please feel free to reach out when you need help or have questions.

Wishing you success on your online journey and business endeavors.
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Rafaelgng Premium
Personally it's what time can you put in. If your working on a blog ask yourself what days and what time will work for me to complete a blog on a weekly basis. Plan it all out and then commit to it.
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Great answer! I appreciate your perspective. Makes sense.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Each individual situation is different and there is no average. The key is to decide with your schedule what works for you. Only an hour a day will take a long time to accomplish much.

We started with a full time job too, but our circumstances were different from yours...We just knew that unless we put at least 3 hours a day in, we wouldn't get far. But everyone is different. So it is important to decide what is possible for you.
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Hi. I think I've got it wrong but I searched for companies running affiliate programs and found about 20 good ones here in South Africa where I live.
1) When my program is up and running should I link up to their program or just add them to my website?
2) Can I find a niche market by clicking on "Pharmacies" as the health care facilities/hospitals here are not always accessible?
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jghwebbrand Premium
When your site has content posts on it and is getting traffic, then you can think about affiliate links. To get affiliate links,, one must sign up to an aff9liate program. Sign up is free, but they program will want to look at your website so make sure it has content on it. No set number of 15 - 20 is good.)

As for your question regarding pharmacies, do you have medical credentials? To grow a website in such a niche without medical credentials, it will not rank well. .

You niche website will be global so anyone in the world can view it.
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Rena251 Premium Plus
Hallo everyone,

I saw lessen two and loved how it was explained but what I really want to learn as well is how to rank up your website at any search engine like google for example.

Does any one know what should be done ??

Thank you in advance to all who is reading and who would answer.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that is precisely what this platform teaches you!

Essentially, you will be writing helpful, informative articles that focus on keywords that people are searching for.

Each individual article you write has a chance of ranking on page 1 of Google. They are ranked individually, not your website as a whole.
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mariablanch Premium Plus
Hi Rana,

First of all, welcome to the WA community! :)

As Diane mentions in her comment, you will be learning all of this and more with Wealthy Affiliate.

It's all a step by step process and you just need to follow the lessons/tasks without trying to jump ahead too quickly. It's like baking a cake in the oven, you need to buy the ingredients and follow the recipe step by step; you can't jump ahead and want to eat the cake right after you've mixed the ingredients... they need to be blended together and then baked in the oven for the right amount of time before it is ready to eat.

I know that you can do this, Rana. I look forward to your progress.

Wishing you great success with your online business,

Maria :)
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jghwebbrand Premium
This is the exact purpose of the training. It teaches you step by step how to set up your website and add content and get your content indexed and ranked.

Each training lesson builds on the prior one so it is important to do each one in order.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. After you finish each task make sure to check mark the box in front of the task.

It does take time and effort. But it is worth it. We wish you well.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
It is a process, it first starts with choosing a focused niche site, onward building relevant content addressing issues in relation to your niche site, getting ready for affiliate programs.

I would write quality succinct content addressing issues in relation to my niche with a good choice of targeted searchable keywords worthy of your visitors attention, onward sharing onto social media platforms for organic outreach.
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fenram Premium
Hi guys -- i have a problem : Under META TITLE i bring in the 2 words of the name of my website, followed by a dash.
But then i can not type any more text as the text "Just another WordPress site" is showing up in GREY color. So i can not remove that and/or type any other text...

Any advice ? Thx
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Settings > general edit title if you want, tagline (just another WordPress site) and save changes.

That's your WordPress sites back office.
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fenram Premium
Thanks -- i followed your advice, but now when i go back to SEO > Homepage Setting > Meta Title...
i see TWO (2) times the name of my site plus the text that i now was able to add. i dont see any way to remove ONCE the name of my site (2 words)
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Tutorials If you are on mobile, adding one or two characters, then delete you are able to.

If title and tagline (Just another WordPress site), settings > general edit and save changes.

The SEO framework
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apache1 Premium Plus
Hi Patrick
You can follow the links Abie kindly gave you as they are correct i deleted my last comment on this due to my error.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Starters can view all the links I gave. I took a screenshot for my records.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You are able to view all three links I included in my comment.
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fenram Premium
Thanks
But i am still not out of my problem. i try to explain :

Suppose that my site name is "GOOD FELLOW"
=> Then in my Meta Title appears :
"Good Fellow - Good Fellow - and small description"

So after doing what you adviced me via Settings > General :
i removed there ONCE "Good Fellow" AND i saved it !

If i then go back to SEO, it still says :
"Good Fellow - Good Fellow - and small description"
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apache1 Premium Plus
Yes starters and premium members can click the link but to view a premium plus video they would need to upgrade.
So in effect, it has no value to starters or premium members unless they want to upgrade to plus?
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apache1 Premium Plus
Did you clear your cache and refresh your website after you made the changes?
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TheAbie Premium Plus
There's NO premium or premium plus links in my comment top. All three links can be viewed whole by starters.

Starters can view, you do not need to upgrade to view below links, you try them out and you let me know. They do not have to upgrade to view the links I shared, and they have value.
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apache1 Premium Plus
My apologies Abie first thing I saw was Jay's plus crown and immediately was thinking that was a plus video.

So my bad for that thinking about it is hard to imagine you would have gotten it wrong in the first place.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
If you changed it and saved it, and you do not see the change it could be a cache situation.

You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

Having done the above kindly let us know if this has cleared your issue and thank you.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
I have shared those links a thousand times if not more, to starters.
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fenram Premium
UPDATE : i did everything you recommended me to do. Clearing cache + cookies and do reboot, but without any result (i work 99% of the time with Google Chrome).

After that i tried all the same things via Firefox browser, but i got the same result.

So now i dont know anymore what the cause could be....
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Just ran it across and it works like a charm. I suggest you refresh and try again if not figured out yet.

You may also check below resources

The SEO framework

https://theseoframework.com/docs/seo-plugin-setup/
https://theseoframework.com/docs/improve-your-pages/
https://theseoframework.com/docs/
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jghwebbrand Premium
You can remove the "just another...as follows.

To edit and change (Just another WordPress site), go to wordpresss backoffice scroll down left hand side to settings (not SEO) > then general. Edit the meta description (site tagline) and save changes. Refresh the browser CNTL + F5.
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fenram Premium
i have gone through all this info..... my head is spinning like a wheel now since i am not that tech guy.

Unfortunately i have to tell you that all is still the same. With other words.... In the META TITLE space i still can not add nor delete nor change something. There is still the same text like i mentioned above :

"Good Fellow - Good Fellow - and small description"

i am not sure if this is a problem for SEO that you see my site name TWICE (in this example, only as an example, i used the words GOOD FELLOW as my site name).
This entire description has 65 characters (which is too much as far as i understand).

At the other hand, in the space of META DESCRIPTION i dont have any problem to write/change/delete something. i've already put a text there with exactly 160 characters (coincidence... lol).

But i really dont know how to go from here for that problem with my META TITLE space.

Thanks in advance for those who can come with a solution and for those who put in already many effort to help me

Cheers
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fenram Premium
i did all this already and there it shows up CORRECTLY.

But when i then go back to SEO in the index on the left, nothing has changed. i can not add or change or delete anything in that space. The text in there stays GREY. It still mentions :

"Good Fellow - Good Fellow - and small description"
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fenram Premium
i havent seen any answer or possible solution to my problem...

Anyone please ?

Thanks
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