Today is going to your first introduction to proper organization on your website. One thing that we always need to remember is that we are building our websites for PEOPLE, and our visitors and how someone would view our content and our navigation is what should dictate how we present our content.

In other words, if your website is difficult to navigate, people simply won't. The may read your content, and then just move onto another website. You can increase your website "page views" and overall website revenue if you understand proper navigiation

Introducing "Custom" Menus in Wordpress.

The default Wordpress menus work in very strange ways and can be quite awkward. Typically when you add a page, it automatically goes to the main menu. A post, will go to the homepage blog roll (not the main menu).

As a website owner, you want FULL control of your navigation as your theme by default won't do a very good job of this. Fortunately, it is quite straightforward to create Custom Menus.

Navigation is going to be a critical element to your user experience moving forward and will impact your rankings (as Google ranks sites with proper navigation better), so this is an important step here.

I have created a"Creating Custom Menus, Navigation, & Widgets" video walking you through the process of creating custom menus. You can check it out below.

 

Task 1: Create a Menu

There are a few simple steps to creating a custom menu. The first thing you need to understand is where to find the Menu management section within your Wordpress admin area.

Under the Appearance, click the Menus sub heading.

This will take you to the custom menu creator.

Under the left tab, you are going to see a Posts section. Posts are not added to your navigation by default, so you are going to need to click the Posts tab and it will show a list of your Posts.

In this case, we have only create the About Me post. Click the check box associated with that, and then click the Add to Menu.

**Note: Most themes by default will add Pages to the top menu, but if you don't see your Privacy Policy within the Menu Structure section, you will need to add that.

Your About Me page has now been added to your menu structure (as shown below).

Once added to your Menu Structure, you can reorganize your menu in any way you like by dragging and dropping them. In this case, I am going to add my About Kyle post above the Privacy Policy, which is going to put it to the "left" of this within the live menu on my website. So in essence, I am ordering my pages here.

Upon completing my menu order, click the "Create Menu" button and you will establish your new menu.

After you have done this, you are going to want to add your newly created menu to your website, to override the Main Menu on your site. You are going to see a new tab created after you have created your new menu called "Manage Locations".


You will want to click this tab, and then under the "Main Menu" item you are going to choose the menu you just created, in this case it is called "Main Menu". After doing that click Save Changes. You are set!

For example purposes, here is what my live website looks like with my newly updated menu.

You can see the order of the menu items and that my "About Kyle" post comes before the "Privacy Policy" post.

And we are done. It is as simple as that and as we continue to build out our website, we are going to be reorganizing our websites regularly, managing this menu and likely creating "sub menus" which we will be getting into later as we have more content on our websites.

Nice work thus far!

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I have a question. Let's say I have already decided my niche & one of my topics/webpage somehow don't have a product related to it on all the famous websites like Amazon, eBay, Flipkart etc ? What should I do in that case?

What if I have many topics to write on & I use an affiliate link related to the other topic(let's say mobile technology) on my website to my current topic(the one which doesn't have any products on the famous websites). Will that be OK?

I mean, in the end, most of us are just going to buy stuff from the well known & trusted websites.

And how many affiliate links on a single webpage is considered to be OK?
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I want to know that can I display different products from different sites on one 1 website.
for ex - from amazon one cc cream and from Walmart one lipstick can we do that. or by doing this we can go banned.

plz, suggest to me whether I go for different products from different sites or should stick to one site forex- like the only selling amazon products.
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feigner Premium
try not to think of your niche as a product - but what the product does - the end result.
so the lipstick - want to present yourself at your best - so more of a makeup - so what about makeupstyles in your 40's
this way you get to do how to's and promote products as solutions.
this way is a lot more subtle that trying to sell a product to anyone.
but it can cover many products on one website
good luck
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Hi everyone! I've a question. Let's assume I have a website & someone buys a product through my affiliate link.
Now let's put aside the commission part.
What I want to know is what kind of information I'll get to know about the customer who is buying through my link?

*First of all, I would like to make this clear, I'm not talking about any personal information.*
The thing I'm talking about is for eg:- Which part of the world they belong to OR from where they are purchasing the product through my link.

The one thing that I know is "Business is all about catering your customers NEEDS & WANTS"

I'll try to explain by giving an example.
Let's assume I have like 10 affiliate links, out of which 7 links are accessed by people from a particular region, let's say, London & they end up buying a product.

So if I know from which region of the world, most of my affiliated products are bought, it would help me in future if I try to choose more specific products for my new affiliate links.

I hope my question makes some sense.

Thanks in advance for your reply & taking time out to read my question.
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What information you get by the affiliate network differs but in most cases you won't get information other than how many clicks were there on your link and how many purchased from those clicks.

You can use tools like clickmagick to know where are the clicks coming from, fake clicks, and many other things.
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Thanks for replying!
I just read few things on ClickMagick & honestly, I liked some of its features (& didn't understood the rest 😅). I didn't see its pricing, but I want to know is it really worth it to use such a tool?
Is there any better or maybe cheap alternative to it? Does Wealthy Affiliate provide such a tool?

Plus what do you mean by fake clicks? Do you mean bots? If yes, then how can we avoid the whole bot stuff? I have seen my websites & YouTube channels comment section which were spammed with full of bots messages.

I have just joined this community today & I'm still a starter member.
Infact you can think of me as a amateur in this whole online business stuff.

I'm going through the training & the comments section as well to know more about the community & all the different terms/tools associated with online business.

I know I'm getting too far ahead but still want to learn & know more about this stuff.

Is there anyone here who has tried this ClickMagick tool(or maybe another alternative) & could share their experience?

Thank you!
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I want to have a premium membership but due to COVID-19 crisis is under debt and lack of money, can I just start with a starter membership and earn some money with starter membership and later which to premium one.

So my question is
Will I be able to make money with starter membership?
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hey hi Vishal & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Super question & all questions are good ones here....

Yes ... it's all possible .... it's just that it will take much more effort on your part for the rate of return and also likely take a lot, lot longer ...

Suggest you get rolling on the step by step training with Kyle over the next few days or so and then decide ... where there's a will, there's always a Way to Success! ....

here's the blue link to the training for you ... All the very best to you .. cheerio ... :)
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Hi - it's possible, but it will be much more difficult. You will only have limited access to the training, and after your first 7 days, you won't be able to communicate with other members or ask questions if you get stuck.

Do be aware, that even with a premium membership you would be unlikely to see any income for at least 3 months, and more realistically it would be 6 months. This is not a get rich quick scheme, you are building a genuine online business for your future.
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@DianeScorpio Thank you so much ma'am for your guidance.
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Thank you ma'am I will continue the training for now and decide after a few lessons.
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Cjn12 Premium
Absolutely! This is not a get rich quick scheme. It's a gradual process, after a solid train, you will definitely make money. Thanks
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AppeaseOrtiz Premium
Should I reconsider my niche if Google ads keywords shows competition is very high? Should I pick a niche based off of low competition keywords rather than my passions? Using Jaxxy would it be better to go with a high traffic, high competition keyword with an OK KQI, and a SEO rank of 73, or rather pick a lower traffic, lower competition keyword that has a great KQI and SEO rank in the 90's?
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ChrystopherJ Premium
I wouldn't base your niche off a keyword or off Google Ads. There will be thousands of keywords you can target for your niche to obtain free organic traffic from search results pages
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