You are making wonderful progress!

You have your niche, your website, you understand keywords, now it is time to get rolling with the actual “building” of the framework, starting with the creation of a few website pages.

It is important to deal with your site structure and your "vision" early on, so this is going to become a common theme until we can get it hashed out and something that we are going to be working on in the days ahead.

Before I get into the tasks, I have created a video walk-through of this lesson that you should watch below.

DISCUSS THIS VIDEO HERE: Creating Your Initial Website Framework - Your First Few Pages

Task 1: Get Some Influence from Other Websites (at least 3)

Today we are going to be coming up with a potential direction for your site...

The core of our site is going to promote products and services within our niche, but in order to do this we need to make it a good experience for our audience. To accomplish this, we are going to want to build our website in a way that is useful for people.

To do this, we want to start with organization and menu structure. Although we are not going to be completing our menu now (it will be built over time), I want you to take a few minutes and come up with some ideas based on your research of other sites within your niche. This does not mean copying, this means taking influence and ideas from other sites that we may or may not use in the future.

We can also come up with some of our very own ideas.

Here are some potential categories that I have come up for my “how to lose belly fat” website that I think would be appropriate for a section on my site.

  • Belly Fat Exercises
  • The Best Diet Foods
  • Things to Stay Away From
  • Best Weight Loss Products
  • My Personal Reviews
  • Motivation Stories

These are 7 sections that I quickly came up with by researching the niche a little bit. You should do the same within your niche. Come up with some themes that are relevant to your niche that your audience will be interested in if they visit your website.

Write down a few ideas for this as we will be coming back later as we build out our websites. I suggest you come up with at least 3 ideas (you can get as many as you like though).

Task 2: Create 3 Draft Pages

Your next task is going to be creating 3 pages in "draft" mode on your website. You will not want to Publish these just yet, so as you Add a New Page and create the title of your 3 pages, you will simply want to Save as a Draft.

The first page you create should be related to the name of your website. For example, the domain name for my website is:

http://howtolosebellyfatfast.siterubix.com/

So I am going to create my first page as:

How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

Create a page that reflects your domain name. It doesn't have to be exactly the same, but it should be similar.

The other TWO pages that you are going to want to create are:

  • About Me
  • Privacy Policy

After you create those two pages, save them as drafts. We are not adding content right now, we're just creating the framework! As with any page or post on your website, these page names and titles can be changed down the road so don't worry about them being perfect.

That is it for this lesson. If you have any questions about any of the content within this lesson, please leave it below. When you are done this initial set-up, you can move onto the next lesson!

Your Tasks: Toggle the check box to mark as complete or incomplete
Watch the "Creating Your Initial Website Framework" Walk-through Video
Come up with at least 3 website category "ideas"
Create your first 3 draft pages (website related, about me, privacy policy)


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Yes definitely a site with huge amounts of information for all. I am new today and hopefully get through the lessons.
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CelineB
It is amazing to see others in the same place as me. I am not alone.........nothing like being the new kid at school......thank goodness.
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EdEastman Premium Top 200
Celine

That is what I like about WA also. The various levels of experience. There is always someone that you can equate with.
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i'm excited for what's ahead.
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MsHanana Premium
Thanks for this walkthrough. Are there any drag & drop themes included with Premium?
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EdEastman Premium Top 200
Hi Hannah

Not sure what you mean. You pick a theme and start to create your content on the page. I personally like to do that in draft mode until I am ready to publish it.

Explain more please.
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Liudas Premium
Non financial goals:
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3. don't give up
4. help others
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Liudas

I applaud your emphasis on helping others. That is exactly what WA is all about.
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CelineB
I am with you on the give up part. It is easy to do sometimes. It is easy to get distracted and get off the path. Maybe by doing the premium we won't give up because then we are financially vested.
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RoyTaylor Premium
One step closer to my first million, lol! That was relatively painless...on to the next step!
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I´m loving this method of completing tasks as we go along the lessons!
Congratulations, WA Staff!
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Emelun
This is interesting, i like reading all your comments, very useful info! :)
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Chukss
This absolutely inspiring and engaging.
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luziaS Premium
I have just gone through this lesson again. I have found out it is very refreshing. Going over the lessons again is making me feel very confident. I still have some doubts about various things. I am going to wait to get to it again and then post the question. I am hoping that going over the lessons again make more knowledgeable. All right, let's go to the next.
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orsveress Premium
I think the free keyword tool is off because if you go to google and put them in quotes there is a lot more competition then that.
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EdEastman Premium Top 200
Ors why are you putting them in Quotes? When people are doing searches they don't put things in quotes.
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Jazmyn94 Premium
On the wa keyword search tool does any of the number represent the clicks per month? Also what does the last two numbers on the wa chart stand for. One of them says article power and the other ppc?
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Jazmyn, the PPC stands for Pay Per Click.

Regards,

EJ
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JCR3 Premium
Yes, the first column, Searches, represents the amount of times that keyword is searched for in a month. Article power is letting you know how well your pages/posts could potentially rank. and PPC power is letting you know how well that keyword could do with Paid-Per-Click (PPC) advertising. they are both on a scale of 1-10
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Should I make a new email address for my website, particularly to put on my privacy policy page?
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Jonathan, I do not know if it's 'particularly to put on' your PP page, but I know it is needed there. So the answer is still yes either way.

Much success to you.

Regards,

EJ
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SalmaM Premium
I Just did, thought it would be good to keep things separate.
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Do I need to add the kirki plugin?Also,do I activate the exclude pages from navigation or delete that plugin?
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googs Premium
On the certification courses, it covers that. I believe you activate them all. The courses will walk you through everything step by step.
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I saw them but when I tried to go back to find out,I was unable to find that part again..Thank you for helping me..I'm new to all of this so I want to make sure I follow everything and do all of it right.
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Joann, I will answer the second part as I have never heard of the Kirki plugin.

The only page you should be excluding is your Private Policy page. Meaning you do not want it to get indexed by Google, as it has duplicate content in it. You have stated 'pages' here. You do not want your 'pages' excluded from being indexed, just the very opposite. If need be go over that lesson again to be sure you are doing the correct thing and comprehend it.

To exclude that ONE page, ( your PP page), scroll to the bottom of the private policy page and click on the 4 boxes that say ROBOT/S.

That will take care of the exclusion for you.

I hope this help.

Regards,

EJ
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