Google, heard of it?

If you are like me, you rely on Google for pretty much everything, from research, to product reviews, to solutions to problems. Google has billions of users, actively using their search engine every day to find stuff.

Introducing Search Engine Optimization...

Our goal with our website, in particular in the first 6-12 months with it is to get lots of rankings in Google (and other search engines) and to do so for FREE.

This is accomplished through what is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which is something that you are going to become very knowledgeable with in a short period of time. You are going to learn how you can show up in Google, get traffic, and generate a lot of revenue as a result.

I have created a video walking you through the fundamentals of a successful SEO ready website and I also show you how to set-up your The SEO Framework plugin, which is going to be the framework for getting your website prepared for SEO.

 

SEO is NOT Rocket Science.

People tend to overthink SEO and think there is MORE to it than there actually is. Part of the problem is that there is so much misinformation online about SEO.

I can tell you, first hand, it is not rocket science. You don't need backlinks, you don't need to know some random secret, you don't need PBN's (if you don't know what that is, don't worry) and you don't need to be an expert author.

There are a few basic components to SEO that are going to be our focus as we move you through the training. I am going to give you a quick overview of these, not to add to complexity or overwhelm you, but rather add simplicity.

  • Initial Website SEO Set-Up (which we will be covering today)
  • Keyword Selection
  • Content Length
  • Content Structure
  • Engagement
  • Social Elements
  • Time (Authority)

Frankly, wipe clean your SEO knowledge. You are going to be learning how to rank not just now, but for years to come as you move through the Bootcamp training. It is in my best interest to see you succeed with your SEO and I want you to see results!

The Incredible, Long Term Opportunity With SEO.

SEO is a long term traffic opportunity that is not going anywhere. As more people come online and more people spend time online, they are searching for things at a higher rate than ever.

The average person performs over 130 searches per month in Google, and Google is currently getting over 5.2 BILLION searches per day. And that is just Google.

That is traffic that YOU can leverage. With 4 BILLION people active online, it is going to be your job to intercept people through "search terms" (keywords) that they enter in Google, build trust through helping them, then make a recommendation of products and services.

In the case of your Affiliate Bootcamp website, Wealthy Affiliate will be one of the websites that you can recommend and earn a great deal of income with.

People simply are not going to stop searching, in fact, as people become more and more connect with MORE devices, the number of daily searches only goes up. This creates an incredible and very much growing opportunity for you as an affiliate marketer.

Task 1: Set Up Your Website Up For SEO

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 SEO Framework plugin within the last lesson, you should see the "SEO" item (see below) with your main menu now in your Wordpress back office. If you click on that menu item, it will open up the settings area where you manage your SEO settings.



The main section you are going to be updating here is the Homepage Settings section. If you scroll down you will find this. 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 pay for the "Upgrade". Some plugins have "upgrades", but in this case the free version The SEO Framework is more than adequate for your needs.
  • You won't see these changes to the actual side of your website. 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.

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I am a bit indecisive on my niche, I run a couple of affiliates from Cryptocurrency to medical supplies and children's educational toys. I am also busy with an online adult shop which hasn't really got off the ground yet, but because my girlfriend is an exotic dancer, I have plenty of contacts in the adult market. Would that be a good niche to start with as I know its not easy to market and I'm honestly not sure how to go about it. I am affiliated to Matilda's and Lovesense at the moment.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - first of all, you are currently in the Boot Camp training. This is for people who want their website to be based on the make money online niche and promoting WA. For all other niches, click the link below.

As regards an adult website, there are some restrictions here. There must be no nudity or pornographic material. Sex toys etc are ok as long as the images are not explicit.
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Warren-W Premium
Hi Diane, just a stupid question LOL.

How do you know who is in the BootCamp and who is in the OEC?

Is this a feature only available to Ambassadors?

Just curious haha
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - scroll to the top of the lesson - Boot Camp in big letters is kind of a giveaway lol.
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Warren-W Premium
Yeah, that makes sense. Well done detective Diane. I haven't thought about that haha. Thanks
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Hi There,
Yes I am aware of that, I am definitely going the WA route first as I think it is a strong start in AM. But I want to do this for the future and I needed some advice on it.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - so, you have chosen to remain in the Boot Camp training and will be using make money online as your niche. This is very competitive, and you may potentially have to write hundreds of articles on the subject before you see any great success.

Unless you are genuinely interested in it, you may struggle to keep coming up with different topics to write about 2 or 3 times per week for years to come.
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Hi Diane,
Ok so do you suggest I rather do my own niche? I can do that too as I have a couple of affiliates I am with, just need to learn how to make them work for me. Bootcamp was just one of the ways, I can continue with my own if you think its better to do. How then do I get out of bootcamp?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - well, it's entirely your choice, of course. I just wanted you to be aware that it takes a huge amount of effort to be successful in the Boot Camp. In fact, you may be interested to know that the most successful female member here (littlemama) didn't really start making a lot of money until she had written over 400 posts!

Here is the link to the other training course.
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Thank you so much for the advice, I am a paramedic, so this is like a side income that I'm doing, so its possibly going to be better to have a look at one of my own niches. any advice on a cryotcurrency platform niche?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if crypto is a subject you have knowledge and experience of, and would enjoy writing about, then yes, it would be a popular niche.
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ChrisJayyy Premium
I would like to see these accomplishments written and included in the Online Entrepreneur Certification Lessons so that newcomers can see timeframes and get inspired to keep on with the lessons...dont like them (the timeframes given) only appearing in Affiliate bootcamp because when your just starting out a lot of new people might get turned off by the depth of the lessons here and the hard work involved to fully understand it....so they need to be also included in Online Certification Lessons.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Everybody earns money at a different rate, so it really depends on the person. I have actually created a discussion on this that will put things into perspective for you here: Have a read of that, I know it will give you a lot of insight into this exact topic. ;)

The first month is typically your foundation building stage. In order to build a website that earns you consistent revenue, you need this foundation. After this, you are going to start seeing traffic and as you build this out, there are many different ways in which you can generate revenue.

Personally it took me into my 3rd month of busting my butt to make my first dollar online, by month 6 though I was making consistent income and by the year mark, I was almost full time.

But guess what would have happened if I quit during those first two "trying" months. I would not be where I am at today. Just wanted to put things into perspective for you.

I am in this journey with you, so is the community here at WA. If you want to jump in, work hard, take action, and persist. Amazing things can and will happen!
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APires Premium
I know it's mention the SEO setup is not rock science. But the training video is way different then the general settings in the All in One SEO tab. You have to go through a setup Wizard; which I know I did incorrect. If anyone can provide help can you let me know?

Thanks in advance
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Kyle Premium Plus
Here is the updated training that will walk you through this set-up.
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BlakSigne Premium
A picture is just a figment of ones imagination! There are endless possibilities as long as you follow just three simple rules.
1. You make just one person believe your vision, there are endless possibilities!
2. Remember success is not measured by work ethic or dollar amount! You can't put a price on motivation, dedication, & education.
3. Never accept Failure
Always Strive for Success!

📉Progress is a Process📈
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AnthonyJV Premium Plus
I really like what you had to say in this comment. I agree whole heartedly and look forward to working alongside you in the future to come.
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APires Premium
Well said
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Lordsman Premium
Trying to set up my SEO I get a Wordpress Setup Wizard and cannot get the settings page on the video. It is way more complicated than the video and I am afraid to do anything on it. Please help I really don't know what to do. How do I get past Setup Wizard and back to settings page in the video?
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nabboo Premium
The interface has changed. Try this link..
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Lordsman Premium
Thanks Naboo. I'm on it.
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