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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wintev00 Premium
Any tips or tricks people use to come up with a name, I am honestly hopeless at coming up with names.

I was going to start an IT business many years ago, never did just could not come up with a name for it, ended up working for a company for most of my working life instead.

Which if you have read my bio, well you know what happened to them hence why I am here trying to keep a roof over my kids heads and food on the table for them.

honestly I am so bad at names if it was not for my wife I'm not sure even my kids would have names yet.
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you are in the right community full of knowledge. Just learn the system and Wealthy Affiliate will help reinforce that skill. your IT background will come in handy as you are advancing in your online business career.
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ChrisM21 Premium
I like to have multiple irons in the fire for diversification. I currently have a Niche and website established that is serving technology. I am now thinking about adding a niche that targets the WA brand support and helping people.

Does two brands make sense or is that too fragmented or spread out. I only have 20hrs per week available and the tech brand can be quite consuming. I would have a tech brand and a helping people brand.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated,
Chris
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi awesomely beautiful , you'd want separate the two. Your own tech niche would be different to your MMO (make money online niche) I would certainly run two separate domains.

However worth it yes indeed. Hope you do really well and wishing you success on your online journey.
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ChrisM21 Premium
Thank you for the response AbieAJ. I will work with a separate domain then.

Chris
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MURAN102 Premium
Learnt a lot in this task. At this stage, I am learning and taking notes and when I'm ready I will embark on the final task of creating a website. And revisit various tasks to refresh if required. Don't know if this is the right way, but I feel comfortable this way as I'm not very good at this.
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miloncashgal Premium
You might want to rethink that. Consider building as you go. It mush easier. But whatever makes you comfortable Muran..
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YvonneBray Premium
Many of us learn in different ways. I believe you do what’s best for you. I wish you success.
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sburdick Premium
I want to target nurses who want to become digital nomads and make money online since I am a digital nomad so I have this experience and also a nurse who quit my bedside job 2 years ago.I am thinking I can promote WA on this site as well as other nursing affiliate programs. Thoughts?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Great going, awesome rappot.

Please follow the Affiliate Bootcamp coursework, it is recommended to read it in its entirely before commencing on your site. You'd want write lots of content 300 - 400 articles to be able scratch the surface, as the make money online niche is a lot harder and more competitive than own niche.
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sburdick Premium
thank you so much for the article I just read it and it cleared up a lot for me! Thank you:)
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MURAN102 Premium
I would like to use ' Next Generation Affiliate- the best way for young people to make money online'. Is this too crazy?? haha! I am thinking of helping young people (eg: uni students) discover affiliate marketing to make side income while they study. I live so close to 2 big universities and the third one on the way so... I can see myself handing out flyers at lunch time. Also, I would like to help some more experienced affiliate marketers, give information about WA. Any thoughts? thanking you all in advance beautiful people for your time taken to assist me. Kind Regards.
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We all are here for learning
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Kyle Premium Plus
That is not too crazy at all, I like it. This is certainly a direction that you can head here. ;)
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