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Hi, I'm Yona. I've been working hard, both in retail and in manufacturing, for too many years. (Not telling my age) Now, I work

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I'd only been working on my website for about two months when things happened that kept my away from WA for about six weeks. Now that I've come back, I see that there are a lot

Or start afresh.

You can create a hub and add an existing website.

Totally your choice here.

Yep totally. But would you want to?

Yay, wonderful. Super congrats.

First, your posts get indexed, and often days later, down the line, start getting noticed, provided targeted keywords are searchable, and new websites can rank efficiently.

However, a website's "authority" typically starts to establish over time, usually at the 3-6 month mark.

They fluctuate up and down the scale till Google decides where to place them.

Not all posts will get ranked; thus, the recommendation is to keep updating blogs with 2 - 3 posts weekly for the foreseeable future.

And just for some clarification.

I hope this helps.

Just create a hub with your domain and then start then ew training afresh. The new changes are worth it

Thank you! I was thinking that it looks like i will do much better with the new training and i hadn't gotten that far

I have an existing website, but I haven't decided what to do with it.

I started afresh with a new domain. I'm loving the new Hubs and classes.

AI is an awesome personal assistant!

That's really fabulous, Paul :)

You are free to connect your hub to your original website and get rolling from there. The core training (Now located within the Hubs platform) has just underwent a refresh and will continue to be updated every 6 weeks or so.

Alternatively you can delete the website entirely and start again but as you have no content I see no benefit in doing this. You can easily delete/edit pages in the back office of WordPress.

Danny

If I delete a website, won't I have to buy a new one? Or can I still use the domain name I have?
Everything has changed so much that I think I might do better to start from the beginning

There is no problem with deleting a website and then building a new one on the same domain name.

Thank you!

You own the domain name separately from the website. A website has to have a domain name but a domain name doesn't have to have a website.

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Is starting over a good idea?

Is starting over a good idea?

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I'd only been working on my website for about two months when things happened that kept my away from WA for about six weeks. Now that I've come back, I see that there are a lot

Or start afresh.

You can create a hub and add an existing website.

Totally your choice here.

Yep totally. But would you want to?

Yay, wonderful. Super congrats.

First, your posts get indexed, and often days later, down the line, start getting noticed, provided targeted keywords are searchable, and new websites can rank efficiently.

However, a website's "authority" typically starts to establish over time, usually at the 3-6 month mark.

They fluctuate up and down the scale till Google decides where to place them.

Not all posts will get ranked; thus, the recommendation is to keep updating blogs with 2 - 3 posts weekly for the foreseeable future.

And just for some clarification.

I hope this helps.

Just create a hub with your domain and then start then ew training afresh. The new changes are worth it

Thank you! I was thinking that it looks like i will do much better with the new training and i hadn't gotten that far

I have an existing website, but I haven't decided what to do with it.

I started afresh with a new domain. I'm loving the new Hubs and classes.

AI is an awesome personal assistant!

That's really fabulous, Paul :)

You are free to connect your hub to your original website and get rolling from there. The core training (Now located within the Hubs platform) has just underwent a refresh and will continue to be updated every 6 weeks or so.

Alternatively you can delete the website entirely and start again but as you have no content I see no benefit in doing this. You can easily delete/edit pages in the back office of WordPress.

Danny

If I delete a website, won't I have to buy a new one? Or can I still use the domain name I have?
Everything has changed so much that I think I might do better to start from the beginning

There is no problem with deleting a website and then building a new one on the same domain name.

Thank you!

You own the domain name separately from the website. A website has to have a domain name but a domain name doesn't have to have a website.

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I can visit my site ok, and I can get into SiteManager ok, but when I try to log into my back office I get a message that says my site can't provide a secure connection. What c

You have very good advice and guidance here…let us know if you have any further questions.

-Mike

:)

In the future, you may also check if the SiteSSL (HTTPS) is ON by clicking details on the domain in question in the site manager

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Thank you, guys; site support is Fast! But my site is acting fine now, they didn't even get to see it. Makes me feel kinda silly, but some people like me. :)

Oh, I am glad :) Thanks for the update.

Yeah, reach out to SiteSupport, they know how to deal with this efficiently and they will help get you sorted.

Head to the "Help => SiteSupport" menu.

Thank you! I'll do that.

I would email site support. click on the envelope icon top right and then click on site support on the left of the screen and describe your problem and send. They will respond relatively quickly to you with a solution

Thank you!

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My website isn't secure I can't log in?

My website isn't secure I can't log in?

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I can visit my site ok, and I can get into SiteManager ok, but when I try to log into my back office I get a message that says my site can't provide a secure connection. What c

You have very good advice and guidance here…let us know if you have any further questions.

-Mike

:)

In the future, you may also check if the SiteSSL (HTTPS) is ON by clicking details on the domain in question in the site manager

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Thank you, guys; site support is Fast! But my site is acting fine now, they didn't even get to see it. Makes me feel kinda silly, but some people like me. :)

Oh, I am glad :) Thanks for the update.

Yeah, reach out to SiteSupport, they know how to deal with this efficiently and they will help get you sorted.

Head to the "Help => SiteSupport" menu.

Thank you! I'll do that.

I would email site support. click on the envelope icon top right and then click on site support on the left of the screen and describe your problem and send. They will respond relatively quickly to you with a solution

Thank you!

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I got a message that my site was indexed, which is very exciting, but when i went to my site the screen says that i should go to WA and build out my site. What does this mean,

Excellent news…a very important first step in your journey!

-Mike

Yep :)

Yay, wonderful. Super congrats.

So you know, it means that Google found your site, and now is an excellent time to start adding content if you have not already.

However, your posts get indexed, and often days later, down the line, start getting noticed, provided targeted keywords are searchable, and new websites can rank efficiently.

But typically, "authority" for a website starts to get established over time, usually at the 3-6 month mark.

They fluctuate up and down the scale till Google decides where to place them.

Not all posts will get ranked; thus, the recommendation is to keep updating blogs 2 - 3 posts weekly, which is for the foreseeable future.

And just for some clarification.

I hope this helps.

I've updated to premium and bought my domain; affiliatefreedomafter50.com. I've added my about me page and my privacy policy and I've created a menu. I'm working through the BootCamp and I'm on level 2, lesson 5. Just getting started with keywords. I've actually worked on more content, but haven't completed or published as I'm trying to stick with the lesson plan.

I went back to my site and it looks fine. Fate trying to get this old lady's heart pumping? Whew! Now, if I can just find graphics and images

You'll get to all the training on visuals and aesthetics a little later on in the training. For now, focus on content and keyword research. Continue progressing through the training step by step!

Ah, so it's not time for graphics and images yet. I can handle that. Thanks!

No prob!

If you've added some pages to your site or any content it should be visible when you type in your domain into search. Google has found you, but you'll need to build out a lot of content before any is every found, like Jeff mentioned. Hopefully you pushed the "publish" button after creating pages/content, so that whatever you added through WA is visible online.

Susan

Is your website built or is it just a subdomain name right now?

Either way indexing means Google acknowledges it, but until you have a lot of content on it, it will never be noticed. Other will have better answers for you!

Jeff

I bought my domain and added the about me page and the privacy policy and made a menu. Doesn't that mean it's built?

It does, but you need to start writing content once you have figured out your niche. Probably about 2-3 posts per week! I have several dormant websites which are indexed, but the one I work on is my book promotion website, and it has 145 posts on it. There is still not traction, but I keep putting the material into it.

Realistically, if you really want traction, then you need to upgrade to Premium at the least because then you will get all of the training that you need to keep building it out, plus an actual Domain name, that is not a Site rubix one.

Then you might really start to gain some traction. The Starter membership is simply a taste of what is available here, my friend!

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Is my website live?

Is my website live?

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I got a message that my site was indexed, which is very exciting, but when i went to my site the screen says that i should go to WA and build out my site. What does this mean,

Excellent news…a very important first step in your journey!

-Mike

Yep :)

Yay, wonderful. Super congrats.

So you know, it means that Google found your site, and now is an excellent time to start adding content if you have not already.

However, your posts get indexed, and often days later, down the line, start getting noticed, provided targeted keywords are searchable, and new websites can rank efficiently.

But typically, "authority" for a website starts to get established over time, usually at the 3-6 month mark.

They fluctuate up and down the scale till Google decides where to place them.

Not all posts will get ranked; thus, the recommendation is to keep updating blogs 2 - 3 posts weekly, which is for the foreseeable future.

And just for some clarification.

I hope this helps.

I've updated to premium and bought my domain; affiliatefreedomafter50.com. I've added my about me page and my privacy policy and I've created a menu. I'm working through the BootCamp and I'm on level 2, lesson 5. Just getting started with keywords. I've actually worked on more content, but haven't completed or published as I'm trying to stick with the lesson plan.

I went back to my site and it looks fine. Fate trying to get this old lady's heart pumping? Whew! Now, if I can just find graphics and images

You'll get to all the training on visuals and aesthetics a little later on in the training. For now, focus on content and keyword research. Continue progressing through the training step by step!

Ah, so it's not time for graphics and images yet. I can handle that. Thanks!

No prob!

If you've added some pages to your site or any content it should be visible when you type in your domain into search. Google has found you, but you'll need to build out a lot of content before any is every found, like Jeff mentioned. Hopefully you pushed the "publish" button after creating pages/content, so that whatever you added through WA is visible online.

Susan

Is your website built or is it just a subdomain name right now?

Either way indexing means Google acknowledges it, but until you have a lot of content on it, it will never be noticed. Other will have better answers for you!

Jeff

I bought my domain and added the about me page and the privacy policy and made a menu. Doesn't that mean it's built?

It does, but you need to start writing content once you have figured out your niche. Probably about 2-3 posts per week! I have several dormant websites which are indexed, but the one I work on is my book promotion website, and it has 145 posts on it. There is still not traction, but I keep putting the material into it.

Realistically, if you really want traction, then you need to upgrade to Premium at the least because then you will get all of the training that you need to keep building it out, plus an actual Domain name, that is not a Site rubix one.

Then you might really start to gain some traction. The Starter membership is simply a taste of what is available here, my friend!

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I think I chose the wrong niche! If it had been a snake it would have bit me. I've got all this research and notes on making money online. I can do parakeets after this one get

Yeah, just set up a new domain and build that out.
I have three main niches.
You will understand more as you gain more experience and confidence. :)

Your niche isn't something you select from a drop down list, it's just what your business is all about. So it's defined simply by the content you post. You can change direction any time you want. The only issue really is that you may lose trust if your domain name no longer relates to your content. So you may need to get a new domain name and build your new direction on it.

Thank you, i think that's what i will do

Good luck with it, Leona. I think it's the right decision. Your domain name is important and it's a minor cost.

Any time that you want to!

Jeff

Yes, you can! Here is a blog that may help you. -Mike

Thank you! It did add to my pattern of thinking. Decisions, decisions. But while I'm making up my mind, I still have a lot of training ahead of me. Thanks again, Mike

of course it is...
it is your business,and can be in any niche or niches you want...
just make sure you go through all the steps in the new niche...
and maybe use a mindmap to map the site out to start with - then you know where you are going...

Great idea. I think I could put together 3 or 4 posts with the material I have, but a mind map will give direction. Thank you for that

just remember you don't have to rush into it..
take a bit of time to dive into what is out there on the net already and see if there is an easy space or missing info that needs to be filled...

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Can I change my niche?

Can I change my niche?

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I think I chose the wrong niche! If it had been a snake it would have bit me. I've got all this research and notes on making money online. I can do parakeets after this one get

Yeah, just set up a new domain and build that out.
I have three main niches.
You will understand more as you gain more experience and confidence. :)

Your niche isn't something you select from a drop down list, it's just what your business is all about. So it's defined simply by the content you post. You can change direction any time you want. The only issue really is that you may lose trust if your domain name no longer relates to your content. So you may need to get a new domain name and build your new direction on it.

Thank you, i think that's what i will do

Good luck with it, Leona. I think it's the right decision. Your domain name is important and it's a minor cost.

Any time that you want to!

Jeff

Yes, you can! Here is a blog that may help you. -Mike

Thank you! It did add to my pattern of thinking. Decisions, decisions. But while I'm making up my mind, I still have a lot of training ahead of me. Thanks again, Mike

of course it is...
it is your business,and can be in any niche or niches you want...
just make sure you go through all the steps in the new niche...
and maybe use a mindmap to map the site out to start with - then you know where you are going...

Great idea. I think I could put together 3 or 4 posts with the material I have, but a mind map will give direction. Thank you for that

just remember you don't have to rush into it..
take a bit of time to dive into what is out there on the net already and see if there is an easy space or missing info that needs to be filled...

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I really need advice on choosing a theme. I have no idea about the differences between them. I chose one that I thought looked good, but it's not working out for me. I need one


You want to ensure they are responsive, extremely light, fast, well-coded, SEO optimized, flexible, adaptable, and customizable.

The majority here uses the GneratePress.

I would test it first before buying in because that can be expensive.

You may try GeneratePress or Premium, where you can extend the theme and have many layout templates.

https://generatepress.com/
https://generatepress.com/premium/

https://generateblocks.com/
https://generateblocks.com/pro/

Kadence WP with Kadence blocks

https://www.kadencewp.com/
https://www.kadencewp.com/kadence-blocks/pro/

Blocksy
https://creativethemes.com/blocksy/


I hope this helps.

Thank you, Yona

Choosing at theme can be overwhelming, thank you for posting this for us.

Jeff

Thank you all! You pointed me right where I needed to go!

Awesomely welcome :)

I use and recommend GeneratePress as well. It’s feature rich and has many great features.

-Mike

I use Astra theme. It seems easier to customise than other lightweight themes.

Thank you, I shall take a look at Astra as well.

And this one is beautiful. Does it have a lot of confusing features? I was really confused with the features on that first one. It kept suggesting that I should do things and I had no idea what it was talking about.
I did install it and I think I might give it a try. Thank You!

i would stick with generatepress if it is your first time - you can always change it in the future...
the others i tend to go for are blocksy , kadence or oceanwp....
only add a logo and keep it relatively plain at the start...
don't have the site compete with your articles....

thank you, thank you, thank you!

I got generatepress, and I also found SEO Help. Both look like exactly what I need, just the basics. Simple, nothing confusing, (I can complicate the letter "A".) But the name SEO Help caught my attention. I got both themes and activated SEO Help. Thank you so much for your advice. I was really stuck.

keep an eye on seo help theme as it appears to be a fairly new one...
make sure it keeps getting updates when wordpress gets updated...

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How do you choose a theme?

How do you choose a theme?

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I really need advice on choosing a theme. I have no idea about the differences between them. I chose one that I thought looked good, but it's not working out for me. I need one


You want to ensure they are responsive, extremely light, fast, well-coded, SEO optimized, flexible, adaptable, and customizable.

The majority here uses the GneratePress.

I would test it first before buying in because that can be expensive.

You may try GeneratePress or Premium, where you can extend the theme and have many layout templates.

https://generatepress.com/
https://generatepress.com/premium/

https://generateblocks.com/
https://generateblocks.com/pro/

Kadence WP with Kadence blocks

https://www.kadencewp.com/
https://www.kadencewp.com/kadence-blocks/pro/

Blocksy
https://creativethemes.com/blocksy/


I hope this helps.

Thank you, Yona

Choosing at theme can be overwhelming, thank you for posting this for us.

Jeff

Thank you all! You pointed me right where I needed to go!

Awesomely welcome :)

I use and recommend GeneratePress as well. It’s feature rich and has many great features.

-Mike

I use Astra theme. It seems easier to customise than other lightweight themes.