Niche Website Launch Checklist (WordPress)

new website launch checklist

I have a problem. I create new niche websites way too often. Most of them go nowhere, but it helps me with the feeling that I’m missing out on a niche industry that has potential. My reasoning for creating new websites all the time is simple. New niche websites take 6-12 months to start ranking for … Read more

How to Write SEO Content That Ranks

how to write seo content that ranks

When you’ve got the motivational juices flowing, its easy to publish lot of content. It’s even better if you manage to put together a long-form blog post every day, but if you’re not optimizing that content for SEO, it isn’t adding any value to your blog or website (at least from a ranking perspective). In … Read more

Lost Traffic and Ranking From a Content Injection Hack

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When I started using WordPress, I was warned about hacks, backdoors, and vulnerabilities. Supposedly it isn’t a big issue if you exercise some common sense. My experience with the platform was weak and I didn’t know what “common sense” for WordPress security was. Over the years, I’ve had multiple WordPress websites hacked, and each time … Read more

Website Setup: Domain Name Basics

domain name basics

A lot of new website owners struggle with picking the right domain name for their website. The actual name you go with has very little impact on the success of your site. So long as our domain name is somewhat relevant to what your website is about, you will be fine. Having a branded domain … Read more

Website Setup: Hosting Basics

web hosting basics

You can’t have a website without some sort of hosting service. A website host is a company that provides you with bandwidth on their servers. They will “host” your files on their server and assign your web address with an IP Address that people from around the world will be able to connect to. There … Read more

Get Your Web Pages Indexed

google index

Getting your web pages indexed is the lifeblood of getting your pages ranking on Google search. Google will have to scan your page, then decide if it is worthy of being shown in their search results. They have a pretty good system for keeping spam off the internet, and if you play by the rules, … Read more

Mandatory: Use Google Search Console

google search console

There is no question about whether or not you should be using Google Search Console. If you’re going to be doing any SEO work, this tool is paramount to your success. Why is it so important? With Google Search Console, you are basically hand-delivering your website to Google and telling them “My website exists!”. Without … Read more

Use This FREE Keyword Research Technique

keyword golden ratio worksheet

The Keyword Golden Ratio is a fairly common keyword research technique. It follows a simple formula and an action that can be easily replicated. When combined with a spreadsheet and a few crafty formulas, you can easily import hundreds or even thousands of keywords to start checking for low competition keywords. This method is heavily dependent … Read more

Ahrefs New Tool Helps With Internal Linking

internal linking by ahrefs

Ahrefs has been making waves in 2020 as they roll out several new tools in quick succession. They have recently made a big splash with their Ahrefs Webmaster Tools (AWT) while also removing the price of a subscription to access some of their essential data. Their newest addition is something that has me excited. The … Read more