This is the part where we literally start building your website, so youʼll be doing a lot, but fear not, I explain it step-by-step. Let’s carry on learning and building! Learning Goals At the end of this module you should be able to: Choose and register a domain name Connect your domain name to your… Continue reading Choosing a domain name for blog
What is content planning?
Imagine two different people have identical blogs. They both target the same keywords and they both decide to write an article optimized for it. They both build identical links. But one of them ranks for more sets of keywords, pulls in more long-tail traffic, and gets 5x more traffic than the other. How is this… Continue reading What is content planning?
Niche website ideas
Growing a site to $100-$500/month, even $1000-$2000/month is pretty basic stuff. Thereʼs a major difference between those sites and those that cross 5figures per month. Everyone says when you find something that works… all you need to do is scale it up. But with the way people build their niche sites these days, itʼs impossible… Continue reading Niche website ideas
Long tail keyword target
One thing that I noticed that with previous students in the class was that they were including too many short-tail keywords. What do I mean by short tail? Short tail keywords target short terms (also known as head terms). These are things like “fitness” or “grizzly bears” or in the case of our examples, “bowling”… Continue reading Long tail keyword target
Keyword research tools
So many research tools oh my! A word of caution. Each SEO tool will show you different results, sometimes just a little different, other times dramatically different. Each tool has its way of calculating each metric and some companies have even come up with their proprietary metrics, like Ahrefsʼ Domain Ranking which shows the strength… Continue reading Keyword research tools
The Benefit of going high search volume keyword Targeted
NOTE: This post has more to do about audience building than SEO. However, the same principles apply either way, and itʼs important for you to understand this during your niche selection process. If youʼre currently doing niche research, trying to decide which niche you want your site to target, hereʼs something you might want to… Continue reading The Benefit of going high search volume keyword Targeted
Niche keyword research
Everything starts with niche selection: What will your site be about? Too many people make the mistake of looking for the “perfect niche” and end up spending way too much time on this part. As a result, they can never get their blog up and running. Whatever niche you may choose, you have to realize that you can make money… Continue reading Niche keyword research
Step-By-Step Walk Through of Competition Analysis Process
You canʼt beat your competitors if you donʼt know their strengths and weaknesses. Which is precisely why competitor analysis is critical to your success. Trust me, itʼs not as difficult or complicated as some marketers make it look like. Our goal here is to create a high-authority site that generates consistent income for years. Iʼm… Continue reading Step-By-Step Walk Through of Competition Analysis Process