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Begin at The Beginning - A Wordpress Based Guide Dedicated to Newbies!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by edgematch, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. edgematch

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    In this thread, I will share my knowledge with the hungry minds wandering around with lots of questions but not getting a COMPLETE answer. Actually, similar to life, everything is like Lego parts. You have to make them come together. and when you do it in a proper way by adding some uniqueness along with enhancement, your way to success will be an open road without speed limits.

    Let's cut it short and start.

    Prerequisites


    1. At least you should know how to setup wordpress.
    2. Some cpanel info
    3. Some money to buy a domain and hosting. ($10 is more than enough)
    4. A CC or paypal account
    5. A modest behavior (That means never ask for free hosting, blogger type hosting or info domains)
    6. Working hard.
    7. Thinking out of the box.
    8. Just whitehat. No autoblog or something similar.
    9. And other stuff that I cannot put on the list.

    Keyword Search-1

    1. Google Keyword tool is more than enough. Remember this
      • Be an adwords publisher (it allows you to get more exact numbers and much more results)
      • Use exact Match
      • Use Local
      • Target a country rather than the whole world
      • CPC-Go as you like
      • Minimum Search Number - Go as yo like, but keep it above 1-2K.
    2. Rule
      • If there are more than 2 competitors with exact domain match, find another keyword.
    3. Join semrush
      • Open 3-5 free accounts.
      • Examine your keywords and competitors.
    4. Or use Market Samurai (it seems a bit hard now to find a working version but who cares, semrush is more than enough.). Or use MNF-Micro Niche Finder. Use whatever you want but I claim that Google Keyword tool and semrush componet is MORE THAN ENOUGH. And they are all free. I will not populate this thread here with all the tools. Just search this forum if you want to know.
    5. Go through this excellent thread
      Code:
      http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/266300-method-step-step-keyword-research-newbies.html

    Keyword Search - 2

    • Did you learn now how to find keywords?
    • If your question is Yes, you are a total dumb. I did not mention anything above finding keywords. That was just a technique after deciding what your keywords are.
    • So it is a misleading approach by skipping the very necessary part.
    • How can you analyze your keywords if you do not know what they are?
    • But also there is a tendency like finding those appealing keywords with high CPC and search numbers and work on them.
    • We will not behave like this. We will work on facts of real life.
    • OK. Now let's start with keyword search again:

    Keyword Search - The First and Most Important One that I (and most people) Skipped!



    Domain Names

    • After selecting your keywords, now it is time to change it to a more practical one that can be written on a browser address toolbar. Our rules:
      • If you cannot find any exact matching (then it probably means that the competition is high), go for any other keyword. Domains are not running away. There are and will be and were millions of keywords today, tomorrow and yesterday. So do not panic.
      • WARNING-AGAIN: Never buy a domain name without reading this thread and analyzing competition. Otherwise you will end up with a useless pair of words.
        Code:
        http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/266300-method-step-step-keyword-research-newbies.html

    Buying a Domain Name

    • After selecting your keywor(s), you should be ready to buy that domain. Since our budget is limited to $10, join netfirms and be a member. Use these codes to get a domain for $4.95 with privacy. PROMO CODES:

        • CYBER495
        • PROMO495
    • I will not discuss with anybody here. IMHO, netfirms is the far best registrar. So please do not ask for godady or anything else which I stay away.
    • Do not use "-" in domain names.
    • Do not go for ".info" tld.
    • If your keyword is "waterproof digital camera" then go for "waterproofdigitalcamera.com", then ".net" and then ".org" if you are desperate, ".biz" is also OK. Do not look for "water-proof-digital-camera.com". are you crazy?

    Hosting

    • I will present here 4 options. I am sure there are more than that but let's go for it:
      • 1 Year Unlimited Web Hosting €1
        Code:
        http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/247074-1-year-unlimited-web-hosting-1-a.html
      • Stablehost basic package Litespeed/cPanel.
      • Get free 1 year or 3 month hosting
        Code:
        http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/283004-get-free-1-year-3-month-hosting.html
      • $1 For 1 Year Wordpress Hosting, $3 For Single Domain Hosting
        Code:
        http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/279248-1-1-year-wordpress-hosting-3-single-domain-hosting.html
      • Or you can go for my thread if you can afford a bit more.
        Code:
        http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/web-hosting/248928-exploiting-justhost-max.html

    WordPress

    • Install wordpress using fantastico or any other auto install script.

    WordPress Plugins

    • seo search terms tagging 2 (excellent tool. a must have)
    • dagon design sitemap generator (two thumbs up!)
    • privacy policy
    • contact 7
    • all in one seo (will later migrate to platinum seo)
    • yet another related posts (best of the best)
    • related posts slider (want to enhance?)
    • zip poster (priceless tool)
    • wp robot (my master framework. But I am never using it in a conventional way. If you think wprobot does only autoposting, you are using only 1% of it!. Do not forget to change folder name in cpanel to be safe.)
    • frontpage slideshow (you must try it)
    • igit related posts (I hope the name is correct)
    • top 10 (unknown treasure)
    • statpress reloaded (will give up later and use analytics)
    • my users ping for me (very good)
    • socialize (using it in a different way)
    • rss footer (so necessary)
    • why do work adsense (best adsense tool)
    • all in one favicon (my favorite for all sites)
    • w3 total cache (anything better?)
    • add to any (some social activity)
    • fixed social buttons (an appealing way of enhancing your site)
    • xml sitemaps (standard)
    • pc robots.txt (must have)
    • gd star rating (use it, use it)
    • Akismet (you all know it)
    • web n i n j a auto tagging (will replace it with a better one. Any opinion?)
    WordPress Related Stuff

    • Theme: Actually, twentyten is more than enough. Do not go for complex, mind blowing themes that will distract your visitors.
    • Ping List: An up-to-date ping list.
    • Permalinks: Permalink structure as category/postname
    • URL: Site url as http://www.mydomain.org
    • Delete the first post, tags, links etc.
    • These are "must have" pages:
      • About
      • Privacy Policy
      • Contact
      • SiteMap

    And Later...


    • This is the biggest challenge.
    • Write an article and make that post sticky on the frontpage.
    • Post your site to rss directories (a good software for that: k-soft rss submit)
    • Do not post anything else for 2 weeks. Just wait.
    • Never worry about indexing. You will be. Do not take care of it.
    • If you spare 1 amount of time for content, then spare 3-5 for backlinking.
    • If you have got money, buy
      • Scrapebox
      • Sick Submitter
      • Article Marketing Robot
      • Best Submitter
    Sorry for the forgotten words. And thanks goes to orginal contributors.

    EDIT : This is Part 1. Part 2 will include tools and tricks.
     
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  2. still

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    good guide! thanks
     
  3. ahhuat

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    These are the 1st part right?
    What next?
     
  4. gunur

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    interesting guide
     
  5. edgematch

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    Yes part 1. Part 2 will include tools and tricks.
     
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    great guide...I'm waiting for part 2. thanks =)
     
  7. David1000

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    Same here. Patiently awaiting your second guide!
     
  8. edgematch

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    It will be ready in two-three days (I hope)
     
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    Great guide.... we eagerly await part 2 :p
     
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    Very nice guide. Cant wait to read part 2 should be interesting
     
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    Wow,very good guide,thankyou for the discount codes as well.I only use wordpress it's very powerful for ranking.I have used a few of your ideas but not all so I have learnt something new.The advice about just putting something decent on the front page is in the early stages the most powerful thing you can do.
    Anyway fanastic,look forward to part 2.
     
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    interesting...bookmarked. XD
     
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    Permalinks: Permalink structure as category/postname
    I think it should be /%postname%/ only ;)
     
  14. edgematch

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    No I definitely insist on category/postname which I think is better for SEO
     
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    Thanks for the post mate, it was required to feed the newbies some basic info.
    Lets just hope posts like these keep coming up to help everyone out...
    BTW, I get better results with %postname% alone...
     
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    • Length - Shorter URLs appear to perform better in the search results and are more likely to be copied/pasted by other sites, shared and linked-to.
    • Keyword Location - The closer the targeted keyword(s) are to the domain name, the better. Thus, site.com/keyword outperforms site.com/folder/subfolder/keyword and is the most
    Code:
    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/perfecting-keyword-targeting-on-page-optimization


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    While I too support %postname% but there is one thing this observation is missing.
    The category name might further help increase relevancy of the content and increase website ranks and we have no idea which is more powerful, longer more relevant URL or shorter explicit url..
     
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    Very nice guide. I can't wait to see how you use wp robot.
     
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    thanks and i appreciate for this nice guide, rep added and bookmarked this thread