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Starting A New Blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by TokenTim420, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. TokenTim420

    TokenTim420 Newbie

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    Hey guys, just looking for some advice !

    I am looking to start a wordpress based website. The goals of the website are to show products, give some product review, and ultimately convert viewers into buyers.

    Although I cannot go deeper into my niche for obvious reasons , I will say that I will be using Amazon for a lot of my products, as well as some other affiliates as I establish connections with them.

    I am just looking for some general advice on themes and plugins.

    I was looking at the convergence theme as I think it is slick and professional and easy on the eyes , but am up for other suggestions in this category .

    As for as plugins, I am looking for SEO plugins and Amazon product plugins that keep things neat and uncluttered. I am also looking to get my blog socially involved with Pinterest, twitter, and hopefully Facebook. Also, is there a Wordpress Plugin that allows you to redirect images to Amazon with your ref link?

    I know I am being really vague and yes I have done my research on these things too, just looking for second opinions and alternate ideas I hadn't thought of!

    If you feel you can help and are willing then please do, if not thanks for reading anyway :) .

    Your friend,

    Tim
     
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  2. freehealthylife.com

    freehealthylife.com Power Member

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    Good luck man. Make sure your on-page SEO is in tiptop shape before moving to off-site SEO. Don't jump the gun and build links immediately.
     
  4. adixehal

    adixehal Newbie

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    I post by contents on blog already. I search a new web blog.
     
  5. hmeister

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    Do you still need Google XML sitemaps if you have installed SEO by Yoast?
     
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    All the best man! You should also add a coupon section on your website, its a hit!
     
  8. MillionsMercury

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    I like using NextScripts to spread my blog posts to my social media accounts. It offers a bit of customization too. It might be worth checking out for you. Other than that, I will also just second getting SEO by Yoast.
     
  9. TokenTim420

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    Sort of looking for a free theme at the moment.
     
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    First impressions last and a great idea for a website deserves a great looking theme.
     
  11. gordop

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    You shouldn't need Yoast and Google XML sitemap at the same time. Yoast already contains a sitemap which will work great. Plus having another XML sitemap plugin could conflict, i.e. it will show pages you might have no indexed in Yoast.
     
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    Good luck for your fresh startup!!
    Creating website and then making money through it must be one of the best option.
     
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    Good luck brother
     
  14. yash006

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    hey bro,

    you can also add some price comparison module for wordpress there are few like comparepress and others which can show the pricing from other affiliate stores also and this can help ur visitors with better options for using your portal next time,,,

    have a good day
     
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    you should undergo SEO, make a simple theme for you to focus in the content, don't rush things, it will take over. read more articles.
     
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    For SEO you can use these two plugins.
    WordPress SEO by Yoast
    RB Internal Links
    Widget Logic
    For Amazon
    Amazon Link
    Amazon Simple Admin
     
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    Best luck bro. Good seo give great resultat
     
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    Platinum SEO Plugin" is at the moment the most used If you like it more complicated try "HeadSpace2 SEO" with help of this plugin you are able to customize more but it needs also more time.
     
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    You need a light theme.

    You can buy in the market theme.

    If the plugin wordpress, many free plugins that can be found.

    Start a wordpress website is very easy