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Total WordPress newb. Starting new SEO company. Need WordPress advice!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by f30d0r, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. f30d0r

    f30d0r Newbie

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    Hello,

    I am ready to start my own SEO business. I have the legal documents, domain name, business plan etc all good to go. :)

    My only problem is WordPress. I've never used it. My decision for using wp now over an old-fashioned hand coded html site is because of the ease of management and the ability to easily add dynamic content.

    So, questions:

    1) Can I have a full, professional looking SEO website with wordpress? I need to have a few pages: About, Blog page with blog posts/info, Contact, and Quotes page where people fill out a form with their information, tick a few boxes to specify what service they need etc. This will then email me with all that info.

    2) Can I have sitemaps/robotstxt with wordpress?

    3) Can I easily edit my meta tags and titles individually for each webpage?

    4) What are all of the MUST-HAVE plugins, and are they free?

    5) Where can I get the best hosting site for wordpress with good pricing and preferably cpanel or something similarly easy to set up?

    6) Should I skip hosting and just create a blog.wordpress subdomain, then have my domain redirect to that? Or should I get the downloadable wordpress and host it with a website like goddady?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. thachcaodotcom

    thachcaodotcom Junior Member

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    Not offensive, just curious, how can you handle you SEO services when you still ask questions like those?
     
  3. f30d0r

    f30d0r Newbie

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    Errm, I've never used wordpress before...?

    I've built my own ecommerce sites from scratch with mysql, php and have designed my own css templates, integrated shopping carts in all. I currently manage two linux boxes running IRC networks, perl bots and a website.

    I'm asking very wordpress-related questions, as I'm completely unfamiliar with it. If I want, I could make my own website from scratch. However, for dynamic content wordpress is just easier to manage in the long run.
     
  4. adbot

    adbot Power Member

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    Man if you cant answer those questions you need to pick a new career path. How can you help a client when you don't even have a clue about what is common knowledge to most newbs. Sheesh.
     
  5. thachcaodotcom

    thachcaodotcom Junior Member

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    Ok, I got you,,,,,Misunderstood,,,, You'd to build SEO Company Website with WP...
     
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  6. 0zzy

    0zzy Regular Member

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    Okay here we go,

    1) Can I have a full, professional looking SEO website with wordpress? I need to have a few pages: About, Blog page with blog posts/info, Contact, and Quotes page where people fill out a form with their information, tick a few boxes to specify what service they need etc. This will then email me with all that info.

    Yes you can


    2) Can I have sitemaps/robotstxt with wordpress?

    Sure (there are plugins for that, Google XML Sitemap for example)

    3) Can I easily edit my meta tags and titles individually for each webpage?

    Sure, you can either use Platinum SEO or All in One SEO Pack (free of charge)

    4) What are all of the MUST-HAVE plugins, and are they free?

    Depends on the niche however in your case I would recommend ALL IN ONE SEO PACK, Google XML Sitemap, Contact 7 (I'f im now mistaken) I would even recommend Date Exclusion plugin to exclude the date from your posts / pages as its annoying looking that on the serp's

    5) Where can I get the best hosting site for wordpress with good pricing and preferably cpanel or something similarly easy to set up?

    Hostgator

    6) Should I skip hosting and just create a blog.wordpress subdomain, then have my domain redirect to that? Or should I get the downloadable wordpress and host it with a website like goddady?

    You have far more control when using your own wordpress site (plugins, modifcations and so on)
     
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  7. f30d0r

    f30d0r Newbie

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    It seems you have no wide range of technical knowledge and are just stuck on a single one way path.

    There are many ways to create a website without wordpress. Wordpress is for noobs. However, I've never used any of these GUI interfaces like cpanel so I'm asking general questions to see if they will impose any limits on me. Noob friendly things usually are very limited. I'm only thinking of using wordpress because of the ability to create dynamic content easily.

    Could you have at least read the second post I made?
     
  8. f30d0r

    f30d0r Newbie

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    Ok, thank you!

    That's all. I'm just busy doing other things and don't really want to research this.

    Thanks again. Don't just underestimate people next time.
     
  9. friarfox

    friarfox Newbie

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    Hi!;
    In some regards I am brand new here as well.No question is dumb to me so I will try and help you with this.Wordpress is a super platform I have been using for years.It's a very helpful community with lots of room for plugins and themes.I would suggest browsing the dashboard for the former and playing with the design.I make the truck payment with adsense from 4 of my sites so it's a worthwhile endeavor .Good luck
     
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    Oh my..... You gonna get raped in here !
     
  11. f30d0r

    f30d0r Newbie

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    I have it installed already with the theme I desire.

    Now to install some plugins and optimize the pages. It is ridiculously simple, but does not lack or restrict you in any features as I feared. I'm all set. :)
     
  12. dichotomy

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    basically the answer is yes to all your questions. wordpress is pretty easy to smash into it and figure it out if you have some know-how, just fire it up an start learning
     
  13. GlobalP

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    Alright, great free info here! Thanks and rep are appreciated.

    Plugins you can get ALL FOR FREE and use!


    Platinum-seo-pack
    wordpress*org/extend/plugins/platinum-seo-pack/

    Google Sitemap Generator
    wordpress*org/extend/plugins/simple-google-sitemap-xml/

    Dragon Site Map Generator
    wordpress*org/extend/plugins/sitemap-generator/

    All In One Webmaster
    wordpress*org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-webmaster/

    Stat Press
    wordpress.org/extend/plugins/statpress/

    Post types order
    wordpress*org/extend/plugins/post-types-order/

    dont have the sites for these last 2 just search them in the plugins tab
    Google Analyticator
    Google Analytics Dashboard

    Clean Contact - contact form
    wordpress*org/extend/plugins/clean-contact/
     
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  14. IamNRE

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    Some good tips there guys, by the way while you guys are in a helping mood; maybe you can give me some advice?

    Sorry OP for thread jacking!....


    Any ways,

    So I have this cooker and microwave and I want to start a 3 star restaurant;

    I know how to cook basic stuff, but tell me.

    What are some really good food ?

    What should be on my menu?

    What are the must have food cooking tools and plugins?

    Can I hire someone to do deliveries for me if im too busy?



    Before you troll me, I have been cooking rice and noodles for 2 years.

    So im very hardcore.


    Any advice would be great!


    Jamie Oliver eat your heart out biaaatch!


    Trollin' someone has to do it!
     
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  16. RobinD

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    Wordpress is the best tool to create professional looking websites. If you search you will find thousands of free website templates to use and effective plugins ranging from security to SEO, which could increase the security of your blog and help you to boost your search engine rankings.
     
  17. dotcomdesigns

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    Thanks given for making me laugh. The best answer so far...
     
  18. TechnoBridge

    TechnoBridge Registered Member

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    i don't know why there are some good guy help OP, since IMHO this QUESTION is really simple and just need to search on google a little ... poor my thread, i really try hard to search on google and can't find any answer, still i am trying to code a little (even i dunno know php language, just try my luck) unfortunately it can't solve the problem

    well lucky you OP, should give thanks to the person who answering your question because there are a lot of thread not answered, including my thread ... well i think i feel jealous :eek:

    if someone know the answer for my question, please help me :(

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...eed-using-fivefilters-script.html#post2894974