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Wordpress tutorial for internet marketers.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by moggwai, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. moggwai

    moggwai Junior Member

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    WordPress installed
    Unique theme installed (not the WordPress default theme)
    In WP Settings —> General make these changes: Site Title = Main KW, Site Description = Description including main KW. Email should be youremail@email.com. Timezone = YourTimezone.
    In Posts —> Categories, change the default “Uncategorized” category to the main KW phrase. Then do a Wonder Wheel search and find the other categories to add.
    In WP Settings —> Permalinks change it to Custom Structure, use /%category%/%postname%/
    In WP Settings —> Discussion change it so an admin must always approve a comment and that it will never email me. Do not allow pingbacks & trackbacks.
    Remove all default Blogroll links from Dashboard
    Google Analytics installed & configured w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/
    Mobile version enabled & configured w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/
    Multiple languages enabled & configured w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/global-translator/
    Akismet installed & activated (key is XXXXXX)
    All In One SEO Pack installed & configured w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/
    Caching installed / enabled w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/
    Captcha for comments enabled w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/si-captcha-for-wordpress/
    Related posts displaying at the bottom of individual post pages w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/
    Facebook “Like” button installed
    Archives page built ( linked to in sidebar w/ Sitemap ) using http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/clean-archives-reloaded/
    Post Plugin Library installed @ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-plugin-library/ (Does nothing by itself, it’s used for Popular Posts & Random Posts plugins)
    Popular Posts plugin installed w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/popular-posts-plugin/ . Use sidebar widget to show 5-10 popular posts.
    Random Posts plugin installed w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/random-posts-plugin/ – use same settings as Popular Posts Plugin. Install sidebar widget to show 5-10 Random Posts.
    Psychic Search plugin installed & activated from: http://www.maxblogpress.com/plugins/ps/
    Install SEO Booster Lite: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-booster-lite/ – add SEO Bootster widget to the sidebar, title it something like, “Recently Searched”
    Install & activate SEO friendly images @ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-image/ – in it’s setting, check both “Override” boxes to override WP defaults
    Install & activate SEO Smart Links @ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-automatic-links/
    Install & activate To Title Case: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/to-title-case/
    User sitemap built w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sitemap-generator/ . Link to the sitemap at the bottom of the sidebar.
    Google XML Sitemap installed, configured, built w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/
    URL & XML Sitemap added to my Google Webmaster Tools account
    Adsense displaying w/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-adsense-and-ypn/ (Adsense ID xxxxxxxxxx). Set to show 2 ads per page, 1 ad per individual post, use default colors, random positioning, 15px spacing. Sizes: 200×200 250×250 300×250 336×280
    Add 160 x 600 px sidebar Adsense ad at the top of the sidebar, above everything else in default colors
     
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  2. 555tgb

    555tgb Newbie

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    Nice config guide for anyone using WP
     
  3. jonnyd330

    jonnyd330 Registered Member

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    Do you think All In One SEO Pack is better than Platinum SEO? I personally use All In One but I see a lot of folks who use Platinum SEO.
     
  4. Woerd

    Woerd Regular Member

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    Very nice, thanks. I can't make money fro a free worpress blog, can I?
     
  5. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    You can, Adsense is in the above list and will generate revenue. There are many ways to make money from a Free Wordpress blog - just do a bit more lurking and you'll learn a whole bunch. Wordpress is as good as any other platform, it simply allows for very functional sites to be slapped together in a very short amount of time.
     
  6. ronywilliam

    ronywilliam Senior Member

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    that is a very nice post for anyone using wordpress...
    nice post..
     
  7. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks. But I did not understand the part "Then do a Wonder Wheel search..."? What does it mean and where shoud I do it? And is it ok to use only one category for a micro niche site and let google see that one category or should i chech to "no index" it? And what about tag-archives if a have plenty of them? Thanks again.
     
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  8. kaizer

    kaizer Junior Member

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    When you search at google any keyword,just look at th left side under the all results you will see wonder wheel.
     
  9. sandiegodude

    sandiegodude Registered Member

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    Looks like I'm not sleeping again tonight!!!!
    THANKS!!:)
     
  10. cecle

    cecle Regular Member

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    Great post thanks alot!
     
  11. hanggolf

    hanggolf Registered Member

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    This is good stuff, though not original. It's a Michelle MacPhearson article - you can find it with a quick google search. The best nugget that I pulled from that article was from a site visitor who commented on using Plugin Central to automate your WP plugin installation. I had not previously used it, but it is badass. I thought it couldn't get any easier to do fresh installs of WP with all the plugins... I was wrong.
     
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  12. mindmaster

    mindmaster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I can't get a good key for akysmet. Were can I get one. I tried google but no good key. Resolved from their site. :rolleyes:

    Great guide OP.
     
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    haridada Senior Member

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    You got it perfectly nailed. Its from Michelle Macpherson. :D
     
  14. Profector

    Profector Newbie

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    For ones that are not familiar with plugin central:

    Features:


    • Install plugins directly by typing the Name of plugin or URL to the plugin zip file!
    • Multiple-plugin install feature allows you to move your plugins from one blog to another
    • Displays status of out-dated plugins on the Dashboard
    • Option to update all out-dated plugins with a single click!
     
  15. rianova

    rianova Registered Member

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    thanks for sharing nice tips for wordpress blog, here i just want to add M**BlogPress Subscribers Magnet to build your subscribers list. Just find in this forum for this plug in.
     
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    kdjames Newbie

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    Thanks for this post it has a lot of information that I was looking for.
     
  17. filetti1895

    filetti1895 Newbie

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    Great info. This will definitely speed up my blog farming! :D
     
  18. azdraik

    azdraik Newbie

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    Great information for people just getting started and people who have been doing this for some time.
     
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    wow nice list.
     
  20. Rafim

    Rafim Newbie

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    For the category - no index question, personally I would no-index parts I don't want Google to see (quite obvious hehehe), like "contact me" page for example. As for the tags, if you want people to find it from search engine, then "open" it.