Surely you must have been wondering how the super affiliate marketers get their blogs indexed and ranking so fast. Basically, it’s an entire worksheet of tiny steps and application adjustments. Actually a lot more than I could cover in a single post, without turning it into a few hundred pages eBook.
For this reason, I have decided to focus most future posts to cover this sequence. For the purpose of this post, we’re going to add an S.E.O plugin to your blog. This will help a lot with your exposure, and making your site a lot more SEO friendly. Now, in my opinion you should add the “All In One S.E.O” plugin, but you may also heard of or decide to use “Yoast S.E.O” as an alternative. The choice is entirely up to you.
What is an S.E.O Plugin? – When you install and activate an S.E.O plugin, you basically create order on your blog. This makes it more attractive when your site is crawled by search engine spiders. The search engines will know exactly what your site is about. This makes it easier to categorize according to the keywords you wish to rank for, and increase your traffic considerably.
How to Install All In One S.E.O – Click on the “Plugins” tab in your WordPress c-Panel, scroll your courser down and click on “Add New”. To the top right you will see a “Search Plugins” window. Type in “All In One S.E.O” and press enter on your keyboard, because clicking your mouse will not start the search. Another window will open and you will see a plugin with a Blue Shield named “All In One S.E.O Pack”, click on Install. And on the next window, just click on “Activate Plugin” and you’re done.
When installed correctly, you should see a tab marked All In One S.E.O with a little shield next to it. Click on that so we can quickly set your title and description based on your niche. Scroll down to “Home Page Settings” and enter your Home Title. Try to have at least one of the keywords in your domain name, also in this title. Your Home Description is where you target keywords and anchor text and must Not contain any special characters, it is Not S.E.O friendly. Special characters like – %&*$#@?!_) should be avoided in both site title, and post titles. Scroll down to the bottom and make sure that “Disabled” is selected under “Keyword Settings”. Next you just click on “Update Options” and your site home page is S.E.O ready.
You will also notice the same steps required in every separate blog post, and this is what’s going to put your blog traffic on steroids. Target the relevant keywords in every single blog post, because each one will now be like a tiny “Mini Site” and independent URL pointing to the Primary Blog Domain.
And this is exactly how your Blog will get you 1000 times more exposure, because that’s the maximum posts per blog allowed in the search engines.
There Are Two Basic Ways of Cloaking Affiliate Links. You can Cloak your links with Plugins, or you may decide to use a URL Shortening Tool. Both of which you have access to in conclusion to this Topic.
Link Cloaking is a tactic used by all professional affiliate marketers, and one of the Options is to shorten your link. When you want to shorten a link like your own social profile, your own blog or personal domain then you can use Google URL Shortener which is Another Free tool Google gives you. But don’t share any affiliate links on this site, your links will get blocked by Google.
Cloaking Affiliate Links require some finer knowledge and experience, but we’ll get to that. This tool works well when you get to registering your sub-domains, sometimes the URL tend to get a little too much. You don’t want your URL to take up most of your post space.
Cloaking Affiliate Links – Cloaking affiliate links are best done by means of plugins on your blog and/or website, but when you just get started you may not have your own blog and/or website yet. It comes highly recommended that plugins be installed and activated by professional web masters. When you just get started with link cloaking, you may want to take a look at Buffer.
But don’t flood the tool with random links, be specific. Research the products you wish to promote, and concentrate all your energy on One Product at a Time. Not only will your links be shortened and cloaked, you can also schedule your post to promote them. Buffer is a great tool, and used by many successful affiliate marketers. Simply enter Buffer(.)com into your browser, and log in with any of your social profiles
Your Post Comments section can appear a lot more inviting, with one simple setting in your “Users” tab. This is how you turn a faceless profile comment into a more appealing icon like Gravatar. Just one of many little setting changes that can make the world of difference to your audience quantity and conversion through commenting. And like most of the info covered on this blog, pretty simple to execute.
Now, not only do you want your comments section to look more attractive. You also want your profile to look impressive when you reply on your audience comments. This is all done in the exact same spot inside your WordPress cPanel. Let me show you how to optimize your Profile.
Simply click on “Users” and scroll your courser down the drop down menu and select “Your Profile”. Do Not Change anything apart from what I will suggest next.
You should see your Username, which cannot be changed and is normally your email address used when signing up for your hosting. Under username you will see Name, Last name, Nickname (Required) and Display name Publicly As which could be a drop down menu. I suggest you fill in your own name and just choose a nickname. Just fill out your details in these provided sections inside Users and Your Profile. If you have an email list, then in the Website section you can include a link to your landing page.
You may also see an option to include your Google+ profile and perhaps other social profiles. I suggest you include the link or links to your social profile. It is also equally important that you write a short Bio about yourself, your achievements and even your hobbies.
Also add a Profile Picture which must be a full frontal picture of yourself, kind of like a passport picture focusing on your shoulders and face. After all this is done, simply scroll down and click on “Update Profile” and that’s it, you’re done!
So now when a visitor comments on your blog and you reply, your picture will show and they will have access to your short bio, and more importantly to your email list because that is the redirect when they click on your name to meet you. Search Engine Optimization and getting the most out of your visitors is all about tiny steps in the right direction.
S.E.O is not all that difficult, but it’s time consuming and the waiting can sometimes drive you nuts! But, it’s worth the wait because nothing on Earth delivers traffic like Search Engine optimization and you not only need volume. You also need interested people visiting and engaging on your blog, because that is one of the tactics of generating actual sales online
Wishing You Prosperity,