My Basic Site Setup – What I Did this Week

In: NicheWebsite1| NicheWebsite2| The Quest| Websites

6 Jan 2012
What I accomplished this week

Why I'm working slowly!

I thought it might be helpful if I shared more about how I set these niche websites up. In my last post, I talked about how I’m creating the content for the sites. Now I want to talk about how I set the site up, and what I’m doing after each post. In other words, I’m going to explain what I spent my time doing this week.

I’d first like to point out that I normally get a lot more done in a week, but due to an injury while playing with my cat back in October, I’m typing with only my non-dominant hand. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal in another month or so, but until then, it takes me at least 3x as long to get anything done.

Since I put my 2 niche websites live on Sunday, I spent the week getting the blogs set up the way I wanted as well as writing content for them.

First, I installed 3 WordPress plug-ins that I use on every blog I create.  They are all free. The first one is All in One SEO Pack, which is a plugin that helps optimize your WordPress blog for SEO.  The second one is Google XML Sitemaps, which generate an XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog. The third plugin I always install is Pretty Link. I like using Pretty Link for two reasons. First, it keeps track of statistics, so I know if people are clicking on the link or not. This is very helpful for my niche websites because if I see I’m getting a lot of traffic to a certain page on my site but not a lot of clicks through to the website to purchase something, I should probably change what I wrote. On the other hand, if a lot of people are clicking over to the site but aren’t buying, then it’s probably something they didn’t like about the product/service, and I should promote something else. The other reason I like Pretty Link is that instead of having a long affiliate link, it shows a nice “pretty” link.

After activating the above plugins, I also made sure I went to Google Webmaster Tools to add my sitemaps that were automatically created using the Google XML Sitemaps plugin I mentioned earlier. This way Google knows you have a new website, and will soon start crawling and indexing it.

Each time I finished writing a post, I use a program called RSSBot to both submit my RSS feed to multiple websites as well as ping them.

Once I have more posts, I’ll start promoting the websites. I’ll write some articles, write comments on blogs, and more. The traffic I get from the search engines along with the promoting I’ll be doing should help me get a lot of people to the websites, and will hopefully start bringing in money soon. I’ll keep you updated!

Comments are closed.

About this blog

Some people only tell you about the money they make online. Others only tell you about the money they've saved. I want to show you how I make money as well as save money on my quest. You'll learn what works and what doesn't, so that you as well as I can continue on our quest for a million dollars.

Sign up for your free report on how you can start making money online today!