This post explains how to get your site ready for search engines
It is also better known as SEO, the term you might have heard quite a lot
Your goal now is to get ranked in the so called big 3 engines, Google, Bing & Yahoo.
It is important to note that our focus is going to be primarily on Google though as they own over 65% of all search traffic and over 95% of mobile searches.
So why do you want to get ranked in the search engines? Well, that Simple…
Search Engine Rankings are the first step in creating an online revenue stream. Everything starts with an online search typed into Google
This Course explains in detail the exact steps you need to take, so that your content, gets indexed by, then found by the search engines
By search engines, as you will come to find out in later posts, they are defined as Google, Bing and Yahoo. Believe it or not Bing and Yahoo, still account for 33 % of search engine traffic compared to Google, which obviously accounts for 67%
As the Course explains in some detail, there are a number of different options which count towards your search engine rankings and this includes your SERPS result ( don’t worry to much if that doesn’t make sense to you right now)
The major one obviously is content, yet once the content is written, How do you actually let the search engines know its there
Well your website needs to communicate between itself and Google. You might think this is a bit daunting, but have no fear its really not
The great thing with a WordPress Site is this, it will do most things you ask it to do, apart from make the tea obviously! and these simple instructions are carried out by installing a cracking Plugin which does most of the lifting and shifting for you
There are some other factors involved which will help your website rankings, these will be covered in seperate posts, but for now, having read this and by applying the Course Instructions you will be able to get your site ready for the search engines
In finishing, did you know that when it comes to marketing online, the vast majority of online marketers, fall at this hurdle, when in reality its the start of a very exciting journey.
Now you might be thinking, why would I want to do that?
The reason being is this. You could be a home business owner, who uses Google Chrome for their business.
As such you would want to set your business as your home page, but might have it set to a default google or another website altogether
Changing it, is easy, when you know how to do it!… Admittedly there are no lessons on how t do it, but this post will explain how step by step and then show you in a live demo How it works
So, that said the first thing you are going to do, is log in to your gmail account.
Then Click on the 3 black dots, at the top right of the screen as shown below marked #1
From the Drop Down arrow, select Settings marked #2
This takes you through to the settings screen you see below
Now once there, you need to go to the appearance section, as shown above
You need to ensure that the Show Home Page button is blue meaning its on
Under that, you will see the website that is currently showing as your default page, it could be google, it may be something else
To change that page, You simply click on the website currently shown, as you will see in the live demo below
Once you have made the changes, simply close the page, then refresh your home page button, and Your New Home page, will be shown when you next login.
Thats how you change the home page in Google Chrome
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