Now you can give your blog an SEO boost by interlinking relevant fancontact review within categories. Using the example above I would probably link to my advanced guitar chords blog post from my basic guitar chords blog post. Quick tip: An often overlooked aspect of internal linking is linking back to your categories or homepage. Using the above example you might be working within the learning basic guitar chords post and somewhere within that blog post might have the words “learn guitar chords” You can contextually link to the learn guitar chords category. You can also link back to your homepage with relevant text such as learn guitar. By doing this you will send relevant link juice to your categories and homepage that will send link juice to your other posts. A lot of bloggers make the mistake and only link to other posts. Another thing to point out in this structure is that it works best to only link to posts within the same category. Using the example above you would not link to rhythm guitar techniques from a post in the learn guitar chords category. This makes links more relevant. Some bloggers don’t follow this methodology but it is something that we do. Sometimes it is helpful to the user when you link to a post in other categories. In this situation link out to another category but nofollow the link. The Ultimate Nofollow plugin allows you to easily make links no follow from within a blog post. (It is a free plugin). Choosing Categories When choosing your categories it is important to think back to when you did your keyword research. As you create your categories you want to keep that in mind. The more relevant you keep your content to your business objectives the better you will be able to convert your traffic. The traffic you receive will be more targeted to your overall goals and strategy. If you do this you have a better chance to grow your blog and your business. Choosing a theme When it comes to themes there are many options. I personally love magazine style themes. I am going to share with you some of my favorite free and paid themes. If you can swing it, I highly recommend you go for a paid theme.
With paid themes you get better support, more security, and usually better options. But here is some free themes that I have used and recommend. Levita Free Wordpress Theme from fthemes.com This is a nice looking theme and it is pretty easy to customize. It was actually one of my favorite before moving to paid themes. And Fthemes.com has a ton of amazing themes for free. If you don’t like the look of the Levita one check out some of the others by fthemes. They all work pretty similar but have many different styles to choose from. Responsive By CyberChimps Another great free theme that looks good on all different types of devices. Paid Themes StudioPress My favorite themes of all time come from StudioPress and are on the Genesis framework. I personally love the Genesis Framework and themes by StudioPress. The one in particular that I use is the Metro Pro Theme.
There is also themeforest.com. This site has a ton of awesome themes to choose from. If you don’t like any of the other themes I have mentioned this is a great place to look for a theme that fits your style. For this style of blog Magazine themes work best. Like I said, the one I personally use is the fancontact review. It is very readable and makes the content look great. Essential plugins Here is a list of plugins I recommend to get you started.
● Broken Link Checker
● Exclude Pages From Navigation
● Google Analytics
● Pretty Link Lite
● SEO Internal Links
● WordPress SEO
● WP Super Cache
● Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
● Ultimate Coming Soon Plugin (allows you to build your site while not being live,
great for pre launch)
Add Categories to your menu
One thing that I like to do is add the categories to the menu of my site. This makes it really easy for people searching for specific content to go straight to that category. Depending on your theme how you do this may be different. Here is how I do it with my Genesis theme. First click on appearance → Menus
Essential pages of your site
Now you want to create content for your static pages. If you are going to have a static home page you will want to create that. I prefer to have a blog style home page that shows my most recent posts but it is up to you how you want to lay it out. It is your business right? You will also want to create the other necessary static pages listed below. Nothing too exciting but all of these things are necessary to running a business online.
● About Us
● Contact Page
● Copyright Notice
● Earnings Disclaimer
● Terms And Conditions
● Website Disclaimer
● Copyright Footer
If you are unsure what kind of content for any of these pages consider looking at similar sites and competing sites. Use these sites to generate some ideas and inspiration for your fancontact review.
Add PLR Posts Here is a tactic that isn't necessary but one you should definitely consider. When you first create your new blog you have a lot to set up. Something I like to do is add some PLR content to my site when I first launch. I choose high quality PLR articles and add them to my blog. I usually shoot for around
1 0 solid articles and back date the posts. This gets the ball rolling with your blog and makes it looked lived in. This allows you to get everything set up and get your content strategy nailed down when you launch. While this step isn't necessary it can be a great way to get things started. Or you could write or curate your first 1 0 articles the choice is yours :). Homework Get your blog setup and ready to go. This includes setting up your domain, hosting, installing wordpress, choosing a theme, installing plugins, setting up categories, setting up your static pages, and finally adding some content to get started. This is a big step but important one as we are building the foundation of our blog