Essential Tips I Wish I Knew Before Building a Website
Essential Tips Before starting a blog or website
Welcome to the biggest article about wordpress for beginners. I have built hundreds of websites by now, and the most common question I had is:
- How to start blogging?
- Is building a website is hard?
- What are the major SEO tricks?
- Can you make money with blogging?
- And many more like those.
To build a WordPress website, you don’t need to spend a penny on it. Few platforms like blogger.com and wordpress.com can offer you a small platform to start a website for free.
Blogger is the best one, in my opinion, but it’s not like WordPress. With WordPress, you have full control of your website, add-ons, plugins, and theme. But with a blogger, you can almost do everything you want for free.
WordPress.com on the other hand wants some money for getting plugins with their hosting. Plugins for word press is one of the biggest things of it. You can almost create any kind of website with it. But without some useful add-ons, you might be stopped by it. You won’t be able to have an ecommerce on wordpress without the woo commerce plugin by example.
Building a website will take many times but you need to focus on few things.
Content is king and user experience is the queen. Having great content is the thing you should always focus on. After that, creating an easy way to navigate on the website is the second thing you should do.
There are many tutorial guides on YouTube and the internet to find out step by step for building your first website.
As long as you put great content on your new website, google will test those articles after some time and rank them.
A good article can take more than 6 months to rank on google and sometimes more. I saw an article keep going up even after more than 18 months!
Ranking on google depends on the competition of that article or keyword phrase.
Let’s say that you want to rank on “Best iPhone prices.” It could be really hard, and maybe impossible to rank for this keyword phrases without the knowledge of many specialists in SEO and an authority website behind it.
Trying to rank on a long-term keyword phrase is your best shot at the beginning. Let’s give an example, “great speaker for cars under 50$.” This could be way easier to rank on the first page of google.
Another thing is the total word of the article. Many articles in tops 1 to 3 have almost 2000 words or more. This is a huge signal to Google about who will rank first.
Other tips for new people that want to start blogging, be patient and keep publishing content every day, or a few times a week. This will give a good signal that the website is active.
When you start a new blog or website, it will be a ghost town.
Getting traffic on the internet can take time. Promoting on social media like Pinterest and Reddit could be a good thing to start with.
Never focus too much on the design of a website. You should always put more time on the content than the design. Never worry about a white space that you don’t like on your website.
Google crawlers don’t look much at the design of a website and page.
Making a great responsive website is a good way to start. Many themes, even the free ones have the 3 versions included. Desktop, mobile, and tablets view.
Having a great mobile experience is the key in 2020 to rank well on the internet.
Getting some tools like google analytics and google search console could give you great information about your website. It will teach you what content people are looking on your website so that you can do more of that kind of topic.
Make sure to have a Seo Plugins like Yoast to generate a sitemap, XML, and include this link file to google search console. Having this set-up will tell google every time you publish a new post or page on your website.
This will tell automatically all the posts and new content that you have added to Google or Bing, make sure to have it configured for google search console or Bing webmaster tool.
They are more than 200 factors to rank on google. They have written a huge file about it that you can see here.
Nothing will beat a good article with a decent number of words to it. Most of the number 1 articles on google are more than 1950 words. Some top-ranked articles are over 3000 or 4000 words!
Website speed is another rank factor for google, as well as for people staying on a website. Make sure that your website loads under 2-3 seconds. CDN is a must if you are planning to have a website worldwide.
When you are writing an article, make sure that you use the WordPress heading text. H1 H2 H3… this will make look the article more professional and will help google to understand the page.
Hello everyone, I am the main writer for SIND and Fortunate Web. I’ve been writing articles for more than 10 years and I like sharing my knowledge. I’m currently writing for many websites and newspaper. Most of our sources come from official ones and government research. You can contact me on our forum or by email at: [email protected].