Learning how to build a free website is one thing, but how to increase traffic on your website is another. The key to getting a lot of traffic to your website is to build it in a way that it can be found by search engines, a process that is referred to Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. I want to show you how to create a website for free, and also show you how you can use SEO to generate traffic to your free website.
Through the years I’ve found the fastest and easiest way to build a website that will be indexed and ranked in Google, Bing, and Yahoo, is to use the siterubix platform from Wealthy Affiliate. If you are interested in how to create a website in WordPress, this is the easiest way that I have found to learn.
To help you navigate through the easy process, I have outlined a step by step guide to how to build a free website. Take your time, and do this at your own pace. If you need any help at all, please just leave me a comment at the bottom of the page, and I will be happy to help you out. I hope you find this helpful.
Step 1 – Start With a Free Website
The video below will open in a new window and will show you how t set up your account. It is pretty easy and only requires you to enter your name, email address, and pick a password.
You should start with the starter (free) membership, which is more than what you need to get up and running with your free website. With the starter program you get a lot of really good benefits including
- 2 Free websites
- Website backup
- Beginner Training Course
- Your personal affiliate blog at Wealthy Affiliate
- Phase 1 Affiliate Bootcamp training
- Keyword research tool
- Wealthy Affiliates own affiliate program
- 2 Training Classrooms
- Live help for the first 7 days
- One on one coaching for 7 days
- All for FREE
You just need to enter your name, your email address, and pick a password. It is a straightforward process, that doesn’t require much time.
Step 2 – How to Blog For Money
This video below goes over the general process of how to make money online. You will see that it really isn’t that hard, and doesn’t require you to do much other than work on your website. You don’t have to buy or sell the things yourself, you just refer the audience to the companies that sell the product. You don’t maintain inventory, ship products, or call customers.
It is a very simple process, creating successful businesses online, which is why so many people do it The best online business to start, and it doesn’t’t require a lot of upfront investment costs.
Step 3 – How to Choose a Profitable Niche
What is a niche website? You have may have heard this term, and wondered what all the fuss is about.
Simply put, a niche is the target audience for your website. It is just a group of people that look to buy stuff online. Think about some searches you have performed in Google, Bing, or Yahoo recently. Those are all examples of niches.
The video below is to help you find what niches you are interested in, how to pick one for your website, and how to get your online business up and running.
Buy the end of this video you will gain:
- An understanding of what a niche is
- How to find your own niche for your website
- Finding the direction you want to go in with your niche
- How to find and join affiliate programs for your niche
- Uncover new niches
- An understanding of Affiliate Bootcamp at Wealthy Affiliate
Your online business shouldn’t feel like a job or work at all. It should be something you enjoy researching and talking to others about. It can be absolutely anything at all. Whatever interests you.
Step 4 – Create A Free Website in 30 Seconds
This video shows how you can use the SiteRubix SiteBuilder to make a website in 30 seconds. Yep you read that correctly, building a website in just 30 seconds. A lot of people think it is a hard process, but it really is not if you have the correct tools, and SiteRubix is the best way to build a website.
One of the features that sets SiteRubix apart from the others is that you have the ability to choose your own domain name inside the siterubix platform. This domain is yours to keep, and if you decide, you can change it to its own Dot.com later on, but you sure don’t have to.
Step 5 – How to Set Up Your Free Website
This video shows you how to set up your SEO website. It covers how to get ready to add content that will get ranked on Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
The main topics of this video are
- How to get into the admin area of WordPress
- What are the different areas of WordPress
- How to benefit from plugins on your website
- How to add and activate WordPress plugins
- How to get rid of default content on WordPress
- How to remove “Just Another WordPress Website” from your website
- What does “Not Found” mean on your website
After this lesson, you will really see your web page coming together. Keep moving forward, though, the best is yet to come. What lies ahead is what really separates the top pages from the ones that just get lost on the web.
Step 6 – How to Get Your Website On the Search Engines
The goal of search engine optimization is to get your website indexed on the most used search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Google is responsible for over 65% of all search traffic, and even over 95% of the searches done on mobile devices.
Getting Indexed == > Getting Traffic ==> Making Money
Don’t wait on following through with the videos. Far too often people stop once they have the most basic websites up. But the faster you finish these last few steps, the faster you start getting traffic, and also some revenue.
The video below explains
- What search engine optimization is, and how SEO works
- Why SEO is an important part of any business, especially online business
- How to install and activate SEO plugins
- How to use the All in One SEO plugin for WordPress
- How does Google look at SEO
- How to use home titles and descriptions on your web page
Step 7 – Create Your Website Content
You will now learn how to use the Wealthy Affiliate tool SiteContent to write more efficiently and accurately to ensure your content is more enjoyable from the reader’s perspective.
To get to the SiteContent tool go to the Websites menu.
You can access the SiteContent platform through the Websites menu.
Wealthy Affiliates SiteContent gives you the tools to make you a more efficient blogger. It makes writing a lot easier, so even if you have no writing experience, you will have better content on your page. Some of the features that SiteContent has includes :
- Grammar and Spell check
- Checks for duplicated content, to ensure your content is original
- Integrated publishing directly to your own website
- Pre defined writing goals
- Full search engine optimization checking and analyzing
- Structure tools
- Make your own template from scratch or from other posts/pages
- Language enhancing suggestions
What makes or breaks any successful website is content. Without content, there really is no reason for people to visit your site. Far too often, I see people just put up links to other websites, hoping some random visitor will click on it and generate a commission for you. It won’t work that way.
Step 8 – Create Menus For Your Website
Once you have visitors on your website, it is important that they are able to get around, and find information that they are looking for. A poorly organized website will frustrate readers, and they will quickly close the window, or use the back button to find a more easy to understand website.
You must establish a good menu in the early stages of your website, because as you add more pages, posts, and content, the complexity of your website will grow.
This video teaches you:
- Where your pages and posts will show up on your website as you publish them
- How to use the custom menu editor to make your own menu structure
- Add a “Main” menu to your website
- How to use widgets w/ in your menu
- Why you need to use custom menus instead of the default
Step 9 – How to Find Keywords For SEO
If you want to know how to increase traffic on your website, you need to know how to find keywords for SEO. The best way is to use a keyword search tool, like Jaaxy.
What is a keyword? A keyword is just any type of search that someone would put into Google to find information. It is the cornerstone of SEO. If you use good keywords in your content, then you will be successful in your online business.
Included in your Wealthy Affiliate Starter account is access to Jaaxy. The following video shows your how to access your free Jaaxy account at Wealthy Affiliate.
From now on, every page or post you publish should focus on a keyword. As your website grows, you should have a long list of keywords, each driving more traffic to your website.
Step 10 – Congratulations, You Made A Free SEO Website
Congratulations, you have come a long way in a very short time. I hope you found this information useful. Imagine what you will accomplish in the next few months, or even years!
Looking ahead, here is what your next steps are.
What did you think about this? Do you have any questions, comments, concerns?
I’d love to hear from you, good or bad.