USA Jobs Employment Future A Passive Income Online?

USA Jobs Employment in the 21st Century into 22nd Century looks very different as technology giants continue to innovate in Silicon Valley and abroad.

There is a USA Jobs detour straight ahead and you want to make sure you make the right shift to stay informed of what the economic market is signaling and how you could protect yourself from a sudden economic shift.

We have seen the continued decline of usa jobs employment and millions of college educated that are working minimum wage jobs to make ends meet.

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This is where we are headed as I look at the landscape I’ve practiced for years and the market indications of what could be looming going forward.

There will always be less manufacturing jobs due to technology innovation because it is more cost effective and productivity goes up. There is no way around it and it is why I try to stay up to date in what is changing in the industry involved with.

Why Silicon Valley? Because its where most evolved technology, social media platforms, robotics and many others are developed in the USA. And where Big (G) Google has its own development and innovation headquarters and where most of the robotic technology is fast at work changing the way they view the future in a lot of manufacturing, product development, to product delivery.

Anywhere from a robot running through a building distributing and collecting mail and documents to efficiently test and enhance these robots capabilities into more advanced machines like automobile automated assembly lines or street robots directing traffic.

Here is a great article on Reuters.com Impact of job-stealing robots a growing concern at Davos

USA Jobs have dramatically fell in the last 10+ years and finding a job is scarce and more qualified people are in the market without a job. So, What are the alternatives ?


Here are some places found online for USA employment…

USA JOBS – GOVERNMENT WEBSITE – APPLY FOR GOVERNMENT JOBS

VA EMPLOYMENT SERVICES FOR VETERANS

USAJOBS.GOV -> List of Available Jobs in Your area!


One alternative to fewer traditional jobs is making a passive income online by selling other peoples products with a blog or personal website. You can use social media to advertise and find qualified targeted people for your products.

Personally believe that it will take a few years when all of the sudden more gets automated with robots participating in the future changes in applications humans now are employed worldwide.

However, as usa jobs continue to decline there is a huge market in digital information because people are searching more than ever for ways to supplement or replace their income.

I personally been aware of the state of usa jobs and jobs abroad the entire world since the 90’s when I seen automation first hand and immediately seen the writing on the wall.

It was pretty clear and a sobering moment at the same time. I would talk to others to find out if they see the same as me. Amazingly most were oblivious to their surroundings.

I think I stared at this machine reading bar codes and separating packages or mail trays to go to a designated place where they are collected and ready to be shipped out.

Then one day I walked into a Veterans Administration building where they had a robot navigating the halls and travel the entire building delivering and collecting mail or files that needed to go to other departments.

At this point I new without a doubt that things are changing rapidly and automation is approaching most aspects of society.

Here is an article I found while doing some research for this article, ” Case Study, Who is slipping through the unemployment cracks ? ”

Indeed, the researchers behind the study pooled government data and ultimately found that 37.2 percent of American adults – and 18.7 percent of prime-aged working adults between the ages of 25 and 54 – were not in the workforce as of 2016. That amounts to 38 million men and 56 million women across the country who are neither working nor looking for a job. By Andrew Soergel, Economy Reporter Aug. 18, 2017, at 2:05 p.m. on USNews.com

As I mentioned previously you have an opportunity to learn how to start your passive income online in your spare time without interfering with your current job or business and you can do it if you only devote 2 hours a day starting out until you have everything in place.

A great place to start would be asking yourself, What are you passionate about ?

The reason is simple, You will never work a day in your life if you are passionate about what your business is about and find it fun to show up day in day out.

One of the reasons why I enjoy the education space. I get to help others by educating them and providing high value products people need and use in their business.

Elite Marketing Pro is a system I use to improve my business and educate myself about marketing strategies as the world of marketing and search engines continue to change.

Its a complete system that anyone can get started regardless of experience. You don’t need a website or even create your own product. You have step by step video guides that show you over the shoulders an how to get everything set up and launch your first online business.

It is important to stay at the pulse of your business, your market and trending topics to continue to increase business, increase leads, subscribers and consumers of your products giving them a solution.


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Build A Business Online In 2017 With A Blog

Build An Online Business In 2017 With A Blog The Right Way. Get the guidance, and a map to show you the path that leads where many six figure earners are…

ONLINE BUSINESS

There are several ways to build an online business but one that I’ve used for over 7 years has been blogging online and finding a reputable companies, system (s) or affiliate programs is key to branding yourself.

Branding yourself is important to your better secured business plus enjoy your business for years and even decades. You do this by investing in additional wealth of knowledge you can interpret in your own way making it unique, targeting your market is important to note as well.

One rule that must be implemented right away from the beginning of your business is, You need to become a product of the product so you can speak honestly, with authority and intelligently about the company or maybe you have your own product.

This has been one of the most valuable gained knowledge over the years in online business. I continue to learn and invest as I grow my business using the right systems with reputable companies. Why? Because when you know, use and implement the systems and affiliate programs you would want only to promote or sponsor one that you personally know works and you can attest to it! Your Credibility is at Stake!

Blogging affords you the leverage of reaching millions of people in any primary niche and cross marketing into other niches which can be very lucrative as well.

The number one most valuable product in my business has been the Free Attraction Marketing Bootcamp. What this free 10 day attraction marketing bootcamp does is, It sends you different attraction marketing strategies daily and how to use it in your business and your marketing directly into your email everyday for ten days and when you finish the bootcamp I can honestly say that this attraction marketing bootcamp will help you improve your marketing strategy and generate more leads and make more sales in your business.

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This is why I’ve personally helped over 400 people in just one business and using it myself. This is how I know it works. I own most of EMP products and use them all in my business because they are effective and gets me results.

The question is, How can you build an online business with a blog ?

You must provide high value and a solution to a problem your readers or visitors are hungry for or are in need of so they will be more inclined to return to read more of your content, subscribe to your newsletter, or purchase your product (s).

You see, when you are freely giving away valuable information, knowledge, how to guides and educating people in a particular niche or market you fill a need or solve a problem and as a result many will follow you along your journey and even pay you for other product you might have.

People are always looking for solutions to a problem online and if you can give them the solution then you have a potential subscriber, follower, possibly a friend or JV – Joint Venture or business partner and in many cases someone who wants to invest in themselves.

If your audience comes to trust and like you they would be more than likely to buy from you later in the relationship.

What does this have to do with building an online business? Everything!

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You see, you need to have this kind of focus and excitement before you begin blogging to make it the nerve center of your online business. Simply put, if your blog cannot provide a solution to a specific problem or fill a need then you are prong to failure from the start.

Word of advise: Do your due diligence in the market or niche you are targeting. Learn more about the niche by visiting websites like Google Keyword Planner which is a free tool to use and can provide you with information/data to help you launch your blog more prepared, and there are other tools but some will cost you.

Visit other blogs in your niche and create an alliance with them if possible, not only can you get a link back from a higher authority blog which can provide great exposure to you, your brand and your blog! You can do this by asking to guest post on their blog for exchange a link back to your blog.

I also wrote a great in-depth article about market research you can read here > How to do market research for your business website or blog

Find the right market by using a specific problem people might be searching for online and most of the times you could find through simply doing a Google Search.

You will find the top ten blogs or websites related to this market and can provide you with keywords they are using in their articles or pages by simply taking the Website/Blog URL and inputing it into Google Keyword Tool and it will provide you with a list of keywords they are using in their website or blog like I show you how to do in the article mentioned in previous paragraph.

Google keyword tool will freely tell you how many people are in your market and other related keywords you can use in your content and marketing.

Maybe you have an idea you think you would like to talk about with your audience on your blog but you should do a market research to see if you even have a market and more importantly, buyers!

I know Photographers, Knitting Instructors, Business Magazines, Carpenters, Architects, and many other online business (s) whom use a blog to keep their audience up to date on new developments, new products , or new information.

Use an autoresponder like Aweber mail management system to build your own list (s) of subscribers and/or buyers. With an autoresponder you can keep in touch with your subscribers and buyers to build a long lasting relationship and potentially lifetime consumers as well.

And it is important that you truly and honestly enjoy what ever you blog is about. Just make your blog, Yours! Have a good time, provide high value and meet wonderful people plus as a bonus you can get paid by recommending products you have used, you can tell them more about how it will help them as it has helped you.

You can truly enjoy blogging and sharing plus it can be the best experience in your online business when you love what you do. You’ll never work a day in your life!

Let your creativity and ideas flow as if you were speaking to your best friend (s). online business ideas

Quick Tips:

  • Set aside time to dedicate to your blog away from distractions.
  • Develop a routine of a certain time you would like to do your blogging.
  • Everyday create a list of at least 5 top priorities needed to be completed first the following day and then work on less priority tasks like emails or social media or making phone calls.

Learn how to leverage social media outlets to bring in awareness to your brand, products and your blog. Invest in self-development areas like, ” Marketing “.

If no-one sees your products or your brand then simply your business dies as quickly as you start your business online.

There are free methods to do marketing as well and these methods combined with paid methods plus a complete system to market your business professionally from the beginning and have the training plus step by step video instructions on how to use the complete system.

Me, I prefer in the morning when having a nice cup of coffee and a fresh mind.

One of the habits developed over the years has been improving my time management by jotting down that great idea you just thought of while commuting to work in the morning and then use it for an awesome blog post or article you would like to expand on later on.

It has worked great for me and think it will for you as well. There are endless ideas all around you, you just have to be more observant.

If we don’t jot these valuable ideas down when you think of them you will surely forget what it was like I have many times until I learned this little technique and it has allowed me to come up with some great content over the years.

You can also find out what is trending that could be related to your market. You can use a free tool like Google Trends and do a search for your market.

Don’t just copy and paste from another website or information you find in a magazine. This is copywriting infringement and Google frowns on this however, you could syndicate by using your own take on it and sending them to the article if they wish to read more.

Recommended things you need for your own online business blog:

  • Domain Name – Use a name that either has the main keyword or part of the product in it. Example: If people look for Popcorn don’t you think that the one with popcorn in the domain name would show up in the search results?
  • Hosting – There are several hosting companies like Hostgator.com, 1and1.com and others. I’ve used both of these and they have worked well for me. Your WordPress Blog platform will be installed through here. There are easy videos to follow and if you have questions post them below.
  • Email Management – I’ve used Aweber.com for years and always very reliable. This system will allow you to have multiple list from multiple businesses and allow you to reach everyone personalized emails by just writing one email. This is a must have if you want to grow your business.
  • A Complete Marketing System with the best tools and the best Marketing Training that helps you get your online business on the right track leveraging the latest strategies in marketing and blogging. EMP provides you with a blog you can customize to your taste, you get complete library of marketing training in all aspects of marketing online to grow your business fast, Weekly live training, a complete capture page system with pre-built capture pages, your own blog to start earning an additional source of income plus much more. EMP system is designed to help you grow your business, give you the training and tools to prosper. Get Yours!
  • Subtotal – $35.00a month or join Annual EMP Club or VIP ( Hosting & Email Management ), $10 – $15 for a Domain Name for one year. Don’t recommend more than two years. If you don’t want the responsibility of servicing and building your own blog you could use A Complete Marketing System that provides everything you need to create your own income online.

It’s the least expensive online business you can start anywhere in the world with just an internet connection and a computer using a blog or you could even invest in a full blown marketing training system with built-in capture page system and a prospects management platform plus products you can sell and make up to 100% of the profit, yes this is true and real.

If you would love to learn more then checkout the video with my business mentor Tim.

Let’s make 2017 your best year yet for you and your family. Stop struggling and get your online business with a blog launched in 2017. EMP has the tools and training to help you succeed online whether with your blog or your current business either way EMP can help you discover an amazing system and amazing people!

Have A Prosperous 2017 in your Online Business with your Blog!

How To Create A Header Image For Your Website!

Create A Header Image For Your Website Using Free Online Tools And Softwares!

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Getting a website header image/logo created for your website by a professional designer can run you as little as $150 or $1,000 bucks depending on the kind of design your interested in getting.

You are building a website on a budget and limited resources but you don’t have any graphic design skills or drawing skills and you feel like your stuck between a rock and a hard place.

In this article I will share some great free tools and how to use them free of charge to create a header image for your website. YEP! Free!

Here I’ll be giving you the exact method I have used to create some of my website, blogs and client WordPress websites.

Well, not exactly free because your time has value as well but other than that I’ll show you how to do it without costing you a red cent!

So the first thing you need to create a header image is open up a few websites to get all your work done:

  • Step 1 – Open up your WordPress website back-office as seen in image below and click on Customize…WordPress Back-Office
  • Step 2 – Click on Header next and SITE TITLE & LOGO and then click on Image Tab as shown in image below: Customize Header on Optimize Press

Your almost there. Now you need to do is Click on Image but first you need and image so we will come back to do this step once you create a header image.

Below are two images that show you how to look for important things you will need to know before you start building your image like, What are the dimensions of your header and How much bandwith does your theme allow for uploading a media file. Take a look below:

This first image displays a box on the right hand of the box that opens when you click Change Image in the Media Library section if you have other images you’ve uploaded previously or just the default image that comes with the theme.

Here you’ll notice where it gives you the type of image it should be and the dimensions of the image as well.

Change Header Image on WordPress

Once you have this information written and saved somewhere you will click on the tab on the Top Left of the box where It says ” Upload Files “ You will see a box you could click to upload a file from your computer and directly below you’ll notice a red box where it tells you, ” What Is The Maximum Size Allowed for Your Header Image “. You don’t want to exceed this because you will not be able to upload to your website. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Upload Image to WordPress

Now lets get to the fun part and create a header image that reflects your company and/or products.. Here are two websites you need to open to get ready for creating your header image:

Lets start by going to Canva design tool and sign up for a free account and log in. Once logged in you can build your custom header by clicking on the red box on the top right of page as shown in image below that says, ” Use Custom Dimensions “.

Create Header Image With Canva

After you’ve clicked on Use Custom Dimensions you will see a window that looks like this below where you can input your custom dimensions needed for you website header.

Input the values in each box and leave as pixels on the drop down menu to the right and now click on ” Design “.

Create Custom Header for WordPress

Once on the design page you are going to see your blank template from where you will build your header. Checkout the image below:

Create Custom Header for WordPress

Now go to Pixabay.com and find a free image you can download and use as you would like on your website. You need to think of your website theme and what its about or what product are you selling.

For this example I am building a website about entrepreneurship and how to information for online business owners so I will do a search in pixabay for ” Blueprint “. Click on image desired, select size you would like. Large size should be good to save Band Width on your website as well then click  Download “.

Create A Custom Header

Once on your computer you can upload to Canva to create a custom header. Now that you’ve uploaded your image to canva.com click on image uploaded and you will see it transfer over to your custom plain template.

Create A Custom Header With CanvaThe next thing you could do is add text to your header that represents your business and/or company! All you have to do is click on Text from the menu on the left of design page as shown below.

To customize your text you will notice where you can change the Font, Size, Color and even add a link to the text too. Once you are satisfied with the text and everything looks good you are ready to download your header to your computer and upload to your website. Make sure you have given your image an appropriate name before downloading.

Creating A Header With Canva Software After you have downloaded your header image it is time to go to your wordpress back-office and upload header.

Upload New Header Image

Now its time to show off your new custom header creation with the world.

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We have just created a custom header for your website. I hope you understand it as it is explained here.

It is endless what you can create with these awesome free tools like Canva, Pixabay and many other tools available online. You can create custom dimension images for different social media applications with each having specific dimensions and layout. Here are just a few of the many I’ve created using Canva.

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Let me know how it works out and if any questions. Please Share…Thank You!

How to do market research for your business website or blog

The Purpose of Market Research ?

The purpose of how to do market research simply means building a solid foundation before you start purchasing a Domain Name or building a website or blog.

How To Do Market Research

Maybe you have a story to tell, have a passion you want to share, share your views with the world, or you have a product you want to sell or you would like to help others in your field of expertise with ” how to content ” etc… or what ever your purpose is, it is not as complicated as you might think.

I’ve built many sites for my business and other clients as well. I understand what it is to navigate through the internet to find this information specially, not having to pay for it.

Define Market Research: Essentially your doing consumer research if you are selling a product!

Here are a few things you need to build a website or blog and how to do market research:

First you need a Domain Name. Not just any Domain Name  but one that includes your main keyword people will search for online.

Before you go off getting a domain name you need to do some RESEARCH before you buy a Domain Name. The way you would do this is by using a free software owned by Google. Its called, Google Keyword Planner.

Why is market research important ? The same reason you would build the foundation of your house before building your house. Hope you get that. Essentially if your selling anything whether it’s your own product or doing affiliate marketing either way your doing consumer research!

You want to know where is your audience and what are they searching for and it is why using your main keyword in your Domain Name is important as well.

So, What do you do next ? Do you know how to do your market research ? No Worries.

Follow these steps below to get started:

Open up Google Keyword Planner by signing in or signing up for a Google account if you don’t have a gmail account. Once inside you will see this home page in image below…

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In the image above shows you exactly where to click to open a drop-down menu where you will enter your keyword or keyword phrase you would like to research.

In the image below you will see the window open. All you have to do is type in your keyword and click, Get Ideas at the bottom of page. You will notice directly below it shows the Geo Targeting, Language and which Search Engine you would like to search on.

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After you’ve input your keyword (s) in the box above you will see the next page after you click the button, ” Get Ideas ” below…

Market Research

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In the images above you will see what keyword phrase term I input to get the results you see. The keyword, ” how to do market research ” shows 1,300 Low competition monthly searches which according to the requirements I personally use this is a good keyword to go after and use in a domain name even though its a little long but.

Making How To Do Market Research Easier!

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Would look into it in more depth by checking out the website competition on the first page of Google. Here below I did a search for, ” how to do market research “. As you can see there are about 88.6 million results for this search which mean there is a lot of competition out there.

But the competition you want to focus on is your first ten search results on Google because this is where you want to be, ” on the first page of Google ” not the second or beyond.

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If you notice I use a tool called, ” SEO Quake ” its Free to use. You could use it with Google Chrome or FireFox on your PC and you also have a plugin available for mac computers as well.

What this tool does is tells me what are the websites page rankings, index, age and much more. Number one website is entrepreneur.com, they are a pretty big and well managed company website but if you keep looking at the other websites you might see an opportunity to leverage.

Marketing Research Tip : Take a look at the image below where I’ve put some boxes in key areas you need to look at.

  1. Google Page Rank
  2. Alexa Ranking
  3. Website Age
  4. SEMrush Ranking
  5. and Related Keywords Searched Online at the bottom of the page.

In two minutes you can tell what your competition looks like. and how you would proceed with getting a Domain Name with this keyword in it or not. If you target this keyword properly with the right content and search engine optimization you could rank your website in the Top 10.

how to do market research onlineAnother reason I do this research to see what kind of content is online and what they are writing about. Maybe I could learn something or get ideas for writing my own blog post on my blog.

Other resources available to help you do your market research are:

  • Ahrefs.com – The old Yahoo Site-Explorer provides you with great data on your competition.
  • Majestic.com – Same as above, it provides you with great data for your market research.
  • Alexa.com – Alexa basically follows the websites popularity and relevance to search engines to give you a website ranking and a lot to good data as well.
  • Similarweb.com – When you find your competitions websites and input them into similarweb search box it will give you a list of top similar websites you can also research to get even more information to help you with your business.
  • Moz.com – Moz is another Site-Explorer type of site tools for SEO and Local Marketers. They also have a tool bar you can download similar to SEOQuake tool bar discussed earlier.

Want to reverse engineer your competition ? ( Inside scoop on how to do market research by spying on your competition! )

Get the website”  URL/Link ” and place into Google Keyword Planner in the second box below where you typed keyword to research. Once you input the website url into the box and click ” Get Ideas ” then you will see what websites are using for keywords in their content and anchor text.

Below is an example of where to get the link/url of the competitors website.

URL Link

Below is an image of where to input the URL/Link into the box that says, ” Your Landing Page “.

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They have basically done the research for you since they are on the first page of Google. You can also check out the website and see how much content they have and what the website looks like. Obviously they are doing something right so why re-invent the wheel and instead take all this knowledge then apply it, dissect it, learn from it ( what to do or not do ) and run with your business.

Once satisfied with your search of keywords to find the top 20 keywords then drill it down to Top 10 with your main keyword. This process requires patience and can not be rushed so take your time and do your due your diligence.

Now it’s time to get a Domain Name. You could use a name registrar like Namecheap.com or GoDaddy.com. Now you need to check and see if your Domain Name is available for purchase. If it is available then you would purchase or if not, try combining with other words like best, a color, or a stop word that complements your keyword.

Marketing Research Kit For Dummies

Below is a peak into namecheap back office. I recently purchase these and will be doing something with them but for example you can see where to click here to manage your Domain Name.

Domain Name Management

The next page following the top image you will see an image below you would manage where your name servers are pointing to in order to find your website online. As you can see in the image below the domain name is now poiniting to 1and1 hosting dns where your WordPess website or blog is hosted.

Custom Name Server Settings

Once you have purchased your domain name you are ready to build your website or blog. If you don’t know how to do this there are many great tutorials that will help you with installing your wordpress site, selecting the Theme for your site, selecting the Header, and setting up your opt-in box with an email autoresponder so you could stay in touch with your subscribers.

Hope this helps you with how to do market research for your business website and/or your blog. Share this with your friends or others who will benefit from this guide.

WordPress Plugins You Should Use On Your Website ?

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Using the most automated and effective wordpress plugins on your website is what all experienced and serious entrepreneurs use to squeeze every ounce of value and productive results.

One of the most important and effective wordpress plugins for your website is an SEO Plugin. One that helps you turn a long and tedious task of optimizing your content for much search engine love. Here are the two heavyweights in this class, Yoast SEO and All In One SEO WordPress Plugins.

Yoast SEO vs All In One SEO WordPress Plugins

As you will see below each one of these wordpress plugins have been downloaded over 23 Million times just to show you how popular these plugins are and for obvious reasons. They WORK!

I have highlighted some areas in each image indicating how many downloads and how many reviews, Last Update and Compatibility with your wordpress edition or not.

Why is this important ? Every Plugin you decide to use on your website, it should go through the same scrutiny in order to decide whether it will work for your website or not.

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These are important areas you should always check for:

  • Reviews – I personally like to read reviews to see what others are saying and what pros and cons there are with the plugin.
  • Downloads – Obviously if they have 23 Million downloads there is not much to think about but most plugins don’t have these many downloads and when searching for a plugin you will find others that are just as effective and will work with your website.
  • Last Update – Check to see when was the plugin last updated. In some cases you will see that the plugin might not have been updated as frequently and will not be compatible with your wordpress site version.
  • Tip: If you already have plugins installed on your wordpress website then it is important to make sure that each plugin is compatible with each other. I have found that some are not compatible with each other specially when using mobile friendly plugins. So do your due diligence…It will payoff!

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All In On SEO Pack

There Are Thousands Of Free WordPress Plugins And Thousands More For Sale.

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So, Which one should you use on your website ? This is a question often asked by many building a WordPress website and the answer is different for each application depending on the goal your trying to achieve and what type of website or blog you are building.

If your building a blog and your goal is to rank for a specific niche content then one of the plugins I recommend for building a Google friendly website is having a plugin that helps you with your SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) like Yoast or All In One Plugins.

Here the image below is a behind the scenes look at what Yoast Plugin looks like and what benefits it is to your website.

You will notice the Title of Blog Post, the Permalink/URL to your Blog Post, the Meta Tags area and where your Focus Keyword goes.

Yoast SEO Plugin

The benefits to using a plugin like Yoast is that it not only tailors your target audience but will also help you determine if your content is reader friendly which is an SEO and ranking factor as well.

The other popular SEO Plugin is called, All In One SEO. This wordpress plugin is a simpler and easier to use than its competitor Yoast. Here below you will see its simplicity…

All In One SEO Plugin
All In One SEO WordPress Plugin

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As you noticed in image above there are places where you enter your keywords, Custom Canonical URL, Robots Meta NOINDEX, Robots Meta NOFOLLOW, Robots Meta NOODP, Robots Meta NOYDIR And Disable (All In One SEO Plugin) on this page/post.

Keywords box – is where you will input your primary keyword and your secondary keywords will go.

Custom Canonical URL – Matt Cutts explains:

Q: So how do I make sure that Google picks the url that I want?
A: One thing that helps is to pick the url that you want and use that url consistently across your entire site. For example, don’t make half of your links go to http://example.com/ and the other half go to http://www.example.com/ . Instead, pick the url you prefer and always use that format for your internal links. Read more…

Robots Meta NOINDEX – Robots Meta NoIndex means that if you check this box then when Search Engines go to crawl your website this URL will not be indexed into their data centers.

Robots Meta NOFOLLOW – Robots Meta NoFollow means that search engines will not follow this link.

Here below is an explanation of what “noydir” and “noodp” are thanks to matthewsdiehl.com

noydir Explained:

When a site is listed in the Yahoo! Directory there is a title and description associated with that listing. So, Yahoo! started showing that title and description as the linking text and snippet text in the search engine results page (SERP) whenver that website would show up (most commonly only the homepage). The noydir command overrides this functionality and gives control back to the website owner to control the linking and snippet text in the SERPs via the Title tag and Meta Description tag on their website. By regaining this control you can adjust those fields whenever desired.

noodp Explained:

The same functionality goes for the noodp command. However, this is directed at Google. Google partnered with ODP to power the Google Directory so if your website was listed in DMOZ then Google would pull that listing information as the linking and snippet text in the Google SERPs. The noodp overrides that functionality and give you control back.

Disable on this page/post – If you check this box then your page or blog post will not use your All In One SEO Plugin parameters for SEO purposes.

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Here are other wordpress plugins that I recommend using on your wordpress site and they are all Free:

  1. Askimet Plugin – Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam.
  2. AskApache Google 404 Displays unbeatable information to site visitors arriving at a non-existent page (from a bad link). Major SEO with Google AJAX, Recent Posts, etc.. When people end up on your site through related search terms on your website or sometimes you’ve deleted a page or blog post and shows up as a 404 Not Found this Plugin will display a more search friendly page where your readers can choose from different content or related to their search and at the same time it improves your SEO.
  3. BackWPup Plugin – WordPress Backup Plugin backs up your website in case there is a server crash or if you by mistake delete something you really need it allows you to recover lost data.
  4. Broken Link Checker – Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any broken links are found. It is important that you keep track of this as Google will penalize your site for broken links and will affect your ranking too.
  5. Clicky for WordPress – The Clicky for WordPress plugin by Yoast makes it easy for you to add your Clicky analytics tracking code to your WordPress install, while also giving you some advanced tracking options.
  6. Google Plus Badge Widget – Google Plus Badge plugin allows you to quickly and easily add the new Google Plus badge widget to your blog WordPress site.
  7. Google Translate – Makes your website multilingual and available to the world using Google.
  8. Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog. Tip: If you are using Yoast SEO WordPress Plugins it already includes Google XML Sitemaps so if you have this plugin installed it will conflict with Yoast Plugin, in this case just simply disable the plugin or deleted.
  9. Image Widget – A simple image widget that uses the native WordPress media manager to add image widgets to your site. You could also use it to place banners or pictures anywhere on your site including the side widgets.
  10. MailMunch – Increase your Email Subscribers by over 500%, Seriously! Collect email addresses from website visitors and grow your subscribers with our attention grabbing optin-forms, entry/exit intent technology, and other effective lead-generation forms like swinging exit popups. This has been one of my secrets to increasing email subscribers and clients. Very effective and highly recommended.
  11. Pinterest Pin It – A Button On Image Hovers And After Post & Page Content. When someone save the image to their Pinterest profile it will automatically be linked backPin Your WordPress Blog Posts Pages Images With Pinterest.
  12. Pretty Link Lite – Shrink, track and share any URL on the Internet from your WordPress website! This is a great plugin to mask affiliate links as well and use call to action description.
  13. Related Posts – Link to related content to help your readers. Get attention from other authors. Make great outbound links for SEO. With just a few clicks.
  14. RS FeedBurner – This plugin detects native WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner, FeedPress, or FeedBlitz feeds so you can track your subscribers.
  15. Simple Share Buttons Adder – A simple plugin that enables you to add share buttons to all of your posts and/or pages.
  16. SocialAdr – The official SocialAdr.com WordPress plugin. Automatically create bookmarks in SocialAdr for your blog posts.
  17. StarBox – Starbox is the Author Box for Humans. Professional Themes to choose from, HTML5, Social Media Profiles, Google Authorship
  18. StatComm (StatPress Community) Multisite Edition – Powerful statistics & traffic for your blog. With Instant Spy Tool + Google Maps , Error Tracking & Report , Custom Actions & Filters, subplugins and more!!! Not sure if this plugin is available now since I tried to find it to add to another website I built. If not, get a stats plugin that gives you as much data as possible and use it to grow your business.
  19. WPSmush – Reduce image file sizes, improve performance and boost your SEO using the free WPMU DEV WordPress Smush API. This Plugin helps you save space on your hosting and compress images to minimize load time for your website.
  20. WP-SpamShield – An extremely powerful and user-friendly all-in-one anti-spam plugin thateliminates comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam, and registration spam. No CAPTCHA’s, challenge questions, or other inconvenience to website visitors. Enjoy running a WordPress site without spam! Includes a spam-blocking contact form feature.
  21. WPtouch Mobile Plugin – First I recommend you get a mobile responsive theme for your site but if it is not mobile responsive than you can use WPTouch Mobile Plugine to make your website mobile-friendly with just a few clicks. Google has started penalizing websites for not being Mobile friendly.
  22. Yoast SEO – The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more. I’ve also used All In One SEO Plugin and it is an awesome plugin but after using Yoast for a while even though it is a little more tedious but more powerful and effectively micromanaging my content to get the most out of each blog post and pages on my site.

These are some of the more valuable wordpress plugins I have found, tested and use on my blog site daily. There are other great wordpress plugins you could find and test on your site through the back office of your wordpress site.

If you would like to explore more about WordPress Plugins visit: WordPres.org

Just make sure to keep them updated and as always remember to write high quality and valuable content that readers love which always trumps everything else.

Remember the image above of Yoast SEO where all the red and orange circles on the left of the Content Analysis now look at the image below after optimizing the blog post to Yoast SEO specs. You will see where all the circles are now green and have passed all parameters to make it a great seo and search engine friendly blog post.

Yoast SEO Screenshot

Hope you enjoyed the blog post and help you select the plugins that apply to your business. Let us know what other plugins you recommend…

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