Building A Niche Site Part Two – Setting Up WordPress
If you want to read my first post on this topic, just go here.
This is the second post in a series in which I will document building an Amazon products review site. In my first installment, I talked about finding the products, checking keywords and the competition for those keywords, buying a domain name, and ordering content.
While I waited for that first article for the first product review on the site, I started building my WordPress site. Now to be honest, I’m kind of annoying when it comes to themes. I end up spending way too much time finding one, when in the end I will likely change it at least once or twice as the site progresses. This is a lesson to everyone out there in internet marketing: just get it done and perfect it later!
As much as I always say this to not only myself but other IM’ers I talk to, I still fall victim! So anyways…I spent way too much time on deciding on a theme, but I finally did.
>>>>>>>>>> Here are the themes I liked:
OK once I installed FlexSqueeze I messed around with the settings a bit. I didn’t really do too much right now. I don’t care about getting everything perfect (as I talked about above), my main goal at this point is to get the site up and get the content dripped out to it. By dripped out, I mean I will post an article every 3-5 days. I won’t put them all up at once, even though I will get alot of the content from my writer at once. When I get the site ranked on the first page of the GOOOOG and start getting traffic, then I will work more on the site and polish it up.
All of the plugin I started with are free except for ClickBump SEO. If you are interested in seeing why I use it, I previously wrote a blog post with some videos about it.
>>>>>>>>>> Here are the plugins I installed:
After I got this stuff installed and configured the theme a bit, I uploaded the first article I ordered. So as of right now I only have the site up with one article and that is it. Let me review all the steps up until this point:
1. I found a product to promote on Amazon and checked the keywords for it
2. The main keyword for the product has alot of searches
3. I checked competition for this keyword, and I think I can rank it top 3 of da GOOOOOG
4. I found a suitable domain and bought it
5. I ordered the first article on for the first product review
6. I installed my WordPress theme and plugins
7. I uploaded the first article I ordered
Next up: research other products and keywords for more reviews, and order some more articles. In the next post I will talk about the research I did to find those other products, the keywords for those products, and the competition.
OK that’s it for now. If you have any questions or you have any themes and/or plugins you especially like I would love to hear about it! See ya next time kiddies…
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