When I started my first online project, I was extremely passionate about it, and I had really high hopes for it to become an authority widely recognized among the webdesign world. But I realized really fast that you can’t just build a website in 5 minutes, throw it onto the interweb and wait for a huge crowd to come visit it. WordPress SEO is more complicated than that.
Introduction to SEO
Of course, this website was my first “baby” online, so I was thinking: “why are all these people not understanding how great is my website?”. The thing is, a lot of people around the internet are thinking the exact same way that I did, but building a website is like opening a shop in a really dark cul-de-sac. You have to bring it to people attention or else, no one will notice it.
So I began a long journey around the web to understand the various steps that I could take to build an audience for my website. I was going to build up my online presence and the recognition of my website.
So, what is this SEO about?
Well, according to Wikipedia: Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a web site or a web page in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results.
As I had almost no money to spend on my website, I had to find ways to build my online presence for a very little cost (except the webhosting and the domain name registration). This was going to take a lot of grunt work that could be easily skipped or simplified through the use of 3rd party services like DIYSEO. If I had known about this website when I first started, it could have saved me months of hard work struggling to come to the expected results, this is why I’m sharing it with you.
Now, if you don’t have the money to pay for DIYSEO, no problem, just take up your sleeves and we’ll get to work in the second part of this posts series.