How Do I Make Sure a Page Is Valid?

Me Pointing at You

Whenever I work on a website, I create new pages and then I want to test to make sure that those pages work.

First of all, I write my pages on a normal computer, not my smartphone where it would be excruciating. Typing on a tiny keyboard and getting half the words misspelled is not really much fun. I know I can also use the speaker and talk on my phone and that works somewhat, although many times I use a special word and it’s really hard for the system to get those right. Also, I use abbreviates such as SEO and that too the phone voice system does not generally get those correctly. Continue reading “How Do I Make Sure a Page Is Valid?”

SEO: Internal Links

What is an Internal Link?

When creating a Niche Website, with WordPress or another CMS, what you want is to help your user find various things on your site.

For example, my site here talks about getting an Internet Website Hosting Company. However, on that page, I warn my readers that when they are presented with the WordPress installation screens to actually make sure they choose their username wisely—there are other things to be careful about, but this one is a major problem, because the names “admin” and “administrator” are 100% compromised. Continue reading “SEO: Internal Links”

Choosing Your Hosting Company for Your Niche Website

Here I compare a couple of solutions to get WordPress and give you pointers on what to install on your site to make it secure from the start.

BEFORE YOU START: One important point, as you install a WordPress system: in older versions, the default username was set to “admin”. Make sure to not use that name. It makes it way easier later. I suggest you use something you can remember but not one of:

  • your name
  • “root”
  • “administrator”
  • your domain name (with or without the dot com)

See the WP Security » User Accounts instructions for why this is important. Continue reading “Choosing Your Hosting Company for Your Niche Website”

Creating Your Website: Installing WordPress

Here I talk about what you want to enter in your WordPress settings to make your website as secure as possible.

Most people when they tell you to create your own Nice Website explain how to install everything and get things going, but they rarely talk about security, even basic things as I talk about below. I have some more of that when I talk about the WP Security plugin.

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Google Search Console

Keyword Search Statistics for your Website

To get statistics on your websites, one of the tools I want you to use is the Google Search Console. This tool records the search keyword phrases that Google assigns to your website.

Say you write become internet affiliate in a google search, this very website is likely going to be one of the answers in Google. Only at first Google adds your data to its index but it does not really give your website as a possible good choice so your website will likely be on a far away page. A page where no one will even go. (Actually, if you ever try to go beyond the first page of a search, I don’t know whether you’ve noticed, but the results tend to be worst pretty quickly, that is, the results on those other pages are likely not going to be the answer to your query.)

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Can I put Ads on my Niche Website?

This picture depicts Times Square at night with many of its billboards light.

The picture above shows Times Square (7th & 47th in New York City, Oct 16, 2009) with various large billboards showing ads, many ads. (Photo by Matt H. Wade)

Many people often ask themselves whether it is wise to put some ads on their Niche Website.

Ultimately, it’s going to be your call. However, I wanted to touch a few important points when it comes to adding some ads because in some cases it is detrimental.

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HTML and CSS, The Basics so You Become Dangerous

A screenshot of HTML code transformed to look like it was taken as a picture from my smartphone.

No, but why would I want to do that?! (although I like the part where I become dangerous!)

Although most interfaces now work as is, there is still quite often a need for small tweaks to your website HTML or CSS code. That is, if you are a perfectionist, you’ll probably want to learn how to do this. [monthly-page-views] — {monthly-page-views} Continue reading “HTML and CSS, The Basics so You Become Dangerous”

Your Niche Website Needs Long and Targeted Content

The Basics of Content Marketing

Once you have WordPress installed, you have a website ready to receive content.

The content of a Niche website needs to be steal targeted. What that actually means is that one website should not include hundreds of subjects. Instead, it should be very specific to one very specific subject. Unfortunately, most people will write in a pretty broad manner. For example, I could be writing about websites in generate and mention Niche Websites as a sub-part of that realm. That way, chances are that no one would ever find my website when they search about Creating a Niche Website for themselves. Continue reading “Your Niche Website Needs Long and Targeted Content”