If you are reading this you probably did everything from my Part 1 and Part 2 of this tutorial.
I explained everything about Niche research and Niche profitability in my first tutorial, if you missed it you can click here and read Part 1.
In my second tutorial I explained everything about site design and I gave you list of the plugins I use on my niche sites, if you missed it you can read Part 2 here.
Today, I will explain you everything about site optimization, how to get backlinks for your website, how to submit your site to Google and other Search engines and more.
I will try to go step by step so everyone can understand me and if you have any questions about this you can contact me for help at any time.
Yoast SEO Optimization for your Site
In my last article I recommended you SEO Yoast plugin and you should use this plugin if you want to get your site into Google search results.
When you install this plugin you have to set it up correctly so you can get the best results from it.
I will show you my plugin setup so you can just copy it.
When you install Yoast plugin you should enter your General settings of this plugin and change few things.
First click on Your Info, and here you can enter your Site name and Alternate name for SE results.
Google will use this site name you choose here if you fill these fields, and if you don’t Google will use default site name for Search results.
Choose if you are company or a person, always choose person.
Now, open Webmaster tools and fill these 4 fields, if you don’t know how, just click on blue hyperlinks and you plugin will open you each website where you can get these information.
Security and Onpage tab leave as default.
Yoast SEO: Social Settings
Now from General Settings go to Social settings, skip Titles and Metas and leave everything in Titles and Metas on default.
In accounts tab you should add all social media accounts for this site so Google can rank you better for these social signals and shares.
Leave everything else on default and skip to the next step.
Yoast SEO: XML Sitemaps
Here in XML sitemaps you will do few important things.
First, you will click on XML Sitemap button and site will redirect you to your Sitemap link, now you will click here and create your account on Google Webmasters.
You will add your domain on your Webmasters account, it’s free and simple, and after that, you will add your XML sitemap there, it’s easy you can do this in 3 minutes.
Now back to this plugin setup, skip User Sitemap, Post types and Excluded posts on default and go to Taxonomies.
You will get this screen:
You should mark everything like this, leave categories in sitemap and exclude other 2 items.
You should exclude Tags out of your sitemap because they will create duplicate content and Google will see that as spam and they will deindex these pages from your Sitemap.
So just mark everything like I did and you can go to the next step.
Yoast SEO: Advanced
When you are done with XML Sitemaps you should do few more steps in this menu and you are done with this plugin.
First when you get to Breadcrumbs leave it Disabled.
After that one, go to Permalinks and check everything like I did on my settings from this screenshot.
Keep strip the category, Redirect attachment URLs, Remove stop words from Slugs, Keep ?replytocom variables.
That’s it, now you are done with your SEO plugin, and only with this your site will rank on Google in few days and you will start getting your traffic.
Now, I will explain you how to get even better results on Google and how to get backlinks on your site.
How to Submit your site on Search Engines
Google is not the only search engine, it is the biggest one and you will get 70% SE traffic from Google, but other 30% will come from Yahoo, Bing, and other smaller ones.
That’s why you need to submit your site to these search engines too, so they can track your site and rank it better.
Submitting site is easy and you can do this in few minutes and I will show you how:
First go to Yahoo (click here) and click on Submit my site button.
When you click on this button site will redirect you to Bing submitter and that’s because nowdays they use the same submitter so once you submit your site here, both Yahoo and Bing will rank your site well.
You can also submit your site to other search engines like Yandex and SimilarSites.
Also, you can click here and add your site on 30+ Search engines at once with few clicks, and it’s free.
How to Get Backlinks on my Niche Site
If you are total newbie and you don’t know anything about backlinks I will explain you why you need to get few backlinks for your site.
Backlinks are basically your website link signal coming from some other site.
So, if you post comment on my blog and you comment something like:
‘Great article, read more article like this on my site www.yoursite.com’
You will have backlink from my site, and if some big sites are linking to your site Google will look at that like compliment, and they will appreciate your more and they will rank you better.
Bigger site and more relevant to your niche = better backlink.
How to get free backlinks on my site?
If you have your niche site, you should search for other sites, blogs and forums in your niche and comment there with your site link.
That way you’ll get tons of targeted and HQ backlinks.
You can find some forum in your niche and create threads with your signature, you can post your links on Social networks too, Google will count those as backlinks too.
You can get HQ backlinks from website directories, you should submit your site at least to some of the biggest directories.
I will list you few best directories and you should submit your site to all of them, and all of them are 100% free.
How to Get Content for your Niche site
If you already started some niche site, you are probably interested in that niche so you can write some article about that niche.
When you write 10-15 articles on your site and when your site start getting some visitors from Search engines and Social media, you can leave that site on passive income and start building other niche sites.
You can also buy 1-3 articles per week for your site, you can buy it from Freelance writers.
Prices are not high, price per article is on average 3-8$, depending on your niche.
Best places to find your content writers are:
- Word of mouth
Stats Tracking for Your Website
It’s really important to track your visitor stats every day, so you can know your audience better.
I will explain you how to get your free Stat tracker and I will explain you how to install it.
With this counter you can know everything about your readers, their path on your site, their time on your site, their country, search device, search engine, everything.
And sometimes you can get some ideas from your stats, for example if you have more than 50% visitors from one country, you can create niche site for that country only and target more people and better audience.
You can do tons of stuff with it, now click here and read my tutorial on How to Install StatCounter on your site.
Apply to Affiliate Programs and PPC Networks
If you want to make money from your niche site you have to sell something.
You can sell digital products, physical products, or you can put some ads on your site and make money from your website ad space.
Depending on your niche you should pick one, if your niche is about Drills, of course you should sell drills from Amazon and make tons of money from commissions.
But if your niche is like about Bunnies, you should put PPC ads and make money from Ad clicks.
Some of the most popular Digital product affiliate sites are:
Most popular sites with physical product affiliates are:
Most popular PPC network where you can register and make money from their Ads on your sites are:
You can monetize your site with any of these methods and test every single network on your sites.
If you have any question about any of these networks you can ask me, I tried them all.
How Much Money Can I Make from Niche Sites?
This really depends on you, your work, dedication and site quality.
If you start some interesting niche site in some niche you like, your profit is guaranteed.
Niche sites are money generators, you can basically make tons of money every day just by creating niche sites.
When you create one niche site and when you start getting some traffic on it, you can start making 20-30$ per day with one site.
You can of course stay with one site and build one huge niche site, but if you want my advice, create new niche sites once you start making money with your first niche site.
One by one, you will create 30-40 sites, and even if you sell nothing at all on some sites, you will sell tons of stuff on other sites.
Niche sites are probably one of the most profitable online businesses and everyone can make money with them.
That’s it for this tutorial, I explained you everything you need for your first niche site, now it’s up to you.
You can invest some 50$ and start your first niche site, and make your small niche sites empire in the next few months, or you can stay on some other method from my blog, you can click here and find other methods from my blog.