🌠 The Art of the Impossible-To-Ignore Sign?

Ever wish you had an Impossible-to-ignore sign…

… one that was SO impossible to ignore, it would cause your 5 year old (assuming you had one, of course) to stand up and say:

“Jeepers Parental Units, you’re talking to me about SEO!! Do I get a cup of coffee?”

Well then!

If so, you’ll love:

www.business2community.com/seo/seo-explained-to-a-5-year-old-02191736

which (amazingly enough) attempts to demystify SEO in such a simple, straightforward way…

Your typical Kindergartner could understand it.

What’s really nifty about this explanation is it discusses your “street” (which is a page full of rankings)

And then you “Impossible to ignore sign” (which is YOU ranking ‘way on the top of said street).

I’ve used this type of description myself in the past when talking about domains and hosting and the like (aka, your street address is your domain name, and your home is the way your site is built).

‘Tis quite effective indeed!

But I digress.

I also like their description of ‘2 sides to SEO:

“There are two sides to SEO.

On-page SEO

Off-page SEO”

Makes sense, I do suppose.

However, the whole premise of their article (which is titled “SEO Explained to a 5 Year Old”) is definitely something that catches the eye!

How would you think about making YOUR offerings sooo easy to understand, a 5 year old could?

Let’s continue with the SEO example.

The article already discussed SEO made super simple.

Making it simple is just one step, however…. giving people simple steps to follow is another!

So how could one make a 3 step program to improve SEO… without actually have to DO the manual stuff themselves?

Enter a Do-It-Yourself SEO thingee…. WordPress!

WordPress, bless its little teeny tiny heart can grow 3242 sizes bigger (note to self: Check the Grinch and how they described his heart-rate growth) when optimized *the right way*.

But what IS the right way?

It could perhaps be broken down like so:

Step 1.) Ensure Your WordPress Site has All the Necessary Security Plugins (because AFTER you’ve done all that glorious SEO, you do NOT want to have your site hacked and, oh, say, someone breaks your FTP passwd and uploads a new .htaccess that redirects any searches from Google to a, and I quote, “Medicinal pills 4 U” site, which, btw, is Not a Good Thing At All)

Step 2.) Install A Great SEO Plugin (because there are some REALLY good ones that take care of lots of manual tediousness)

Step 3.) Carefully Follow Nifty-Cool Configuration Tutorials! (as SEO might be relatively new to you, it behooves you to set up some of the extra goodies that might further benefit your site BEYOND SEO).

So let’s begin, shall we?

Step 1.) Ensure Your WordPress Site has All the Necessary Security Plugins

One of the best ways to find the latest and greatest security run-downs are via search like:

www.google.com/search?q=easy+way+to+harden+Wordpress&newwindow=1&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:y

You’ll notice that all the returned sites are from within the past year (yay!).

Stick with Authority sites like this one that was returned:

www.wpbeginner.com/wordpress-security/ (I believe they update it every year – the title now is “The Ultimate WordPress Security Guide – Step by Step (2019)”)

or other authority sites. In addition, you can frequent WP help groups on Facebook via this search:

www.facebook.com/search/str/wordpress+help/keywords_groups?epa=SEARCH_BOX

and see what is returned… and then ask for ideas. (NOTE! Again, do your due diligence. This is YOUR site we’re talking about… and you ultimately own the results of all your investigation).

But I digress.

And if you prefer visual training, you can consider this YouTube search:

www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+improve+wordpress+security&sp=EgIIBQ%253D%253D

(again, you’ll notice the results are from within the past year).

After your WordPress security thingees are completed, move next to:

Step 2.) Install A Great SEO Plugin (because there are some REALLY good ones that take care of lots of manual tediousness)

This search:

www.google.com/search?q=the+best+seo+plugin+for+wordpress&newwindow=1&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:m

will return pages that have been updated within the past month.

This is good because quite frankly:

yoast.com/

is hands-down, one of the best.

Sure, there are others….

But until something dominates the playing ground like Yoast does, consider sticking with that.

And finally:

Step 3.) Carefully Follow Nifty-Cool Configuration Tutorials!

Want Yoast Tutorials?

Check out these videos from this search:

www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yoast+seo&sp=EgIIBQ%253D%253D

like perhaps

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK30-hguZ_Y

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_n0_cxWqSs

So there you have it!

3 simple steps to give your readers a very very very basic way to approach SEO…

It doesn’t focus on a bazillion thingees to do but instead…

WordPress Security (it would certainly be utterly miserable if you SEOed your site to perfection only to have it broken into and destroyed)

WordPress SEO Plugins

Configuring said SEO plugins

In other words:

Step 1.) Ensure Your WordPress Site has All the Necessary Security Plugins (because AFTER you’ve done all that glorious SEO, you do NOT want to have your site hacked and, oh, say, someone breaks your FTP passwd and uploads a new .htaccess that redirects any searches from Google to a, and I quote, “Medicinal pills 4 U” site, which, btw, is Not a Good Thing At All)

Step 2.) Install A Great SEO Plugin (because there are some REALLY good ones that take care of lots of manual tediousness)

Step 3.) Carefully Follow Nifty-Cool Configuration Tutorials! (as SEO might be relatively new to you, it behooves you to set up some of the extra goodies that might further benefit your site BEYOND SEO).

Good stuff!

Your takeaway?

Simplicity…

Well, simplicity *shines*.

Why not be simple today?

Enjoy!

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