How to use WordPress to blog the easy way. Enter the world of writing and be read by millions in just a few days without getting help.
Why would you use WordPress when you have other great options?
- First up benefit is that WordPress is free.
- It is used by over a third of the world.
- The V.5 Block builder is a class leader
- A range of plug-ins available and mostly free
- raining is readily available
Therefore whey would you pay for an expensive platform when you can do it easily with WordPress.
A white lie is still a lie
I started this by saying you can be read by millions in a a few days. Now this is theoretically true however it is also extremely unlikely for us average punters.
Achieving a huge following on the internet requires a working knowledge of all the required inputs that give you a rough chance of rising to the top.
In most cases it will require consistent application to build a following that want to read your prise winning articles.
Life and web sites were not meant to be easy or everyone would be on page one of every search term.
Unless you appear on page one ( maybe 2) of any search term you stand little chance of getting any attention. Unfair maybe but none the less very true.
How to use WordPress to blog the easy way and a path to success
My job now, is to lead you to the result you want
I love WordPress. Therefore I am biased but only because I have tried the other ways and always come back. I am no techno wizard, just an old guy trying to keep up with young guns straight out of creative school. WordPress offers me a chance at being equal to the task.
Some tools that make your job easy
First of all having the best content in the world is useless unless you get the starting blocks right.
- A keyword tool that works
- Then a headline tool that ensures you get read
- SEO is the backbone of the search industry
- Writing techniques that matter monitored on every page
- Spell checking for the dummies
- Creating a meta description with a difference
- Support, training and free hosting
Without any one of these working for you, even before you start writing , diminishes your chances of success so follow on as I lay them out.
How to use WordPress to blog the easy way with a proper tool
A keyword Tool free or paid
The term that people use to search for you is a Keyword (or now Key Phrase). This has changed a lot with the advent of voice searching and the tail of the word becoming very close to an exact match.
There are reportedly 3.5 billion Google searches per day. (internet live stats) and over a third are four or more words. Add to this YouTube that gets nearly as many searches as Google.
Therefore you need help to be seen in a crown this big.
Jaaxy is also available under the Wealthy Affiliate package seen further down the page.
You are looking for a volume and competition balance that is not too difficult to be found.
I also use Uber-suggest a product by Neil Patel. a bit deeper than Jaaxy that bounces around a bit but does the job.
My Dream headline tool
This is quite new to the market and really necessary for beginners and pro's alike. It comes in a free and paid package by MonsterInsights.
The monster rates every headline on a dozen different levels
This one for example started out with a 69 score which is not all bad however I was able to extend it further by adding extra words.
The Insights program is also a analytics tool that ensures you follow everything you do with real statistics.
It is no good wandering in the dark you really need to understand how Google sees you.
MonsterInsights has a free and a paid program, I use both depending on my site.
SEO tool for your Google glory
One of several plugins I recommend is Yoast SEO a free plug-in that takes a view of your setup and tells you what is wrong, or indeed correct.
This plugin does multi tasking so you cover off Several items at onetime.
First of all is a score card on Your SEO where you are rated on the variables that make a difference. There are fifteen of them that you need to get right.
The above is taken from this page and everyone item needs to be green or you need to fix the errors.
This will make sure that Google recognises your work as worthy of viewing.
Then you have writing techniques
Then they want your writing in a particular style which will include:hort sentence structure at less than 25 words
Paragraphs also under 300 words.
Your subheadings go from H1 down to H4 but never upward.
No less than 25% for transition words
Then the use of positive words throughout the article.
A handy list to conform to.
A spell checker is a must
A product called Grammarly is my recommendation. It comes with a capable free version and only more advanced writers need to upgrade.
The Google word programme has a spell checker and there are many others that could be used.
Proof read where you can because Google dislike spelling errors.
How many words should be in a post?
The jury will vary on this however there are minimums.
First up is a low level of 300 words. This is easy to achieve with a few headings and descriptions thrown in.
However, beginners may find that this stretches you a bit but worry not.
The best level is around 1200 words with adequate headings and structure.
Depending on your typing speed you can estimate a time to complete this.
How long is 1200 words? this document to here is just on one thousand so a few to go.
Remember people get bored so an upper limits is around 3000 words.
What about pictures, graphs and lists
These are an absolute necessity for maintaining reader attention.
Readers are a fickle lot and they need to be prodded along. Having good pictures and lists keeps the readers on track and interested in your article.
Can a Video assist your work?
A video is almost a must have inclusion. Many people are mostly visual so it offers an easy
way to gather information.
Furthermore it keeps people on your site longer which is a great SEO technique.
You can embed a video or provide a link to it both work OK.
Where can you get support and training on WordPress?
Finally there are many individual items that go together to make a great page or post.
Whilst WordPress is relatively easy to use it baffles the best of us at times.
However their are different areas of support that may be necessary.
|Hosting issues||This resides with your web host|
|WordPress problems||A support group|
|Extra training||On various areas|
|Set out problems||Using a plug in|
|New alternatives||Saving money|
The only one place that offers all this in one spot is:
You can get in for free simply by clicking the image.
How to use WordPress to blog the easy way wrapped up.
My conclusion to WordPress
The structure of WordPress block building makes life so easy.
First pick a headline
Then a paragraph
Add a few images, graphs or lists
Write a bundle of words and you are done.
Finally it is easy to practice and change anything at anytime
Therefore even you can do it.
It all starts here at Wealthy Affiliate the home of WordPress for over a Million users.