Last Updated on November 5, 2021 by scottkandh
In this post, weekly self reflection 7/21 – 7/26/2020 I discuss my first experience with using SEO.
Weekly Self Reflection 7/21 – 7/26/20
Reflections: (i.e.) What is SEO? Search Engine Optimization. All those little things that you need to do to make your website stand out in a crowd.
Important: Make the switch for your WordPress SEO to Yoast Plug-in.
Here’s my Good, Bad, and Future reflections.
Before I give you the reflections for the week, make yourself an outline for the topics that you like to discuss. Once you’ve created your draft outline, copy and paste it into WordPress.
Good – What went very well this week? Switched over to a better SEO using Yoast Plug-in. Free SEO checklist to optimize your SEO.
What is an SEO? Search Engine Optimization. All those little things that you need to do to make your website stand out in a crowd when Google is trying to locate search criteria.
- Difference between All in One SEO and Yoast SEO. Yoast beats All in One SEO hands down. The next 20 blogs are going to be devoted exclusively to the category of monetizing your blog. Yoast plug-in is a must-have for WordPress users. More to come on that topic.
- Themes – Made yet another switch (to another Theme) to fix a problem that the hyperlinks were extremely hard to read. It’s still early enough in the game for me to switch to another theme. However, it would require a lot of work to get it set-up the way that I want, so it’s on hold for the moment. In the meantime, I’ll structure what I envision for the new theme on paper so I can easily make the migration. Target goal date: End of August.
The one I’ve decided to pursue buying is a Premium theme costing $59 called: Daisy Blog WordPress Theme. A lot of bloggers appear to be using this theme and it blends itself very easily to what I have in mind to connect to my Pinterest Board.
At the current time, I can’t make hyperlinks to my images that are in a gallery. I wouldn’t suggest changing to another theme if you have already established a good number of users. They might not like that you’ve made the change.
- Tailwind Tribes – average user probably does 10 – 15 pins per day.
I changed the perimeter for pins that I schedule to 40, a good range is 25 – 40 pins per day. But don’t exceed 41 pins. That’s when you’ll get a notification that you’re going to be looking for trouble with the Pinterest algorithm.
Update: Nowadays, Tailwind has changed from Tailwind Tribes to Tailwind Communities.
As a result of hard work and updating my reflections, I got my first Affiliate sponsor – Leadpages. Other affiliates have very stringent guidelines. It’s going to take some time to learn what needs to be done and how to set it up properly for the bigger affiliates. That’s a long-range goal of a year down the road (July 2021).
Bad – What didn’t go very well? Site Health. What is Site Health? Site health is an overview on what should be fixed on your website for better performance. My site heath report indicated I need to uninstall inactive themes. However, at the present time I can’t figure out how to uninstall them. It’s probably something really easy that I’m overlooking. But chances are that if I can’t locate it, maybe you’re not able to do it either.
Future – what will I do next for in the future to achieve my goals?
Investigate how to “easily” uninstall inactive themes in Word Press.
Update: 7/24/2020: It’s actually so simple. All you need to do is to click in the center of the theme where it says theme and details. Then click on delete in the lower right.
Concentrate on making viral pins so that they meet all of the criteria to be considered viral. Make a Landing page to download a Free “Viral” pin checklist. Begin by updating the SEO Yoast pin above and show a before and after comparison.
Learn how to make internal links and see if I add bookmarks within Word that it’ll carry over into WordPress.