WordPress Setup on GoDaddy
GoDaddy Makes WordPress Installation a Breeze!
Please Note: This Step by Step tutorial is on Setting up WordPress properly for maximum SEO on an existing GoDaddy account with an existing hosting plan like: Economy (or Deluxe) Linux Hosting with cPanel. This tutorial was created 09.26.16. The appearance of the screenshots change fairly often on GoDaddy, but the overall concept stays the same.
1. Open cPanel
2. Add your Domain Name to your GoDaddy Hosting Account (if you have more than one)
3. Install WordPress on Your Hosting Account
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Remember, three things are needed to make a website go live:
1. Register your Domain Name ( www.YOUR-WEB-ADDRESS-GOES-HERE.COM )
2. Sign up for a Hosting account (this hosts your website building program on a server connected to the world wide web)
3. Design your website using a website builder – (like WordPress) Designing includes the layout (Templates are called “Themes” in WordPress), color scheme and uploading your content (Text, Images and Videos). If you want to use WordPress to build your website, you have to first install it on your hosting account, which is what this tutorial is all about.
Three things are assumed, therefore we will not be going into much detail on these in this tutorial:
1. You have already signed up for a GoDaddy account. If you have not already set up an account, do so – ( you’ll need a credit card and make a note of your user ID, password and four digit call in PIN number)
2. You have already registered your domain name (on GoDaddy)
3. You have already signed up for a hosting program (on GoDaddy)
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GoDaddy’s Service is Unbeatable
Yep – we’ve used the best of them over the past 20 years. For Hosting and Domain Registration you just can’t beat GoDaddy. We should know – we’ve used the other most popular hosting providers and you are lucky if you can get someone on the phone – after holding forever, and then they are not very helpful.
With GoDaddy, we can always get a helpful person on the phone to answer our questions and they are always knowledgeable and never have to put us on hold to get the answer – they just know it.
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Is your site mobile friendly yet??
Klemen Kloboves from Google said “beginning in May, we’ll start rolling out an update to mobile search results that increases the effect of the ranking signal to help our users find even more pages that are relevant and mobile-friendly.”
Google Posts for Celebrities and Businesses
New Google Posts (AKA Podium). Allows businesses or celebrities to post directly on Google – will it stick?
Do you need “By Appointment Only” listed on your hours on Google Maps? We think it’s a great idea – please let Google know here:
Facebook Reaches 1.6 Billion Users! Google is watching…
Google is watching what we do on Social Media – Like a Hawk!
Give First – Be Amazing
Love it or hate it, you might as well close up shop if you are not going to embrace Facebook and other social Media—end of story!
Bing Adds New Shopping Details to Image Search
This is great news and highlights the importance of getting your images ranked high on the Image Search Engines from Google and Bing.
More and more people are using image search as a way to find products and services. Plus, most of your competitors have not figured this out. Optimizing your images for your keywords so that Google (and Bing) can rank them makes it easier to win with competitive industries or products. The fact that Google (and Bing) have dedicated an entire search engine to this should be an indication of its importance!
Below is an image of Greg’s iPhone Stand which usually ranks #1 on images searches. Notice the little shopping cart icon at the bottom of the image. Click it to make it bigger.
Bing has launched a feature that adds more data to product images, including competitive pricing for the same item sold at different stores, reviews and ratings and store availability.
It’s referred to as “Places to Buy Beta” showing the store availability of the product. In the example above it links to where Greg sells his iPhone Stands on Amazon.
This is a Beta test while Bing is rolling out a new image search feature.
Users can simply find the new “Places to Buy Beta” by clicking on the shopping cart option under the image.