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0:05 It's one of the most popular platforms out there. But here's a mistake most people make when they're starting out their website. Because it's like oh I want this pretty design, I want it customized, and I want all these templates, I want all these plugins. And I hate to say it, but none of that matters. Just start your website, get it out there, get traffic.
0:30 Don't worry about what plugins other people are using. Don't worry about how pretty your design is. You need to get traction. If I told you hey your design is pretty, it looks amazing, what is it going to do? All it's going to do is build your ego and make you feel good. But if no one is coming to your website and you have the most beautiful design in your eyes, no one's going to see it, so it doesn't matter.
1:00 Or if you start getting people to your website and you think you have the most pretty design and template but everyone else is complaining, what does that tell you? It means that your design's not working out. So instead of focusing on the design or plugins or how amazing you can make your website's user experience when you're just starting out no one's coming to your website.
1:30 So instead of worrying about all those details I want you to focus on just getting your website out there. How about creating some content, share that content on Twitter, Facebook? If you don't have a following that's okay. Ask your friends to share your content, share your website, spread the word. If your friends don't want to do it, you can go comment on other blogs that are related in your industry, provide value, and when you comment on blogs they ask you for your name, email address, URL, and a comment.
2:00 When you put in your URL, it allows people to link on your, click on your name and go back to your website. The point I'm trying to make is there are many more important things that you need to be focusing on when you're releasing a website than your design or how pretty it is or the plugins. Just get something out there, get some traction. Once you know that you love what you're doing and it's starting to work, then worry about your design. Then worry about what plugins you should be adding.
Haha BOOM! I got a friend to just start and she has written 10ish blogs now with a homepage that looks like %^π÷!!
Going to share this with her and tell her that THE SEO pro in the world agrees!!
Neil i just want your advice, at this very moment, like shall i go all in making my own personal brand through blogging and videos, or shall i go for getting my Social Media Marketing Agency after getting a course for it like the one from Tai Lopez, am quite confused, please guide me better way, or your some insights which could effectively help me get out of this confusion. Thanks❤️
In my coupon website, I am writing contents focusing on this type of keywords - "best bluetooth speakers under 1000" and including affiliate links. But best products are from different niches, it may create the multi-niche issue! But one of my competitor is also doing this and getting good ranking also. I have also seen plenty of blogs who always writes about the best products. So, what content should I create to get more quality traffic on my coupon website?
Agreed. I'll admit that I worried about the design at first, but since I built my website to build traffic, I chose something that looked half decent and went from there. By focusing on getting traffic, via SEO, Facebook Ads, and organic Instagram postings, I've been able to amass hundreds of visits a month. The moral of the story is too get started. It's really easy to get lost in DM since there are so many different ways of doing things but the important thing is to get started and practice.
Neal what do you think of the website launch rocket? Is it a good place for people to pre sign up for your app? Can your methods brings users to that place to sign up. Can you work with me to get users to join my app
The best advice I have got, no body provided yet. Neil, you’re totally right, I also fall in those kind of people who care a lot of design and keep delaying writing contents.
But for sure I would now start writing content rather focusing on its templates or design
Actually I have 3-4 niches in my mind to include in my blogging website. But I’ve a bit confusion whether to start with all of them or just focus on 1 for the time being.
Please help me out with this
Hey Neil! Me again stalking all your different podcast LOL. I would love to create a Neil Patel signature designed website template using our platform. Would really like to partner with you on something!
This seems to be a short term business goal using a fad marketing draw. As he noted the design of your template isn't the selling point. It is the content that engages the audience to follow and take action. If you are inspired to sell a clone just make sure what you design is responsive. The mobile user has surpassed the desktop user.
A lot of people miss the point: design needs to serve function. Function in this case is your content. If you are messing around with design stuff instead of getting the content right, you're doing it wrong. Once you have your content you will know what design you need to serve that content.
GREAT ADVICE!, but here's another question. I've heard many people say that bounce rate will drop your rankings, and some asked google and one of the employees said, we don't use bounce rate as a ranking factor. There is probably a whole bunch of cases like this. Do you have any idea about this?
Bounce rate is just showing the visitor only visit one page of your site which he/she want to view and close your website after that, so it's really not very important if users will get all the information from that page only and haven't open other pages.
You're absolutely right Neil! I'm a professional web designer and I hate to work for people who's overly worried about the appearance of their site, all the while neglecting the site's usability. They want all these irrelevant whistles and bells and amazing photos of their products/services but the problem is many of them take a very long time to load because they are overly produced and heavy files. The simpler, the better! A lite and easily maintainable website is a win-win for all parties involved -- site owner, producer and visitors alike!
Thanks Neil once more a great advice! Though it is also true that depending on your business you will need to give a very good impression from day-one to convince people you are serious and dedicated about your services or products and about the user experience. Even more if your competition has a great look & feel and more trayectory than you. We have to try to stand out in every detail. At least I would not invite clients to my office if it is under construction or hasn't been painted or if I have so little furniture that I just can't give them a nice experience when talking about business with them, I'd prefer to meet them at a starbucks and buy them a coffe for example ;p
Well said Neil...makeup can always be done later...If you just focus on the design you will take a longer time to get established and you might get discouraged sometimes...We would like to request you for a live walk through on how to rank a page/article on the first page of google. This would be a great solution provider to many of us! It could be any topic...
thank you for the reply Tim. The request was because google has made a lot of changes to its ranking. It does indeed take time to rank but how it has to be setup is the magic wand, I guess you would agree to that!. when something is made visual related to changes it does make a lot of difference. The value add would have definitely cleared a lot.
There is workpress dot Com and dot org. They have different features. Not sure if I start workpress, but if I do, which one is better to choose, I did not decide. It is important as when you put a lot of work in it, you do not want to discover later that it is not the best platform.
The problem is not that Facebook and Google are the only advertising platforms. The problem is that they are considered mainstream media and without these two, the trend of cryptocurrencies gaining legitimacy is delayed. That is right, I said delayed not blocked or prevented.
The World Has Changed.
Five years ago, when bitcoin was unknown to most people, this might have been a fatal move. Today is a different story. I recently traveled to a remote mountain town in the interior of Mexico. Everyone I met had heard about Bitcoin and eyes lit up with excitement when I ask if I could pay for lunch with bitcoin.
Today are dozens of websites dedicated to cryptocurrencies, either holding them, exchanging them or just writing about them. Probably the most effective advertising remains on Google, it is called Google Search and it is free.
If someone wants to learn about owning bitcoin or any other currency, there is a ton of educational information.
The Flipside Is Being Ignored.
Not All Regulation Is Inherently Bad.
If we examine the full spectrum of regulation to this point on a global scale there is one common target most everywhere. That is the practice of exchanges. So far there has been little or not regulation, threatened or enacted, to protect investors from loss of funds due to security breaches.
Capitulation Is A Good Sign.