Starting a new website or blog is an exciting process, but when I started my first site I had no idea what I was doing. As a result, I made a ton of mistakes along the way that could have been prevented. It’s much easier to do things right from the start than to try to go back later and adjust all of your settings. Use these free guides to launch your new website in 30 days {or less!}.

Before You Start: Pick a platform for your site

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Install WordPress + Pick a Theme

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Structure Your WordPress Categories

Take Advantage of WordPress SEO Options

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Mini course: SOS… SEO!

How To Help Your Website Show Up In Search Results

Take this DIY entry-level SEO course to start your website off on the right foot.

Install WordPress Plugins

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Optimize Your Site With Google Tools

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Create Staple Pages

5 must-have pages for your blog or website

BONUS: Write Great Content + Optimize Posts

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