The only thing you need to keep in mind is that members of Wealthy Affiliate would already have the “All in One SEO” plugin installed and enabled as it’s part of the boot camp training. So if you’d like to follow along you’ll need to install the plugin too.
If you don’t have a Gmail address or a Google+ profile you’ll need to first take a few minutes and set them up. Once setup you can then follow along and complete everything in approximately 10 minutes. I recommend watching the video below first, then when you’re ready start, take your time and pause the video as you follow along.
Covered in the above video tutorial is as follows:
1: How To Set Up Authorship On WordPress
If you’ve performed a Google search in the past 12 months, you’ve likely already seen author images next to some of the search results. That’s because they’ve set up authorship and connected their site with their Google Plus profile.
In the video I’m going to show you each step you need to take in order to setup authorship on your site. Don’t forget to test your site in the rich snippet testing tool here: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
2: How To Add & Verify Site With Google Webmaster Tools
Now you may not of heard of Webmaster Tools before, but it a service that Google offers webmasters like yourself. It allows us to add our sites, submit sitemaps and much more. It a great service to use as it will also let us know about errors it finds etc.
In order to use Google Webmaster Tools you need to verify that you own the domain/site. The second part of this video covers how to add your domain and then verify that you own the domain within Webmaster Tools.
3: How To Add & Verify Your Site With Google Analytics
Google Analytics is one of the best and most powerful tracking tools around and it’s free to use. But to use Analytics will need to add some code so that tracking information is passed back to our Analytics account.
In the last part of this video I’m going to show you how to connect your site with your Google Analytics account, I’ll also quickly show you how to then connect your Webmaster Tools account with your Analytics accounts.
After updating the plugin with your Analytics ID you may need to wait a few minutes for Analytics to work.
What You Need To Complete All 3 Steps
To complete the 3 steps you’re going to need a self-hosted wordpress site that allows you to install plugins.
The All In One SEO Pack plugin installed activated and enabled.
A Gmail email account and a Google+ profile, it’s important that you upload a profile picture of yourself or at least a real picture of someone, otherwise the authorship isn’t going to work.
If you need help you’re more than welcome to post a comment below and I’ll gladly help you out. Just let me know what problem you’re having.