Here are some of the WordPress resources and related resources that I use to build and grow my websites.
Essential WordPress Resources – Web Hosting
HostGator is affordable, allows infinite domains to be hosted on your one account and has an incredibly simple WordPress install process. (Which you can learn about here).
SEO and Ranking Tools.
Keyword research is hugely important. Without it you can forget about free traffic from search engines like Google and Bing. These industry leading keyword research tools can help you find the those golden nugget keywords that you can target and rank with.
Long Tail Pro is simply amazing when it comes to keyword research. I’ve personally use it to identify three niches with good profitability. These websites are under development right now. This Program is incredibly fast at generating keywords by the hundreds and the filter options can help narrow this list down according to your requirements before you even start your analysis. Excellent.
Market Samurai is similar to Long Tail Pro but comes with a lot of unique analysis that you can apply to your keywords and competition. A 12 day free trial and some excellent free training videos makes this one tool that you should at least check out. You also get the full version at a discount if you try it first. You can’t beat a deal like that.
Akismet – Keep your spam comments under control. This is as handy as it gets.
All In One SEO Pack & Yoast SEO – To put it simply, if you don’t install and use these plugins, your chances of ranking well in search engines for what you want to rank in are very very very low.
Google XML Sitemaps – generate your sitemaps and submit them to Google, Bing your dentist, whoever you want. Easy to use and informs the search engines that your site is updated.
Jetpack by WordPress.com – You need to check out the features it provides. It really is an amazing plugin. Too much for me to mention here
Sharify – This provides those social buttons for sharing at the top and bottom of the page.It works well and is trackable so you can see when things are shared. Useful and fun.