Understanding WordPress

treeTo better understand WordPress, I want you to think of it hypothetically, as being like a fruit tree. You have your tree trunk (main site) which you want to keep expanding and produce nutritious fruit. But what gives your tree stability and good health, are all the roots that span out in every direction to sustain its foundation and stability. And your roots are your posts from your WordPress blog.

Let me break it down further to make it a little clearer, I hope? With traditional website software, you give each individual page of your website a “Titles”, as with WordPress. You may title one of your pages, e.g., “Horse training”. You’ve written quality content, added your keywords into your main body text for the search engines, and inserted a few images, and even an instructional training video or two. So now what?

This is where the beauty of WordPress is so amazing, and why everyone is using it. WordPress lets you sow seeds of content from any one of your pages and insert that content into a “Post.” (a root). It’s a brief or lengthy description, of what your tree trunk (main site or page) is all about, and what you have to offer its visitors, and why they should come visit your site, or blog.

(Remember: Ease someone’s pain or have a solution to someone’s problem, each time you write a page or make a post.)

Each keyword titled “Post” is linked back to your main site. A post (root) main purpose is to drive traffic (visitors) to your main website. (The tree trunk). And of course the more roots imbedded in the search engines; the more stabled and nutritious your fruit tree is going to be.

The benefit of WordPress over any other software out there is that you can write as many “Posts” (roots) to be listed on the search engine as you wish. Each “Post” is listed on the search engines under each keyword title that you have named that particular post, and each post can drive traffic back to your main website, or blog (tree trunk). Each “Post” is connected through a link to your domain name. Example: http://domainname.com/horsetraining (Very much like the roots of the tree are connected to a tree trunk.)

Then, still thinking in the format of a fruit tree, if people like what you have written on your website or blog (the trunk) they will most certainly tell all their friends, and your website will branch out in the form of links and backlinks to other sites, or blogs all over the Internet. This completes the final stage of your tree, which is that it now bears fruit. The fruit is when people have repost your post on their website or blog giving credit and recognition back to you and your site.

What would you rather have? Maybe, five or ten pages listed on the Internet, or possibly hundreds of posts to grow your WordPress tree?

To learn more about using WordPress, visit: Learn About WordPress.


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