Supercharge Your WordPress Internal Linking SEO With WPSerpFuel WordPress Plugin

Learn how to create an effective internal linking strategy to supercharge your WordPress SEO, even with little content published on your site …

How To Supercharge Your WordPress Internal Linking SEOAn internal link connects different pages on the same website (as opposed to an external link, which sends visitors to a different website).

Internal linking improves SEO by helping search engines find and index more pages and content on your website. Internal linking also improves navigation for your visitors, keeps users interacting longer with your website, and allows you to cluster posts and articles on related topics.

How To Supercharge Your WordPress Internal Linking SEO

Typically, for a good internal linking strategy to work, you need to publish lots of content on your website. Here on WPCompendium.org, for example, we’ve published hundreds of detailed WordPress tutorials, so we use internal linking a lot to make it easier for users to navigate the site and access related tutorials and information quickly and easily.

Search engines like Google and Bing reward good internal content linking with better search engine rankings. Internal linking, therefore, is an important and powerful SEO strategy.

If you have lots of content on your site, you can create internal links using the WordPress internal linking tool, widgets like ‘Recent Posts,’ and plugins like Related Posts.

But … what if you haven’t published that much content on your site yet? Is there a way to boost the effectiveness of your WordPress site’s internal linking SEO without resorting to blackhat methods that will get your site or content penalized by search engines?

As it happen, yes, there is! In this tutorial, we’ll explore a WordPress plugin that lets you create an effective internal linking strategy to supercharge your WordPress SEO even if there’s little content published on your site, using completely whitehat methods.

WPSerpFuel – WordPress SEO Plugin

WPSerpFuel - WordPress SEO Plugin

(WPSerpFuel – WordPress SEO Plugin)

WPSerpFuel is a WordPress plugin that creates content-rich internal pages on your WordPress site. These pages link to your main posts intelligently using different anchor texts but are not linked from your main site, so your site visitors don’t see these pages, only search engines.

WPSerpFuel generates an SEO friendly RSS feed sitemap containing all of the URLs to every ‘fueled’ post created by the plugin. According to the plugin developers, this provides more emphasis to every post you publish and helps Google rank your posts more easily.

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How The Plugin Works

WordPress has a number of built-in features that facilitate site navigation and internal linking to posts and pages. For example, when you create a new post on a regular WordPress site, sidebar widgets like the ‘recent posts’ widget allow every other post and page on your site to link back to your new post, effectively giving your new post an SEO boost …

Regular WordPress site with pages and posts linking to a new post

(Regular WordPress site with pages and posts linking to a new post)

As new posts get added, however, older posts get pushed down on the ‘recent posts’ widget until they no longer show up on the list of recent posts. As older posts begin to lose multiple internal links, they also become harder to find.

Although all posts remain published on your site and can be accessed by users, as older posts get buried under newer posts, they become less relevant, drive less traffic, and their search engine rankings begin to drop.

WPSerpFuel addresses this issue by ensuring that no matter how old your posts get or how buried under new posts they end up, they will continue having internal links pointing to them.

The plugin creates multiple internal links pointing to posts that you specify, using content rich pages and different anchor text of your choice. This allows search engines to continue ranking your older posts …

A WordPress site using WPSerpFuel

(A WordPress site using WPSerpFuel)

With WPSerpFuel, your SEO rankings are naturally boosted by internal links, so they don’t rely on external backlinks to rank content.

Additionally, fueled posts link intelligently to your main post using different anchor text …

WPSerpFuel adds internal links to WordPress posts using different anchor text

(WPSerpFuel adds internal links to WordPress posts using different anchor text)

After the plugin creates internal links to all of the posts you specify, it generates SEO-friendly RSS feeds for each fueled post, allowing search engines to easily find and index your content and boost your search rankings …

WPSerpFuel - WordPress SEO Plugin

(Use your RSS feed to boost your search rankings)

For example, you can upload the fueled RSS feed to RSS aggregators and auto syndicate fueled posts using applications like SociSynd or IFTTT

WPSerpFuel - WordPress SEO Plugin

(WPSerpFuel – WordPress SEO Plugin)

You can use this plugin to help a new site get ranked or give an old site with ranked content a boost in the search engines.

More information: WPSerpFuel

WPSerpFuel Benefits

The WPSerpFuel plugin can be installed on any self-hosted WordPress site. The plugin doesn’t change your site’s structure in any way. It simply creates more internal links for search engines to find and index your existing content.

The plugin lets you choose the number of internal links to create, pick the anchor text to use, choose the content for your fueled posts, control how often fueled posts are created, schedule fueled posts, and more.

WPSerpFuel Features

Some of the features of this plugin include:

  • Create up to 10 internal links to all of your posts, or just the ones you specify.
  • Add different anchor text keywords to internal links based on suggested keywords from Google.
  • Schedule and drip-feed fueled posts or publish these immediately.
  • Auto-generate RSS feed for fueled posts for faster indexing and syndication.
  • Search and add keyword-related videos from YouTube to improve search relevancy.
  • Search and add keyword-related images from Flickr.
  • Integrates with The Best Spinner & Spin Rewriter article spinning tools (learn more about article spinning here)
  • Article Builder Integration (Get articles for your fueled posts directly from article builder)
  • Ability to work with proxies (Never worry about any server blocks)

Visit this site to learn more about this WordPress plugin: WPSerpFuel

Plugin Testimonials

Abbs has put together a great little tool for increasing the likelihood of blog content getting found and respected by Google and the other engines. I don’t buy a lot of SEO ‘tweak’ tools because most of them are frankly spammy, but SERP Fuel is definitely one I will be putting to work on my site. Time will tell of course, as to its effectiveness in my particular setup, but at this low price, it’s a no-brainer to employ. On a side note, I know from using another of Abbs’ products before that he stands behind his products and supports them. Anthony Hendriks, B.C. Canada

WPSerpFuel – Additional Info

As mentioned earlier, internal linking is great when you have lots of posts with lots of related content. The time and cost of generating this amount of content can be significant. Additionally, there is the cost of purchasing or installing separate plugins to add multimedia to your content (e.g. videos and images), query Google for related keywords, create custom RSS feeds, etc.

WPSerpFuel does all of this for you automatically. You can use the plugin to build internal links for child posts and child pages.

The videos below provide more information about the SERP Fuel method:

WPSerpFuel Process

(WPSerpFuel Process)

Building Super Silo Sites

(Building Super Silo Sites)

The plugin offers single and multiple site licenses, free plugin updates for the first year, PDF guides and video tutorials, and a  zero-risk, 30-day money-back guarantee.

To learn more about this SEO plugin and download a  free PDF that explains the SERP Fuel technique, go here: WPSerpFuel – WordPress SEO Plugin For Internal Links

Supercharge Your WordPress Internal Linking SEO With WPSerpFuel WordPress Plugin

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How To Prevent Content Theft In WordPress

Content theft and hotlinking can cost you bandwidth and lost visitors. Learn how to prevent content theft in WordPress …

How To Protect Your Content From Being Stolen In WordPress

How To Prevent Content Theft In WordPressIf you run a product review site, blog, e-commerce site, membership site or a download page, your content and download files are at risk of being stolen by internet thieves.

No website owner wants their content or files to be stolen. The World Wide Web is structured in such a way, however, that most websites have no choice but to leave themselves wide open to content theft.

For example, the simplest way to steal content from any website is to highlight, select, and copy web page content to your clipboard …

Stealing content online is as easy as copy ...

(Stealing content online is as easy as copy …)

And then pasting it into your own blogs …

and paste!

(and paste!)

Content Theft Methods

There are various methods that can be used to steal content online. Two of the most common content theft methods include ‘content scraping’ and ‘hotlinking’.

Content Scraping

Many content thieves use a simple method like the ‘copy and paste’ one shown above to steal content from other websites and publish it on their site as their own. This is called content scraping.

Many sites will copy articles from other websites or even copy entire websites. In some cases, sites built using entirely pilfered content can even outrank the sites that published the original content. There are many tools available that can automate content scraping, including a number of autoblogging tools.

Hotlinking

Hotlinking is using images, videos, or files being hosted on and served from other websites in your content, instead of uploading and serving these from your own server and website. Essentially, you’re serving visitors content that is not hosted on your server and someone else is paying for the space and bandwidth resources.

Sites like YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, etc. will give you permission to ‘hotlink’ (i.e. use content hosted on their site) and supply you with an embed code so you can display files like videos, images, etc. on your website or blog. Other sites will host content like banner images or video ads on their server and supply you with HTML or Javascript code that you can insert into your content to display these on your site. All of these instances are common practice and perfectly legit.

Where hotlinking becomes stealing, is when you use images and files hosted on other websites in your content without the owner’s explicit permission, knowledge, or consent.

If someone is hotlinking to your site without your knowledge, then you’re not only paying for the bandwidth and hosting resources but others are benefiting from the time and money you have invested into creating these files and using this to compete against you. They’re stealing from you on every level.

How To Protect Your Site From Content Theft – Your Options

What can you do to prevent people stealing your content online? Let’s take a look at your options …

Don’t Publish Content Online

The simplest way to prevent content theft online is to not publish anything online that you don’t want stolen. If you provide a specialized service involving ‘trade secrets,’ for example, you can advertise your services and describe its features and benefits on your website without actually revealing your methods for achieving results.

Keep Your Content Private

If your business requires publishing valuable information online, however, then consider publishing your content privately (e.g. inside a password-protected area or membership site), so that only those with access to the content can view or download your files. While this will not prevent people from stealing your content once they gain access to the information, it will help to minimize incidents and opportunities for content theft.

Modify Your .htacess File

Your .htaccess file is stored on your server and contains important server instructions for your website. You can add hotlink protection instructions to your .htaccess file to prevent other sites from displaying your images and other files and there are online tools that can create these instructions for you, but this requires editing code and working with files on your server.

If you don’t want to mess with code or server files, then consider the next option below.

Use Content Theft Prevention Plugins

If you have no choice but to display your content publicly, then consider using a WordPress plugin to disable features or functions on your site that would allow your content to be easily copied, stolen, or hotlinked.

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Most WordPress content theft prevention plugins will not block search engines from indexing your web content. These plugins work by disabling web browser functions that allow visitors to copy your content (e.g. select text, right-click, and copy).

Below are some content theft prevention plugins you can look at and consider installing on your WordPress website or blog.

WP Content Guard

WP Content Guard

(WP Content Guard)

WP Content Guard is an all-in-one WordPress content protection plugin that is designed to save you time and money tracking down content thieves, dealing with support issues, and protecting your search engine rankings by preventing content and product files from being freely distributed and linked to online from other websites, black hat forums, or via email links.

The plugin is easy to install and configure …

WP Content Guard - Settings Screen

(WP Content Guard – Settings Screen)

Once the plugin is installed and activated, it literally works right out of the box, providing instant content and hotlinking protection …

WP Content Guard works right out of the box

(WP Content Guard works right out of the box)

The main features of this plugin include:

  • Built-In Advanced Hotlink Protection: This prevents content thieves from linking directly to your images and files from their own sites, on forums, or emails and causing you to incur excessive bandwidth usage charges.
  • Automatic Right-Click Blocking: With this feature enabled, visitors will not be able to right-click on any part of your site to view the source code of your web pages or easily copy direct links to your files and images.
  • Automatic Copy & Paste Blocking: With this feature enabled, visitors will not be able to copy and paste any part of your content.

This plugin is developed and maintained by established and trusted WordPress plugin developers. It includes single and unlimited site licensing, free lifetime updates, full support and a risk-free 30-day money back guarantee.

For more details, go here: WP Content Guard

Smart Content Protector Pro

Smart Content Protector Pro - WordPress Copy Protection

(Smart Content Protector Pro – WordPress Copy Protection)

Smart Content Protector Pro protects text and images on your WordPress site from being copied. The plugin automatically goes to work protecting your site’s content as soon as it is activated.

You can, however, also configure plugin settings to specify what visitors can and can’t do on your site, including protecting content on all pages, only on certain pages (e.g. homepage, posts, custom pages/posts, or custom categories), etc. …

Smart Content Protector Pro - Settings Screen

(Smart Content Protector Pro – Settings Screen)

The plugin also provides image protection options, such as disabling image dragging, viewing the original image in a new window or displaying the image in a lightbox. Advanced image protection features allow you to add watermarks to images …

Smart Content Protector Pro - Image Protection Settings

(Smart Content Protector Pro – Image Protection Settings)

The plugin also records the IP addresses of sites that have copied your content …

See which IP addresses have copied your content

(See which IP addresses have copied your content)

Smart Content Protector Pro also provides text protection settings for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems …

Smart Content Protector Pro - Text Protection Settings

(Smart Content Protector Pro – Text Protection Settings)

Additional features of this simple and easy to use plugin include advanced multiple text and image protection methods and options, watermarking, disabling mouse right-clicking and shortcut keys (e.g.  Cut, Copy, Paste, Select All, View Source, etc.), content protection based on user levels, alert message options for right-clicking or Print Screen, and more.

For more information, go here: Smart Content Protector Pro

WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click

WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click

(WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click)

WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click is an easy to install plugin that protects content on your posts and home page from being copied without your permission using multiple JavaScript + CSS methods.

Basic features include disabling copying of content and images using right-clicking or shortcut keys and displaying alert messages or image ads. The plugin also offers a ‘pro’ edition with advanced features (see next item below).

More information: WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click

WP Content Copy Protection (Pro)

WP Content Copy Protection Pro

(WP Content Copy Protection Pro)

WP Content Copy Protection Pro is the premium version of the WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click plugin.

This plugin will not only protect your content from being selected and copied, it also gives you full control over right-click functions and context menus. You can display alerts when users right-click on images, text boxes, links, plain text, etc., disable control keys, watermark images on the fly, exclude home page or single posts from being copy-protected, disable copy protection for admin users, and more.

The plugin offers aggressive image protection to prevent expert users from stealing your images, flexible protection options and is compatible with all major theme frameworks and browsers.

Go here for more details: WP Content Copy Protection Pro

WP Content Copy Protection

WP Content Copy Protection

(WP Content Copy Protection)

WP Content Copy Protection aggressively protects all your valuable site content (source code, text content, and images) from being illegally copied and prevents plagiarism. Copy methods are disabled via mouse and keyboard.

To learn more about this WordPress plugin, visit this site: WP Content Copy Protection

WP CopyRight PRO

WP CopyRightPro

(WP CopyRightPro)

WP CopyRightPro can prevent around 90% of attempts from online users copying text and images on your WordPress site. This plugin will disable selection and copying of text from web pages, right-clicking functionality, image-dragging and displaying content on other sites via iframes.

After activating the plugin and allowing it some time to gather data, the plugin will reveal any sites that are using your images.

Visit the plugin website to learn more about using this WordPress plugin: WP CopyRightPro

WordPress Hotlink Protection Plugins

Below is a list of WordPress plugins that provide hotlink protection for your site’s images.

Practical Tip

To view a list of sites that are using your images, go to the Google.com images section and type site:yoursite.com

Google can show you which sites are using your images

(Google can show you which sites are using your images)

Configurable Hotlink Protection

Configurable Hotlink Protection

(Configurable Hotlink Protection)

Configurable Hotlink Protection is a free WordPress plugin that helps you save bandwidth by blocking links to video, audio, and other files from unapproved websites.

The plugin settings let you selectively control direct linking and choose which kind of files to block from a list of common file extensions (or include your own), allow linking from multiple authorized websites, and generates .htaccess file rules.

More info: Configurable Hotlink Protection

Hotlink File Prevention

Hotlink File Prevention

(Hotlink File Prevention)

Hotlink File Prevention is a free plugin that provides simple hotlink prevention to individual files and can be turned on/off directly in the WordPress media library. This allows you to protect files inside membership sites or private pages from being copied by users with access to the content.

Go here for more info: Hotlink File Prevention

Hotlink2Watermark

Hotlink2Watermark

(Hotlink2Watermark)

Hotlink2Watermark is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to display a watermark on images being hotlinked from your website …

Add watermarks to hotlinked images

(Add watermarks to hotlinked images)

The plugin gives you the option of using text (choose from 4 different fonts and optional shadow colours) or an image for your watermark. You can also save a list of all websites hotlinking your images on a csv file.

For more information, go here: Hotlink2Watermark

Hopefully, the above has helped you gain a better understanding of how to prevent content theft in WordPress.

How To Prevent Content Theft In WordPress

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How To Store, Plan And Organize Your Content Ideas

Here is a simple, inexpensive, and effective system you can use to store, plan, and organize your content ideas.

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How To Store, Plan And Organize Your Content IdeasThis tutorial is part of our Content Marketing With WordPress tutorial series, which show you how to create effective content to promote your website and grow your business online.

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There’s absolutely no way around it! If you want a successful presence online, you will need to learn how to create and produce content for your website pages, blog, newsletters, product descriptions, post headlines, sales copy, social media, ads, articles, promotional pieces, news releases, customer training, FAQs, forum signatures, SEO meta descriptions, etc.

Creating and producing content requires a system. Even if you plan to outsource all of your content writing, you will still need a system, as there are many content outsourcing challenges that you will need to overcome.

In this tutorial, we show you how to set up a simple system for storing, planning, and organizing your content ideas effectively, regardless of whether you plan to create content yourself or outsource it.

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If you need help coming up with new content ideas, we recommend downloading our content creation guide here: Infinite Content Creation: A Practical Step-By-Step Course On How To Create Endless Content For Your Website Or Blog!

How To Store, Plan, And Organize Your Content Ideas

To get results online you need to publish new content regularly

(To get results online you need to publish new content regularly)

Let’s say that you get an idea for an article or blog post but you’re just too busy to do something with it right now. What do you do? Do you write it down on the nearest piece of paper you can find? Do you not write it down and hope you’ll remember it later?

If your approach to creating content for your website or blog is to let an idea come to you spontaneously, work through it chaotically and publish only when you feel inspired or have the time to write, you will struggle to get results online. There’s way too much competition publishing way too much information online for this approach to be effective.

Fact: Businesses that get results online publish new content regularly. 

If you are serious about getting results online for your business, you need a system for coming up with new content ideas and for turning your ideas into published content on a regular basis.

Anyone who publishes content online regularly will tell you that turning an idea into published content involves research, planning, organizing, editing, and refining points, sections, subsections, etc. Sometimes, things get in the way of the creation process or more research or information is required and ideas need to be put on hold until the process can be resumed later.

It’s important, therefore, to have a system that lets you store, plan, organize, and process your content writing ideas, regardless of whether you plan to create the content yourself or outsource your content creation.

A Simple And Effective Content Production System

Ideally, we want to start with a simple, effective, and inexpensive system that can grow to accommodate your content creation needs. There are many useful tools and apps available to help you plan and organize your thoughts and ideas. The important thing is to have a system in place that allows you to effectively:

  • Jot down your content ideas.
  • Store, plan, and organize your content ideas
  • Draft (i.e. flesh out) your content ideas
  • Publish your finished content

Let’s show you how to set up a simple content production system like the one shown below using inexpensive tools and WordPress …

A simple and inexpensive content production system

(A simple and inexpensive content production system)

Jotting Down Your Content Ideas

Great content ideas can strike any time!

(Great content ideas can strike any time!)

A great idea for an article, blog post, video, podcast, e-book, lead generation report, etc. can strike you any time and anywhere. It could happen while you’re getting ready in the morning, going on a walk, shopping, standing in a queue, on your way to or from work, sitting in a meeting, watching TV, just before falling asleep, etc.

When an idea comes to you, you need an easy tool that will let you quickly jot the idea down. This can be an app on your phone that lets you create and save simple memos, a small writing pad that you carry in your purse, briefcase, or in your pocket, etc. Whatever tool you choose just make sure that you have something handy to record your ideas on when inspiration stikes.

For example, I recently attended a small business networking event. At the end of the event, I spoke with a business owner who doesn’t have a website. When I asked him why he has no website, his reply was that he doesn’t believe a website can help him grow his business.

I was intrigued by his answer, so I asked him to tell me more. He then told me that a website is just something businesses need for ‘credibility.’ In other words, this business owner believes that having a website doesn’t really help a business grow but if you don’t have a website, prospects will doubt the credibility of your business or whether it even exists.

As the non-techie owner of a website dedicated to helping other non-techies grow their business using a website, this naturally got me thinking about how I would educate other business owners like him about the benefits of using a website powered by WordPress to generate new business leads.

As I was waiting for the lift to take me down to the car park, I took out my phone and fired up the ‘Memo’ app I have installed specifically to record new content ideas …

Use a memo app to record your content ideas

(Use a memo app to record your content ideas)

I then quickly jotted down a rough idea for an article about how to use a website as more than just a ‘credibility’ tool …

Record your content ideas immediately

(Record your content ideas immediately)

Note: At this stage of the process, it doesn’t matter if you know the ‘5 ways to do XYZ’ or not … the important thing is to just record the idea as soon as you can. I certainly didn’t know what the ‘5 ways’ were going to be when I wrote the idea down and by the time the content gets written it may end up being the ‘3 ways,’ or the ‘5 ways,’ or even the ‘50 ways’ to do XYZ or become something completely different altogether. The end result is not important at this stage, only the process of recording the idea down. This should become a habit and you need to have some type of tool or medium to help you document your ideas.

After writing an idea down, the next step is to get it into a planning system. A phone app makes it easy to send memos to yourself or to your content production system via email …

Email the idea to yourself or to your content production system

(Email the idea to yourself or to your content production system)

Now that the first part of the process is complete (jotting the idea down), the next step is to store, plan, and organize your ideas.

Storing, Planning, And Organizing Your Content Ideas

A great tool you can use to help you store, plan, and organize your content ideas is TreePad

TreePad

(TreePad)

TreePad lets you create a hierarchical structure of folders where you can store text, images, URLs, etc. If you create different folders for each section of an article or book, for example, you can then easily rearrange or organize these sections by moving folders up, down, or nesting them inside other folders.

With a tool like this, you can easily add 10, 100, or 1,000+ new ideas for content  and keep everything stored, organized, prioritized, and immediately accessible.

In my earlier example, after the content idea I sent through from my phone app via email arrived in my inbox, I then transferred it to a simple content production planner I’ve created using TreePad …

A content production planner created with TreePad

(A content production planner created with TreePad)

As you can see from the above screenshot, this is nothing more than a folder I’ve labelled “Content Production” with a new folder created for every new content idea I get.

This simple content production planner lets you easily:

  • Add content ideas with a rough working title (can change it anytime)
  • Prioritize ideas in the content production schedule (just move folders up or down to prioritize items)
  • Add rough notes and bullet point sections, play with title ideas, etc.
  • Add and save research notes, URLs of videos, images, additional references, resource links, etc.

Once the idea has been safely stored and saved in this simple content planning system, you can get on with other things and come back to it anytime it suits you to work on your idea and develop it further. When you come across new information that would be useful to add or help expand your idea, you can simply open the tool, paste the content in, save it, and continue working on it later.

This simple system lets you work on any idea you have stored, reassign its priority, archive it once you have completed and published it, or even delete it from your schedule if the idea turns out not to be worth pursuing any further.

To learn more about using this tool, see the tutorial below:

Drafting Your Content Ideas

Once you have all the information you need, create your draft content

(Once you have all the information you need, create your draft content)

Your content creation system should include having a content plan and setting aside regular time to work either on creating new content, or managing its production (e.g. outsourcing).

When the time comes to develop an idea further, open up your content planning tool and select the item to work on next. The first step of this process will be to assemble all the information and research you have gathered into a draft article, blog post, video/audio script, etc.

During the draft stage, don’t waste time worrying about things like formatting, styling, typefaces, font colors, font sizes, etc. These are unnecessary time-wasting distractions at this point. The best way to create a draft of your content is to write it in a plain text file. You can format this later.

Useful Writing Tools

Here are some useful tools we recommend including as part of your content writing system:

Built-In Plain Text Editor

A plain text editor lets you create draft content without distractions

(A plain text editor lets you create draft content without distractions)

Using your computer’s built-in plain text editor like Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Apple) lets you focus entirely on what you want to say. It also lets you create content quickly and without distractions.

Notetab

NoteTab lets you work on multiple text files at once

(NoteTab lets you work on multiple text files at once)

NoteTab is a plain text file editing tool that lets you work on multiple text files at once. This is like using your computer’s plain text file editor on steroids.

NoteTab is great for organizing your ideas during the initial draft phase. You can build your article in one open tab and paste in snippets of text like lists, quotes, research URLs, tags, etc. into other open tabs and perform a whole range of other functions while you work and assemble your content.

For more information about using this tool, see the tutorial below:

Grammarly

Grammarly - Free Grammar Checking Software

(Grammarly – Free Grammar Checking Software)

Grammarly is a powerful grammar checking tool for creating web content, reports, e-books, presentations, etc. You can install the free version of Grammarly on your web browser, Microsoft Word, etc.

After writing your content, run it through Grammarly and it will not only pick up all of your spelling and grammatical errors but also point out errors in your punctuation (e.g. wrong use of commas, double spacing between words, duplicated words, etc), poor sentence structure, style, etc.

As you scroll through each error, Grammarly shows you what’s wrong and gives you the option of automatically fixing errors with one click. You can also ignore the correction suggestions if you want and keep scrolling through to the next item.

The paid version of the software takes your content checking to a whole new level and lists advanced issues, suggests vocabulary enhancements, detects instances of plagiarism, etc.

To learn more about using this powerful tool, go here:

Publishing Your Finished Content

After you have created a draft article or blog post in a plain text file (or a word processor), you can create a new post or page in WordPress, paste in your draft content and format it using the built-in WordPress visual content editor …

WordPress visual content editor

(WordPress visual content editor)

WordPress has a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) content editor that lets you format your text visually by clicking on menu buttons (similar to using MS Word).

Save your new article or blog post as a draft in WordPress until you are done editing, formatting, and checking it for spelling or grammatical errors and are ready to publish it.

To learn more about using the WordPress visual content editor, see the tutorial below:

Content Production System: 5-Step Summary

Get your content production system in place and start publishing new content regularly

(Get your content production system in place and start publishing new content regularly)

To get results online, you will need to publish content regularly. This requires having a system for coming up with new content ideas and for turning your ideas into published content on a regular basis.

In this tutorial, we have described a simple, inexpensive, and effective system you can use to store, plan, and organize your content ideas.

Here are the steps again:

  1. Jot your ideas down on a writing pad or phone memo app as soon as new ideas present themselves to you.
  2. Add your ideas to a content planning tool like TreePad that lets you store, organize, prioritize, and add research notes and additional information.
  3. When you are ready to create a draft article, blog post, or video/audio script, use a plain text editor like Notepad, TextEdit, or NoteTab to flesh out your content idea without distractions.
  4. After your draft content has been written, create a new WordPress post or page and paste your content in, then format it using the WordPress Visual Content Editor. Save it as a draft in WordPress until you are ready to publish it.
  5. After you are done editing your content and have checked it for spelling and grammatical errors (use a tool like Grammarly), publish your content.

Additional Resources

As your content production needs grow, consider installing a WordPress editorial plugin to help you plan, manage, and schedule your content. To learn more about different plugins you can use, see the tutorial below:

If you need help coming up with new content ideas for your website or blog, check out our content creation guide below:

We hope that you have found the above information useful. Now you have a simple, inexpensive, and effective system for storing, planning, organizing and turning your content ideas into published content.

How To Store, Plan And Organize Your Content Ideas

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