The name SiteRubix, has recently been dropped from the Wealthy Affiliate website builder for which it has historically known for. This was done in May, 2018, as part of the Platform simplification process. It is still very well known as SiteRubix all over the Internet.
The outstanding quality that the suite has been has not been compromised in any way in fact, simply gets better as Wealthy Affiliate’s team works in the background.
10 years ago, SiteRubix was a module-based builder that eliminated hand-coding web pages. Today it’s much more! So, what is the Site Rubix Website Builder about? Here’s a run-down on the functions that make up this powerful suite!
You manage your websites, domains and hosting through the Site Manager. This is also where you access Site Health, the on-board website analyzer.
There are any number of ways your website may be suffering. Many of these issues can be fixed by simply dong things on it you should be doing anyway. Are you putting out enough content on it regularly? Are you getting any responses in the comments area from people who find your website? Sometimes, because you may not have enough rank, your content doesn’t get found. You can get the boost you need to get things rolling. Replying to your comments is a must! Are you doing this? Plugins you are using may be old and dilapidated. Does your website have trust? Do you need feedback to help you define problems on it you may not see?
These are the kind of things Site Health tracks on each of your websites hosted at Wealthy Affiliate. It covers these eight areas of concern:
- Publishing Freuency
- Publishing Quality
- Visitor Engagement (Comments)
- Your Engagement
- Site Trust
- Google Ranked
- Website Feedback
Note that there are links for two of these items that will take you to new levels in these needs!
All websites created in Wealthy Affiliate are based on WordPress installations. WordPress is one of several content management systems [CMS] currently available on the Internet. WordPress comes in two flavours, a blogging platform and a regular website for use with paid domains and hosting. Both services, in and of themselves, are free.
The website building application at Wealthy Affiliate takes the legwork out of manually uploading and installing the hosting version of the WordPress installation package.
The application asks for vital information about the proposed website, the title and name of the website, whether this is for the free registration (WA’s domain with your title (yourname.siterubix.com) or paid registration (yourname.com.) It then asks which WordPress theme you would like to use. Starter Members get 60 choices. Premium Members get thousands.
Once you input the information in the very simple application, it sets up the website for you. The process takes seconds.
See for Yourself… Here You Can Give it a Shot Right from Here!
The following is not an image. Think of a website you would like to have, a hobby or just anything. Enter a name for the website in the field below. This will demonstrate to you how Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix Website-Building Platform works. These are not cookie-cutter websites. They are highly customizable and ready for your content. At this point you will be taken to Wealthy Affiliate where you will build your new website core.
Please check out the image just above. This shows you what you will be seeing. Once there, you will be asked to create an account. This is a Starter Member account and comes with no obligation, no credit card needed and no cost whatsoever. Once inside, you will do the following:
- Choose the kind of domain you want (Free, Domain you own or register a domain.) Choose “Free.”
- Put your chosen domain name for the website in next (the one you will choose in the plugin below.)
- Then enter the title (this can be the same as your website’s domain name)
- Pick a design for your website. These are all WordPress themes. You have 60 to choose from.
- Scroll to the bottom and click the green button to build your new website!
Wealthy Affiliate introduced its own domain registrations recently, allowing integration with Jaaxy, Kyle & Carson’s famous keyword, niche and search research tool. The domain registration process is similar to most any other but affords the convenience for members to do this in-house, and it’s competitively priced.
Wealthy Affiliate has also provided in-house hosting for members. The hosting itself is free and allows up to 50 total domains on the server. 25 of these paid domain registration and 25, free domains. Subdomains are unlimited and can be applied to any paid domain.
Hosting at Wealthy Affiliate provides far better services than at any commercial paid service. This includes Site Health, free domain protection and SSL (domain encryption service) which come at a premium cost at other providers. Hosting is also done very differently thatn other providers in that they do not cram their servers full! Down time is eceptionally rare and the services are powered by the renowned Amazon Web Services.
Wealthy Affiliate also has an in-house content creation interface that improves upon doing this work within your WordPress website’s back office.
The value of using this interface provides a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) view, plus the interface is interconnected with Pixoby, the famous free-to-use image outlet website. This ensures the use of images on web pages that could get you into copyright issues.
One of my favourite items found in Site Content is the writing goal-setting feature. Here you set up a monthly goal for example of how many words you would like write and how many articles you would like to publish by the end of that month. Of course, this is an example. You can set your goal to how little or long a time you would like.
The program also keeps track of your total writing stats, displays everything in a neat graphical fashion and has, not only a spell-checker but a grammar-checker as well!
The program also auto-saves your work when you are working on it, to prevent loss. Like WordPress itself, the program automatically saves the article as revisions. You can save your article-in-progress or you can publish it. Once you publish it, any further work to it must be done on WordPress.
Many folks are inclined to brush off comments at the end of their articles as “just other people’s voices” and don’t give them the importance they really deserve. Comments do the following:
- They provide feedback and discussion.
- They help elevate trust.
- They tremendously help your website rank in the search engines.
Comments play a vital role in, not only as a forum with real people who are behind those comments, but the search engines love them as well. A post that has comments shows other readers that you can be trusted, especially when they see replies you have made to comments you’ve gotten. The search engines look for this kind of interaction. It shows engagement by others in response to your articles. It also shows that you actively engage with your readers. Search engines stress user experience on websites in their ranking algorithm and comments play a vital role in this.
Never discount the value of comments. They also add to the word count for your post as well and do yet another thing for you – they update that content as well! Both people and the search engines take the presence of comments pretty seriously.
Let’s Talk About Site Comments…
This is an outstanding way to get comments on your pages and posts after they have been published! This program acts as a broker as it connects folks needing comments with people who are willing to write them.
Wealthy Affiliate has it’s own currency which members can use to request comments, at a cost of two credits per comment (a $1 value) and members who will write them which earns them one credit. (a $0.50 value.)
The rules are simple. Those who write the comments are to read the article and provide a quallty comment relevant to the comment. The comment should not include anything about the website design or the author of the website themselves, just the comment. The author of the website is allowed to accept or reject comments depending on their quality and what they say.
The system is a pay-it-forward way to help fellow members get Google and audience trust and helps with SEO as well. This is an extremely valuable system within Wealthy Affiliate
One of the tenets of Wealthy Affiliate is members helping members build their websites, hence their businesses. One of these ways has always been getting feedback about something related to their websites by others. This provides a healthy way to optimize the human aesthetics of a web page, blog post, how the website is formatted, colours, images, all of these kinds of things.
This of course has always been done on Wealthy Affiliate but the introduction of the Site Feedback helps get much more professional feedback on websites through the credit system. It give members a way to earn credits and be able to provide a very needed service!
Getting feedback for your website is very important because there may be elements on it that actually drives people who find it away and getting the feedback provides a way to prevent this from happening, or stop it if it is already happening.
The Site Feedback application is very similar in design to Site Comments. There are two main areas within the program,
- Request Feedback
- Offer Feedback
Offering feedbacck earns you a credit. Requesting one costs two credits. You can also check on the status of your feedback by opening a drop-down portion of the program where you can interact in discussions.
Are you having problems with your website? Can’t get into the back office? Something is missing? The site suddenly will not come up online? There are 1001 ways a website can misbehave. Sometimes it is we, who get into the back office and botch up something that breaks the website.
This is where Site Support comes in. The team at Site Support has the tools and expertise to get your website back up and running. If you are locked out, they will get you back in. Site Support is a 24/7/365 service. You have a problem, it doesn’t matter what time or even if it’s a holiday. It will get fixed. The average response time for this outstanding level of support at Wealthy Affiliate is 5 minutes!
When it comes to websites, Wealthy Affiliate has you covered. The owners, Kyle & Carson has always had their top priority with the Wealthy Affiliate community fixated upon providing the very best services and experience for each and every member on the Platform.
Wealthy Affiliate insists upon the white-hat, pay-it-forward approach to marketing on the Internet and it teaches its members to do the same. The website-building area of Wealthy Affiliate is no different. The results you see today come from years of careful work put into it.
Here’s the SiteRubix website Builder Plugin Once Again
Note that when you create your free account, do make sure you take advantage of the lessons available to you, not to mention other features and head over to the Live Chat area and meet some members! If you need any help, please ask, either on the Live Chat or post a comment right here below. I will give you a hand…
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