Network… sounds intimidating? Don’t worry 🙂 Think of a Network like a folder where you keep all your websites of a certain niche.
So you might have a Weight Loss network, Car Insurance network, etc. Post any questions below!
Alright, let’s go over how to setup your account. For this purpose, I created a brand new account with nothing in it, so we can get started from the beginning just like you will. So you’ll see like a welcome screen when you sign up and ask you to watch this video here but obviously you’re watching this so you don’t need that.
So first thing you want to do is go to the Settings page and at the top you’ll see — I’m just going to go through these different sections with you, okay? Most of these you’re not going to need to set anything up but I’m just showing you. So you can import a bunch of data if you already have a bunch of stuff and spreadsheets. You can download sample spreadsheets in the Import Tool. I’ll go to that real quick. And so if you want to import Networks or Clients, you can go to Sample CSV here, Websites, Backlinks, Expenses or Revenues, etc.
Yeah, I’ll make a tutorial later on about exactly how to go through importing data. It’s not really more complicated than that but I want to show you the important action so you can just feel confident about doing it, okay?
Anyway, I’m going to go back to the General Settings section. In here we got different things you can configure. I’ve set it so there are default things that are go in there so you may never even see this page again after you start using your account but we got Link Types, Blogroll, Contextual, Footer, Directory Listing, etc. You use this to describe how and where your links are placed on a website.
So if you’re buying a link, you want to track like what kind of link it is. You want to be able to run a report in SEHabitat for example and see if how many footer links you have versus contextual. It’s just a useful thing to keep track of. Also Link Status, when you are buying links, it’s helpful to keep track of the status of a link deal, so maybe it’s Live, Pending or Cancelled.
Expense Categories, use this to categorize your expenses like content writing, web design work, miscellaneous, web development or a link building package that you bought. That’s what you would add in as an expense in SEHabitat. And then when you’re adding your website which I’ll show you a little bit later, you can choose a category for that so you can always know what categories all your sites are in. So few examples that are in here are Blog, Form, Micro Niche, Review Site, I’m going to go ahead and add one as an example, Directory, and then when you’re making a new site, then that choice will be available.
Hosting companies, since we’ll need that later, let’s go ahead and add one. Let’s pretend that I’m hosted at SEHabitat, yeah, or I don’t even know what I’m going to call it yet, SEHHosting, just as an example since just recently I started offering hosting. So you’re hosting and then you can also link your analytics profiles. So if you have Google Analytics or Piwik, then you can integrate now. As of the time of making this video, we don’t integrate with any others yet but if you have a preferred analytics platform that’s not one of those, then just hit me up and I’m sure we can integrate your platform in there within a couple of weeks max.
So I’ll show you how to add your Analytics Profile or profiles, you can have multiple in a layer video. And what else, oh yeah, this is all about setting up your account so your company name. I’ll just put Wave20 Services, that’s my legal name of my company and wave20services.sehabitat.com can be my domain name and you can upload a logo image for your company if you like. I need to put some specs on there so you know how big it can be and stuff. I’ll probably update that soon. And also, when you add this company logo, it will show up in any reports like branded reports so you can send them to clients if you want. That was just a request from our customers who do SEO for clients. I’m going to go ahead and save changes.
So you can see my domain, my account changed to wave20services.sehabitat.com. Alright, what else, Account Notifications, so you can change what notifications you received from SEHabitat. There is a Daily Link Check that emails you if there are any changes in your backlinks like if one of them switches from Dofollow to Nofollow, or if one of your backlinks goes missing or something from a deal that you did. It’s really good to have something automatically keeping track at stuffs so if you buy a link and you have link deal done, you don’t worry about the person changing it or deleting it and then you don’t ever know while you’re paying for it because SEHabitat will watch out for you and then let you know if something changes.
And then you also get email reminders for any recurring payments that you need to make for links, like if you buy a link and say you need to pay every three months, then SEHabitat will remind you hey, you need to pay John Smith $50 blah blah blah.
And you will also get email reminders if there are any updates on your orders in the SEHabitat store, so like if you buy a service in the store then if somebody on the other end, probably me or one of my employees updates the order for you, then you get a notification via email. So you can turn these on or off, by default they are all checked.
And what else, Employees, I’ll make a video just on employees later and how to add them and change their permissions and stuff. And of course, billing, I’ll make a video for managing this staff. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
And the only important left in setting up your account is going to be in People. People is like the companies you work with such as Companies who pay you, Providers who work for you and Publishers you acquire links from, okay. And when you’re doing your work in SEHabitat, you can add them on the fly. You don’t have to set it up here from the start but I’m just going to go ahead and do that.
So what’s the company name? Okay, Cool Company, wow, so original. Providers who work for you, let’s put Amy Somethin, let’s pretend she’s a content writer or something. Publishers you acquire links from, how about, oh man, John Smith, I’m just going to do it, just going to do it man, John Smith, so generic. Okay, wow, it’s like a hipster or something.
Anyway, yeah, so I guess there’s not much else to say about that. You know what these are, Companies who pay you, Providers who work for you, and Publishers you acquire links from, and if you don’t totally get why we have these then you will totally get it in the future videos where I show you how to add revenues from companies who pay you or expenses from working with providers or when you’re adding a link you say it’s from a certain publisher, etc.
So that is it for setting up your account, okay. Don’t forget about the logo thing. I didn’t do it in this video but maybe I’ll make another video just about that just to be thorough. Okay, so I’ll see you in the next video, whatever that happens to be, just whatever is below this one or on the next page. I’m not sure how I’m going to organize this yet, but anyway, this video was Setting Up Your Account. Alright, see you in the next one.