Setting Up Your Account

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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 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.

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