Would you like to get started with a blog?
These days starting and running a blog is one of the simplest things to do. All you need is a domain name, hosting and a blogging platform like WordPress, Joomla or Blogger. Once you have installed your blog you can start with posting new pages and articles and generate traffic to your blog.
You can then use your blog to generate leads, sell products, create advertising space or just gain some exposure.
Below are step by step points that will help you in get started with a blog:-
Setting up your blog:-
1. The first thing you need to do is buy a domain if you haven’t already got one. A good website for buying domains is Godaddy. Make sure you choose a unique domain, this could be your company name or something catchy. It could be based around the niche or topics you plan to post on your blog. Make sure you include keywords in this domain name.
Keep the length of the domain name to less than 25 words. Too many letters and words will make your domain hard to type in and this could also affect your search engine rankings.
2. After you get your domain name look for a good hosting service. Make sure you choose a good company like hostgator, as choosing the cheapest could affect the speed of your website. This can make it harder for visitors to use your website and it can also affect search engine rankings. Hostgator have a good service – I have tried them, their service and their speed is quite good.
If you have already got a website you can skip the above two steps and directly go to the third step of setting up your blog. You can have your blog setup under the same domain. [Read more…]