Several of my friends have questioned me about blogging. What shall I do? How come I blog? How can I draw in customers? What is needed for blogging? What software is employed?
Since many issues are raised while discussing blogging, I won’t attempt to address them; instead, I’ll describe what I do. Of course, not many people read my blog. My blog has an average of 3 visitors each day, but my all-time high was 27 visitors at once. But that was back then.
Okay, to start:
Purchase a domain name. Use no free accounts, such as those on blogger.com. Spend the money and choose a memorable domain name that is short and uncomplicated. Myblog.Blogger.com is not something anyone wants to recall. Myblog.com is much simpler to remember. With certified domains offered by bigzigdomains.com, you are protected against spammers discovering your personal information and engaging in the unthinkable: SPAMMING.
You’ll now require a hosting account. There are several available. I employ ixwebhosting. The domain that you purchased is hosted on a hosting account. Although this will also cost money, most hosting plans allow for hosting several domains. As far as I know, some even permit infinite parts. You will need to look around to locate the one you like the best.
The next step is to choose a subject for your blog. Now, choosing a theme is not such a big problem if it’s a personal blog like mine here, which is more of a place for me to vent and share my opinions. However, you should pick a domain name connected to vehicles if you plan to blog about cars, for example. This subject alone might be the subject of a whole book on domain name selection and keyword research, but I’ll only touch on it briefly to keep this article readable.
Choose a focus for your blog, to put it simply. Sometimes being more focused is preferable. If you’re blogging about cars, you might want to concentrate on American vehicles, car tires, etc. Cars can operate, though.
Make sure your domain name has something to do with the subject.
Okay, then you will need a platform to host your blog on your website. The most excellent platform available is WordPress, and it’s free. You may easily install WordPress on your website with their simple 5-minute install.
So, WordPress is now installed on your website. I won’t get too technical with WordPress. There is a ton of information on WordPress.org about how huge utilize the software. My time would be wasted if I attempted to demonstrate how to use it. I will point you, however, that WordPress enables the installation of plugins on your website. You can use them to improve your SEO. (SEO)
You should download the following plugins:
Google Analytics, MB Ping Optimizer, and Platinum SEO
There are a ton of additional people who can assist you in managing your website, traffic, content, etc. Type “best WordPress plugins” into Google to uncover a ton of plugins you can install to your site to make it more effective, attract more visitors, etc.
After that, you may look for these plugins by clicking on plugins under the plugins tab in your WordPress dashboard. After that, you can install them on your website by typing in their names.
To upload data from your computer to your blog, you will want an FTP CLIENT. FTP, short for Fast Transfer Protocol, transfers data from your computer to your hosting account so that you can display it for viewing by others. Filezilla is the FTP client I employ. It is accessible at FileZilla-project.org. The webpage will provide usage instructions. If not, you can find helpful information by searching “how to use an FTP client.”
Okay, so you use FileZilla, have your domain name, a hosting account, and have WordPress installed.
You should be able to start posting right away. WordPress will now, of course, appear pretty plain. If you visited WordPress.org and read the documentation, you could have learned what Themes are. WordPress is installed with themes to give it a unique appearance.
You may make any theme you pick as straightforward or as sophisticated as you like. Although the choice is yours, many people have discovered that simplicity is vital. The indexing bots will find it simpler to read your content and list your website in Google, where users can find you. But complexity can also aid organizations.
To locate themes, Free themes can be found in the themes section of WordPress.org. To download and install them on your website, adhere to their instructions.
You may also find many of them by searching for “free wp themes” in Google.
You now have your program installed, and your looks up. All left is to get into your WordPress dashboard and create content for your audience.
If you’re creating a blog with a narrow focus, stick to discussing that subject. However, you can discuss anything if you’re using a personal blog like this one. Make sure your content is engaging and what visitors want to read if increasing traffic is your site’s primary objective.
The adage “Content is King” is used frequently in internet marketing. If no one is interested in reading your material, no one will visit your website. Of course, you need readers for your blog for your content to be read. There are free ways to drive traffic to your website, and you will receive hits, but in the end, what matters most is how many of those visitors return and how many people they refer to your website either orally to their friends or by referring to it (backlinks).
Therefore, create quality material for your site first to attract visitors. Simply by having your site appear in the organic search results when users type in specific keywords, indexing itself will help you get traffic immediately.
Setting up your blog to sync with your Facebook notes can also push it extra. However, you might want to reserve that for your blog because you can only sync one blog. However, if you create a Facebook profile solely for your subject, you might sync it there.
Additionally, publishing content to article directories increases traffic. Many of these websites have high authority rankings with Google, so when your article appears in one of their directories, it frequently ranks highly in Google’s search results, resulting in a large number of views for your post. After reading the post, readers will click on the link to your website that you have placed in the resource box at the bottom of the piece.
Another effective technique to increase traffic is posting videos to YouTube and other video-sharing websites. Create an educational video about your subject and direct viewers to your website for additional information. Describe it in your video and include a link in the description.
I’ll summarize what I just said as follows:
Purchase a domain name connected to the subject
hosting your domain
Put in WordPress
A solid, uncluttered theme should be chosen.
People will start linking to your website to share with others if it is high quality and has engaging content. This is the ideal approach to increase traffic because it shows that those who visit your site after clicking on one of these links are drawn to the information there.
Anyone who wishes to establish a blog should find this information helpful. Although it’s not particularly difficult, there’s a lot of research to be done. I described my process, but there are many more ways to blog.
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