Creating a blog is an exciting process but do be sure that you think before you act. Your new blog’s URL, blog title and tagline ought to contain memorable keywords that define your new blog’s brand and make the URL easy to recall. You will find some guidance and advice in these nine posts.
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Creating a new blog – There are as many reasons to blog as there are bloggers and it’s not surprising to find that most bloggers do have more than one blog. This article provides an overview of creating a new blog including determining who your audience will be, blogging under your given name or a pseudonym, and determining your purposes and your goals.
Keyword Power in the Blogging World – Keywords and keyword phrases naturally occur in any speech or writing and in every language. They are index terms used as a means to retrieve documents in an information system such as a catalog or a search engine, so learning correct usage is key to discover-ability and search-ability.
While it’s true that the site title (blog name) and blog address URL do not have to be the same it’s better for SEO (search engine optimization) as your blog will be more readily discoverable and memorable if they are. The Site title (blog name) and/or the optional Tagline can be changed on the top of this page at any time. > Settings > General. That is exactly where search engine spiders look for the site title and removing it from there can cause issues with getting your content indexed.
If you make a spelling error when registering your blog URL know that you cannot edit it but you can change it. To change the .wordpress.com blog address, you must be logged in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog and the URL you desire must be available.
You don’t need a domain to become a successful blogger but it helps. Blogs on their own domains communicate the message that the blogger is serious about blogging, serious enough to purchase a domain. In order to purchase a domain mapping upgrade and map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com subdomain blog to map from and the domain name you desire must be available for purchase, or you must already own the domain URL.
Creating an Effective Blog Tagline – An optional Tagline is a brief and memorable branding message that can be expressed as a subtitle. An effective Tagline defines the blog’s subject matter, who the blog is for and what’s in it for them.
Why About Pages are Essential – Your About page is a brief description of who you are and what your purpose for the blog is. You can also include information related to: accessibility, archives, subscriptions, translations, image credits, advertising and disclosure.
Creating an Effective Blog Description – If you don’t provide a search description for your blog, search engines will establish one for you based on your blog’s content. Learn how to describe your blog’s purpose effectively by using keywords to clearly describe your blog’s content and be searchable.
Gravatar, Avatar, Blavatar – A gravatar/avatar is a small image that represents you online appearing beside your username you publish articles on a blog or comment on articles others have published on their blogs and here you will find best practices for uploading a gravatars and blavatars.