Today I’m continuing where I left off in my last post with more steps to take when you are starting your blog. (You can read that post here.)
12. Set Up Google Search Analytics
Google Analytics is a free site where you can get stats about your blog or website to help you judge the performance of your content. Using Google Analytics you can see your site’s number of users, page views, and average session duration. Also, you can see where readers are visiting from, how long they are staying, and many other stats.
This is a great article written by Kristi Hines on Moz.com that lists everything you need to know about setting up Google Analytics and the types of reports you can run. Read more
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Once you have decided on a niche and name for your blog or website, you will need to choose a web host. When I first looked for a web host, I knew absolutely nothing about where to begin.
After blogging for awhile, here are the things I believe to be the most important to consider when choosing a web host.
- Tech Support
- Automatic Backups
- Multiple add-on domains
- Money-back guarantee
I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for over a year now. After being laid off from my long-time job, I decided to retrain in a different field. I started taking classes in web design, and that has given me the motivation to start my blog. The problem was, I couldn’t decide exactly what I wanted to blog about.
Do you have that problem too? There are tons of blog posts out there covering the subject of finding your blog niche, and I have got some ideas reading through those. Many suggest that you ask yourself these questions to help define the topic and objective of your blog: Read more
Does choosing your blog name seem like an impossible task? Sometimes one of the hardest things to do is to come up with a blog name that you love. Here are 4 tips to help you come up with a great name.
Make A List of Words Associated With Your Blog
One of the best ways to help you decide on a blog name is to make a list of things your blog is about and what your objective is. Read more