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First Steps To Take When Starting Your WordPress Blog (Part 2)

First steps to take after starting your blogToday 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

First Steps to Take After Starting Your WordPress Blog

What are the first steps to take after installing WordPress?   I know you are ready to dive right in and start writing your first post, but first be sure to take plenty of time to pick a theme and change the settings on WordPress to fit your blog or website needs.  Need some help deciding what needs to be done?

First steps to take after starting your blog

1.  Select a WordPress Theme

Ready to customize your site to fit your blog or website goals?  You can choose premium themes, but there are actually a ton of free ones so you’ll want to check those first.  To get to the list of themes, from your WordPress admin panel, click on Appearance>>Themes>>Add New. Read more