One of the most important tools for bloggers is social media. You can’t just build a website and they will come. You have to build the website and then like it, share it, tweet it, and pin it. Then, they will come. We recommend setting up your social media before you launch your new blog. Actually, some bloggers like to set up Facebook or Twitter accounts long before they launch as a way to tread the water before jumping in all the way. They use these accounts to build a following and get readers excited for their upcoming site. The 3 main social media platforms that we utilize are Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter. Some other platforms are Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, … [Read more...]
Alright, muscle up buttercup. It's time to grow. Whether you’re a total newbie to the blogging world or you’ve been doing this blog thing for years, I am going to help you grow your audience and income online.
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Today is an exciting day. If you’ve been following along with our 19 steps to start a blog the right way, you are almost done! Today we are going to teach how to create an XML Sitemap in preparation for submitting your websites to search engines. What is an XML Sitemap? An XML Sitemap is a page on your blog that lists every page on your website. Having this sitemap makes it easier for Google and other search engines to crawl (find) pages on your blog. You could create your own sitemap following Google’s instructions, or use an online, sitemap generator. I have found that it is easier to use a plug-in. As bloggers, we add pages (posts) on a very regular basis and trying to keep a sitemap … [Read more...]
Hi! I’m really excited today because our blog is finally going live, and hopefully yours is too! In the last tutorial we taught you how to create an XML Sitemap for you blog. This sitemap is going to help search engines find your blog. Now, you have to let them know you exist and that you want them to crawl your website! What is “crawl”? Crawl is the term used for how search engines look through the information on your website. I am going to show you how to launch a blog by submitting your sitemap to Google and Bing.For this tutorial, you will need the URL to your sitemap. If you used the XML Sitemap plugin, your URL will be http://yourblog.com/sitemap.xml If you used the Yoast … [Read more...]