Hey! You are here to start a successful Blog.“The journey of thousand miles starts with one step” .You have interested to Write blog on a subject which you’re interested.The best way to choose the right blog topic is taking some time to decide on the topic which are you are interested in.
Essential Elements to Start a Successful Blog
- First Pick a blog name to register – Choose something which is easy to remember and catchy.
- Register domain name on hosting company like GoDaddy.com, Namecheap.com
- Host your domain on webhosting company like hostgator.com, knownhost.com
- Install WordPress on domain using WordPress Manager by Softaculous.
- Choose a WordPress theme that suits your blog site
Install Very Important Plugins listed below
- Akismet Anti-Spam – Protect your blog from spam
- CommentLuv – Automatically placing a link to their blogs
- WPforms – contact form builder
- Really simple SSL- to make your blog site to run on HTTPS
- Table of content Plus – To create a table of contents
- WP-Optimize – cleans your database, compresses your images and caches the site. Improves performance and increase the speed of page load
- WPA SEO Auto Linker – Plugin will link that keyword or phrase present in any blog post.
- RankMath SEO – It helps to create blog post to SEO Standards.
Which are the important pages of Blog Site?
How to add Blog site to get index by Search Engines?
As you know there are different Search Engines like Google, yahoo,Bing,yandex, Baidu and many more.
The listed Search Engines are popular and widely used by users. Google is used most in USA,Europe,Asia pacific, Australia and Africa.
Bing is from Microsoft,and yahoo used in specific regions. Yandex in Russia and Baidu in China.
Based on your Blog content,language and targeting audience, you can prefer which search engine want to get indexed Most.
Let’s start to add our blog to search engines
Google : Open google webmaster link https://www.google.com/webmasters/verification/home?hl=en
Add your blog URL, then you will provided with Verification link which you copy and paste into your site’s home page. then click on verify. If the meta tag placed correctly on your blog site, google webmaster check the link and popup with successfully Verified status.
Next step is to open google tag manager https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/tag-manager/ it is one platform for all your site verification,collecting search traffic, data analysis and much more. Watch this video and follow the steps
Next step is adding site to search console https://search.google.com, It provides complete information on your site performance, searches, page errors, keywords, page visit, bounce rate and much more.
Bing : Open bing Webmaster link https://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster
Add your blog URL, then you will provided with Verification link which you copy and paste it into your site’s home page. then click on verify. If the meta tag placed correctly on your blog site, Bing webmaster check the link and popup message Congratulations!
Site addition successful
For Yandex and Baidu also follow the same steps mention as above to add blog site,, these two search engine are very specific only to each country Russia and China.If you think you are having greater number of audience, in these two countries you can go ahead add your site.
Note : You create one separate email account for this blog and use the same account for logging into these search engines for creating account and enrolling the website.
Now the Blog setup is completed and the journey of successful blog starts with your first Blog post.
In the next Post will share how you should you structure your blog post.