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Using Blogger as Your Blogging Platform

Blogger is a free blogging platform run by Google. My opinion is that it’s a great platform for beginning bloggers who may be unsure about whether they are going to embrace blogging for the long-term or who may be unable (or unwilling) to pay for blog

Now let us learn how to start blogging using blogger

1.go to blogger
https://www.blogger.com/about/?r=1-null_user

2.Click on Sign In. It’s in the upper-right corner of the window. Enter your Google username and password.
2.1If you don’t have a Google Account, click on Create Your Blog. This will take you to a screen where you can create an account to use with Blogger.
2.2 Select a profile type. Click on Create a Google+ profile to create a single account to use across all Google properties. If you’d like to use a limit your exposure on Google, click on Create a limited Blogger profile.

3.Enter a Display Name and click Continue to Blogger. The display name is the name that your readers will know you by.

  1. Click on create blog
  2. Type title for your blog
  3. Type URL (uniform resource locator) for your blog
  4. Enter the verification code and continue

8.Choose a starter template. This is the basic design and layout of your free blog.

  1. Click on create blog
  2. Click on Theme. It’s near the bottom of the menu on the left side of the page. This allows you to customize the look of your blog.

11.Click on Customize if you’d like guided choices. Click on Edit HTML if you’re a more advanced user.

  1. Click on Settings. It’s in the center of the menu on the left. From here, you can adjust other settings such as language, whether your blog will be included in search engine results.

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Click on Posts, comments and sharing. In this menu, you can adjust publishing, comments, and if or how your blog is shared beyond the Blogger platform.

let us learn how to create a post

  1. Click on New post. It’s at the top of the screen.
    Create posts, post edits, and page edits under Posts in the menu on the left side of the screen.
  2. Enter post title

3.Write your post. Click on Compose to type your post as you would in a typical text editor, which includes functions like different fonts and sizes, text color, and the ability to insert links.

4.Click on Save. Doing so saves your work, so far. Click on Preview to see what your post will look like when it’s finished. Click on Publish to take it live for your audience.


Earn money from blogging

Having a large number of visitors to your blog means that advertisers will pay to have their ads shown to your readers. The easiest way to blog for money is to get paid for showing advertisements on your blog by joining Google’s AdSense program at http://www.google.com/adsense

Once you setup your account on AdSense you will be given a code to add to your blog. This code will automatically display advertisements on your blog from companies who are part of Google’s advertising network. You may see ads from small companies related to your topic, or you may see ads from large companies that are completely unrelated to your topic.

The nice thing about AdSense is that you have thousands of advertisers bidding to advertise on your blog, and all you have to do is add the simple code to your blog. Once you do that the process is completely hands off.

Every time one of your visitors clicks on an ad, you get paid. Google collects the money from the advertisers and then cuts you a check (usually every month).

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What Is A Domain Name And How To Register One

“What is a domain” is the first question arises in every novice mind when starting web developing. Many of the beginners are often filled with wrong ideas and definitions for such a simple word domain. In this guide we will clear all your domain related questions and cover about domain name, choosing and buying domain and about domain name servers (dns).


What is a Domain Name?

As per Wikipedia: “A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name.”

Confusing right? Don’t worry we will simplify everything here for you. A Domain is the name which you give to your website. It is a unique string which directs to your website. For simpler meaning lets imagine a website as your office. Then the domain name will be the address of your office.

Internet is a giant network of computers connected through each other by large network of cables. Each computer who is a part of worldwide web (WWW) is assigned to an IP address which is a unique long string used to access it. It will look like

216.3.128.12

Isn’t it very difficult to remember it? Thus Domain names were invented. Now when you visit a website you don’t need to remember a long string of numbers, instead a small unique name and you will be directed to your desired website.


How Domain Name Works

As Discussed above, Internet is a giant connection of computer connected to each other. Computer which stores a website is called a server. Consider the same example, Imagine Office is your website and its address is your domain, then your office is the server. For someone to reach your office, he/she needs an address. Similarly for a computer to display a website it needs the IP address of the servers. Similarly every domain has a Domain Name System (DNS) which is the phone book of the Internet. It contains all the IPs that the domain is linking. For example if a domain is linking to a hosting provider like go-daddy then its name servers will be

ns1.godaddy.com

n2.godaddy.com

So even ever a browser request for a website its domain first check in the name servers whether the IP is available, if yes it will return the IP to the browser and browser access the website.


Choosing a correct Domain Name:

Domain Names are available in many extensions like .net, .tv, .info, .io but the most popular extension is .com. There are extensions for particular countries even like .uk for United Kingdom, .de for Germany and .in for India. But our recommendation is to go with .com as it is popular and easy to remember. However one must consider all the below suggestions to seek a professional domain.

  1. Selecting .com extensions are always easy to remember and professional
  2. Keep the domain name as short as possible
  3. Trying selecting keywords for your domain name for seo purpose
  4. Strictly avoid hyphens
  5. Never copy some famous domains with different extensions


How to buy a domain

You can buy domains from many companies. Companies who register domains for the user are called domain registrars. These Companies usually charge a minimal of $14.99 for a year. But this also depends on the extension and domain registrars.

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is the official Company which gives license to all the domain registrars. There is also an official domain registrar called domain.com which provides domains with the same rate. You can buy hosting from any hosting provider and link your domain to that hosting provider through DNS.


We hope this guide cleared all your confusions and helped you understand the first step of web development very well. You can also get ideas of your domains through domain generators.

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