In this article I will show you how to start a free blog with blogger from start to finish, which is very easy to do. I will show you how to make a blog, how to set it up correctly and tell you the fundamental things you need to know to get it right so if that interests you then get ready to follow along.
The first thing you need in order to start a blog for free with blogger is a google account.
if you have gmail or a YouTube channel for example, then you are good to go but if not then you need to create an account but it is simple to do, just head over to blogger.com and create an account.
Once you have an account; you need to decide what name to use in your blog address.
what is it that you will blog about?
pick a name related to your niche and put it in the address field when you create your free blog or if you want to blog about random things you can use a random name but make sure that you pick a name that you like because once you have made your blog you can not change the address.
You can change your blogs name title but not the domain name address.
Now that you have an idea of what to use in your domain name, you can create your blog.
Next, pick a theme that you like. I often use the white version of the simple theme, it loads quickly which is good for ranking your site on google’s search engine, google likes fast sites. it is also easy on the eyes, but you can pick whatever theme you like and don’t worry about this you can change them whenever you like so just pick something for now.
Click on “Create Blog!” and you ́ve made your blog.
Next, you want to head over to “settings“ and “basic” and add a description of your blog and it will show up on your blog description. Again, use keywords or make them specific so that people and Google bots know what your blog is about.
Next, head over to “search preferences“ and in the meta tags section, write a description of your blog. this should include keywords that have to do with your niche and it will help the google bots to figure out what your blog is about and rank you accordingly.
Now you can now head over to “posts” and press create a new post.
put in a post title and write the post itself.
Ideally, you should post articles that are over 600 words in length, which makes it more likely that you rank on search engines and get visitors to your blog.
press “labels and enter tags and keywords that describe your blogpost.
you can change the permalink by clicking “permalink” and then “costume permalink”, and remove text or enter a keyword so that the link looks more appealing for visitors to click.
when done, just press publish and your blog is live with your first post.
and that is how simple it is to create a free blog on blogger.com!
you can also tweak the design by heading over to, “theme“ and press “customize” and you can edit the fonts and sizes and colors of the blog. You can adjust the width and make it look the way you like.
there you have it! It is very simple and easy to do.
once you’ve started to post articles to your blog, you will get index on the search engines and you can get some visitors to your blog on search phrases that are long at first, those are called “long tail keywords” you can google it if you want more information about keywords.
it takes time to rank on keywords that have lots of visitors, but as you continue to post to your blog you will see more and more visitors coming to it.
you can also promote your blog on social media sites like pinterest.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
you can go to other blogs in your niche and leave comments on their posts with a link to your blog and that way get your blog some exposure.
It is better to register a domain name and get wordpress hosting for your blog but it costs about $10 per year for a domain name and $3 to $6 per month for a good hosting.
The reason being, is that it looks better and more professional and you are also building something that you own and you can sell your website in the future if you don’t want it anymore but you can’t do that with a free blog.
However, this is a great way to get your foot in to blogging and get your feat whete, and later on you can decide if you want to go that route.
Anyway, that’s how to create a free blog with blogger.com.
I hope you found this article useful.