At last part you have created your first post in blog. I hope that you write more posts to your blog. It is nothing worse than dead blog or dead forum. Before you gain some traffic to your blog, it is good to know how much traffic it is. And how to do it, I will show you in this post.
You must use your Google Account, that you created while creating your blog
. This account you will use for more tools available on Google. One form best free tools for checking traffic, is Google Analytics
. At first click at link above.
After signing you will see screen like this. Here you press button Sign up.
On next page you have to enter info about your blog. You must enter URL of your blog, country and time zone. Then press Continue button.
On next page you have to fill some your personal information. When you do it, press button Continue. On next page you have read GOOGLE ANALYTICS TERMS OF SERVICE.After reading it (if you agree, of course) check checkbox Yes, I agree to the above terms and conditions. Then press button Create New Account.
Now you will see code that it is necessary to add to your page. I recommend you to add New Tracking Code (ga.js). Otherwise you will not be to use some new features. I am using on my pages old one. But for my new blog I want to use new one. Copy code into clipboard.
Now open your Blogger.com in new window or tab. From Dashboard click on Template link for your blog.
In text area with content of your template go to bottom area. There you find line with text </body> in it. Above this line insert your code from clipboard. Then press button Save Template Changes. After changing your template you must republish your blog. Now you will find on every source page of your blog your tracking code.
Return back to Google Analytics page. There press button Check Status. Google Analytics check presence of tracking code, and if it is everything OK, Google Analytics will track your visitors. Next available data you will see tomorrow, because it take some time to collect enough data. You can now check data on daily basis. To have good data it is good to filter your own visits. You can do it in Filter Manager where you can exclude from result your IP address, city, or country.
Google Analytics is complex traffic tools with many options. To Describe all features in this blog is impossible. How to use all its features, is best to study from context links on right side of screen. I am sure that you will find a lot of useful info there.
Used terms and abbreviations
is the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a web site.
(abbreviated GA) is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.
At last part you have created your own blog. Now I will show you how to write posts to your blog on Blogger.com. It is on you, what will be your first post about. In your first post on blog people usually introduce himself, and introduce niche of their blog. Now let me show you some parts of your blog page.
After logging in to blogger you will see screen like this. This screen is called Dashboard. Here you can see list of your blogs. You can manage your blogs from there. Link New Post shows you screen for creating new posts, link Posts shows you screen with all posts in blog. After clicking on link Settings you can set options for your blog. Link Template is for advanced users, because here you can edit appearance of your blog. How to change template of your blog I will show you in next posts. Now click on link Posts.
When you click on link Posts you will see all posts written in your blog. Our blog is empty and we must write new post to fill our posts list. Let click on blue link New Post.
Here you can write simply your post.
At first fill Title for your post. Think carefully about it. Title is most important thing. It must be short but it must simply describe content of your post. Title will attract people to read your post. Title is also important from SEO view. And title is also distributed with your RSS feed.
In middle field you can write your post. You can simply paste it from Microsoft Word, or write it online in Blogger. Try to write your post as interesting as it is possible. If you want to earn some money from your blog,, it must attract visitors. It is good to add some photos or images to your post. And it is also important separate your posts to paragraphs. Try to use Preview link to look on your post how it will look.
Blogger do autosave of your new post. If you want to be sure you will lost nothing, press button Save Now for saving your changes. When you will finish with your content, add one or more labels to your post. At last check your post and carefully read its content. When you think, that it is OK, press button Publish Post.
You create your first post in blog. If you wanna see how it looks, click on link View Blog. You will be redirected to your blog. In next part I will learn you how to check traffic for your blog. I will show you how to insert stats code for your blog, and how to check your traffic. Now you can continue with writing next posts to your blog.
Used terms and abbreviationsSEO
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via natural search results for targeted keywords. Usually, the earlier a site is presented in the search results, or the higher it ranks, the more searchers will visit that site.
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts.
In this part I will show you how to create your own first blog. In previous part you had to find your niche, topic of your blog. If you have found any, try to write list of words that best describe your topic. If you didn’t find one, try to think about your topic now, or simply create your personal diary blog.
As host for our blog we use the most used free host for blogs Blogger.com. Blogger is owned by Google company. We will use much more tools from Google and you will need to register on Google and create your Google account. If you have Google account log in it on Blogger on top right side of page. Otherwise you will create one on Blogger pages. Press button Create your blog now. If you don’t have account, you will create one on first page.
Now it is time to use your list of words for your niche. If you want to create your personal diary blog try to use your name or your nickname for Blog Address (URL) field. Otherwise you try to find most simple word or words combination from your list, write it to field and click on Check Availability link to check if you can use this URL. Now you can fill Blog Title field. It is also good to use words from your list. Title of blog it is possible to change also in future. At last fill Word Verification field and press button Continue.
Now only choose some template for your blog. It is on you which one you choose. It is also possible to change it later. Press button Continue again. On next page press button Start Posting
Now you have your own blog and you can create your posts to blog. But there is a long way before you. You can prepare some posts for your topic straight in your blog itself or you can only write it simply in Microsoft Word editor. In next post I will show you how to write your posts in blog.
I wrote you in this post how to create blog in easy and free way. There are also other choices. You can register your own domain and pay hosting company to host your domain. This is much more complicated process, and I will not write it here in this post. In that case you will spend to 10 USD/year to domain registration and about 100 USD/year on hosting. I can recommend you Namecheap.com for domain registration and Hostgator.com for hosting. I am using them and I am satisfied with them.
Used terms and abbreviationsNiche
A niche market is a focused targetable portion (subset) of a market sector.
A machine or virtual host on the Internet; the name of a domain (the “domain name”) can be confused with the domain itself.
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own websites accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity.
In this part I want to describe you exactly, what you will learn in next parts of this serial. In introduction I described some methods for earning some money on internet. I next part I will better describe some of them. And I will also write you here something about blogs.
At first I will learn you how to:
- How to create your own blog
- How to write posts
- How to add AdSense ads on blogs
- How to promote this blog
- How to check stats for this blog
And all that without spending a penny. I will show you of course also alternatives, or methods where you will need to pay some money, but these methods are not necessary and they will be good marked.
What is blog, you can find in Used Terms section of this post. I am sure that most of you know meaning of this word. Why I prefer this method of earning money? Because it is the easiest method for amateurs. You don’t need a lot of knowledge about internet and HTML or other “programming languages” to write some internet content. Before you start your own blog, think about topic, style and language of your blog.
Topic for blog
It can be personal diary blog, but I recommend you find topic, that is near for you. Good topic is your hobby, the best is your hobby, that is also hobby for many other people on internet. When you will find topic, that is interesting for others it is good start to attract possible visitors.
When you want to write blog be as much personal as it is possible. Blog is personal thing and people like to know your point of view on topic. Sometimes is not bad to write in extravagant style, it can also attract visitors
I recommend you English language. As you can see from my posts, my English is not good. Surprisingly, grammar is not much important. When other people understand what you are writing about it is OK. And blog is a good method for improving your skills
If you are afraid that you are not good writer, it is also OK. Me too, only some happy individuals know how to write in such style, that they write books. We others, can only try it. On internet you have big audience, and when you will find right topic, you will gain some visitors.
Before we will continue with next part of our serial, think about possible topic for your blog. In next part I will show you how to create your own blog and I will show you also some interesting places on internet. I want to learn you new things, and for better understanding I will also start my new blog, and I will show you all on real example.
Used terms and abbreviationsBlog
Webmasters are practitioners of web communication.
A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. Usually is written as some kind of internet diary.
Hypertext Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages.
Required money icon
I will use this icon to show you, that this method need to invest some money with approximate amount.
I want to show you in this series how to make money online on internet. These articles will be written for normal people, not for professionals. I want to show you that it is possible to make some money online, without being professional webmaster. Not wealth presented on millions pages or spam e-mails, but stable month small sum of money. This is a way, where you need some effort, but it will be good invested time. Many people earning money from internet today, started similarly.
First of all I want here to describe here some good methods how to make money online, and methods that doesn’t function.
Good methods are:
- Google AdSense ads (or another PPC programs) on own pages
- Affiliate products on own pages
- Paid banners or links on own pages
- Internet e-shops
- Selling own programs
- Selling own services
- Paid advert posts on own pages
- Freelance writter
- Freelance programmers or graphic
- Paid posting to forums
These methods help you make some money, some of them in short time, some of them later.
Here are some bad methods are:
- Fraud clicks on Google AdSense ads
- Buying e-books that promise you earn thousands bucks a day
- Using not checked affiliate systems
- Receiving e-mails with ads
- Browsing on internet pages for money
- Winning in internet lotteries
- Help finance minister of Kenya to defraud some money or etc.
Using this methods you with high probability don’t make money or lost money. Especially last 2 methods are very dangerous and be sure that you lost a lot of money.
In next articles I want to describe you some from good methods, especially I want to show you how to earn some money from you own pages on internet in step by step description. Description will contain all necessary inputs, how much money do you need to spend of this method and necessary knowledge and possible earnings. I will give you also some good tips on pages that can help you. That all with images and description in clear points.
Used terms and abbreviationsWebmaster
Webmasters are practitioners of web communication.
Pay Per Click is an advertising model used on search engines, advertising networks, and content websites/blogs, where advertisers only pay when a user actually clicks on an ad to visit the advertiser’s website.
Affiliate marketing is a web-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s marketing efforts.
Ad serving program run by Google. Website owners can enroll in this program to enable text, image and, more recently, video advertisements on their sites. These ads are administered by Google and generate revenue on either a per-click or per-thousand-impressions basis.
Unsolicited or undesired bulk electronic messages.