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Blogging Guide for Newbie How to Start Blogging and Make Money Online

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Disclaimer This e-book named ‘Blogging Guide for Newbie’ has been written to provide helpful information about Blogging and making money from a blog. The content of this E-book is mainly focused for Beginners, Not for a power blogger .I think all the information of this E-book is accurate. There may be some mistakes in typography or content. This e-book is also discussing on the topic ‘Make Money Online’ only up to the publishing date. So, The purpose of this eBook is to promote blogging and make blogger’s to enterprenur. The author and the publisher do not warrant that the information contained in this e-book is fully complete and shall not be responsible for any errors and/or omissions. If you like this E-book or If it needs some corrections,Don’t feel bad to mail me at abidomr@outlook.com info@techbeatsindia.com or Call me at +91-9895431317 or +91-9744791402

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About the Author

I’m Abid Omar ,a 16 years old +2Computer science student currently living in Kerala, India . I’m a blogger mainly concentrating in writing technology articles in English and Malayalam. I started my blogging journey using Blogger and changed the blogging platform to Wordpress like every professional bloggers. I have so many reasons to use wordpress as my main platform. I started blogging since 2011 and that time my niche is Science, Astronomy…. etc. But, In 2012, my niche becomes Technology. So, I started technology blogging since April 2012 with the blog www.techbeatsindia.com . My blog became popular with 1 year and I want become more professional and famous in Blogging field. So, I started a new blog in Wordpress for Gadget Reviews and Technology News named Gadget Yuga ( www.gadgetyuga.com ). It become more popular than my blogger blog within 1 month. I gained alexa rank in India of 28000 with 1 month. So, I fixed my main blogging platform as Wordpress and continuing my journey in the internet world. I also interested in Affilate marketing , Domain reselling , Wordpress blog setup…etc. Connect Me Email : abidomr@outlook.com , info@techbeatsindia.com Socal Media : Facebook | Twitter | Google + | Youtube

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About This E-book Blogging Guide for Newbie is my first E-book provides basic knowledge of Blogging and How to earn money through It . It is only a beginner’s guide. Not a Complete guide about Blogging. In this E-book I wrote about Blogger and Wordpress. I discuss about all the basic knowledge to start a blog on Blogger and Wordpress. So many blogger’s are seeing Blogging as a fun or entertainment. But, Blogging is a career or a way to make money for so many people. But, they didn’t know how to start and where to start. This Ebook will helpful for them as a start up guide. After reading this E-book you will get the answer for the common question of each newbie bloggers, ‘Which platform they want to use for create blog, Blogger or Wordpress’. This E-book also provide the basic knowledge of SEO, Wordpress themes and Make Money Online. After reading this E-book I’m sure that you will get lot of idea to become a entrepreneur. My motive behind writing this book was not to sell it on Amazon/ eBay/ Clickbank but to help newbie bloggers to make a successful and profitable blog.

Main contents of this E-book      

What is Blogging? How to start a blog? Setting up your Blog Promoting Your Blog Make money Search Engine optimization

There are somany techniques about blogging and wordpress in this E-book.

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Contents Chapter 1 : What is Blogging…………………………………….………………………...8 Chapter 2 : How to Start a Blog……………………………………………………….…..9 Blogger or Wordpress…………………………………………………………....9 Choose a Niche/Topic to Blogging……………….………………………….9 Chapter 3 : Setting up your Blog……………………………………………………….11 What is Wordpress…………………………………………………………..….11 Buy a Domain Name for your Blog.………………………………….......11 Hosting your Blog on a Server………………………………………….….14 Install Wordpress in your Host space……………..……………………17 Choose a perfect theme for your Blog……………………………….….17 Chapter 4 : Promoting your Blog………………………………………………….…..20 Social Media………………………………………………………………………20 Commenting on Other blogs in your Niche………………………….21 Guest Posting……………………………………………………………………..22 Chapter 5 : Make Money…………………………………………………………………...23 Advertising…………………………………………………….………………….23 Affilate Marketing……………………………………………………….………25 Content Writing………………………………………………………………….26 Sponsored Reviews…………………………………………………………….27 Chapter 6 : Search Engine Optimization(SEO)...………..……………………...28 What is SEO? ………………………………………………………….…………..28 Important things for SEO……………….…………………………………....28 SEO Plugins for Wordpress…………………………………………………30

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Recomnendations…………………………………………………………………………………32 Best Resources for Bloggers…………………………………….…………………………….34

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Chapter 1 : What is Blogging

Blogging is a way to sharing information and knowledge with the world. We can create a blog using Blogger.com , Wordpress.com , tumplr , weebly….etc. But, The most popular blogging platforms are Blogger and Wordpress. Blogger is the blogging platform of Google.

What is a Blog? The word ‘Blog’ is originated from ‘Web Log’. In the vision, Blog and Website is same. But, The method of presenting the content is different. Blog is using to publish your thoughts, feelings, sharing your knowledge…etc. You can start a blog about any field. Like, Personal Blog, Technology , Health, Entertainment, Politics, News , Sports…etc. What is the difference between Blog and Website ? Blog : Blog is not a static page. It is updating day by day. In blogs, We are writing content as Blog Posts. You can see the latest posts when open a blog. Posts are arranged in the order of Date of creating that post. Website : which is a web space contains static data, like organization website, Government website, A Shop’s website etc. Web sites contain all the information about that particular topic or the information about that company.

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Chapter 2 : How to Start a Blog

Starting a blog is not difficult. But, the difficult is that maintaining that blog daily for a better blogging experience. There are so many Blogging platforms in the world like Blogger, Wordpress, Tumplr, Weebly….etc. But the best platforms are Blogger and Wordpress. You can start a blog using Google’s Blogger or the open source platform Wordpress. So many blogger’s are confused to choose the right platform for their niche. The confusion is that which platform is they want to blogging, Blogger or Wordpress.

Blogger or Wordpress ???

Which is the better blogging platform? Blogger or Wordpress. Blogger is a free platform we need no kind of hosting for this. We only want to pay for the custom domain. But Wordpress want hosting. We need to give no money to install wordpress. We want to buy host space like Hostgator,

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Bluehost….etc. I also include some hosting providers that provide Cheapest hosting. Wordpress have so many features than blogger. Wordpress is more SEO and we can use lot of Plugins to increase your blog’s SEO . It is easy to customize. Blogger didn’t have these like features. I personally recommend Wordpress , because, I’m well experienced in these two platforms. Blogger is easy to start and study blogging. But, Wordpress is more apt for a professional blogger. So, in this E-book I’m mainly focused in Wordpress. But, I also include some basic information of Blogger.

Choose a Niche/Topic to Blogging Now you choose the correct platform for blogging. The second important thing is that, Choose the apt Niche/Topic to start blogging. You want to choose your interest as this topic. It will help you to better blogging career. Some commonly using Blogging Topics are Personal Blog, Technology , Health, Entertainment, Politics, News , Sports…etc.

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Chapter 3 : Setting up your Blog What is Wordpress ? WordPress is the most popular and the most loved open source blogging platform. Almost 50% of the world’s websites run on the WordPress. Wordpress have more features than Google’s free blogging platform ‘Blogger’. WordPress is a very highly SEO (Search Engine Optimized) platform .It is the biggest reason for most of the professional bloggers are running their blog on WordPress . Wordpress have many more options on WordPress as compared to Blogger.

1. Buy a Domain Name for your Blog

The Name of your Blog is the most important thing for better blogging. Domain names are the address of your blog. Finding an awesome name for your blog is very difficult. People will need to know your domain if they ever want to visit it again. Domain names play a major role in every blogger’s career. If you host your blog on free hosting options like Blogger or Wordpress, you can create a custom easily like www.yourblogname.com

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instead of www.yourblogname.blogspot.com or www.yourblogname.wordpress.com .The URL (www.yourblogname.com) will feel a premium look for your blog and people seems to know that you blogging very seriously.

Important things to remember when pick a Domain name 1. The name must be related to your blog topic or content. Use short keywords in your domain names. 2. Don’t use very large or very short domain names. 3. Domain name must be easy to remember for visitors and a word that anyone could easily spell. 4. Don’t stole domain name 5. .com , .org , .net are the most popular TLDs. So, use this only. 6. Do not use hyphens (-) in your domain name if possible. yourblogname.com can be easily searched and memorable than your-blogname.com 7. Use your blog name as the domain name. eg: Blogging Tricks is my blog name and its URL is www.bloggingtricks.in

How to Buy a Domain Name You can search for available domain names and register them with Godaddy or Bigrock. You could get a domain name for as low as 99Rs- 1000Rs. It is not a big amount. There are so many ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) accepted domain name providers in the world. Some of them are listed below.

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1. Godaddy

2. Bigrock 3. Fast Domain 4. Namecheap

Some popular Domain name providers in India 1. ITRPL 2. Live Creation

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2.Hosting your Blog on a Server If you want to host your blog on free services like Blogger or Wordpress .You can do this. But you did not get the full control over your blog. Blogger is a free service that gives so many features but, The free blog builder of Wordpress didn’t have the full control of your blog. So, you want to download the latest version of Wordpress and install it in your host space. if you want to be a professional blogger, then you should go for self-hosting. Main Reasons to go with Self-hosting 1. It gives you full control over your blog. 2. You can do anything you want 3. You can make your blog with your own design 4. You can install wordpress like content management software for blogging 4. There are no limits to it literally. After choosing your domain name, the next step to make blog is choosing your hosting company. You want to choose a good hosting company that gives you a good loading time. A bad hosting company will take a long time for load your webpage and it will reduce your blog readership .Most of the best companies like Host Gator and Bluehost will charge higher amount for a small hosting space. But Don’t forgot that, these extra money can make all the difference to your blog and to your traffic !!

Best Hosting Providers 1. Host Gator 2. Bluehost 3. iPage 4. DreamHost

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Cheapest WebHosting In these hosting providers, The price for hosting is too large for a beginner. So, I recommend to host your blog on ITRPL. Cheapest webhosting company from India. You can host your blog at just 70Rs / Month. They also offers free wordpress installation on your host space. I’m using ITRPL as my hosting provider on my blog TechBeats and GadgetYuga. because it is very good quality provider and it is very cheap Visit www.itrpl.com for more details or contact Mr.Vineesh: +919895726420. In this company, The webpage loading speed is same as Hostgator and Bluehost provides.So, You can choose ITRPL for the hosting provider of your First Blog. Some Blogs and Websites hosted on ITRPL : TechBeats : www.techbeatsindia.com Gadget Yuga : www.gadgetyuga.com Onside : www.onside.in The Online Tutorials : www.theonlinetutorials.com Webseoscan : www.webseoscan.com

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Why I personally recommend HostGator

I recommend Hostgator for hosting your blog. You can host your blog there for $4.95 per month. There is other best hosting companies, but I strongly recommend Hostgator for the following . 1. HostGator have an excellent online support. 2. You can go for their live chat option and you can clear your all issues related to hosting. 3. There is no downtimes. 4. You didn’t feel any slow loading on your blog. 5. They also offer FREE domain transfer along with FREE one year renewal of your domain name.

Read : Why HostGator is the best hosting provider?

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3. Install Wordpress in your Host space Now, You have a domain name and a host space. Then, You want to install a content management software in your host space. I recommend Wordpress as your content management software. Because wordpress is an elegant blogging software or a platform. Don’t confused for wordpress.com where you can start a free blog hosted at wordpress’s server. I’m talking about the blogging software that available for download on wordpress.org. You can download wordpress for free from wordpress.org. After downloading wordpress you want to install it on your host space. It is easy to install. Search on Google for ‘How to install wordpress on your hosting provider��� . Read : How to install wordpress using Fantastico

4. Choose a perfect Theme for your blog

Gadget Yuga Home Page

An awesome theme can make your blog popular. If your blog have a unique design and it looking good, Your visitors will increase. But, Theme selection is a difficult task for newbies. There are somany themes for Wordpress in the internet, Free and Paid. If you didn’t have money to buy a premium theme, you can select a perfect theme from the thousands of free theme collection of Wordpress. If you want a premium looking free theme, Go to Mythemeshop. There are somany good looking and responsive themes. You have to select a theme which good for your topic and is also easy to

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navigate. If you are interested to buy a premium theme, You can visit the following websites. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

WooThemes MythemeShop ThemeForest Thesis Genesis Magazine 3 Theme Junkie

8. DIYThemes

You can also design your own wordpress theme or you can hire a web developer to design a wordpress theme as you wish. Did you see the above picture??? It is my gadget review website, Gadget Yuga’s Home Page. This theme is designed by a web developer named Sharath from kerala for 10,000Rs . You can contact him to hire him for create a unique and stylish theme for your wordpress blog. Visit his Website: www.sharathcs.com \

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How to Choose a perfect theme for your Blog

Finding and purchasing a theme is most difficult one.So, ask the following question to your self for picking a right theme, 1. How many columns you want to have on your blog? 2. How many static pages you want ? 3. What should be the width of your blog? 4. Did you want to make your blog Responsive? 5. How many and which Adspaces do you want? 6. Would you prefer having 125by125 ad boxes on your sidebar? 7. Do you want to have header ads? 8. Do you want to have footer on your blog?

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Chapter 4 : Promoting Your Blog

If you create a blog , the next thing is ‘getting more viewers for your blog’. If you start a new blog, getting visitors is very difficult for a month. So, You want to announce that, you created a new blog. You want to share your blog through social medias , online forums, communities…etc. you want to promote your blog to make your blog successful. Following are the methods to promote your blog. Feeding your Twitter and Facebook accounts with your blog updates will look like blog promotion

1.Social Media Creating a online presence is the most important thing for a professional blogger. You want to make a relationship between your visitors in social medias like Facebook, Twitter…etc. Sharing on social media is the best way to grab more page views to your blog and get popular very soon. Facebook Facebook is the world’s biggest social networking website. Creating an account or page on facebook for your blog or in your name is the important thing for a professional blogger. Because, you want to connect with your customer or visitor 24 hours . It will increase your blog’s popularity and trust.

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How to promote your Blog through Facebook -

Create a Facebook fan page for your Blog The page must be in the name of your blog or in your name. Join on all the groups in your niche. Share your latest posts after posting on these groups. Update your Fan page with your blog posts. Try to Get more likes on your fan page. More likes will help you to increase your blog hits. - Upload photos related to your niche and tag your friends. It will help to get more likes. - Use the automatic feed delivers like dlvr.it, Networked Blogs, RSS Graffiti…etc for share your post links - Use the automatic wall posters like fb.maherhacker.com for sharing your post links automatically on all groups and friend’s wall easily. It will help to reduce your time for sharing and increase your productivity.

Twitter Twitter is the most popular micro blogging platform. It is the best way to share your post links. Twitter only accept 180 words for post. So, You can post your link easly on it. The links on Twitter also increase your no. of backlinks and Page Rank. You can also connect your blog with other popular social networks like LinkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon, Delicious….etc.

2. Commenting on Other blogs in your niche Commenting on other blogs in your niche is the another best way to promote your blog. Add your blog link on that comment. You can get so many visitors and backlinks if you commented on a high PR blog. Commenting on the blogs that activated comment luv commenting platform is another way to get more traffic to your blog and increase your Page Rank. You can also install comment luv on your blog. It is a best commenting platform.

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3. Guest posting

Guest posting is the another best side of Blogging. It is the best way to get your blog noticed. It is also the best way to get people’s attention to your blog. Find out the best blogs in your niche. How to select a blog for guest posting You want to select a perfect blog for guest posting to get more publicity for your blog. Following are the main things for choosing a Blog. -

Readership of the blog. (It is fine if that blog gets atleast 10000 Pageviews per day) - Number of subscribers of that blog. - Google Page rank (Atleast 1) - Alexa Rank ( Must be below 1 Lakhs)o you Don’t forget to attach your name and your link. The link must be to your Blog, Your best blog post , Your Free E-book …etc. Don’t use your affiliate link. Because, The blog owner will reject your guest post. There are many plugins to know the webpage details like PR, Alexa…etc for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

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Chapter 5 : Make Money

Did you know that your blog can make millions??? Yeh..!!! You can generate your blog to a money making machine. The main part of Blogging is Monetization. You can change blogging as a career, if you have writing skills and confidence. You can make money easily by doing the following methords.

1. Advertising Advertising is the most popular method to earn money form a Blog / Website. Yes…!!! It is the very good method. You can make money if your blog gets a good traffic from Advertising. You can choose a 3rd party company for advertising or you can advertise directly on your Blog. You want to create a ‘Advertise here’ page for attract advertisers. Best way to make money is using pay per click advertisers like Google Adsense, Infolinks , Chitika , Yahoo- Bing ads…etc. You can also use Buy sell ads for sell your ad spaces for attract prices. We can discuss about the all best ways for online advertising to earn money from your blog.

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Google Adsense Google Adsense is the most popular advertising company in the world. It is so popular among the bloggers because of the money getting from Adsense Ads. Every blogger can turn to a enterprenour by using Google Adsense. But, They have a policy for selecting the blogs for Adsense publishers. Read their policy details here. Approving for Adsense is very easy. But, Getting the approval to adsense is a very difficult job. You want a awesome and perfect to get adsense approval. Minimum requirements for your blog for getting adsense approval is shown below : -

50 + Unique blog posts (Minimum 400 Words) 300+ Daily visitors At least 6 months old for your blog Your Blog language must be in English. Don’t use pornographic content and the content related to Hacking. Create a About, Contact and a Privacy Policy page.

Read : 10 Things to do before applying for Google Adsense.

Infolinks

Infolinks is the other way to get money easily. Infolinks ads are very different from Adsense ads. Adsense provides images / rich text ads and Infolinks provides in-text ads. Infolinks show special ad links in your blog post.

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Buy Sell Ads Buy sell Ads is the most popular direct advertising platforms. BuysellAds help you to sell adspaces on your Blog. You can earn a better money if you got more traffic. BuysellAds is difficult to approve your Blog than Adsense. Minimum requirements for your blog for getting adsense approval is shown below : - Your Blog must have at least 50000 Pageviews per month - Alexa Rank below 1,00,000 - Perfect blog design that have adspaces. Read : Top 10 Alternatives for BuysellAds

2. Affilate Marketing

Affilate marketing is another best way to earn large money. How Affilate Marketing Works This is a system which pays you if you help sell the products of another company. So, you will get money for referring the product to your friend or you can put their Ad Banners in your Blog. You will get commission for every sales through your blog.

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Some companies offers Affilate Marketing 1. 2. 3. 4.

Domain/ Hosting – Godaddy , Bigrock Web Hosting - Host Gator , Blue Host Products – Ebay , Amazon , Flipcart Advertising – Chitika

3. Content Writing

Content writing is best way to earn money if you have excellent writing skill. You can do this job without a blog. You can provide your service to different companies and start writing for them. You will get minimum 130 Rs for a article. I also appointed some content writers for my Gadget review website ‘GadgetYuga’ . You can contact me if you are Interested to write gadget reviews for us.

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4. Sponsored Reviews You can write review for someone’s product or services and you can get money for this review. This reviews are called ‘Sponsored Reviews’. There are somany websites that working as a 3rd party between you and the product manufacturer. You can register on these websites. If, they approved your blog. You will get opportunities to write review about various products and services. Website that offers Sponsored Reviews 1. Social Spark 2. Link Vehicle

Read : How to make money from a blog in easy ways

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Chapter 6 : Search Engine Optimization

What is SEO ? Search Engine Optimization is the process that optimize your Website / Blog for search engines. Most of the traffic to a blog is from Search Engines like Google, Bing , Yahoo. So, You want to optimize your blog for search engines. If your blog is highly SEO, Your blog traffic and rank in Search result will increase. Search engine optimization is a difficult thing, but it is not impossible for you. SEO are in two types. In-Site SEO (Eg: Keywords, Title Tag..etc)

SEO Off-site SEO (Eg: External Links)

Important things for SEO There are somany SEO Tactics to get a best rank in Search Results. These are shown below: 1. Keywords Keywords are the words that used to search on search engines like Google, Bing‌etc. Every website is based on some Keywords. Eg: For a matrimonial 28 | B l o g g i n g G u i d e f o r N e w b i e

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website, The main keyword of that site is Matrimonial. You want to optimize your blog by inserting keywords to search results. If you are using Wordpress, There is an option to insert your Keywords. Your blog name must be have the main keyword. eg: For a Blogging website, the blog name is start or end with ‘Blogging’ like www.bloggingtricks.in .

2. Page Title You want to insert the keyword when, make your blog title. Don’t use a large title or a short title. The Title must between 10-70 characters. Eg : <title> Top Websites of India </title>

3. Meta Tag You can inform the Keywords and Description of your blog to Search Engines by using Meta Tags. Visitors can’t see this meta tags. You want to insert important keywords on the meta description too. It will help to increase your search engine rank. Meta Description must contain 70 – 160 Characters. Eg: <META NAME = ‘description’ content = Top Websites of India>

4. Headings You want to insert heading tags like <h1> to <h6> to your blog post. It will help you to get that heading in search results. Eg : <h1> Review of Samsung Galaxy S4 </h2>

5. Content ‘Content is the King’. The most important thing for SEO is Content of that blog. If your content is awesome your blog get high traffic to your blog. Your content must includes H1,H2 tags and keywords. The ratio between Text and HTML must be 15%.

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6. Site Map You want to upload a Site map to Search engines for index all your posts and Pages in search engines. You can generate a sitemap using ‘Site map generators’. Go to Google Webmaster tools and Bing Webmaster tools and upload your Sitemap.

SEO Plugins for Wordpress There are somany SEO plugins on Wordpress to optimize your blog for search engine easily. Here is a list of some FREE and must have SEO plugins which can make your SEO task easier :

Free Plugins 1. All in One SEO by Wordpress – Install Now

2. Wordpress SEO by Yoast – Install Now

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These two plugins are good and it is difficult to choose one from these. I Personally recommend Wordpress SEO by Yoast. Because, I’m currently using this and it have more options than All in One SEO. Read : All in One SEO or Wordpress SEO by Yoast? Which is the Best

3. SEO Friendly Images - This Plugin will automatically change the name of the images in your post as the name of your post name. Install Now 4. XML-Site Map - This is a Plugin by Google to know about the submission of your Blog page. Google, Bing and yahoo will notice when you will post a new article or a page in your blog. You can’t imagine a successful blogging story without Google XML. So this is the most important and necessary plugin for your blog. Install Now

Premium Plugins 1. SEOPressor – It is an awesome SEO plugin that includes Backlinks Syndication System, Rank Mover, Ultimate RSS Joiner, Press Release Cash Cow…etc.

Price : Single Site - $47 Unlimited - $97 2. EasyWPSEO - This is one of the best plugins for ON-page SEO boost. Price : One Time - $37

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Recommendations Domain Registration I recommend you to buy a domain name from Bigrock ,Godaddy.

Hosting

It is good that, you are hosting your blog on Hostgator. If you prefer cheapest hosting, ITRPL is a good one to choose. Buy Hosting from Hostgator now

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Premium Wordpress Theme Purchasing a wordpress theme is very good, if you are a professional blogger. You can buy awesome and quality themes from Woothemes, DIYTHemes or Mythemeshop.

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Best Resources for Bloggers Best Blogs for Blogging resources 1. MyBloggingTricks 2. Spiceupyourblog 3. Bloggingcage 4. HelperBlogger 5. Shout me Loud 6. Problogger 7. Labnol 8. Blogging Tricks 9. CopyBlogger 10. AllBloggingTools 11. WPBeginner Best E-books for Bloggers 1. 31 Days to Build a Better Blog by Darren Rowse 2. ProBloggerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide to You First Week Of Blogging 3. Blog Profits Blueprint by Yaro Starak 4. ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income 5. The Nearly Ultimate Guide to Better Writing 6. SEO Starter Guide by Google 7. Ultimate Blog Profit Mode 8. SEOmoz-The Beginners Guide To SEO 9. Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps by Annabel Candy 10. Wordpress SEO Strategies

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SEO tools 1. Market Samurai 2. Keyword Winner Wordpress plugin 3. Easy WP SEO 4. All in one SEO 5. Wordpress SEO by Wordpress Email List buiding Tools 1. Aweber 2. WPSubscribers 3. Target Hero

Images for your Blog Find attractive, funny, innovative and relevant images for blog posts is an important part of Blogging. I suggest you some websites to get free images for your blog. Creative commons area of Flickr PhotoXpress Stockxchng

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