Create a list of as many keyword phrases that fit the above criteria and then go to the Google Keyword Tool. Type your phrases in one by one to see how many searches each get per month. You would like to see these numbers as big as possible: 5000 would be good, but anything above 800 is okay.
Step 2-How to build a blog from scratch using Fantastico. Find Fantastico (Looks like a smiley face). It asks you some very basic set up questions and you now have built a blog from scratch. Fill in your site name, description and meta keywords. Tweak the layout and add pages, side bars as you see fit.
Never use your blogs directly for selling. Use high quality content to presell your concept to the visitors. That is, provide as much information as possible to your readers, this will fetch traffic to your blogs. Once you start getting traffic, you can always monetize your blogs by PPC advertising and incorporation of text links.
These are the reasons that serious entrepreneurs and business owners . including writers . end up hosting their own blogs. The most popular blogging platform is wordpress. The software is free to download at WordPress.org and many hosting companies now offer an one-click installation of this free blogging software.
Choose a keyword phrase that people would use to search and find your blog with. This means that you will have to brainstorm many different phrases that are not too competitive. For example, “work at home” will be way too competitive. How do I know? Do a search in Google with quotes around your term and see how many other competing websites there are. You want to find a phrase that has under 200k results when you type it into Google with quotes.
Step 4-Now you’re ready to start adding some great content. I suggest you write two posts of about 300 words with no outgoing links. For Seo purposes use your main keyword and 2 long tailed or LSI keywords in each post.
I would recommend the best of both worlds. Use the option to moderate your comments, that way you have a bit of control as to who and what is being said on your blog.
Yes there are fees involved with hosting your own blog. But, you can get a domain for less than per year and hosting should cost you no more than 0 per year, probably much less. This is a great price for year’s worth of marketing your writing business!