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Blogs and Blogging. A guide to help you create blogs

What exactly is a blog and how is blogging related to affiliate marketing?

A blog, short for weblog is simply an online diary. The beauty of blogging and creating blogs is that blogs are pretty easy to create and do not require any technical know how.

Blogs are also indexed rapidly in the search engines and if done right can rank highly for your chosen search term or keyword phrase

How to create blogs:

Watch Blog Creation Videos At Video Guide To Building A blog

Before we dive into the nitty gritty of how to create a blog, we will define some blog related terms

Permalink: This  stands for permanent link. It is the URL of each individual post you make on your blog

Ping or Pinging: This is the process of notifying an aggregator that new content has been added to your blog. The aggregator then displayes this information of their site. Pinging is a popular method of generating traffic to your blog

A blogging platform is a computer software program that allows you to write posts and to update your blog. The blogging platform is what you use to create the look, color scheme, page layout, fonts etc of your blog.

There are several blogging platforms on the Internet but I will mention the two top dogs and only focus on one. The reason for this is I can only teach you what i have used and has worked for my business. This way I am certain that the information you get from this site is information that can increase your profits when applied.

Now the two major players when it comes to blogging platforms are


Why you should create a blog with blogger:
  • Very easy to set up and use
  • No need for plug ins
  • No hosting required
  • Owned by google and regularly crawled by Google
  • It's free
To create your blog with blogger all you need is a google account  and your computer to be plugged in and online.

If you are unable to view the video, here is the summary

Blogger set up allows you to set up your google account during your blog creation process

Now to create your blog go to

The following page should come up

Create blog

Click on the create your blog now button.

The Google account creation page will come up as pictured below

Create Google account for your blog

Just fill in your details and make a note of the password you select.

The next page to come up prompts you to select a blog title and URL. Read the our page on creating blog content before you do this.

Name blog

The next page will ask for a blog description.

You will also be given the option to choose your blog template. Although there is no hard and fast rule to this, i generally use templates with the navigation to the right. This means that when my blogs are crawled, it is my content that the spiders crawl first
Continue filling in the prompts and you are set to go

Before  you run out and create your blog, you must read the section on tips on creating your blog content

To learn how to build blogs with wordpress and how to generate traffic from your blogs click here

To get free video tutorials on how to make money from your blogs, sign up here

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