An Online Blog Website is one of the most essential tools for businesses in the modern world. It is a way to connect with customers and promote your products or services. However, creating a website that is both beautiful and functional easier in the present time, since there are many Page Builders that use the Drag & Drop functions. The best one that I always use either for my own websites or for my clients is Elementor Pro Page Builder, which we will talk about later in this article.
What is The Purpose Of Your Online Blog Website?
First of all, we will go through some bullet points before starting the creation of the website. Here are seven steps to help you create a website that is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to use.
There are many styles of web design to choose from. Obviously, you don’t have to stick to the same style throughout your site. However, it is important to choose the look and feel that appeals to you and fits with your brand. For example, if you want a bright and vibrant website, then a minimalistic design may not be the right choice.
You should determine your primary goal for the website. Is it to provide information about your company to customers? Is it to generate leads? Is it to sell products or services? Do you want them to subscribe to a newsletter? Your answer can help you determine how your website will look and how it will function so that you can design a purposeful layout.
How To Choose The Domain Name For Your Website
The next step and in my opinion, it’s the most important step that must be taken very carefully is the domain name of your website. The domain should be chosen very wisely and carefully because it’s the gateway between your website (files, posts, articles, pictures, content, design of your website ) and the customers or future prospects. It’s the thing that relays the service you provide whatever it is and the clients you want to acquire. It’s unchangeable, You have to choose it carefully and thoughtfully.
The domain name must be memorable, if it is short will be an advantage and should be reflecting the purpose of the service or the industry you are creating the website for.
Domain names start for around 2$ and there are companies that offer free domain names when you buy a hosting plan even the basic plan, you’ll have a chance to get a free domain name or at least you pay 1 USD for the first year.
If you have no budget to buy a Domain Name or Hosting, take into consideration that you can begin with Google Blogs since Google offers free hosting and Subdomain “Example.Blogspot.com”. Blogger is a free way to start blogging online. You have the possibility to change the subdomain name later from “Example.Blogspot.com” to “www.example.com” when you have a budget to buy a domain name from domain name companies. But, Google Blogger since it is free, it is very limited when it comes to theme customization, add-ons, and plugins.
You can transfer your website files later from Blogger (BlogSpot) to WordPress Unfortunately, it is not possible to transfer the entire site as it looks on Blogger, but you will be able to customize it to become a stunning website either by yourself if you are experienced with Web Design on WordPress, hire a Web Design Company or a freelancer. The good news, while you read this article, is that I offer this Service for very affordable prices.
What is Hosting and What is The Best Plan To Pick For Your Website:
Step Two is to choose where you will host your website. Hosting is a type of service that allows individuals and businesses to access the internet. A host, or web host, is an individual or company that provides this service. These hosts can provide a wide array of different services for an internet user. The choice of a host will greatly impact the speed, reliability, and security of your web server.
This can be a little frustrating since there are a lot of Hosting Companies. But, it’s not big deal to choose your hosting plan due to the vast choice of hosting companies and most of them offer a good service at affordable prices.
As a new Blogger, you can start with a basic hosting plan and when you grow up your audience and drive a good amount of visitors then think to upgrade your plan. There are some bad reputable companies that you should avoid but what you really should is a free hosting company because you will suffer from bugs, greedy bandwidth speed and you always find your website offline.
For WordPress, I would strongly recommend:
But, if you are looking for a free host, I would recommend WordPress.com. With WordPress.com, you can use a simple but nice theme. You won’t be able to install a WordPress theme like on a self-hosted site (I will talk about this later on in this post).
But if you are looking for an easy to use and cheap cloud hosting which i do prefer than shared hosting, then I will recommend you Vultr since about 200k plus customers from 150 countries around the globe, Vultr is known for offering cloud servers with resilient SSD storage.
Vultr offer to new referred users a 100 Usd Trial to test their services before engaging with them, so if you enjoy free hosting.
What makes Vultr stand out in front of other companies is their experienced team aiming for liability with over 15 years of experience and they are appealing and focus even on small businesses and individual entrepreneurs by focusing on flexibility in the pricing of the services.
- Worldwide network
- Custom control panel
- Outstanding speed
- Dedicated IP Addresses
- Ultra-fast Intel Core
- Great value for money
- Huge variety of data centers
- Three powerful hosting plan types
- Top-of-the-range security
How To Install WordPress On Vultr Or CloudWays
Once you have chosen your hosting company, you will need to install WordPress. The installation of WordPress in almost all hosting servers is the same, there are a few differences from one company to another but the general process is easy and handy. All best hosting companies allow users to install WordPress with few clicks which makes it easy for anyone to create an online website with no prior technique skills.
You will need to log in to your hosting dashboard, the operating system that will run your WordPress, and then the software you want to install on your server (in our case WORDPRESS), there is many other software such as Magento, OpenCart,…etc
This video will introduce the WordPress Installation on Vultr within 3 minutes:
How To Write Content That Ranks On Google Search
Writing a blog post no matter the purpose that you are writing for is not easy. I Can tell you that the most difficult step so far is to write good content that users love and Google likes.
There is a process, strategy or whatever you want to call it that you must follow carefully to create good content according to Google Algorithms. Here are the most important headlines you should take into consideration while creating your content or blog post:
Make your content mobile-friendly: Since the last updates from Google in the last few years. Google prefers Mobile-friendly content that can be easily read on mobile phones. Therefore make sure your content and website too, are Mobile-friendly.
Create useful, persuasive content: At this point, be sure my friend that you use no tricks at all. In order to boost your content on Google Search think about writing original content that provides value to the users, be clean and clear, and try to solve problems that your future audience may face.
Think about users, and audience intent: The most helpful way is to find what users are searching on search engines. Look at what your competitors in your industry are writing about and inspire your content from them, just never copy past their full content but you can use it as a reference.
keyword research: It’s much to do keyword research before you start writing in order to get ideas about what users are searching for in the search engine. This technique will save you time for indexing your content and delivering richer content that already has a good number of searchs.
Keywords, The Wisy Way: Google penalizes content writers that are putting keywords everywhere. So, once you have your target keyword you will try to rank for, use it wisely in your content. You can place it in the Title, Headlines, Picture Alt Text, and URLs…etc
Add links to your content: Having good reputable website links in your blog posts that refer to other topics is a good way to improve your ranking. You can use either your previous articles’ links to refer to or competitors’ links. it’s called Backlinks Building.
Now, once you’ve finished writing good content that provides great value to users and while waiting for Google to Rank your website or articles among other search results. I recommend you start thinking about a good strategy to promote your posts on other social medial platforms. Taking advantage of the other social Media Platforms instead of waiting for Google to grab some traffic is waste of time.
You have in hand multiple platforms where you can gather users and redirect them to your website at no cost is not only a good idea but it’s a primordial step that will help you to increase your ranking.
I recommend you read about adopting a marketing strategy for your website, you can find some useful ideas in these articles…