10:26 AM | Posted by LINDA BALDRIDGE
Your Custom Domain Name Says Everything About You!
The second step in building a blog. Blogspot URL address versus a custom domain.
|Custom Domain V No Domain|
So you decided your going to become a blogger, your going to write about something your passionate about like books, makeup, clothing, photos, etc.
You've gotten really great at this writing stuff. Your starting to build a reputation over the Internet. But your blog just has a Google blogspot URL address. We think if your serious about blogging and your starting to acquire a fan base a custom domain is a must. Why would you want to give Google credit for all your inspirations and hard work.
We recommend acquiring a custom domain name for $10.00 a year before you start posting on your blog.
Reasons behind this theory are.
Each post has a recorded name.
Lets say your domain name is The Spice Rack & your blogspot URL address is
Lets say you have wrote 3 post about the spice called turmeric, allspice, and cloves.
Here's your blog post addresses.
404. That's an error. The requested URL/was not found on this server.
With your new custom domain name thespicerack.com
your blog post URLs will be:
Why would you want a custom domain name?
Why wouldn't you? For one;
- you can increase name recognition for yourself and brand
- makes it easy for users to remember your URL address
- protects your blog investment from failure of your ISP
- SEO and backlink efforts are for your custom domain and not Google blogspot
- OK. Your signed up for a FREE Google blogger account. When you sign in this is what you should see a menu on your left hand side.
You should see your blogspot address. Right down below it is a link for adding a custom domain. Click on Add a Custom Domain. Have a credit card ready. You will be taken to Google checkout. If you have never used it before you will have to fill out some information.
Google uses GO Daddy to purchase custom domains. The purchase is done through Google Checkout. Really easy. No hosting plan either. Google offers hosting for their blogspot blogs. That is why its best to purchase through Google blogspot platform. Saves you big bucks. Yeah!
No you have a custom domain name that you can brand for your own. Now you can start building a backlink seo program to gain recognition for your blog. That is another blog post for us, so stay tuned because we will be talking about that in future blog post.
Linda @Blogger Addi
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