Those who are thinking to start own self hosted blog, this article might telp to understand from where to start thinking about self hosted WordPress blog.
It is important to choose a good hosting service where your site can always be found, the server is quick to make your pages load faster, so that when the search engine robot comes to your site always available.
Choosing the domain name
Selecting a domain name is a real problem. For starters, domain name is actually the url, like this website’s domain name is thecustomizewindows.com .
We wrote ago how to choose your domain name. You can use Bust a name free online tool to find which domain names are not taken. It will create combination of the keywords you will enter in to domain names. You can note down the domain names generated and buy from the company you want.
With www or without www
This is known as preferable domain. You must define in Google Webmaster tool which you prefer. Use .htaccess to redirect the other to your preferred domain name.
Configuring the Robots.txt file
The robots.txt file is a file on your server root that requests the search engine robots where they can and can not access. In WordPress a virtual robots.txt is created. You can create a text file and name it robots.txt and upload to root of the server. For example, this is the url of our robots.txt file.
Robots.txt is very important to perform several things which we wrote ago. Other than that, we wrote a basic guide on what is this robots.text file is.
A Sitemap is a list of pages which the search engine crawler accesses. For search engine robots, you need an xml file; which can be easily created be Google XML Sitemap plugin.
It is better to have two versions of Sitemap in your site, HTML and XML. The HTML version, which is human readable, forexample; you can see the sitemap links within this post or at the footer of each page. It can be created with the plugin WordPress Sitemap Generator Plugin.
Select the settings from WordPress Settings panel which is like %your website name% month and year % name of the article. Just like our url of this post.
Now is about the posts, content, title, image attribute etc. You can find a lot, practically hundreds and hundreds of articles on them posted under SEO and WordPress Weblogs tips.
Do not read all of them in one day. Understand the things one by one. In the meantime, start postings. Later you can modify the posts for better SEO.
Another part is making money. First, it is better to create around 100 good posts; optimize the posts, do everything running OK . Then, think about advertisements. We have lot of articles about how to make money from your blog. You can read them as well.