Make sure you are able to stay ahead of the competition with your blog. You are competing with them for readers, so it’s important to have an idea of what they are doing with their blogs. Remember that they are probably on your blog for similar reasons.
The name needs to be memorable, easy to spell and it would be advisable to include a keyword of the topics you will be blog ging about, that is if you see me about online marketing and social media it, try to add words like social, media, marketing, in your domain name.
Which sites are recommended? Start by asking your friends about the sites they use, and check out the reviews of various sites in online blogs and review sites.
Obvious we know, but double check any blogs before submitting. It may potentially be the first time a reader has heard of your company, so creating a good impression is vital.
Blogs are very popular. If you have an interesting topic and you can keep people coming back for more you can make a nice living with your blog. The way you would make money is through programs such as Google AdWords or adbrite. You can also sell products or services on your blog. You can start a blog for free with blogger or wordpress.
Your blog title is one of most relevant aspects of your blog because “the title of your blog is the name of your blog and it is what appears as the clickable link to your blog on search engines”. Before putting up a blog title, you’d need to do proper keyword research to get an idea on the popular keywords that people are actually searching for. Also, ensure that your blog domain also appears in your blog title. Google Adwords, Word Tracker or Market Samurai are great tools that can handle keyword research for you.
The best place to add the blog would be to the blog page on your site. It is after all, valuable content so why would you want it anywhere other than your site. If however, you don’t have a website or you would rather set up a separate blogger account, you can do so, perhaps using the WordPress Blog Account or a Google Blogger Account, which you can then link back to your site. There are various blogging sites out there, so just make sure its relevant and respected before adding, but, as we always say, content is King, so your website should benefit from a blogs content over and above any other website.