15 words to know before you start a blog

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Before you start a blog, you should get aware of some important terminology which is used in day to day life of a blogger and thus will makes your blogging easier

Blog
An online dairy displayed in reverse chronological order where you can transform your information, skills, knowledge, imaginations, ideas, discussions etc in the form of text and images and make it accessible to internet users

All in one, you can share anything to the world with your blog on internet

Blogger
One who owns a blog and is responsible for editing, updating, modifying and creating content of the blog
Blogging
The process of editing, updating, modifying and creating content of the blog
Domain Name
A Domain Name is the name choosen by you for your website ( or blog ) . A Domain Name is the address where internet users can access your website ( or blog )

Domain Name consists of two parts :
your website ( or blog ) name and
domain name extension

For ex : dreamtoblog.com , here dreamtoblog is my website ( or blog ) name and .com is the domain name extension and combining these is our domain name

Every domain name is unique. No two websites ( or blogs ) can have the same domain name.

Web host
Web hosting is generally an internet service which provide space on internet to stores your files , data , information and website on internet and make it easily accessible to internet users online via world wide web
Blogging platform
Blogging platform generally is a blog management tool you want to use, There’s a lot to choose the right one from like wordpress, tumblr, drupal, blogger etc

As a beginner I suggest you to use wordpress as your blogging platform as it is user friendly, free of cost, easy to setup and customize and you can use it without any coding knowledge

WordPress
WordPress Is An Online, Open Source Website Creation Tool Written In Php

According To Me, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today

It is the best and easiest blogging platform I recommend you to use

Blog optimization
Blog optimization is generally a technique used to promote your blog so as to get viral publicity. Generally it is used to increase quality traffic to your blog

There are various methods used to optimize your blog, Important among them are search engine optimization, social media optimization, email marketing etc

Search Engine
It is a complex software application program that search full online database for specified keywords and returns a list of information or web pages consisting of that keyword

Some of the great search engines you know are google, bing, yahoo etc

Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization generally abbreviated as SEO involves designing, writing and coding in such a way that

  • Your blog get higher rank in search engine results
  • Improve the volume and quality of traffic to your blog from search engine
  • Marketing by understanding how search algorithms works and what human visitors might search on search engines

“The higher your blog appears in search results, the more visitors and quality traffic you get from search engines”

Keyword
A keyword is a particular word or phrase that describes the contents of a web page

Generally keywords are used to summarize your entire web page in form of a word or phrases and then helps search engines to find the list of web pages consisting of that keyword

Keyword research
Keyword research mainly refers to find the right keyword for your blog posts, which leads to growth of our blog in short period of time and attract visitors to our blog

Generally keyword research is the first step when you start SEO of your blog

Proper Keywords Used In Your Blog Will Make Your Blog Search Engine Friendly and thus will lead to an increase in traffic to your blog and thus there is a need of keyword research

Blog monetization
Blog monetization is generally a way to earn revenue from your blog

There are many professional blogger who earn a good income from their blog

With patience and practice, you can make money through advertising, affiliate-marketing and other income generating activities on your blog

The steps taken to earn money from your blog is referred as Blog monetization

Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is a marketing strategy  which works on refer and earn policy i.e when you refer someone to any online products and services and when that person buys the products and services based on your recommendation, you will receive a commission
Social Media Optimization
Social Media Optimization is the technique to generate viral publicity either it be your products, services, blogs or articles using a number of social media outlets and communities i.e social media sites, RSS feeds, social news, bookmarking sites and blogging sites

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About Madan Mohan 33 Articles
Hello Dreamers, I am Madan Mohan, admin@ dreamtoblog.com from india. I started blogging as a passion in 2010 and by profession I am software engineer at wipro. Blogging has changed my life and continually generate some income per month by the comfort of my home, now I want to show you how to do the same

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