This is Blog Tech Guy’s resources page. All the information are links to help you write, promote, maintain and profit from your blog the best you can. If you want more resources on how this site runs, then take a look at my Behind-The-Scenes page.
Where To Start
- How to Start a Blog is a great, detailed, free intro guide to blogging.
- Install WordPress on your HostGator web host, or get someone like me to do it for you. Check out our FAQ for more information. WordPress.com host blogs but you have less control over it than you would if you hosted it yourself. Likewise with Google’s Blogger.
- For larger WordPress sites I recommend WPEngine for dedicated WordPress hosting with security and stability built in. You can read more about them here.
Blog Themes & Design
- Get a new theme. Take a look at my detailed blog post on choosing a blog theme here.
- If you want a new header for you theme, then try BannersMall who will design one for about $80.
Writing Your Blog
- Once you have your technical issues outsourced, you can concentrate on writing. Brian Clark’s Copyblogger is an excellent resource.
- Read his excellent 10 step copywriting tutorial.
- Writing headlines is a very important skill, so learn how to write magnetic headlines.
- You should always write for readers first, and search engines second. Here’s how to do the search engine part.
- Excellent copywriting books you can buy.
- Also see my article on Becoming a Better Blog Writer.
Keeping in touch – Email Management
- AWeber provides email contact management, auto-responders and RSS to email services.
- Feedburner currently only offers a daily RSS to email service – something your readers might not appreciate if you post every day.
Advertising On Your Site
- How To Use Google Adsense
- Good Adsense placement
- How To Test The Effectiveness Of Your Adverts
- How to reduce ad blindness
- A/B Testing setup
Other Advertising Systems
How Internet Ranking Systems Work
- PageRank and AlexaRank
- PageRank – Wikipedia
- PageRank Explained
- How AlexaRank works
- SearchStatus Firefox extension
Search Engine Optimization
- Free SEO Report – How to Create Compelling Content That Ranks Well in Search Engines
- The Secret to Top Search Engine Rankings
- What is link bait?
- Search Engine Land
If you want more resources on how this site runs, then take a look at my Behind-The-Scenes page.