Hi, Guys, am super excited as I am writing my first post. Well, I would dedicate this first post to my friends who want to know how to build a free website. I will explain you in a step-wise manner.
Things You Need Before Starting:
- A GMail Account
- A Clear Idea (Niche) on which you want to make the website
- Pen down the categories of your niche
Say, for e.g you want to create a website on “Price of mobiles in India”.
Step 1: Go to Blogger.com and sign in with your gmail id. If you haven’t created your blogger account until now and signing in for the first time then you will be asked to Confirm your profile where you need to choose between “Create Google + Profile” and “Limited Blogger Profile”. We click on limited blogger profile and choose a display name and click on continue to blogger.
Step 2: Now click on ‘New Blog’ on the upper right side. Now select name of your blog and choose blog url, as in our e.g case I have selected “Price of mobile in India” as blog title and “price-of-mobile.blogspot.com” as url and select a good template from the given choices as shown in the screenshot below.
Woohoo.. Your Blog cum website has been created. You can check that be opening the url.
Step 3: Now you need to set up settings of your site. Click on the name of your site and then click on ‘Settings’ on the left side. In the ‘Basic Settings’, enter the description of your site by clicking on Edit in the ‘Description box’ and click on Save changes as shown in the screenshot.
Similarly in ‘Posts and Comments’ section, select ‘anyone’ in ‘Who can comment?’ option. And in ‘Comment Moderation’ select ‘Always’, it implies that the comment by anyone on your site will not be visible until you approve it. It is necessary as some people can use abusive language or just keep their website link on your blog. Enter your email in ‘Email moderation requests to’ field. And Click on ‘Save Settings’.
Step 4: Go to ‘Language and Formatting’ section. In the ‘Time Zone’ select ‘(GMT +05:30) Indian Standard Time’ for Indian users. And click on ‘Save Settings’.
I would recommend the new users to not edit the Search Preferences section as it decides how google crawls your site.
Step 5: You can select different ‘Templates’ and change the html code of the present template from Templates section.
I would recommend HiStats.com for monitoring the visits of your website.
Step 7: Now about the main content of the site, your content would go in Posts and Pages Section. Click on New Posts. Now give the title to Post and your contents in the compose section. You can also add labels which serve as categories, for e.g In mobile website labels would be the name of the companies like Nokia, Samsung etc. The ‘Permalink’ field decides the url of your site. Give a proper url as it can affect the ranking of your site.
When you are done, click on Publish. Similarly you can publish page too and your free website is ready.
You can customize you website with gadgets like Facebook like box, twitter follow, Navigational menu etc which would make your website look beautiful. I would follow-up with different posts on them too.
Hope this post would be helpful to you. For any help you can comment below.