Tech Blog in Africa for How TOs: August 2017

Tuesday

How to Get Good Traffic From Linkedin

author-pic About Author
Ayorinde Ayodeji is a young Nigerian tech blogger, web developer and seo expert and love to share his thoughts via is blog Tech Empowerment




How to get good traffic from linkedin, I may not be an expert in social media marketing but with my experience after using this method, I can assure you good traffic that can turn to leads by using linkedin to promote your business, website or blogs.
For those who might not know what is the purpose of joining linkedin, let me give a brief information on why you should join linkedin.

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What is linkedin and why choose them?
Linkedin is a business and employment oriented social networking service that operate via website and mobile apps of different os.

Why choose joining linkedin?
It is chosen for professional networking and job seekers posting their CVs linkedin has over 400 millions accounts from different part of the world so you can see why you should also join linkedin.

Now that you know what is linkedin and why chose to join them, I think I have convience you enough now lets keep going…

How to get good traffic from linkedin.
Note: Linkedin traffic are humans and you have no worries of getting bots to your business, website or blogs because they are useless, also perform the second step always.



STEP BY STEP METHOD

  • Create a killer profile: if you make your linkedin profile catchy you will get more attraction from humans. So try to give your linkedin profile more professional and complete and so as to qualify you with your audience and you are guaranteed to get more people who will be interested in you.
  • Increase your connection: after you might have setup professional linkedin account the next thing is connection on how linkedin connection works? Not much but with my little stay on linkedin I have over 30+ connections and equal to clicks and traffic to my blog and also get emails from of my friends or connection requesting for link recommendation, guest post and so on… what am trying to say is if you have more friends or connection you are guaranteed to get good traffic and clicks so if you have are a member on linkedin I advice you build more connections.
  • Updated your status: the more content you share the more opportunity people have to see and engage with you, aim to updated your status once or twice a day.
  • Join groups: I love this one the most, linkedin groups also serves as great way to earn more clicks and traffic to your blog look for groups that are related to your niche or business some groups on linkedin have more then 400,000 members. That’s a large audience you can be engaging with and get direct traffic back to your site.
  • Create your own group:  every member on group find this a way of growing their business or website by creating a group. Can’t say much on this because without members in your group their is no traffic.. lolz but can improve your businessor website with your audience.
  • Customize your profile: if you want yo have a generic link then think no more linkedin also provides such services, create a unique “call to action” where you directly tell visitors to click on the link you  have placed such as improve your seo.


After doing all this you can enjoy traffic from linkedin having problem with any, just drop a comment I will explain better if finding it difficult to understand thanks for reading.



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Sunday

10 Bloggers Shared Why They Choose Blogging

author-pic About Author
Pospi O Otuson is a young Nigerian entrepreneur and he love to share his passion for entrepreneurship at Pospitips Online.





Every Blogger has their reasons why they ventured into the blog sphere. It could be positive or negative, though some bloggers can’t really tell why they blog. Maybe it’s a hobby they later took seriously and most of them are always in search for ways to make money blogging. Personally, I started blogging just to prove it a careerbase on the circumstances I found myself and also to share my knowledge and of course, money will fly to me when am due.



Generally, people blog to express themselves and share their passion, share their knowledge or maybe to build a professional network. It took me over two weeks to interview some successful bloggers on why they choose to blog.


Let’s know why this 10 Bloggers started Blogging!




1. Mathias Amodu of zealmatblog (www.zealmat.com)
First i started blogging because that is the only way to reach people far and near and add value to their life's both  young and old minds around the world in my bedroom. Starting a blog is a self choice either in a negative or a positive way but you get frustrated when you don't know how it works. First when starting a blog it is advisable you know what type of niche you are going for and how good you are in such niche.

Your blog should be your dairy but a profitable one that can stand for a long period of time which most people just believe blogging is just all about the money but end up getting frustrated we blog, we learn more than our boons around us and that make us outstanding.



2. Veethee Dixit of Dainty Angel (Daintyangel.com)
There is a lot of information I wanted to share with my people out there and that information could have been really useful for most of them.

Blogging was the best way to do this. Blogging is really important to me because it’s my passion and profession. It started as a hobby, but now I can monetize my blog with different advertising networks. So it’s a profession now.




3. Emmanuel Ekanem of Noble Loaded (Nobleloaded.com)
I’ve always wanted to solve problems that people are facing day in – day out, and this triggered the desire to start a blog because it will be an avenue that I can reach out to the world with my writings and solve a problem. I see it as something that if I don’t do it, a lot of people will actually not find the solution to their problems.




4. Henry Ijogu of Bulletin (Bulletin.com.ng)
I actually didn’t choose blogging, Blogging chooses me instead. Lol, it chooses me out of boredom. I was always bored, being in a family of six of which I happen to be the second amongst my nagging siblings who always bore me with unnecessary discussions.
It was at that point, I and blogging found each other out of boredom. I blog to create awareness and to bring notice to people about something I and them find pleasure in.




5. Janice Wald of Mostly Blogging (Mostlyblogging.com)
I get to help people who need my tips, I connect with people who share my passion for writing, and I’m in a community of like-minded people where we discuss our interest in mutual blog topics. I have a chance to make money doing something I love.



6. Lexhan Menkiti of LexHansPlace (Lexhansplace.com)
Went into blogging to share my personal life experience to the world and also to earn a decent income from my site and work effort.




7. Jenny Chisom of Jenny Chisom Blog (Jennychisom.com)
I choose Blogging because I needed a cheap option to market my small business back in 2009. Later I discovered it is a global content marketing tool if deployed properly can make me an authority, so I expanded on its use.
I making money while making impact




8. Prosperity Kenneth of Cyber Geak (Cybergeak.com)
Every successful blogger has his/her reason for choosing to blog. “ I choose blogging because I had the keen passion to share my knowledge with everyone”.




9. Kayode O Emmanuel of Daily Guide (Dailyguide.com.ng)
I wanted to exercise my passion for writing. Writing led me into Blogging and as a writer, one of the easiest and fastest ways to reach out to people even when my books are yet to be published is via Blogging.




10. Maryanne Theodore of Maryanne Theodore’s Blog (Maryannetheodore.com.ng)
I choose to blog because it’s one of the platforms where I can easily express my opinion about things happening around me with the world and as well share the things I have learned with others.
I was advised to blog so I could be able to promote my graphic designs and it has now become a medium to voice my ideas, thoughts, and feelings, share my knowledge through writing.




At times success comes from motivation and I hope you’ve found motivation in their reasons for choosing blogging and you can connect and try to find out more from them.


Now your turn; why did you choose Blogging?




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Saturday

Domainking.ng: Coupon Code to Get 30% Discount for Web Hosting, Domain Name or vps

Domainking is the biggest and the fastest growing web hosting, cloud support and VPS service in Nigeria. We believe in making your life easy so that you can focus on more productive activities like coding, creating new applications and platforms, marketing your products and services and creating important business contacts.


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Domainking also provides domain privacy. Whenever, a domain name is registered or updated, your contact details get published in an online directory/ database called the WHOIS database. This is in accordance with the laws formulated by the internet governing authority.




How do i activate this coupon code when purchasing a domain name from Domainking.ng?


Step 1
first visit their website  www.domainking.ng then search for your preferred domain name


Step 2
Then you will be taken to the checkout page were you will have to insert the coupon code

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Step 3
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Now in case you have any issue integrating your domain to your blogger blog you can just create a support ticket and you will be giving a reply immediately


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    This promo expire 10th September, 2017
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    Thursday

    5 Ways to Promote Your New Blog Fast and Get Instant Traffic

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    Daniel Dan is a Young Passionate Nigerian Blogger who loves writing and sharing useful content with others. He publishes Nigerian School Updates at Mavislibrary.com




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    Blog Promotion is necessary if you want your blog to get targeted traffic. Traffic equals money in the blogosphere. But here is a truth; some blog promotion strategies are too slow in producing results. Sometimes it takes months if not years to get results from your promotion efforts.

    We need results that are relatively quick. Yes, success takes time but are you willing to spend money and time that long without seeing any fruitfulness with the hope that after some months or perhaps a few years, you will see the results coming? I don’t think so. You need good cash flow to run the business and cover expenses.

    There are alternative blog promotion strategies that can get you results in a short time. These strategies have been proven and tested of producing good results for top bloggers that dominate their niche. Here are the strategies.



    1. Guest Blogging


    Guest Blogging is a very quick way to promote your blog fast and gain brand recognition for your blog. When you begin your blog, your blog remains like a small plant in the middle of a forest. You need to get out there and let others know about your presence.
    A good guest posting strategy is to meet other bloggers in your niche and ask for an opportunity to guest post on their site. If they respond and welcome you, go ahead and craft a nice article that will make their audience want to visit your blog after reading it. You get to earn backlinks and a mention in the bio section of the article.



    2. Social Media Posting / Bookmarking

    Sharing your blog post on social media is a very quick way of getting your blog known. What you need to do is to interact with others and join groups and conversations related to your niche. Interact with it and share your links. You get a chance of getting new readers to your blog especially if you provide valuable content consistently.
    Popular social media networks are facebook, twitter and google plus. Social Bookmarking sites are reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg, etc. You can share your links to this site and watch your blog traffic skyrocket almost immediately.



    3. Sponsored Advertisements

    Running advertisement on popular sites or social media like facebook sponsored post or twitter ads is the fastest way to gain traffic and following to your new blog. These ads are relatively cheap and you get exposed to targeted readers. You can get people to like your blog’s fan page or read a specific post or buy a product from you like an e-book, podcast or video tutorials. Ensure you learn the ropes about running a sponsored advertisement before venturing into it to promote your blog so as to minimize chances of running at a loss.



    4. Blog Commenting

    The blog commenting strategy if used properly can drive thousands of visitors to your site daily. It involves going to other sites in your niche that have high traffic and leaving an insightful comment with a link back to your blog. This gives you a two-way benefit: First, you get a good backlink to your blog. Second, you get new readers to your blog.

    Always remember, try to be among the first five commenters. The reason is so that you can always be visible to readers who loves to scan through the comment section briefly. And don’t leave short comments. Read the article and leave a contribution or suggestion of reasonable length. This will make the admin happy to approve your comment.



    5. Search Engine Optimization


    Search Engine Optimization is the process of increasing your blog's visibility in the search engines. If you are knowledgeable about the various seo techniques you need to rank your blog high in the search engines within a short time, then SEO becomes one of your best blog promotion strategy.


    The advantage of SEO is that if you succeed in it, you tend to get traffic all day whether you are frequent in publishing or not. Your blog post remains in the SERPS for as long as possible provided you follow the best search engine practices.


    Conclusion

    These are favourite blog promotion strategies that can produce results relatively quick, do you have questions, comments or suggestions? Let us hear you in the comment section below.






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    Sunday

    8 Myths About Blogging You Should Stop Believing Now!

    author-pic Author Bio
    Kane Williamson is the SEO Manager at UK Dissertation Crown a private firm. She lives in London and has expertise in SEO, Web Analytics, and research writings and has helped many of clients to successfully promote their online business. You can contact him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.



    A myth is known as a widely held but false belief or an idea. In the world of blogging, there are many blogging myths. Here I am going to reveal some myths!
    8 Myths About Blogging You Should Stop Believing Now!


    1. Myth #1 If You Build It Reader Will Come
    There is a myth that they will come if you build it. No, it’s not true, they won’t because it’s only a Building minor blogging part. Thousands or millions of blogs are published every day and if you want to get your work seen then the right way is to develop a real strategy to make your content get seen.

    1. Myth #2 300-700 per Posts Are Best
    There is a myth that has grown too much that a blog containing 300-700 is the best. No, it’s not true because the audience wants to see helpful and interesting content, they don’t consider a number of words or they don’t have any issues with that. Their main focus is on the quality of material written on the blog.

    1. Myth #3 Blogging - All about Writing
    It can be a yes but a no too. Blogging is actually not about writing. It is a way you provide interesting material which catches eyes of the audience. So it’s just not about writing. It’s about content that is helpful, entertaining and according to recent issues.

    1. Myth #4 Bloggers try to avoid Sharing Blogs of There Competitor’s
    It’s usual and natural to feel unsecured by someone who has a better blog than you or a  big audience than you but it can be helpful if you share the blog with your competitor's posts .it shows your followers that you want to help them, even if it’s going on someone else blog than yours.

    1. Myth #5 If Blogger Get One Influencer to Share My Post I’ll Be Golden
    Many bloggers think that It is great when your posts go famous or someone with millions of followers uses them. It helps in boosting traffic but keep in mind that this kind of traffic is for short time period only because if your blog is not designed attractively so it is too hard for the reader to search the answers relating to his question.

    1. Myth #6 Blog Daily
    Many people think that by increasing there a number of posts can make there blog successful but it’s a wring thinking. The blogs with most followers are the one who has material based on extraordinary skills and valuable content, great research and analysis. So do not work to increase to blog post count. Try to produce valuable content. 

    1. Myth #7 Having Stylish Fonts Is More Important Than Quality of Material
    Yes, this true that colours and style catch the eye but do remember in blogging your readers are looking for content with quality so be sure your content provide easily readable and full of quality content. Do remember in blogging appearance is secondary. In the busy lives of people, they don’t want to spend extra time in understanding the font.

    1. Myth#8 Blogging Is an Easy Way to Earn Cash
    Well, nowadays money is everything. Lots of bloggers start blogging with a thought that it is an easy way to earn cash but it is not true it is not an easy way. Even people start posting, they see that there is no income coming so they quit. An important thing to keep in mind is It isn’t going to be easy without hard work and requires a lot of dedication.


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    Saturday

    Metricool: Social Media Tool Specialized In Analytics

    social media tool specialized in analytics, planning & reporting for your website or blog this platform enables you to track activities and how your website function.


    Metricool is a social media tool specialized in analytics, scheduling and reporting.




    Facebook Ads Features Are

    Consolidating Info: it help you with all your ads performance records and also put them in one place for easy view.

    Saves time : Now when you are being given a business opportunity and which you site record is required in the process all you need to do is to just click on one button and get your record for to your clients.

    Comparing campaigns:with a well configure and arranged table you can view your ads metrics.

    Visit the site to enjoy this features




    INSTAGRAM GROWTH STATS
    On this platform you can monitor your instagram growth stat. Metricool stands out over other similar analytics and tracking tools for its ability to offer data in one fell swoop, all at once.

    Features on your instagram account are...



    • Number of followers and following on Instagram
    • Gained followers.
    • Gained followers per day.
    • Gained followers per post.
    • Average posts per day and week.



    Visit the site to enjoy this features



    On this platform we have lot features on this platform like




    • Facebook ads statistics the performance of your ads in one report
    • Twitter analytics
    • Facebook analytics tool
    • Web and blog statistics
    • Instagram statistics
    • Social media report
    • Scheduling instagram posts

    Try them and enjoy your social media accounts and website 
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    Thursday

    Social Media: The Best Solution For Paid Marketing

    Facebook is a great place for paid advertising - and a great deal. It lets you target your audience, and it also provides a whole range of ways to advertise, from promoted posts to "like" campaigns, to regular ads. And it optimizes your ads for best performance. I like that.

    Will it work for you? If your audience is on Facebook, it's definitely worth a try.

    I haven't had much luck with Twitter. I've heard that their ads are kind of expensive for the results they get, but your mileage may vary. Twitter is great for sending people to blog posts and also to Facebook. You can really build an audience on Twitter, but reaching them through all that noise can be a challenge. I also purchased ads on Fiverr from people with BIG numbers of followers on Twitter, and got extremely marginal results. I was doing better just posting promo posts myself. I tend to get quite a few clicks on my links - but no sales.

    I also recommend LinkedIn, though I prefer networking and publishing articles to using paid advertising. From what I've seen, the ads are costly and the results leave a lot to be desired. Again, you may get different results, so if your target audience is on LinkedIn, it might be worth a try.


    Social networks are great channels for advertising indeed. They have user friendly platforms and advertising campaigns there are easy to manage. It's also easy to target your audience in precise way. Since I am not a specialist in this area I'll try to summurize some information from different sources.



    Twitter:
    "There are certainly benefits to being active on Twitter, especially for large businesses." (source: platowebdesign.com/articles/benefits-of-twitter-for-business/)
    - engaging of customer via twitter
    - promoting your products, which will drive traffic to your website
    - improve your reputation on the Internet
    - building links to your article/product/website




    Facebook:
    "Facebook Ads can be an effective channel for selling or advertising your products, services, business." (source: webexperti.com/facebook-ads-campaigns/)
    - targeting your audience
    - tracking your campaign
    - defining your budget in general - for all campaigns in Facebook, as well as per day
    - defining the period of your campaign (start and end day)




    Pinterest:
    "There are many reasons Pinterest is a great opportunity for businesses. It will help you introduce your business and blog to a whole new audience. One pin can lead to 10 pins, which can lead to another 10 pins, and so on."

    And here are some interesting facts from the same source:



    1. Pinterest is the fourth largest traffic source in the world
    2. 79% of all users are women – meaning that 21% are men!
    3. Pinterest generates 400% more revenue per click than Twitter an 27% more than Facebook
    4. It is the fastes growing website in history
    5. Pinterest is 80% more viral and 3x more effective than Twitter



    As you see the features of the different social networks overlap. Which social network is the most suitable for you depends on your business.
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    How To Set Up A Wordpress Blog using Namecheap

    Namecheap hosting is the  best hosting I have ever set my ears on reasons are because it has much efficiency and durability to handle any type of websites like music, gaming, video or any site that takes much files.
    namecheap wordpress

    Recently I discovered that namecheap customer service is very fast and easy to reach with different sections of customer care staff to attend to your issues. So today I will show you how to create a wordrpess website on namecheap.

    Namecheap support the following

    Domains
    • Domain Name Search
    • Transfer
    • New TLDs
    • Personal Domain
    • Marketplace
    • Whois
    • PremiumDNS
    • FreeDNS

    Hosting
    • Shared Hosting
    • WordPress Hosting
    • Reseller Hosting
    • VPS Hosting
    • Dedicated Servers
    • Private Email Hosting
    • Migrate to Namecheap

    PremiumDNS
    • FreeDNS
    • WhoisGuard
    • SSL Certificates

    Comodo
    • Organization Validation
    • Domain Validation
    • Extended Validation
    • Single Domain
    • Wildcard
    • Multi-Domain

    Resellers

    • SSL Certificates
    • Reseller Hosting

    and Affiliates


    Now just follow the steps below and build your responsive WordPress site







    Step 1
    First you need to visit www.namecheap.com and then move your arrow to the top and click on  hosting.
    How To Set Up A Wordpress Blog using Namecheap



    Step 2
    Now after clicking on hosting you will be given different options just select just select shared hosting or any you preferred.






    Step 3
    Now click on compare plans after that you will given different plans which you will like to use for your WordPress blog or website.
    How To Set Up A Wordpress Blog using Namecheap




    Step 4
    Now if you have cash in your account already just go on and click on Add to cart.





    Step 5
    Now you will have to select your domain name or if you have existing domain name already on another server then just click on Use a domain name I own from another registra. Then insert your domain name without www and the extension too.
    How To Set Up A Wordpress Blog using Namecheap


    Step 6
    Just click on the continue button. And make your payment all your hosting  details will be sent to you both WordPress details and cpanel details too.






    So now you read this article for more explanation or if you don't want to stress yourself then contact namecheap customer care online for quick assistance.

    Start a Wordpress Blog For Your Business

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    Tuesday

    Earn More Money On Your Blog With Sponsored Post/Content

    Making more money on your blog is not just placing ads alone but with promotion of products and content you can increase your income.

    Blogging has become a money making idea for young minds in the community today using their skills to sell what they can do but you don't just blog without having a creative idea on how it works most especially when you don't understand how to reach your audience at large.

    Make Money on your Blog

    Recently we at zealmat received an email inviting us to participate in thier net work and we were very strict about it and we made a little research that lead us to our final conclusion and today we will show you how to make money from this network.


    This platform allow you to earn money aside from just sponsor post alone. We have different opportunities like video sponsorship, social  media and even referral too which could increase your chances of making more than you expect.



    Step 1
    First you need the following Or if you don't have some you can skip it.

    Facebook Account
    Twitter Account
    YouTube Channel
    Pinterest Account
    Instagram Account



    Step 2
    Sure if you have them all you are good to go just click HERE then click get started at the top



    Step 3
    Now sign up and then upload your details like profile image and the rest.


    Step 4
    Then you will be given opportunity to select your favorite category for your blog and then just select and click continue till the end and that's all you need.



    Step 5
    Now this network has a referral program too. you can take part too thanks and have a wonderful blogging day cheers. 
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    Sunday

    Backlink Methods That Are Profitable In 2017

    Getting backlinks from high authority sites is the best strategy. You can also consider niche based guest blogging, web2.0 creation, high social bookmark etc.

    Permanent back linking is honestly a hard task. It will so much hard when you wanted to practice it in different forums and blogs or other authority area. If you wanted to do high and permanent back linking then paid able way will be best for you.For qualityful free backlinking you have to acquire knowledge about On page SEO, OF page SEO, Google anlitis etc. Of page SEO is best for more traffic collection.

    Backlink Methods That Are Profitable In 2017


    There are some qualities to make good Back-links for SEO. The first quality is Relevancy, the search engines want to understand that your website is a trusted site within its category, and links to your site from theme related websites help the search engines decide that. This is not to say that if you have an automotive blog link to your cookery website it is a bad thing, though a large volume of links to your site are from unrelated websites is suspect.
    Another quality we can say is Autority. You know Google have a system called Page Rank which measures the trustworthiness of a web. There are more measures used by SEO exponents to grade a pages authority, such as the Page Authority and Domain Authority metrics used by tools such as Moz and AHRefs.



    Here are a few methods which are commonly used to build high quality backlinks:

    • Guest posting, Participation in questions and answers sites, Social bookmarking, social media, YouTube video submission etc.
    • Internal linking to your website.
    • Create an Infographics.
    • Content Re-purposing. (Convert your infographics or blog posts to pdf, ppt, doc, video etc. and share it over relevant websites.)
    • Submit your RSS feed to RSS directories.
    • Blog commenting on .edu and .gov websites.
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    Friday

    Namecheap: How To Use My Domain With My Blogspot Blog

    Namecheap is a strong web hosting company which has been in existance since 2000 and has over millions of users. Namecheap is an ICANN accredited registrar, which provide services on domain name registration, and offer for sale domain names that are registered to third parties. It is also a web hosting company, based in Phoenix, Arizona.

    I still recommend namecheap for those who are on WordPress most especially those who use to upload heavy data like music and video it is very essential you buy any plan or get the ultimate plan on namecheap so as to make your business fast and easy for your visitors. Site like primesong.com are on namecheap. Today we are going to be talking on how to mapyour domain name to your blogger blog

    How do I use my domain with my Blogger account





    Set up your domain in your Blogger account.



    Step 1
    Once you log into your Blogger account, click on the name of your blog you wish to map a domain to



    Step 2
    Then click on the Settings tab and choose Basic



    Step 3
    In the Publishing section, click on the link '+ Set up a third-party URL for your blog' to add a custom domain
    Namecheap: How to use my Domain with my Blogspot Blog




    Step 4
    Type the URL of the domain you've purchased, keeping in mind that it must begin with www (or any subdomain) in order to work. Input the domain name and click on the Save button

    Namecheap: How to use my Domain with my Blogspot Blog



    Step 5
    Note: Blogs are not to be placed on bare domains (like yourdomain.tld), so you need to input a subdomain, for example, www.yourdomain.tld or blog.yourdomain.tld.





    Step 6
    Once the page refreshes, you will see two CNAME records which should be created in your domain’s Host records:




    Step 7
    Each CNAME is composed of two parts - Name, Label or Host and Destination, Target or Points to.





    Step 8
    The first CNAME is the same for everyone, Name being "www" and Destination "ghs.google.com."






    Step 9
    The second CNAME is particular to your blog and your Google Account, and is therefore different for each person.










    Create records for your domain in your Namecheap account.

    Step 1
    Sign into your Namecheap account (The Sign In option is available in the top hat of the page).


    Namecheap: How to use my Domain with my Blogspot Blog

    Step 2
    Select Domain List from the left sidebar and click on the Manage button next to your domain



    Step 3
    Click on the Advanced DNS tab and find the Host records section > click on the Add New Record button (not able to edit Host Records?)


    - A Records for @ pointing to
    216.239.32.21
    216.239.34.21
    216.239.36.21
    216.239.38.21


    - CNAME for www mapped to ghs.google.com


    - CNAME with values provided in the Blogger account



    Step 4
    Once all details are inserted, save them using the Save changes green icon.


    Step 5
    Please make sure that there are no conflicting records set for the same host and remove them, if there are any. The records you need to check may be of URL Redirect (Unmasked/Masked/Permanent Redirect), A or CNAME record types.


    Step 6
     Before you move onto the final step, wait about half an hour for newly created host records to take effect. If you attempt the final step before your settings are activated, a warning message will show up in your Blogger account.



    Step 7
    After your settings have been activated, you need to make sure Blogger knows about your custom domain so that Google can direct readers to your blog. Just get back to your Blogger account and save the information on your Basic tab




    Step 8
    Click on the Edit link to make sure that your bare domain redirects to www subdomain and that is all.


    That's it!
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