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Last updated on July 15th, 2018 at 08:30 pm

How To Start A Blog In 2018 And Make Money Blogging: The Ultimate Guide – Part 2

How to start a blog and make money blogging – This is part 2 of my ‘Start A Blog’ Guide. 




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This Is A 3 Part Tutorial

PART 1         |       PART 2      |       PART 3

 

In Part 1 You Learned: 

  1. What self-hosting is and why it’s important
  2. Set up a self-hosted website with hosting & domain registration with Bluehost or SiteGround, including secure installation of https:// certificate.
  3. Installed WordPress.org

In Part 2 We Will Cover: 

  1. How to change the permalink structure
  2. Set up Google Analytics
  3. Set up Google Search Console
  4. Submit your sitemap to Google

Part 3:

  1. Install a theme
  2. Set up website security
  3. Install plugins
  4. Create content
  5. Build your blog’s email list
  6. Begin a social media marketing campaign for your blog
  7. Monetize & make money from your blog

 

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How To Start A Blog In 2018 And Make Money Blogging: The Ultimate Guide – Part 2

 

1. Change The Permalink Structure

Make sure you have completed part 1 before starting this. Also, make sure you change your blog’s permalink structure before you start publishing posts. 

Click on “Settings” and then “Permalinks.”

Then select the “Post Name” option.


Your blog posts URL will now have the right structure.





 

 

2. Set Up Google Analytics

  1. Create a free Google Analytics account.
  2. Install this free plugin to easily install and monitor your Google analytics within WordPress.
  3. Follow the plugins prompts to authenticate your account.

 

3. Set Up Google Search Console & Yoast

The following information comes from the official guide from Yoast. Make sure you have the Yoast Plugin installed.

1. Go to Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) and sign in with your Google account.

2. Click the red button to add your website. ‘Property’ means website.

3. Next, in the popup, add your website URL and click the blue button.

4. Click the ‘ Alternative Method’ tab. You will be given a code. Only copy the code that is in the parenthesis after content, as per the image below:

5. Go back to your WordPress dashboard and on the left hand side, click ‘SEO.’

 

 

6. Click on the ‘Webmaster Tools’ tab and add the code under ‘Google Search Console’. Click ‘Save Changes’.

7. Lastly, go back to Google Search Console and click ‘verify.’

 

Enable Advanced Yoast Settings

1. In your WordPress dashboard look on the left-hand side, click ‘SEO and then ‘Dashboard.’


2. Click on the ‘Features’ tab.

3. Toggle the ‘Advanced settings pages’ switch to enabled.Click ‘save’.

 

Get Your Sitemap

1. In your WordPress dashboard look on the left-hand side, click ‘SEO and then ‘XML Sitemaps.’

2. Toggle the switch to ‘enabled.’

 

3. The screen automatically expands with additional options for the sitemaps. Customize your sitemap using the newly displayed tabs.

4. Click ‘Save Changes’ to activate XML Sitemaps.

5. View your new XML Sitemap by clicking the ‘XML Sitemap’ button.


 





 

4. Submit Sitemap To Google

 

  1. Sign in to Google Search Console.
  2. On your Search Console home page, select your website.
  3. In the left sidebar, click Crawl and then Sitemaps.
  4. Remove outdated or invalid sitemaps like sitemap.xml
  5. Click the Add/Test Sitemap button in the top right.
  6. Enter sitemap_index.xml into the text box that appears.
  7. Click Submit.

Utilize The Must Have Blog Tools List

Bookmark my must-have blog tools page for a list of essential tools, apps, resources and tech that I use to run my blogs. Most of them are free!

 

There Is One More Part To This Tutorial!

Click below for part 3.

GO TO PART 3

 

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