Have you realised that it is time to add a blog to your website, but are not sure how to go about it? Here are a few tips to help you:
1. Choose an easy platform
Choose a platform you are comfortable using and one that is simple and user-friendly. Some people swear by Typepad; my personal favourite is WordPress.
2. Install it on your web space
Make sure that you can install the software on your own web space – ie, under your domain name. This is important, as search engines like new content, such as that provided by regularly updated blogs, and if it is hosted on the software supplier’s web space but not yours, your website will not benefit.
3. Set up MySQL database
Make sure you have the facility on your hosting package to have a MySQL database. This comes as standard on many, but not all, hosting packages. You will need it in order to install and operate your blog. So, if you do not already have MySQL, ask for it to be installed.
For the remainder of these tips, download our free report “10 Steps for Successful Blog Set-up”: http://vasuccessgroup.co.uk/virtual-assistant-freebies/10-step-downloads/