You want to start a blog but don't want to make mistakes that will hunt you down for years. While blogging is a very inclusive art, setting up and configuring the right setup to elevate your chances of success are hard to figure out without a guide. This course aims to simplify the process and empower you with knowledge, so you can make informed decisions in your new blog. While the main focus point is WordPress we will walk you through the process from choosing a domain, hosting plan through the steps of setting up WordPress in the most optimal way.
Why do I need this course to make the right choices?
There are many variables that together create a successful blog. For example: choosing the wrong domain name could alienate search engines and users, selecting the wrong hosting plan can slow down your blog and that always translates into less users and penalties from search engines. There are many other factors involved in choosing the optimal options for a WordPress blog. This course systematically step-by-step explains your different choices with their merits and downfalls and provides you the skills you need to make informed choices.
While the easiest solution tends to be the most tempting - rarely is the easiest the better option. Understanding the decision points in creating your blog we'll save you money, aggravation and frustration.
Why will this course save you money and frustration?
There are many companies out there that their main intention is to grow their own businesses. Well actually all companies intend that. When you're not informed you will lean more heavily on recommendations that steer you into decisions that are wrong for your blog. By being aware early in the process of the decision points and your options within it you will avoid making costly mistakes. Blogging today is one of the best ways to get organic search engine results and is a really great way to communicate with your users and potential users. By creating and building the conditions necessary for a successful blog you'll have a great starting point.
Why does blog setup matter?
The best way I can showcase this is imagine you choosing the wrong hosting provider. What makes it wrong? Well, a good hosting provider Will make your blog faster and get to users quicker. When a user goes onto your blog but the page doesn't load within three seconds 40% of users will close their browser. The faster your site is served the more users will get to it. Search engines are aware of that as well, and as such a blog that has not been set up correctly will be doomed to fail. Search engines won't index your blog or worse will treat it as a low quality site. As there are many different parameters you need to be aware of we weave into the course step-by-step instructions so you make the best informed decisions.
Why would search engines punish my blog if it's not set correctly?
The main purpose of search engines is to provide users with the best content users would appreciate. To calculate that, search engines have many parameters (more commonly called signals). Signals define the value of your site for search engines. By addressing the most common and most important signals you're automatically going to be in a better position empowering you to create a more successful blog .
Do I really have to plan?
Although planning is a dirty word, the choices you make (or that are done for you automatically by the server that your using) will define the odds of your blog picking up and turning into the dream blog/site you will want it to be. By understanding in advance your options vs. limitations you will make better choices that will translate into a more successful blog. This course takes you from the very first steps of choosing a domain or a subdomain, the types of technology that are used through the pitfalls of every option. When you understand your choices you make informed choices.
Do I need to be a techie to take this course?
Not at all. Our goal in this course is to highlight only the things that are important and explains them in the most intuitive way. You do not need to memorize anything. Instead use this course as a resource ( a step-by-step resource ) as you plan out your blog or any site. Within is an integrated community to help you anytime you get stuck or have a question.Avoid mistakes – take this course before you start a blog.
An Adobe ACP and part of the Adobe pre-release members. Owner of 02Geek.com and the author of the book HTML5 Graphing and Data Visualization. Award winning developer. Most of all a guy that really loves learning and teaching when ever he can. I hope you find my courses interesting and I really hope you enjoy them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wordpress is the world's leading blogging solution that empowers business and individuals to communicate with their audiences. Our course will walk you through the technical parts of getting started with wordpress. By the end of this course, you will know why and how to get your first blog running.