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Connect Your Domain Name to Your Blog

Updated on January 28, 2014

If You Have a Blog You Might Need This Information

What did that movie, "Field of Dreams" say? I think it was something like, "If you build it they will come." Well that's not exactly true in the online world. If you have been doing this awhile you already know that. If you haven't learned that already; you will soon.

The sentiment holds especially true for blogging. You can't go into blogging thinking you will be able to quit your job in the next month or so. That won't happen. (Take it from someone who has been at it awhile)

But if you dedicate yourself to it, have fun doing it and begin to see there's more value to it than the monetary pay out; well then you just might succeed.

In the meantime, try to learn something new everyday so you'll become a pro at blogging like others before you have. You have to consider blogging your second job because it does take work. Here's one way to make your blogging life a little bit easier.

Trying to Promote that Long Blog Link?

The whole point of starting a blog was to get people to read it right?

You have a blog that you want to promote but it doesn't seem to be as easy as handing out that long blog link.

For example, my hubpages link is

So if I want to promote my link in order get traffic to my hubs, this is what I have to send out.

Doesn't look that professional does it? Not like (for my blog) and (for my writing services).

Buy a Domain Name

The first step in setting up an address to your blog is to purchase the domain name. (The domain is the name of the website.) I personally use GoDaddy.

I recommend starting with your name or a varience of your own name. but you can make it anything you want. Just keep in mind that this is what you will pass out to others.

If you are trying to make it as a writer, use your name.

Forward the Domain Address to Your Blog Address

Within your account settings you'll find a way to forward your domain name to another address.

You'll use the web address that has been associated with your blog.

You can choose to mask the domain name which simply means, when someone goes to your domain name and it forwards to your blog; the user can't see the original blog link. No matter what page they click on, it will still only show your domain name.

Hyperlink to Keywords

Use your domain name as the hyperlink to the keywords you use within an article or blog post you've written.

For instance, let's say you are writing a blog about "Setting Up a Domain Name to a Blog". See how the word 'blog' is colored differently from the rest of the text?

If you click on it you are redirected to my hub "Get Started Making Money with a Blog".

The point is to use your own pages as a hyperlink to increase traffic to your website.

Promote the Domain Name

Any and everywhere you have an online account, include your domain name in the contact info. If you use Facebook, Twitter, LinkeIn or any other social platform; be sure to include your website name.

Another way to promote your blog is to have business cards created. You never know when the opportunity will arise to tell someone about your website.

When I first started out I had business cards made with the website name only. I found it peaked people's interest to find out what my website is about.

Build a Website Using Your Content

Once you've been writing your blog for awhile you will find that you have enough content to fill your own website.

If you see that your blog topic is getting a lot of traffic, you'll want to consider turning that content into a full blown website. Obviously people are searching for it or you would not have much traffic to your blog.

In most cases you will have to delete your the posts on your current blog but save the information to a Word doc before you do. Improve and edit the content and then use it to build your own site. How big you decide to take it is up to you.

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    • Ms Queen Bee profile image

      Jade Cunningham 

      5 years ago from London

      I think it's absolutely crucial for any blogger to get their own domain name and self-host their blog. Great article. Feel free to share it on so more bloggers can read it.


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