In 2010 I moved everything from my
website to a blog. This has saved me a LOT of time and money and helped
increase my hits thru Google search results. Instead of paying for a
domain name (a domain name is www.yourwebsite.com) plus web hosting - I
signed up for a free blog thru blogger. You could also choose wordpress, but I just found the blogger layout easier to work with.
may wonder, "Wow this site is thru blogger? How does she get it
looking so pretty?!" The answer to that is I purchased a layout thru Cinnamon Girl Studio Design.
She sells layouts and has great instructions on how to install them.
This helped me save a lot of time and make my blog look more
professional. If her layouts aren't your style - simply google search: Blogger Layouts
and you'll find scores of websites selling layouts for under $30 that
you can install with just a couple clicks and a few copy/pastes. Many
of them are free, and blogger/wordpress also has lots of free cute,
charming, modern, clean, or quirky layouts you can play with to give
your blog your signature style.
Also when you update your blog frequently (start with once a week and
work up from there - I currently update 2 or 3 times a week) Google
likes that and your blog will climb up Google search results. It takes a long time to get on the front page of Google. There are many algorithms that Google uses, and many are top secret. But to simplify what I've learned - the more people who link to your blog, the more people who visit, the more you update with valuable information, and the more valueable your blog is - the higher your blog will be in google search results.
lets take a step back for a moment. Instead of thinking about how to
the front page of Google right now, simply start by updating your blog
once a week. Within a few weeks see if you can update twice a week. My friend April has a great series on updating your blog on her website www.theflourishingabode.com.