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Blogging Internet

How to Set Up Your WordPress Blog

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This article is going to show you how to set up a WordPress blog. Before setting up WordPress and starting blogging, you will need to register a domain name and find a hosting plan. That might sound obvious to most of you but I want to make sure to be as clear as possible for beginners.

In my last article, I suggested you use DreamHost for several reasons. I use this hosting company and have been very satisfied with them. For the purpose of this article, I will assume that your domain name is registered with GoDaddy and that your host is DreamHost. If you have a different domain registrar and host, steps would be somewhat similar.

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Blogging Internet

How to Find A Host For A Blog

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In a previous article, I gave a few tips on how to find and register a domain name. The next step to setting up your own blog is to find a good hosting plan.

People are sometimes confused about what hosting is. Many think the hosting is the domain name. It’s not. A domain name is the “address” of your site (ie. http://www.DomainName.com). A hosting plan is where the actual content of your site will reside online.

Think about it as a hard drive. The hosting company provides a hard drive where your website will be stored and accessible to everyone thanks to the magics of the Internet.

There are tons of information online on how to find a hosting plan and I’m certainly not going to try to reinvent the wheel. I’ve been working with the same host for about 3 years now and I couldn’t be more satisfied with them, so I might be a little partial here…

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Blogging Internet

How to Find And Register A Good Domain Name

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A good domain name can be a very valuable asset for your business or your online presence. In many cases, it will appear on your business cards, stationery, etc… In short, it is completely part of your branding.

Finding the right domain name is not always easy and can be a decision that will stick to you. This article will give you an overview on how to find, buy, and register a domain name. Before hurrying to register a domain name, make sure you take the following advice into consideration.

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Blogging

Real Name Vs Username – Which One Should You Go For Online?

hideThis article is a follow up to a post I wrote a few months ago about why you should use your real name on Twitter. Blog reader Eric emailed me and explained he’s worried giving his real name online might get him into trouble. The following is Eric’s question and my answer to him.

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Internet

How Google Killed My Online Business Overnight (And How They Couldn’t Care Less)

A few months ago I wrote about my dependency to Google and how they could totally shut down my business in no time. Maybe someone at Google read me and wanted to prove me right. After a year of using Adwords (and over $22,000 later), Google decided I wasn’t good enough for its online advertising service and disabled my account. Forever.

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Blogging Internet

Content is King

A friend of mine sent me an email and asked me the following question about content creation.

Instead of replying to him, I thought that would be a good case study about duplicate content and how to create good content for your site.

If you have questions you’d like me to answer, feel free to contact me.

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Internet

My Blogging Blueprint

Late last night I received and email from someone from Hungary. The subject of the email was: Twitter, blogs, online fame or how should i do? Basically, this guy named Attila (yes, like Attila the Hun) was asking me how to be successful online and where to start.

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Business Internet Marketing

My Google Dependence

Last month an incident happened that made me realize how dependent I am to Google. It all started when I did my daily check of my largest ClickBank account. It appeared that I had made only 2 sales the prior day, something that rarely (if ever) happens.

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Business Internet iPhone

CB Stats: ClickBank iPhone App Review

Ever wanted to check out your ClickBank accounts on the go? If so, you probably know what a pain in the ass it is, especially if you try to access multiple accounts. There is a new iPhone app available in the App Store called CB Stats that will allow you to check multiple ClickBank accounts in no time. It’s good, it’s fast, and it does exactly what it’s supposed to. But there’s still a few features missing.

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Internet

Get Your Facebook Vanity URL

I know what I’m doing tomorrow – Friday night – at 9pm. I will be behind my computer, on Facebook, to set up my own vanity URL. Indeed, Facebook is finally allowing users to get their own usernames.