Thursday, 21 July 2016

5 Steps To Make Your Blog Look Professional

If you've started your blog on Blogger or Wordpress chances are that it'll automatically look like a blog rather than a website which is absolutely fine if you're not serious about it, but if you're trying to achieve that professional website look, these are my best tips.



1. Get a domain name.

Nobody will take you seriously if your url is .blogspot.com or .wordpress.com. So I suggest registering your domain name as early as possible.

I personally used GoDaddy and I also registered it during a time where there was a major sale so I got my domain half off.
Do your research properly and find a web hoster that best suits your needs and your website.


2. Declutter your template 


There's nothing worse than going to a site and being almost blinded by pop-ups, a pixelated background, too many colours, too many fonts etc.

All of this gives your blog a much more amateur look, try to minismise your design as much as possible and no, that doesn't mean that you have to give up colour or fonts! Just use them sparingly.


3. Make sure you have contact pages.


A contact page and an about us page are undoubtedly one of the most important elements of your blog. If advertisers reach your website, before even looking at your content they will immediately search for your contact pages and so will Google for Adsense.

As for these pages make sure they're precise, to the point, and most importantly, easy to see and reach on your homepage.


4. Add a custom favicon.


Favicons are the little thumbnail images you see on the tab of the website you have open. If you're a blogspot blog, chances are you'll have the blogger symbol. To add your own custom thumbnail ( like mine ) just go use this tutorial.


5. Get a Privacy Policy.


When I first thought of getting a privacy policy I immediately thought that it would be too difficult to do on my own and shunned the idea. A couple of months later, I found out that there are a bunch of privacy policy generators on the internet that can create your own personalized privacy policy, some for free, whilst others charge.

But before you do invest in a privacy policy make sure that whatever your stating matches 100% with your actual website to avoid legal trouble.






So these are my top 5 tips but honestly there are so many more so tell me if you like these kind of posts or which ones you want to see and I'll make sure I write them! Because I love writing blogging related posts just before I've been in a situation where I just needed trustworthy information and I hope that this can help you. :)


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Mahika.


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