I have a quick question to ask
you... "do you know How-To set up your own BLOG
and RSS Feed so you Too can take advantage of all
the benefits Blogs and RSS (Real Simple Syndication)
have to offer you and your business?"
If you answered NO, your not alone.
I didn't either at one time, but that didn't stop me
from finding out How-To on my own.
So basically, what I'm trying to say is by the time
you finish reading this article you'll be a master
at setting up your own Blogs and RSS Feeds in a
matter of minutes by simply following my simple
'Step-by-Step' instructions below.
With that said, Buckle Up, put your thinking cap on,
grab yourself a beverage and get ready to learn...
"HOW-TO Set Up Your Own BLOG and RSS Feed In
Less Than 5 Minutes..."
Know lets go to Step #1.
Step #1. Go set-up an account with Blogger.com.
This is probably the easiest part of all, which is
simply setting up an Blogger.com account at http://www.blogger.com.
Go there right now. It will take you to
Once there, you'll see an orange arrow pointing to
the right that says..."Create Your Blog
Now" ... click on it.
That's Step #1.
Step #2. Creating your account with Blogger.com.
If you thought Step #1 was easy than Step #2 will be
Simply select a Username and Password that you'll
remember followed by your Email Address. (You don't
have to use your primary email address, you can use
a Free web-based email account like Hotmail or
Yahoo! if you like. Your choice.)
Then check the box that says "I accept the
Terms of Service".
Now proceed by clicking on the orange arrow that
That's Step #2.
Step #3. Naming your Blog. (Very IMPORTANT!)
Now, depending on what your Blog is about your going
to want to use your target 'Keywords' within the
name of your Blog, its description and the URL.
And there's a good reason for this simply because
this is what the Search Engine spiders are going to
They'll first see them within your Blog name which
is at the top of your Blog that your visitors see,
they'll see them within your description of your
Blog and then they'll see them within your Blog URL
that you choose.
Why is this SOoooo important?
By using your 'Target Keywords' within those areas I
just outlined, thats what the SE's will use to index
your Blog under so when someone does a search for
those target keywords, guess whose Blog will pop-up
within the results depending on your competition?
That's right, Yours!
The SE's will also use those area's I outlined for
your SE listing within there results index.
Here's an example for a quick 'Case-Study' for you.
This is one of my Blogs I have.
Go to: http://internet-marketing-tactics.blogspot.com
You'll notice my Blog title, description and URL all
have the 'Keyword Phrase'... Internet Marketing
To take this a step further, I want you to go visit
these search engines MSN, Yahoo! and AlltheWeb and
type in "internet marketing tactics"
within there search boxes so you can see where my
Blog sits within those SE's so you can see the
importance of having your Target keywords within
those area's I mentioned earlier.
In the MSN SE results my Blog is #1 for that keyword
phrase, in Yahoo! I'm #11(not bad) and in AlltheWeb
Of course these positions will very in time but just
as long as you get the point of WHY you need to use
your Target keywords within those 3 areas.
Lets move on.
Now, your last step for Step #3 is to simply type in
the 'Verification Code'.
Once you've done that, click on the orange arrow
below that says... "Continue".
Step #4. Choosing your template.
If everything went well in Step #3 and that Blog
name you chose isn't taken you should be looking at
a bunch of Blog templates Blogger.com offers.
Simply select the one you like most and then click
You just created your first Blog and completed Step
You should now be looking at an orange arrow that
says... "Start Posting". Click on it and
it'll take you to where you can start posting
whatever it is you want.
Now that you have set-up your Blog your probably
wondering... "where does RSS fit into this
Step #5. Locating your RSS Feed URL.
What can I say, I always leave the Best for last.
Assuming your still within the Blogger.com 'Posting'
area you'll notice a bunch of tabs at the top
labeled, Posting, Settings, Template and View Blog.
Click on the 'Settings' tab.
This will take you to a sub-menu with a bunch of
Out of all those options click on the one that
says... "Site Feed".
And there it is.
It should look something like this:
This is the URL you'll want to use to promote your
RSS Feed with to the RSS search engines and
directories so that every time you make a post, the
RSS SE's and directories will be 'Automatically'
notified and updated with your latest information
bringing your Blog more exposure to your target
That about sums it up for this tutorial, but, just
before I go I'll leave you with a few articles I
wrote earlier on RSS promotion to help you get the
Most out of your Blogs and RSS Feeds.
Here are the links:
Now that you are armed with this information that I
just revealed to you, you should have no problem
setting up and getting the MOST out of your Blogs
and RSS Feeds.