Google Blogger is one of the most popular free blogging platforms. Initially, every new blogger wants to share their thoughts with the free blogging platform. So, they make a blog on Blogger. But they should know the whole thinks about Blogger Dashboard. Without that little knowledge, no one can start blogging or grow up on their blog.
Blogger is very easy as I am going to tell you. For a newcomer, it is very tough to figure out the different between WordPress vs. Blogger. From my experience I want to tell you when I started blogging, my first blog was in Blogger. That is one of the best platforms for the newcomer to start about blogging.
Today in this article I will show you how to create a new blog on Blogger and how to operate its dashboard.
What is Blogger?
Blogger is a free blog service which provided by Google. Pyra Labs invented this blogger. On 2003, Google brought this Blogger service from Pyra and hosted it on their server. Now it comes with at a subdomain name as Blogspot.com or .in etc.
How to create a blog on Blogger?
As I tell you in the previous paragraph, it is very easy to create a blog on blogger. You just need to follow few steps.
- At first, you need a Gmail account: If you have any Gmail account, then log in and if you don’t have then created a new account.
- Log into Blogger: Then go to you Blogger Log In option > Create New Blog > select your blog “Title,” “Address” and select any “Template” from the default blogger templates and then “Create blog!”. Now you are ready to go with your blog.
- You have finished your initial steps to make a new blog.
After all of these, you need to operate it’s dashboard. In the next part of the article, I will tell you ‘how to operate it by yourself.’
How to operate blogger dashboard?
Before going to operate your blog dashboard, you should know few thing. I will discuss of these briefly.
Your Blog Tittle Name & View Blog:
As you can see in the above photo. On your blogger dashboard, the first option will be your Blog Name (Like – Beaminspire). That indicates for ‘on which blog you are working right now’. Suppose if you have multiple blogs with your Gmail Account. On that occasion, that name will help you to indicate the particular blog’s dashboard. Just below your blog name, you can see a ‘View Blog‘. It is used to see the current blog output as a visitor view.
The ‘Posts’ option is for to show and add your blog article or blog content.
Posts> All and Published. On the ‘All’ option, you can see your all published or unpublished blog contents. In the ‘Published’ option, you can find those contents which are already published in your blog.
States will show you whole ‘Overview’ of the blog, and you can see post wise traffic, traffic sources, etc. That will help you to optimize your blog and convert your blog direction right behind your traffic. Indirectly it helps you to build traffic.
Blog Commenting always plays a big role for every new and old blogger in the SEO market. That’s why you can see many blogger comments on your site with their blog/website name. Actually ‘Comments’ are showing you – what comments you have on your blog. You can accept these comments after judging them.
It will help you to know how much you earn through your blog using AdSense. In the Blogger platform AdSense is the default path to earn, but before doing that you need to apply for Google AdSense. If Google approves your Adsense application, then you can use it on your blog.
If any blogger wants to create Ads by using their blog name and wants to promote through Google Adwords service, then it can help them. To increase traffic to your blog, this is an alternative way to stick hard.
Normally Pages option is for to create ‘New Page’ and ‘Publish’ them. And also able to see your existence pages on your blog.
The layout is the part of your blog structure. Here you can set your blog ‘Favicon,’ change header gadget and also able to add the sidebar to the different style. If anyone wants to add new gadgets in the sidebar or at the top & bottom of the body, then you just click on ‘Add a Gadget.’
Also Read: How to make a Post to Page in your Blog?
Now here is the window, where you can change or upload your new.XML template. Actually, by default theme is given by Blogger, but You can use some modified theme which may be advanced to mobile friendly, SEO friendly and fast loading speed, etc. For the first stage of SEO, the template should be a big part.
‘Setting’ is the heart of blogger dashboard. It comes with seven different sub-topics – 1. Basic, 2, Posts, comments and sharing, 3. Email, 4. Language and formatting, 5. Search preferences, 6. Other, 7. User settings.
You can set or change the site Title, Description and blog address.
Posts, comments, and sharing:
Here you can set the post showing number and commenting location, which is very important to create backlinks with another site.
Email & Languages and formatting:
You can just change the time and your Email address for this particular blogger account.
Search preferences & Other:
Search preference is very important for Google indexing and crawler. You can also redirect your domain to another URL.
That’s all about Google Blogger dashboard description.
Now you are ready to go for Blogger to create your new blog. If you think it is very tough, then I want to tell you it is not. You just need to open your Blogger dashboard and use it by yourself.