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Free google tools to enhance your blogging experience

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by andybr1ggs, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. andybr1ggs

    andybr1ggs Registered Member

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    So as the title describes, I'm gonna tell you how to make blogging more efficient ,organize, co-ordinated and much more profitable.
    Google in every way supports blogging, from helping us create free blogs(Blogger) to promoting them(Google Orkut) to monetizing them(Adsense).And here are the 10 google tools you can use to have a better blogging experience.
    The 10 Google Tools are:
    1.) Google Blogger

    [​IMG]Though Wordpress is the most prefered blogging platform. If you are new to blogging then Blogger is the platform you should get your hands on.Blogger provides some features of wordpress like static pages, and you dont have to worry about hosting charges as the blogs are hosted by google.


    You have the option to either use your own domain or get a free domain from blogger itself.You can get a .com domain with privacy protection enabled under 10$ at godaddy if you use the coupon code chill10 .

    The default templates that come with your blogger blog are quite primitive and simple, you can change to a template of your choice later.To get them you can visit

    Code:
     [URL="http://www.btemplates.com/"][COLOR=#e4ac36][URL="http://www.btemplates.com"]www.btemplates.com[/URL][/COLOR][/URL]
    Once you have setup your blog, you are ready to use the following tools organize your blog layout, populate content and create your blog profitable.


    2) Google Alert

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    Populate content for your blog:
    You can use Google Alert to get ideas for your blogposts. Make sure that you choose blog from the type dropdown menu.Here you can find articles related to your keywords and you can get inspired and write quality content for your blog daily.​
    3.) Google Adsense : Monetize your Blog

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    Once you have started your blog and have quality content with some threshold Visitors(100+) then you might think of monetizing your blog.There are different ways to monetize your blog in-text ads, affiliate marketing, merchandising, etc but according to me PPC(Pay per click) is the best way to monetize one's blog.In the realm of ppc industry Google Adsense has made itself a mark and i personally use it as it offers the best CTR.
    To monetize your blogger blog just click on "Monetize" and choose where your ads will be displayed.Google pays a decent amount of money every time a person clicks on the ads.
    4.) Google Analytics: Track your Blog's Growth

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    You can integrate Google Analytics with your existing account and you can use it to track the number of visitors you are getting.You can even check from where is the majority of the traffic is coming.Go through the information provided by this service and then plan your blogging stratergies and take usefull decisions.
    5.) Google FeedBurner:Manage your blog subscription

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    You can let people subscribe to your blog via Feeds, and feedburner allows you to make it easy and fast.When a person is subscribed to your feeds he gets notified whenever a new post is posted on your blog.You can even monetize your feeds using Adsense.
    6.) iGoogle: Connects you to other Blogs.

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    A blogger should follow other bloggers and be updated with the industry news and learn new tactics and skills.Once you are logged into Blogger you will automatically be logged into iGoogle and the feeds of all the blog you are following will appear on your page and you can keep track of the stuff going on related to your niche.
    7. Google Docs: Embed Documents in your blog.

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    Code:
    [URL="http://google.com/docs"][COLOR=#e4ac36]Google Docs[/COLOR][/URL]
    is essentially MS Office on cloud.The only difference is unlike Ms Office it stores your documents online and lets you access them anywhere in the world.Using this tool you can create Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Text Documents and embed them on your blog and add to its value.
    8. Google Calendar: Helps you to stay organized.

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    If you have more than one blog then Google Calender is the tool you need.Using this tool you can track how many posts you posted on which blog within a given time frame.
    9. Google Picasa Web Albums: Organize your blog pictures.

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    The photos you upload to your blogger blog gets automatically uploaded to
    Code:
     [URL="http://picasaweb.google.com/"][COLOR=#e4ac36]Google Picasa Web Albums[/COLOR][/URL]
    .This service allows you to organize and share your blog photos with creative common licence for future use.
    10. Google Orkut: Find new readers for your blog

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    You can join this
    Code:
    [URL="http://orkut.com/"][COLOR=#e4ac36]social network[/COLOR][/URL]
    with your existing Google account.Here you can stay in touch with your existing reader and other bloggers and create a network which will help you deliver what your readers want.

    Regards,
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  2. Googler

    Googler Junior Member

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    Good Collection of tools!
    But all know that here :)
     
  3. *Candi*

    *Candi* Regular Member

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    Nice collection.

    In how many days you have collected these?:1:
     
  4. andybr1ggs

    andybr1ggs Registered Member

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    I didnt i copied them from another site but just adding my 2 cents seem.....i just dont like leeching and add some decent content but if there already known around here at least its i nice little compilation :)
     
  5. kuudo

    kuudo Newbie

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    very nice collection share :D