How To Add a Custom Domain On Blogger With GoDaddy

So bought a custom domain for Blog spot Blog from Go Daddy ?. and now want to add that into your blogger.com, so you have landed right as here we will show a step by step guide on the same. And for those who don't know how to create a Blogspot blog, no need to worry at all, we have a step by step guide for How to create a blog in Blogger as well.

It is always good to have a custom domain instead of free domain name blogspot.com
It is definite as sounds much better compare to a free domain (blogspot.com). In fact, apart from that there are many advantages of it, again that would be an another article.

Okay..!!! coming back into the main topic setting up a custom domain is quite a tricky part in blogger.com. That is the main reason of creating this guide step by step. So let us dive in and convert a free domain to a custom domain.

How To Add a Custom Domain On Blogger With GoDaddy

Step By Step Guide of Adding a Custom Domain on Blogger with GoDaddy

If you have already created a blog in blogger. then following the steps below without missing a single one will setup the custom domain successfully.

1. Login to your Blogger.com
2. Navigate to Blogger Dashboard - Settings - Basic
Now from the right side, some setting will display
3. From the Publishing section, Blog address will be there along with the blog name, click on Edit. check the below image.
Blog Address


4. Once clicked on Edit, we will be able to edit that section and now enter that custom domain which you bought from GoDaddy replacing the free domain, and save it.
5. An error will appear after hitting the save button shown in the image below,  "We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 32 don't Panic at all.

Blog Address

6. Now Login to your GoDaddy Account
7. Click Manage button from Domains.

Domain

8. Once clicked on the manage button, a window will appear where the purchased domain could be seen, It will be in the form of a hyperlink, click on it.

Domain

9. Now a window will appear, where we could see three tabs, select the DNS Zone File.

DNS

10. Now scroll down to a bit, till the CName (Alias) section and from www  Click on edit, a pop-up window will be opened.

CName

11. Now go back to the blogger.com, where we have left the error window,  and copy the Points To will appear like "ghs.google.com"

Domain

12. And now come back to GoDaddy and paste it in the Points To section and www in the Host section. And Click on Finish Button. Now the Pop-up window will be closed.

Host

13. Now we will be able to see the Points To data has been added, Click on Save Changes.

Domain

14. Once clicked on save changes a confirmation window will appear, click on OK
15. Now we need to add the Zone Record, so again come back to the blogger settings(Basic) page and copy the data below the www (Name, Label or Host Field) first and later we need to copy the data from (Destination, Target or Points To Field).

Domain

16. Now let's go back to Go Daddy and click on "Add Record" in Zone File sectiona window will open Add Zone Record, Choose CName (Alias) from the Record type drop down.

Domain

17. Now paste the copied data in Host section and the Points To Data in the Points To section in Zone Records. Please check the image below for avoiding confusions.

Domain
18. Click on Finish button to close the pop-up window.
19. Click on Save Changes to save the changes done with the zone records.

Domain

20. Go back to blogger.com and click on "view settings instructions", it will open a new tab. Scroll a bit down and click on "Use a Top-Level Domain", here we are going to add the IP. 

Domain


21. We will be able to see 4 IP addresses there, now copy one of them and go back to GoDaddy. It might appear like the image below.

IP

22. As we need to add those IP addresses, so click on Add Record,
23. A window will open, choose A(Host) from the drop down and enter "@" in the "Host" section and paste the copied IP in the Points To section and then click on Add Another to add all the remaining 3 IPs. Perform the same action with all the IPs and finally, click on Finish.

Host

24. Once clicked on Finish, the pop-up window will be closed, and we could be able to see all the IP's got added to the records.

Domain

25. Now the Final Action we need to do is forwarding the domain, in order to do that switch to "Settings" tab and from the Forwarding section and click on "manage"

Settings
26. It will open a window click on "Add one now" to our domain.

Forwarding
27. It will again open a window as Add Forwarding, and add here the custom domain which bought from GoDaddy and click on Add.
28. And then click on save button.

Domain

29. Now go back to the blogger and click on Save button.

That's it now the free domain will be replaced with the custom domain. It will show a message that the changes will be effected in 48hrs, but these days it's getting done in few minutes only.

Do Let us know if this step by step tutorial on adding a custom domain in blogger helped you, we would love to read your comments.

Basics Of SEO : How SEO Works

Puzzled ...? Brain Stormed ...? Too much of SEO SEO SEO...!!!
Agreed right ?... it's very common, the same kind of feeling I had too.

Let's get it little simple and understand the roots of  SEO (Search Engine Optimization). As doing something without knowledge of the basics would not make any sense. Understand the actual concept of SEO will excel us in what we are doing. SEO is a huge topic to talk about, maybe that is the reason we get confused at times.

But we need to understand this very well to hit the right spot. SEO is the base of our website/Blog. If you are avoiding it, then you are playing with our hard work writing too many articles. As without making our web pages SEO optimized, there is no point of putting so much effort. As we are not putting our efforts in the right direction.
Basics Of SEO

Why SEO Is Required
Driving maximum traffic to your blog could only be possible by some commercial search engines like GoogleYahooBing etc. The web traffic which comes through such search engines to your website/blogs called as organic traffic. And driving highly targeted traffic to your websites is being done to make money by selling affiliates or products. Search traffic tends to bring high-paying clients (different than social traffic). Conversions are extremely high because people are actually searching for a solution to their problem. So to make all this happen we need to optimize our web pages. And this optimization is known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

If we need to get this into simple words then we can describe SEO is a process to position our blog or website to the high rank (probably on the first page of search Engines) for some of our specified keywords. It is every blogger dream, that their pages to be at the top in the search engines. And in order to do this, there are some proper rules of SEO.

Two kinds of SEO

On page SEO - This process is been executed by following the On page rules made by the Search Engine. Saying On Page means whatever SEO rules we follow in the inner web page itself. There are several rules to do so. We have already described in one of the article in detail 10 On Page SEO which makes found in Search Engines. Please go through it.

OFF Page SEO - Those SEO which is performed on the outer web pages, that is Off Page SEO. There are plenty of aspects to take on to complete this action. A detailed explanation on Off Page Optimization is already done earlier.

Now if you have read the article in detail about OnPage SEO and  OffPage SEO, so now let us get into some more detail and categories of On page SEO and Off Page SEO.


SEO Flow chart

On page and Off Page SEO Has Three Categories
Let us know the difference in short here.

1. White Hat SEO - This is always considered as a good SEO and highly recommended if you are looking for a long run. Stay away from the shortcuts as white hat SEO is used for a long term, it is slow but the results will be permanent. By using this technique we are following the rules of Search Engines instead manipulating it. White hat techniques are used to improve the search Engine Rankings.


So how do we follow this technique?

Posted content in the blog/ website would be a good in terms of quality.
Website script Optimization (HTML script should be optimized)
Linking our content with some high-quality websites etc.
2. Black Hat SEO - Using this technique, we are not following the rules intending by the search engines. We are completely violating search engines guidelines. Following Black Hat might give good results initially, but it will not lasting for a long time. As it is completely unpredictable. And definitely not good at for a long run.

Black Hat SEO Techniques like when someone spams the links, Hidden texts or hidden links, Stuffing too many keywords in the posts etc,  and more.



3. Gray Hat SEO - Grey Hat SEO is a combination of both White Hat and Black Hat. In fact, the name "Gray hat SEO" itself  tells the story. Following this actually we are violating some SEO guidelines and we are following some. Until and unless the Gray Hat SEO is being dealt by an SEO Professional it is fine. Many companies use this technique, under an SEO Expert supervision to rank their website sooner as possible to get into the business.
Gray Hat SEO techniques are like buying Links, Paid Advertisements, Duplicate Content etc.

Creating this article is to understanding the concept of SEO in short. I hope this could be helpful to get a proper vision and to realize where to focus on.

I personally recommend White Hat SEO if you are looking for a long run in blogging, trust me following the white SEO rules we will make us learn a lot in depth and it will be interesting. As a journey without the process of learning is pointless. 
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How To Access WIFI Without Password

Internet Internet Internet...!!!
Can you think of your life without the internet...? Even thinking of it scares us, isn't it? that's what we are so much use to it. It is part of life, we do internet surfing in office, home and on the go as well. The moment we take our smartphone off the pocket, we need internet on it. It became a basic requirement for all, and I am too one of them.
WIFI without Password
Most of the time we are on the go and our ISP (Internet Service Provider) not able to provide a proper signal(Internet) there. It happens right...? and that makes us feel very annoyed and frustrated, and even it makes us crazier when we see a WiFi router available at the same place as well but for using it we cannot access it. As everyone doesn't let the access of WiFi to everyone and we too feel a little shy to ask for a password. Don't get upset at all, a small trick can solve this problem and we can access the internet without a password. Thinking how that can be done..???. Yes, I said it right, we can access the Internet from WiFi Router without the password.

How to Access WIFI Without Password
As said above a simple trick will work out and your don't even have to ask for the password as well.

All we need to do it is we need to switch on a button from the WiFi Router from the back side of it. The Button is called "WPS button", which can be accessed easily just with a push. Please find the image below for better insights. Here I showed this from TP- Link router.

WIFI Without Password

So for confirming whether you have performed the action correctly or not, we can see an extra light blinking on the router with a lock symbol in it. If it blinks, then we are on the right path to access the internet from a WiFi router without the password. Here I am using a Lenovo Phone to perform the next actions.

1. Go To Settings - WLAN (You will be able to  find few networks) as shown in the below image.
2. Now tap on the 3 dots (options) and few more will pop up as shown in the image below.
3. Now tap on Advanced.

WIFI Without Password

4. Once Tapped on the Advanced, we will be moved to Advanced WLAN
5. Now Find WPS Push Button and tap on it
6. Once Tapped on the WPS Button it will be start connected to the router, this will take a few seconds and we will be able to access the internet without any password.
Happy Surfing...!! Anywhere you want to.

               WPS Button   WIFI Without Password

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For Beginners : How To Create A Blog Using Blogger 2016

Blogging is trending these days and being quite common. We generally read a lot of articles a day while browsing to get required information over the internet. And we become delighted when we solution for the same. It happens only because someone has shared their knowledge by putting it into an article. The blogs can be written on various topics  on which we are interested in. Ahh....!!! just a moment, let me correct myself..!! so not just interested in something, in fact, we should choose a topic which we love the most. As continuing, something for a longer period can only be possible if we love the topic.

So thinking of starting a new blog on a topic which you love the most. Awesome...!! great choice.. go ahead and share the knowledge you got, and moreover we can also earn few bucks by monetizing it. So now the question where to start, how to start..isn't ? We have plenty of blogging platforms. Wordpress.org, Blogger are the most popular ones. Wordpress.org is the self-hosted one, so most of the new bloggers start their blogging career or hobby with Blogger.com as its free to start with. We can create a blog in just steps and-and free of cost, without any investment into it, So why not to start it.
I hope you have chosen your blog topic, so let us get into the process to start a blog step by step in detail.

Create a Blog using blogger.com
Here we will get into a step by step process of creating a blog in blogger.

1. Login into blogger.com with your Gmail login credentials.
2. Once logged in to the blogger, we will be able to see the blogger clean and simple dashboard.
3. Click on the "Create New Blog" Button
Create A Blog Using Blogger
4. Once clicked on the Create New Blog Button, one more window will popup asking for -
Title of the Blog - We can choose a suitable title for your blog, which is going to appear at the top of the blog (Below the URL box). This would be quite important as it describes your blog in a few words in the very first impression.
Blog Address - we have to be little careful over here while choosing a blog address, as this is the address which gets converts into a URL for our blog. People will be able to access your blog with the same URL.
For and instance - My blog name is question cage, so if we enter it the address can be seen like www.questioncage.blogspot.com. One thing which we have to keep in mind that every blog has a unique web address. And Off course, we can change that domain later, if we wish to, we can buy any custom domain by purchasing from some domain sites, though it's not compulsory. But I would recommend purchasing a domain if you want to monetize it.

Choose Template - In the Template section, we can choose any template we want to, blogger has some collection of predefined templates. Selection any template from the collection you like.
Click on "Create blog button" to create your first blog.

Create A Blog Using Blogger

5. Once clicked on "Create blog Button", it will take us to another window. check the image below for better insights. Here your can see the blog name which we have entered in the earlier window. Now we are ready to go, we can start posting now by clicking on the "New Post" button. As clicking on the new post button it will take us to another window, where we can compose our post.

Create A Blog Using Blogger

6. Now in the Compose window, we can start writing our article on our desired topic in a proper order.
Create a post Title - it should be well thought, so that the viewer could find it interesting and wants to read the article, as in the homepage of the blog only titles gets visible of all our posts. If the user finds the title interesting then they might click on it for reading the entire article.
Formatting Options - There will be all the formatting options to make our content of the post much richer, it is just like as we create an email. In fact, more than that, we can change the font size, Text formatting, creating links (hyperlinks) to the text, adding images, adding videos, bullets and more. I have created a small post to show, how we can do it. Check the Image below for better understanding. It would be fun to create a post if you love the topic your are writing.
For Some more suggestions on what topic to choose, I found some Most Popular Blogging Topics, this might help you to make your mind.

Create A Blog Using Blogger

Once the post has been created we need to publish it, so that it could be visible to the entire world. That is what we want to right ? Our knowledge should be shared among all. In order to do that Hit the publish button. One published it will take us to the previous page where we have started creating a post. Check out the below image that the post which we had submitted a while ago is visible in the post column now "This is My first Blog Post".

blogger Post

hurray...!!! our very first post has been published.....!!

7. Now it's time to add some menu option to our blog. Menus can be added for a proper page navigation so that a user can navigate all the pages easily to view the posts.
Let us see how to get this done.
. From the Blogger Dashboard, navigate to the "Layout", and now below to the header in the Cross-Column
. Click on "Add a Gadget"

Create A Blog Using Blogger

8. Once clicked on "Add To Gadget", a window will popup.
9. Scroll in a bit and Choose "Pages" and click on + icon next to it.

Create A Blog Using Blogger

10. A window will Pop Up, asking for configure page list, here we can add the required number of menus which we can to see in the blog by click on +Add external link.
Check the below image for better insights.

Blogger Pages

11. As clicked on the +Add external Link, a window will popup asking for creating a 
. Page Title - Here we can add the page will appear in the menu.
. Web Address - Here we can add the URL of the page, so that if the user clicks on that menu they will be redirected to the page of which URL is. We can add any external or internal link in that. Do check the below image for better understanding.

Create A Blog Using Blogger

12. It can be seen in the below image that we have two external pages apart from the Home menu which will be created by default. "Tutorials" and "video Tutorials" are the two pages which can be seen. You can add any of your choices.

13. Click on the Save button, and we are done. with a creation of our basic blog.

Create A Blog Using Blogger
14. Now the next step is to check the output of our blog and in order to do that click on the View Blog button from the Blogger Dashboard.
We can see an example blog page in the below image. This is a basic and default template of the blog. You can choose plenty of templates online. If you want to change the look of your blog completely. 

Create A Blog Using Blogger

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4 Best Grid Blogger Templates

Grid Style Templates are quite famous in the Tech. blogs, and if you want to create a portfolio in a blog. Here we found few finest creations, kudos to the people who designed these. They had made sure that it look decent and  elegant yet presentable.

And the good part is they giving it for free. Decent widgets have been included in it. Nice sidebar, with popular posts, social icons and more.


Ravia
This Template has been designed by Chandeep J owner of BlogTipsNTricks. This Template is really cool, decent colors which also can be easily changed if required, if you know a bit knowledge of HTML.
Grid Style Blogger Templates
Source : BlogTipsNTricks
. Simple and Clean Design
. Ads Ready
. Jet Fast Loading
. Decent Gallery Layout
. Responsive Template
. Completely SEO Friendly
. Good Page Navigation
. Navigation menu is Responsive
. Featured Post
. Well designed popular posts widget
. Well designed popular posts widget
. Customized Share Icons
. Clean Admin Panel
. Inbuilt Share Icons

Designed : BlogTipsNTricks
Demo/Download


Simple Grid
Just like its name simple Grid, this template is designed very simple but good looking one, with decent looking navigation menu, social icons, and a clean design. Social share icons inside the post are catching.
Best Grid Blogger Templates
Source : Arlina Design
. Simple and Clean Design
. Ads Ready
. Fast Loading
. Decent Gallery Layout
. Responsive Template
. Completely SEO Friendly
. Good Page Navigation
. Navigation menu is Responsive
. Customized Share Icons
. Clean Admin Panel
. Inbuilt Share Icons (Inside post)
. 3 column Footer
. 1 column Style
. Sitemap Widget


Designed : Arlina Design
Demo/Download


Palki Grid
Shower looking template and loads very fast. Decent Menu Navigation and social sharing icons and completely Ads Ready. Neat Crafted and designed and completely SEO friendly.
Best Grid Blogger Templates
Source : MS Design

. Simple and Clean Design
. Ads Ready
. Fast Loading
. Search box
. Responsive Template
. Completely SEO Friendly
. Good Page Navigation
. Subscribe Box
. Customized Share Icons
. Clean Admin Panel
. Inbuilt Share Icons (Inside post)
. 3 column Footer
. Custom 404 Page
. HTML 5 & CSS3


Designed : MS Design
Demo/Download


Grid Plus
Shower looking template and loads very fast. Decent Menu Navigation and social sharing icons and completely Ads Ready.

Best Grid Blogger Templates
Source : MS Design

. Simple and Clean Design
. Ads Ready
. Fast Loading
. Search box
. Responsive Template
. Completely SEO Friendly
. Good Page Navigation
. Subscribe Box
. Customized Share Icons
. Clean Admin Panel
. Inbuilt Share Icons (Inside post)
. 3 column Footer
. Adsense Ready
. Custom 404 Page
. HTML 5 & CSS3

Designed : MS Design

Demo/Download