How to create a blog for free on Blogger 2020

Are you passionate about writing? Do you like sharing information with people via social media then why not consider blogging for yourself.  Here, in this blog, you will learn how to create a free blog on blogger and do the basic settings to make it go live on the global platform.

These days, blogging has become the easiest and convenient way to connect with the people as it provides the platform to share your ideas, findings, researches with your audience at a global level.

After reading my blog, you never know, you might find this content so interesting that you begin executing the steps soon afterward. Well, I am hopeful now, so let's begin.

How to create a free blog using Blogger


In order to start to create a free blog for sharing information and beautiful images, you must remember the below points

Key points to remember

  1.  Chose an appealing name and custom domain
  2.  Design your blog (Customize it with themes)
  3. Collect all required tool
  4. Write a valuable and original content

1. Choose an appealing name and custom domain

So, it is important that you should know what you are writing about. Generally, people like to read articles that solve their issues or any difficulty that they encounter in any field. Be it personal or a professional, if you have the ability to satisfy the reader with your writing then blogging is a must to do things.

Thus, To create a blog, you must pick a nice and appealing name that explains your blog and chose a custom domain for global outreach. For eg, if you are writing about cars then your custom domain should be something like Overdrive or Driveyourdreamcar.com or anything of that sort. Use your own creativity for that.

2. Design your blog (Customize it with themes)

It is a myth that people say you cannot customize your blogger at all. You can very well do so but not as much as you can do in hosted platforms like WordPress.

Unlike paid hosting platforms, blogger has some limitations and since you a beginner then I would recommend you to get started at blogger first.

You can even see a number of templates by searching on google if you do not wish to keep the existing template by blogger. All you need to do is search for a free blogger template on Google.

There are many sites that offer professional themes. You can simply download it and get started from there as well.

3. Collect all required tool

The free tool which can easily link with your blogger is Google search console formerly known as Google webmaster and Google Analytics for searching keyword volume and tracking clicks and impressions respectively.

You can also use the keyword research tool known as Google trends to see the keyword search history. These all tools are freely available and you can make the most of it while writing a blog.

For SEO, you can use Ubersuggest or keyword planner tool. If you wish to go for a paid tool then you can buy ahref or semrush. In the beginning, I would recommend using a free tool for your keyword research and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

4. Write a valuable and original content

You must write original content that brings value to your readers, satisfy their search, and meet their expectation.

Also, you must include the keyword that makes the user land on your post for that you can do keyword research well using free or paid tools as mentioned above.

Your blog post must begin with an eye-catcher title and in the body, you must include non-copyrighted images along that make the user experience amazing and engaging. Your content should be relevant to your topic.

Steps to create a blog on Blogger (Google Product)

  1. Sign in to your Gmail account.
  2. Open blogger.com in next Tab and use the same account to sign in
  3. Enter the Title of your blog and click Next
  4. Enter the title to create a blog URL under the Blogspot subdomain. Click next
  5. Enter your name in a Display name or keep a name that you want to keep in blogger's profile
  6. Click on Finish

Steps to create a blog post in Blogger

  1. Click on (+) sign to create a new post.
  2. Enter your blog title under Title section
  3. Include headings and sub-headings such as H1, H2, and H3 in your post content
  4. Include the conclusion of your post in the end for the perfect finish of your Post.
  5. Once done writing then click on the Publish button, the arrow looking button above post setting.

Note:- After you finish the post, you will need to do Post settings (mentioned below) and then click on the Publish button.


Steps to create a Blog Post Settings

  1. Enter the custom Permalink (It allows you to shorten your post URL link)
  2. Enter the Location (Not mandatory)
  3. Enter the Labels. It signifies the category of your post that falls into.
  4. If you see "Search description" in your Post setting then that is your Meta description.

Step no. 3-For eg, you wrote about Beauty products then your label will be "Beauty" You can add many labels relevant to your post.

Step no. 4- It is a short description that enables readers to know about what is there in the post. In a new version of Blogger, it is not visible.

How to create a free blog using Blogger


Advanced Blogger Settings to create a free blog 

  1. Sign in to Blogger and click on Settings 
  2. Under Basic. Enter the Title of your blog and a short description that will reflect on your blog
  3. Select the Preferred Language > English
  4. Disable Adult content
  5. Under Google Analytics> Enter the GA ID and Save it
  6. Favicon is a small image that appears next to your site on browser Tab. If you have already then click on it and upload it from your system. If not then leave it as it is.



a) Privacy 

  1. Enable it 

b) Publishing

  1. Enter the custom domain
  2. Enable the Redirect Domain (So if someone will type yourblogsite name then the user will automatically be directed to www.yourblogsite.com

c) HTTPS

  1. Enable HTTPS
  2. Enable HTTPS Redirect only if you have a custom domain. Blogspot domain is already on a secured server.

d) Permission

  1. Select Public under Reader Access

e) Posts

  1. Enable Image Lightbox

f) Comments

Here, you can select the audience as per your choice. Whether you want any person to comment or not, accordingly set your preference from the options. 

  1. Click on Who can comment? and Select appropriate options. 
  2. Enable moderation to monitor each comment to prevent spam.
  3. Enable Reader comment captcha

g) Email 

  1. Let email be as it is since you a beginner

i) Formatting

  1. Select your Country timezone

j) Meta Tags

  1. Enable Search Description. This will enable the option of search description on your post so whenever you post URL link will appear on Google search results then a short description will also appear below the title.

k) Errors and Redirects

  1. Click on Custom 404. Enter the custom message that you want to display for the page which does not have any content or a deleted page.
  2. Custom Redirects. If you have deleted the indexed URL of your blog post then enter the deleted page URL to point  your deleted page  /From to the new URL link in /To 
  3. Click on Permanent and Save the settings.

l) Crawlers and indexing

1. Enable Custom Robot Txt
2. Click on Custom Robot.txt and enter the instruction to allow or disallow the search engines to see only see posts and pages as instructed in the blog. To create a custom robots.txt file, go to the link https://www.labnol.org/blogger/sitemap/ 
3. Enter the URL of your blog domain and copy/paste the entire content under Custom Robots.txt 
4. Enable custom Robot header tags
5. Under Home Page tags > Enable only all and noodp
6. Under Archive and search page tags > Enable only noindex and noodp
7. Under Post and page tags > Enable only all and noodp
8. Google Search Console- click on it and enter the URL of your blog domain and verify it. 

m) Monetization

  1. Let it be as it is, as you are beginner unless and until your blog receives good traffic, let the option be the way it is. Click on Enable once you think of monetizing with Google Adsense

n) Manage your Blog

  1. Since you are beginner, so there is no need to change anything from the options however if you have any blog already then you can very well import the XML file of it by clicking on Import content.
  2. If anytime, you wish to delete your blog then click on Remove your blog. In short, no settings required in this section by a new blogger.

o) Site Feed

  1. Click on full under Allow Blog feed. 

p) General Draft

  1. Blogger draft generally gets visible in draft mode so keep it disabled.
  2. Click on user profile>enter your details and image(your wish) > Click on Save Profile.
So now you will be able to do your blogger settings with the help of How to create a free blog on the Blogger-stepwise guide. If you find this content useful then please leave a comment. 

Blogger is very useful for beginners who just started out to write their posts however it is recommended to move to WordPress once your blog is ranked and seen by many in order to write customized posts and for awesome user experience.
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