How to backup a Blogger Blog

Backing up a Google Blog (BlogSpot).

Before we look at the importance of backing up data, let us know what blogger is.

What is blogger?

Blogger is a free platform created by the most valuable company Google which allow you to write and upload articles called “blog post”. These posts can be kept private or be made public for everyone to view or read.
Those blogs can range from news, how-to do things (such as cooking, swimming, etc), business, and much more.

Importance of backing up blogger data

Backing up data on your blog is very important.  Although it is highly unlikely for Google’s servers to crash and all your data gone, it is a good habit to backup every time you want to make a change on the theme, layout, etc or after you have made the change. You can even do this on your blog after you might have uploaded a new post.

This is because you don’t want to mess up the appearance of your blog or mistakenly delete posts and other thing just to discover you can’t get them back.
 Backing up data on your blog is very important.  Although it is highly unlikely for Google’s servers to crash and all your data gone, it is a good habit to backup every time you want to make a change on the theme, layout, etc of your blog or even upload a new post.
This is because you don’t want to mess up the appearance of your blog or mistakenly delete posts and other thing just to discover you can’t get them back. 

Steps on backing up your blog  (With Pictures)

1.     Go to www.blogger.com on your browser 
2.     Check the top-right corner of the page and click on sign in.
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3.     Type in your Google mail address (gmail) and password and click next to login.
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4.     On the top-left corner, select the blog you want to backup
5.     Scroll down the left navigation pane and click on “theme”
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6.     Check the top-right part of the page again and click on Backup/Restore.

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7.     A pop-up window will appear, locate and click on Download Theme.

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8.     A copy of your theme, current settings and blog posts will be downloaded and saved on a directory on your computer. You can choose to copy into a flash drive, save it in an email, etc.
9.     And you are done……


    That is how simple it is to backup a BlogSpot Blog.
It is also important to know that, you can create a free blogger blog and make money from it with these 5 proven ways to monetizeyour blog. Blogs can be an important tool in marketing when you know what blog marketing is and how to use it well.
    Note: there is no limit to how many times you can backup your blog is weeks or even second. You can do this as many times as you want. Happy blogging




How to Make Money Advertising on YouTube

Make money advertising other products on YouTube

As the biggest free video sharing platform in the world, YouTube is the best platform to share your videos and get your desired viewers.
Although there are still numerous video streaming platforms out there such as vimeo, metacafe, hulu, screen junckies, and many more to mention but a few, to me, YouTube stands out.

YouTube marketing

 What is YouTube Marketing?

   The internet has made the world a global village and business men/women have taken advantage of that.
YouTube marketing is the process of advertising products and service using google’s free platform YouTube.
YouTube itself is a video streaming platform put in place by internet giants google where  people make videos on their personal lives, instructables on how to make things, how to repairs things, etc and upload to YouTube free of any charge.


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              How to advertise on YouTube (for free)

It is possible to advertise your products on YouTube without paying a dime to anybody including Google as they don’t care what the content of your videos is. The few things Google don’t like is copying someone’s work without giving credit to the original owner (copyright issues), uploading videos that add no value, etc.
With that said, let us take a look at how you can advertise on YouTube for free.

Steps on advertising on YouTube:

            1.   Make a video of your product
             2.     Create a YouTube Channel
             3.     Upload your video(s)
              4.     Promote the video(s) 

     See also: Internet Marketing 
                    Blog Marketing

 Making a video of your product

Making videos is very simple, you can use a Smartphone to make a video on how your product works, how to use it and the benefits of using your product compared to thousands of similar products which may be out there or you can make a slide presentation of the product on your computer explaining the same and use a screen capturing software to record the presentation.
Tip: Make the video as short as possible (probably 10 minutes and under) but make sure it covers most if not all of the functions of your product. This is because many people get loose interest in the videos if they see that the length is too much.

Creating a YouTube Channel

To do this you must have a Google mail account (gmail account). Go to www.gmail.com to create one if you don’t have already.
After that is done, go to www.youtube.com and click on create a channel, fill in the required information and you are done.

Uploading your video(s)

Navigate to my videos in the created channel and upload the videos you made. This only takes a couple of second (depending on your internet speed).
Important: make sure you include your contact detail such as Email, phone number website (if any) etc on every video you make to help potential customers contact you easily.

Promoting the video(s)

 You can do that by posting the link of your video(s) on social media platforms such as Twitter, facecook, etc.
You can also promote your videos by word of mouth by telling friends and family members about it. If people like what they see, they are likely to contact you to order the product or hire your services. You can even make money advertising products on YouTube.
YouTube interface is pretty easy to use and even a novice can navigate it easily without problems.
Now you see how easy it is to do what I call YouTube marketing. Go ahead and give it a try, after all, it is free.



Understanding Link Building



Link building

If you have a website or blog, you will want to rank high in search engines (google, bing, etc) i.e you want your blog or website to show up in at least the first page when someone conducts a search on particular keywords or key phrase(s). 
This has about 90% dependence on the links you build. This means that you have about 90% more chance to be in top 10 search results on search engines.

What is Link Building?

Simply put, link building is the process of getting or securing a link from another website which points to your website or blog. Those links are called backlinks.

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This link can point to your homepage or to a particular blog post or article. Links to a post or article are never too much. In fact, the higher the links to a post or site, the higher the chances of that post particular post or site to rank high in search results. Link building is important for backlinks and SEO.

Importance of link building

  • Increase your search ranking

  • Raises your Domain Authority

  • Increases page daily blog visits


The importance mentioned above are in no way all the benefits you can derive from link building. There are much more benefits but I only mentioned those so you can understand why you need link building.

Why bloggers need Link Building

The basic things that make you a successful blogger are;
  • Ability to write quality content

  • Attract the right audience

  • The amount of visitor you get per day

  • Your ability to convert or make money from your blog visits or visitors.


The last one is bold because many bloggers monetizetheir blogs one way or the other which can be through affiliate marketing or other ways.
If you have many and good links to your blog, you have made blog monetization an easy thing. More visits equals more impressions and potential click on adverts you may place on your site (read more about that here).

How do I effectively build links?

When building links, one should take it as if they are starting a business. As there are many reasons why some businessesfail before they get started, so there are reasons why your link building dream may be a failure before it starts.

The important things you should know before starting link building

  •      Try to avoid low quality links
  •      Get links from websites or blogs related to your niche.
When looking for those links (finding backlinks) try to get links from websites or blogs that has a bit high domain authority. This will tell search engines that you are ready to roll the big boys.

What people ignore about Link Building

As much as it is important to get links from external websites and blogs (sites or blog you do not own), it is equally important to start your link building within your website or blog. This process is called internal link building.

What is internal Link Building?

This is the process of linking one page of your blog or website to other pages on the same blog. 
As you can see, I have linked some pages on my blog to this page using anchor text. The links you see point to other pages on my blog and I have used them in places that they should be used.

What to avoid when using internal linking

Always make sure that your links are put in the right places. Using internal linking just anywhere in a post without any need for it in that particular place turns your readers off reading the post. 
For example, if you talking about internetmarketing in a particular post and you want to link another page like taking your offline business online to that post, you should make sure those links are a bit related to that particular post or the paragraph that has the links is explaining something that is relevant to the post.
That is exactly what I just did in the paragraph above. The two links on the paragraph above are not necessarily related to this post but they are required in the example.

Final Words…

Link building is necessary for blogs and websites but it should be used keeping in mind that low quality links are not too healthy for your blogs.
Internal linking should also be employed and used in the right places.