Blogs: Frequently Asked Questions - How could I start a blog?
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A blog can be started readily by opening an account with the many free and fee based blogging platforms. Most are very user friendly and a blog can be underway in a matter of minutes. Most blog hosts allow the business to FTP the posts to the company’s own website, providing additional onsite keyword laden content.Can I start a blog for free?
There are a number of free blog hosting companies. The best known free blogging platform is Google-owned Blogger http://www.blogger.com
There are many other free hosts as well, including tblog http://www.tblog.com
and blog-city http://www.blog-city.com
. As with all free hosts, there are limitations on services and features, so careful examination of the blog hosting service and its policies is recommended.Can I host a blog on my own website instead of with the blog host?
It is very popular for businesses to host the blog on their own business website. Most blog tools feature an FTP that enables the file transfer of the blog posts directly to the main business website. The post is entered at the blog host, and then printed on the business website. The additional content and inbound links provided by the blog, along with the additional traffic generated to the business site, are the main reasons for the file transfer to the main site.
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