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How to create a subdomain for use with Blogger

 Not all sites are meant solely for blogging. Some websites only include a blog for marketing purposes only. This is because blogs can drive traffic to your site. Each site visitor is a potential customer who can end up buying products or services on the website. I am going to show you how you can create a subdomain that can then be used as a custom domain on Blogger. Creating a subdomain in CPanel Most web hosting companies in Zimbabwe provide packages that come with CPanel and therefore I shall use it as an example. It is easy to create a subdomain in CPanel. A subdomain has two main purposes. It can act be used to host a different website or to organize the main domain so as to improve the user experience. If your main domain is 'example.com', then a subdomain can be 'blog.example.com'. To create 'blog.example.com', simply lo into CPanel and head on to the section written 'subdomains'. Go on to create your subdomain by just entering the word 'blog

Why you should use a custom domain for you blog.

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  I have experimented with both custom domains and free sub domains in the past. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. I have used sites like Wix, WordPress and as you can see, I also use blogger occasionally. I am going to share with you the pros and cons of the two platforms - free versus paid or custom domains.  The biggest advantage of platforms like Blogger is that you can easily rank high in search engine results for those people who are actively looking for you. This is different from ranking high for content which is what everyone seeks to achieve with content marketing. If you are a blogger using your name in the domain name of your free platform, people searching for your name can easily find you on top of search results.  The above scenario would be perfect for a portfolio and not for content marketing. So in my opinion, free platforms are ideal for freelancers to showcase their profiles. For bloggers, custom domains are the best choice. Why is that so? Custom d

How to edit your Twitter posts

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 There is now a way to edit your tweets. Twitter has announced in the past that they will not introduce an edit button on the social media platform. However, there seems to be a workaround to this issue. For you to understand this new method to "edit" tweets, let me give an example of WhatsApp. If you send a message with a typo there is no way to edit the message. You can choose to delete the message and post another one but that might cause the recipient to raise eyebrows. You do not want a situation whereby the receiver becomes curious on what the original message was. So what do you do? Most people choose to reply to their own message and highlight the error for clarity. This is the same way one can now correct their tweets. Just reply to your original message with the correct version. When you do that, Twiiter will create a thread unlike in the past when your reply was part of the general comments.  This new way of "editing" tweets will keep the original message