How to Create a free Website on BlogSpot

This guide will help you create a free blogpot site, without the need to buy domains or hosting services. Blogspot is a platform that allows you to create and host websites for free, it is owned by Google, so you don't have to worry about server downtime and other problems. Also, there are thousands of free blogger templates that you can use to give your site a professional look. Let's start with a step-by-step guide on how to create a website for free.


Step 1: log in to Blogger

Go to http://www.blogger.com/home and log in with your Gmail ID and password. If you don't have an account yet, you can create one for free by clicking the "sign up" button in the upper right corner, as shown in the screenshot below. Blogger is owned by Google, so you need a Gmail account to create a blogspot site.


Step 2: confirm your profile

When you are done logging in with your Gmail credentials, you will see a screen like the one shown below. Click "Continue to Blogger".


Step 3: create a new blog

Time to create a new site. Click the New Blog button.


Step 4: enter domain name and site title

Enter your site title and address in this step. For example, if you want to create a website about books, the address (also called domain name and website URL) could be com, or the title could be Best IT Book Blog. You should know that since these domain names are free, blogspot.com follows them by default. Blogspot also gives us the ability to have custom domain names, and we'll see how to add custom domain names later in this guide.

The domain name must be unique, so there is a chance that the domain name you want to select is already registered. In that case, try a different domain name until the blue cross appears on the right side of the address bar, as shown below.

When you're done, select a template (you can select any template at this point, you can change it at any time later, we'll show you how) and click Create blog.


Step 5: start blogging

By completing step 4, you will successfully get a free website. Now you can start posting / articles, click start blogging!


Step 6: visit your site

Enter your website address in the browser and hit enter. You will be presented with a site of your own! You may not like the look and layout at first, but we're not done with the tutorial yet, we'll show you all the ways to customize your site to make it look good and professional.

Post a post / article on the blogspot site.

Once you have successfully created a site on blogspot, you can now start posting articles on your new site. See the screenshot below. Enter content, title and hit Publish to publish the post. When you click publish, you will be prompted to share content on Google+, which you may want to do, as it will be a good source of traffic for your newly created site.


Set the desired permalink structure on Blogspot?

There are two options when writing a message. Custom Permalink: Select the custom permalink in the sidebar as shown in the next screen and enter the value. It reduces the cases in which the hyphens (-) between them are the best options.


Change the look of your site

It may be a good idea to change the look of your site. You can easily do this by changing the template on the website. Click on the template. Select the one you like, click on the Apply Template button below each of the templates in the library. Alternatively, there are many websites from which you can download the popular and beautiful website template for free. We will share some of these sites in the next section.


Download existing backup templates and upload a new template to Blogger

The next screen will ask you to search for a new template or you can download the existing template to your local computer.

Change the look of the navigation bar

Go to the design area on the sidebar and click edit in the navigation bar area. Select the look and style you need and click Save.


Add Favicon to your site

Favicon is a small image that you can see in the browser tab when you open a particular website.


Add gadget to your site

You can add gadgets to the blog sidebar under the navigation menu and in the footers. When you click the Add Gadget button in the Design section, a popup will appear where you can search and add gadgets. Do not forget to save the settings.


Switch to a custom domain

Previously, we saw how we choose to have a free blogspot domain with the blogspot suffix; However, if you prefer, you can purchase a custom domain of your choice and add it under Settings »Basics.

Traffic statistics for your site

Statistics »Overview

Real-time traffic status on your site. It shows you traffic sources, audiences and much more details. Here you can see which posts / articles / pages get the most traffic and which keywords. This helps you generate organic traffic to your site.


Custom robots.txt

If you are a beginner, this may be something new for you! robots.txt is a file referenced by the search engine. For now I will not confuse you. I cover this here to tell you where you can edit your robots.txt file if needed.


Edit HTML

You can edit your existing template by going to Template »Edit HTML section. You can also include scripts in the header and footer if you want.

Make Money With Your Website

Now everything is perfectly configured. You can start blogging, and once you get a decent amount of traffic to your site, you can immediately request adsense through your blogspot dashboard.