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Updated: 2017-04-20T10:42:57-07:00

 



Differentiate Blogs within your Typepad Account with Custom Domains

2017-04-20T10:45:03-07:00

Do you have multiple blogs in your Typepad account that cover different subjects? If so, a great way to differentiate the blogs is to map a custom domain to each one. This is easy to...        Do you have multiple blogs in your Typepad account that cover different subjects? If so, a great way to differentiate the blogs is to map a custom domain to each one. This is easy to do and allows you to manage all your blogs from the same Typepad account. When you create a Typepad account, you choose a typepad.com or blogs.com subdomain, and each blog in the account will use the same subdomain. For example: http://example.typepad.com/apples/ http://example.typepad.com/oranges/ http://example.typepad.com/pears/ Now, you can register and map a custom domain to each blog which shows visitors the blogs are separate. Continuing with the above example addresses: Map applesforalex.com to http://example.typepad.com/apples/ to change the address to: http://www.applesforalex.com/ Map orangesforkara.com to http://example.typepad.com/oranges/ to change the address to: http://www.orangesforkara.com/ Map pearsformaggie.com to http://example.typepad.com/pears/ to change the address to: http://www.pearsformaggie.com/ Visitors to your site will only see the custom domain, and search engines will index the pages of your site using the custom domain. Ready to get started? Sign in to your Typepad account and click to Account > Domain Mapping to register and map your own custom domain. Learn more.         [...]



Forward your Typepad Email to Gmail

2017-04-15T09:37:42-07:00

When you purchase a domain through Typepad you get 2 free email addresses with that domain. To learn how to set up your free emails, check out the "Get an email address with your domain!"...      Related StoriesImprove Your Blog SEO With Your ImagesDomain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain useLet's get meta! Improving blog SEO with meta keywords and descriptions  When you purchase a domain through Typepad you get 2 free email addresses with that domain. To learn how to set up your free emails, check out the "Get an email address with your domain!" post. Once you have successfully set up your email address, you may not want another place to check emails. Here we will walk through how to forward your emails to your Gmail account.  After you have set up your email address, you are given the POP, IMAP, and SMTP information to configure your account in other email clients. For Gmail, you will need the POP and the SMTP. We recommend you  save this information somewhere safe.  You will also need the Email address (Username), Password and webmail URL. You will need to log into your webmail account because Gmail will send a verification to that email address to complete the set up. Tip: If you misplaced this information you can find it in your domain account. Go to domains.typepad.com and log in. Click on My Account, then under Manage Free Service type in your domain and select Email Services from the drop down. Click on Manage Users/ Accounts, then you click on the email address. Here you will see the mail settings. If you forgot your webmail password you can reset it here too. To log into your webmail go to: http://webmail.yourdomain.com Let's get started!  First, log into your Gmail account and Click on the Cog on the top right, then click on Settings. Click on the Accounts and Import tab across the top (in some versions it is just Account). Next to Check mail from other accounts, click on Add a mail account. In the pop-up,  add the new email address and click Next. On the next page, select Import emails from my other account (POP3) and click on Next. Here you will add the Username, Password and POP link  you received for your webmail account. We recommend you select Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server. You will have the email in your webmail account and in your gmail account. This is helpful in case there is ever an issue with Gmail servers receiving your email. Then click on Add Account. You will be asked if you want to send emails from this address. Click on Yes, I want to be able to send mail as (your email address) and click on Next. Enter the name you want to be shown and make sure to check Treat as an alias, then click Next Step.  Now you are asked to configure the SMTP. Enter the SMTP link, Username, and Password to your webmail. Click on Add Account. An email will be sent to your webmail account to verify. Log into your webmail account by going to http://webmail.yourdomain.com and open the verification email.  Click on the link or get the verification code from that email. After you have clicked on the verification link, you will also be sent an email to your gmail account asking to verify your information.  Once both email clients have verified the accounts, you are all done. You will start receiving your emails in Gmail and you can send from your new email address as well. If you have not bought a domain yet, what are you waiting for? Purchase your domain through Typepad today!   Next in the series will be how to set this up in Outlook. If you would like instructions for another email client, please put it in the comments.        Related StoriesImprove Your Blog SEO With Your ImagesDomain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain useLet's get meta! Improving blog SEO with meta keywords and descriptions  [...]



Domain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain use

2017-04-10T08:19:28-07:00

Domain Mapping is one of our most asked about features, with the predominant question being, "how do I use my own name for my blog?" We've provided tips and tricks for domain mapping over the...      Related StoriesForward your Typepad Email to GmailLet's get meta! Improving blog SEO with meta keywords and descriptionsImprove Your Blog SEO With Your Images  Domain Mapping is one of our most asked about features, with the predominant question being, "how do I use my own name for my blog?" We've provided tips and tricks for domain mapping over the last several years, covering everything from detailed descriptions on setting mapping up to how using your own domain can help facilitate branding. Let's review some of those past tips here: FAQ: All About Domain Mapping Find the answers to most every question you'll have about the domain mapping process, from what it is to how to implement it. Typepad Responds: Domain mapping without the www Not all registrars automatically redirect the non-www version of a domain to the www version. This Typepad Responds post discusses how to set that up. Ready to level up? A custom domain might just be the trick! Did you know that Typepad offers domain purchases and management for use with your blog? We do! You can read more about that at the link above. Have a question about domain mapping that we haven't covered in past articles or in our Knowledge Base? Open a help ticket (Help > New Ticket), or leave a comment below, and we can provide additional information!       Related StoriesForward your Typepad Email to GmailLet's get meta! Improving blog SEO with meta keywords and descriptionsImprove Your Blog SEO With Your Images  [...]



Get an email address with your domain!

2017-04-22T09:36:10-07:00

When you purchase a domain through Typepad you also get two free email addresses that use your domain. You can use the webmail services to send and receive emails or you can forward them to...      Related StoriesForward your Typepad Email to GmailImprove Your Blog SEO With Your ImagesDomain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain use  When you purchase a domain through Typepad you also get two free email addresses that use your domain. You can use the webmail services to send and receive emails or you can forward them to a different email address. An email address from your domain has a professional look, it will give your blog and business more credibility.   Set up your email address First, you will need to log in to Typepad Domains by going to: http://domains.typepad.com/login.php Once logged in, you will click on the Welcome tab, then click on My Account. Under Manage Free Services, type in your domain  and select Email Service from the drop down menu. You will be taken to a new page. Under Actions click on New User to create a new email address with your domain. You will need to fill out: Name Desired Email Address Alternative Email Address for important communications Country of User Language of User Once you have filled out the information you will click on Add User. After you have successfully created your email address you are given a personal webmail URL to check your email and a username and password. Make sure to copy this information and save it in a safe place. Next up.... Busy bloggers may not need another place to check email. You can forward your emails to Gmail, check out the post Forward your Typepad Email to Gmail. Check back and we will provide instructions on how to forward your emails to popular email clients.        Related StoriesForward your Typepad Email to GmailImprove Your Blog SEO With Your ImagesDomain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain use  [...]



Let's get meta! Improving blog SEO with meta keywords and descriptions

2017-03-30T08:00:00-07:00

If you've looked at the Settings > SEO page for your blog in Typepad, you may have wondered what the "Meta Keywords" and "Meta Description" fields are about. What does "meta" even mean? "Meta" is...      Related StoriesForward your Typepad Email to GmailDomain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain useImprove Your Blog SEO With Your Images  If you've looked at the Settings > SEO page for your blog in Typepad, you may have wondered what the "Meta Keywords" and "Meta Description" fields are about. What does "meta" even mean? "Meta" is short for "metadata", meaning data that gives information about other data. Meta elements on a webpage, such as the meta keywords and meta description, give information about the content of that page. Meta elements are typically not visible to human visitors but are picked up by search engines and other computer-based tools that may be visiting your blog. The metadata that you enter at Settings > SEO should describe the blog as a whole. For instance, if you have a travel blog, listing "travel" as a meta keyword is a good idea, while a cooking blog should use keywords like "food", "cooking" and the like. Try to think of search terms that you would use to find your blog and then list these as meta keywords. The meta description should be written as complete sentences that make sense to a human reader. In some cases, the meta description for your blog may be shown when your blog appears in search results so you'll want to make sure it gives readers a good idea what your blog is about. Besides metadata for the blog as a whole, you can also enter metadata for each specific post or page that you compose for your blog. To do this, look for the Keywords and Excerpt fields on the Compose page. If you don't see a field to input text into, click the arrow to the left of the name, and that will open up the text-input field. If you don't enter an excerpt in the Excerpt field, the first 50 words of your blog post will be used (you can change the number of words at Settings > Posts). Text that is a compelling opening for your post is not always a good description of the post as a whole, so it is a good idea to consider whether writing a custom excerpt will be more effective. Keep in mind that if you have turned on the option at Settings > Posts to display excerpts instead of full posts on indexes and archive pages then the custom excerpt you enter will also be used for this. The Excerpt for the post, whether custom or auto-generated, will be used as the meta description for the post on the individual archive page, while the Keywords will be used for the meta keywords. Meta elements are easy to overlook, or may seem boring, but they're a great way to improve how easy your blog is to find via search engines and how it appears in search results. Do you regularly enter custom metadata for your posts? Share your tips in the comments!       Related StoriesForward your Typepad Email to GmailDomain Mapping: Let's review our tips on custom domain useImprove Your Blog SEO With Your Images  [...]