Yardbarker makes sports blogging easy with Barklogs! Use the same tools our pro athletes and featured bloggers use to start your very own blog. Get promotion by Yardbaker to a built-in sports audience and even earn money if you join the Yardbarker Network!
How do I get started?
Sign in to your Yardbarker account or create an account if you don’t have one. Then click here to create your blog. You’ll be able to name your blog, customize its design, and start posting right away.
What kind of design customization is available?
To get started quickly, you can choose from one of our pre-designed themes. Or if you want to get creative, you can upload your own background and header images and choose colors, fonts, and more. You can also add your own “widgets” to your sidebar such as an “About Me” section, a list of links, YouTube videos, Twitter widgets, and more. For help on customization, please download our instruction booklet.
How will my posts be promoted?
As soon as you start posting, your posts will appear on our Barklogs pages and if you tag your posts with relevant sports and teams, your posts will also appear on those relevant Yard pages. When you publish a post, you will be prompted to add relevant tags.
If you have a post you think will be of interest to our general Yardbarker audience or to our partners like FoxSports.com, please email a link to firstname.lastname@example.org for our editors to review. Please note that due to the volume of emails we receive, we don’t usually respond to pitch emails.
How can I make money from my blog?
After blogging for a few months, if you have high quality content and strong traffic, you can apply to be in our affiliate program, the Yardbarker Network (YBN). You’ll be able to earn money by placing our ads on your blog. You can inquire about joining the YBN here. In the meantime, make sure you are tracking your traffic. You can easily add Google Analytics to your blog by signing up for an Analytics account and then adding your Analytics ID to the Blog Settings tab on your Blog Dashboard.