6Dec, 09

If you want to make money with a blog and build presence you’re going to want to own a url and host your blog on a private domain

Free (BlogSpot / Blogger / WordPress) Blogs VS WordPress Blogs hosted on a private domain:

Blogger is nearly free, doesnt allow you to monetize “make money” off of it and does not get indexed on google the way wordpress does via SEO. SEO is search engine optimization, its what gets your blog listed in google searches.

BlogSpot / Blogger is a very popular Free Blogging service. Unfortunately, many people join them without doing research. After a while they realize:

Credibility: According to several Internet studies, businesses that use Blogspot are simply not taken seriously. Because hosting and domains are so inexpensive, Consumers question why a reputable, successful business would use a free blogging service. The truth is – real businesses don’t use BlogSpot. And your business can be as simple as selling via affiliate links on your blog’s side bar.

Hard to Remember: No matter what your purpose – business or personal – a BlogSpot address is cumbersome to share with new contacts, and twice as hard for them to remember. In addition, many corporate networks now ban Blogspot sites, as many of them contain inappropriate content or are simply “Splogs” (Spam Blogs.)

Difficult to Find: Despite being owned by Google – Blogspot sites are not featured in Google searches as prominently as real websites or Blogs. This is because BlogSpot sites are indexed less frequently by the search engine spiders. Why? Google ranks sites on many factors, but “authority” is a major one – and having a BlogSpot domain is the opposite of authority. Think about it this way – if Google wanted a true real estate expert, would they index or

BlogSpot is like Renting: No matter what you do to improve your BlogSpot site you still don’t own it. Would you invest time or money into painting or re-carpeting an apartment? BlogSpot can shut down your site for any reason, at any time. They have total control, and reap any long term benefits of your hard work. You can’t sell it and you can’t move it.
So why invest time and money into bringing traffic and long term visitors to someone else’s site?

Learn how you can get your own Self Branded Blog for FREE at The Free Blog Factory.

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  • Dreamosity

    Cory –
    Thanks for your insight. After years using blogspot, you've definitely sold me on having my own url and blog. Thanks!!! Now I own my own piece of internet real estate and my updates and creative brilliance will pay off!

  • Cory Shanes

    Awesome, I'm glad I was able to help you!

  • Hip Hop Affirmations

    Hey Cory, would you give the same advice on wordpress sites where you use your own domain name?

    Your Ambassador,

  • Cory Shanes

    Bruny – I suggest owning your own domain name http://www.YourDomainName.Com and running on it. Its a free service and all you have to do is pay the cost of hosting and your domain name. Does this answer your question?

  • tradertomdotnet

    Great Stuff Corry I think we should keep in touch I hope you do not mind If I RT do you?

  • Cory Shanes

    I love the RT love, and go right ahead and add me as a friend on facebook and twitter (the links are on the top right near my picture)

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  • Maverick Money Makers Review

    well, A private domain registration will keep your information (name, email address, etc. … It is understood that many of you may be new to this and should you ever have a question you … This easy-to-use program will allow you to create electronic!

  • Cory Shanes

    not a problem. RT all you want!

  • Cory Shanes

    not a problem. RT all you want!

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  • Cory Shanes

    Thanks Olivia, I appreciate your support!

  • Paul Steel

    I own a free Blog thru blogger. In the setting it does offer to buy a domain. Would i be safe this way to go. I do use wordpress as well just find blogger to be so much eaiser to use.

    I am scared of blogger just shutting me down because they feel like it.


  • Cory Shanes

    If its through blogger, you don’t own it. Once you go to wordpress you don’t really go back. If you don’t like it you must be using We should talk I can help you in switching over to

  • Cory Shanes

    If its through blogger, you don’t own it. Once you go to wordpress you don’t really go back. If you don’t like it you must be using We should talk I can help you in switching over to