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New to blogging - Help with my first blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cheeeeese, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. cheeeeese

    cheeeeese Newbie

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    What free blog service would be good for a small niche and would be easy to set up advertisements around it? I'm just starting on the internet marketing thing and I'm also looking for good CPA network recommendations. My game plan is sort of worked out, but I have no experience with websites.

    Blogspot or Wordpress would be an easy choice as most people say, but since I'm not going to get a domain and would rather stick to a free service to start with, I'm having a hard time deciding which would work better.

    Any help and links would be appreciated :)
     
  2. necromancer

    necromancer Registered Member

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    if you want a free service i think blogger would be best

    but in all truth i think that using wordpress for a niche site would not work if it is free
     
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  3. cheeeeese

    cheeeeese Newbie

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    got a vote for blogger :)
    why wouldnt wordpress work?
     
  4. theentry

    theentry Junior Member

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    I think it doesn't matters.. or if you want to promote some adult sites then you can check out thumblogger also
     
  5. necromancer

    necromancer Registered Member

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    they will strip the links out of a free wordpress but i do like wordpress also
     
  6. 6hundy

    6hundy Junior Member

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    try hubpages or squidoo, i think they have the ability to monitize without setting up adsense or anything. pay is crap but you will learn a bit
     
  7. blackrain010

    blackrain010 Junior Member

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    Blogger or Wordpress free should do fine. Read the TOS to see what you can do.
     
  8. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    one of my niche sites on blogger got deleted a few months ago.the blog contained full of unique content but one thing i did wrong was the titles were laser targeted to keyword phrases.That is the only reason blogger banned the blog and deleted it.400 blog posts,countless hours were gone waste.So,be informed about it.
     
  9. jheyslow

    jheyslow Senior Member

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    Get a free domain from co.cc and free hosting from freehostia.com. And you can install wordpress or any other blogging platform you want. Use Elepante Script in the freehostia cpanel, you can choose from a lot of platform and its very easy to install and customize.
     
  10. Elbenor

    Elbenor Regular Member

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    I suggest you to just invest a little and buy some hosting virtual plan and a .info domain.
    Free services are unreliable, don't try to invest much on these because one day to another, you can get royally screwed.

    Treat this as a business.
     
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  11. charliedg

    charliedg Newbie

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    Personally I like blogger and wordpress, since google owns blogger they favor with ranking. But personally I think if you plan on hosting your own blog you might want to get used to messing with wordpress. I think wordpress platform is a lot better and more organized.
     
  12. EmpireQuality

    EmpireQuality Elite Member

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    Word press is definitely nicer looking and more professional than blogger. That is for sure. Although, you can't integrate adsense with a free wordpress blog.
     
  13. necromancer

    necromancer Registered Member

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    squiddo is good also
     
  14. secondfire

    secondfire Newbie

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    i agree with your comment, Word press is definitely nicer looking and more professional than blogger.
     
  15. Genghis John

    Genghis John Registered Member

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    If you can try to get into neverblue or copeac. And don't pick the wrong keywords.
     
  16. okace

    okace Newbie

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    Wow..I'm learning.
     
  17. BlueKing

    BlueKing Newbie

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    I prefer to host my own WP blogs, as you have more control.
     
  18. triage

    triage Newbie

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    I would buy domains, don't worry about setting up a "FREE" way as in the end you will normally get screwed!