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Problem with Weebly sites

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by viroid, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. viroid

    viroid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Are free weebly sites hard to rank? Im looking at hiring a SEO service/consultant and some of them say they can rank it 1st page no problem and some say because its a weebly site google wont rank it. I did buy a service here (I dont remember which, it had a pirates theme in the thread) and it did get on page one for the keyword with least amount of comp. So, are weebly sites hard to rank? Am I better off going with a godaddy wysiwyg?
     
  2. gjcontent

    gjcontent Registered Member

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    Why not just get a domain and some hosting, use wordpress or something
     
  3. switch_2012

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    it depends on the keyword competition, most people here use web 2.0 sites for backlinks.
     
  4. politico

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    Yea, depends on the competetiveness of the keyword. A free website is probably seen as less authoritative than a website that has some investment behind it (hosting, domain, etc.)
     
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    Go with a host and a popular platform like wordpress or Joomla. Weebly is good for tiered backlinking but not as a top level authority site platform. Of course you can buy your own domain on Weebly and have them host it and provide the web templates. Are you talking about having a Weebly address or your own address hosted on Weebly. Will make a big difference how this question is answered most likely.
     
  6. viroid

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    its my own address/domain hosted on weebly. its not like free.weebly.website.com or anything. it has a normal domain name.
     
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    Sure it can be ranked - people rank both domained and non-domain Blogspots and Tumblr's #1 all the time, but you should think if it's worth it? Saving couple dollars a month for the chance of one day waking up and having all your work just erased away?
     
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    You can rank the weebly site, but always go for your own domain, because at time you might lose the weebly blog due to their tos.
     
  9. amoore9900

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    You can rank it but like others have said your own site would be worth it.
     
  10. tb303

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    I think you're all missing the point of his question. Its not a free website its his own domain.

    So is it down to the on page seo being poor for a weebly design?
     
  11. We Go

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    ditto .. very good to pass on link juice ... dont trust with moneysite
     
  12. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    my recipe site done in weebly with a .com ranks on first page on pretty much all of the recipes on it, if my keyword is used.