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Web 2.0's that allow domain mapping / custom domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by twistedtrick, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. twistedtrick

    twistedtrick Power Member

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    I am looking for Web 2.0's that allow you to use registered domain names from Namecheap/other registrars and use them as your primary domain for the Web 2.0.

    For example, if I created bestnewyorkdentist.tumblr.com I could register www.bestnewyorkdentist.com if it were available and use that, so that bestnewyorkdentist.tumblr.com would 301 redirect to www.bestnewyorkdentist.com without having to pay for any premium addons/fees.

    Thanks and rep will be given, I am currently manually compiling a list of these sites but any help would really be appreciated!
     
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    Typepad allows domain and subdomain mapping, but only with a paid subscription. I use Typepad for some of my blogs, and depending on what subscription you have, you can have unlimited domains (.typepad.com or your own mapped).
     
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    True, but I believe many of those require you to pay extra to use a custom domain or purchase a domain through them at a ridiculous price. I know for sure Wordpress charges crazy prices, I had forgotten about Weebly though! Webs.com and Blog.com requires premium.

    Sidenote, but I'm getting an error when I visit
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    https://posterous.com/register
    right now so I can't check that one for sure. Is it working for you?

    Regarding Typepad I appreciate the input, but I'm ideally looking for free solutions right now.

    Thank you for the ideas! Repped and thanked :)
     
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    Sorry I tried (thanks for the rep:) ) What exactly are you looking for? Is it the UI, the platform? What's your specific reason for wanting to map a domain? If you just don't want to pay for hosting, then maybe you could try the free hosting sites?

    I use a ton of other platforms, so I'll be on the lookout for some that are free to map domains and post here if I do, but I highly doubt that you'll find any that are free because that's typically a premium feature.

    I got the same thing when I copied and pasted the link you posted, but when I typed in just, "posterous.com" in my address bar, it worked, although ironically it took me to the same page that wasn't working. Maybe try typing it in without the https?
     
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    I can't go too much into details (not trying to be an elusive prick I promise!) but in short I'm working on a bigger project that requires the use of Web 2.0s that allow domain mapping. One of the reasons I don't want to go with a free host is I have tried paid hosting vs free hosting vs web 2.0's and in terms of ROI I definitely see the best results with authority Web 2.0s as Tier1 links. Not sure what is going on with Posterous I got the same error yesterday, I just sent an e-mail to help@ listed on the error page so hopefully they can sort out whatever is going on.

    I'll keep an eye on this thread for any more suggestions, I'm always looking to add to the list! Thanks again for your help.
     
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    Just posting this in case you want to include it in your research and FYI it does require you to go premium to map your domain but I discovered paper.li yesterday and am currently playing around seeing how effective it is to use in indexing my Tier 1's. You can add legit sources to your feed on there too so it does produce a decent looking Web 2.0 without any effort. As I say, still testing it's effectiveness.

    As for free, you mentioned Tumblr which is the first that came to my mind. I believe you can map your own domain with Google Sites too if you can be bothered to set one up. I know they're not exactly pretty looking web 2.0 but it's free.
     
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  8. twistedtrick

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    Google Sites works, thanks a lot! Not sure if I will use Blogspot and/or Google Sites just because they are Google properties but I will definitely test them out.