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WP blogs with own domain names?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by RingoM, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. RingoM

    RingoM Newbie

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    In terms of SEO, is it better to use a self hosted WordPress blog with your own domain name, or is it OK to use the free hosted WP blogs that they offer (sorry I can't actually post the URL lol)?

    I always thought using a domain is better, but some people I know think it doesn't make any difference??
     
  2. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If it's just SEO I think there is no difference. If it is anything else+ SEO it makes a difference
     
  3. kuzmanin

    kuzmanin Regular Member

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    IIn long term it is better to be on self hosted domain
    In short terms you can use free service
     
  4. xsuni

    xsuni Junior Member

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    Self hosted domain is always preferred for long term goal and for branding purpose.
     
  5. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    own domain, you have 100% control
     
  6. revelry

    revelry Newbie

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    100% your own domain is vital for seo. Control over your own domain makes gives you url structure making it easier for a search engine to crawl = important for SEO

    You can usually find a coupon as well making a domain cost $5~ / year.
     
  7. RingoM

    RingoM Newbie

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    Thought as much. Thanks guys!
     
  8. infoasian

    infoasian Supreme Member

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    you can use your own domain with WP- hosted blog. I Think it's for a small fee of 18 bucks a year. I use this for smaller blogs. It's great as WP takes care of script updates. No more headaches with script issues.
     
  9. CyberSEO

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    Absolutely, and not in SEO terms only. There are many other benefits of it.
     
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