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March 5, 2008

Why blog here in WordPress.com?

Filed under: Blog — joe tan sharing dot com @ 12:43 am
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Some of you may ask, since wanted to make money online, why blog at a free blog site such as WordPress.com?

When someone really wants to make money by blogging, I recommend blogger should buy a domain name, host it with web hosting company. There are several reasons behind this rational of owning a domain.

Absolute control on your website or blog
Hosting your blog in free service blog site such as Blogger.com or WordPress.com, some features cannot be use in such blog sites. For example, WordPress.com, in their FAQ clearly stated that they strictly imposed condition like this:

  • Adsense, Yahoo, Chitika and other ads are not permitted
  • Sponsored / Paid posts including PayPerPost and ReviewMe are not permitted
  • Sponsored / Paid link are not permitted
  • Text ads are not permitted

Presenting a professional look
Owning a domain giving an impression to readers that the blog owner is seriously into blogging. Same thinking applies to advertisers; they will take you a lot more seriously. Some ad networks do not even accept a site without its own identity, i.e. own domain name.

Traffic and readership
It is always better to get a domain name right at the beginning of your online career. If you started off with free blog site, after building up your blog with great contents, readership goes up, getting tons of backlinks, PageRank, Alexa standing, referrals etc etc, then only move to a own domain and hosting, all these work will go down to drain. You have to start all over again to pull in traffics. Ouch!!!

What I am doing here is to try-out the blogging experience, at this same time I am searching and comparing several web hosting packages. So I will move on to my own domain very soon.

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