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Blogger or Wordpress.org or Wordepress.com???

Postby kristina » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:58 am

I have heard from somewhere that blogger is a good platform to have because it gets you better google rankings. The lady that told me this said that she has a blogger account but also has her domain name www.whateversite.com directed to her blog.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Also if you think wordpress is better, what one of the two, wordpress.org or wordpress.com is better?

Thanks!
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Postby AprilTara » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:30 pm

Kristina,

Self-hosted WordPress is definitely the best way to go. You have more freedom and flexibility when it comes to content and design. I can give you a laundry list of reasons why its better than Blogger or even WordPress.com but it all boils down to this: there's soooo much you can do with self-hosted WP that you can't do with the others.
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re choice of blog hosting

Postby Mary Austin » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:18 pm

Excellent question. I also heard its better to host blog elsewhere than my domain so that I can link back to my domain in blogs and that would help google rank.

Comments, anyone?

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Postby TracyR » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:40 am

I'm with April. Definitely Self-hosted WordPress and say "ditto" to her reasons why.
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Postby annalaurabrown » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:44 am

Absolutely do not use wordpress.com they can and will terminate your blog with no notice if they do not like the content. I had a blog terminated after almost a year of promoting it and I know I am not the only one who has had that experience.
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Postby nhynes57 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:30 am

Self hosted WordPress blogs are definately the way to go. However Blogger and Wordpress blogs are great for linking back to your site.
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Postby CorpRebel » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:10 pm

annalaurabrown wrote:Absolutely do not use wordpress.com they can and will terminate your blog with no notice if they do not like the content. I had a blog terminated after almost a year of promoting it and I know I am not the only one who has had that experience.


WordPress.com seems to have issues with "commercial" sites. I believe it's against their TOS (terms of service) UNLESS they've changed that recently. Probably why many get "booted". :wink:


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