Many people who were encouraged to blog and find it interesting are not familiar with the techies that revolve around blogging.
Usually, the first thing that we learn is how to write articles. Some are just telling stories of their day by day experiences. Some are merely blogging just for fun. They create their first blog as their name included in their domain like juantamad.blogspot.com.
They don’t even have an idea of the custom domain. A top-level domain like .com.net.org. I am sure that if they just know the reasons that someone who blogs should buy a custom domain they will buy it. Free platforms like blogger and WordPress are offering subdomains for bloggers and it is totally free.
I am also a fan of making Blogspot blogs before, but I realized that I need to buy a custom domain before its too late like in my first blog.
Here’s a list of benefits that a custom domain will give you.
Reputation– We are all aware that a custom domain (.com, .org, .net) is more reputable in the blogosphere than a subdomain (.blogspot.com, .wordpress.com). If you saw a tutorial about something and then find it in two sites the other one has a custom domain i.e www.blogs911.com and another one is www.blablabalabla.blogspot.com will you go for a subdomain? personally, I would trust the costumed site because it harnesses reputation and seriousness on blogging thus affecting your readership.
Google Adsense– I know what you feel buddy. To be accepted in the AdSense program you need to eat some stone. I am blogging for almost a year before I got accepted in Adsense.
The main reason for this is that I don’t have any good traffic. Do you know that having a custom domain will increase your search engine visibility thus converting a good traffic?!
Search Engines Exposure– Custom domains have a good advantage in search engine indexing. They are all prioritized in search engines.
Advertising– Custom URL will be your best advantage in finding your advertisers. Many advertisers are looking for reputable blogs that will suit their products. Do you think having a blogspot domain will tell them that you are serious enough in blogging?
Fans and Subscribers– the impression of your readers and followers is important. The custom domain will give you the reputation that you need to increase your reader and followers.
PageRank– Do you know that PageRank in subdomains is very slow compare to custom domains? Page rank also increases your search engine visibility. It is like a loop that will start with a custom domain.
Hosting not needed– This is the advantage of those using the blogger platform. You just need to buy a custom domain and you’re done. Unlike those in WordPress self-hosted that they pay for their hosting package.
Create a Brand– It is very easy to create your own branding with your custom domain. Having a brand will increase your chance to top some keywords and attract advertisers.
Professional Email Address– Almost all domain provider offers custom email for free. It is the email link to your domain ex: [email protected]
Affordable for everyone – Custom domain is very cheap. I think the average price for domains as of writing is 9-12$. If you are really serious in blogging try to buy one and see the difference.
Here are the 2 most trusted Domain provider where you can purchase your Domain name
1. NameCheap.com. The advantage of this is you can buy here using Paypal account and cheaper when renewing your domains compare to other registrars.
2. Godaddy.com– On my experience, it is cheaper when you buy here but the renewals are almost 25% more expensive.
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I hope you understand how a custom domain is important for your blog. Do let us know how many of you have registered one for you.