Thinking of starting a new blog or maybe you are ready to move up to the “Big Leagues”. I am going to tell you why you should spend the extra couple of dollars a month and self host a WordPress blog. I have learned all of these the hard way. I wish that I would have known what I know now when I started blogging. I feel as if I wouldn’t have had so many issues along the way.
1. The tools available to help build your website are much more useful.
Now if you are just blogging about adopting a new pet or moving for your family to see chances are you are not worried about how many views your blog gets. But if you want to attract new readers and keep them coming back and grow your blog as the business that you are treating it then SEO means something to you. Within WordPress there are great plugins that you can use to take the pain out of SEO. I like using Yoast. This tool is not available to those using Google’s Blogger.
2. SEO is your best friend… why give it away to a bigger brand like Google?
When you are using a self hosted domain the awesome SEO that you put out is directed to you and not just under the umbrella of a larger brand like Google when you have “.blogspot.com” in your URL.
3. You want brands and others to take you seriously.
This is hard to when your blog ends with either “.blogspot.com”, “.wordpress.com”. By showing that are prepared to invest in your business others will take you seriously as your try to build your business.
4. The website can be customized to your brand and taste.
When you take the plunge and invest in self hosting your site you have opened the doors to so much more. You can beyond and hire a graphic designer to create a unique site that really fits the image you want to portray.
So you are ready to take your blog to the next level? Great, the folks over at Web Hosting Hub are there to help you out.