August 22, 2011

10+ Reasons Why you should buy a Custom Domain For Blogger


why buy  blogger domain?We all take the first step in initiating some work or business but as we move on we often make many mistakes unwillingly. Most bloggers start their blogging careers by signing up for a free blog hosting Content management system like Blogger.com but most of them don't realize the disadvantages of using a subdomain.
When you start blogging with free sub domains. All people that know you get familiar with your blog through that subdomain. As time goes on your rankings increase and you attract a handsome traffic then you realize that you are not receiving sponsorship and neither are you earning. But when you finally decide to purchase a custom domain you get confused with several questions in mind. You start thinking whether or not you will loose your rankings, PageRank , Alexa etc. So to answer all these questions carefully read the following reasons that tell you why should you buy a custom domain as soon as possible.

1. Reputation in Blogosphere

Blogs with .com domain are naturally respected more than blogs with sub domains such as .Blogspot.com. Link exchange with niche blogs or expanding your blogging circle is only possible when you join the .com club
Its feels really great when you share your Blog URL with your friends and family as opposed to the embarrassing lengthy BlogSpot domain :p

2. Most Advertising services do not accept subdomains

Services like buysellads do not accept subdomains which means that you are loosing 50% of revenue potential.

3. Fans & Subscribers Increase with Custom domains

People will follow you only when they know you offer something they don't have. But when they realize that you using a .blogspot.com domain, they will take a not-so-good impression of your content and would not bother following someone who is himself a free Resource user. Most people take .com or .org domains as commercial websites ran by teams or group of people and often subscribe them and follow them via Twitter, Facebook or Google friend connect. The reason is simple your domain is enough evidence that you are taking your work serious by spending some money on the service that you use and you are not just another free monger.

4. People Will Share and Bookmark Your blog posts

After giving a first good impression, people then happily share your post with friends and family. They will confidently bookmark it and visit it often to gain more knowledge because they know the work comes from an authority. This is one reason why subdomains do not play well on social networks whilst blogs with custom domains get fair amount of traffic from networks such as Stumbleupon, Digg, Facebook and Twitter.

5. PageRank increase slowly With Subdomains

Using a blogspot domain means that the chances of getting more backlinks is minimum for you. I personally don't link subdomains because often these blogs are created on temporary basis and once they are deleted the link on our blog becomes a dead/broken link which can effect our blog ranking. Therefore web owners prefer not to link them and even if they link such blogs, you will always find a nofollow tag attached to it.

6. You just need to buy a domain and not the Hosting

When you purchase a domain for your blogger blog, you then don't need to do anything else. Just sit back and relax. Fortunately Blogger hosts all your blog posts for free at its server contrary to what Wordpress does. That's one of the biggest reasons why people like me prefer blogger over Wordpress.

7. Rankings will Speedup

As more and more people notice your blog and bookmark and share it, your ranking on SERPs which is search engine results page will increase. the more Diggs, Stumbles and Likes you receive the better you go higher but all these social favour is possible only when you own your branded domain and not a free one which discourages readership and content sharing.

8. PageRank will stabilize On next PR update

Most people having PageRank greater than 2 often don't go for domain change because they fear that they will loose their PageRank. No doubt its true but you loose it only at temporary basis. Once Google robots locate all your redirected links, your rankings will be granted back to you on next PageRank update. My PR dropped to zero from 2 when I changed my domain but just after three months on next PR update cycle I got back the rank I owned.

9. You can Grow your business

Once your blog attracts traffic and readership, you can then offer guest posting, product reviews, sale banners, and earn day and night. Sponsors will advertise at platforms where they find quality traffic. Subdomain holders are always underestimated even if they have a plausible traffic strength.

10. It Costs Less Than $10 To Buy a domain!

UPDATE: Now you can buy a domain as low as $7.5 from Godaddy!  Read this post -> Blogger Domain Settings Simplified.

We spend so much on our stomach buy fast food stuff, spending around $50-$100 weekly. Can't we spare just $7-8 per year for an online business? I would not exaggerate this point any further.

What are you thinking now?

I have explained as much as I could with my limited scope of knowledge trying to prove the advantages of buying a custom domain as soon as possible. I wish that you may start a happy business online and may become a valuable input to the online media. You just need some hard work at initial stage and then work online will be no less than a fun. Happy blogging buddies. :))
You must be thinking how to buy a domain? This question will be answered on my next post. Kindly stay tuned.




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  1. thats good , and the most beautuful thing is that u dont need any hosting !!

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  2. Thanks and very informative post!!
    I was too using sub domain, but now moved to domain.. feels good!!


    Regards!
    Raj @ www.wiseguru.co.in

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  3. Mohammad Bro.
    Actually i'm a class IXth student . I own a blog at www.hackingmyworld.blogspot.com
    I am almost as regular blog updater as u.......but now i wanna move to .com domain ! but my parents do no own a credit card ! can u provide me a solution how can i register my blog on .com domain?

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  4. Muhammad Mustafa Ahmedzai your blog is fantastic. I want to ask you that how much space and bandwidth will Google give to .com custom domain buyers???.
    Plz Help Me

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  5. When I was decided to blog, (since I'd tried blogging last year, but was not looking into something further, so it wasn't blogging at all!) I told myself that this year I would be a successful blogger like everyone else around! So to be more like successful, I should have my own blog domain that is not an extension to other domain! I used webs then blogspot, and I was not contented, I feel like playing or something that is not serious! So I bought my domain name! I study about it, then I made it! My domain was hosted in godaddy, it is a nice domain hosting! I never regret for paying $10! It is for a whole year long remember!

    (As I don't have my credit card, I asked my officemate to use his.)

    Catch me on www.SimplifiedBlogging.com

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  6. @Hasan
    Thank you brother. Means a lot. :>

    The bandwidth and space remains the same which means unlimited!

    @Prime
    I visited your blog and found it great. What I liked most about you is to link back the original content authors. Not everyone does it because they enjoy taking all the credits to themselves. I must congratulate you for your honesty and purity in work. Thank you. :)

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  7. you know what, i am a blogger die hard fan..

    Most i like is the classic blogger template. It easy to use..

    But i hope in the further, "blogger" will add some function of php, Custom Font Host. And more..

    Maybe blogger user will rise up more than wordpress :)

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  8. Hey! Muhammad Mustafa Ahmedzai can I transfer my blogging platform (example: Blogger To WordPress) after purchasing Custom Domain ???.

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  9. For a long time, I am having the same doubt but now only I have got it. Really great job. Thanks for sharing... Buy domain name

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  10. Please tell me, i read many articles about transferring to a custom domain. In my blog there are 260+ posts but i am not getting high hits. All posts are unique and rich keyword content. but i am not getting any traffic through Google search, but getting from the Google images search. Is custom domains responsible for the getting a high traffic hits..? one thing more please tell me, if i change to custom domain, will there be any effect on the my images and the posts...??

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  11. i think it is easier to buy a domain from blogger. Its so much things to be worry about if i buy from a local provider for my blog SP LIBRARY. isn't it?

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  12. Thanks and very informative post!!
    I have used sub domain till yesterday, but now moved to custom domain.. feels good!!

    www.cineringtones.com

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  13. soon i will brought a domain name for my blog
    http://softechnogeek.blogspot.com/

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  14. I recently bought a custom domain for my blogger blog and the redirection is also happening, but I am wondering what kind of redirection does Google use, is it 301 redirect?

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  15. Sir My account has been disable .if i buy the domain what will be the way to earn money . answer me i am waiting

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  16. @Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai
    Hi Mohammad I have one question, If I purchase a domain for my blogspot hosted blog withh it affect my daily traffic. Because I currently have good number of traffic.

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  17. Thanks Mohammod! Its very important post ever. As a blogger I know how much valuable is a custom domain name. I also wrote a post about it. See my post on here.

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  18. @Mahe

    Hello Mahe, This is Saimoom. Your question about your traffic. Don't worry about your traffic, because all your exist traffic automatically redirect to your new custom domain.
    For more info Visit Here and see 11 number topic.

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  19. Could I please get your help? I read your helpful tutorial about the new SEO tools for blogger, but one thing you didn't cover was a 301 redirect. I am hoping to make it so that Google Webmaster sees only one domain. For example, I was to redirect mommywithselectivememory.blogspot.com to www.mommywithselectivememory.blogspot.com. If you could please get back to me that would be great!! You can reach me at mommywithselectivememory at gmail dot com.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.
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  22. Hello Mohammad....thanx for the wonderful article. As per your advice , i went ahead & bought a custom domain -http://www.makeupreviewshall.com/
    But now I am having a problem that when i try to edit my feedburner original feed address to change my domain , i get the following error
    The URL does not appear to reference a valid XML file. We encountered the following problem: Error on line 41: The reference to entity “zx” must end with the ‘;’ delimiter.

    Pls help me in fixing this issue , im not a technical person , so pls use simple language. I would be greatly gretaly thanful thankful to u

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  23. Completely agree with you for the 6th point. I switched back to blogger after knowing the cost of Wordpress hosting

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  24. I am using a free domain service of .cc.cc will it give a negetive impact over my blogs seo ?SP Blogging Library

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  25. hello Mohammad...I have switched to custom domain 7-8days back.My domain had started redirecting but I am facing some problems...like my posts are not getting indexed even after days, though before on blogspot , they use to index in minutes.Also sometimes , only my blog name-home page appears( when i search for my post title-i.e post titles are also not showing.
    one last thing , iadded my sitemaps again to WMT , atom & rss both , but atom worked well , but there is some warning showing on rss like too many tags( parent tag & feed flare.)

    I would be greatly thankfull if u help me in solving any of the above problems & would love to follow u.

    here is my blog

    http://www.makeupreviewshall.com/

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  26. In Present My Blog has 0PR ButI Get Approx 15000 Daily Vsits from Google.If I Change My Domain Will I Loose My Traffic...?
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  27. these are all really good reasons to do it ^_^

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  28. I bought custom domain http://www.makeupreviewshall.com on your advice but my posts are not indexed till 4-5 days, though previously it took only 10 min.Is it normal
    My recent post
    http://www.makeupreviewshall.com/2012/07/vedic-line-cucumber-skin-tonic-with.html

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  29. I bought custom domain http://www.makeupreviewshall.com on your advice but my posts are not indexed till 4-5 days, though previously it took only 10 min.Is it normal
    My recent post
    http://www.makeupreviewshall.com/2012/07/vedic-line-cucumber-skin-tonic-with.html

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  30. After Reading your posts It became easy to setup my blog :)

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  31. /Hi, I am just new to this blogging thing and definitely a non-techie person. I hope you won't mind me asking. I do blogspot. If I get a domain, will my blog remain the same (i.e., layout, posts, etc)and only the url will change?I am hoping you can answer me. See, I just started like over two weeks ago and I would like my blog to stay and look just the same, only the url change.

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  32. Dear Mustafa vai,
    I am really very delighted to read this most important article. I think ASAP I'll buy a custom domain for my blog site which is child labor related. Because I am a social worker of Bangladesh. But I need your help to increase my site's traffic! Please help me for your own experience. Thanks a lot!

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  33. I really appreciate you, your post is very informative , and if you want to increase you traffic, Post free ads here or to sell or buy products visit at Buy & Sell Products

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  34. Great..great...great Article. I changed my pschunt.blogspot.in as http://www.pschunt.com, but I din't get the Traffic...what I will do?

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  35. Mohammad your my idol! I just love the way u blog!!
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  37. And if you want to transfer your blog to wordpress, Custom domain is useful ! Great post as always!

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  38. Just bought a domain for my Blogger. Lost Pagerank 3 back to 0, but I think it's worth it in the long run. Had to be done. I agree with what you've said here.

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  39. Sir,
    I purchase domain www.indiarocks.co.in , it got removed by blogger team due to dmca copyright. Now,the domain is available for purchase.but when i try to enter www.indiarocks.co.in in blogger settings it shows Another blog or google site using this adress!
    it is showing error from 5 months. How to resolve it,pls help!

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  41. I really enjoyed reading the article.

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  42. Thanks Mohammad, I decide to purchase custom domain after read this post.
    Maybe, we are in different niche. I run in matematika blog but i really like MBT, especially to learn about SEO.

    Thanks

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  43. This is a pleasant blog about considering own domain while using free domain name because this will help to bring website rank better.

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  44. if i have bought domain then hosting will be done by blogger? i mean we have to log in from blogger?
    and i have also heard that google blocks blogspot after some time, pls tell me that after buying a domain there is chance of deleting of blogspot sites?

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  45. Wonderful blog post. That is what I was searching for. I really like your blog and I appericiate your efforts. Your article is very helpful for me and many others to work out. I will definitely come back on your site for more stuff. Good Luck for the future posts.
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  46. Pavan @(pavanh)
    Hi Mohammad ,

    I started my blogging with subdomain and now i moved to custom domain
    i just wanted to ask you on moving from subdomain to custom , whatever backlinks which were achieved from subdomain will it be lost or redirected to custom domain

    Waiting for your reply
    Thank you

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    1. Hi Pavan
      Well changing to a custom domain through blogger retains all your backlinks i.e. even when your blog url is different your previous backlinks will be retained.. However the Rank may fall down eventually and might get built up in the next update as the author said...

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    2. Pavan @(Pavanh)

      Hi saurabh thank you for your response

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  47. A Tight Hug to u Blogger for simplifing ! :)

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  48. IF I BUY CUSTOM DOMAIN...
    AND THEN I POST PIRTED SOFTWARES...

    AFTER THAT GOOGLE WILL DELETE MY SITE OR NOT ???

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  49. I recently bought .org domain name from godaddy. Really helpful thoughts.

    My newly hosted .org domain - www.mybloggerjournal.org

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  50. Thanks for the post Mohammad...
    I would like to ask a doubt about your comment policy.. As it states "Chessy Comments and Comments with Links will be deleted immediately upon our review."
    But I can see more than 10-20 links are there in comments under almost every post (you can say link farm to it :D).. what is the reason ?? has your policy is changed ?

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  51. Can blogger delete my blog if I register a domain name from godaday and hosted it on blogger and someone reported it?

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  52. hi
    i am just change my custom Damian on blogger but my blog traffic goes down.

    what can i do ?

    my blog is www.skyneel.com

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  54. Thanks for your information. I was before very confused how to buy a customer domain name for my blog. After i read your article i got good idea i followed your steps finally i have registered my domain name from this site 9cubehosting.com

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