Should I buy a domain name or stick with blogger?

United States
August 14, 2011 11:57pm CST
I've had a blogger blog for a little while know and it seems like I would get more traffic if I bought a domain name. Im only getting 20+ views a day right now and I think i could do better! So what do you think? If you do think I should buy a domain name where should I buy it and what web host should I use. Thank you
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5 responses
@seobuzz (1120)
• India
15 Aug 11
It is always a better idea to get a custom domain with blogger as you only have pay for domain registration. Hosting will be provided by blogger absolutely free. It will cost just $10 per year. And if you buy domain from Godaddy or namecheap it will cost you less that $10. And most importantly it will boost your earning and traffic.
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• United States
15 Aug 11
Yepp on godaddy I got deal on it for .com domain for 7.99!
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 11
I guess, to increase visitors, it has nothing to do with either free blog or paid/your own blog. It is all about contents :). But I have to say it is a great pleasure to have your own website :)) Anyway, about web host that you should use - you can point your own registered domain name to your blogger blog. So no need to buy another web hosting and no need to delete your "old blog" To do so, on the Blogger Dashboard, Go to Setting Publishing Custom Domain, and then follow the instructions :) Best wishes for your blog :)
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• United States
15 Aug 11
Wow I didnt even realize that! You just saved money on a web host I was going to buy a host from godaddy in a few days! Thank you!
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
15 Aug 11
i am almost in the same situation as yours. i would like to accelerate my income and get that payout soon. however, i was advised to develop and build more on my contents. i was told to focus on writing more articles so that i would have more views than what i am getting now. so far, i am happy with my current situation now. i am building on my contents, and soon will reach payout. after that, my payout will be used to buy a domain name if i have enough search hits.
@hafiz008 (450)
• India
15 Aug 11
I think it better to stick upon blog.I heard that If we are using blog there is chance for search engine to crawl to your website.The main strength of blog or sites lies in the quality content. If you have quality content then you will receive more visitors. If you have sufficient funds in your hand you can buy a domain name.Both domain name and quality content will boost your earning. It does not mean blogging doesnt earn but you will earn a little more than a blog.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
15 Aug 11
If you have enough traffic, you may opt for a personal domain name, otherwise it is better to stick to blogger as it is free of cost. So I think it is not wise to go for an unnecessary expenditure when you can avail yourself of a free service.