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(Entry was posted by Comical Folly on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Saturday, December 6, 2014).

Is it worth buying a domain name for blogger?

Hi, can blogger crash with high traffic and can it get hacked? People say buy hosting and use Wordpress because of those reasons and you get better seo? I prefer the free option using blogger though. Is it worth buying a domain name for blogger what are the benefits? Thanks :)  ?

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  • Comical Folly: Hi, can blogger crash with high traffic and can it get hacked? People say buy hosting and use Wordpress because of those reasons and you get better seo? I prefer the free option using blogger though. Is it worth buying a domain name for blogger what are the benefits? Thanks :)  ;
  • Mursel Kukic: They are full of shit. Any site can crash or be hacked.
    Blogger is one of the better platforms, so is WP.

    Buying your on hosting may help you rank better, but I bet a paid host would have more downtime than blogger.

    If you work hard enough you can get lots of traffic on blogger, but it wouldn't be by relying on search traffic
  • Comical Folly: Thanks for the reply :) If I buy a domain name from godaddy, will it just improve the url visually? What else does it help?
  • Mursel Kukic: What are you trying to accomplish with the site first
  • Comical Folly: I share funny content. I see a few other sites doing it, thought I'd give it a go. I want to try to earn from the site, I know it will take a while, I may never get there but I also enjoy doing it. So keeping it as a hobby and learning I can't lose :D
  • Ligatures.Net: Blogger can deal with heavy traffic. If you have some concerns about performance, you can always move your site behind CloudFlare, it is free, but I believe you would need your own URL (so here is a benefit).
  • Lori Eldridge: Buying a domain involves purchasing hosting. If you are just wanting to use the site as a hobby then you might want to stick with the free version of WP. Also you can't "share" funny content on a website due to copyright issues and also a Panda penalty for duplicate content, even if you have permission from the owner. However, sharing is accepted ; on Youtube, Facebook or similar sites. Best to write your own content when you own the website.
  • Comical Folly: I use blogger and it allows me to share videos and images. I write my own variations of articles too. Why do I see so many sites doing the same?
  • Comical Folly: Thanks for the replies also :)
  • Julio Marquez: if you are going to publish new fresh content on blogger , it will rank good as far a blogger is supported by google, but in case you will just publish duplicated content you will be risk to lose every thing because Google have a full control to suspend  ;your blog.Good optimized wordpress theme too is good to start and Google loves it,however there are many supporting plugins that can help you manage your blog, i wish this can help. ;

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