Free Blogspot Question?

by PaulSolid Banned
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I have been thinking about this, though i have some hot niches blogger "blogspot.com" sites which are generating some few dollars through clickbank affiliate & google adsense.

I notice a lot of people here are talking more about wordpress paid blog than the free blog site.

My question is are the free blogs going out of town now or do people still use them online? Thanks for your contrubution.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    WordPress the script is also free. The hosting/domain is not free

    People use and will continue to use free blogs... the issue is you don't have control over it. The owner of the site can delete/remove your blog if they don't like it.
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    • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      WordPress the script is also free. The hosting/domain is not free

      People use and will continue to use free blogs... the issue is you don't have control over it. The owner of the site can delete/remove your blog if they don't like it.
      Horvath, Thank you for responsiding. i personally use blogger free blog site. I agree your blog url will includes their domain name [blogspot.com] But they doesnt place any unwanted ads on your blog.

      Deleting/ removing of your blog will only occur when you violent their rules.
      I have some free hosting Affliate & adsense blogs that have lasted upto 4 years now.

      Wordpress Paid blog involves:
      * Buying a domain name
      * Buying A hosting
      * Wordpress installation
      * Buying of Themes, Header etc

      While This free blogs host like blogger are all for free
      and will also produce the same result, I guess.

      So Can't people with No or little use it instead of going for paid blog?
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      • Profile picture of the author Frugal Jen
        Originally Posted by peepee View Post


        Deleting/ removing of your blog will only occur when you violent their rules.
        I have some free hosting Affliate & adsense blogs that have lasted upto 4 years now.
        Blogger (google) recently went on a spree of removing "deal" blogs that are in my niche. One friend of mine would gets around 20000 uniques a day, has been featured on national talks shows and has a Facebook following of around 70,000 had her blog deleted for spam.

        And I had the Closeout Kid deleted- I tried to reinstate it and they "confirmed" it was spam. Now this was a completely legit blog that included giveaways, book reviews, original articles, current deals and real freebies.

        But Google took it away, because they felt like it.

        All my friends and I are switched over to Wordpress now- it's a bummer to pay for it, but in the end it is a cheap investment into your business.

        I think the only thing I would ever use Blogger for was if I were to set up a site and see if I could get any traffic to the custom domain- since I could host for free in the testing phase. If it looked like traffic were to start coming in I would switch over to WP right away.

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        • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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          Originally Posted by Frugal Jen View Post

          Blogger (google) recently went on a spree of removing "deal" blogs that are in my niche. One friend of mine would gets around 20000 uniques a day, has been featured on national talks shows and has a Facebook following of around 70,000 had her blog deleted for spam.

          And I had the Closeout Kid deleted- I tried to reinstate it and they "confirmed" it was spam. Now this was a completely legit blog that included giveaways, book reviews, original articles, current deals and real freebies.

          But Google took it away, because they felt like it.

          All my friends and I are switched over to Wordpress now- it's a bummer to pay for it, but in the end it is a cheap investment into your business.

          I think the only thing I would ever use Blogger for was if I were to set up a site and see if I could get any traffic to the custom domain- since I could host for free in the testing phase. If it looked like traffic were to start coming in I would switch over to WP right away. jen

          @Frugal Jen..This a Sad Experience, Sorry.
          May be i'm lucky or what? i still have all mine running.

          And I Also like that of your reason at the end.
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          • Profile picture of the author Frugal Jen
            Oh, it's ok- but we did lose some momentum of the site- we were down for around 3 weeks since it is not my primary site and I had to plow through the learning curve of wordpress. But it did make the transition much easier when I moved Frugal, Freebies and Deals (that blogspot address did not get shut down and still exists forwarding to my new wp site).

            I think if your site is just making a very tiny income it is not much of a risk to keep on blogger- because if you lose it it's not much of a loss.

            But if you are making any amount of income or potential income at the least make sure you are on a custom domain- so if they delete you can transfer it or just make the wp switch so the stress of possibly losing it is not there.

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            • Profile picture of the author SledgeHammer
              Does Google delete any blogs if I promote any affiliate links through Blogger ?

              I couldn't find any on Blogger: Terms of Service
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              • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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                Originally Posted by SledgeHammer View Post

                Does Google delete any blogs if I promote any affiliate links through Blogger ?
                I couldn't find any on Blogger: Terms of Service
                They don't stop you from promoting your affiliate link through your blog site in as much as you are not promoting some illegal affiliate stuffs like porns etc.

                You can add your affiliate link on your post or add the banners beside your blog

                I have build blogs that i includes both affiliate link and google adsense in same blog. They have new feature now that allows you to promote Amazon affiliate products using your free blog.

                This My affiliate blog site i created using blogger.
                How To Stop Premature Ejaculation Naturally

                And This One below includes Google Adsense and Clickbank Affiliate.
                How to Stop And Cure Snoring Exercises, Naturally, Treatment and Free Advice

                Blogger has improve right now adding more features that make your free blog look profession and make money for you too.

                *You can add more pages now on your blog.

                *Use a different unique themes to template and layout that will make your free site look attractive.

                Like Frugal Jen said you can start with it as a newbie or use it to text a market before switching over to Wordpress Paid Blog.
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                • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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                  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Marshall
                    I recently read a story about a friend of mine who had a free blog on a web 2.0 site that was making thousands of dollars a month. His competitors didn't like all the traffic he was getting, so they flagged the page and it was taken down without any real explanation. This is why most of your income should be coming from your own sites.

                    I would still use sites like blogger, but don't make it the foundation of your business. These sites can and will shut you down if they want. Even newbies should build their own sites right away. Your money site is the foundation of a niche, and you don't want to build it on sand!
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                    • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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                      Originally Posted by kevinmarshall80 View Post

                      I recently read a story about a friend of mine who had a free blog on a web 2.0 site that was making thousands of dollars a month. His competitors didn't like all the traffic he was getting, so they flagged the page and it was taken down without any real explanation. This is why most of your income should be coming from your own sites.

                      I would still use sites like blogger, but don't make it the foundation of your business. These sites can and will shut you down if they want. Even newbies should build their own sites right away. Your money site is the foundation of a niche, and you don't want to build it on sand!
                      I Agree with you also.
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                  • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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                    Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

                    Peepee, they have deleted MANY Warriors' blogs for doing exactly that.

                    With respect, you might want to have a look around the forum, perhaps using the "search" function, before assuming that your own limited experience with them is necessarily representative of a position which others should be relying on for their businesses' websites! :rolleyes:
                    Alexa, i respect your veiw and others. No doubt about it Paid blogs [WP] are better than free blogs [Blogger] But in the way testing a niche or for new starters who dont have a lot to spend starting online. The can use this free blog to start instead of procrastinating.

                    i'm sharing talking from my own personal experience, i used those blogs to start my online business. my first clickbank affiliate sale was made through my free blogger. And have made some few adsense cash from it too.

                    I have Now upgrade to wordpress [paid blogs] now and run some few of them too. Both of the free & paid are working for me.

                    I don't mind if google delete them one day, sale the blogger.com site off or even change their terms and condition. i'm no longer relying on them even though i started from them.

                    That's my own view and i respect yours too.
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  • Profile picture of the author harro1
    I had 40-50 blogger blogs 2 months ago which were generating some affiliate commissions, now i have got hostgator hosting and real domains and i can already see the difference, i am getting much more subscribers then before. People get more attracted towards GetAbsFast.com rather then GetFastAbs.blogspot.com(just an example)
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    • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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      Originally Posted by harro1 View Post

      I had 40-50 blogger blogs 2 months ago which were generating some affiliate commissions, now i have got hostgator hosting and real domains and i can already see the difference, i am getting much more subscribers then before. People get more attracted towards GetAbsFast.com rather then GetFastAbs.blogspot.com(just an example)
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  • Profile picture of the author brendan301
    i prefer using my own hosted blogs on my domains. i'm a control freak. plus i'm beginning to hate blogger's interface.

    however i will use free blogs for backlinks to my money sites and affiliate promotions. i'm setting up a linkwheel for a new product I've got coming out this week.
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    • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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      however i will use free blogs for backlinks to my money sites and affiliate promotions. i'm setting up a linkwheel for a new product I've got coming out this week.[/QUOTE]

      Here is one of my affiliate free blog site i created from blogger:

      How To Stop Premature Ejaculation Naturally
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    Don't forget that you can go down the wordpress route for free. If you get free hosting at byethost and use one of their domains you get rid of the only expenses.

    Its not ideal but equal, then, in cost to blogger with the important difference that you have control.

    As you grow, you can switch all to their paid hosting which is about $3 a month and also get your own domain names (you get one free with a yearly account). Very good value.

    There are thousands of good themes out there for free and I think, to date, I have only ever paid for one plug in.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Originally Posted by peepee View Post

    I have been thinking about this, though i have some hot niches blogger "blogspot.com" sites which are generating some few dollars through clickbank affiliate & google adsense.

    I notice a lot of people here are talking more about wordpress paid blog than the free blog site.

    My question is are the free blogs going out of town now or do people still use them online? Thanks for your contrubution.
    People still use free blogs, but free blogs are rife with spam...

    The problem in my book is letting a third-party control your revenue...

    I used to have several blogs on blogspot that were serving me well... But Blogger (owned by Google) in its infinite wisdom decided my blogs were spam blogs... Blogger turned them off... Then I went thru the manual process to have them turned back on... One week later, they turned em off again... Rinse and repeat... After walking thru the human verification process five times to get my blogs turned back on, I gave up and let them go when Blogger turned me off the sixth time...

    Many of them had excellent search rankings, good traffic, and real revenue... But it quickly became clear that they were not turning me off because they did not think I was caring for them... They turned me off six times in 3 months...
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    • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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      Istvan Horvath
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      brendan301
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      Alexa Smith
      Frugal Jen
      SledgeHammer
      Paleochora
      kevinmarshall80
      tpw

      Thanks For ALL your contributions.

      More Other views & contribution are welcome too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Teez
    You know the problem with Wordpress was I thought it was always sooo techy and Im a simple creative type so I liked blogger and started with them and now that they introduced their custom domain function I was planning on converting my 1st successful blog to a .com but was scared it would loose all its inbound links and id have to start all over again with it so I left it and started building another site.

    But after reading this it appears I should start prepping for the transition to wordpress just in case, but its just that WP looks soooo techy with its control panel and stuff.

    Then again I've also thought up a kind of ''Back up Plan'' for my next blogger blog while I learn wp slowly.

    1st of all custom domain the blog
    2nd of all copy and paste in notepad the template to back it up
    3rd copy and paste the html for each post and page in notepad aswell to back it up.

    So with these safeguards say you have a five page niche site you can easily get back up and running if anything goes wrong with blogger i.e you can easily reinstall that same blog under the custom domain or

    Point the custom domain name to a created wordpress blog if you're really annoyed and just copy and paste the html codes into the pages and posts or you can copy and paste the text itself into the new wp pages and posts

    Obviously I'd prefer html copy and pasting cos you get to keep links and images that way.

    But from now on it seems I should be custom domaining my blogs from the start instead of building it to the 1st page of google as a .blogspot.com and then realising its better to have had it in the .com crew before it got that successful.

    Ah well thats the fun of the road to success you can't be scared of rejections cos they are all a bunch of IMing life lessons.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Point the custom domain name to a created wordpress blog if you're really annoyed and just copy and paste the html codes into the pages and posts
    Don't put too much hope into that solution... copying html into the WP posts will create a royal mess
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    • Profile picture of the author Teez
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      Don't put too much hope into that solution... copying html into the WP posts will create a royal mess

      Ahhhh I see thanks for that didnt know that.

      Well is another option exporting blogger blog to your hard drive and then importing it into wordpress?
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by Teez View Post

        Well is another option exporting blogger blog to your hard drive and then importing it into wordpress?
        I don't know about exporting... but I know about importing from inside of a WP admin panel > Tools > Import: (select) Blogger.
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        • Profile picture of the author Teez
          Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

          I don't know about exporting... but I know about importing from inside of a WP admin panel > Tools > Import: (select) Blogger.
          Sweet guess I should start learning how to use wordpress then geeez just when i thought i had it all covered now ive got to learn a new platform.

          Ah well its all part of the Road to Perfection.
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  • Profile picture of the author itcoll
    didn't you hear that blogger team has been killing many of the made-for-adsense sites?
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