Best free blog/website platform

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which would be the best to use?

would you agree these are good?

wordpress (free)
tumblr

?

anything else?
#blog or website #free #platform
  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Well, are you sure you don't know the answer to this? I stumbled upon one of your threads and you were asking 'how to make money,' not to mention you've been a Warrior since 2008.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by BarberShop View Post

    Best free blog/website platform
    Good ones: Wordpress(.org) blogs hosted at Byethost, 000Webhost, Freehostia (all free).

    Reasonable ones: blogs made at Weebly, Wix, Yola (not Wordpress).

    To be avoided
    (because you can never own your own site there, and they're not safe and have severe and ever-changing TOS problems): Blogspot, wordpress.com, Tumblr, Squidoo, HubPages.
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    • Profile picture of the author jackrice
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Good ones: Wordpress(.org) blogs hosted at Byethost, 000Webhost, Freehostia (all free).

      Reasonable ones: blogs made at Weebly, Wix, Yola (not Wordpress).

      To be avoided
      (because you can never own your own site there, and they're not safe and have severe and ever-changing TOS problems): Blogspot, wordpress.com, Tumblr, Squidoo, HubPages.
      I WILL GIVE IT A TRY
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  • Profile picture of the author BarberShop
    I've been away from the Internet Marketing world. Surely, things have changed in this past paced industry since I left.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bombora
    I personally like wordpress a lot. It is the best mix of simplicity while still having a lot of options like tons of free great themes looking like anything from a storefront to a standard blog and a TON of great plugins for all kinds of things out there, again also free.

    So ya, I use WP on about 95% of my websites even if its just a static sales page with a TOS, contact info, privacy policy and FAQ. WordPress is my friend
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  • Profile picture of the author MilkerFocus
    WordPress is good for me. But I personally think if you have good content, people will stay.

    Marcus+
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  • Profile picture of the author FlowingEvents
    Blogger is Best. Sites like dublittleman on Blogger.
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  • Profile picture of the author FantaMan
    In my career Ive always recommended wordpress time and time again!
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelplies
    WP for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author lastdual
    Wordpress and Blogger. Either one works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
    Blogger for free hobby blogs that you might like to monetize. Stay away from wordpress.com since there's no room for monetization. You can make a killing off Blogger.
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  • Profile picture of the author bamstk090
    there are so many good platform like blogspot, wordpress.com, tumblr, etc
    i prefer blogspot for articles type and tumblr for images type
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  • Profile picture of the author senkcity
    Like everyone else, Wordpress is the most user friendly. remember, focus on providing value!
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    Always provide value. Passion > Money

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  • Profile picture of the author jgetsmoneyy
    I love blogger almost too much. I got my start on blogger and am so comfortable with the platform, am able to post many posts in a quick period of time because of how easy, userfriendly and because how comfortable I am with it it has made me hesitant to look at wordpress self hosted blog hwich is what I really should be doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    If you are considering a long term website project with monetization that you will continuously improve and grow, then it is better not to use a third party platform. It is better to pay a small amount for hosting than be sorry when that platform decides to delete your website/blog one day, which will be a total waste of your time and effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    WordPress is the most highly recommended.

    I have a question, does anyone use optimize press theme for their blog?
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    • Profile picture of the author jakejoh10
      I have a question (sorry, not trying to hijack the thread).

      How much harder is it to get sites to rank if they are hosted on a free platform such as those mentioned above?

      For example, if you create a free domain name at and use free hosting at 000webhost.com, you are required to have "sitename".webuda.com.

      How does that "webuda.com" tag after the site name affect search engine ranking?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by jakejoh10 View Post

        How much harder is it to get sites to rank if they are hosted on a free platform such as those mentioned above?
        No harder, for Google, anyway. With the exception of geotargeted domain-names and Google searches from specific countries, where a site is hosted isn't going to affect rankings significantly.

        Originally Posted by jakejoh10 View Post

        For example, if you create a free domain name at and use free hosting at 000webhost.com, you are required to have "sitename".webuda.com.
        Or, for $2.99 you can buy (for example) a .info domain name and use it for your site hosted at 000WebHost in exactly the same way as you would for a site hosted at Hostgator.

        The question you're asking relates not to "where it's hosted" but to its being a subdomain rather than a domain, doesn't it?
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        • Profile picture of the author jakejoh10
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          The question you're asking relates not to "where it's hosted" but to its being a subdomain rather than a domain, doesn't it?
          Yes, exactly. I just wanted to know if the site using a subdomain would be harder to rank on Google than if I had bought a domain name.
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  • Profile picture of the author nickjenkins
    WordPress and Blogger is the most highly recommended.
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