Best Blogging Platform

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Hey there, If anyone can help with this it would be appreciated.

I have been using the Empower Network Blogging Platform for my graphic design business. I also help others to promote their goods or services on the EN platform. I am not an affiliate, just joined the blog as it was highly ranked.

Is it still highly ranked? Is it a good blogging platform?

What is the best blogging platform for promoting your business?

Thanks
Alli
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
    As far as I am concerned, there is only one contender and that is wordpress ..self hosted of course.

    No one can take it away from me and i can post whatever I want.
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    • Profile picture of the author WizKid10
      Originally Posted by Graham Maddison View Post

      As far as I am concerned, there is only one contender and that is wordpress ..self hosted of course.

      No one can take it away from me and i can post whatever I want.
      I totally agree. WP is great for customization of course and ....plugins (the bread and butter)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mollywhite
    Hey, I think the best platform for blogging is WordPress, too.
    It is simple to learn how to use, and you can choose a nice Free blogging WordPress Theme for your site.
    There are also lots of free plugins you can use to make your website better.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Wordpress is by far the best blogging platform and it's great for newbies.
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  • Profile picture of the author veekay31
    Having a self hosted wordpress blog on a domain you own is the best way to go. If you want some domain authority right from the start, you can buy a domain with page rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Wordpress, on your own domain, with a custom theme or header is the only way to go IMHO.
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  • Profile picture of the author drr
    imho the guys n gals who make real money tend to use Wordpress, self hosted.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Clean sweep here... WP wins this debate.
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    When you use the online services, you run the risk of losing all of your content. Whether it's Empower, WordPress.com, Blogger, or any one of the other online services, they are in full control of your work. If they decide to remove your blog, you lose all of your search engine listings.

    Your best bet is to install WordPress on a website owned by you. Then, you are in full control.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I thought Empower Network was built on WordPress? Has that changed?
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    wordpress is the way forward :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Stefan Shields
    I agree with the majority here.

    Wordpress stomps all competition in nearly all fields.
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  • Profile picture of the author moazzemeee05
    if you want to use free and best blogging platform, i suggest you to use blogger.It gives you a lot of facilities like SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    but I would always suggest owning what you build :-)

    That way it cannot be taken away
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  • Profile picture of the author petkanov
    I agree that self hosted wordpress is the way to go. In the past I used xsitepro, but after learning how to use wordpress, I think is the easiest, and most flexible platform. Just make sure you choose your hosting provider wisely.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevin timothy
      Originally Posted by petkanov View Post

      Just make sure you choose your hosting provider wisely.
      Few truer words have been spoken. I LOVE Wordpress
      but the hosting provider that provided it had plenty
      of downtime. So, it's more too it than just having
      a Wordpress-type blog. The host matters too!

      Downtime sucks!
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      • Profile picture of the author webtolight
        Hi allisylvestre,

        This all depends by what you prefer and what works for you.

        I am very biased towards WordPress since I currently use it and it is the only one I have tried so far.

        From what I heard, WordPress is the most popular option among bloggers, webmasters, developers, designers, and so forth.

        Before you choose WordPress if you may, I would check out some other ones such as Joomla and others.

        I really like WordPress because of its many plugins, custom themes, and very developer friendly.

        I would choose a blogging platform, whatever it may be, and move forward and choose a hosting company.

        Hope that helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author TheMarketingLord
    If you want a free blog, I'd say go for Blogger, it's super easy and actually not bad for a free blogging platform.

    If you don't mind paying for your own hosting+domain you should definitely go for WordPress. Also very easy but MUCH more versatile

    Cheers!

    Jan
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  • Profile picture of the author masterqif
    Choose wordpress, they have great support and plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author xnice
    Self-hosted Wordpress, and if you want to save money, you can use blogspot.com with a domain buy from GoDaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author hsinclair
    Hands down.... Wordpress. Self hosted of course.

    I gives you the flexibility and resources of plugins, themes, and widgets that give you a ton of variety. There is usually enough free (not like beer) resources that will allow you to do most of the things you'd want to accomplish.

    Even when you have to pay for something there's usually something for every budget.
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  • Profile picture of the author pickupcash
    Hey Alli & all you other Warriors!

    It's funny but I already had this topic on a list of things I wanted to write about on my blog and then today I noticed this thread. That kind of pushed me into writing the article now, rather than later.

    I certainly don't mean any offense toward any of those who responded in this thread, and you are free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I have a feeling most of you recommending Wordpress probably haven't ever seen or used the Empower Network blogging platform.

    Which, by the way, to answer Jesus Perez's question above... No, EN just recently launched a new proprietary blogging platform. I tried to cover all that in my blog post. The thing is, the new ENv2 platform was designed to cater to specific needs and while Wordpress is still the leader right now, my personal opinion is that ENv2 is already becoming a major contender and the reasons may not be that clear to everyone yet.

    I use both, by the way. I had my personal WP blog first and now I use both platforms for different purposes. Please feel free to check out my blog post here... WordPress vs Empower Network – Which Blogging Platform Is Right For You?

    I welcome any feedback in the comments section on my blog or by replying in this thread. Hope you all find my article informative and helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    Originally Posted by allisylvestre View Post

    Is it still highly ranked? Is it a good blogging platform?

    Alli
    Highly ranked by who? Who's talking about it besides those who are promoting it with their referral links?
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  • Profile picture of the author Larry Leggett
    Most of the warriors will recommend you wordpress for sure because I have observed that most of them use it as a blogging platform. I started by blogging through Blogger.com though I am not a regular blogger but I think if a newbie starts with blogger.com, he/she will be able to operate wordpress more effectively later.
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
      Originally Posted by Larry Leggett View Post

      Most of the warriors will recommend you wordpress for sure because I have observed that most of them use it as a blogging platform. I started by blogging through Blogger.com though I am not a regular blogger but I think if a newbie starts with blogger.com, he/she will be able to operate wordpress more effectively later.
      Maybe the case but there is still the underlying risk of spending months even years building something to then have it taken away....

      Danny
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      • Profile picture of the author pickupcash
        Originally Posted by Danny Cutts View Post

        Maybe the case but there is still the underlying risk of spending months even years building something to then have it taken away....

        Danny
        The only way that's going to happen with an Empower Network blog is if you're doing something illegal... or you don't pay your bill. Same thing would happen with a self-hosted Wordpress blog if you don't pay your hosting bill.

        EN is very clear about that. They love business owners and marketers. That's what they designed the blogging platform to cater to most. As long as you pay the $25 a month, which includes the hosting, multiple blogs under one account (each of which can have their own domain name), and a mobile app that allows you to blog or vlog from anywhere in the world day or night, and you don't try to do something illegal (drugs, child porn, etc.) then losing your blog is a moot point.
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        • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
          Originally Posted by pickupcash View Post

          The only way that's going to happen with an Empower Network blog is if you're doing something illegal... or you don't pay your bill.
          ... or if they close down operations.

          Originally Posted by pickupcash View Post

          Same thing would happen with a self-hosted Wordpress blog if you don't pay your hosting bill.
          But, if you have a self-hosted Wordpress blog, you can just take your backup and have it hosted elsewhere. I don't think you have the possibility of exporting a backup of your Empower Network blog and hosting it elsewhere if Empower Network closes, or if you just want out of Empower Network and want to use a different platform. But now that I think about it, since most Empower Network blogs seem to be about the Empower Network, their content wouldn't have much value if Empower Network ceased operations.

          Originally Posted by pickupcash View Post

          EN is very clear about that. They love business owners and marketers. That's what they designed the blogging platform to cater to most.
          It looks like they built their blogging platform so people could promote their blogging platform. Does anybody have an Empower Network blog that doesn't revolve around promoting the Empower Network?

          Originally Posted by pickupcash View Post

          As long as you pay the $25 a month, which includes the hosting, multiple blogs under one account (each of which can have their own domain name), and a mobile app that allows you to blog or vlog from anywhere in the world day or night, and you don't try to do something illegal (drugs, child porn, etc.) then losing your blog is a moot point.
          That's a naive way of looking at it. These Network Marketing outfits are common targets of the FTC.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgiaWatson
    Word Press is good, but difficult to set up and manage.

    Empower Network is easy to set up, and easy to use.

    Get messages, videos and photos up and to social media in seconds.
    Hands down I would go with Empower Network Blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by GeorgiaWatson View Post

      Word Press is good, but difficult to set up and manage.

      Empower Network is easy to set up, and easy to use.

      Get messages, videos and photos up and to social media in seconds.
      Wordpress is one of the easiest systems to set up. I understand though that things like DNS, FTP, and other technical matters aren't a part of everybody's skillset.

      Luckily, there are managed Wordpress providers that will install and maintain Wordpress for you. Siterubix.com is one such service.

      Also, there are plenty of addons that allow Wordpress to automatically update social networks. The sky's the limit.


      Originally Posted by GeorgiaWatson View Post

      Hands down I would go with Empower Network Blog.
      Well your blog in your signature is primarily about promoting the Empower Network, so that might be your best option.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    I saw a stat that 19% of the net runs wordpress. Impressive.
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    • Profile picture of the author vencedor08
      I have not found a better blogging platform that Level One Network. I get most of my articles ranked on 1 page of Google in 24 hrs and sometimes less. There are some powerful tools inside this company and for me they beat empower network hands down...
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Wordpress gets my vote. Don't rely on Blogger or any other site that is housing your blog content. They might start losing profits, close the website, and you're stuck and have to start all over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamThompson
    Absolutely WP self hosted, but the only downfall of WP is security so make sure you lock it down, plenty of WP security info around the forum to help you out with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author MusicMinCoach
    I agree with everyone else but I wanted to make sure you understand there's a difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org.

    Wordpress.org is yours. It's self-hosted, you own it and you can post whatever you like. With wordpress.com you get a domain name but your site isn't self-hosted they have strict rules about using your site to make money. I hadn't seen anyone mention the difference yet so I wanted to be sure I added that. I made the mistake of signing up on the .com version and finding out later you couldn't do business there. Luckily I hadn't really done anything yet so I was able to switch to wordpress.org easily.

    There are 2 or 3 hosting solutions that have a one-click kind of set-up for wordpress.org that makes it really easy to get started. It's a learning curve like anything else, but I know nothing about websites and I to all my stuff myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by MusicMinCoach View Post


      There are 2 or 3 hosting solutions that have a one-click kind of set-up for wordpress.org that makes it really easy to get started.
      Almost every host these days has that. Just look for hosts that have "Softaculous" or "Fantastico". Those are both features that give hosting customers the option of setting up Wordpress easily with one or very few clicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    Wordpress by far, why in the world would you ever use empower network?

    You can get a better blog for free just by using blogspot, gives you a free blog with a lot of pre-built juice, plus a lot more control.

    Don't listen to the empower network hype, choose wordpress or blogspot and laugh your way to the bank.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I will vote to blogger, It is very easy to use and manage. The most important thing is Its a Google Product So it is also good in term of SEO. Wordpress has lots of security issues and security plugins are almost paid. The plugins of wordpress are very resource hungry and use a lots of your CPU.
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  • I see a few people already gave you suggestions wordpress I'll add to it. The reason is you have more control and it's open source plus there are tons of plugins and themes you can leverage to your benefit. Good luck on your selection.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Originally Posted by allisylvestre View Post

    What is the best blogging platform for promoting your business?
    Alli
    Anyone who said anything other than a self hosted platform ...slap yourself upside the head.

    Stuff third-party sites for business use, any of them, period.

    Wordpress - The most serviced, very user friendly and getter better all the time.
    Just make sure you secure it properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author wayneh
    I've always used a self-hosted wordpress blog. You have more control over your content. They keep on making it better too.
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  • Profile picture of the author shazshaz
    have to agree wordpress is the most reliable affordable professional solution

    we launched a news website on wordpress and it was so slick compared to previous experience with Joomla/Drupal and others CMS
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  • Profile picture of the author RobLevin
    Easily wordpress by far
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Coon
    My 2 cents... self hosted Wordpress is my #1 choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author piizami
      I have been using blogger for a long time and i like it, but if i would start a new blog i would definitely choose wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    If your question is "what is Best Blogging Platform?"

    I definitely vote Wordpress with self hosted. No doubt!!
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by NickPinto View Post

      I'm new to the forum, so I beg your pardon if this breaches the forum etiquette.

      My name is Nick Pinto and I'm the Affiliate Manager with Purely Hosting. I wanted to weigh in to let everyone know that at Purely Hosting, we provide a Word Press install with the purchase of a hosting plan. Please feel free to PM with any questions. We also offer an affiliate program (obviously), but again, PM me and I'm happy to answer any questions. Thanks.
      Yes. It does.

      It breaches the etiquette of just about any forum. ;-)

      Hopefully, I can save you some pain and headache from your accounts here, or on other forums, being deactivated or disabled.

      I've seen people with 10K+ posts here not deliberately post their business, at least as a main text response to a forum thread.
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    Originally Posted by allisylvestre View Post

    Hey there, If anyone can help with this it would be appreciated.

    I have been using the Empower Network Blogging Platform for my graphic design business. I also help others to promote their goods or services on the EN platform. I am not an affiliate, just joined the blog as it was highly ranked.

    Is it still highly ranked? Is it a good blogging platform?

    What is the best blogging platform for promoting your business?

    Thanks
    Alli
    The blogging platform that you use will have literally nothing to do with how well YOUR site will be ranked.

    So if your concern is purely ranking, then it really doesn't make a difference which platform that you use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Drea8621
    I'm new and I'm sticking to wordpress...the free version for now till I have money to set up hosting thru it.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I use the content management system that I created over the last decade. It uses pretty much the same open source tools that WordPress uses, but it is not a target for hackers and that means I can put up sites and not monkey around with attacks and other problems that are so common with WordPress.
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    • Profile picture of the author Worrier9001
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      I use the content management system that I created over the last decade. It uses pretty much the same open source tools that WordPress uses, but it is not a target for hackers and that means I can put up sites and not monkey around with attacks and other problems that are so common with WordPress.
      Same here. Yesterday I gave up on wordpress because it wouldn't show a post I made. I could see it just fine under the posts in the admin section and it was published according to the admin section, but when I go to browse the post on the actual site, a blank page with just the featured image on it. I spent some time trying to find out why it was happening, but didn't feel like re-installing all plugins and themes to get it "fixed".

      Now I am creating my own for simplicity and control over every aspect of the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin timothy
    Pardon the redundance but:

    Go with a self-hosted Wordpress Blog

    The plugins at your disposal are remarkable!
    The themes are VERY professional.
    The learning curve, however, will blow your
    mind the first time you look at your WP back office.

    But like with many things learning curves
    can be straightened out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
    The only thing that matters with a blog is whether or not you actively post good content to it, not where it is hosted. You would have equal success on a free Blogger or Tumblr blog as a Wordpress blog hosted on a paid hosting site, assuming it contained useful information and had enough high authority backlinks. Hosting a blog on a paid site is no guarantee of success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexchan338
    Wordpress hands down. Joomla and Drupal is also a fine platform.
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    Originally Posted by allisylvestre View Post

    Hey there, If anyone can help with this it would be appreciated.

    I have been using the Empower Network Blogging Platform for my graphic design business. I also help others to promote their goods or services on the EN platform. I am not an affiliate, just joined the blog as it was highly ranked.

    Is it still highly ranked? Is it a good blogging platform?

    What is the best blogging platform for promoting your business?

    Thanks
    Alli
    Tumblr: for teens.

    The decision always comes down to Blogger Vs WordPress.

    Blogger is you are low on budget.

    Self-hosted WordPress if you have the money to invest and want a customized feel. of WordPress.com is you also want to avoid some additional work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Originally Posted by allisylvestre View Post

    I have been using the Empower Network Blogging Platform just joined the blog as it was highly ranked.

    Is it still highly ranked? Is it a good blogging platform?

    What is the best blogging platform for promoting your business?

    Thanks
    Alli
    Hi Ali, right now the best website creation tool is Wordpress. However, Empower Network is powered by WP.

    I have had my own blog since 2006 and have grown quite attached to it.

    However, if I was just starting out online, I would be using the EN Blog [Kalatu] hands down.

    Why?

    It ranks fast!

    Why?

    Because there are thousands of members who are 'actively' promoting great content on a daily basis with the Empower Network Blog.

    This is the 3rd version of their blogging system to date.

    They did make some mistakes in the past:

    1- The 1st Version was wordpress and it ranked quite well in the beginning but they didn't 'educate' their members enough back then on how to post 'quality' content.

    So in a nutshell, there were a lot of Newbies running around doing stupid stuff with their blogs and this eventually lowered their ranking.

    2- EN Version 2- Not a WP Theme. Didn't work as well as WP.

    3- Kalatu: This is by far the best version that they have made so far. It is powerful. My blog has been around since 2006 and if I [hypothetically] take my content and put it on Kalatu instead of my own blog right now, I would be getting way better results with traffic & exposure.

    So why do I still keep using my own blog instead of Kalatu?

    Because I am a stubborn SOB who is too attached to his own blog.
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