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Is it ok to use Free domain name?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by angelfire, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi I'm planning to make a directory and I'm planning to use a free domain name.
    Is it advisable to use one when you speak of SEO?
    And if it is OK, can you recommend where i could get it?

    Thanks :D
    SEMrush
     
    angelfire, Nov 28, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Roman

    Roman Buffalo Tamerâ„¢

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    For under $50.00 you can have your own site and hosting for a year. If your directory becomes successful on free hosting I guarantee you will regret not getting your own site. I am assuming you wish to earn money, if so do it right.
     
    Roman, Nov 28, 2005 IP
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    Utilizing a free domain will not look as professional as utilizing a private domain.

    However, going back to your real question, yes, a free domain can do quite well in the SERPs. I know of one particular example where a free domain does well for a fairly competitive search term.
     
    apblake, Nov 28, 2005 IP
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    MeAlex Active Member

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    I agree with Roman1. Depends on your plans for the site.
     
    MeAlex, Nov 28, 2005 IP
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    dshah Well-Known Member

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    Which is this domain provide. How does certain domain does well against other in SERPs
     
    dshah, Nov 28, 2005 IP
  6. onedollar

    onedollar SEO Consultant for Hire

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    if you are looking to earn money quickly and are working on a short-term project, then the free domain may be good for you
    but if you are going for a long-term project, do buy a domain name. After all domains are quiet cheap these days:)
     
    onedollar, Nov 28, 2005 IP
  7. angelfire

    angelfire Peon

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    Thanks guys I will take a look on one of your sigs,onedollar.Thanks:)
     
    angelfire, Nov 30, 2005 IP
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    onedollar SEO Consultant for Hire

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    You are welcome
     
    onedollar, Nov 30, 2005 IP
  9. Highwire

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    get a .com , .net, .biz and etc domain at www.ezyrewards.com
     
    Highwire, Nov 30, 2005 IP
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    balkanboy Banned

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    If you build your search engine rankings and page rank on your free url you will loose everything when/if you switch to paid domain. You will have to keep site at original host and if they don't have upgrade option you wouldn't have a chance to receive more visitors than your max transfer in mb.
    After all you can find lot's of free host that will host your site and domain name for free.
    I have this problem with my site http://www.eccentrix.com/members/chempics/ but lucky for me I can upgrade hosting and host another domain name besides free. From now on, I will alwaus buy domain names, you have my word on that.
     
    balkanboy, Nov 30, 2005 IP
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    free hosting is more for personal pages. if u want something serious you must go for paid domain and hosting. You dont gain that 'respect' with free domain and hosting.
     
    hyipfarm, Dec 1, 2005 IP