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Why To Purchase a Private Domain

Hey, guys!

In today’s blog post, I am going to discuss with you why you should purchase your own private domain.

Yes, I will get a commission from it, but that’s not the point of it.

I had a free domain for more than 4-5 months and I decided to upgrade to a private domain. It is true that in the beginning your domain isn’t that important and if you will check this post out you will see that you can get traffic with a free domain as well. However, here are some reasons why I believe that it would be better to start with a private domain:

Reason 1 – It builds trust

Your domain is the address of your business. If you want to create an online business on selling a product that you manufacture or  you might want to teach people how to earn money or you might want to look professional, you will want a private domain.

Basically you can’t act as a successful person, if you show people that you don’t afford even a personalized domain. Imagine yourself searching for how to make money on the internet and you enter some guy’s website that tells you that he can teach you to earn more than $1000 a month, but he can’t afford even a personalized domain. Do you truly believe him? Won’t you have second thoughts?

How can you tell someone that you’re both a successful and a professional jewelry manufacturer(or wood or anything else), if you don’t have enough money to spend on a private domain for your business?

Having your own personalized domain builds trust and the trust is a very important aspect that you want for your business in order to achieve success.

Reason 2 – Your website will need to get re-indexed

I started with a free domain and nobody ever told me that once you purchase your own domain, your website will have to be re-indexed in Google and the other search engines once you transfer it. Therefore, I believe that it really is crucial for you to start with a private domain from the beginning.

As you might know, not being indexed it means that when someone will search on one of your keywords, your website won’t appear in the search list of those search engines(Google, Yahoo, Bing etc.). How could you make money if people won’t be able to reach your website?

Moreover, you will have to optimize once again your website, to delete once again all the affiliate links etc. (see more here). It doesn’t sound that hard right? That’s because you might have only 5-10 pages. Imagine if you have around 60 or 80 pages. It will take you a full day of work in order to delete them and another day to add them back once your website gets re-indexed.

Reason 3 – You will have to rewrite your inner links

If you have more than 10 pages, I am sure that you are familiar with inner links. They connect one page with another. Once you purchase a domain and you transfer your website, you will have to rewrite all those inner links.

You will have to change your domain from .siterubix.com (in case you host your website at Wealthy Affiliate) to your private domain. Sadly, this isn’t done automatically and trust me when I tell you that it will take an awful amount of time.

Inner links are not only the links that connect one page on your website to another one. Images and word files and any media that you upload to your website has its own inner link. You will have to change those too. For example, I have pages that have more than 10 images on each of them.

Indeed, this won’t be a big problem if you are at the beginning and you have only 10 pages. However, once you have more than 20 pages and have many images and inner links connecting your pages, it could easily become a nightmare for you.

 

Reason 4 – Private domains rank better

Well this is not that important. It is not like once you purchase your private domain, you will jump from page 20 to page 1 in the  search engine list. It will help you rank better, but this is only a small factor that will improve your website’s rank. The search engines focus more on quality content.

As I said at the beginning of the post, you can get traffic to your website from a free domain and Dom proves this on his post here. He succeeded in having almost 400 visitors a day on a free domain website.

See more tips on creating quality content here or check out how I succeeded to land on rank 2 on Google here and rank 1 on Yahoo here.

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, share them with me in the comments section below.

Remember that sharing is caring ! ^_^

10 thoughts on “Why To Purchase a Private Domain

  1. Yep I completely agree with you. From my own experience I can tell that we can get more conversions by having private domain than using free ones because people always tends to believe the private domains more than the free one. I completely agree with your all points.

    1. Greetings Deraj!

      I am glad to hear that you get more conversions 😀 and that you agree with my viewpoint! Thank you for your comment! 🙂

  2. You are absolutely right about this. In the past when I started blogging and did it with a free domain and yes, I got some traffic but with a private domain looks way more professional and it creates more trust not just for Google, Yahoo, & Bing but, for your audience as well.

    Very nice article and the best part of blogging is that you get free traffic!!

    Yup!

    1. Hi, Ricky!

      Well, I think that having a blog page on your website it helps with both your sanity and the publishing frequency. Sometimes when I stress out that I don’t know what to write about, I just take a few minutes off and then think about a blog post and end up creating 3 blog posts about my latest achievements :D. It helps me to see that I get some results and I am not working in vain :)!

  3. I used to have a website that I started on a .blogspot platform that started gaining traction after few months. It was a political humor kinda site, so i always had A LOT of content to always write about. When it started to gain alot more views i decided to buy a domain, and dude you hit the nail on the bleepin’ head with the pain it takes to re-write all the inner links. So yeah, you live and you learn. BUY A DOMAIN FIRST!
    Another thing is you never know who’s also looking for the same domain as you. There are about 3 Billion ppl with internet access so someone, somewhere is likely to be thinking to register the same domain as you. Dont let them get to it first. Register that domain now! Has this ever happened to you? I know it has with me many times.

    1. I hear you!

      I believe that it took me about 4-5 hours to correctly replace the inner links! And that was when I barely had 20 posts. Now I have around 60 posts and by the next year, when I will make another domain transfer, I believe that I will have at least 200 posts. It would be a complete nightmare. I believe that I will hire a freelancer to do that for me, lolz.

  4. Thanks for this interesting article. Private domains definitely do rank better and it builds site trust. The fact that you have to rewrite your inner links puts me off. Always better to start with your own domain name. It saves time too. It can be frustrating if you are looking for a domain name down the road and that particular domain name you want has been taken!

    1. Greetings Bea!

      Well, I revised that reason and it turns out that there exists such a plugin that will do this for you automatically. I had no idea of this at the time creating the post and I still avoid to write it because I am not sure if this plugin is for free or not :). Yes, indeed you want to reserve your domain name from the very beginning. I am not sure how many online Entrepreneurs are, but I estimate there are over 5 million and someone coming up with the same idea of a domain as you can be very possible.

  5. Hey Andrei,

    I really like this article. It seems like a no-brainer to purchase a custom domain but so many people don’t think about this until way later!!

    Do you think there is any particular marketplace that you enjoy buying your domains from the most? I personally enjoy GoDaddy or basically any one that gives the best deal 🙂

    THanks for the great website!

    1. Greetings Michael!

      Well, GoDaddy and other places such as Namecheap are a good source of purchasing a private domain. However, the problem is in creating a domain transfer or in setting your domain between Wealthy Affiliate and other Registrars. I have my domain bought from wealthy affiliate and I accepted to pay a little extra since it will help me avoid the struggling to make the transfer. However, if you are looking for the best price, then I suggest you create an account to CashCrate. CashCrate is a paid to do website where you can earn money for different things like surveys, watching youtube etc. In also has a section to complete different tasks across the internet. One of them is to make a purchase from GoDaddy of at least $5 and they will pay you $5 back once you acquired the product. Imagine having a .com domain for $2-$3 instead of $14. You can take a look at my CashCrate review right here.

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