For purposes of SEO you MUST self host your WordPress website.

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What exactly is self hosting?

You have options on where you host your blog.

Let us assume you’ve made the right decision to use WordPress and that your business name is Acme.

You have two main choices on where to host your blog:

  • acme.wordpress.com
  • blog.acme.com

And?

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  • The first choice is hosted within the domain wordpress.com.
  • The second choice is hosted within the domain acme.com and as such is a self hosted website.

Why does it matter?

  • When you host your blog on a blogging site such as wordpress.com, as you attract web visitors, prospects, and customers, you are increasing the Google ranking of wordpress.com.
  • When you host your blog on your website under your domain, as you attract web visitors, prospects, and customers, you are increasing the Google ranking of YOUR WEBSITE!!

How do you self host?

  • You contact a hosting provider, buy a domain if you do not already have one, buy a hosting package, and install WordPress.
  • If you need both domain services and hosting services your cost will be around $70 per year.
  • WordPress is free.

Where do you self host?

The full list of hosting providers is an extensive list, but I’ve used both GoDaddy and HostGator a lot. GoDaddy is a little cheaper but HostGator provides better technical support.

This website is hosted at HostGator.

You will find much more information about local SEO marketing by reading the entire series of articles.

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2 Comments

  • Gerrid Smith

    Reply Reply November 29, 2012

    There’s just so many opportunities once you self-host your blogs. The less than $10 you pay every month for hosting is totally worth it.

    • Kevin Carney

      Reply Reply November 29, 2012

      Yes it is!

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