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Short assessment of the internet’s most
valued blog publisher

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1)

Cost

2)

Control

3)

Flexibility & Extensibility

4)

Search Engine Optimization

5)

Reputation & Resell

6)

A great blogging community & Gorgeous themes

7)

The Bottom Line


Advantages vs
Disadvantages


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WordPress, like basically all the other major blogging services
available to the common internet user,

is a free service at it’s core
. You can’t
beat that price. You can
create an account and
start as many
Wordpress

blogs as you want. Some people have hundreds of them and it doesn’t cost
them a cent in hosting costs.



However, after having created an account, you soon discover that
WordPress offers for sale a variety of extensions for your account, like
additional hosting space, aimed at improving your blogs. Thus, as far as
performance and quality goes, you can’t help but feel that you’re about to
deal with a hosting service intentionally held back, in order for WordPress to
be able to sell their extensions to the basic free package.



WordPress also allows you to run a

a self
-
hosted WordPress site
.

In
order to do that,
you’ll need to buy a domain, which is usually between
about $2 and $50 a year depending on the top level domain selected (.com,
.net, .info, .tv, etc.) and additional features, such as private registration. Then
you’ll need to buy a hosting package that usually start around $5


and go up
from there depending on the features. This will give you a monthly fixed cost
of at least $5 and probably more.


WordPress offers you a great deal of control over your
blogs, giving you all the tools you need to easily manage
everything from posts to comments, tags, subscriptions, navigation
or CSS stylesheets, but also to keep a close eye and a firm grip on
the data WordPress servers hosts for your blog.



Self
-
hosted WordPress though is subject to the rules of the
hosting company. That’s why you’ll need to find a host that fits
your needs and has a good reputation for customer service. You
can even use co
-
location where you rent or even own the server
where your blog runs if you want. If you need to move to a new
host, this is relatively easy to do.



While other blog publishing application are hard to extend
and customize, WordPress is a full blown content management
system (CMS) in a blogging software disguise. There are so many
things you can do with it in terms of modifying the core PHP
code or constructing themes and plugins that it boggles the mind.



This fact is demonstrated by the vast number of
modifications, extensions and plug
-
ins available out there for the
majority of uninitiated bloggers.
There are a huge number of
WordPress plugins and themes available with new ones appearing
every day. There are many designers and software developers
who know WordPress well and who can create new ones to fit
your specs.


Unlike some other blog publishing sites, like Google
owned Blogger, WordPress tends to lack in search engine
optimization capabilities. Many WordPress themes are poorly
optimized for SEO so you will need to take this into
consideration.


You will also have the challenge of getting Google to
recognize your new domain.


While rapid indexing techniques can help you’ll sometimes
encounter domains that Google stubbornly refuses to recognize
for various reasons.


Lastly, finding a keyword rich domain name for your niche
blog can be difficult. You may have to buy one from a domain
broker or auction which can be pricey.


WordPress is considered the premier blogging platform in
the world today. Many people tend to see the majority of blogs
hosted on simple interfaced sites like Blogger, as spammy,
whereas, while they can be used for ill purposes or have
exceptionally ugly themes, WordPress blogs generally have a
much better reputation in the web marketplace.



While selling a blog hosted exclusively under the
publisher’s domain is usually against the terms of service, resells
do go on under the table from time to time, but the price is
generally much lower than a comparable separate domain,
whereas a well established WordPress blog on it’s own domain
can sell for thousands of dollars.





WordPress.com is a community and conversations continue
from one blog post to another and through the comments. Our
tag surfer feature makes it easy for you to find like minded
bloggers interested in the same topics as you and connect with
them.



You can change the look of your blog with over 60 attractive
themes ranging from professional to fun to crazy, and you can
switch themes instantly with just a click of a button. Each theme
allows you to customize your sidebar using widgets, and several
themes let you upload your own photo or image for the header
bar. We add themes regularly based on user requests


Concluding, if you’re wanting something more long term, particularly
if you want to setup domains for resell, develop a presence beyond simple
search engine marketing, establish a local niche blog or have a greater degree
of control then a self
-
hosted WordPress install is what you want.




http://optempo.com/2008/01/22/niche
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hosting
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http://en.wordpress.com/features/