Avoid Free Web Hosting for Your Business Site
Renee Shupe, the Redhead Virtual Assistant, recently ranted about the dangers of using free web hosting sites for a business website. Of particular note are these:
- Your site is a sub-domain at the hosting site. So instead of MyGreatSite.com, you become MySite.FreeWebHosting.com. That’s a killer for SEO.
- Most of these require advertising on your pages. That’s likely to either be ads for stuff that’s totally irrelevant to you business or (worse yet!) ads for competitors.
- You have little control over the look & feel of your site — you’re forced to use their templates (some are just horrible-looking).
- You lose rights to your site — if they shut down their service or go out of business, you don’t have a copy of your site that you can put up elsewhere.
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