Build Trust with Customers
When visitors arrive at your site, they want to know that your website is legitimate and that it is there to stay. With your own domain name you reveal that you are in it for the long haul.
Help Maximize Your Marketing Efforts
When you secure your own domain name, you have complete freedom in your promotions. Many search engines, directories and other promotional sites will frown at "free" hosted sites with another site's address and marketing materials. Free websites use sub-domains such as example.talkspot.com rather than www.example.com. When you use a free web page hosting service, your site pages are placed on a website along with many other types of businesses. The search engines will not recognize your site as being a unique entity. They might even lump your site into categories with other sites that are using the free service. This can hurt your promotional efforts tremendously, and you end up wasting time and money. You'll actually save money in the long run with your own domain name.
By securing a domain name and taking advantage of Talkspot's tools, you can promote your site to the fullest!
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