Blogger provides a free blogging platform to all newbie bloggers. Actually, it’s a platform that is used by almost all pro-bloggers. Blogspot is a precious platform for those who want to establish their online identity without paying anything. It allows you start your online journey without buying web hosting, which is a must have thing to start a blog or website. Along with free hosting, Blogger gives you free sub-domain e.g. yoursite.blogspot.com, when you start your blog with it. This post will tell you the importance of custom domains and will tell you how much it would cost to buy custom domain for Blogger Blog.
Though, Blogger does not force you to buy a custom domain name like www.vowblog.com to use its hosting, however, you can map your blogspot domain to a custom domain name to give a professional look to your blog. I, too, started my blogging journey on blogger and once I started getting noticeable views, I realized that to get more viewers attention, I should have used a custom domain name.
Usually, custom domains get more clicks on search results than sub domain blogs and your chances to get Google Adsense approval increase.
It’s indeed that custom domain blogs get more clicks on search results than sub domain blogs. To understand it better, let’s say you have made a query on a search engine and you got two results related to your query. And from the two results one belongs to a custom domain and another one to a sub-domains. So, ask yourself, on which one would you click? Obviously, you would click on result having custom domain. You know why does it happen? It happens because custom domain shows that you’re more than a hobby blogger. A hobby blogger publish whatever he wants and many a time, such bloggers don’t do in-depth research before publishing anything on internet.
Once you decide to buy a custom domain for your blog then following questions may knock your mind:
- How much it would cost to use custom domain on Blogger?
- Do I need to buy web hosting separately to redirect my domain to Blogspot?
If you’re in such dilemma then read on to clear your doubts.
How Much It Would Cost to buy Custom Domain for Blogger Blog?
As I mentioned earlier, that Blogspot provides you free hosting facility, therefore, answer of second question is you don’t need to buy web hosting separately to map your custom domain name to blogspot blog.
Today, custom domain names are available at very cheap rates. Therefore, it almost equals to your one time fast food bill. Many domain registrars offer domain names at the rate of $1 or $2 (or Rs. 99) for first year (only) and for rest of the period, you would have to pay $10 or $14 (Rs. 650 to Rs. 750). To my mind, it’s a reasonable price to run a custom domain.
So cost to buy a custom domain for Blogger blog would be :
- $1 or $2 dollar/dollars (Rs.99 to Rs. 120) for first year.
- $10 or $14 dollars (Rs. 600 to Rs. 750) per year or after first year.
Believe me, benefits are much more than this price. Your blog looks more professional, visitors take you seriously, and your chances to get Adsense approval increase only with one custom domain.
- How to Register a Domain Name with Godaddy
- 10 Reasons Why I Migrated My Blog From Blogger to WordPress
It’s also very important to select a renowned domain registrar who makes sure that your domain remains active all the time. Also, a domain registration company should provide 24*7 dedicated support to resolve your queries.
I’ve been actively blogging since 2014 and I have registered some domains with some renowned domain registration companies and I can recommend you to buy your domain from them because I’ve not faced any difficulty to manage my domains yet.
- Bigrock (Domain available at the rate of $1.53 or Rs.99)
1&1 (Domain available at the rate of $0.99)
My experience with Godaddy and Bigrock is quite delightful and they’re very strong competitors in India. I got two free business emails with Bigrock domain but I’m not satisfied with their support. It is also noticeable that Bigrock and Godaddy’s dashboards are very user-friendly therefore hardly you need to contact them.
You get a free email address and private registration with 1&1 domain.
Godaddy and Bigrock accept payment through ATM-cum-Debit card (Other payment options are also available).
1&1 only accepts payments through credit card and Paypal.
Let me know if you have any query related to this topic.