I recently got onto Google Sites simply to try it out, and decided to make a site for my writing so I could experiment with it. But now I am wondering if it's worth it to actually pay for it?
What do you mean "pay" to promote? Do you mean run ads or pay someone to get traffic? I don't understand what Google sites have to do with paying. Google sites were free the last time I checked.
I have a couple sites of my own which I pay for the domain and hosting. One of those site I recently built for my own articles and any other person who wants to try something else. Other than that I don't pay to promote my work. I wish I understood the question a little better so I could answer appropriately.
Oh no, I didn't think I saw the option of upgrading and paying for Google either. I just meant any other web host that does have that feature.
I basically meant Do people pay for their website, or pay a web host for their own domain name so that they can promote their writing better. Sorry for the confusion
Yes, I have several niche sites which I have paid for the hosting and domains. I just bought a domain today as well...lol They are all independent of hubpages though.
When you say promote your writing do you mean promote what you have written here on HP or just general?
Both really. I want more views on Hubpages since I've devoted so much time to it, and I want to promote my books as well, and maybe *MAYBE* start a blog
I don't think it's wise to get a domain and hosting to promote what you have written here. When you create a website it should be a niche site, unique to HP but you can place backlinks there.
Blogging is easier and costs nothing. I try not to overdo the backlinks to my own blog because those links are manufactured. Google prefers links which comes from organic sources, from sites you don't really know. So there is a limit to how much you can promote your HP articles from your own blogs or website.
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