Yes this is possible. You can theoretically rank a free blog on Google.
But know this is not likely at all. Plus if you do rank a free blog on Google you need to ask yourself if visitors will trust the content you publish on a free platform. People may visit your site in droves in rare cases where you build a large tribe and hack search engines for some rare reason, but who cares if you get a hundred thousand people to visit your blog if nobody trusts you and the free blogging platform you use?
I recall a well-known spoof blog generating millions upon millions of views. Do you know how much the blogger earned through the blog? $1,000. Imagine that! Millions and millions of people visited the blog but the blogger only earned $1,000. Does this show you how quality beats quantity and how trust beats numbers and how credibility means everything in blogging? Free blogging platforms build little or no credibility because if you cannot afford $7 to $10 a month you automatically turn off almost all people visiting your blog. It matters not if said people find your blog through Google or Facebook or a link referral from a friend. People who see free platforms generally do not trust your website for a number of reasons.
Even if you rank on page one for a competitive keyword, which is incredibly rare for a free blog, few Google visitors will trust your blog or you. Free blogs for the most part look like amateur hour operations. Even if you buy your domain you just can’t get that professional, branded look from free blogging platform like you can get from the unending library of premium themes available for WordPress.org blogs.
But ranking for a free blog on Google is virtually impossible because the links you need to gain are just about impossible to score via a free blogging platform. Top-ranking blogs in your niche rarely if ever link to bloggers on free platforms because you lose credibility the split-second top bloggers see you use a free blog. I do not think I have ever linked to a free blog during my entire time online. Maybe once or twice if the content knocked my socks off. But I never did it beyond that and many other top bloggers will never link to a free platform blog. How well do you think you could do on Google if few or no top bloggers link to your blog, especially in this age of much-needed quality backlinks?
Do not be foolish. Do not try to cut through tons of resistance by attempting to force a free platform blog to rank on Google. Buy your domain and hosting. Publish quality content. Build meaningful relationships with top bloggers in your niche by helping them out and asking for nothing. You can and will rank on page one for strong keywords if you patiently, persistently and generously help your audience and fellow bloggers and expect nothing in return. The getting happens more easily when the giving occurs more freely. This applies to every blogging goal in addition to ranking well on Google. But it all starts with having a trusted, branded WordPress.org blog and you need to buy your domain and hosting to score such a blog. This will be the best money investment you make online blogging-wise and business-wise.
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