Will a free site get less traffic than a premier/silver/bronze?

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hi there, will i get less traffic on a free Yola site than I would on a bronze or silver one? I am wanting to sell my art work and to test the waters figured I would start with the free Yola site, however as per my heading here, I would appreciate some feedback about the pros and cons. Does a free site mean folk will less likely find it?
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Hello Ella

If you use Yola Free, you can only publish to a yolasite subdomain, so the domain to which your website is published will read something like this:
mywebsite.yolasite.com
This URL is less individual and difficult to remember for your visitors. Search engines may not pay a lot of attention to it, either.

The best way to go is a custom domain name, such as
mywebsite.com
You will get a better search engine ranking, and it's easier to remember. Also, it looks much more individual and professional than a subdomain.

Custom domain names are available with our paid Yola Bronze or Yola Silver packages which offer you a very good value for money. A hosting package will not only give you domain hosting, but lots of other great features, e.g. Premium Styles, Facebook and Mobile Publishing, and CSS editing (all Yola Silver features), to just name a few. To compare our packages please see our Pricing page.

Please let us know if you have more questions, and we'll be happy to help you further.
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Thanks Stefan, that answers my question very precisely. Can I ask though...what do people ordinarily use the subdomain sites for then? Cheers
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Hello Ella

Our Yola Free package and publishing to Yolasite subdomains are meant to be like an option for you to try and test Yola for an unlimited period of time. Yola Free and subdomains are suitable to get to know Yola and our Sitebuilder, how the whole website building and publishing works, and to use our basic features.

When you're ready to take your website to the next level, you can upgrade to one of our hosting packages and make use of more features (Yola Bronze) or all of our Premium features (Yola Silver). You will then be able to leave your website published to your yolasite subdomain and publish it to your custom domain(s) at the same time, so that you won't lose those of your visitors who only know your subdomain URL.

If you'd like to have a professional and outstanding website, it's always worthwhile to invest some money in our Premium packages in order to get the best website you could get.

Please let me know if you have more questions, and I'll be happy to reply.