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Posted 23 November 2004 - 12:52 AM
I have heard instances of people setting up a blog with a specific blog provider (ie www.blogprovider.com/myblog), and G. picks them up quicker and ranks them better than if they had been on their own domain/server. I also found a forum thread on G. being able to detect if the site is a blog (possibly from the domain) and therefore devaluate that page (or at least the links coming from it).
I know most of them have individual blogs on a sub-domain (myblog.blogprovider.com) and so would be treated as a separate site. But is it possible to "piggy-back" on top of the page rank of a blogging company? (Paid or unpaid) If so, does anybody have any suggestions for a good one to go with with regards to ?
Anybody have any ideas if having your own separately hosted blog (myblog.com) vs. a free blog (ie myblog.blogspot.com) has any bearing at all on the rankings?
Thanks in advance!
PS - I've been meaning to join this forum since it came out! It's grown to be such an awesome resource since last time I last checked it out.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 01:26 AM
Disclaimer: Im too new to this site so anything I say should be taken with a grain of salt, for I know not what I speaketh
Posted 23 November 2004 - 09:15 AM
It does seem that subdomains, subdirectories and new files on an existing domain can tend to get indexed more quickly than a brand new domain, so that's probably what you're seeing.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 09:20 AM
WHAT TO TAKE FROM THIS: SE's like the fresh content, with limited testing, seems it is not necessary to use their (i.e. Blogger), but it probably doesn't hurt.
Will update once more data is in.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 01:22 PM
So if they are indexed more quickly, does that also mean that G is going to give them an increased ranking on the SERPs as well? (in contrast to them being on their own domain)
If so, who knows what the best ranking blog provider is?
Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:27 PM
1. Fresh keyword rich content which is what the search engines reward for any site.
2. Theme related posts, more and more information on the overall themes and topics of the blog. Again, search engines are rewarding theme relevance.
3. Incoming links from theme related sites, and especially blogs. Bloggers often link within a post itself using keyword rich link anchor text. Once again, that's just what the search engine doctor ordered.
Blogs are designed almost with the search engine algorithms in mind. That explains why blogs rank highly in the searches for many important keyword phrases.
As for whether Google gives preference to Blogger hosted blogs, I doubt it. That said, my Blogger hosted blogs do very well in Google, but even better in Yahoo.
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