Blogger

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  1. Ritsos profile image43
    Ritsosposted 7 years ago

    Given decent content, backlinks and all the usual things, how effective is blogger using the generic eg bishbosh.blogspot.com type domain, at appearing in search engines .. after all, it is google owned.

    I'm currently building a small portfolio of sites .. some self designed under my own domain and hosting, but blogger is ideal for one I've just started and I wondered how effective it may be.


    thanks

    1. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have three bishbosh.blogspot.com sites that get over 50k visitors per month -- and I haven't even looked at them for well over a year. The biggest drawback to Blogger sites is that they're nowhere near as flexible as Wordpress. If I had it to do all over again, I would have taken the time to learn WP upfront and used that platform.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Holy smokes that is a lot of traffic!  What on Earth are these blogger blogs about?

      2. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think you might find that the current version compares a lot better.  Not only is there full access to the css but a point and click way to add pages and change all of the attributes.

  2. Haunty profile image81
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    It's not the domain name that makes a site effective, it's the person behind it.

    Sorry, I couldn't help it. wink

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 7 years ago

    I've found blogger okay.  It was a winner in the Google algorithm changes.  I would make sure that you put a couple of your regular keywords in the title, though.  That helps, methinks.  They give you the option of buying a domain for it later and redirecting the traffic.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was just discussing this with Sophie on another thread.  I missed the report which said blogger had been a winner - do you have a link?

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know how reliable a source this is.  But this was the very first result: http://www.webpronews.com/google-panda- … es-2011-04

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Great! Thanks so much for that.

          The point of these statistics is that Blogger.com  as a whole gained traffic compared to other big sites.

          It tells you nothing about how Blogger blogs fared compared to self-hosted blogs, so I don't think it proves anything.

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
            Mrvoodooposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            My pleasure.

            And I agree with your assessment.

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    I don't think Google favors blogger sites.  But a blogspot url still works fine so long as it has the right keywords.

  5. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    I sometimes create backlinks on blogger.  I sometimes get enough traffic from them to consider making a practice out of it.  I'm told, however, that continually linking to the same domain can cause Google to see fit to close your account with blogger.

    I'm not sure if I've helped any here or not - but I tried.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, they will take your blog offline.  If you have good content on the blog, you can submit a request for review and they will reinstate you - but if all you've done is write short blurbs and linked to your Hubs, they won't approve it.

      Personally I wouldn't be writing a blog to promote my Hubs, I do it the other way around.

  6. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    Blogger has been a great help to me and also hooking up with other hubbers and promoting their work

  7. daybreak profile image76
    daybreakposted 7 years ago

    psycheskinner is right, blogspot has made great strides in design tools. I especially like the newer templates and the built in ability to monetize blogs.

    I maintain a variety of blogspot blogs and although I am aware and concerned about their shutdown policies, I decided to take my chances.

    My experience is that blogspot posts have excellent potential to compete for long tail search terms IF one writes quality content and doesn't go overboard with backlinking.

    They seem to work best for small niches, which is what all mine focus on.

    I started using the resource simply as a backlinking tool, but as posts starting appearing in search results and traffic increased, I re-focused my efforts on monetization of the blogs and decreased the frequency of promoting other urls in posts.

    Like others, I have been very pleased with the networking that has resulted from blogspot projects.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but I don't think that's exclusive to blogger - wordpress blogs have the same potential.

 
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