| 5:56 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I think most would go along with Matt Cutts when he says keep it on site, and name it 'neutrally', in case you change software later.
So that would be www.domain.com/blog/ - not domainblog.com or blogger.domain.com
Advantages include ease of remembering and navigation, plus all incoming links coming to same domain.
You will, however, need to think seriously about using nofollow, otherwise any spam damage done to the blog can also involve the main site.
| 6:17 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I went with mydomain.com/blog/ ages ago, despite most of the 'players' were setting theirs at the root.
I always felt it kept the main site free and available for anything in the future and the the power of all the incoming links to the blog could be directed to it.
| 7:02 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
On the other question:
|I've found a highly relevant directory that has 2 points higher PR than dmoz does in the specific category. There is a $10 cost associated with it. Do you think it has a higher value than being added to the dmoz directory? |
Probably not a lot in it.
Be warned that it is a very old trick for directories to SEO and promote heavily while new and signing up new webmasters, then stop completely a few months later.
Look carefully before committing. On the other hand, it's $10 not $200 - so the risk is not that excessive,
| 8:27 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Hmm spam? As in comments? No comments allowed in these blogs :)
Possibly you might be suggesting that the blog itself would be considered keyword spamming? A no follow would eliminate 50% of the purpose of the blog then?
Please explain further what you meant by that. I thank you much as I'm corn fused. :)
Yes it's only $10 and they have been around since, well, before Al Gore invented the Internet, Time warping, Global Warming - magnetic shifting or generally our shift toward the suns EVIL rays. HAR.
They had a BBS up, that had fido mail and a ddial system for up to 5 people to chat (including the SysOp) at one time. Ooooooo. They were hosted with a 'government agency' until they spun off years ago. I think it's pretty safe but I do realize what you mean by the directories that grab some cash and then run with it leaving the directory stale and obvious.
They have TONS of content too.
| 8:58 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
If the blog is 'no comment', then no issue.
Yes, I was referring to blogspam, which is a big issue for commentable blogs hosted on the main domain. There are ways of dealing with it, but unless you can moderate 24/7, then nofollow is a sensible precaution - supported by all the big three SEs.
As for directory - you seem to have done your investigation quite thoroughly; go for it :)
| 10:25 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
If I customize the theme to match my site, I believe I will get kicked out of the house lol. I already spend 14 hours behind a computer maybe more. :) Guess I will have to settle for something that fits the color scheme at least. :(
I checked the source and it says no index, no follow. Hmmm I don't want that. I am using this for SEO purposes. It's one giant advertisement, my ability to get some things off of my chest that others are thinking in the industry, and a method to start a ground floor system or others to meet and greet the real face behind us so to speak.
There is something to be said for the hack web designer that started a page years ago, adds a bit here and there over time and has since become an 'expert' in his realm. That type of SEO can never be duplicated in my opinion. My hope is only to push our site up a few notches while also achieving a goal of discussing the industry I love so much.