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But what do search spiders look for to tell apart a blog from a site?
What if I have a blog as a subsection of a site?
I've installed wordpress to run a blog inside my site. I will do all the usual blog marketing techniques everyboy know.
But since my blog will be an internal section of my site, will it be losing importance for blog specific search engines?
Anyway, I guess I didn't explain myself correctly.
Since there is not a special tag that says <HEY BOT, THIS IS A BLOG!>, I was wondering how does a web bot tell appart a blog from a regular site.
Also, how do search engines and blog specific search engines consider a blog when it is just one section of a site and not the whole site. Will this blog make it into the blogosphere (or whatever you call it)?
But since there is a specific Google search engine for blogs, it seems that they the can differentiate blogs from regular sites.
Didn't you ever heard this phrase: "Google loves blogs".
Then they must have a way to know which one is a blog.
Blog-specific search engines are often looking for RSS feeds, so make sure you are syndicating at least a summary of your blog articles.
Yes, I'm aware that it is the standards supported by blogs and the freshness is what Google loves. It was just a silly way of saying the same.
But still I don't get how Google indexes blogs into its blog search engine. Offering RSS feeds doesn't mean a site is a blog. I offer RSS feeds and I don't have a blog (yet).
Anyway, I guess it is not that important and I should focus on making my future blog and my site as good as they can be for my visitors and trying to obey the coding standards.
Eventually, that's all that matters. The rest is pure speculation.