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Does Google Spider Blogs

   
9:46 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Does Google spider blogs at all? I've noticed that there are many many blogs with tons of content but not that many show up in search.

I have a blog, without adsense, but I can't find it when I look for it in Google Search.

Thanks...

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9:59 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, but I've found that the 'Sandbox Effect' applies - you may have to wait 12+ months for your blog pages to actually rank. The other thing is to look at your template: does each post have its own url? Change the template so that the main page and archive pages have permalinks to each individual post
10:18 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, Google visits my blog almast daily, especially when I post new messages. And the blog pages rank very well in Google even for relatively competitive keywords.
10:29 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As with all sites google indexes they are selective. I've had then index some of my blogs and sites which are linked to from blogs in about a week though which is pretty cool.
10:52 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, google does spider blogs, infact it loves them. I had one blog ranked very well on google, but suddenly it disspeared, and I don't know why...Probably cuz of google dance.
The bottom line is that the big G definitely loves blogs.
8:29 am on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Blogs additionally end up in the Google Blogsearch index as well as the main web index.
9:50 am on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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the google blog website is googleblog.blogspot.com
9:36 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the replies

i guess i have to wait at least a year to see some traffic though

9:57 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It can't hurt to submit your RSS or Atom feed [google.com] as a sitemap.
9:57 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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is it better to host your own blog on your own web server, or let one of the blog sites host it? We already have a web site and would rather benefit from improved rankings by having a blog there, but not sure if it will help.

On the other hand, hosting my blog on myblog.blogger.com for example, would benefit blogger than it would me.

Any thoughts?

11:52 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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since Google owns Blogger, i cant help but think it gets crawled pretty good..
6:50 am on Jul 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Some default blogspot templates are NOT Google friendly.
7:27 am on Jul 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Some default blogspot templates are NOT Google friendly.

True. I think all of the default templates give you exactly the same meta description for every page. One way around this is to incorporate the <$BlogPageTitle$> tag into the descriptions on your post pages so each will be unique.