Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> John Bokma wrote:
>> Clint wrote:
>>> If one is to submit
>>> a new blog to major search engines like Google,
>>> Yahoo, MSN and Open Directory, is the process exactly the same as
>>> with regular websites?
>> Just get a few links to your blog, links from pages that are already
>> in the major SEs.
> It doesn't hurt if you submit as well.
Wasting time often hurts. I would concentrate on requesting links or
>> In the past I noticed that having "blog" in the URI slowed Google
>> down. No idea if it was a correct observation (I guess yes) and if it
>> still holds.
> Did you check this systematically??
> You said this several times before
> (even wrote some essay about it), but I still don't know if it's true.
Same here. My observation was that normally I could kick a new page in
24 hrs in Google. After 4 days (IIRC) my blog page was not there, the
5th day only the blog index was spidered, and after 6 days, that was it,
and I changed the url. The next day or so, the pages got fetched.
Temporary hickup of Google? I doubt it.
> I have to admit that penalties of this sort should improve search
> results. It should weed out pages like "The ham sandwich I had
> yesterday", "My sweet precious puppy", and "It's Snowing!"...
Yup, and since I try to make my blog more interesting I don't want to be
put on the "I broke my nail" pile.
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