Sometime around 20/10/08 (at 10:49 -0400) WebWorker said:
where is the best place to host a blog to get the best out of the
search engines for you own site?
It isn’t about where the blog is hosted, it is about the content of
that blog. Think of it from an end user’s point of view; they really
don’t (and shouldn’t) care what domain something’s on as long as it
tells them what’s hapening on the world of - well, whatever.
There’s a very real reason to host your blog and site on different
domains, and that’s because part of what raises your ranking in
Google (and other search engines) is the number of other domains that
link to yours. But I suspect that having a link from blogspot is
probably not the same, mojo-wise as having a link from Daring
Fireball or DIveIntoMark or another really hot blog. But it might be
something worth trying.
So I’m betting that 3 will show a better return than 1 or 2 in terms
of search engine lift.
However, if part of the reason for making your blog is that you want
to show off your technical acumen to other people who need blogs,
then having it tightly integrated with your own site – say option 2
– would probably be a better choice.
On Oct 20, 2008, at 10:49 AM, WebWorker wrote:
Looking around the web its not clear where is the best place to
host a blog to get the best out of the search engines for you own