I just finished listening to Tom Antion’s CD Web Logging (Blogging) for fun and profit and had this Blog setup in under 5 minutes. Not bad, if I do say so myself.
I decided to try one of these free blogs, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of a free hosted blog, in contrast to a blog hosted on an existing web server. The search engines can be fascinating little arachnids, and often very unpredictable. So if you are going to use a blog to market your products or services, I figure it’s a good idea to see what they are up to before going through a lot of unnecessary work.
The questions I have are:
- Since the free blog servers are larger and have much more link popularity, would the results of search engine spidering have a higher impact on the free hosted version -vs- the version installed on my website?
- Will the news feeds pick up on the hosted version faster?
- If the hosted version is more effective, can it be used to point to other blogs? If so will the other blogs gain more credibility?
Well that’s what was going through my head. Only time will provide the answers I am looking for.