Blogsome and Google

For months now I have been trying to get Nathan’s blog higher on Google’s ranks, but it keeps being at the bottom of the list (14th page out of 17). I have tried the best practices regarding ranking but now I see that my own blog has been dragged down in the ranks too, even if it originally was ranking high (and even if now I have many more hits than in the past). Searching for my name is very popular on Google ranks and my old Slashdot blog was ranking high, but now, no cake. I assure you I have taken the right steps code-wise and link-wise, but Google keeps snobbing our blogs. Same goes for Thom’s blog too. Google will offer search results on third party pages that link to our blogs, or even link our old blogs, or even link our MOBILE blogs (which are hosted outside of Blogsome) that they don’t get not even 10 hits per day, but the actual link to our current blogs is much lower in the rank.

There is only one explanation for this: Google has moved all Blogsome subdomains down the drain for some reason. I don’t know if this is on purpose in order to promote their Blogspot or if it’s just a bug on their ranking algorithm. I have filed a bug report on the problem months ago (through a friend of mine Google engineer, as there is no public bugzilla), but nothing has been fixed… It starts to get annoying because Google is supposed to be accurate. Robots.txt on Blogsome seems to be correct anyway.

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Adam Scheinberg wrote on September 16th, 2006 at 2:14 AM PST:

A few of us my company met with SEO experts about our own website about 6 months ago, and I have since gotten my website VERY high in the Google rankings. I am still hoping to overtake OSNews with my own website when someone searches my name. I have a lot of tips, if you’re interested.


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Eugenia wrote on September 16th, 2006 at 7:43 AM PST:

Sure, send me some info. However, I have tried lots of stuff suggested on the net and nothing works…


Ludovic Hirlimann wrote on September 16th, 2006 at 10:33 AM PST:

How about using technorati.com for your blogs ?


The Uvular R (Blogsome administrator) wrote on September 26th, 2006 at 10:26 AM PST:

See here for our reply.


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