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Where the hell is my blog?

fuelishfuelish Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I can't find it using any keywords, the blog name, post titles,... What the hell. It shows up when I log out and use the full address, I just cannot find it using any kind of search. Do I just need to wait for the interweb to "find" it or have I done something wrong? It is set up thru blogger(The google site) and has only been active for four days*. It is not so much that I care about zero views(OK, my ego needs a light touch every now and then) as even me, desperate to find it, comes up empty.


*A freind told me I would quit posting within a week, three days to go.

Another day in the bike shop Pretty much what it sounds like. The secret lifestyle, laid open.
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  • fuelishfuelish Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I hesitate to add the address, because I do not want to look like a whore, but since this is the second post in a thread I started, what the hell:
    http://chucksbiketime.blogspot.com/

    fuelish on
    Another day in the bike shop Pretty much what it sounds like. The secret lifestyle, laid open.
  • DrFrylockDrFrylock Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It can take weeks or months for a new site to be indexed. Additionally, many blog sites have huge quantities of spam and so are probably indexed differently. Do you search on, say, the Google main page or are you looking in Google Blog Search or Technorati? You should also submit your main site URL and ensure that it's adequately crawlable.

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  • useless4useless4 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yea it's not fair about blogs, but since they are works of devil spawned spambots in general they don't count as "real internet" for google.

    One thing I would do is avoid any attempts to artificially raise your pagerank by seeding keywords or anything like that. search engines are smarter nowdays and you will get listed as spam. The best thing to do sadly is forum dive and just post relevant links to your blog on bike sites... i.e. we are talking about something in this thread, I had a similar experience here and this is how i did it (link goes here)

    Now forum posts are like acid to google. I noticed that my random postings tonight about the punk station being killed by Sirus XM radio are already number two and three links when I search "Fungus 53 off the air". Stuff I literally wrote an hour ago... you know how freaky that is since my blog hardly ever hits top ten and it's unique (when it's up!) They are rated higher because they are NOT blog but forum postings.

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  • fuelishfuelish Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    DrFrylock wrote: »
    It can take weeks or months for a new site to be indexed. Additionally, many blog sites have huge quantities of spam and so are probably indexed differently. Do you search on, say, the Google main page or are you looking in Google Blog Search or Technorati? You should also submit your main site URL and ensure that it's adequately crawlable.

    I appreciate the advice, but what does that mean? I am pretty computer ignorant.
    I searched in just the Google main page(Where I have found hundreds of my forum posts and even quite a few pictures of my self, while on reassuring ego trips, and sometimes just looking up bike stuff)

    fuelish on
    Another day in the bike shop Pretty much what it sounds like. The secret lifestyle, laid open.
  • fuelishfuelish Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    useless4 wrote: »
    Yea it's not fair about blogs, but since they are works of devil spawned spambots in general they don't count as "real internet" for google.

    One thing I would do is avoid any attempts to artificially raise your pagerank by seeding keywords or anything like that. search engines are smarter nowdays and you will get listed as spam. The best thing to do sadly is forum dive and just post relevant links to your blog on bike sites... i.e. we are talking about something in this thread, I had a similar experience here and this is how i did it (link goes here)

    Now forum posts are like acid to google. I noticed that my random postings tonight about the punk station being killed by Sirus XM radio are already number two and three links when I search "Fungus 53 off the air". Stuff I literally wrote an hour ago... you know how freaky that is since my blog hardly ever hits top ten and it's unique (when it's up!) They are rated higher because they are NOT blog but forum postings.


    Yeah. I do not want to cheat the rank up, but it would be reassuring to at least find the damn thing when searching for a direct quote from the page.

    I enjoy the process of writing and editng my work but it would be easier to keep it up if there was some indication that it might get seen at some point.

    fuelish on
    Another day in the bike shop Pretty much what it sounds like. The secret lifestyle, laid open.
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If you want to get listed faster you need to be linked to from some other site(s).

    Otherwise it could be month(s) until it gets picked up on google, much less first paged (depending on the keyword you use).

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  • DaemonionDaemonion Mountain Man USARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Search engines, like Google, send out automated programs called "spiders" that "crawl," or index, web pages.

    These spiders start off on a page, analyze all of the text, and follow all of the links until they make a sort of "web" that paints a picture of your site.


    These spiders look for:

    1) The age of the domain (when did it start?)
    2) The URL title in relation to the text found on the website
    3) The texts (anchor text) in the links, what pages those links go to, and if the pages contain similar phrases or keywords
    4) Any image tags
    5) Title tags for the pages
    6) Site maps

    What you can do is submit your page to Google and Yahoo, for free. Search for Google Directory Submitter Tool, and vice versa for Yahoo.

    Make sure sites linking to yours are relevant in their content as well as their anchor text. Make sure you link within your site. Try to get links from important sites, like CNN, Wikipedia, etc.

    A good start is to set up promotion videos on Google Video, YouTube, a MySpace page, a Facebook, a Facebook group, a Google group, perhaps a post in Yahoo Answers (does this site look good to you guys? [shameless URL promotion]. Put it in your sig in every single forum you are a member of.



    My step-by-step to-do list for you:

    1. Get links from other, related blogs
    2. MySpace account, Facebook, Facebook group that promotes your site, YouTube, Google Video promo vids (get creative, get viral)
    3. Post links in all forum sigs
    4. Check the anchor (link) text on your site. Make sure it is relevant. i.e. Here is a great post I made about [West Maui Condos], where this [] is the anchor text for a link to a post about West Maui Condos.
    5. Submit site or site map to directory submitter tools for Google, Yahoo, and any free directories
    6. Spread the word, any way you can

    Hope this helps.

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  • whuppinswhuppins Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I started a blog on Blogspot recently and it took a week or so before Google indexed it. Pretend you're Muad'Dib; just be patient and let the crawlers do their work.

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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Also as somebody who spends 4 hours a day minimum on his bike, and loves it almost like he loves his girlfriend or his dog (important note: all 3 recieve different forms of loving. I do not stick my penis in my dog or bike) I've bookmarked you so bother to update :)

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  • fuelishfuelish Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Daemonion, thanks for the tips and homework(yay for homework) I looked up the piece of code for doing anchor text and i will change them today, so far I was just naming the site and pasting the tag. I will also get on the other stuff tonight when the day frees up.

    ben207, the plan is to make one post per day at minimum. I keep a notebook handy for outlining ideas and have a dozen ready. I will also incorporate some service procedures trying to bring them in with a related tale from the shop. And I have a collection of bike photos, with related stories, to fall back on if I come up empty otherwise.

    fuelish on
    Another day in the bike shop Pretty much what it sounds like. The secret lifestyle, laid open.
  • DaemonionDaemonion Mountain Man USARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Also, once you get visitors, you may want to put up some Google AdSense on the right or left margin on your page.

    They are the unobtrusive PPC (pay-per-click) text ads that can make you money.


    Use tools like "WordTracker" and "SEO Book" to find the popular keywords for bikes, bicycles, bike mechanics, bike repair, etc, and try and get them into your blog. These tools will show you how often (monthly or daily count) people search for related inquiries.

    Note: You get more credit if the keywords are in anchor text or title tags, or if websites link to you with those keywords in their anchor text.

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