Google Juice from blogs


(Frederick Potter) #1

So I decided to start a blog, not just to spew forth my enlightened insights on the world, but also for the “Google Juice” the extra content would bring to the site. I had heard that Rapidblog has issues and is pretty much unsupported and that you can’t use the Rapidweaver blog page with Foundation, and so I used blogger.com to create the blog and then sucked it into my site using an offsite stack.

All well and good, the blog shows up under the blog menu item, but none of the content of this blog is going to be credited to my site as it’s a unique URL.

So how can I get Google to index this content and credit the content to my site?


(Joe Workman) #2

If you are simply framing the blog onto your site, Google will never credit your domain with the content. Blogger will get all of the SEO juice for your content.


(Frederick Potter) #3

Right… that’s the problem. I know you have a CMS system that supports blogs, but I am afraid that $135 CAD per domain is a bit steep for me. Any other suggestions?


(David) #4

There is this recently released stack. Not sure if it is any better for SEO though:


(Frederick Potter) #5

I saw that and I actually wrote Mark (the developer) about it but I haven’t heard back from him. I am a little puzzled as to what this stack does that sucking the site into an i-frame wouldn’t do. I mean… I could just put the “blog” entries into a nested Rapidweaver page with a blog-like menu on it, but it wouldn’t have the RSS, comments and all the other neat stuff that a real blog has. blogspot is going to be very Google-friendly, but all of the google juice will go to Google.


(Doug Bennett) #6

If you don’t need to update outside of RapidWeaver should check out posterstack from instacks. You can also have a look at Armadillo from Nimblehost if you need to update outside of RapidWeaver. Both are reasonably priced and not a “per domain” charge.
There’s also Pulse CMS, might be a bit pricey for you but I think it is for as many domains as you want.


(Frederick Potter) #7

I just heard back from Marc regarding Blogspot. This is what he wrote:

Hi Frederick,

The advantage is that only the blog-content is read and thus you can use all RapidWeaver theme settings and styling to display the blog posts.
Plus you keep your sidebar, menubar, and all of that, because it is part of your website.
You can use the CSS-part of the RapidWeaver page to add styling to each blog post part, like I have done on my blog (http://marc.vos.net/)

Furthermore, the stack offers display options just for your website, like placing the Categories a/o Archives list where you want them, the ‘interblog’ and the option to determine the order in which the individual blog post elements are shown.

Furthermore, if you know a bit of PHP, you add PHP code to, for example, the Interblog-part. I have done that in my blog to generate the ‘Tweet’ and ‘Google+’ buttons in the footer of each blog post - no need to add these manually to each blog post in Blogger. And here (http://www.transadminsys.com/news-and-updates/) I used Interblog to display 4 FontAwesome icons between blog posts.

And the best thing - use the most simplest of themes in Blogger and redirect your blog permanently (http://marc.vos.net/index.php?id=351987013902757179) to your own site, so visitors are always visiting your site, not Google’s

With the off-site stack, people are leaving your website and that’s not good in terms of conversion or SEO.


(system) #8

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