Friday, June 04, 2010

Website and Blog Hosting - some questions.

Technoracle has been on Blogger now for over 4 years and feel I may be missing out on some of the new features of blog platforms. While investigating these, I also started thinking about just using another company's Website hosting and build my own blog and condense all my other websites on to one provider. The reasons are pretty obvious. No waiting on third party sites for widgets or auxiliary items to load, full control over look and feel, etc. On the downside, WordPress, Blogger and others give you a lot out of the box and the server hosting from various third party suppliers is actually pretty cheap.

I already have my web collateral pretty spread out too. (where I place a lot of tutorials) is hosted on a dedicated server hosting. is on yet another provider and and are on two different providers. This is before we ever get into MySpace, Facebook etc. Here are some things running through my mind though:

1. Will condensing all of them into one IP address affect search engine results? While they are not interlinked much, there are some links. My gut tells me yes but I am looking for anyone with actual experience.

2. Staying on blogger seems to result in blog posts being indexed much quicker than using non-Google owned blog platforms. Anyone have some experience here?

3. I haven't migrated to the new templates. Has anyone experience with this old Technoracle Blogger template moving to a newer one? I heard it is lossy.

Any other advice on my contemplated consolidation would be appreciated.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. You got fantastic nice ideas there. I made a research on the topic and got most peoples will agree with your blog.

  2. For your second question: I also noticed that. I think the fact that Google owns Blogger is the biggest reason why they give priority to them as far as indexing and ranking is concerned. But one thing I like about Wordpress (I also use it for some of my blogs) is that aside from being easily indexed by search engines not only Google, WP has its own network where you'll surely have more chance of being noticed.

  3. Thanks @SEOP. I am still debating this in great detail. one of my most valid concerns seems to be the number of links pointing at this blog. Besides, the portability of moving from Blogger to WP is intimidating.

  4. i have been using the classic template of blogger. the other ones seems to give it a bit of a complicated look...

    you know what? i think you're right. you should get another hosting


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