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I assume you're referencing Blogger (blogger.com)? Referer spam has been a problem on Blogger and other blogging sites for a very long time. Unfortunately there isn't an effective way to block it because it's very difficult to distinguish legitimate referers from spammers. Editing your robots.txt file will not help because spammers often use fake user-...


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The good: You like the way it looks. It makes it easy to identify your blog (uniqueness). The bad: Check the file size. Large images can slow down the site. I'd try to limit it to 150KB. It ends up being the branding for your website (what makes your website identifiable), but it looks rather generic. You probably want to brand your website more ...


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I went on the cache version of your blog. It seems like it is low quality and badly written content, with a lot of adverts all over the place, with the actual aim to direct visitors to your main website, bannerbuzz.com. A lot of the content you have written looks like it's been outsourced and this is reflected in the generally low quality of the posts. An ...


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Unfortunately, you're largely stuck unless you feel like doing a bunch of data mangling. Tumblr provide no full-fidelity export process, and don't seem terribly interested in doing so anytime soon. Gina Trapani provides a little background here as well as a link to a backup tool they produced in 2009 that's Mac-only, beta, and which no longer works due to ...


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Unfortunately no one can say you when Google will. According to my experience it can take a lot of time, also several months.


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Probably http://www.HTTrack.com/ is the right tool for you: It is an easy-to-use offline browser utility and allows you to download websites "to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer".


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All covered in the blogger documentation.


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I believe what you want is to add this inside the <head> tags in your site's template - this should be a conditional piece of code that adds a noindex meta tag to ONLY your archive pages: <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "archive"'> <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> </b:if> See more on blogger template variables.


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See this question and my answer over at ServerFault.com. When you have a CNAME, you cannot have other records of different types on the same hostname. This isn't a limitation of 1&1, it's a limitation of DNS itself.


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Blogger is not a registrar. When your client signed up, he or she should have received an e-mail from Google Apps detailing whether the domain was registered through eNom or GoDaddy (the registrar partners used for domain registrations). If your client does not have his or her domain purchase confirmation e-mail, the DNS settings may be completed by ...


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No it is not. You can buy a domain at GoDaddy or any other registrar. Then use it as your blog through blogger. You will need to setup a CNAME Here are the instructions from Google http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1233381&page=ts.cs Blogger offers two free publishing options for your blog: hosting on Blogspot (example....


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You are better off keeping the blog on your own domain for a vast amount of reasons but there is also no harm in using an external blog if it makes it easier for your business to manage and maintain. It is unlikely that your blog will rank above your website for the same terms (one would not expect your blog and website to be ranking for the same terms). ...


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The only way is not to host your (sub)-domain on blogspot.com, but to use blogger with own hosted domain name. Country redirects are applied only to blogs which use blogspot.com domain infrastructure. Register your own domain name and bind it to the blogger - blogger's backend has options for it.


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Have you followed these instructions http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/static.py?page=ts.cs&ts=1233381 and changed the CNAME for your domain?


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Your new domain, chankeypathak.com, has not been indexed by Google yet, so it is too soon for any page rank to have been transferred or lost. Give it some time (a few days to a few weeks, depending on how quickly your blog used to be crawled) for the Googlebot to index you. You can check how many pages in your site have been indexed using Google's ...


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Yes. The blog remains unchanged, it's the domain you use to get to it that changes.


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Contact your webhost. Unless you've set up your own server and are using that, you have to ask your webhost to redirect the IP for you. In which, as @Su' said, you'll have to get your own dedicated IP (Which is probably going to cost more). IPs and URLs aren't synonymous. They are two different entities that are tied together using a server configuration (...


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You can add canonical tags by editing your blog HTML template. (See this Google support article on how to edit the template HTML: https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/46870?hl=en) Then add code like this to the <head> of the document: <ItemPage><Blogger><link href="<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>" rel="canonical"/></Blogger&...


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Mistake 1. Making your own backlinks Mistake 2. Reading on how to make your own back links Mistake 3. The wiliness to create content on a 2nd site for the primary of objective of feeding back to your money site. In this day and age it is pretty much pointless to spend time building links on Web2.0 platforms such as Blogger. The time that goes into ...


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Another approach that some people do is re-design the blog so that it looks very much like their main site (www.yourdomain.com) set up www.blog.yourdomain.com, and redirect their blog to that (including having menu bar links back to www.yourdomain.com) set up a link in their main site to the blog, pointing to www.blog.yourdomain.com. That way, visitors ...


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In addition to closetnoc's answer... Should I remove /search from the Disallow: line? No. It is a good idea to block bots from crawling your search results (which I assume is what this is referring to). You don't normally want your search result pages from appearing in Google's search results pages! And Google doesn't want this either. Google wants to ...


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If you are satisfied with a digital copy, you can 'scrape' the entire site using a tool like HTTrack. It will download the entire website, saving each page locally. That means you could continue browsing the site when off-line, or after Google shuts down Blogger. One thing to note is that images and other page assets will be saved by HTTrack, but say for ...


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Google announced in 2009 that they no longer use the meta keywords tags as a ranking factor, and Bing have since stated they could view it as a spam signal rather than a ranking aid. I'm pretty sure that most other major search engines no longer use the meta keywords tag, apart from Yandex. and Baidu. So I'd recommend not using the tag at all unless you ...


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Though all country specific blogger domains have canonical link to the .com, you should however use for linking of your blogger site the .com. On this way you avoid possible negative impacts, which COULD apply, because the canonical isn't a rule, but a recommendation, so some signals, like social links to different country specific domain endings can and ...


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Indexing performance? I wouldn't bother measuring it unless you end up having your own site with quality content (including lots of text) that people actually want to see. It doesn't matter if you use "Blogger" or wordpress or any other thing that aids you in writing content. What matters the most is the content If by performance you mean speed, you have ...


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i agree with @lese majeste you need to work on content, its the hardest part and the one i struggle with the most. However to try and increase traffic or at least encourage my few readers to spread the word i have added twitter, linkedin and facebook buttons as this is where i promote my site the most and also where i generate the small amount of traffic i ...


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Before you start worrying about widgets, advertising, RSS, or any of the other peripheral components to your blog, you need to actually have good content. If you don't have good content, you can add all the widgets and "java codes" you want, and you'll still just have a useless blog that no one visits. "Content is king" isn't just a cliche. It's an axiom of ...


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Also, you could take a peek at the template file for the different pages. Depending on how your site is set up, there's likely a code/comment that calls for the "Continue Reading" tag. In WordPress for example, by default the quicktag is what you'd be looking for.


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Use widgets that provide HTML and JavaScript, then copy and paste that into your post. To display recent posts, for example, you could sign up for FeedBurner, then use the HTML code generated by their BuzzBoost widget (under Publicize>BuzzBoost in the FeedBurner control panel) to display the latest posts from your RSS feed in the blog post itself.



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