Google your Blog title!

Arti
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

What do you see when you key in your blog title in Google?

I did that yesterday and was quite pleasantly surprised to find out that the first result which directs to the home page of my blog showed up 8 sub results below it! (I think it’s a good sign for a site and was quite happy about it Cool).

From the total number of results on the search page, 4 were directly from my site. 2 were from connect.in and 1 from digg, bloglovin, addyourblog and wepostalot each. None from Indiblogger though Frown

Anyways, What about you? Have you tried googling your blog name ever? How many pages does the search result throw up from your site? How many from other sites and which sites are they? If you have never done that, do it right away and do Share the results Smile

Edited 11 years ago
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Sayali
Sayali
from Indore
11 years ago

There is one more site with a similar name as mine. But guess what, it features nowhere. Google is all mine *evil laughter*

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

haha... Google really loves you Tongue out Good, Good Laughing

abhin@v
abhin@v
from mumbai
11 years ago

When I googled my blog title ( be the geek) the first 3 results were from my site followed by some youtube video by jason mraz, then "geek advancement", and more irrelevant links (who will be the geek queen??) .

But if I search bthegeek all the relevant links of posts, fb,digg profiles etc turn up. :)

Anyways, I suggest everyone to sign out of their google accounts before searching their blog titles in order to avoid search results customised for you.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

haha! who will be the geek queen??..hehe.. Have you ever visited that link to find out more :P

So a case of different url and different blog title. I have always wanted to know this - a site with a different url and title... does it affect its performance relative to query searches and all? What is more preferable, same names or does it not matter at all?

My blog has same title and url!

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Also abhi, thanks for that bit on signing out, will have to do a recheck for mine then coz i am generally signed in :)

abhin@v
from mumbai
11 years ago
No. I haven't checked out that link yet. :P
abhin@v
from mumbai
11 years ago
I think its better to have same name and url of the blog, for reasons of seo and as well as convenience. But I think content is what matters, in the end. If you have great content, a different url won't stop your followers from frequenting your site, isn't it?
abhin@v
from mumbai
11 years ago
I think its better to have same name and url of the blog, for reasons of seo and as well as convenience. But I think content is what matters, in the end. If you have great content, a different url won't stop your followers from frequenting your site, isn't it?
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
@ Abhi Thats the reason I have the same name for my blog... But you are right good content would bring in readers anyhow...
abhin@v
from mumbai
11 years ago

hmmm again my replies got posted twice ..

btw very interesting topic artiji :)

abhin@v
from mumbai
11 years ago

yes, about having different url and blog title, look at digital inspiration ( labnol.org) . It is one of the popular tech websites in india.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Arti ji???
abhin@v
from mumbai
11 years ago

why? surprised? sometimes 'ji' add ho jata hai! :)

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

So the conclusion is having different url and blog title doesnt matter, content does.

Thank you very much Abhiji and I hope that 'sometimes' never ever comes again anytime Smile

DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
LOL
umesh derebail
umesh derebail
from Mumbai
11 years ago

When i type Indiabackpacker one can find at least 2 pages, if one types India backpacker seperately than one can find another copycat by similar name first in the search.  Anyways as long as our posts don t clash i don t mind it.  Sometimes people tend to twist the spellings backpakker too has been used to imitate, backpackero is another site which is international.  Arti it gives clue to another angle, which i am posting as a topic, do check it out.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Yes, that is also one way to look at searches when names are misspelt... how does it affect the reasults. Great Umeshji, 2 pages are dedicated for your blog :) And good work on taking the cue also Smile

Kristy Kumari
Kristy Kumari
from Amritsar
11 years ago

On page 1 of search results 8/10 are me with my blog being the first thing listed. I got some links from other girls blogs and one from stumble upon on page one. Not too bad.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Its good :) The age of the blog also plays an important role in this i suppose, but am not sure. How long have you been blogging Kristy?

Setu
Setu
from New Delhi
11 years ago

my blog featured on the first page...2nd  position :)

Blog title is Knick n Knack ... paprikacanvas.blogspot.com

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

2nd pos is good! But is it the only one that shows up, dont you have results pointing to your blog from some other directories, etc?

josechukkiri
josechukkiri
from Thrissur(Pudukad)
11 years ago

I used to check this frequently to know whether my blog is indexed or not. I can see the latest google bot crawling of my blog. I am using yahoo and bing also to see the differences. I think this is a good practice.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Can you share your results here?
DS
DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
@ Arti 8 sub results as in how we get if we search for say Indiblogger or say Cricinfo??? That must be great, I have only seen BIG sites have that kind of results.
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Yes DS... Even I have seen such results for bigger sites only:)
DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Google must do that only for great sites then... Some special conditions might have to be fulfilled for them to give those many results!!
Steve Robinson
Steve Robinson
from Chennai
11 years ago

I googled mine (footyntech) I got three direct links to my blog in first page, couple of links from Dzone and some other sites and then in next page couple more links directly to my site and then on link from Indie Blogger! (joined today) 

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Welcome to IndiBlogger Steve :) What's Dzone, never heard of it! Is it some kind of directory like DMoz?

Madhur Chadha
Madhur Chadha
from Hyderabad
11 years ago

guys one thing you all should know, your search results are tailored according to you and your previous searches. So if you are looged in to google and do a search you are bound to see your blog in almost the first few pages because google knows its you. Even if you log off google still has ways to capture some information.

If you really want to know your rank, use tools(online) or ask someone of your friends to so that form their pc without logging into google (assuming they dont visit yoyr blog often from that PC as the results will be skewed in your favor )

i hope i didnt demoralize ppl :)

 

SubhashChy
from Mumbai
11 years ago

yeah,thats right. google is cleaver enough to create a profile for each user and then show resulets for him.most of his ineterest.

 

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Very good info there Madhur, Thanks for the detailed insights Smile It is always so good to learn about what Google is really uptoInnocent

@Abhi has already warned us above to log out from our accounts and do the search but I never knew that Google is this smart! Damn!

Mohini Puranik
from Dhule
11 years ago

Madhur, I agree with you, I am trying thorough different browsers and mobile too. Of course without logging in. But I think you don't know me and my blog, so you search Gurukripa, and tell me what happens! 

Even without logging in, our ip address record remains there. so our searches are saved I think. So try after clearing history, cache and then see. 

DS
DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
If I search Cricket Wise, I get just one result for my blog on the 4th place!!! Quite good considering that cricket is very general term!!!
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Yeah, that's quite good :)

DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
:)
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Yup especially considering that cricket is a very common term!
DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Thanks.
Somebody Somewhere
Somebody Somewhere
from Kolkata
11 years ago

The first result is the lyrics to song with the same title by Fallout Boy.

The second result, is my old blog which also had the same title.

 

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

So You lose out to Fallout Boy there but second position is also quite good :)

Somebody Somewhere
from Kolkata
11 years ago

It's a fair defeat. I did usurp their lyric.

Kristy Kumari
Kristy Kumari
from Amritsar
11 years ago

@Arti, I've been blogging a little over 2 years but only started promoting my blog a couple of months ago. I put some thought into a unique name though.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Ohk.. Nice work then, the name is indeed unique and catchy :)

My blog's title is ' Internet Tecnology Blog' and right now at first position in Google search results.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

That is great :) but what are the other results you see besides the first one?

SubhashChy
from Mumbai
11 years ago

thats a comoun keyword and still his site is on first page.thats good.

other pages are from different sites i think

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

@subhashchy Agree, That's really good!

Hemal Shah
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
11 years ago
I get pretty mixed, but all my blogs :)
DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Thats great Hemal, nice to see you back on the forum!!
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Hey, Good to hear from you.. :)

...all your blogs haan! Oh, I see Google does not like to mess up with veteran bloggers Tongue outGreat going Hemal Sir :D

 

DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Hah @ Arti:)
Mohini Puranik
from Dhule
11 years ago

How are you Hemal Sir! Our Hemal Sir is njoying U. S. :) Hemalji sounds cool! :P

DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
US!! He never mentioned it here?? Congos Hemal:)
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
US! WOWIEE!!! Hemal, calls for a double treat now sirji ;-) Heartiest Congratulations buddy, wish you the very very best in all your endeavors :-)
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Ohoh, one of my replies got posted down, uff this mobile version! Hemal scroll down a bit, there is one more job waiting for you :P
DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Happens Arti:)
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
10 years ago

To all, apologies to have replied all of you after 3 months.. sounds lame of me.. sorry, really sorry! Cry

@DS thank you sir, its difficult to stay away how hard I try, in fact I never even feel like trying... Wink

@Arti thank you so much for your wishes.. treat ke liye aap milo toh sahi.. you even missed the IndiMeets... and yeah i did read your reply down Laughing

@Mohinee... yeah i was enjoying my US trip, was there for almost three months.. but was out there for work. 

 

Arti
from Mumbai
10 years ago

Hey, a late reply is so much better than a no reply.. so cheer Smile

hehe, welcome.. mention not :) I am sorry Hemal, could not attend the IndiMeets due to unavoidable circumstances.. but we will surely meet up someday.. tab tak meri saari treats sambhal ke rakhna, I will definitely take them all.. hehe :P:D

Abhishek Sinha
Abhishek Sinha
from Bangalore
11 years ago

Just did that. A little surprised that first 5 links pointed to my blog. But guess it is due to the uncommon name 'Bakwaswani' :)

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Indeed a very creative name! Sure diverts attention, dint leave google also... Thats Great Abhishek :)

Mohini Puranik
from Dhule
11 years ago

I love it!

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Yep, Mohini! Me too! Actually the first time I heard it, Aakashwani was the first thing that came to my mind..
DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Nice name Abhishek, quite catchy:)
Mohini Puranik
Mohini Puranik
from Dhule
11 years ago

Type Gurukripa and share the results please..........! Thanks for taking time. :)

Anyway, it's very common name and still sometimes on no. 1 or no. 2 or 3. 

about my name, my indi profile is most popular. My political articles are also at good popularity. Especially my article Why only Hunger strike, it was among the rarest international article who oppose hunger strike or hunger drama. Lot of work needed to be done from my side. From your side, please keep visiting. :)

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
That is indeed very good Mohini! You do a wonderful job wherever you go, whatever you do..Gr8!! And About name, indi profile.. No wonder! After all you are a star here ;) keep writing :-) 
Mohini Puranik
from Dhule
11 years ago

Thanks Arti, many topics are rare so I think it attracts people. Now, techincally also, developed a bit how to keep small titles, and write with important words. 

You all made that popularity on Indi. Thanks :). I was really surprised. whenever I search, I get something related to Indi about me. Bond of love

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Yes, you just nailed it right! Bond of love, very strong.. Love is indeed miraculous, works wonders everywhere, on everyone!! I am really happy for you and the progress that you are making with your baby, keep it up :-)
DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Mohini your blog is great... Its good that google recognises it too!!
Leo
Leo
from Bengaluru
11 years ago

Top two blog based results are mine B-) First to my current blog, and one to my old blog which was named the same before a shift of platform.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Good that the first result is pointing to your current blog and not the old one :-)
Leo
from Bengaluru
11 years ago

Oh it can't B-) the old blog is quite inactive.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Oh! Then it just cant 8-)

DS
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Thats good Vinay.
Arti
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
@ Karthik It seems Google loves to travel... Google loves our travel blogs :P +100 to Google!
SubhashChy
from Mumbai
11 years ago

sounds so. i visited ur blog couple of times and always its ineteresting to see the stuffs :)

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
@subhachy that is for me? If yes, Thank you very much for the appreciation :-) And I must also say that your blog is quite informative and impressive as well :-)
Karthik Prabhu
from Bangalore
11 years ago

hahaha Sure is :D

 

SubhashChy
from Mumbai
11 years ago

Arti, Yep. That was exclusive for you :). Han apke liye hi tha. Maine apka blog dekha tha. Alag alag places ke review or detailed information with pic dekh k i was feeling like i m just right to that place. Excellent and keep it up. (y)

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Thanks a lot Subhash... You made my day:)
SubhashChy
from Mumbai
11 years ago

mmmm.

@Arti  just one result and all others go to different sites.

 

@ Subhashchy  Yes, it is a common name and I cannot guess how long my blog will stay in first position.

Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
Still its very good, I think for your blog name..
Arti
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
And haan, request you to take a few snaps of the place please and share it on your blog if you can, have never been to a foreign country but would surely love to see it through your eyes :-) And one more thing, just reminding... do not forget our very own INDI...;-) CONGRATS once again!!!
Arti
from Mumbai
11 years ago
This reply is for @Hemal.
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
10 years ago

Gosh! It took me three months to figure this reply! Iam sorry Arti.. I had never been back to this site. The problem was that I carried my office laptop which has IE 7 and its a pain to browse Indi on it... with so many restrictions on corporate laptops its difficult to browse through. 

And yes I do have many pictures I have taken and good thing, I will post it on my blog. For sure, it is a task am going to do this sunday. Again, really sorry dear for this delayed reply. Thank you very much for your wishes.

Arti
from Mumbai
10 years ago

Hey Hemal,

That is so very sweet of you Smile I can understand the hindrances you might have faced else nothing can keep us away from this place for a long time, isnt it..

Thanks for keeping my request Hemal, that too after such a long time.. Really appreaciate it a lot.. I am eagerly looking forward to the post and the pics, pls sort it out and post them as soon as you can Smile

Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
10 years ago

Yeah in a weeks time, it will be uploaded on my blog! I will post that back date as I dont want that to be the latest post, but surely will let you know...

Arti
from Mumbai
10 years ago

okieeee.. Do it at your pace as suited to you, am fine with it.. But i hope I am not asking for too much from you here Embarassed 


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