08 Aug 11 5:38 am
Free hosted blogs
I was thinking on setting up some free hosted blogs to drive highly targetted links back to my website. However, both Blogspot and Wordpress say in their terms and conditions that they don't want "commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites". Are they really serious about this - how strongly will this be policed? Would I be better to go to the extra effort and expense of setting up my blogs on paid hosting so that I don't run the risk of having them shut down at some point when they start producing results for me? Also, is there any risk in having my blog hosted on the same Hostgator account as my website - will Google put 2 and 2 together and figure out that these are not "natural" links?