The downside of free blog service

Stephen Baker

Back when the spam epidemic was triggering alarms, e-mails from Hotmail accounts risked getting ensnared in filters. Now, with spambloggers using the free blogs at Google's Blogger, the blogspot address raises suspicions. Mark Cuban, says:

If you are an individual blogger whose blog is hosted on, every day the chances of you being excluded from’s, and other search engines’ indexes increases.

If that weren't enough, Feedster's Scott Rafer writes that bloggers without their own domains or subdomain are excluded from the Feedster rankings. (UPDATE: Rafer sends along this link in a comment below.)The one exception is PostSecret, at # 10. One pic at Postsecret that seems to fit the theme:


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