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Are Weebly blogs indexed?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by runningfree73, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. runningfree73

    runningfree73 Registered Member

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    I scraped a few expired Weebly blogs to use for backlinking purposes but it looks like you have to upgrade to turn indexing on. If that's the case then free Weebly blogs have no SEO value at all. Can anyone confirm this?
     
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    no, its closed in robots. you need pay acc for indexation
     
  3. TheSEOWizard

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    Being one of the top expired Weebly sellers in the past, I can say that free Weebly blogs are now almost "completely closed" to indexing unless you go for a paid upgrade. It started around a month or so back when my first customers started mentioning me that they were facing problems in a few of the blogs. Then, it became the norm gradually and almost no Weebly blog or website had the search engine indexing option free by default. All had to opt for a paid upgrade in order to be indexed. Weebly will lose a lot of customers now. They were probably the second most popular Web 2.0 (with website/blog creation option) after Tumblr but now, I doubt they might almost see no new customers. Nobody would like to create a website, blog or shop and not to be found in search engines by default. On the other side, their revenues might go up marginally though I highly doubt it as the old blogs are still indexed and working fine.
     
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    Got these on Fiverr. Little did I know they were useless. Have at them if you want

    squeegeeguys.weebly.com
    littlenendolion.weebly.com
    rachelleblogs.weebly.com
    roguegonevogue.weebly.com
    gamesindigo.weebly.com/
    wholegames952.weebly.com
    fpdrs.weebly.com
     
  5. TheSEOWizard

    TheSEOWizard Power Member

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    ^^

    LOL. I was/am the top Weebly seller on Fiverr but have nearly stopped my gig for the last few weeks so that my customers do not lose money. These are not my sale though as I cannot recognize any of them. I am still the top (or probably the second most popular) expired tumblr seller. I would still recommend tumblr a those are working fine though PA was decreased by Moz in the last month or so.

    Weebly is a "do not touch" Web 2.0 platform for the moment unless they change the rules once again. It is kind of sad as I had found very high quality and powerful Weebly (some with even Time, CNN, WashingtonPost etc.) in the past and the links were quite powerful at times. Weebly also used to be in the Google index for far longer time compared to Tumblr etc. They were regarded by search engines as proper websites rather than a Web 2.0 or a blogging platform from what I had noticed in the past.
     
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    kenmifang Newbie

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    That sounds strange, but i have done Weebly one year ago. It does be indexed by search engine, and many people visit my website. Am I wrong?
     
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    mrautom8 Newbie

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    If you still have Weeblys you want to get rid of- I'll take them. I'll take my chances on getting them re-indexed.
     
  8. TheSEOWizard

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    The old ones are working fine. The new Weebly rules only apply to new blogs. I also have tons of Weebly already created in the past and they work fine. Their new rules (of free Weebly blogs/websites blocked from search engines) only applies to new blogs and is not retroactive.
     
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    :lmao: well FUCK! So what the expired ones I posted above would have been good to go? Consider it a freebie then
     
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    Now, weebly asks phone verification for me. But it not indexed
     
  11. TheSEOWizard

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    No, those are not created/built still. It does not depend whether it is expired or not. Any freshly created free Weebly has to go for a paid upgrade in order to be indexed by search engines. Anything created say 1-2 ago or prior to that and which were published and live before the new rules will work well from what I have noticed.
     
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    Alright. So they are useless then. Thanks for clearing that up. Weebly is a no go then.

    Got the idea from a member here actually. He recommended to use about 10 expired PA 30+ Tumblr blogs along with a few weeblys to easily rank for low comp keywords.
     
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    They are not indexing, I have created a subdomain before 2 months but not yet indexed. It is useless to get link from weebly now a days, no link juice will pass
     
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    the older one's are still indexed and fine, but the now the upgrading thing is sad, I guess everyone wants to make money.
     
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    Personally, I think this could be a good thing. Weebly will overnight get rid of alot of spam sites, improving quality.

    IMHO this makes a really good weebly website that's been upgraded to include indexing more powerful than ever!
     
  17. OutOfContext

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    Could it be that the indexing of free Weebly's is now dependent on some other metric, such as the amount of content you have on the site or the age? That is, Weebly will allow the site to be indexed once it passes a certain number of words/pages or once the site has been registered for at least N months?
     
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    Or even based on a manual review by staff?
     
  19. gutshot

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    No, they introduced a paid option to remove the search engines block in robots.txt. This is a way for them to make money. It can also be seen as a way for them to dissuade spammers and poor quality blogs.
     
  20. cottonwolf

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    Anyone paying for subdomain hosting which will never be theirs is living in a dream. Weebly has it nice if they get suckers paying for that.