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Google Now Letting You Point a Domain to Blogger

This is good news for all bloggers that are using Google’s Blogger service and hosting via their free BlogSpot.com service.

Nathan reports Blogger has introduced a new service that allows you to point any domain name to Google’s DNS servers (ghs.google.com) and get all the benefits of using a TLD (top level domain).

With domain names costing less than ten bucks a year, it’s a quick and easy way to get free hosting for you blog, while branding it via your own domain name. It’s not as good as hosting the blog yourself, but an easy alternative for new bloggers not wanting the hassle of setting up their own hosting and using FTP.

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  • http://www.xuru.com Jeremy Luebke

    Sort of defeats the purpose of most SEOs using their accounts in the first place. Parasite SEO. Gaining from the domains authority.

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    True, but might also legitimize some of the splogs

  • http://www.matkowsky.com matkowsky.com

    I registered a domain name (“Domain”) through Google Apps For Your Domain (Beta) that I was going to use with Google Page Creator (Beta). I don’t think I can have blog.DOMAIN.com point to Blogger and at the same time have the http://www.DOMAIN.com work with Page Creator. When Google integrates Blogger, Google Apps, and Google Page Creator, that will be nice!