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I couldn’t find much about Trent from the links on the blog but, by going to his home/sales page I was able to get some info about him and what his blog is about (selling eBooks). From looking at his archives he’s been blogging since 2004.
This blog is a Blogger blog. The template is a rather ordinary looking 2column one.
As is typical with Blogger blogs, I found the navigation clumsy at best. I had trouble digging up content I might be interested in reading beyond the most recent posts. There were no obvious links to individual posts. All in all, I found it rather uninviting to explore his content.
Since Google, in yet another anti-competitive move, has decided to partially disable comments by commentators who don’t have a Blogger account, I suspect this will harm the level of conversation on this blog. Commenting on Blogger blogs was already tedious and this most recent move makes them even more unfriendly. I don’t think this bothers Trent too much since he states that he’s looking for search engine traffic that converts for his eBook offers.
Monetization is provided by Adsense and links going to eBook offers. Given the apparent amount of search traffic he gets, I suspect this combo works rather well.
In this article, Trent describes why he favors a Blogger blog: What Is Your Favorite Blogging Platform? He breaks down his preference toward Blogger to the supposed SEO benefits of one since he believes that Google would favor a site they own over sites they don’t. For Google’s sake, they better hope that’s not provable in Federal court.
Beyond that, I found an unacceptable level of articles that had obviously been copied from article farms and reworked a little bit to avoid duplicate penalties or articles that were simply sales pitches for eBooks.
As a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) tool, the site probably works very well. As a blog, I found it rather disappointing. Sorry Trent.
Get Your Site Reviewed
If you would like your site reviewed by me for free, just like Trent Brownrigg did, use my Free Blog Review page to request one. Since I’ve gotten quite a back log I’m going to be doing two at a time spaced out about every 4-5 posts until I get caught up.