Before now, it never occurred to me that anyone would still be using Networkedblogs as it’s an old Facebook app that enables you automatically publish your posts on your Facebook or social network accounts.
However, with the recent trend, I realized that certain people still make use of it, and I am here to explain to you why you should quit using Networkedblogs.
If you still use it, then this post is for you, let’s find out what is involved with this app.
Why You Should Quit Using Networkedblogs – Best Explained
For some people, the use of Networkblogs seems like a great idea because it allows you to import your blog feed into the app, and when a new post is published, it picks it up and publishes it on Facebook as well as on Twitter.
This way, other users can subscribe to the blog right on NetworkedBlogs websites.
1. Networkedblogs just as other RSS feed delivering tools did in the past make use of iFrame from the app in both user streams and within the app itself to deliver blog content.
In case you don’t know, iFrames are bad for your website/blog, and if you are wondering why I said so, here are the reasons.
– Alexa Recognizes And Ranks NetworkedBlogs Instead Of Your Blog
Remember that NetworkedBlogs generates your blog posts and posts on your social network accounts.
Now, Alexa recognizes their website and not your blog because when users click on your post, an iFrame where your blog contents are placed within the confines of Networkedblogs website is opened.
If you installed an Alexa toolbar in your browser, check and you will find out that the rank that will reflect on the toolbar is not yours but that of NetworkedBlog.
– NetworkedBlogs URL
It’s true that people use URL shorteners to link to their blogs, so you may be asking yourself what NetworkedBlogs URL has on your blog.
Well, even if people used URL shorteners to link to their blogs, the original URL appears on the address bar when the user gets on the linked blog, however, in the case of NetworkedBlogs, you will find their URL on the Address bar instead of the original link of the content.
Why is this so?
Good question! For every link that was built to your content in the iFrame, the site framing the content will be valued, and not the original content creator.
That being said, if the site providing the iframe or shortened URL shuts down, the link to your web content suffers the same fate!
– NetworkedBlogs Favicon On Your Blog
One of the ways to make your domain unique is the use of Favicon. Now, if you are using NetworkedBlog, their Favicon will be showing instead of that of your blog.
2. When a post is computer-generated, interaction, shares, and click-throughs are much lower, and the reason for this is simple.
Most social media users are smarter such that they don’t even bother checking out computer-generated posts.
3. The Edgerank Algorithm decides what posts show up on your newsfeed, and you should know by now that Facebook has initiated its use.
Shockingly, they penalize updates shared via an app, and their own Networked Blogs app is not an exemption. Little wonder why any post shared by an app ranks as less important thereby having fewer organic shares from FaceBook.
Are There Other Alternatives That Can Be Explored?
Instead of using Networkedblogs, you can use any of these alternatives listed below as they offer better services.
If you would recall, Facebook previously mentioned that they were getting prepared to discontinue Networked Blogs, and if you do a quick search of Networked blogs on Google, you’ll notice that since 2011, nothing has been said concerning this app.
Again, just imagine if you have already bookmarked the link provided by NetworkedBlogs on iFrame for future reference, for instance, and the links shut down, it means that the links to your contents will automatically shut down.
Are you still searching for reasons why you should quit using Networkedblogs?
I believe the aforementioned reasons are enough.
Before we call it a day, I would like to categorically state that we have nothing against NetworkedBlogs, and we would like you to consider this article an expository one as we did our homework before putting this out.
You can as well check other blogs to know what they have to say about NetworkBlogs. Meanwhile, if you have had any experience while using them – whether good or bad, feel free to share in the comment section.