I've been using Vox for a number of years now to post articles and create external blogs. These free blogs ranked very well and even appear on Google Page One for competitive national search phrases.
It was a shock today to learn that at the end of September, Vox will be shutting down. Since many DrivingSales.com members use Vox blogs, here is what was posted on their website today.
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Vox has been a fun place to explore, create and connect with your friends. But Vox is closing its doors on September 30, 2010.
This doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your blog. We want you to make sure you can keep the great content you’ve shared on Vox, and continue to have a home for your blog. To help you make the transition off of Vox, we’ve added new export features that make it easy to move your blog to a free TypePad account, and your photos & videos to Flickr.
If you’re an active Vox member we encourage you to read the information below about what's happening during the month of September, and learn more about how you can migrate your content.
To help you make the transition off of Vox, we've made it easy for you to move your blog to TypePad and your photos and your videos to Flickr.
Additionally, the Wordpress.com and Posterous services provide tools to help you import your Vox blog. Learn more about the import tools from Wordpress.com and Posterous.
Thank you for your love and support of Vox over the years.
- Team Vox