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Changing A Url
Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:44 PM
I have decided to change the URL and change related graphics and text but my question is will google percieve this as "cheating" and somehow drop me? I would like to keep the original address for the current members but is it wise to have two addresses pointing at the same site?
Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:50 PM
Why not simply establish a 301 Permanent Redirect from the old address to the new one? That would take care of both the search engines and your visits.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:56 PM
I'm leaning toward just changing it and putting up a one pager on the original (for 6 months or so) saying we have moved and here is the new place.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 01:14 PM
Setting up a 301 permanent redirect to move a whole site is pretty simple really. Assuming you're on a *nix server, simply create a file in a text editor (Notepad) and type in a single line like:
redirect 301 / http://www.newdomain.com/
Replacing "newdomain" with your domain name of course.
Upload that file to the root level of where your pages are stored as a file named .htaccess Yes the dot preceeding the file name is important.
With that done your server will automatically forward any request to the new domain, and give the spiders a header that let's them know your site has moved.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 02:33 PM
What exactly do you mean by a "bad URL"? Could you please explain further before you go changing URLs, because it may not be necessary at all.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 03:10 PM
Jill, ty for the welcome. The URL has the word "sin" in it (my fiance's old yahoo screen name) and I have had friends that wouldn't visit for that reason alone. Like if youre phone number started with 666, who would call you?
I need to add this is not a porn site nor a freak site. Just a friendly chat board.
Edited by JAMMAN, 02 April 2004 - 03:17 PM.
Posted 02 April 2004 - 04:15 PM
Posted 02 April 2004 - 11:18 PM
She doesn't go by "Sin" any more just Di. We want normal people of all ages to join the board and enjoy it. Hard to get a mother to let her 14 year old daughter join a board with sin in the title.
Now more on the 301. Wait- I'm gonna search for it and whatever answer I can't find I'll ask here.
Posted 03 April 2004 - 09:01 AM
The amount the phone rings at home has lead me to consider putting in a commercial phone system with auto attendant or hiring a receptionist.
Posted 03 April 2004 - 09:38 AM
So much for the Do Not Call list. It works about as well as the CAN spam bill.
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