[theforum] movement for redesign

Morgan Kelsey morgan at morgankelsey.com
Tue Aug 12 13:18:47 CDT 2003


> None of this really needs done, so why do it?  Because it's there.
> it'll be fun.  Most importantly because it'll benefit the community.  Why
> are you so opposed to change?  I don't see problems, I see challenges
> I know I and others will enjoy solving.

on further thought, moving articles to work.evolt.org would be disastrous
for evolt's rankings.

a redirect would handle converting addresses, yes, but the pagerank evolt
enjoys from incoming links would be vaporized unless all those external
pages are updated with the new addresses.

from google:
3. I am changing my URL
  We cannot manually change your listed address at the exact time you move
to your new site. There are steps you can take to make sure that your
transition goes smoothly, however. Google listings are based in part on our
ability to find your site by following links from other web pages. To
preserve your ranking, you will want to inform any sites that currently link
to your pages of your change of address. As long as the links change as you
move your site over to a new location, your PageRank should not be adversely

  If your site goes unlisted for a time, this does not mean you were
intentionally dropped from our index. Sometimes in these transitions, we
fail to find a site at its new address. Just be sure that others are linking
to you and we should pick you up on our next web crawl.


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