Whoo hoo! Google has discovered this blog! Rather excited it. I moved my 2 year old blog here, with all 650+ posts, in August when my blogger account crashed and locked me out for a fortnight. Then I decided to stay. The original blog is still running however because I discovered one small, but important details – every single backlink I’ve ever made (ie when I’ve written about multiplicity and provided an in text link to my page about that so that those who want to know more can easily find it) all point back to my old blog. I’m in the process of going through every single post, improving the formatting that’s been altered in the transfer, occasionally replacing a photo that’s gone missing, and fixing the backlinks so that they point to that post on this blog. It’s going to take me a little while!
Unfortunately, having the previous blog still listed on the net has penalised this blog – the duplicate content means that google initially treated this blog as a spam site, a valuable process designed to prevent buggers who steal all your content to create fake spam sites from getting higher up the search engine ranks than your real site. But, now that this site has been running for a couple of months and the old blog has delisted from search engines, things have been corrected. This site now shows up in google instead of the other one when people search for it. I had my first referral from google today. Yay!
The clean up process is definitely daunting… but on the other hand it’s been good to re-read. I do this with my own journals pretty regularly and I always learn a lot, gain a new perspective… Bear with me. 🙂
In other exciting news, I’ve added a ‘random post’ button. How awesome! Now that I’ve so much material online, I’m always looking for ways to make it easier to access relevant stuff. I’ve also started a couple of new, more specific topic categories such as multiplicity. On that note, if you’re looking for a good reader to keep up with your favourite blogs now that google reader is dead, I’ve been using feedly and really liking it.
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