Sunday, February 28, 2010

New posts in a moment - possible small blog address change in a few weeks

Sorry to the people who submitted questions in the past couple of days - they'll be posted shortly.

As for the address change... Google/Blogger is going to be dropping the ability to publish blogs via FTP, which is how I publish all the blogs that I run through their service. So, this presents me with a couple of choices - use their migration tool or move all the blogs to WordPress. Either option has its own pros and cons, but I think I'm going to try the Blogger tool first (which will change the URL for this blog, but the tool is supposed to include auto-forwarding). I'll experiment with it on one of my other blogs on my personal domain before I try it here, since this blog has a lot more traffic. The tool was originally supposed to be ready this past week, but now it looks like it won't be available until next week. Since they won't be cutting off FTP support until May, I'll probably wait until spring break to mess with it since I'll have time to fix anything that goes pear-shaped!


Bearded Lady said...

I would keep it on blogger. I was faced with the same decision a few months ago. The blogger tool is actually pretty easy to use. My only complaint...they removed spell check! ugh.

The reason why I say to keep it on blogger is because I am one of those conspiracy theorists that believe blogger sites get higher search engine rankings. actually, I think you might lose your ranking if you switch? not sure

Lara said...

Google had to work hard to come up with a way to preserve page rank info with people who will have URLs change (like me), so if I had moved to Wordpress (installed on my own domain), the addresses wouldn't have to change. So either way, in theory, page rank shouldn't change. "in theory" of course... ;)

Kathy said...

Do whatever you feel is best Lara. We support you