It’s been about a month since all 14 of our former network blogs, Urban Semiotic, Go Inside, Boles Blues, Panopticonic, Carceral Nation, Boles University Blog, 10txt, RelationShaping, United Stage, WordPunk, Memeingful, Scientific Aesthetic, Dramatic Medicine and Celebrity Semiotic became this Boles Blog. In that brief time, we’ve published over 80 new articles. That’s a World Publishing Record for any of our single blogs.
Condensing all our blogs thoughts into one mind was a high risk and big reward process. All our URLs and links sort of broke — there was no http://BolesBlogs.com domain as a blog before we made the change — and that meant doing 301 redirects from all the old URLs to the new domain.
So far, everything seems to be going well. It doesn’t look like we’re losing any links or readers from Search engines in the move. Readership is up and stable, and Bing and Yahoo are reporting massive upticks in our indexed pages and appearances in search:
The Crawl Errors look scary, but that error pile also includes 301 and 303 redirects, so the details of those errors demonstrate our move, and blogs compression, is actually working, and working pretty
well, on a technical level.
It will likely take another few months for things to simmer down a bit on the Search side of our move as the new blog domain becomes permanent. Outside websites will need to update their links to use using the BolesBlogs.com domain to get the best search juice back again, and it will be a slow, but methodical, slog for all our published work to be reindexed for good.
If you have any links to the old blogs, we ask you to update them if possible — it will help your own Google and Bing and Yahoo indexing score to be linking to the permanent BolesBlogs.com domain — and you will help us streamline the transition process even more.
We thank you — and we’ll keep on publishing new work as quickly as it is written!
I couldn’t get the Google Webmaster Tools data to load this morning, but it’s loading now — we’re up, way up, and doing well:
Search queries are working and being recorded!
More updates will be shared as we know them!