Freelance Web Consultant at architxt.net
14 December 2008 01:23am
Was nice to wake up to a blue sky :)
CEO at Econsultancy
14 December 2008 08:43am
Glad to hear you like it. It's still settling down and various bits we need to fix. Like not showing the HTML code in the forum posts!
BTW, how did you get your Whoops page?
14 December 2008 09:25am
I got the Whoops page by clicking on any of the 'most recent reports' links. Eg: http://econsultancy.com/reports/online-transaction-processing-guide
14 December 2008 14:19pm
Hopefully we've now fixed HTML tags showing in these forum posts. And you shouldn't be getting the error when clicking on any of the most recent reports?
On the jobs - yes, I think we have limited it to 5 but it should be clearer. And actually maybe there should be no limit anyway.
Community Architect at Schux
16 December 2008 13:03pm
I noticed that the links from the email content updates didn't work.
Also on the job posts the external links to the companies lead to the wrong place.
And, if you go http://e-consultancy.co.uk/ it says the site is still under maintenance.
16 December 2008 14:35pm
Marketing Manager at Welcom Software LLP
17 December 2008 10:59am
I am I correct in thinking the "also in the forum" section on the homepage lists the details of the poster but when visiting some of the threads they have been posted by 'anonymous'?
17 December 2008 11:15am
Sem Specialist at Ecweb
07 January 2009 15:32pm
I am surprised that I can "see" the pagerank only 3 weeks after the migration.Usually you can see pagerank after 2 months approx.Also the amount of indexed pages of e-consultancy today is 7,590 and I remember it was over + 20K.so this is a very fast de-indexingThen questions:
Hope someone from econsultancy answers...Regards.Ignacio
07 January 2009 15:47pm
On Pagerank:Yes, pretty much all the PageRank appears to have transferred almost immediately *at a page level*. However, this is not yet true of the homepage (which is 3 on the new site at the moment but was 5 on the old site). And, at the moment, we reckon our "domain credibility/authority" has taken a knocking so new pages aren't ranking as quickly as they used to. So our 'long tail' traffic is down on search referrals.
Pages (de)indexed:Yes, the number of pages indexed on the old site dropped very quickly from over 40,000 to the current 7,000 or so. So the de-indexation was fast.
I'm seeing 26,000+ pages of this new site indexed on Google (http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGLS_en-GBGB291GB303&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=site:econsultancy.com) and more like 60,000 on Yahoo! (http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/search?p=http://econsultancy.com&bwm=p&bwms=p&fr=sfp&fr2=seo-rd-se). So the indexation is happening quite quickly too.
301 redirectsYes, this is pretty much all that we did. Read my answer to question 9 at http://econsultancy.com/blog/3074-ashley-friedlein-talks-about-the-new-econsultancy-site.
Google / Google Webmaster ToolsNo we didn't contact Google about the migration process. I don't think you can? We did verify our new site with a new verification code in Webmaster Tools. And it does tell us about the new indexation. But it hasn't really helped us with anything yet.
OverallThe de-indexation and re-indexation and transfer of PageRank at a page level all seem to have happened very smoothly. However, our search referrals from Google are down at the moment compared to the old site as I imagine Google doesn't yet 'trust' the new domain in the same way it did the old one. We're hoping Google will figure out soon enough that this domain *is* the old one!
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