Migration of Permalink at iCalvyn.com

Worry loss traffic from Search Engine after change the permalink structure?

Here my experience and solution…
Since I start to blog iCalvyn.com, my blogging platform (WordPress) are install in http://blog.iCalvyn.com which is a subdomain. Any one who access www.iCalvyn.com will be redirect to http://blog.iCalvyn.com (subdomain)

After few month hardwork on traffic marketing and link building, google have rank me PR3, this both domain iCalvyn.com and blog.iCalvyn.com. Half year later, when google make another rank, my main URL www.iCalvyn.com maintain PR3 while my subdomain http://blog.iCalvyn.com become PR0… what a sad story…

I keep on asking google reconsider ranking my website, and few month back google just give me a PR2 for my subdomain, main URL still maintain PR3. I still not happy on this, I deserve to get higher PR.

For this case, I was planning to migrate my blog from the sub domain to the main URL, but I worry on the traffic from search engine(SE) will be loss. Example traffic from SE access http://blog.icalvyn.com/hello-world will be no longer exist after I change.

Permalink Moved Permanently

With using “Permalink moved permanently” plugin from Microkid, will solve your problem while you change permalink structure.

Example (1) for your current permalink
http://www.yourname.com/2008/04/hello-world

Example (2) for your after change permalink

http://www.yourname.com/hello-world

You won’t loss the traffic which access Example (1) URL after installing this plugin. People who access your old URL (from forum or other people who link your article) will redirect to your after change URL at Example (2)

Back to my case…

I am not actually change my permalink, is only domain structure, I am also not sure would this plugin helps or not. The reason make me take action is because I realize that my main URL now was PR4.

After few hour troubleshoots, I realize that I still need to maintain my own blog at subdomain, if the blog does not exist, the link can’t works, still need to check with microkid.

Any way, I have success migrate my blog from subdomain to the main URL. Huray~ :)

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14 Responses to “Migration of Permalink at iCalvyn.com”

  1. imDavidLee June 11, 2008 at 2:13 pm #

    now i only realise that change permalink structure oso can cause lost traffic one..

  2. calvyn June 11, 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    David >
    Yes, loss traffic especially from the search engine. You just change ur permalink structure rite, should use this plugin :)

  3. Mitz June 11, 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    how bout the other file which attach in your blog?

  4. Ronald Su June 12, 2008 at 2:06 am #

    Some people spend too much time improving and fixing their SEO and PRs instead of providing quality and fun content.
    It is difficult to find a balance for bloggers and webmasters.

  5. exinco June 13, 2008 at 3:48 am #

    hi calvin,

    how to ‘request’ pr from google. can you share with me. i read it before but lost it.

    without PR susah cari makan he..he.. :)

  6. calvyn June 13, 2008 at 1:43 pm #

    exinco >
    We unable to request PR from google, but we can ask goole to reconsider giving us PR. some thing like appeal for the ranking.

    Just do it over google webmaster tools, you can apply for the reconsider there

  7. Jayce June 13, 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    Cool… Your site have PR4 now. :D

  8. Pin June 14, 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    Try Redirect 301. We used to define one offical URL and those pointing URL are using 301. This means your PR will be combined and less confusing for search engines.

    Since you have migrate to main URL. I would suggest you to update your httpd.conf to add the 301 pointing of blog.icaxxx to icaxxx.com

  9. calvyn June 15, 2008 at 12:26 pm #

    Pin >
    I have try 301 redirect previously from iCalvyn.com to blog.icalvyn.com but the PR did not same.

    iCalvyn.com (Pr4) and blog.icalvyn.com(Pr2) only… google have change algorithm i guess

  10. exinco June 15, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

    i look at webmaster tool for consideration, but no idea what to write. Can you suggest a sample

    thanks.

  11. Andy December 23, 2008 at 7:51 pm #

    You shouldn’t worry about ‘PR’. Forget about it.

    The PR reported on the toolbar is misleading and out of date. It has been this way for a long time.

    It has no bearing whatsoever on actual traffic. Really.

  12. hsunleong January 17, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    Hi, i am still very new to blog. Is there any ways to change the “almost pretty permalink” to “pretty permalink”. I am not familiar to blog conf and setting. Thanks in advance..

  13. hsunleong January 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    Sorry. It is me again. Just enable the Notify me follow up comments via email. thanks again

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