PageRank and Me

When I switched this weblog’s domain from ned.suckahs.org to nedward.org a while back, I wanted to maintain both URLs for a transition period, so as not to lose readers.

Sounds innocent enough, but since then, Google has stopped deep-indexing this site. On the advice of Casey, I tried re-directing with 301s, providing a sitemap with every entry on this site, and a whole lot of other trickery… all without luck. To this day, searching the old domain is more fruitful than searching the new one.

Since I’ve tried everything I can think of, I think the fact remains that ned.suckahs.org has a higher PageRank than nedward.org… There are still many people who link to the old domain.

I’ve started sending out emails to the people I know about. But, won’t you help me out, and update your URL?

Thanks in advance.

4 Responses to “PageRank and Me”


  • You can check what your page rank is at My Page Rank. Both your sites have a page rank of 5 by the looks of things.

  • ahh, I remember when my PageRank was 6…

    Probably what is happening is that the old domain lost a point since there has been no new content published to it in many months…

    I donno… this is another hypothesis. The other possibility is that Google has decided that weblogs in general were getting too much weight in their index.

    If you have any other ideas, please let me know!

  • I can’t imagine what would be the problem; I also find that Google seems to send less traffic to my site recently compared to say half a year ago. I’m not sure if there is some easy way to force Google to index your site. You seem to have done all the things one would expect to work.

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