Should I Move This Site to patrickokeefe.com?

I was thinking today that it might be a good idea to move this site to the patrickokeefe.com domain. Back when I started this site, patrickokeefe.com was taken – and I didn’t own it. I liked pokeefe.com, so I used it. But, I now own patrickokeefe.com and have for a while.

The main downside is that I’d lose the links that exist to pokeefe.com right now. I could redirect some of the traffic, if I wanted to, but that isn’t the same thing, of course. On the other hand, it’s better to do it know than after I actually start getting traffic. If that ever happens. This site only gets about 35 pageviews a day now.

I am the first listed entry for Patrick O’Keefe on Google. I guess that’s probably not THAT hard to get back. Eventually, at least.

I’ve also been thinking about making this blog a part of the iFroggy Network. That would then make it a priority. I would try to blog every day instead of just whenever I feel like it. Right now, this blog is pretty low on the old totem pole. Work comes first.

And I am also considering (most likely going to go forward with) a conversion of all of my Nucleus CMS sites to WordPress. (Which, again, this site would most likely be the last one to get upgraded, unless I was preparing it as a new network site). So, I suppose I could do all of that in one shot for this site.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

6 Comments

chrispian

about 14 years ago

Patrick,

You won't miss a step if you use a 301 redirect. All backlinks will still count towards the new site, all urls would be forwarded etc. Maybe 2 lines of .htaccess code would do the trick. It's pretty straight forward.

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Patrick

about 14 years ago

Thanks for that, Chris.

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Ryan

about 14 years ago

Sounds good, a bit longer though. Maybe do a redirect of some sort? (You probably thought of that), either way I'd still be here. ;)

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Patrick

about 14 years ago

Thanks, Ryan.

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James Dasher

about 14 years ago

Well, I must say I like pokeefe.com, you might consider redirecting patrickokeefe.com to this site, but my personal opinion keep the current domain, it's catchy.

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Patrick

about 14 years ago

Thanks, James. patrickokeefe.com is already redirecting to this site. :)

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