[General] OSAF redirect
mikeal at osafoundation.org
Fri Oct 19 11:40:23 PDT 2007
It's already pretty easy and obvious how to get from
osafoundation.org to chandlerproject.org, so it's not the biggest
problem in the world that people are linking to it. We're already on
top of posting comments on these blogs anyway so we can link to
chandlerproject.org in the comments directly.
I think if we think we could make it easier to navigate from
osafoundation.org to chandlerproject.org we should, but we shouldn't
just forward osafoundation.org to chandlerproject.org -- I can see
value in keeping them separate.
I think the mozilla.org site is a good one to go off of;
On Oct 19, 2007, at 8:15 AM, Jared Rhine wrote:
> We've had about two blog post point to www.osafoundation.org
> instead of our desired chandlerproject.org.
> It was suggested we look at ways to minimize this.
> The most straightforward solution proposed was to have
> www.osafoundation.org redirect to chandlerproject.org. I said I
> wanted to think about how that affected our Google Page Rank first.
> If you google for "Chandler", you get www.osafoundation.org at the
> top. You used to get chandler arizona, so we've gone up in the
> last year. This is due to the network of links built up over time
> which give www.osafoundation.org a high ranking.
> chandlerproject.org is sixth on the list currently since
> effectively, it only has gotten linked at all in the last five weeks.
> So what will redirecting www.osafoundation.org do to page rank? As
> I understand it, you will take on the page ranking of the site you
> redirect to. That is, www.osafoundation.org would get the lower
> ranking of chandlerproject.org's current page rank, *not* the other
> way around where www.osafoundation.org would raise the rank of the
> currently sixth chandlerproject.org.
> www.osafoundation.org has a page rank of 7, chandlerproject.org has
> a page rank of 0. ( http://www.pagerankr.com/ )
> I'm pretty conflicted now over what I think we should do with this
> information. Outright redirection of www.osafoundation.org is
> still on the table. But I don't really want to lose our first-
> place ranking now. We might say that if chandlerproject.org is
> ever going to be first place for "chandler" over chandler, az, it's
> going to have to build the link structure itself over time and
> we'll get back to number 1 eventually, so let's start now.
> I can't find matching chandlerproject.org stats, but for some non-
> Google link tracking on www.osafoundation.org, see:
> Ted has said he doesn't think we should sit on this issue and
> should do something to avoid bloggers pointing to
> I throw the conversation open to the floor, in the context of the
> alleged pagerank behavior I describe above. What should we do
> about blogs linking to www.osafoundation.org directly?
> -- Jared
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