Moving Sites between URLs
It is never easy, leaving breadcrumbs on the web. I am working to fundamentally change the system structure on at least one, but probably several of my domains, this one included.
Yesterday, with some effort, I was able to edirect https://Nomadic.net to https://old.Nomadic.net, and register those changes in Google Search Console. So now I read that I need to wait, 180 days it seems.
"If critical pre-checks pass, all sites being migrated from or to will display a notification in Search Console that the move is in progress. You will see these notifications for 180 days.
Monitor your traffic as indicated in Move a site with URL changes.
Maintain the redirects for at least 180 days--longer if you still see any traffic to them from Google Search. Remove your old pages, but we recommend continuing to pay for the old domain for at least a year to prevent others from buying and using your abandoned domain for malicious purposes. After the 180 day period, Google does not recognize any relationship between the old and new sites, and treats the old site as an unrelated site, if still present and crawlable"
So, the shell game begins. I need to start now with what will be the new "Nomadic.net" likely will start as something like "new.Nomadic.net", then 6 months from now, if I remember, will migrate to being simply "Nomadic.net".
And if this all is manageable I may do similiar with others domains I am hosting on this system. Or, perhaps I will just use this system more. It does work for many things. It is extremely easy to post to, and somewhat eay to keep track of. There is just all of the other stuff. The inane messagesI get when I open this up. The migrations that will be required if I upgrade from here. And yes, I will upgrade the base system perhaps even today.
Reality is that we need to get on with our day to day and keep track of the shell game. Note the method. Test systematically. Try not to break.
(I need to look at Bing and others as well (note to self)
But the real getting on is building the new. And so it goes.
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