Here’s a quick update with the domain change and transition.
In short, I effed. Up. Everything.
Old links? Gone.
Redirect? Not happening.
Me to the point of considering giving up blogging because of all this? It happened for a moment.
All of what I wanted to happen didn’t happen and it was making for a headache the likes of which I’ve never known. I was just about to the point of crying since it was becoming such a hassle. So to avoid all of that and save my SEO, old links, and quite possibly my readers, the original domain is back. Carry on as you normally would because it’s like nothing has changed.
Although I may have a few more gray hairs because of this mess.
Aside from all that, I’ve got some cool news to share with you for my next post. I will post it tomorrow so in the meantime, enjoy your evening with family and friends, and make 2014 the best year ever.
While in the process of switching things to the new domain, I discovered something: all of my old links under holographicmeatloaf.com became broken. If you clicked on any old link, rather than having it redirect to the new domain, you got either an error from Google or are taken back to the main page. In short, I pretty much killed everything when I switched over.
I am in the process of figuring out a way to get it working again, whether that requires buying a redirect for the old domain or otherwise. But I don’t remember having to do that when I left my previous one and I can’t recall the settings I needed in order to do that. The old links worked just fine with that transition.
So please bear with me as I continue to figure things out. And if you clicked on a link from a Google search, here’s how you can view the page you meant to view:
Simply click the green arrow on the right and then Cached. You will get an archived version of the page.
If anyone knows what I’m doing wrong or has some suggestions to get this working, please contact me via the Contact link at the top. Until then, this post will remain a Sticky so that everyone knows what’s going on. Thanks!