After four years of residence on Google’s Blogger platform at www.TheMarketingSpotblog.com this blog will be moving to some spiffy new digs at my company website: www.TheMarketingSpot.com/blog. Not only am I moving the location of all future posts, but migrating all past posts (and hopefully all my search engine juice) to the new location. Sounds like a fun weekend project, right? I’ll let you know on Monday.
What does that mean for you, the reader of this blog? That depends on how you read this blog. If you are a subscriber to this blog via email subscription, or you use blog reader and subscribe via an RSS feed, it should be a seamless transition for you, because I use the Feedburner service to manage the blog feed. But because things don’t always work out the way they should, you might want to bookmark www.TheMarketingSpot.com/blog and check it next week (the week of February 14th).
If you typically just check in to this blog by bookmark or by typing in the website address, you might still be ok, as we plan to re-direct all traffic to the new home for the blog. But again, things don’t always work out the way they should, so you too might want to bookmark www.TheMarketingSpot.com/blog and check in next week. Or you can just make it easy for yourself and subscribe by email here: Receive The Marketing Spot by Email
After the switch is made you can easily unsubscribe and go back to your former way of reading this blog. Also, see my screencast: How to Use Google Reader to Organize and Read Blog Feeds
Why are you doing this Jay?
It’s part of my diabolical plan to take over the entire small business marketing world! Sort of…
I’ve re-built my company website on the Headway Themes WordPress platform at www.TheMarketingSpot.com. This spring, The Marketing Spot will transform into an online learning resource and tutorial center for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. There will be premium and free learning resources. This blog is one component of the free part.
It’s also a tactical move. The Marketing Spot blog gets a fair amount of search engine traffic, and I want that traffic coming to my website, rather than giving it all back to Google. It’s what I should have done four years ago, but back then I didn’t really know what I was doing, I just wanted to create a blog.
There are 593 posts on this blog, and the plan is to move them all to the new website while maintaining all my search engine traffic. I’ve been told it can be done by my website developer and several other smart people. Even so, I’m still
a little very scared!
So wish me luck and pray that everything goes smoothly. I know my wife hopes that it does because Monday is Valentine’s Day and she doesn’t want to hear about any website troubles!
Thanks for reading and subscribing to this blog. Have an awesome weekend!
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