Maybe Google won’t hate me anymore
A bunch of scummy sites are using some of my old WordPress themes. The themes have links to longren.org in the footer, I think Google hates me for it, I dunno though. It started about 3 years ago. When all was good, organic search referrals from Google were around 15,000 unique visitors per month.
Now, however, the story is much different. In all, Google is throwing me about 800 unique visitors a month from organic search. I believe it has something to do with all of the incoming links to longren.org from low quality websites. I really have no idea though and am not about to hire some SEO company to fix it up or take the time to disavow hundreds of thousands of links.
I’ve got longren.org forwarding to longren.io now, but will eventually turn that off and just start from scratch, I guess. Unless Google can help, but that’s not probably likely.
— Tyler Longren (@tlongren) March 3, 2014
Oh well. Only change will be the new .io TLD. It’ll be nice having a new domain, even though I’ll keep the old one around forever most likely.
Redirect 301 / http://longren.io/
Well, now what?
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