I’m not sure how this is happening, but we are getting signs of people not being able to find the new site. That’s a bit odd as the forwarding from the old URL www.the-tap.blogspot.com to tapnewswire.com should be automatic.
Yet despite that we can see searches coming in with things like ‘where’s The Tap Blog gone?’
Then today an email arrived from Frank, saying he hoped I was on vacation and well, and that he was missing The Tap Blog.
I immediately replied to let him know about the new site. He said he was only getting into the old site, which last posted on October 30th, with no forwarding message.
I suppose I should have put a forwarding post, but the auto-forward seemed to be working OK until the last couple of days, and what’s the point if no one could get in to read it?
Have google been up to their old tricks, I wonder? Mike in manila is totally flummoxed!
Frank said, ‘I am getting the home page from the old site with Oct 30 headline, and I’m not being forwarded’.
I’ll add a forwarding post now. Apologies to all concerned. The lesson is never rely on technology entirely, as always!
Yesterday we had 16,000 page reads from about 4000 visitors, so things aren’t going too badly, but apparently there could still be a few stragglers.
The old Google blog claimed to have 5000 page downloads which is really odd, as no one should be in there! Maybe they’ve been feeding me crap statistics for ages.
Anyway I’m very happy with the new site to be honest, and the numbers are growing every day. Thanks again to Mike for doing such a great job.
He knows the mobile site is still not working, and he’s working on that as his first priority.
Here’s the old banner from a few years ago for those who remember it, and for those who don’t!