i spoke previously about 301 Permanent Redirects and how they are an effective way to maintain/pass along your site’s PageRank and inbound links to the new site and/or landing page.

one thing i’d like to mention is that with regard to 301’ing a site/landing pages from one domain to a completely new domain, Google may take some time to resolve this update within its algorithm.

for example, if your “old” site is:

www.domain1.com

and the new site is:

www.newdomain.com

and you’ve 301 redirected the home page of the old to the home page of the new and redirected all the major landing pages to the new site’s URL structure.

a change in the actual domain name may cause up to a 2-3 month lag in resolution within Google. scary indeed.

patience is definitely a virtue here.

the typical results i’ve seen after the resolution is a return to previous site rankings/traffic followed by marked increases in the months to follow.

: )

this is merely a rant to say that i can’t stand the term “web 2.0”. the word has no real meaning and no real definition.

i have such a hatred for the term because i am surrounded by it on a daily basis and yet no one can explain it to me fully or give me examples of what it is.

somet things that get mentioned are:

video optimization
blogging
AJAX
user reviews and interaction
wiki’s
blah blah blah

stupid. i want to gag myself when people try to sound like they know what they are talking about by using the term web 2.0

end of rant.