Monday, January 25, 2010

Moving Digital Reference to a New Domain

This spring, I hope to migrate this blog from my teachinglibrarian.org domain, where it has resided for the past six years to my stephenfrancoeur.com domain. I'm not sure what would be the best URL for my blog:

  • http://stephenfrancoeur.com/blog
  • http://stephenfrancoeur.com/digitalreference

With a URL ending in /blog, it will be easier for everyone to type the address in or for me to tell people where my blog is. Having it end in /blog will signal clearly to search engines that the site is a blog. I am kind of partial, though, to the URL ending in /digitalreference as it would neatly pair up my name and the blog title in the URL. Also, if I ever decide to start a second personal blog, it would be easier to add it to my stephenfrancoeur.com domain.

I'm torn about what to do. Any suggestions?

3 Comments:

At 8:17 PM , Blogger Maura said...

You've blogged at Digital Reference for so long, I'd use it in the new URL. And as you note, that gives you more flexibility to add blogs, etc. in the future.

 
At 8:54 AM , Blogger lightkeeper said...

I would use http://blog.stephenfrancoeur.com/digitalreference.

 
At 8:41 AM , Anonymous Chad said...

I'd go with /digitalreference or /digiref . I've thought of moving all my stuff to ChadBoeninger.com, but folks have a hard enough time spelling and pronouncing my name that my site would probably never be found. ;-)

Keep up the good work, Stephen, wherever your site lands.

 

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