WOW, I have not been here for a while. I have been very busy with many projects, but it's great to be back here at Webmasters World.
I hope it is ok to mention 2 non commercial websites for the purpose of comparing them. I own both.
HamWave site description:
I have been doing well with my ham radio entertainment site at <snip> non commercial web site. This site is just about 1 year old and we receive about 3,000 hits per day. Although one day we got over 7,000. This site ranks well in the search engine and the site has many cgi perl scripts, although it is primarily constructed with solid html. I use a news editing program to generate news html pages and I use allot of SSI. Another keyfactor to the success of the volume of SE traffic is of course many pages. So many pages that we have just past the 100MB of disk space. The site is eating up disk space and I need more and more.
So I have been thinking for sometime about doing a few things with this site. @ things actually. ! I would like to move it off the current server it's on, and place it on to another server. There are reasons and issues on why I need to do this that I will not go into right now, but I need to do it eventually. The other thing I want to do is use remodel the entire site. I have a program that I have been fooling around with and it is actually a program that is an entire site. The whole site is CGI perl, everything. So I am concerned about how well will the new site do with SEs. The test site is <snip>. It is a Teamsters union entertainment site. It started off as a test site for a future HamWave site.
OK, so here are my questions:
#1 can a site like my <snip> do well with SEs even if it is all CGI?
#2 Should I make the new site a people site and keep the old site as a SE site and use some kind of software to redirect people from the old site to the new site?
#3 Is #2 sounds like a good idea, what is the best way to do it with out pissing of the SEs and getting blacklisted?
#4 any other ideas and thoughts on this would be helpful.
[edited by: Woz at 11:51 pm (utc) on Oct. 25, 2002]
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