> "Roy Schestowitz" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> ergobob wrote:
>>> I have an RSS Feed running though FeedBurner.com. They now have an
>>> option to "host your own" feed with your URL.
>>> Without realizing what I was doing at the beginning, I have my feed
>>> pointing to their URL. Now I want to change that to my URL to get the
>>> benefit when the feed shows up on a Feed Reader or Directory.
>>> I would like to use their "host your own" service so I don't have to
>>> contact all the existing directories, readers, etc. to change the URL.
>>> I assume that they will do this with a redirect. So the question is if
>>> they do a redirect, and my URL is now active, will the links benefit go
>>> my URL or their original page with their URL?
>> They will need to re-direct propely with a valid status code... 302 or
>> whatever it was. You need to make sure that the re-direct will be
>> honoured by all search engines (notion of /all/ and /honoured/ is
>> loosely-defined). I must warn you that even when done properly, this can
>> lose you ranks. A friend of mine shifted between domains and did
>> everything "according to the
>> books". Yet, he had a PR0 down from PR4 and he is now back to PR3 (after
>> 6 months or so despite many new links from my site).
>> Redirections will practically be helpful if you want the visits to reach
>> your own 'arena'. Whether you can rely on them when it comes to ranks, I
>> doubt it...
>> Hope it helps,
> Hi Roy,
> I know what you mean about redirects in general. In this case the blog
> with a high PR keeps it same URL. It is only the RSS Feed (the XML page)
> that changes it's URL.
Why do people move their feeds on-line? Greed for information? I once
addressed this while having Feedburner (specifically one of their failures)
> So I don't think the blog itself will be affected. But there are
> directories and Feed Readers who have captured the Feed using the old URL.
> I just wonder what happens when I have my own new URL for the feed and if
> I loose anything from the Directories and Readers?
I think the best people to ask are the Feedburner team. You pay them, don't
you? Or get a digestion of their adverts and 'stuff'. If you ask them, you
make them more liable. If something bad happened, you'd be able to complain
and get an explanation. They might be able to rectify everything without
your involvement. I know a guy who lost his feeds because Feedburner's
servers crashed. A Feedburner employee/adminitrator was kind enough to
comment in his blog and apologise.
Roy S. Schestowitz