Yahoo Geocities Tenants Face Eviction! Are You Preparing To Move Your Website?
so I am finally done settling in and redecorating my new place, and ready to
receive visitors.Like any new tenant,
I am excited about my place and I want to share it, so I vow this time to
really do a lot of entertaining.I
normally only have a few friends and acquaintances over, and nobody on the
street really knows me.
a few people here and there, I might look vaguely familiar from the
neighborhood, because I’ve stayed around here over ten years.I have lived all up and down the block,
mainly because the owners have other property in the
vicinity.I’ve occupied their
low-income places for years. On occasion, I feel like I want something new, or
different, so I move to a different unit.I just moved to yet another site, and have been decorating it for the
past two or three weeks with all the latest stuff.I made a decision and a definite plan on how to entertain at home
more, and how to get out more, and now that every thing is in place, I was
prepared to start having visitors.
began making arrangements to make personal calls, as well as other means of
notifying my future guests, to let them where I now live, and what I have been
up to.The only problem is, the propertyowner casually came by out of the blue and put a note on the door
saying the neighborhood(not
just the building I lived in), will be permanently shutting down at the end of
the year.They said more details would
follow in about two months.
Of course, the whole thing
was so surreal that I almost ignored it, at least when I first saw the brief
notice.When I came to my senses, my
mind began to race!What on earth was
I going to do?I immediately wanted to
start taking everything off the walls and begin packing to move right then and
there.What else could I do?When I walked around for a couple of days
in a fog.All I could see is the hard
work that I put into my new place, making sure every room was coordinated, and
complemented the next room.And all my
plans I had for my new home.
was too numb to feel the devastation that wanted to jump up and swallow me
whole.I can’t afford to pay any
more than I now pay for rent.If I
waited for more information from them, before I considered these questions, I’d
be out on my ass, me and all my belongings, with no where to go.By then it will be too late to try and get
it together!I had to snap out of my
coma and start making preparations to move, no matter how disappointed I
felt.Either way, I was being
is the situation I am literally in today.What would you do if you were in a similar predicament?You may be thinking: Thank God I don’t have
to worry about anything like that, but if you have a free-hosted web site at Yahoo’s
Geocities (Plus members affected also), you had better start thinking about
what you are going to do!That’s
right, Yahoo Geocities community is shutting its’ doors!
What About My SEO Web Site???
am being evicted from my free web space that has been hosted in the Yahoo Geocities
community for as long as I’ve been on the internet!I found out a few days ago that I have to move my site.The work involved, and other issues
associated with doing this, didn’t really hit home until I was reading a related blog post by someone who just went through a similar situation with her
websites.Here is my particular
have spent the better part of a month, getting another website together.I have always used Geocities, both free and
paid memberships, because I found them to be extremely user friendly.I can easily maneuver my way around the File
Manager, where you create, upload, and edit your files.Any and every web venture that I have
attempted, or accomplished online has been a direct result of me being able to
manipulate my Geocities web pages.You
can’t beat the price, of the free membership (complete with email). You can
also pay for one of the various Plus memberships, which can be under ten bucks
a month and comes with multiple emails, your own domain name, and a lot of
to the fact that experts tend to look down on sites that are hosted for
free, I tend to have a bit of a complex about appearing professional.As a free host, Yahoo has allowed me to have
a great deal of control over my free site, so I’m confident in the
appearance.I also feel confident that
I created a functional and searchable site.I learned a ton of information on search engine optimization (SEO), and
have applied a lot of new techniques.Some things I learned after I was done constructing the site, and
I didn’t go back and correct every single thing.There are things that I still, absolutely,
need to do for the next free or paid site I build.For example, I must make sure my page has
an SEO structure, which involves doing more than having the proper title and
optimal keywords, which I already included.Then, there is the all important issue of proper headings and heading
tags to consider.I guess when I move
and start building again, I can better implement additional SEO techniques.Now that I have to move my Geocities site
and re-construct things, I will be meticulous about how I build.
My latest cyber venture has been learning all I can about
online marketing, and sharing it with others.In the process of my self training, I found that there was something I
wanted to provide marketers, even more than the great resources I was able to
find.I started blogging, mostly for
sanity sake, and I found myself motivating marketers, and other entrepreneurs
with my writing.I really enjoy
encouragement and motivation myself, on a regular, if not a daily basis.This is what I need as a Newbie to the internet
marketing scene, so I figured, maybe so did others.Now, I have another reason to offer encouragement, because I know
there are Geocities tenants, similar to me, who may be feeling pretty crumby
right about now.
So I have decided to redirect, not just my site, but my
focus.I want to write and continue motivating
the little nobodies like myself, who are striving to make something happen
online, in spite of the odds.I want to
use my writing skills and diverse talents to help myself, and others in the
process.It seems that moving my
geocities web sites is forcing me to really hone in on what my niche is, and I
owe it all to a bunch of YAHOOS!
Web Site Eviction?
Color it how you want to,
the bottom line is, Geocities tenants are facing eviction!Instead of waiting around to see what
unfolds, I decided to join a new community and hope for the best.Since I am familiar with the Webring.com
website, when I saw they are now offering free web space, I knew I had found my
new web community.Interestingly
enough, the Personal Space that they allow you to upload to is similar to
Geocities.There are some differences
as well, but I’m still learning, so I won’t go into detail.I believe ANYONE LOOKING FOR FREE WEB
HOSTING should try Webring.com as an alternative.
Now I have the task of
moving in.But what do I do with my
Geocities site?Do I disband everything
completely?Do I keep some stuff, the
same titles, and what about any attached emails, add on guest books, and date
codes?There is a lot to do, and a lot
to figure out, so I have created this blog to sort it all out.Please return to see what happens, and
continue to follow me here.
If you have a free web page or free web site hosted in the Geocities community, please don't wait until the last minute to decide what to do. You should understand the serious nature of the upcoming site closure. Be sure
to follow the upcoming related blog posts for some viable solutions.YOURS ARE WELCOME AS WELL.We are in this together!