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From: Jillaine Smith <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Publishing Online: What Do You Do and Why?
Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 10:34:04 -0400
A few responses:
1. Based on the Google search results of Richard Taylor Yarmouth, I
would suppose that WorldConnect is not indexed by Google. Does anyone
else know if this is true? Now that I think about it, I *rarely* see
WC pages in Google search results. So this may be something that
Ancestry controls. Too bad if so.
2. I hadn't initially thought about search results when putting up my
data. It was only later when doing my own Google searching that I
realized my (non WC) pages were coming up. That said, many people DO
find me through WorldConnect. Folks usually tell me where they found
me, although not enough say specifically where they found me-- i.e.,
exactly what page were they looking at of my WC gedcom(s).
3. Clarification: Worldconnect pages are generated by GEDCOMs. The
Richard Taylor research page I linked to
is a stand-alone web page available through the free web hosting of
Rootsweb. So they're hosted by the same company (Ancestry, which owns
Rootsweb), but they are separate services and tools. When I used
Google to search on Richard Taylor genealogy Yarmouth, the above URL
came up on the first page. Both my WC GEDCOM and the Richard Taylor
research page have been up there for a long time. (BTW, the Register
article I referred to is not a 2nd accepted article, but the first
and only so far ;-)
4. Thanks for the further information about Second Site and how the
web page generation has more options.
5. Sarah Kirby, I strongly recommend you look into both WorldConnect
and Rootsweb's free web hosting. With WC, I can easily put up
multiple databases; updating them is a snap; while it does involve
replacing what's up there, it's fast-- within a few minutes. And
WorldConnect also allows you control what if anything is seen about
living people, including Event Places. As for the web pages, what I
used to use (when I was on a PC) was a template-driven web editing
software (like Dreamweaver), create my pages "offline" then upload
them all at once. Whenever I had a specific page to change, I'd edit
and publish just that page-- not the entire site. I have not found an
affordable alternative for my Mac, so I edit the pages one by one
using Rootsweb's online editor. Not ideal, but frankly, I don't edit
my web pages as much as I used to.
I'll start a separate thread for WeRelate and other genealogy wikis.
Jillaine Smith - Bethesda, Maryland
Bringing your Ancestors to Life
www.werelate.org/wiki/User:jillaine (collaborative research)
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jillaine (personal research)
expertconnect.ancestry.com/Provider/Profile.aspx?id=1469 (Expert Connect)
Member: APG, NEHGS, NGS, ProGen 6
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