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#1 Leif Snellman

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 13:46

Hello all of you who are interested in prewar GP racing.
 
My internet provider (Helsinki phone company) has decided no longer to support websites and will delete the "Golden Era"  site by New year. (According to them websites are old technology that only a few privateers have an interest to make anymore)
 
I have therefore bought a domain name and moved the Golden Era website to it.
 

The new address is thus www.goldenera.fi    (should be easy to remember)   ;)

 

Hope to see you there.  :wave:

 

Regards

Leif Snellman



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#2 Risil

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 13:49

Consider the bookmark updated!

 

I don't know if I've said this to you before but many, many thanks for the continuing research, writing and behind the scenes tech stuff that goes into the Golden Era site. An amazing resource, one of my favourite places on the web.

 

Can you share any plans for future topics? I've seen that 1919 (C'est pour la France) has popped up recently.



#3 68targa

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 14:38

And me ... it is a staggering amount of work that you have undertaken and to have this available for all to share is wonderful.  Thank you.



#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 14:40

Thanks for letting us know, Leif. I agree with everything the others said. Your website is one of the best things on the net. Long may it continue.

#5 guiporsche

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 21:59

Many thanks for keeping it online   :clap:  



#6 d j fox

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 21:59

I’ll add my thanks too .Leif, an excellent website .

#7 Rob G

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 23:38

Thank you, Leif. Your website never ceases to amaze me.



#8 Gary C

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Posted 02 December 2022 - 04:20

Thanks indeed for the update Leif, I find that as I get older I'm drawn more and more to the pre-WII races.

#9 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted 02 December 2022 - 13:17

:up: :up:



#10 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 02 December 2022 - 17:11

Thank you, Leif.

:clap:

 

Sorry for officiousness, but the HILL CLIMB WINNERS 1897-1949 website, which had similar address of your previous'?



#11 Leif Snellman

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Posted 02 December 2022 - 19:43

Thanks for your nice comments.  :)

 

The hill climb pages have been moved as well and are now also to be found at http://www.goldenera.fi/hcw0.htm if you want to link straight to them.

 

 

Can you share any plans for future topics?

 

 

We have not made any decisions yet, We'll first try to improve the 1938 race reports and then we'll see. 



#12 Leif Snellman

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 19:16

Sorry for this primitive way of putting this subject back to the first page just in case someone  missed it when I posted it first time.  :blush:


Edited by Leif Snellman, 23 December 2022 - 19:18.


#13 Paul Taylor

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 13:05

One of the most iconic motor racing sites on the web. Thanks for keeping this alive Leif!



#14 PaulButler58

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 17:19

My word , I had completely forgotten about this site! Thanks for keeping it going Leif and reminding me of it!



#15 PayasYouRace

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Posted 25 December 2022 - 08:33

Thanks for the update. I drop in from time to time. Always glad to see it’s got more info every time.



#16 Risil

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Posted 08 January 2023 - 13:18

You probably know all this Leif but since the site move the SEO seems to have taken a big hit. Googling "golden era of Grand Prix racing" no longer returns your site anywhere near the top of the listings. (Although frustratingly a cached page from the old domain still displays high up!)

Is there anything practical the forum hive mind can do to help?

#17 Vitesse2

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Posted 08 January 2023 - 15:07

The Google page link from the old site address actually redirects to a general FAQ page in Finnish if you click on it. Not helpful!

 

However, if you click on the three vertical dots on the Google result you can actually send them feedback about results. I know nothing about the practicalities of SEO, but maybe sending them an explanation and details of the new address is worth a try?



#18 chdphd

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Posted 08 January 2023 - 18:17

You can ask Google to index your website

 

https://ahrefs.com/blog/google-index/



#19 rodgerdavies

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Posted 11 January 2023 - 13:23

Just tried to access the site and nearly had a heart attack thinking it was gone!

 

Fortunately, the search led me here and I can say thank you to the man, the legend for the amazing site and content that I've been enjoying for more than a decade! 

 

On SEO terms, the best thing that can be done for indexing will be for people to keep linking to the new one - unfortunately, because you didn't own the previous domain and have no way to place a validation, you won't be able to submit a change of domain request to Google, unless you still have the site in your Google Search Console account - then it may allow you to, though I suspect it won't allow it without revalidating the old address (impossible). At the moment it will be being penalised for duplicate content, though hopefully Google will 'realise' what's happened before too long. In the meantime, I'd advise adding 'canonical' tags to the pages that self-reference (happy to help with any of this if it would be any use).



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#20 GazChed

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Posted 11 January 2023 - 15:56

I only have to put G in the search engine and it takes me straight to the Golden Era website...

#21 Porsche718

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Posted 05 February 2023 - 03:51

It seems google is still not indexing www.goldenera.fi 

 

I have now placed the home page on my desktop. Problem solved.  :clap:

 

Golden Era is ome of my go to sites


Edited by Porsche718, 05 February 2023 - 03:51.


#22 Paul Taylor

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Posted 05 February 2023 - 06:08

It seems google is still not indexing www.goldenera.fi 

 

I have now placed the home page on my desktop. Problem solved.  :clap:

 

Golden Era is ome of my go to sites

 

All Leif needs to do is go to https://search.googl...h-console/about, click Start Now and follow the on-screen instructions.

 

After uploading the Google sitemap to his server via FTP and verifying it in the console, Google will start to index the page.