The DQYDJ Weekender, 5/14/2016

August 22nd, 2020 by 

Some of you may have noticed - you can access DQYDJ with either the non-secured http:// or the secured https:// the last couple of days.  Not that I enjoy writing about our writing, but since we've changed 4 major variables recently:

  1. Moved to VPS
  2. Redesign
  3. http -> https
  4. .net -> .com

we were suddenly down 50% or more in traffic (DQYDJ, up to a week ago, got roughly 80% of our traffic from search).

That's unacceptable, and it turns out it may be a known problem anyway - when doing a site move Google includes a strangely worded note about https.  301 redirects aren't enough.  If you have something similar in the works, try the domain move first, then worry about the https later (or go with both, like we're doing now!).

Links We Liked!

  • Big day for blogging about blogging: Google decided to stop allowing Payday Lenders to advertise on its AdSense platform.  (They define these loans as having a due date within 60 days of issue).
  • Sherry at Save. Spend. Splurge. discusses guaranteed income at retirement in Canada.
  • Also out of Canada and also on the topic of retirement, Nelson at Financial Uproar argues that a 30 year retirement was never supposed to be in the cards... and maybe we shouldn't plan to not work that long.
  • Real Estate aside, is tech itself (or even just the startup community) staring into the same abyss?  Ben at a Wealth of Common Sense summarizes (and I'll stay out of it, as a long-term employee of the tech industry I'm conflicted).
  • We hear a lot about emerging countries and economies - here's a study which claims $12 trillion of emerging market money is sitting offshore in secretive accounts.
  • Spare a thought for Venezuela, a country with a horribly managed Socialist government and a growing humanitarian crisis on its hands.

Don't Quit Your Day Job...

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