Yesterday, we talked about moving your blog and communicating that on your old site. But what of your readers? How do you redirect those folks in a smooth manner?
The way I’ve found this to work best – especially if you’ve got a good-size audience -is to use FeedBurner’s 30-day redirect.
- On your new site, burn a new feed at FeedBurner.
- Once you have the new feed address, edit the old feed’s source to your new feed.
- Once you’ve made that change, you can delete the old feed and use the 30-day redirect.
I’ve experienced this on both ends of the blog relationship (publisher and audience) and it works well. There are more tech-heavy ways to do this, but one of my resolutions was to go tech-light this year.
FeedBurner’s Support Forums also offers hints on this redirect.