Below is the part you all have been eagerly awaiting since the beginning of The Fall and Rise of a Weblog series: Prologue, The Situation, and The Result. “Here comes the pain baby! Here comes the pain.” – Snake Eyes. Because of Film-Book dot Com’s suspension by Bluefur.com and the site’s subsequent downtime:
- Film-Book dot Com lost 670 modified pictures (uploaded continuously since the site began) inserted throughout 404 posts. This resulted in lackluster, barebones past posts in the Film-Book dot Com’s Archives. Because the 670 pictures were not available, when Google and other sites linked to those images and posts, unique visitors looking for them (in their associated posts) did not find them, did not stay long (increasing my bounce rate), did not sign up for my RSS Feed, click on ads, other posts or make comments.
- All of the websites paying for links within Film-Book dot Com’s posts and Archives canceled.
- A large percentage of the posts that were edited a few days before the suspension, around 40 Film Reviews, were restored to their previous versions (before they were edited) after the suspension was lifted.
- Film-Book dot Com’s Technorati Rating dropped from around 40 to 36.
- Numerous opportunities were lost. Since my site was off-line, I could not show certain people that I did in fact run a film website.
- Time. Instead of writing new content and posts, I have to replace 11+ months of media deleted during the course of my suspension.
On these points, I have no opinion. Like I have said before, I am neutral.
Next week the fifth and final part of this series will be published.
In the mean time – a question for discussion:
- Have you ever experienced a site and data loss of this nature yourself before?
The remaining post in The Fall and Rise of a Weblog series: What was Learned.