[yapc] YAPC::NA::2006 wiki down?

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa miyagawa at gmail.com
Fri May 18 12:22:20 PDT 2007

On 5/18/07, Michael Peters <mpeters at plusthree.com> wrote:
> > Since the year and continent uniquely identify a YAPC, it would be nice to
> > drop the city name. Say, america.yapc.org/2007 .
> I agree in principal except that "america" is not a continent :)
> Since I don't imagine there would be a top level page for just for YAPC::NA or
> YAPC::ASIA, but rather for YAPC in general and then specific sites for the
> individual events, why not combine the year and continent into a single moniker
> since that's how it will be tagged right?
>  na2007.yapc.org
>  eu2007.yapc.org
>  asia2007.yapc.org

We used tokyo.yapcasia.org for YAPC::Asia 2006 and
tokyo2007.yapcasia.org for 2007. It worked well except one pitfall: No
Page Rank transition.

Because lots of people linked to tokyo.yapcasia.org in 2006, Googling
"YAPC Asia" still shows tokyo.yapcasia.org as its #1 result.

Wish if we have chosen tokyo.yapcasia.org/2007 as an URL for 2007.
Page Rank is still high and Google will choose the subdirectory /2007
prior to /2006 by detecting /2007 is more actively updated than 2006,
at some point.

OSCON does this URL naming scheme, and it works really well.

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

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