I’m a beginner, and I guess I’m making beginner’s mistakes. I’ve got a bad situation on my hands that I’m hoping I can get some help correcting. I’ll try to be brief, but this requires some background.
I created a site using iWeb. It worked great and I love iWeb. Shortly after I got my site up and running I discovered iWeb is being discontinued, although I can still use it fine.
I thought I’d be doing the right thing, though, to migrate my site to something that is not discontinued, so I bought into the hype and purchased EverWeb. Long story short, EverWeb does not work. It froze constantly and cannot do the things Iweb can. I made the HUGE mistake, though, of publishing my unfinished, crappy EverWeb site before giving up on EverWeb.
So, I went back to iWeb and updated my site last week. Im getting ready to go to a conference, so I had my business cards printed with my site address, which is www.interlacedesigns.com.
Seeing what happens when someone types my site into search or even the URL bar, brings me darn near to tears. One cannot find my beautiful iWeb site that I just spent days updating. One sees my ugly EverWeb site.
I know I screwed up royally, but is there any way at all I can fix this?
My iWeb site is this:
The EverWeb site is this:
Now, thinking I could do a temporary fix before the conference. I deleted all EverWeb pages except the Home page, and on the Home page put an announcement that the user has arrived at the wrong site and to please go to the right site, which I facilitated by placing a link to the iWeb site, then republished.
Now, what REALLY has me baffled is that when I visit the site that comes up when I type “www.interlacedesigns” in the URL bar, I see my OLD EverWeb pages – not the one I just changed with the link to redirect the user.
So, I have two questions. One: Why is this old EverWeb site showing? Does it just take some time for uploaded changes to show? If I could just get the new page with the re-direct to show I could breathe again – at least until the conference is over!
And two: Is there any possible way to fix this so that when a user types “www.interlacedesigns.com” they get the iWeb site? Is there any way to make the EverWeb site go away forever, or least put it in a dustbin and store it in some corner of the interwebs where it’s hard to find?
Thanks in advance for your help.