UCG is hands-down the most effective COG organization at using the web. They have video commentaries, video and audio sermons, Bible studies (for adults and teens), booklets, FAQs, information on the Feast of Tabernacles, periodical publications and news, and the list goes on. The trouble is, they have so much that it’s sometimes hard to find what you need.
Well, there is now an initiative to completely revamp the site “from the ground up” according to the Inside United: Realtime blog article “UCG.ORG To Be Revamped”. Instead of relying upon static pages, but much of it will be written to contain dynamic pages, providing more flexibility to the user. This will be organized by assigning appropriate keywords to all content on the site.
If you have never setup or maintained a website before, it might not be immediately obvious just how much of a change this really is.
One thing that is obvious is that one of the intents is more centrality.
The new site will give us the opportunity to bring in the blogs of our staff writers, which will also be found on the topics and tag pages. Bringing in content from all of our publications and all of our blogs means that people who read our content will no longer have to go to many different Web sites to read The Good News, World News and Prophecy, Vertical Thought, and blogs by staff writers. They will have an all-encompassing site that will streamline their user experience.
It sounds like they will continue to own the domain names that currently point to those sites and alias them to the correct portion of the main site. Apparently, Good News magazine will be one of the sites that will have a landing page to which gnmagazine.org will point to. There are obvious benefits from such a structure, and it should make it easier to find articles that way.
Assuming they finish in a timely manner, this effort should help to ensure they continue to dominate the Internet in COG-dom for some time to come.