I consolidated my two blogs into one with Jekyll in Azure using Azure Static Web Apps.

Problems

  • My main blog was in GitHub pages but it became very slow to build.
  • My second blog about Azure using Next.js in Azure. The website wouldn’t rank on Google after many fixes and waiting about 2 months. After a lot of research I learned that this was an issue with the way Next.js loaded the website using JS.

After I joined the two blogs moving out of Next.js into Jekyll and submitting my sitemap to Google, I started ranking within a few days.

Setup Jekyll

As seen in this Microsoft doc about Jekyll in Azure Static Web Apps. My environment is Ubuntu.

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