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Big Domain Oops

  1. I think I made a boo-boo.

    I had a blog called crosslenz.wordpress.com, but I changed it to fencingwithink.wordpress.com. I knew crosslenz would no longer work, but I ran into some unexpected troubles and now I'm stuck.

    I can still see my old blogs and they're under the new domain when I click them.
    However, when someone searches from the internet, my blogs are still under the OLD domain, so when you click a link from Google, say, it will try to go to a crosslenz.wordpress.com URL, which of course no longer exists.

    Do I need to map all the crosslenz traffic to fencingwithink? Or do I need to make fencingwithink its own domain AND map everything?

    Or is it too late?
    Help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is fencingwithink.wordpress.com.

  2. Actually a fixable goof - since crosslenz.wordpress.com is still alive, but has the content deleted - you have two choices

    1) best is to buy the site redirect upgrade to send traffic from crosslenz.wordpress.com to your new blog -

    2) leave a note on crosslenz.wordpress.com that you have moved and have a link to your new blog - the bad about this is that your visitors will need to do a new search on you new site or page around to find what they were looking for

    Just clearing the content but leaving the blog itself was a GREAT move

  3. fencingwithink
    Member

    Well, when I type in crosslenz.wordpress.com, it just says it's a dead link, not a website anymore. I think that the content is there, but there are a bunch of dead links floating around the internet while the live links are stuffed in some magical internet corner without light.

    However, you're right, redirecting would fix the dead link problem. Oy...
    Any other suggestions? Thanks so far.

  4. Nothing Found
    It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

    That is because you have deleted all the content from the blog and there is no Post to display on the front page - normal behavior

  5. I see...
    Okay, so how do I map the old site to the new site if they're both wordpress.com sites?

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