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Blog name change problem.

  1. I started a blog early this year and although its been slow going, I had just started to get a couple of hundred views a month. Not alot I know, but I'm still proud all the same. Anyway I changed the name of my blog because I was never really happy with the first one I chose. I've not had one single view since, well I had two views but there were both me. Just wondering whether somethings gone wrong or wether I just need to be patient.

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

  2. Hi. You changed your blog's name or your blog's address? What is the old one and what is the new one?

  3. I changed both the name and address, should have been more clear about that. the old one was http://electronicpastimes.wordpress.com and the new one is http://gamerphrenia.wordpress.com

  4. I'm not clear on what you are considering to be a problem.

    The final option presented on this screen allows you to discard your current address. This option will permanently disable the address and you will not be able to reuse it. Only select this option if you are sure you will not use the address again. If you want to redirect traffic to the new blog, you can keep the address and purchase the Site Redirect upgrade. http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

    electronicpastimes.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this blog.

    Deleting a WordPress.com blog is forever. Once a WordPress.com blog is deleted the URL cannot be recycled and reused by anyone.

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  6. I've read all the blurb on getting views, thats not a problem. The problem is that I was getting views, and they had starting picking up. Then when I changed the address for my blog they suddenly stopped, as if rechanging the address was the cause.

  7. Well I'm sorry but we can't do anything about traffic loss. Have you verified your ownership of the new blog with the major search engines using this process?

  8. Are people still coming to your OLD blog? This is probably a lame suggestion but if people are still coming to your OLD site, my suggestion would be make a new post, that says,"Please go to my ______________ NEW site, (address here)
    I'm not sure if this will help or not, it's just what I would do. =)

  9. See above:

    electronicpastimes.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this blog.

    Sadly the blog has been deleted.

  10. I know the blog has been deleted, I deleted it. I've done all of the stuff you've mentioned but this really seems to be missing the point of my problem. The point is that I was recieving between 5 and 15 (not alot but it was a start) views a day. Consistantly. Everyday. Mostly reffered by google. On the EXACT day I changed the domain name, the views ceased completely, and as the views I was getting reffered from google were specifically for articles and not a search related to the blog's name itself, I can't see why there was a sudden cessation. I know you can't do anything about traffic loss but this wasn't a gradually drop off. It was a complete and sudden stop of all activity at all. I hope I've worded this so it's easier to understand my problem. Thanks.

  11. Your views from Google will start back after Google has indexed your new site and decided that your old site is gone. Deleting your old site means that you have started over from square zero at your new site.

  12. Thank you. That is what I suspected. I thought I'd ask in the forums to get verification and make sure there was no technical problems. seemingly I phrased it badly and some people missed the point entirely. Thank you once again for your response.

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