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Change blog name for search engines

  1. After starting a blog, I changed the name but kept the same domain. Now, in search engines, my blog still comes up under the old name. Is there a way to fix this?

    My blog is the African American Performance Art Archive at http://aapaa.org

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is aapaa.org.

  2. Your custom domain .org blog is hosted at wordpress.com.

    It'll take some time for search engines to update the 'title' of your blog. Wait for 2-3 days or more.

  3. I changed the name a few months ago but only made the site available to search engines a few hours ago.

  4. In some cases, it could take up to about 3 months depending on the search engine's full index cycles. Generally they index a site, and then for 3 months or so, all they do is look for new stuff by inspecting your sitemap.xml file.

    If you had it set to block search engines for a while, then they might notice that and now that it is open again, re-index the entire site in which case, your new blog title should be picked up sooner.

  5. This is really helpful, timethief. Thank you. The results you found bring up the old name.

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