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Deleted wordpress site comes up on google

  1. edwardalankurtz
    Member

    Hello.

    I recently changed the name of my wordpress site from a company name to my full name (first, middle and last). Being a novice, I created a new site (full name) first before deleting the old one (company name).

    When I google my full name, the old wordpress site (company name) comes up, even though I have deleted it. The page opens and states that this site is no longer available.

    I would like to know what I need to do to make my new wordpress site (full name) come up when I google my full name (rather than the old site [company name]).

    Thank you.

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

  2. thistimethisspace
    Member

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Deleting blog content or deleting a blog does not remove any indexed content from appearing in the SERPs (search engine page results). Google and Bing only clear their caches of deleted indexed content that produces a 404 (page not found) every 3 - 6 months.

    Search engines are attracted to posts, not to pages. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ Pages are for static content that rarely changes. Search engines have little, if any interest at all, in what's on static pages.

    Start frequently publishing posts that contain unique content that cannot be located elsewhere on the internet to get search engine attention. It takes time and frequent publication of content that cannot be found elsewhere on the internet for search engines to discover your content and index it.

    For blog verification see > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/
    For sitemaps see > http://en.support.wordpress.com/sitemaps/

    For 10 factors that expedite indexing of your content see > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/21/omg-i-cant-find-my-blog-on-google/

  3. edwardalankurtz
    Member

    Hi thistimethisspace.

    Thanks for the excellent information!

    Ed

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