I'm SO CONFUSED! If anyone can give me clear directions as to what to do, who has done this before, I'd really appreciate it. I am not talking about self hosting, just the Domain upgrade.
I think I’m missing something somewhere in all this.
As I understand it, I effectively now have two URLs, teamoyeniyi.com and teamoyeniyi.wordpress.com. The WP URL is the “real” URL where the stuff is located on the servers. So I have two URL’s pointing at the same content.
Surely I want Google to index based on the purchased domain, not on the WP URL as it has been doing so far.
I did find this last night http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/google-apps-email/ but now I seem to have both URLs verified by Google under two different verification methods. Before I found the above link, I verified the new URL (the domain upgrade URL) under my old Google account (using the DNS verification). Then I couldn’t verify it under the new account which I created as a result to fht elink above instructions! This was after I had tried verifying it via the Dashboard Tools area (Meta tag) with the new code, but then the WP site wouldn’t be verified! So I put the code for the WP URL back and it still seem to be verified.
It seems like I am starting all over again, but I can’t figure out whether I am supposed to keep both URLs under my old Google account, remove the WP URL from there and leave the new one.
I read somewhere (can’t remember which support document is was now) that purchasing the domain would not lose all my Google information for the site, but I can’t see how that works if I now have a new Google account.
So at the point where I had the new URL verified on the old Google account together with the WP URL but nothing verified on the [email redacted] Google account, I gave up and went to bed.
I didn’t know I was going to need a new Google account.
I don’t know how it works with two URLs verified and pointing at the same content.
I haven’t even looked at the Bing questions yet!
I don’t know if WP do the 301 Redirect or if I am supposed to do one? Is it even necessary?
Does this make it any clearer about why I am confused?
I hunted everywhere and nothing really addresses this issue at all.
I just wanted to have everything “transferred” at Google and Bing and so on to the new URL, but the deeper I dig the more of a mess I seem to make!
Many thanks for listening to me vent!
The blog I need help with is teamoyeniyi.com.