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My blog stats have plummeted since buying my domain name

  1. whisperinggums
    Member

    Is this to be expected? Is there something I should be doing?

    I bought the domain name (with wordpress.com) two weeks ago and now my Google hits are less than half what they were.

    The blog I need help with is whisperinggums.com.

  2. It's normal, actually. I was heartsick when it happened to me, but keep blogging, maybe a little more than normal, and it will come back in about four months. The long-term benefits make it worthwhile, and I wouldn't say it if it weren'\t true.

  3. Four months! Oh well, I knew I should have done it months ago. I kept putting it off for fear of this very reason!

    Thanks .... I'll hang in there. I trust you!

  4. It's almost like starting all over again.

    After you move to a new house, how long does it take for all of your mail and everything else to catch up with your new address?

  5. Thanks notawoodpecker. I guess I thought with the automatic redirects it would not be so dramatic but clearly Google's algorithms work in my complex ways than I realised.

    I really should have done it a year or so ago!!

  6. Like raincoaster I was heartsick too but 3 months later I was wearing a big smile as all my blog's authority and pagerank were the same as they had been before.

  7. whisperinggums
    Member

    Three months! This is getting better. Any advance on that!!

    Thanks time thief ... it's good to have several of you verify it. Silly how distressing it can be, isn't it?!

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