Brief questions about transfer to WP.org

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  • #878673

    wildrose965
    Member

    Hello. I’m with http://cherrytart.wordpress.com and am looking to transfer to a self-hosted WP.org site. I plan to import my old content and pay to redirect visitors.

    Will I lose all my page ranking? (I’m told 301 redirects, whatever that means, will preserve what I’ve achieved.)

    Is there any way to automatically resubscribe followers?

    Thanks, in advance, for your response!

    The blog I need help with is janohara.ca.

    #878783

    timethief
    Member

    Most bloggers have published content under their .wordpress.com URLs prior to purchasing a domain name via a domain mapping upgrade. The reason they do purchase domain mapping is so that all the URLs from the .wordpress.com root blog when clicked seamlessly redirect to the same content in the same posts and pages under the new domain URLs.

    The page rank and authority the blog earned was earned by the .wordpress.com URLs and belongs to them. It’s not transferable and that means is the domain starts from zero. In about 4 – 6 months time the same content originally indexed under the.wordpress.com URLs, will all be re-indexed by search engines under the domain URLs. All things being equal, the blog will probably have the same page rank and authority it had prior to purchasing domain mapping.

    If you use the JetPack plugin on your new WordPress.org install you may be able to get Staff to move your subscribers.

    #878785

    timethief
    Member

    If you would like to read a step by step overview of a DIY move see here > Setting up a self-hosted WordPress.org install

    #878794

    wildrose965
    Member

    Thank you so much, timethief! That’s reassuring. Appreciate your time.

    #878796

    timethief
    Member

    I’ve been there, done that and blogged it. :) You are most welcome and best wishes re: the move.

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