Change blog name for search engines

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  • #487752

    jpbowles
    Member

    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.

    #488056

    wp365wp
    Member

    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.

    #488057

    jpbowles
    Member

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

    #488059

    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.

    #488061

    timethief
    Member
    #488063

    jpbowles
    Member

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

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