Changed my name, now no hits.

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  • #1098467

    theogon1
    Member

    Hello everyone,

    I recently changed the name of my blog about a week ago, and I’ve noticed that I’ve only had one hit since then (which was probably me from another computer – tragic).

    I used to get about 30 a week, not much, I know, but I preferred that to just 1!

    What can I do to get my hits back up? I wouldn’t really want to change the blog name back…

    Anyway, I hope you can help,
    Theogon

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

    #1098592

    theogon1
    Member

    Just an update: I’ve also posted a blogpost last night, and usually I get at least 30 hits from a new post… I’ve even used the same tags, categories etc.

    #1098596

    timethief
    Member

    What exactly did your change?

    1. The Site Title ie. the Blog Name that can be changed at any time here > Settings > General
    Doing this have no effect on SEO or traffic flow?

    2. Or did or the Blog Address ie. the URL starting with http:// and fail to purchase a site redirect upgrade?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

    Changing the URL breaks every link in the blog and it will take 3 – 4 months for Google, Bing and other search engines to re-index the content under the new URLs. That’s why there are two warnings about purchasing a site redirect upgrade.

    If you do change your blog address, permalinks to your old address, including search engine results, will be broken unless you purchase a Site Redirect upgrade.

    #1098598

    timethief
    Member

    Edit – “Doing this will have no effect on SEO or traffic flow. ”

    #1098605

    theogon1
    Member

    Ah, thanks timethief – I changed the URL and that must be why traffic is so low. If it’s just a matter of waiting now, I guess that’s fine, at least I know.

    Thanks for your help!

    #1098606

    timethief
    Member

    I’ve been shaking me head when witnessing bloggers post here who have done the same thing. There’s not way I would every change a blog URL unless I was purchasing a site redirect or a domain mapping upgrade. This explains why > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/05/avoid-creating-404-pages/
    You’re welcome.

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