Deleted blog still shows up in Google search results

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    seb2point0
    Member

    Hello

    We had a blog on WordPress.com which we moved to a self hosted WordPress installation on a domain we own. After creating the new site, I went in the wordpress.com blog dashboard ans deleted the blog and all of it’s content. Meanwhile, 2 weeks later, it still shows up in Google search results and shows this page : http://lilletoastmasters.wordpress.com

    Since it no longer shows up in my blog list, I have no options to delete this page and I can’t even re-create it. I simply get a message saying that the name is taken.

    Does this go away after a while ? Is there something else I need to do in order to remove the page completely. This is quite a problem because the old adress ranks higher in SEO than our new one.

    Thanks

    #1052498

    raincoaster
    Member

    It goes away after a number of weeks or months. The more you blog on your new site, the faster the transition happens.

    #1052519

    auxclass
    Member

    Had you not deleted the old blog you could have bought the Site Redirect Upgrade and sent visitors and search engines to your new site.

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