Our blog, The Quick & Dirty (http://blog.quickanddirtytips.com also known as http://qdtblog.wordpress.com) resides on the WordPress site. While we purchased a domain mapping for our site, we're still not fully understanding why the following is happening:
--When Google Analytics identifies an incoming link from the blog in its "Referrals" report, it has 2 different URLs associated with many blog entries: one for blog.quickanddirtytips.com and one for qdtblog.wordpress.com. In many instances, it has more referrals from the WordPress domain than the Quick & Dirty Tips domain.
Are we not getting good search engine traction because of this? Additionally, does Google think that 2 pages exist with identical content? Clicking on the WordPress URL redirects to the Quick & Dirty Tips domain, so it's not as though 2 duplicate pages actually exist. Why does Google thin that these WordPress exist, when they don't?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much,
The blog I need help with is blog.quickanddirtytips.com.