My blog is “yonargi.wordpress.com.”
This is my ministry blog, and I am most intensely interested in keeping it as is (well, as it was before I messed it up late last week.)
I wanted to see if I could become an affiliate marketer, so I experimented by setting up another blog site in WordPress, because that is what I was most familiar with. It didn’t work. The two sites were getting mixed up, so I went in and deleted the second site. I thought it would just delete my affiliate site, and we’d be back to normal. Well, it didn’t.
Now, when I click my download link AND when WordPress sends me a notice about (for example) someone leaving a comment on my Yonargi.wordpress.com site, it links back into my deleted affiliate site, fulfillment247365.wordpress.com. What must I do to get this site working again?
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re:duplicate content blogs
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However, in some cases, content is deliberately duplicated across domains in an attempt to manipulate search engine rankings or win more traffic. Deceptive practices like this can result in a poor user experience, when a visitor sees substantially the same content repeated within a set of search results.
Google tries hard to index and show pages with distinct information. This filtering means, for instance, that if your site has a “regular” and “printer” version of each article, and neither of these is blocked with a noindex meta tag, we’ll choose one of them to list. In the rare cases in which Google perceives that duplicate content may be shown with intent to manipulate our rankings and deceive our users, we’ll also make appropriate adjustments in the indexing and ranking of the sites involved. As a result, the ranking of the site may suffer, or the site might be removed entirely from the Google index, in which case it will no longer appear in search results.
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Not sure if this is what you were looking for, but to change the blog your username is linked to, go to Users > Personal Settings > Account Details > Website.
This will change the blog linked to your username on the support forums, and any future comments you enter on WordPress.com blogs, but it will not change the URL linked to your username on old comments.
lol :) You beat me to it. I was just about to post that too in order to cover all the bases. :)
Thank you both so much.
You’re welcome and best wishes with your blogging. :)
Excuse me, I can’t find “Users.” I have determined it is on the “Dashboard,” but I can’t find my dashboard.
Sorry to be such a nuisance.
Not to worry. Look on your Dashboard at the far left hand side column. Locate “Users” and click in the module under the “Appearnce” module.
Image found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/
I can’t find my dashboard.
It could be that your are in the global dashboard rather than the blog dashboard. On the top gray Admin bar hover over “My Blogs” and a drop down menu will appear. Click the blog title for your blog in that drop down menu. See here for illustrations and instructions. http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-blogs/
I must tell you thank you again for your help. I post on Wednesdays, and this coming Wednesday is EXTREMELY important. I was almost beside myself, when I did what you said, found users>personal settings>Account Details, etc. I was so confused I wanted to quit my blog and start over, but that didn’t seem possible either. Anyway, I went to my bookmark, which now works. Went to my dashboard, which now works. Needless to say, I can’t thank you enough.
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