Forward from a .com to.org on own domain

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  • #504458

    I have had my blog on .com now for a couple of years I decided to move the blog from the .com to org platform to get more freedom in themes, plugins and so on. I thought i could just forward so when people found my .com blog on google it would be forwarded to the post on my new domain gulegardiner.dk. For instance google has indexed http://gulegardiner.wordpress.com/2008/07/14/charlies-bar-4-gardiner/ but I want it forwarded to http://gulegardiner.dk/?p=84

    Is this possible. As I can see now, it is only possible to get the.com blog redirected and mapped to the new domain. But then I lose the flexibility of .org?

    Anybody know anything of this

    Best regards
    Jeric

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

    #504558

    auxclass
    Member

    Looks like this is at least part of the answer: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/redirecting-your-blog/

    The Support Documents are your friend

    #504564

    Sorry but this is not what I am looking for. This is the opposite of what I want. THen I cannot use the wordpress.org flexibility. This what I stated.

    Anybody else have any suggestion?

    I have new themes and plugins on the new domain from wordpress.org. If I just redirect .com blog I will lose this!

    Best regards
    Jeric

    #504565

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus
    #504577

    Thank you for the suggestion

    I have done exactly what is written in these manuals. I have gotten all the content and links over. That was very very easy and worked like a dream Took only about 2 minutes :-)

    I have also gotten a much better theme and look (at least I think so)

    The only part I miss is my good ranking on some of the posts (or pubs I have reviewed) in google. I am between hit 1-5 on many posts on Danish google. this has been helped through the last 2 years.

    I do not know how fast I can obtain this if I scratch the .com blog and just use the domain blog.

    I am a little surprised others have not had this challenge. Or will I get as good ranking with all the SEO plugins?

    Thank you for the effort!

    Best regards
    Jan Erik

    #504627

    raincoaster
    Member

    There is no combination of plugins that can give you teh googlejuice of WordPress.com. And there isn’t any way around it that I can see. If there were, I’d be using it myself.

    For preexisting posts, here are the redirect instructions:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/redirecting-your-blog/

    I couldn’t figure out how to get it to work when I already was using the domain on the other site, so I just set the posts here to private and had a static page that points people to the new site. It’s too bad: my hits here were easily four times what they are now.

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