I have been advised that if i want my blog to be taken seriously by google i will need to use my own domain name, i have bought the domain name but i have been using the free one from wordpress already and it has had some views and i am doing some research with it. I like wordpress and want to use it but my hosting is already with host papa for a year i cannot afford to pay for both, (am happy to change to wordpress when its up for renewal) but i want to use my new URL for SEO, but so far I have pointed everyone towards the free wordpress one, what is the best way to combine the two, is domain mapping and what are the implications for this, can people still search under both URL's or is it to close the blog down, transfer files to new domain and stick a big redirect button on the old blog. I am happy to pay for domain mapping not trying to be tight I just dont understand which is the best thing to do, the blog is new but like i say i dont want to have to send out loads of redirects etc if i can help it. thanks
The blog I need help with is diaryofaclotaholic.wordpress.com.