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How do my friends find my blog?

  1. How do my friends find my blog. When they log onto WordPress.com they are invited to create a blog but there is no "search" icon for them to find mine.

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

  2. Hi there,
    They type the URL into their upper browser window and click or you email them the active link http://patriciaptaylor.wordpress.com/

    You can set up email subscriptions here > Appearance > Widgets > Follow Blog Widgets by using this guide > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/follow-blog-widget/

    If you would like a follow button to appear on the bottom right hand corner of your site for those who do not have WordPress.com accounts go to > Settings > Reading and scroll down to Follower Settings:

    These settings change emails sent from your blog to followers.
    Logged out users __ Show follow button to logged out users.

    Checking this will present a follow button to logged out users in the bottom corner of their screen.

    Find Friends Who Use WordPress > http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/find-friends/

    You can customize the contact form with multiple fields, change the email address where you'll be notified, and mark feedbacks as spam from your dashboard. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

  3. re: searching

    The WordPress.com search engine indexes post, pages, and comments content (body text). Unless entered as text in those contents, blog name, post titles, and post/comment author names are not indexed. http://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpresscom-search/

    For Topics (Tags page) searches see http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/ This is the syntax http://en/wordpress.com/tags/canada
    See here http://wordpress.com/#!/read/topics/

    For Google searches use this format and replace "keyword" with whatever word you wish:
    keyword site:wordpress.com/

    Example search string
    Queen Victoria site:wordpress.com
    results > http://tinyurl.com/csaobsx

    The Tags search page is in the Reader area of the Dashboard.
    http://wordpress.com/tags/

    The Search Widget adds a search box to your blog sidebar, allowing readers to easily search your site for posts and pages you’ve written in the past. http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/search-widget/

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