Moving on from WordPress.com

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  • #876362

    xiongtx
    Member

    I’ve recently obtained my own domain and migrated my blog over there. As it is a personal blog, I don’t really care about traffic and all that.

    What is the correct thing to do with my WordPress.com blog? Shut it down? If so, can someone walk me through the steps?

    Thanks,

    xiongtx

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

    #876537

    timethief
    Member

    You can set the blog visibuility to “private” to avoid any duplicate content issues with Google. Then you can use it as a back-up blog and periodically export the content out of the self hosted WordPress.org install and import it into the WordPress.com blog.

    #876539

    timethief
    Member

    Here are the relevant links:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/

    Here’s how Google views duplicating content across domains and do note that their Panda algorithm will detect duplication > http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359

    #876660

    xiongtx
    Member

    Great, thanks!

    #876690

    I am confused about types of Domains here…I now pay for the privilege of having my own dot.com which is nice BUT would like to know what type of Blog or domain I would ask you to transfer me to being a Songwriter/Writer who wishes to have a PRO Site/Domain with a FREE Blog yet sell my images or CD via links put on my page to buy…Is a dot.org where I can earn money from plug-ins such as Cranky Ads the best and is this a PRO one…Can you help…I would happily sell my ‘art images’ on my PRO domain and put Blog Stories and Music FREE but with optional links..hope this is clear enough…thanks..

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