Purchasing a domain caused my page rank to disappear

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  • #174312

    mamabearjess
    Member

    I had a wordpress.com account, and I went to my options and bought a domain name. It said that my google page rank will stay the same but it dropped from 4-0. Will it recover?

    #174587

    timethief
    Member

    If you start as domain.wordpress.com and switch to your own domain with a wp.org install you will lose your Google juice for a few months and your Technorati rank will go back to zero. In time your Google page rank and your Technorati rank will recover. In between you need to promote your blog.

    #174588

    timethief
    Member

    Oops! just cancel out these words above “with a wp.org install” and the rest still applies.

    #174589

    mamabearjess
    Member

    i didn’t switch to wp.org. i went to my options under my wordpress.com dashboard, and it said you can purchase a domain name for $15 which I did. It turned my blog.wordpress.com into user.com/

    #174590

    mamabearjess
    Member

    ahh ok. bummer!!

    #174592

    timethief
    Member

    I do understand you. I just goofed on the first go round by including these extra words “with a wp.org install”.
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    If you start as domain.wordpress.com and switch to your own domain you will lose your Google juice for a few months and your Technorati rank will go back to zero. In time your Google page rank and your Technorati rank will recover. In between you need to promote your blog.

    #174593

    timethief
    Member

    If your blog is young it really won’t make a huge difference, your numbers will recover quickly.

    #174701

    mamabearjess
    Member

    i had my blog since february. the thing is.. not many people will change their blogrolls and they will still include the old link.. will my page rank recover.. even if not everyone updates their links?

    #174706

    raincoaster
    Member

    Your pagerank will not “recover” ie the old pagerank will not be tranferred to the new URL. You have to build up the pagerank for that from scratch.

    However, your old pagerank will still work with your blog; it’s just that it won’t work for your blog with the new domain name. Does that make sense? Essentially, it will have the same pulling power as before, but that is just credited to the old URL.

    #174723

    Rain is correct.

    I did this about eight months ago, and you can find a discussion of how it works here:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=17316&page&replies=14#post-129839

    as well as in the earlier thread referenced there. Good luck !

    #174761

    trent
    Member

    The only other option would be to keep your domain name, but put the main URL of your blog back to username.wordpress.com so you are using the old domain name again as the main domain! Not the best solution, but the only way to work “backwards”.

    Trent

    #174811

    shefaly
    Member

    Surely this is an issue many bloggers face and Technorati should clean up its act, should it not? May be this is what we need to feedback to Technorati? Thanks.

    #174812

    raincoaster
    Member

    Good luck. Literally, millions have tried and failed.

    And the original issue was Google; from the Google perspective, your URL of choice does not actually matter: only that people are directed to the correct site.

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