Simple Domain name mapping question
I’ve searched the forums (albeit briefly) but can’t seem to locate an answer to my question. I am considering purchasing the domain name upgrade but before I do want to make sure that it won’t have any negative impact on links in to my existing site or on people that have bookmarked the current address.
I’m assuming that there is no impact but considering it took me three years to understand what a hyperlink is, figured I should exercise some caution.
The blog I need help with is crabbyoldfart.wordpress.com.
The links, authority and PageRank that have been earned by your wordpress.com root blog belong to that blog. If you purchase a domain name and move the blog to another URL then all the links will be broken, unless you also purchase domain mapping (302 temporary redirect) so readers are seamlessly transferred between the URLs.
The PageRank on the new blog on your domain will drop to 0/10. That can’t be avoided, however, in about 4 – 6 months time, all things considered you may be able to restore it.
This is also important to understand:
The Domain Mapping Upgrade does not enable the permission to use advertising, any kind of prohibited code, or upload additional themes and plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at WordPress.com, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and must still abide by our Terms of Service accordingly.
Thank you Timethief. As always, I appreciate the efforts of you and the other volunteers.
Thank you for the kind words and best wishes for happy blogging. :)
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