to retain a google no.1 position with a different URL

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  • #1194665

    jonkydoodle
    Member

    YES, it IS mine. If you enter: http://aboutjustice.wordpress.com you’ll see a Twenty Ten theme I entered several years ago. I am looking to retain the same theme. I log in to it, but as I say there is an ongoing ‘glitch.’ All seems set, but I can’t get in to the Dashboard. As I keep going around in circles, it keeps telling me I have NO blog!

    #1194668

    auxclass
    Member

    What user name are you trying to log into aboutjustice.wordpress.com with?

    #1194669

    timethief
    Member

    Could it possibly be aboutjustice?

    #1194670

    raincoaster
    Member

    You have to log in via the username that created that blog.

    #1194671

    auxclass
    Member

    And if they don’t know which email they used they can also try leaving a comment and see if they get a moderation notice

    My guess @TT is the same as yours but that they are not using it

    #1194672

    timethief
    Member

    I would try to log in as aboutjustice
    If had I lost my password then I would visit https://en.wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword to have one sent to me.
    Then I would watch at the email address I used to register that aboutjustice account with for the confirmation email.
    if I thought I hadn’t received the confirmation email yet I would check my email client spam/junk mail filter to see if it was there.

    #1194675

    csonnek
    Staff

    Hi there. Please try the most recent suggestions @timethief and @auxclass provided and let us know how it goes.

    #1194677

    jonkydoodle
    Member

    Hello all of you who are so helpful, yet the problem continues. I have tried all combinations and changed my PW 4 times now. To start at the beginning: I ran a blog: http://gopoco.wordpress.com (I ultimately complied by taking it down). This erased the word ‘Gopoco’ (my former UN), as well as ‘Web Gurus’ and ‘The lonely Road to Justice.’ (The Blog had somehow become No.1 on Google with that phrase). I own the domain(s): about-justice.com (etc). I want to restart a more generic blog. So far, I can log in with my new ‘jonkydoodle’ UN and a PW, and it logs me in to ‘aboutjustice.wordpress.com’. BUT, NEXT is where the problem lies. I can do this, yet it tells me I “have no blog!”
    I tried to fill out an account form, including adding an API key I noted down. I could not even submit it! The form had an issue with my email address. Although I still have several old, active emails: (email redacted) and (email redacted), I am phasing them out! Too much SPAM! // Somehow I need Staff to create the bridge (eliminate the glitch) between whatever may have been my earlier access to ‘aboutjustice.’ Maybe it was deleted when the former blog was deleted? Clearly, I am VERY close: I have my URL: aboutjustice.wordpress.com ; I have my new UN: jonkydoodle and I have a new PW: XYZ etc.
    I am aware, this is taking an enormous amount of effort, and I am prepared to donate ?? to wordpress. I sure hope this is our last time,
    thank you all. Jan Steen

    think there is need for Staff? to

    #1194678

    amightywp
    Member

    Hi there, everyone!

    I’ve read through this whole exchange, and here’s all that I can really provide without revealing account-sensitive information:

    * It’s clear that there was previously a blog called aboutjustice.wordpress.com, and @jonkydoodle says that it is his blog from some time previously though he’s having problems logging in to it.

    * From discussions, it’s also been made clear that the username associated with this blog is almost certainly NOT “jonkydoodle” as well.

    * From the most recent post, there may be a domain called about-justice.com which is also owned by @jonkydoodle.

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    Given all of the above, I would recommend that @jonkeydoodle, you go ahead and set up a new blog under your current username. The name can be anything you want because once it is set up, you can map your domain “about-justice.com” and point it towards our servers, so that is all that anyone ever sees. They will never see the “(yourblogname).wordpress.com” part, only about-justice.com!

    To create a new blog, just make sure you’re logged in to your WordPress.com account (as jonkydoodle) and go here:

    https://signup.wordpress.com/signup/

    Then for more information about mapping your domain to your new blog, you can read this help article right here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    #1194679

    jonkydoodle
    Member

    Hi all and ‘amightywp’ : although I continue to appreciate the input, the plot thickens..:)> I own: about-justice.com (+ .info + .org) when I did as U suggested, realizing it would cost me $18.00 a year (fine), I entered: ‘about-justice.org’ and got the line: “Sorry, but about-justice.org is already registered as a domain” (‘Yip’, I woulda said: ‘by me!’)
    Part of retaining: aboutjustice.wordpress.com, is my respect for wordpress; how it would show up on Google again at some point. If I should have done anything else, I’ll have a look at your bottom link about ‘mapping your domain.

    #1194681

    raincoaster
    Member

    You don’t pay $18 a year: that’s to buy the domain and map it. If you already own the domain, you just buy the mapping. That’s $13.

    #1194682

    jonkydoodle
    Member

    I just had a look at the whole mapping scenario. I have to admit, I HATE dealing with Registrars (GoDaddy) and the whole DNS thing. PLEASE, this is all getting too confusing.
    I want to keep ‘aboutjustice.wordpress.com’ (or .org) and gladly pay wordpress $15 annually. Please, one last time, direct me to install that URL; forget my domains… if I need to start from scratch with a new UN and PW – fine… thanks, Jan Steen

    #1194686

    amightywp
    Member

    @jonkydoodle,

    I’ve gone ahead and sent you an email to the address which we have on file for you on this account. Let’s take this off-forum so that we can get to the bottom of things!

    #1194689

    jonkydoodle
    Member

    Hello both WordPress Staff and raincoaster:
    When I was almost ready to give up, It looks like I finally managed to make it work. Thank you all very much again for your input.
    I will be curious to see if the phrase that is now the URL: thelonelyroadtojustice will ever reach no.1 position again.
    sincerely, jonkydoodle

    #1194690

    jonkydoodle
    Member

    Hello all:
    I wanted ‘about-justice.wordpress.com.’ I thought I had it going… I wanted to maintain as much of my previous Blog as possible. It ended up becoming a nightmare and I turned to install a second best: ‘thelonelyroadtojustice.wordpress.com’. I decided it was too much of a mouthful. I started to have problems with logging in; some of ‘about-justice was showing up etc.etc. I decided to delete the blog! Even though it was not resolved I have much appreciated your efforts. Thank you!

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