Traffic and redirection

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  • #333547

    susangpyp
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    I posted last year that I had landed a book deal based on my blog. The book ships in 6 weeks. I saw the cover yesterday and the current blog address is listed on the back.

    I am having a website built for the book and wanted to port my wordpress.com blog to wordpress.org and have it as a tab on the book website.

    Two questions: 1. do I have to worry about traffic when the book is released if it’s still on .com? Is there a limit to traffic on the blogs (not that I am assuming it will go up that much but hopefully it sees a spike)? Is there anything I need to do (upgrade etc) to prepare for an uptick in traffic?

    2. Is there redirection when I move the blog? If someone types in the current address will it be redirected to the new one? I am thinking of moving it after the book launch but I hope that people will be able to find it once I move it.

    Sorry if these are stupid questions but I’m nervous about possible disaster. Thanks much!

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

    #333668

    raincoaster
    Member

    1 There’s no traffic limit at WP.com and some blogs here get millions of hits a day
    2 Nope, no automatic redirection. We usually advise people to wipe the content, set a static page as the front of the blog, and use that page to point people to the new site. In your situation, I’d frankly advise not moving at all.

    #333672

    susangpyp
    Member

    Thank you raincoaster. You are always so helpful.

    #333673

    raincoaster
    Member

    You’re welcome, and congratulations!

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