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Switching to .com domain?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by phuningenji, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. phuningenji

    phuningenji Junior Member

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    I have a wordpress.com hosted blog. I've built up quite a lot of backlinks for the "websitenamehere.wordpress.com/" format. So if I buy a .com domain now, will it hurt my search engine position or help it.
     
  2. CyberGlitch

    CyberGlitch Junior Member

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    It'll hurt it at first. Since the domain age will be new and no backlinks. You could reformat your wordpress.com site though to link over to the new .com. This will at least help funnel any traffic.
     
  3. figgity

    figgity Junior Member

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    Are you moving your Blog to a new host altogether? If not, just set up redirection and masking, so that when people type in blah.wordpress.com, the new domain name shows up. Also, when you are doing the redirect, you can tell the search engines that it's a permanent move to the new domain.

    Here's a post on it.
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    [URL]http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2006/10/24/domain-mapping-registration/[/URL]
    
     
  4. revit

    revit BANNED BANNED

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    Actually....Google will gladly assist you with this.

    Go to Google Webmaster tools. In one of the tabs, you can let Google know that your site has changed to another domain.