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301 redirects and page raking (11 posts)

  1. travellersinkblog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello all,

    I recently transferred my blog from one address to another, but the techno invalid that I am, I didn't realise that I had a page ranking on my original blog (and quite a good one, considering).

    I deleted my old site name, and subsequently lost my page ranking. My old address (www.lauraexplorer89.wordpress.com) still has the page ranking, even though it is no longer in use (and I cannot access it).

    Is there a way that I can get my page ranking back and transferred onto my new site (www.travellers-ink.com) as it's exactly the same site, just under a new name. Someone mentioned 301 redirects, but I don't know how to do this!

    Any help would be hugely appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Laura

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    - Experience indicates that the ranking picks up again pretty quickly.

    - If you make a Google Webmaster account and resubmit your site for crawling, it fixes it pretty fast.

    - If you really want to have to resort the 301s, you can 301 redirect all old URLs to the new ones; or redirect the old site to new one as a flat redirect, instead of per article.

    You can look into some redirect plugins in the WP plugin repository.

  3. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, for 301 .htaccess Redirect, review this : http://ndesign-studio.com/blog/301-htaccess-redirect

  5. travellersinkblog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey guys, thanks for your replies.

    I've verified my site with Google, but I'd like to set up a 301 redirect.

    However, I am unsure of how to do this. Is there a simple guide? All I can find are pages explaining what a 301 redirect is, but not how to implement one.

    Also, can I do it from my new site, as I can't get into my old one now that it's been closed?

    Sorry - I need 301 for dummies!

  6. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry - I need 301 for dummies!

    The guide cited above by Tara is quite simple. Have you tried it?

    can I do it from my new site, as I can't get into my old one now that it's been closed?

    Possibly not because the 301 status code means that a page has permanently moved to a new location.

  7. travellersinkblog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Krishna,

    Yes, I did have a look at the site Tara cited, but as I have no idea about WordPress lingo; I'm afraid I don't know where my site's root folder is; I can't find the .htaccess file; I don't know what software I'm using (FTP Client or otherwise), all I know is that I'm using wordpress.com; it doesn't say how or why I need to edit the .htaccess file once I do find it, or what I'm supposed to do with it afterwards.

    As I said, I'm a complete beginner and, forgive me, but because I am trying to learn step by step, and because I don't know any better, the post appears to be the start of a 'how-to' guide but never actually gets to the 'how-to' bit.

  8. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    all I know is that I'm using wordpress.com;

    - wordpress.com Forum: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

  9. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh just re-read the OP - you are on the wrong forums entirely - you need to be here:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

    These forums are for self-hosted WordPress.ORG sites.

    (I though you'd moved to a self-hosted site - but that's evidently not the case...)

  11. travellersinkblog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh just re-read the OP - you are on the wrong forums entirely - you need to be here:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

    wordpress.com Forum: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

    Ah ha! That'll be why none of this works for me then... Thanks!

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