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  • Resolved megancam27

    (@megancam27)


    Hello!

    Can anyone help me to remove my old website from the search engines?

    At the moment, I can still search for my old website and it will appear in the results list.

    Yet, it’s been over a year since I moved from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. I even brought a new domain with Bluehost.

    I thought that when I changed my domain and imported my old site to the new one, the old one would disappear. But it didn’t.

    Things i’ve tried:

    A) Going to my account settings. But I couldn’t find any evidence that my old site still existed.

    B) I tried re-indexing my website with Google.

    C) I contacted Bluehost, but they said it was a WordPress issue.

    I’ve reached the end of my “technical know-how”, so I’m wondering if anyone has any other ideas I can try.

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  • This is the help for the self-hosted WordPress, so that is your new site, with new domain name. Your old site was at wordpress.com, so any questions about that would need to be asked at their support forum: WordPress.com Support
    You would need to dismantle your old site, to remove it from access, but that includes telling the search engines to remove it from cache. You need to read up on that for each search engine.

    Thread Starter megancam27

    (@megancam27)

    Thanks Joy.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by megancam27.
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