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 Post subject: Question about domain and blog naming
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:49 pm 
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I'm looking into buying a domain name that is not even related to my current blog name. Currently my blog is learningwow.wordpress.com. I would like to change this to (differentname-not learningwow).com. When I do this, I would also be changing my blog name from LearningWoW to the new name I have in mind. Would changing the domain name and blog name interfere with my RSS feed or anything? I don't have many visitors at all since I just started my blog 2 days ago. I get like 50 visitors a day or so, as of now. If I change this name, will it lower my hits as people won't be able to find my blog, or will it be like nothing changed?

Sorry about this long, drawn out post. I didn't really know how to word it any better. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Question about domain and blog naming
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:44 pm 
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If your blog is only two days old, I wouldn't worry about those 50 hits. They're probably all BA'ers! :-)

Create your new blog with its new domain name and post a link on your old blog to your new home. At just two days old, you may not have many RSS subscribers to worry about, but any that were subscribed won't automatically get redirected unless you are using the Feedburner. In any case, the RSS subscribers to your old blog will see your new post about having moved and will (hopefully) update their RSS subscriptions to your new address. I'd recommend setting up Feedburner at your new place before unveiling it, though! That way if you ever do have to move again, no one will have to update anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about domain and blog naming
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:56 pm 
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Alright, thanks :)

I already have feedburner set up for the one I'm using now. I changed the title, and left the url the same. I think I'm going to just stick with the url name until I decide to go into hosting it. I'll just change it when I go to a .com

Do you think that sounds alright?

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 Post subject: Re: Question about domain and blog naming
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:27 pm 
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Juhgz wrote:
I think I'm going to just stick with the url name until I decide to go into hosting it. I'll just change it when I go to a .com


Do you mean you're going to keep your old address? I'm afraid I don't follow.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about domain and blog naming
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:06 am 
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keep the old address until I change to self hosting. Then get the self-hosting and domain package in one.

My blog 3 days old and has around 200 hits so far. That doesn't seem like much, but I'm afraid to lose em, haha.

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Honestly it is better to change url sooner rather than later, as the longer you leave it the more people you risk leaving a 404 behind to (or a 301 if you set up a redirect)

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