My new site url hasn't been identified by Google
I’m quite new to wordpress. I recently created this account and published an article and about 4 days ago I change the url of my site. Now when I do a quote search on my article on Google I get a result but it comes under the old url which I have deleted. Hence I can’t access the article.
Is it normal for Google to take this long to identify a new domain ?
The blog I need help with is roganevents.wordpress.com.
When did you activate your blog? Google may be taking time to index your blog.
To learn more about how SEO works in WordPress you may read the following links:
SEO on WordPress.com
How to Publish Posts that Search Engines will Love
SEO and Your Blog
Hope this was helpful!
re: search engine discoverability
It can take weeks for search engines to index your site content. Please read this support doc https://en.support.wordpress.com/search-engines/ so you know we have no control over search engines positioning or appearance in the SERPs (search engine page results).
To verify blog ownership of a WordPress.com hosted blog with the major search engines you must use this process > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/
Note: Even if you do not verify the blog the content will be indexed by search engines so don’t feel panicky about this please.
WordPress.com automatically supplies sitemaps for our blogs to search engines – we do nothing. http://en.support.wordpress.com/sitemaps/#xml-sitemaps-for-search-engines
Search engines aren’t attracted to sites that are page based. Sites that are post based where publication of posts, not pages is frequent are more attractive to them. To gain search engine attention, I recommend that you start publishing posts (not pages) https://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ frequently.That’s because it can take weeks for search engines to index content in a new blog and/or to re-index content under a new URL.
WordPress.COM SEO resources that you will want to consult are:
Also, note that posts do not display in the Reader forever. Posts only display in the WordPress.COM Reader for 60 days.
It’s important that you read this support doc closely http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts
The rule of thumb is to assign to your posts the least, not the most, combined number of only relevant categories and tags that accurately describe the individual post content. And, you never assign the same keyword or keyword phrase as both a category and a tag.
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