Why has my post disappeared from the Reader?
I posted two days ago but have made a few tweaks to the post since then. The post stayed in my Reader until I changed the slug (the name of the post that shows in the URL after wordpress.com/) because I changed the post’s title to something completely different . Did that make the post disappear? It still shows on my blog, but I need it to appear in Reader so my followers know it’s there!
The blog I need help with is gillyflower123.wordpress.com.
My latest post is also not showing up in Reader! What’s going on?
The combined total of categories and tags on any post must not exceed 15 or it will not display on Categories and Tags pages and in the WordPress.COM Reader.
As you have assigned a combined total that exceeds 15 relevant Categories/Tags to your posts, you need to edit and delete. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/ After removal of the excess categories and/or tags note it may take several days for your posts to begin displaying there.
Also, note that posts do not display in the Reader forever. Posts only display in the WordPress.COM Reader for 60 days.
Please be aware that you ought to be more concerned about your posts not appearing and being well ranked on Google and Bing SERPS (search results pages) than not appearing in the Reader and on the WordPress.com Topics pages, because it’s search engines that send a significant flow of traffic to blogs and they can and do choose to bury your content where the sun don’t shine for that.
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. For tips on tagging see > http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/quick-blog-post-tagging-tips/
I forgot to post the relevant support doc link above. All reasons for non-appearance of posts on Topics pages and in the WordPress.com Reader can be found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts
P.S. Every posts has an embedded title and date of publication. If you delete the post the links to it wherever they appear on the internet, in search engine results and internally linked to on your own site become 404 page not found links error links.
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