Those of you that have been reading my blog for a while may have noticed that in November I changed my blog name. I used to be ‘Just a Little Bit Ginger’, however I felt it was time for a change, one that better suited me and who I am.
- Should I change the name of my blog?
- Should you change the name of your blog or biz?
- Each CNAME is composed of two parts: name, label or host and destination, targets or points to. The first CNAME is the same for absolutely anyone, where name is ‘www’ and destination is ‘ghs.google.com’.
- Go to your domain hosting site and select DNS settings in the control panel.
- Enter both the first and second CNAME so that name is ‘www’ and the destination is ‘ghs.google.com’
- Wait around half an hour or so for your DNS to register and the settings to activate.
- Go back to blogger and click settings > publishing > add a custom domain. Once again, type the name of the new URL you have purchased and click save.
Unfortunately yes, it will go back down to zero. Your DA is based mainly on the amount of good quality links you have to your site, so when you change your blog name and URL, you’re losing all of the previous links to your site.
- Ask the people or websites that have already linked to you to change where the link goes. You can find free tools online that show you your most valuable links to help with this.
- Make it your main focus for a few months to build good quality links to your site. This could be done by guest posting, purchasing ad spaces etc
- Redirect your old site (Page A) to your new one (Page B), using a ‘301 Moved Permanently’ redirect. This will allow Google to see that Page B is now the new location for Page A.
- Go Daddy – Redirect URL’s with Your Hosting Account
- 1and1 – Redirect (Forward) a Domain
- 123 Reg – Creating a Website Redirect in your Web Hosting Package
- Names – Configuring Web Forwarding