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Renaming Your Blog, And Using A Sitemap

For a Blogger blog which needs a sitemap for indexing, changing the URL requires creating a new sitemap.

For a blog newly published to a different URL - either a non BlogSpot URL, using custom domain publishing, or simply a different BlogSpot URL - the first few days under the new URL are critical to the success of the blog. Some blog owners find, to their horror, that their blog suddenly has no page rank, and has dropped out of visibility in the search engine results.
I bought a domain from Google, and my blog is now invisible. Obviously, this is another swindle by Google, stealing my money!
These blog owners have not done any research, about the custom domain migration process, or about any issues related to renaming the blog. The successful migration process starts with getting the blog, under its new URL, indexed by the search engines.

One of the most useful tools, that you as a blog owner can use, is a sitemap, now provided automatically, by Blogger.

The new automatic sitemap will index the most recent 2,500 posts. For most blogs, that will be sufficient.

When you re publish your blog under a new URL, you want all posts reindexed promptly. To get all posts reindexed, if your blog contains more than 2,500 posts, you are going to need a more robust sitemap complement.

A sitemap, to support a blog with more than 2,500 posts, will require new entries, in Webmaster Tools.

You want your blog, under the new URL, to be visible under that new URL as soon as possible, so setup a proper sitemap, if necessary - then get to work publishing new posts, and increase search engine activity. And, use Jump Break for all new posts, to focus search engine attention on the individual posts.

Comments

Diane said…
I did not rename my blog, but suddenly it is coming up with the subtitle .com.au/

This is not my domain name. Has my account been cloned, and what can I do about it?
SigrĂșn Ravn said…
So I re named my blog, & now my follower can't see it on her dashboard. How do I get my blog with it's new url re indexed?

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