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Make This Blog Your Personalized Blog.com Domain Mapping Trial

April 29, 2008

I am trying out the WordPress.com “Make this blog your personalized blog.com” domain mapping service with my personal domain: TimothyCohn.com

Make This Your Personalized Blog.com

Previously the TimothyCohn.com domain was hosted and parked at WhyPark.com.

TimothyCohn.com at one time was in Google’s search engine results. However, like all short cuts – the WhyPark.com domain parking solution proved to be both: short and cut.

I own TimothyCohn.com and haven’t changed the domain’s ownership during this trial. Only time will tell if my realigning my site with WordPress.com will find the TimothyCohn.com domain back in Google’s index.

Google recently made it clear they weren’t planning on indexing parked sites while also outlining their methodology for identifying parked sites and eradicating them. Google simply searches for parked domain “web template patterns” and then deletes the parked sites and their offending patterns from their index.

This particular WordPress.com sub-domain TimCohn.Wordpress.com is in Google search results and also appears in Google Blog Search.

The purpose of this blog post is to see if and how Google will crawl and then supplant this TimCohn.Wordpress.com subdomain with the TimothyCohn.com domain.

I am looking forward to seeing how long the “Make this blog your personalized blog.com” domain mapping service from WordPress takes to replace the TimCohn.Wordpress.com subdomain results in Google search results – if at all.

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