10 January 2012

Blog posts no longer showing on Blogger dashboard???

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  Towards the end of last year I decided to change my blog name. Thinking it was only a matter of changing my name and that be the end of it, I thought nothing more of it. However I began to realise my stats dwindling, comments being sporadic, and I couldn't understand why. And then it dawned on me; my NEW blog name wasn't registering my OLD blog, informing the readers of my blog. After much googling and researching, I managed to come across a website that mentioned what I am about to blog to you today. At this point I was so fed up, I was willing to try anything in a bid to get it to correct itself. And hey presto! it worked.

As of late I have noticed a lot bloggers are having the same problem, and I thought I would blog telling you all what I did in order to try and fix the problem. Now before I get started, I am no IT expert, all I know what I did worked for me, and another blogger who used the same method and it worked. So I do hope it works on your blog, and if you have any problems, feel free to leave a comment below and I will try my very best to help but I can't guarantee I will know the answer. 

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Right - what I did was create an old (fake) blog with my old blog name (you can see mine here), and then create a link leading to your new blog. What that has done is redirect anyone who previously knew your old blog name onto your new blog.

You then need to go to your main Google account (My Account - top right), where you can find 'Documents', 'Youtube', and etc. You need to go into 'Feedburner'

Here you'll be asked ''
Burn a feed right this instant'' - type your NEW blog into the bar, and then click NEXT. You'll be asked a series of other questions, to which you just agree with, and then it'll say something along the lines of ''check back later while the feed is sorting out'' (something along those lines, not those words exact). Once that has completed, you'll then need to go back to the main 'Feedburner' screen, and click 'EDIT FEED DETAILS'. You'll then have something which looks like this next to 'Original Feed':

http://serenityofbeauty.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default


 . . . .Copy that, and then return back to your OLD (fake, redirecting) blog. You'll then need to go to:


  • Settings, then . .
  • Site Feed, and scroll down until you see
  • Post Feed Redirect URL


The Feed you copied earlier from feedburner, you paste into this bar and save. This address will then redirect OLD blog posts, and should then show previous blog posts to your previous blog followers in the dashboard.


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This is what I did, and I think it's worked.  I have tried my very best to explain everything as clear as possible.

4 comments:

  1. this showed in my feed so I figure it worked.

    I have just done this as I had the same problem and I hope it has worked for me :). Thank you so much for posting this!

    xxx

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  2. @Georgia - Yes it works as I have just had a load of your posts fill my dashboard :)

    Ah it's not problem at all :) x

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  3. Thank You so much I was going crazy ever since I changed my blog name Thanks :)

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    1. Ahh no problem. It frustrated the heck outta me when I didn't know what to do, and I was so relieved when I sussed it out. :)

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