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Help! I’ve been hijacked…

Kevin Boer, Broker Owner, 3 Oceans Real Estate, Inc. ()

October 22nd, 2006 · 2 Comments

There are some clever rascals out there… I recently moved my blog from Blogger to a Wordpress platform.  Alas, my previous address has been hijacked!  When you go there (http://kevinboer.blogspot.com) you get this:


How did that happen?  Quite simple.  After I moved my blog (which involved, among other painful things, copying my old posts over) I noticed that my new blog (this one) seemed to have been consigned to the Google sandbox and wasn’t being let out.  Thinking it might be a “duplicate content issue” — ie. Google thought my new blog was just a copy of my old one — I completely deleted my old blog.

Sure enough, within 24 hours my new blog came to life on Google.

However, I didn’t go back to Blogger to re-register my old blog name, and somebody — the clever rascals above — beat me to it.

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  • 1 Athol Kay // Oct 25, 2006 at 1:08 pm


    I just started my blog on blogger and decided I did not like the name of it and the URL, so changed it after a few days. Deleted everything and left a placeholder page to re-direct traffic… well not that I had any at that point just yet… to my new site on blogger.

  • 2 Kevin Boer, Alain Pinel Realtors // Oct 25, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    Good idea to simply redirect traffic. I learned the hard way!

    Since you’re changing your blog anyways, I highly recommend moving from Blogger to Wordpress, or even better yet a Wordpress-powered domain under your own control. Blogger works well for the basics, but once you see all the additional bells and whistles that come with Wordpress, it’s hard to see how you survived without it. Your blog’s looking great — give it even more traction by moving to Wordpress! :)

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