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I own a domain e.g. myname.com but host my blog with wordpress.com e.g. myname.wordpress.com.

Can I forward the traffic visiting my domain name to my wordpress.com blog so that when my friends look for my site using Google they easily find the content of my blog?

A step by step tutorial would be helpful.

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Using the Poor Man's method, you can add a URL Frame in myname.com to load the content from myname.wordpress.com depending of your nameservers panel/ownership/possible customization.

The real WordPress supported config is the paid one called domain mapping.


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hi @jflaflamme : Many Thanks your ideas is helpful. but I heard an issued that if we use iframe SEO will flow to the myname.wordpress.com.. is that right.? – Fendy Kusuma Jan 27 '12 at 8:04
Yes i heard that also, but it wasn't the question asked , i suggest you to ask a new question with this and tag it as seo – jflaflamme Jan 27 '12 at 21:16
Okey nice suggest – Fendy Kusuma Jan 30 '12 at 8:47

You need to put a htaccess file in the root of myname.com containing a 301 redirect like this

RewriteEngine On
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?myname\.com$ [NC] 
RewriteRule ^ http://myname.wordpress.com [R=301,L]

If the file doesn't exist it should be called .htaccess

This does depend on what kind of server your domain is hosted on.

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hi @toomanyairmiles, if redirected i want to make it that myname.wordpress.com is not shown in address bar.. can i make if redirected just show in adress bar myname.com not instead myname.wordpress.com... Thanks – Fendy Kusuma Jan 27 '12 at 8:07
Well, the only way to do that would be a framed forward, but that would hit the google ranking – toomanyairmiles Jan 28 '12 at 0:05

It is one of the common methods of informing your visitor about your new blog. Simply post a notice board on your old website or domain. Always Post it at the top of your blog or below your menu so that visitors can see your Advertisements without any issue. Also make it attractive so that, it can grab the attention of visitors.

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