First and foremost, I’d like to thank @ReneeRevetta for doing all the research for this post. Thank you Renée.
Recently, @janetdmiller was scouring Google Images and came upon an abandoned blog belonging to one of our clients. I know what you’re asking yourself: How did Search Mojo not know about a client’s blog? For starters, our client didn’t even know about the blog; not to mention, the blog was located on the WordPress domain (for example: search-mojo.wordpress.com). This post is dedicated to individuals who also have their blog on the WordPress domain. For reasons why your blog should be located on the company domain or a company subdomain (for example: blog.search-mojo.com) refer to my preview post “5 Quick Tips to Make Sure Your Blog Is Helping Your Company Site“. Now here’s how to do it.
3 Steps To Move Your Blog From the WordPress Domain, To The Company Domain.
Find the owner of the WordPress blog, have them login and go to the ‘Dashboard’.
Click on ‘Settings’ on the bottom left and then click ‘domains’.
Click ‘add domain for this blog’. Once you have typed in the new domain or subdomain (example: blog.search-mojo.com) you’ll need to verify it within the company domain (example: www.search-mojo.com). This means that you’ll need to coordinate with the company webmaster.
‘Domain Mapping’ Pricing
What? You thought WordPress offered this service for free??? Silly you. The ability to use a custom domain for your blog is referred to as a ‘Domain Mapping’ at WordPress and it is an upgrade. According to en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
Domain name registration + domain mapping costs 14.97 credits ($14.97) per year, per domain. *This is the cost if your company does not currently own the domain.
Domain mapping for a domain (or subdomain) you already own costs 9.97 credits ($9.97) per year, per domain. *This is the cost if you’re following the steps in this blog.