How Changing My WordPress Account Affected My Blog
I thought I would share how transferring your WordPress account affects your blog. For those of you that don’t know, I recently transferred my blog from one wordpress.com account to another wordpress.com account. Yes, that’s an option. Although I plan to eventually move from wordpress.com completely and self-host, for now I think moving accounts was a quick fix for some issues I was having.
I know from the comments I’ve received that many of you are experiencing some issues or glitches on your blog. And that’s why I thought this information may be of interest to you. So without further ado, here is how transferring my WordPress account affected my blog:
My traffic has gotten a lot better since I transferred my blog. My traffic has actually slowed down a little before and I was wondering why when all the stuff that happened went down. And I genuinely believe a number of people weren’t receiving emails from me for a long time even before the major email issue. There were multiple malfunctions on my blog which were left unresolved by WordPress. And I think all of this stuff put together caused issues with my traffic.
However, now that I’m on a brand new account those issues are no longer there. And people are receiving my emails and notifications again. I’ve definitely seen an increase in traffic which consequently means an increase in likes and comments.
Not The Same
On my old account, I had changed the settings in such a way that everything was exactly how I wanted it. The new WordPress accounts look different than the old ones and it was annoying to have to change everything once more. And some things I can’t change. That’s the price you pay I guess…
WordPress Is Definitely Limiting Growth
WordPress claims that they do not limit growth or traffic in any way. I claim otherwise, allegedly. Just a disclaimer, this is what I believe and have no proof of it. Also, I’m crazy and shouldn’t be taken seriously. Sorry, I have to say that for legal reasons lol.
Anyway, back to the point. I have been blogging for a long time, almost a decade actually. When I first started, it was incredibly easy to grow your blog. You would get followers, likes and comments without even trying. However, more recently it’s become much harder to grow your blog on WordPress. Not only have many bloggers left the platform but I think WordPress is also limiting growth in an attempt to force users to promote their posts using Blaze. I’m not one for conspiracy theories but I do believe that big businesses will do whatever it takes to make a profit including lie to their users and throw them under the bus if need be. I just find it too coincidental that bigger sites suddenly saw a decrease in organic growth right before they introduced Blaze. Again, this is all alleged.
What does this have to do with my transfer? Well, I noticed that since transferring my growth is still a little less than usual even though my views, comments, likes etc have increased. It’s like people no longer get recommend blogs/blog posts unless you pay WordPress to do that. And it’s not just me, so many bloggers have seen a decrease in growth compared to a few years ago. Plus, new bloggers are finding it increasingly difficult to grow their site organically. This is still all alleged, please don’t sue me.
If you’re having major issues with your account and are feeling like nothing is being done to help you, I would recommend transferring to a new account. To be honest, some issues never get resolved and they just stop responding to you eventually. And if you feel like that’s what’s happening to you, consider transferring your blog.
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