Is my site called 'Index'?

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On subscribing to my site on Google Reader the name of my site come sup as 'index'. I've also noticed that the site is called 'index' on someone's blogroll. How can this be changed?
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Hello Dyfed

The homepage of your Sitebuilder (or the first page that people land on) is your index page.

You can rename the index page - so that a different name displays on your site. However, please note that even though the display name has changed, it will still be called 'index' when you are in the Sitebuilder making changes. Please follow these steps to rename your index page:

1. Click on "Edit Navigation".
2. Next to the page that you would like to change, click on "settings".
3. A dialog box will open up with two areas to edit your text - input the new name you'd like to have for your page.
4. Click on 'OK'.

Please let us know if that helps.
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Ok - the name has changed in the navigation bar - but the site still come sup as 'index' in a blog roll with Blogger and Google Reader.
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Thanks for trying this dyfed.

As the blog is your first page and this page needs to be called "index", I'm not sure if we can do anything about this.

The other alternative is to create your blog on a different page. This will mean re-adding all your posts though as you cannot duplicate this page. However, you will not get "index" as your page name.

I will send this information to our developers to see this can be addressed in future plans.

I apologize for the inconvenience.
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Wow, I just spent a while looking at various posts to try to get this question answered for me too...and its pretty frustrating that something like this is not possible.

So does this mean that the name of my blog feed as read by Google Reader/Feed Burner, whatever will read as "Index", if the blog feed is in fact coming from my actual 'Index' page? My 'Index' page is the page i created my blog on, and I cringe at the fact that when someone (subscribers) gets an update of a new post to my blog, it goes to them in their Inbox from "Index"...and only then BELOW it, does it say the name of my Index page/ blog (vicki Aubin Bollywood Bytes) (http://bollywoodbytes.yolasite.com).

Why hasn't this glitch been fixed, or at LEAST, why isnt this very important piece of information divulged to new users as they are starting up their site at the very beginning?

To find out indrectly that after months and months of creating content on my site, that I have to then create a new page and manually re-add all content into that new page by hand is nuts.

Why hasnt a work-around been developed for this yet? Or am I just misunderstanding???

I just don't want people to get an email from "Index" (when it should say my name or site name) and thats what is currently happening- This is confusing to subscribers and looks unprofessional.

Nothing against you personally, Sanja. I know you are only communicating to us users what the current possibilities and limitations are. Please pass my feedback along to the appropriate developers/managers.

Obviously there are many users having similar challenges. I've used Yolasite for several months now, and for the most part its been ok, but there are times like this, when its just very user UN-friendly.

Cheers,
Vicki
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Hi Vicki,
I've been looking into this and have found that the problem does not lie with the page name, but with the actual title of the blog. Here is your feed and notice that the title at the beginning is "Index" http://bollywoodbytes.yolasite.com/in.... Now when I look at a feed from another blog like this one: http://www.rachelhulin.com/blog/feed I see that the entire blog has a title "A Photography Blog". So, the problem is not page name related, but the fact that the blog itself does not have a title, at this time there is not a field in the Sitebuilder to give the entire blog a name. I can see how it would be a not so great user experience to have the title of your blog be "Index" in someone's reader, and I am going to log this with our engineers to be looked at. I unfortunately cannot say when something like this will be changed, but it will be looked into.

While I was testing this I do see that a subscription in Google Reader can be renamed to remove the name of "Index", here is a screen shot. However, I understand that option is not ideal. We're sorry for the frustration.

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Hi Vicki,
Upon looking again, I do see that if the blog is added to another page, it gets a title of whatever the page name is as opposed to "Index", I'm sorry! I am definitely going to be putting this in to be looked at, again, I can't say how long it would take to address the issue, but it is logged to be looked at.
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Hi Emily. Thanks for looking into and logging this issue with your developers. I appreciate you acknowledging the frustration with this limitation. So, just to make sure I understand:

-I can add my blog to another page on my site (i.e. create a new page for it) and name that page whatever I want to, so when it feeds, it will feed as whatever I name it.
-The process to "add" my blog to another (new) page I create involves me ce-creating all the content from scratch and putting it on the new page - ? I have too much content to do so.
-I understand that my site MUST have an Index page. What do other users put on their Index page; is it just blank?

Thanks,
Vicki
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Hi Vicki,
Yes, you can add your blog to another page and then it would carry that name. So if you called the page, Bollywood Blog, then the name of the blog would be Bollywood Blog. Yes, this would require re-creating your blog on another page so that it carried that name. A site does need to have an index page and other people might have a site that is not just a blog so the index page is a introduction to the site, a home page, and then the blog is a page on the navigation.

Again, very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing you.

Emmy