Moving from Blogger to WordPress with Permalinks and Traffic
If you want free blog hosting then Blogger is fine but when you have your own domain, most of the bloggers prefer WordPress platform for their blogs. I have tested this out and it works perfectly, you can move from blogger to WordPress and maintain your post URL or Permalinks (Post Slugs), hence maintaining your Google Search Traffic and Page rank without losing out on any Traffic.
Advantages of Moving from Blogger to WordPress :
- Cutting edge and the very best blogging Software. Comparing Blogger and WordPress, WordPress beats Blogger hands down.
- Huge Community Which means Thousands of free cool Themes and Templates and Plugins.
- Easier blogging, better commenting system, spam fighting etc etc.
How to Move from Blogger to wordpress :
First of all you will need to install WordPress on your domain (you can get it free here) After installation, delete the “Hello world” post and “About Me” page, these are created by default on wordpress installation.
Step1 : Inside your Admin-panel, go to Manage>>Import
Select the source from which you want to import i.e. Blogger
Step 2 : Authorize the WordPress to impost blogger posts.
Step 3 : Grant access to Google to your posts by entering username and password.
Step 4 : Hit the “Import” button against the blog from which you want to import.
Step 5 : After Importing operation is completed Set Authors to “admin’ and hit save.
Changing URL to maintain Permalinks and traffic
Here’s the part you’ve been waiting for its pretty easy go to Options > PermalinksChange the selection from Default to Custom
Enter the Following text in the Custom Structure Textbox to
This completes your WordPress configuring part. Now, go to Blogger : Settings>>Publishing and select Custom domain and enter the name of the domain which you have and all the traffic from *.blogspot.com will be redirected to new domain without losing your readers and google traffic and all.
Man, I wish I knew this a month ago. I manually copied all my posts from Blogger to WordPress on another blog of mine. Bummer.