Recently we have to move our blog from blogger to self hosted wordpress for better SEO opportunities.
We went through certain difficulties while moving from blogger to wordpress.So we decided to do a little research on other similar articles on the net and came up with this all new blogger to wordpress without loosing traffic guide
Before you migrate you must have a domain name and hosting ready with you
Our objectives for this migration:
*Switching from blogger to wordpress with all posts and comments
*Without loosing any traffic
*Without any 404 error pages
*To redirect your visitors to the desired posts rather than just home page
Note: Install worpress in the root directory (www or /public_html) using file manager
You can also take a look at how to install wordpress if your host does not provide a quick install here
Changing the permalink structure to match with blogspot url
1.Before you import all your posts first go to Settings>Permalinks option
Change your Custom Structure as given
2.You may have some trouble with redirection if you have changed the title of posts after publishing.For this change the permalink to match the blogpost url by using edit post option
3.Then choose Tools munu>Import option and choose your blogging platform as follow the steps mentioned in how to import blog posts to wordpress
4.All of your posts and comments will be imported into your new site.
Getting all your blogspot visitors back
Now you have to redirect all your visitors to your new site.To avoid copyright we are using 301 permanent redirect
1.Login to Blogspot >Dashboard > Design > Edit Html tab
Switch to classic template
2.Add this meta tag between right after the <head> ,replace the dots with your site’s name
<meta content=’NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW’ name=’ROBOTS’/><meta content=’0;url=http://www…………com/’ http-equiv=’refresh’/>
The no ‘0’ denotes the time in seconds for redirection,you can change this if you want to inform your readers that your blog has been migrated.
3.Find <blogger> and copy and paste the below code after that
<!–var process_page=”http://……………..com/blogspot.php”;var newpage=process_page;var oldlink=”<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>”;
4.Replace yoursite with your site’s name , save the template.
5.Copy and paste this code below into notepad ,replace ……. with your site’s name and save the file as blogspot.php
6.Upload blogspot.php into root of your domain using an Ftp software like filezilla
7.Now your 301 redirection is all set to rock and roll.
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If you have any trouble,feel free to ask.If you feel uncomfortable with these kind of stuff you can hire me for blogspot to wordpress service
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