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How to move from Blogger to WordPress without loosing Google page rank and Traffic

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One of the biggest advantage moving from blogger to WordPress is, you will have all control over your content managements especially the content  you are posting  in your blog are in your hosting. The WordPress  have many plugins, so  if want to add  some extra functionality to your blog just needed is one click to install. So even non-technical can manage their blog very easily. Other advantages are post are indexed in search engine very soon than in blogger, then you can add many tags to each post as well their is no character limitation in title of the blog post. So we can say lot of advantages over blogger in WordPress.

how to move blogger to wordpress without loosing google page rank with Traffic

Moving blogger to wordpress without loosing Google page rank with traffic

Here we are going to see how to switch over from blogger to WordPress, when switching from blogger to WordPress following risk may happen.

1. Traffic to your site will affect severely in unexpected manner.

2. You will loose Google page rank of your site, so search engine won’t show your in blog in search results that affects traffic your site as well reputation of the your site.

So now you are aware of the various potential issues associated with moving sites from Blogger to WordPress.

I had better solution for moving Blogger to WordPress without facing above potential issues. Here we go and follow steps to move from blogger to WordPress without loosing Google page rank and traffic to your site.

note: Before we proceeding the conversion steps, it is precautionary step to take back ups for your site. To take backup of your blog go to blogger dashboard and click on Template —> BackupRestore.

how to move from blogger to wordpress without losing Google page rank and traffic

Taking BackupRestore of the your blogger blog

note : Before continuing conversion steps you need to register for custom domain (ex. www.example.com) and you need to buy php/MySQL hosting space to host your files. And please refer my previous tutorial on how to install wordprss in your server to continue your installation.

Step 1: Login into your WordPress Admin Dashboard -> Tools -> Import and select the Blogger option like one shown in the below picture.

how to move from blogger to wordpress without losing Google page rank and traffic

Importing Blogger contents to WordPress

Step 2: Now authorize WordPress to access your Google Account to import your old blog posts and comments into the new WordPress site. Now click on Import and wait a minute to import all your old blog posts into wordpress and finally set author.

how to move from blogger to wordpress without losing Google page rank and traffic

Importing old blogger posts and comments into WordPress

Step 3: Now copy the below source code and save it as blogger.php

<?php
 /*
  Template Name: blogger
 */

 global $wpdb;
 $old_url = $_GET['q'];

 if ($old_url != "") {
   $permalink = explode("blogspot.com", $old_url);

   $q = "SELECT guid FROM $wpdb->posts LEFT JOIN $wpdb->postmeta ".
        "ON ($wpdb->posts.ID = $wpdb->postmeta.post_id) WHERE ".
        "$wpdb->postmeta.meta_key='blogger_permalink' AND ".
        "$wpdb->postmeta.meta_value='$permalink[1]'";

  $new_url = $wpdb->get_var($q)? $wpdb->get_var($q) : "/";

  header ("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
  header("Location: $new_url");
 }
?>

Step 4: Now access your remote server using  free ftp tools like filezila and host the blogger.php file in the WordPress theme directory folder. ( like folder structure public_html ->wp-content ->themes ->alltuts)

Step 5: Now go to WordPress dashboard and go to Pages -> Add new page. And name it as blogger and select blogger from template options like one shown in the below picture.

Creating new page in wordpress

Step 6: Now go to the following URL http://digitalinspiration.com/tools/blogger/, and type your blog URL in the text box and click on submit it will generate classic template for your blogspot blog that will look something like this.

Now go to the following URL http://digitalinspiration.com/tools/blogger/, and type your blog URL in the text box and click on submit it will generate classic template for your blogspot blog that will look something like this.

Classic template creation for blogspot blog

Step 7: Open your Blogger Dashboard -> Layout -> Edit HTML and choose “Revert to Classic Blog”. Copy-paste the template generated in Step 6 in the “Edit Template” area and click “Save Template Changes”. (In new blogger interface Template and select to Revert to Classic Blog in the bottom of the page)

Cheers! you are successfully moved from blogger to wordpress. now open any page in your older blog it will automatically redirect to your new custom wordpress domain.

Here is the my old blogspot URL http://thedevelopersguide.blogspot.in/2012/02/inner-join.html, when open above URL it will automatically redirected to my custom domain.

If you have any queries please post your comment.

 

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  • thanks for the guide. I am planning to move my blogger blog to wordpress.

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