How to Switch from Blogger to WordPress without Losing Google Rankings



Blogger is an awesome free tool to quickly start blogging. However, as your blog grow, you may want to switch to WordPress for more features. In this step by step tutorial, we will help you switch from Blogger to WordPress without losing Google rankings.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Moving from blogger to WordPress is a straight-forward process, but if you make a mistake, then it can have a negative impact on your SEO.

That’s why in our blogger to WordPress migration tutorial, we are going to show you every thing step by step with no steps skipped.

Step 0: Sign up with a WordPress hosting company and setup WordPress. We recommend Bluehost, but you can use any one of the top WordPress hosting providers listed here because they’ll all give you a free domain:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/wordpress-hosting/

Step 1: Export your blogger blog files from your Blogger dashboard, so we can easily move all your blog content to WordPress.

Step 2. Import Blogger to WordPress by using the built-in Blogger importer in WordPress.

Step 3: Setup Pretty Permalinks – you want to setup permalinks to keep your SEO rankings intact when you are switching from blogger to WordPress.

Step 4. Setup redirection – this redirects your old blogger users to your new WordPress site ensuring that your pageviews stay high.

Step 5. Redirect blogger feeds to WordPress – when you do this, all your subscribers will continue to get the new content without having to resubscribe.

Step 6. Import images from Blogger to WordPress – sometimes the importer may fail, so you would need to use this external plugin to fix that problem.

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-import-external-images-in-wordpress/

We hope that you found this blogger to WordPress migration tutorial helpful. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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