Moving blog to WordPress
I am a relative newcomer to blogging and am seriously considering moving my Blogger blog to WordPress, but have a few queries about the process. I have already set up my WP template and imported my posts and comments, but have set the blog to private. Can anyone advise what is the best way to open the blog and get it indexed by the search engines, without creating duplicate content on the web? I can’t set my Blogger blog to private as I would need to point my followers to the new location.
I would be grateful for any tips from those who have done this.
There are two ways you can do this:
or 2) You can set all your Blogspot blog except one static page to private. That page will say “thanks, but we’ve moved. Find us at NewAddress.com” or words to that effect. This is what I did when I moved one of my blogs off WordPress.com, and you can see it at http://lolebrity.wordpress.com
If the Blogger content is public at the same time as your WP.com content, you will be penalized for duplicate material.
Gosh, thanks, raincoaster. That was quick! :-) I thought duplicate content would be penalised, so it’s very useful to have this confirmed.
Sorry about that link. I thought I’d left that one post Public.
Thanks again, raincoaster. I’ve just spent an interesting half-hour readfing this and related posts, but it looks like something that will only work on WordPress.org or a self-hosted WP blog. As I’m with WordPress.com I can’t use a handy plug-in like this. Bit I did learn something, thanks. :-)
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