Migrate From Blogger To WordPress Without Losing Traffic Best Tutorial Ever

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Learn how to migrate from Blogger to WordPress without losing traffic (best tutorial ever) from google and other search engines. Here you will gonna learn all the things that you should to know about migration from Blogger to WordPress. If you are looking for how to move or switch from Blogger blog with custom domain to WordPress or Blogspot to WordPress migration. How to Import Blogger blog with images to new wordpress site with the same custom domain. You are at the right place and you are reading the easiest and best tutorial about migration from Blogger to WordPress without losing Google traffic.  I am gonna teach how you can easily and successfully redirect your old Blogger blog to a new wordpress blog with 301 redirection.

I have searched “how to migrate from Blogger to WordPress without losing my current traffic” approx 50 times over Internet. Google shows me results of only those top rankings blogs who wrote the tutorial about blogger to WordPress migration. But I never satisfied with any of them because they only wrote about how to “switch from blogger to WordPress”. They also wrote about  migrate from Blogger to WordPress “without losing traffic from Google”. But when I tried those tutorials, I have lost almost 80% of my traffic from search results. Don’t worry about loosing your current traffic from search engines. I am gonna tell you how its possible to migrate from blogger to WordPress without losing Google traffic.

I was upset that why I switched from Blogger to WordPress. At 3am night I was thinking about why it just happen to me? Why I lost my traffic from Google and other search results? Then suddenly I thought an ultimate trick to protect my traffic from google and other search results. There was some kind of redirection problem and finally I thought how can I fix this redirection problem. Read continue to know how to migrate from Blogger to WordPress without losing traffic best tutorial ever.

    What Things You Will Gonna Learn In This Tutorial – Blogger To WordPress Migration

As I said this is the best tutorial about Blogger to WordPress migration without losing traffic from Google and other search results. Let me explain what will we gonna learn here:

  • How to switch or migrate from Blogger to WordPress without losing traffic from Google and other search engines.
  • How to set 301 redirection from old Blogger blog to new WordPress blog after migration from Blogger to WordPress.
  • How to import images from Blogger to WordPress.
  • How to migrate BlogSpot comments to WordPress
  • How to migrate BlogSpot posts to WordPress
  • Migrate Feedburner feeds
  • How to redirect users to the post, rather than just homepage of new or old custom domain.

    Requirements For Migrating From Blogger (Blogspot) To WordPress Platform

#1. Domain Name If you are using www.example.blogspot.com then you have to buy a new domain name for switching from BlogSpot to WordPress. If you are already using a custom domain then you don’t need any new domain for your new WordPress blog. But if you want to switch from old domain to new domain you can do it.

If you want to buy a new domain name, I’d like to recommend you to purchase your domain from GoDaddy or BigRock or other hosting providers who can provide only domain name also. There is an advantage of purchasing domain name from GoDaddy instead of purchasing a domain from your own hosting provider like Bluehost. Whenever you want to transfer your WordPress blog from one WordPress hosting to another, GoDaddy allows you to change Nameservers. But if you’ve purchased a domain from your own hosting provider, they will never allow you to go away from their hosting to another.

Domain name can be extension with .com, .net, .org, .info but I’d like to recommend you to choose your with .com or .org domain extension.

#2. WordPress Hosting  If you are going to move from Blogger to WordPress then you need a good WordPress hosting. I’d recommend you to choose BlueHost.com, if your traffic is worldwide and if your traffic is from India you should choose BlueHost.in. Below I am listing some top best hosting providers and you can purchase your WordPress hosting from them:

#3. Plugins For Migrating Blogger to WordPress without losing traffic you need to install three important WordPress plugins:-

  • Blogger Importer Extended – This plugin will help you to import posts, pages, tags, comments, images and links from your Blogger blog to your new WordPress. You can download this plugin directly from here.

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  • Blogger 301 Redirect – This plugin will help you to set 301 permanent redirection from your old Blogger blog to new WordPress. Using this plugin all of your old Blogger posts, pages and feeds will be redirect to your new WordPress site, so you can restore your website’s pagerank after migrating from Blogger to WordPress. You can download this plugin directly from here.

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  • Smart 404 – This plugin will perform a search of your posts, pages, tags and categories, using keywords from the requested URL. If there’s a match, redirect to that content instead of showing the error. You can download this plugin directly from here.

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    Important Things You Need To Know While Migrating From Blogger To WordPress

  1. Do not delete your BlogSpot blog after migration from Blogger to WordPress. If you will delete your old BlogSpot blog after migrating then you might lose your traffic from search results.
  2. You have to set a 301 permanent redirection, after doing this search engine will know that your blog is moved to a new website and all of your current traffic will be automatically redirect to your new WordPress site.
  3. Keep patience while migration process, of course if you are migrating first time it seems to you very lengthy process, but believe me its very easy, just keep patience in your mind.

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Migrate From Blogger To WordPress Without Losing Traffic – Step By Step Guide

Step1: Take Back up of your Blogger (BlogSpot) blog before migration

Before migrating process take a backup of your BlogSpot blog, we don’t need this backup while migrating process in this tutorial, its only for precaution. You have to download your blog’s xml back up file, Go to your Blogger dashboard >> Setting >> Other >> Import And Back up >> Back up content. Download this xml file and keep it safe, we are keeping this file if anything happens wrong then we can restore our contents.

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Step2: Now we are ready for Blogger to WordPress migration without losing traffic

First install WordPress with your custom domain, we can also migrate Blogger blog to WordPress without changing the nameserver to your hosting service provider. But you have to point your domain’s nameserver to your hosting provider.

If you’ve successfully installed WordPress then you have to do following things first before migration:

  • Delete Hello World post from Posts
  • Delete sample page from Pages
  • Deactivate all the plugins from Plugins section. Have a look of plugins section below in screenshot. I’ve installed three required plugins but this time I’ve activated only Blogger Importer Extended plugin.

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Step3: Remove your custom domain fro Blogger (BlogSpot) blog

If you’ve set any custom domain in your Blogger site then you have to remove that custom domain from your Blogger blog before starting migration from Blogger to WordPress.

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In above image I’ve removed my custom domain which was www.techalike.com, before migration we must have to remove our custom domain and let it remains like example.blogspot.com.

Migrate From Blogger To WordPress Using Blogger Importer Extended Plugin

Blogger Importer extended is a great plugin which help you to migrate your posts, pages, comments, links and images from Blogger to WordPress site with the same formatting. It means you don’t have to do anything after migration, everything will be the same on new WordPress site like before on Blogger. Install this plugin (above I’ve mentioned the download link) and activate.

Go to your WordPress dashboard >> Tools >> Import >> Blogger Imported Plugin >> Run Importer

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After clicking on Run Importer, the screen will appears like this:

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Now Blogger Importer plugin needs to access into your Blogger blog, click on Ok, let’s go!

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Click on Allow button for authentication process, it will show you all the lists of your Blogger blogs. You have to select your blog which you want to migrate from Blogger to WordPress (I am selecting here Tech Alike for migration).

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After selecting your blog it will appears on screen like this and you have to check all the boxes – Convert formatting and preserve slugs and click on Start Import.

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Now Blogger Importer Extended plugin will automatically start importing all of your posts, pages, comments, links and images from Blogger to new WordPress site. It will take a while, depends on your contents on Blogger.

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When its done, it will appears like this:

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Your contents are successfully moved from Blogger to WordPress. Now you need to assign the Blogger authors to the WordPress users. If your blog have single authored then you don’t have to do anything here. But if your blog have multiple authored then you have to create id for each of them.

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    Change Permalink Of WordPress To Match Blogger’s Permalink

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Now you need to change your WordPress permalink to match your Blogger’s permalink. This is very important for redirection from search engines to your new WordPress site.

Go to Settings >> Permalinks, and choose custom structure and set your permalink like this:

/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

Setting 301 Permanent Redirection From Blogger (BlogSpot) To WordPress

After moving contents from Blogger to WordPress there is the most important step remains. We have to set 301 Permanent redirection from BlogSpot to WordPress. So that all of our traffic will be automatically redirected from old Blogger blog to new WordPress site.

  • Install And activate Blogger 301 Redirect plugin (I’ve mention above the download link)
  • Set your timezone like before was on Blogger
  • Go to your Settings >> Blogger 301 Redirect, open it from there
  • In Blogger 301 Redirection plugin there is Options with some boxes, check it all and click on save changes.

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  • You have set redirection from Blogger to WordPress. so you have to add a code in your Blogger’s Template or using classic template. I would recommend you to use second method which is Using Classic template.

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  • Copy that code (Method 2: Using Classic Template) and you now go to your Blogger dashboard.
  • Before doing this take a backup of your template, in template section scroll down to the button of page Revert to classic templates, select OK to revert classic template.

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  • Now replace that code with the existing code of classic template, click on save template, You’re all done!

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After saving your template your Blogger blog is successfully redirected to you new WordPress address. I have also migrated mine Blogger to WordPress, You can check this URL http://techalike.blogspot.com is automatically redirecting to http://techalike.com.

Now there are some important steps which are must required for migrate from Blogger to WordPress without losing traffic.

  • Go to your domain DNS  and remove A record & Cname record
  • Change your domain’s Nameserver to point your hosting
  • Install and activate Smart 404 plugin (Above I’ve mentioned the download link)

    Disable mobile template from your Blogger dashboard

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Go to your Blogger Dashboard >> Template >> Mobile >> click on gear icon >> Select No, Show desktop template on mobile devices.

    Fixing BlogSpot Mobile Redirection In WordPress

After successfully migration from Blogger to WordPress with 301 permanent redirection, there is still one more very important step remains. The migration will works in desktop very smoothly but in mobile devices like the popular mobile browsers opera mini and UC browser will show loop error. This problem is happening due to BlogSpot mobile redirect, you must have to fix this problem otherwise you will gonna lose your huge amount of mobile traffic. For fixing this redirection problem you need to edit your WordPress .htaccess file. I am giving a code to fix mobile redirection problem, you have to place this code below the existing default code.

 

 

Note:- Copy all the above code from #Begin WordPress to #End Redirection and place this code in your .htaccess file below the existing default code. Remember do not delete that existing code, deleting the existing default code might create an error and you will be unable to login you dashboard again. So do it very carefully.

If you’ve followed all the steps very carefully then you’ve successfully migrated your Blogger blog to WordPress without losing traffic.

Rescue Your Existing Traffic From Search Engines After Migration From Blogger To WordPress

We learned here how to migrate from Blogger to WordPress without losing traffic from Google and other search engines. Its not the end here, after following this whole tutorial your every redirection will work fine, but only for approx 2 days. Later you will gonna realize that you are losing your traffic from search engines. It happens because of too many redirections problem in mobile devices. This problem happens only in mobile devices, in desktop everything will be okay. So you must have to fix this redirection problem in mobile devices.

After migration  from Blogger to WordPress, in mobile devices there is a kind of redirection problem begins after 2 days. The fact is your Blog’s link will still shows in Google and other search engines but whenever you will try to open that link, it will show too many redirections error. To fix this problem you have to set redirection to each of your blog’s link one by one.

    Fixing Too Many Redirection Errors In Mobile Devices

To fix redirection error from mobile devices you have to set redirection from One URL from another one. We can fix this issue with a great plugin name of Simple 301 Redirects. Follow the following steps:

  • Now Install and activate Simple 301 Redirects Plugin (You can directly download this plugin from here).
  • Go to your Settings >> 301 Redirects, and open it from there.
  • You have to set 301 redirection in each your URL like this, see below in screenshot:

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You can see properly in above image I’ve a URL 2016/04/best-root-apps-for-android.html and I’ve added only a suffix ?m=1 in it and then it becomes 2016/04/best-root-apps-for-android.html?m=1

You have to add this suffix in each of your posts URL through this Simple 301 Redirects plugin.

Now you are successfully migrated your Blogger (BlogSpot) blog to WordPress without losing a single traffic. The another advantage of doing this After migration fro Blogger to WordPress submit your Sitemap and robots.txt file, add meta description, otherwise your traffic might decrease.

Your  current permalink structure is custom structure like this

http://example.com/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html to http://example.com/sample-post/

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And if you want to set your permalinks from custom structure to post name then go for it but after 10 days (recommended). The another advantage of setting 301 redirects in each of your URL is if you have added your Internal links in your Posts then you don’t need to edit those internal links again. Those links will automatically redirected to your new URL.

Migrate From Blogger To WordPress Without Losing Traffic : Summary

  • Take backup of your Blogger (BlogSpot) blog.
  • Go to your WordPress dashboard and delete sample page, hello word post.
  • Install and activate blogger Importer Extended plugin and deactivate other plugins.
  • If you are using custom domain in your Blogger blog then remove it.
  • Go to your WordPress dashboard >> Tools >> Blogger importer extended >> Run Importer.
  • Allow Blogger Importer Extended plugin to access your Blogger blogs.
  • Choose your desire blog for migration on WordPress, click on start import.
  • Change permalink of WordPress to match Blogger’s permalink, use custom structure like this https://example.com/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html
  • Install and activate Blogger 301 redirect plugin to set 301 permanent redirection from Blogger to WordPress.
  • Go to WordPress dashboard >> Settings >> Blogger 301 redirect >> do whatever the plugin says to do, Use method 2: using classic template (recommended)
  • Disable mobile template from your Blogger dashboard
  • To fix mobile redirect in WordPress, I’ve provided a code copy that code from #Begin WordPress to #End Redirection and paste it just below the existing default code in your .htaccess file.
  • To edit your .htaccess file, go to Settings >> Yoast SEO >> Tools >> File editor >> .htaccess
  • Install and activate Simple 301 redirects plugin and open it from settings.
  • You have to set redirection in all of your URL from http://example.com/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html to http://example.com/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html?m=1
  • You’re all done! Now you are successfully migrated from Blogger to WordPress without losing traffic and rankings from Google.

 

    Conclusion

I have tried to cover every single fact about how to migrate from Blogger to WordPress without losing traffic from Google and other search results. If you are getting any problem about Blogger to WordPress migration then feel free to comment. I will reply you for sure, not immediately but definitely.

 

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