Dear fellow members,

I got a question for you. I got a blog at Blogger (Google blogs with subdomain Blogspot) for 2 years now and it is well ranked.

My questions are:

1) If I decide to move it to a domain and host it here, will I lose my rankings?
2) Do I have to re-design my blog or I can keep it as it is and justre-direct it to the new domain without having to use a WordPress theme and start all over again?
3) What other things should I know about this transfer according to your experience?

Any help will be highly appreciated

Thanks in advance

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HarryK1 Premium
LOOKS LIKE YOU LOSE IT
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cm2108 Premium
Looks like I'll be in deep trouble.
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grampamike Premium
I transferred from Blogger to Squaretrade some years ago and my top 10 rank disappeared immediately. It took a very long time to regain my top 10 position.
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cm2108 Premium
That's what I am afraid of! Thank you for your reply!
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Larry_T Premium
Looks like your question has been covered. Good luck with your website
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tommydillard Premium
If you are transferring content from one platform to another I think that would be considered duplicate content and both would be de ranked. What I understand is once it is published it is on the internet forever.but as a subdomain it might not matter.
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cm2108 Premium
Thank you Tommy for your reply!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hi Gus

Transfering your blog to WA server shouldn't be a problem. Perhaps this discussion will help you : If you are unsure, perhaps you should send a ticket to WA.
Is your blog built with Wordpress?
Good luck !
Sarah
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cm2108 Premium
Hi Sarah and thanks for your prompt reply.

I have already transferred a domain here, so I am aware of the procedure. No design or content was involved for that one, so everything was easy and the transfer was made without any problems. The thing I am worried about, in this case, is the design.

The blog I am thinking to transfer now is made via Blogger (Google blogs) and I wouldn't like to change the structure of it and re-design it using WordPress, at least for a start. I know I can transfer all my posts and comments from blogger so that is not my concern. The only thing that worries me is the layout and if I can use the old structure and layout.

Thanks again for your reply!

Gus
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hmmmm I think if it were a wordpress website/blog it wouldn't be a problem but then if you made it via google blog, I'm not sure... I really recommend you send a ticket to carl and carson
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cm2108 Premium
That's a very helpful article! That "trick" with the snippet is making the difference and it's something I didn't know about!

Thanks again for your assistance
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