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Forget WordPress: Stay with Blogger

There is another compelling reason for staying with the New Blogger that I haven’t heard anyone else yet mention.

Prior to New Blogger’s Custom Domains, one of the main reasons why anyone would have considered moving over to a new blog hosting solution (such as WordPress) would be to get their own domain name. But to do so would also have meant that you would be faced with the dilemma of losing all of your existing links and subsequent pagerank. Or in other words you would have to rebuild your readership and start all over from scratch again.

That is a daunting task and a decision not to be taken lightly. The quick solution to that of course would be to put a simple redirect link (and/or a script) on your old blog. But unfortunately that wouldn’t be enough, and you would also have to contact everyone who has ever linked to your blog and hope that they would change their links to your new domain.

However, the reality is that’s NOT gonna happen which would also mean you would disappear off the radar and have to wait for Googlebot to catch up. Sigh! Who needs the aggravation?

But with Blogger’s Custom Domains all of your existing blogspot links will be automatically converted to your new domain and continue working! If that isn’t a compelling enough reason to stay with Blogger then I don’t know what is (and a very smart marketing move on their part I must say).

So if you are an existing blogger user with a history, my advice is to forget WordPress and stick with the New Blogger.

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Written January 23rd, 2007 by | 1 Comment | Filed under: Blog Tips, Blogging Tips , , , , , , , ,

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  1. I’ve a free blogspot site and I am thinking of using my own domain and still let Blogger host it. My concern is recently one of my other free sites with Blogger was flagged as spasm. Frankly I’m still clueless of what I did wrong with the site. Probably becos I put up this DoNanza widget. And Blogger has removed my blog.

    So my question is will Blogger remove my blog (with my own domain name) if they consider it to be a spasm?

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