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My blog is on blogger and I want to change it


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Vimal Bhatia

7 months ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): TRAVEL THROUGH INDIA   

Hi!
My name is Vimal Bhatia and I write a travel blog by the name 'Travel Through India'. The blog URL is https://gowithvimal.blogspot.com.

As you can see, my blog is on Blogger.

Now I want to change it. Please advice whether I should get a custom domain and keep it hosted on Blogger or change the host also along with the domain name. Which is the better option.
I want to understand in terms of traffic gain.

Please advice.

Thanks


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Karthik

7 months ago     |    Owner of 2 Blog(s): Chronicles of a World Traveller    Muralikarthik   

A domain cost 99 rs for an entire year and only 50 rs/month from second year onwards. Having a custom domain is the only way you can improve on your blog and get collaborations with brands.. People feel you are an amateur if you still have a .blogspot.com


Edusquad

7 months ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): Edusquad   

look at our website - www.edusquad.com 

This is hosted on blogger. Blogger hosting is free you need one fomain for gowithvimal.com  your website will also available on gowithvimal.blogspot.com 

Go in future you have to redirect your website url www.gowithvimal.blogspot.com to www.gowithvimal.com 

This will send all user blogspot.com to .Com and you will not lose your SEO.  Also all the traffic , ranking ,index are safe. 

One more benefit from blogger hosting is that you don't have to pay.

If you move to wordpress then you will loose your SEO. Also you have to Pay hosting fee to wordpress.  Also you will have to learn how wordpress work . 

Blogger perfect option for you. just buy a domain and go on.

Our blog was on www.edusquad.blogspot.com now it is www.edusuqad.com  .

If you need any help. You can inbox us. Thank you


Tina Basu

7 months ago     |    Owner of 2 Blog(s): Twinkling Tina Cooks    Tina Basu   

Hi Vimal,

You can get a custom domain name and hosting plan to make your blog look more professional. There's no harm in being on a free Blogspot plan as long as you consider your blog to be a hobby blog. But if you want to work through it or delve in the stats then a custom domain and hosting are important.

Custom domains are shared hosting are quite cheaper and you can look through the options. In case you want to move to Wordpress you can do that now  - I find Wordpress easier to edit. 

My site Tina Basu was on Blogspot earlier and I like the decision of moving to WordPress. 

 


Rahul Gupta

7 months ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): Skill Infinity   

Hi Vimal,

I think most of the things are cleared by above bloggers but i wanted to say that its better to switch to a personal domain. The main reason is:

If you putting so much hard work and effort in your blog and its writing, its better to have your own domain. Because when brands/companies approach you for sponsored content or reviews, they prefer a blog having a good DA, PA and other stats with a personal domain instead of shared one.

A domain just cost you 99 INR from godaddy. Give a try and i am sure with time you gonna increase your blog DA and other factors as well.

Have a nice day


Sayeri Bhattacharya

7 months ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): Sayeri Diary   

Hi Vimal,

If you are quite serious with your blog and you have some big plan with it then I will suggest you to buy a self hosted domain and take shared server (quite cheap than dedicated server). Like Tina, I also suggest wordpress theme because its easy.

My blog was a wordpressblog but I purchased my domain name sayeridiary.com for 12$ yearly, so it was hosted under wordpress but I had my own domain name. Now I have changed my hosting also. 

Now blog looks more professional and I have so many customization options, I have C-pannel and everything.

See my blog here: http://www.sayeridiary.com/


Vimal Bhatia

7 months ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): TRAVEL THROUGH INDIA   

Thank you all.  You have given so many valuable inputs.


Zarina Shaikh

7 months ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): The Health Khazana   

If you prefer to write on Blogger then the best thing is to buy a custom domain and direct your blog to it. But if you prefer Word press, now is the time to switch , and purchase a .com domain and a hosting plan from a good platform, reseller,  hostgator ,blue host.There are several options for hosting platform A dot.com domain will give you better visibility.


Tanmoy Biswas

7 months ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): Tanmoy Biswas   

If you want to shift from Blogger, then you need to export all of your posts to another platform like wordpress or anything else.  its completely on you. because paid domain, paid hosting options are there also .


Vijay Chandra

7 months ago     |    Owner of 1 Blog(s): A To Z Hacks   

You can follow this guide to shift blogger blog to Wordpress.Follow this tutorial


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