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blogger seo question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by FilthyCro, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. FilthyCro

    FilthyCro Registered Member

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    hi,

    lets say i build up a blog using the blogger domain....so it would be xuz.blogspot.com. i start the site, build it up....it gets good traffic and backlinks and everything is well.

    then i go and move the site over to a unique domain...xyz.com. in the eyes of google does the google bot recognise that the site has been moved over? will all backlinks now automatically go to the new domain? will anyone that types on the old domain go to the new domain? or is it essentially like starting again?
     
  2. bluematter

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    yes you can actually do the transfer through the blogger dashboard.
     
  3. FilthyCro

    FilthyCro Registered Member

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    i get that, but what im asking is do backlinks automatically get transferred?

    does the google bot automatically reindex your pages?
     
  4. y2kh8r

    y2kh8r Junior Member

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    I've done this dance a few times. You'll lose some backlinks, guaranteed. If I remember correctly, here's what happens:

    Your visitors will be forwarded to your new URL, so you shouldn't lose traffic. You will have to start over with fresh PR. I think that some sites will notice the forward and change their backlinks accordingly. Others won't.

    I'm not sure if the google bot will automatically index your new URL, but you can speed things up by digging a page from your new URL. Then, ping the digg page that points to your new URL. The google bot should hit your site within a few hours with this method.