I never thought that one day, I will use WordPress. As I always find it very, technically challenge over Blogspot. I was on BlogSpot platform for long but getting my self-hosted WordPress blog was not in my diary.
However after writing my first article on ShoutMeLoud experience of an accountant, things have been changed dramatically.
Few days back I got to know about Shoutmeloud through Google while I was searching some tips to enhance website visitors and after visiting it for the first time, I started spending more time here by reading articles.
After reading lots of articles here, I realized the importance of self-hosted blogging platform, a professional look for the website, and I have suddenly decided to migrate to WordPress from BlogSpot.
However, I have done a lot of research before migrating within a week time. Of course major source for the research was the Shoutmeloud.com itself. I read as much as possible. I have also gone through some other sites and finally I have taken the decision to move to WordPress. Now the question was choosing a right partner to handle this job.
Frankly speaking, migration from BlogSpot to WordPress is a simple job. Just create an account in WordPress login there and import all your blog posting there and its all Done! I have successfully done that once some two months ago but then deleted my WordPress blog.
What’s the reason for hiring a professional for this purpose?
The answer is SEO and traffic which I don’t want to lose! A professional can do this job better than me. Surgery through an unqualified person always results in more trouble so better to hire one qualified person in this regard.
I also know other professional in this field as some name are very famous in WordPress blogging. However its the Shoutmeloud, who gave me a new think about blogging and using wp. Though Harsh never told me directly or indirectly to use his service or to migrate. Whatever he told is all through his tones of posting on the blog shoutmeloud and my decision to migration is purely a result of after reading his 60-90 post on Shoutmeloud.
It doesn’t mean that shouting loud will get you the client, but it’s the power of words you are using. Your opinion which you believe honestly and your skill in the field to which you belong. If I say somebody 100000 time to use a particular platform, it will not have much effect because I don’t have background in this field, but the same thing when as expert will say, then definitely it will have a favorable effect.
So, I made a deal with Harsh and hired him for this job. He did it perfectly within a week time. After finishing the job, The first day result was disappointing for me as the total page views were 50 only, but from the next day, it started giving me the result. The page views were 1310. Here is a detailed statistics after post migration. I use state counter since starting of my blog.
Initially, I was not agree that wp is SEO friendly, and I always ignored SEO considering it some bot work! But the post-migration page views effect generated a new interest, and I have decided to make a research in this field.
However, I have found so many duplicate meta contents, meta tag, permalink problem at my Google webmaster central dashboard for which I have used several other plug in and made some interesting necessary changes.
In Nutshell, I can summarize advantage of migration to wp:
- Managing word press is easier.
- Tons of Widgets, plug-ins makes your work easier.
- SEO friendliness.
the structure of your site does not affect much in word press which is a big issue in blogger if you install a gadget. (If you don’t have a technical knowledge). No worry for the sudden death of your blog (deletion of the blog by Google). Lots of WordPress plugins which help you for better set up of SEO and ad management, etc.
Again many thanks to Harsh and his Team esp. Mr. Radhe and others for their valuable support for the migration and other technical assistance during the time.
Editors Note: Thanks a lot of Rana for writing his experience with my service and his post-migration experience. I asked Rana for a testimonial after successfully migrating his blog to WordPress and he come up with this guest post instead.
We are launching a new portal for our BlogSpot to WordPress service. Meanwhile for your info, we provide premium SEO service (worth 200$) free, for our BlogSpot to WordPress migration client. You can read more about this on Blogspot to WordPress migration service page.