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Why and How to move to a Custom Domain (Blogspot)

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Did you think, why randomly one day I just changed my blog’s domain to a custom domain?

 

To be honest, it was just a sudden one week decision which thanks to my husband I mustered up the courage to do so! I am a Big Scary Cat when it comes to technical behind the scenes stuff, because:
 
  1. I don’t want to lose my readers.
  2. I don’t want to be in trouble risking my blog.
  3. I have no idea about the technical structure of how a blog works.
  4. I thought I am fine being on blogspot.com domain and will move to WordPress when I feel like.

 

But seriously hated the part of being a sub-domain but it was okay. But I just realized that buying a custom domain is not only important if you are a professional dedicated blogger who wants better page views and SEO ranking or that many companies prefer to give opportunities to custom domains.
 
BUT
 
If tomorrow, you think your love for writing and sharing can earn you something while having fun!
then changing your blog’s URL will leave you losing your Page and Alexa Rank.
I searched around the internet and also asked a few blog transfer experts and they all said the same thing,
“You can not save this from happening to your blog.”
No wonder why so many people have custom domain from the very start. Duh!
 
And the funny thing is the more popular your blog becomes, custom domains associated with your blog are taken by random companies so that you pay extra money to buy or place back orders (still no guarantee) to get the custom domain you desire for your blog.
 
Wonder why you see yourname.blogspot.com transfered to yournameblog.com, yourname.org etc
 
My blog’s custom domains (.com and .org) were also taken 🙁 . And if I would not hurry I might have even lost craftionary.net as well.
 
I am not like a serious professional blogger but I am here for sharing what I love, crafting and on my way I have made lovely friends and readers, who make me happy and I feel lucky to have such wonderful people around me. So, I am writing all that I know and all You should know to make a decision I made.
 
I did not move my blog to another host and I am not paying a lot of money for being hosted on wordpress or something. I am still hosting my blog on bloggers free host service. But at least buying a custom domain ended my fear of losing Page Rank in future, after some more is put into that domain.
 
If you are fine with a sub-domain forever that’s your decision but if you wish to change it in future.
I suggest you do it now!
“If your blog has a reputation and a page rank, Google knows about it and you will get back to that state again soon”
And you can move to any hosting service in future and not lose anything. That’s like music to ears. Right? 🙂
 
This video here is very helpful for buying a custom domain from Google if you are hosted on blogspot.com.
 
Note:
Buying a custom domain is the easiest thing. And in only a few $$, you can have a custom domain still hosted on bloggers.
 
Warning:
Friends this was not easy. While my blog was in transition I was going nuts. Because I had no clue what I was doing. I went through hell thinking I did something wrong. Because my blog was operating on two different hosts. I had my old blog operating and my new blog operating. My entire site available on two different domains. I was freaking out thinking I have done something wrong, should I go back to blogspot.com or what.
 
And I found this superb article on Blog’s custom domain in transition, this answered all my worries and questions.
 

I really hope this helps someone out there.
If you think I did something wrong, I would love to hear what You think?
If this proved helpful to You, please do comment and let me know.

 

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5 responses to “Why and How to move to a Custom Domain (Blogspot)”

  1. Dr Sonia S V says:

    Yes you are so right a serious blogger needs a custom domain for the SEO!

  2. Danielle says:

    I just paid $1.99 to buy the domain I wanted and I just redirect the entire thing to my blogspot blog.

    works well – google $1.99 yahoo domain and voila.

    craft play love.com

  3. Cynthia says:

    I own my domain. Great idea

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