This is the second post of the series of Shifting to WordPress(With your own hosting) .You can read the first post in this series here at:
22 reasons why you should be at WordPress :Shifting to WordPress Part 1 (opens in same window)
22 reasons why you should be at WordPress :Shifting to WordPress Part 1 (opens in new window)
Here i am gonna to tell you about my experience with wordpress.
I have shifted to WordPress almost two week ago and i am still waiting for the reindexing of my previous posts by search engines which means i am missing out most of my traffic that has directly reduced my earnings. But there is an interesting part too,Fortunately i am able to retain almost half of my traffic while shifting to WordPress this has been made possible with the help of Post slug option available in the WordPress i will talk a little later about this..
Domain will change( IF you aren’t blogging at custom domain) , all your pagerank will get screwed up Most of the bloggers who blog at free blog hosting platform won’t care to buy domain name as they don’t want to spend any money on blogging thus all the pagerank developed in the mean time will become zero when you shift to wordpress .
When you write articles on your blog they get indexed by the search engines ,and many of your articles get backlinks to your site with the article permalinks thus it means when you shift to wordpress all your permalinks will be changed and your Pagerank will be hugely effected,but there is a solution for that:
WordPress has custom permalinks option which let you change the permalinks to be the same as of your previous blogging platform after that you have to change the post slug option of every post and page that you have in your blog thats tiresome isn’t it ,suppose you have around 200 posts changing postslug of each of the posts is troublesome.
What i did to retain some of my traffic was i manually changed postslug of my famous posts to previously indexed permalinks thus there was not a complete traffic drain for me .If you do need help of any kind do contact me i would love to help you.
I have noticed that after shifting to wordpress i am getting a better CTR(Click through rate) on my ads as compared to when i was at Blogspot ,thus my earnings are improved drastically and i am very much excited about that .This is all when my articles are still not completely indexed and i am waiting for the complete indexing of my articles which will help me to achieve the levels i want .
Note : Don’t just think that Shifting to WordPress merely will increase your CTR massively,a better ad placement and great content also play a major role but one thing for sure you will get absolutely better results when you are at WordPress with your own Hosting.
So if you are thinking to shift to WordPress then do it now ..as later you will have more posts and more posts means more trouble…and who knows your content is worth more than what it is now..
The Third Post in this Shifting to WordPress series will be
Checklist for shifting to wordpress ? (Shifting to WordPress Part 3)
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