How To Migrate From Blogger To WordPress Without Losing Rankings

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In 2019 when I started my blogging journey I chosen Blogspot as it is completely Free and popular platform in the industry.

Blogspot doesn’t offer much better functionalities but it is easy to use and perfect to put our first step in Blogging.

If you have zero knowledge of Blogging my recommendation is to begin with Blogspot and when you get a good idea of how things work then you can start a WordPress site or Migrate Blogger to WordPress.

Note: If you are also getting an error page when the Blogspot XML file upload complete then this article will help you with that.

How This Guide Will Help You

  1. Migrate Blogger to WordPress without losing rankings
  2. No error
  3. Remove Date from URLs
  4. Migrate without XML file

Migrate Blogger To WordPress Quick Guide

Switch Blogger To WordPress

  • Get a Domain & Hosting and Install WordPress
  • By default a Hello World post will be published

If you are still a newbie and looking for a platform that can help you to get the domain and hosting at a cheap price you can try Ambition Host.

I use Ambition Host to purchase domain at cheap price.

Number Of Post
Dummy Site
Dummy Site
Dummy Site
  • Login to WordPress Dashboard & Navigate to Tools > Import
WordPress dashboard > Tools > Import
  • Under Blogger click Run Importer
Run Blogger Importer
  • Login to Blogger dashboard
  • Settings > Manage Blog > Back up Content

An XML will download that contains all the blogger data.

  • Click Download To download the Blogger data
  • Click on Choose File & upload the XML file
  • Hit Upload file and import
Choose and upload Blogger XML file
  • Here an error occured
Error Occured While Uploading Blogger XML File On WordPress

This error keep on appearing after upload, so I tried it on Computer, for two websites.

  • Then I found another problem
Import Blogger Error While Uploading XML File

But the after describing errors to Namecheap support team it got fixed within seconds and after that no error appeared.

Chat With Namecheap Support

Import Blogger To WordPress Without XML File

If the above method is not working for you then this will definitely work. It is the alternative way to Import Blogspot site to wordpress without XML file.

  • Login to WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Add New
Login to WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Add New
  • Search for “Blogger Importer Extended”
  • Install & Activate “Blogger Importer Extended” by Pipdig
Install & Activate "Blogger Importer Extended" by Pipdig
  • Click on”This Page” option to get started > Run Importer
Click on"This Page" option to get started > Run Importer
Run Blogger Importer Extended
  • You can also get it by navigating to Tools > Import > Click Run under “Blogger Importer Extended”
Tools > Import > Click Run under "Blogger Importer Extended"
  • In the Initial days the Plugin was for free but by the time they are decreasing the number of posts to import.
  • Now I’m allowed to import 30 posts for free and for more I need to get the premium license.
  • Plugin owner is continuously reducing the number of posts to import so I can’t guarantee that it will be available for free.
  • Click on 30 posts for free
Click 30Posts For Free
  • Open a New Tab
  • Go to Blogger Dashboard > Select Site > Click on the URL box
Go to Blogger Dashboard > Select Site > Click on the URL box
  • Copy the 19 digit ID mentioned after blogID=*******************#allposts
Copy the 19 digit ID
  • In the plugin tab Paste the 19 digit ID > Submit
Paste the 19 digit ID and Submit
  • Your Blogspot address will appear
  • Click Start Import
Click Start Import
  • If it asks for permission allow it
Allow Permissions
  • Import will begin
  • Don’t close the tab or minimize the browser until it complete the process
Dont close the tab or minimise the browser
  • If the limit of 30 posts is exhausted then click Return to dashboard
Click Return To Dashboard
  • As you can see it imported 33 posts and media files for featured image.
Click Return To Dashboard
Imported Featured Images
Website With Contents
  • Go back to Plugin page
  • Enable Redirect old Blogger links & Redirect 404s to homepage
  • Save Changes
Enable Redirect old Blogger links & Redirect 404s to homepage
  • Click Download Template
  • An XML file will download
Click Download Template
  • Navigate to Blogger Dashboard > Theme > Backup/Restore
Blogger Dashboard > Theme > Backup/Restore
  • Upload the XML file downloaded from WordPress dashboard
Upload the XML file
XML File Uploaded Successfully
  • Select all posts and revert to draft
Revert Posts To Draft

Now all your post published on Blogger will be transferred to WordPress along with their post URL.

What Will Happen If Limit Exhausted

In my case two errors occurred and here I’m sharing that screenshots.

Error After Limit
Error When Limit Exhaust

Things To Do After Migration

If you are leaving it as it is just by migrating you will lose all your ranking. So it is highly recommended to do the basic things such as

  • WordPress SEO Optimization
  • Sitemap submission
  • Robots.txt file
  • Essential SEO Plugin Installation
  • Cache plugin to reduce page loading time (WP Rocket)
  • Image Optimization


Can I transfer my Blogger to WordPress?

Yes, you can Blogger To WordPress by following simple steps
Download Blogger XML file > Install Blogger Importer (WordPress) > Upload XML File > Change The Author > It Is Done.

Is WordPress really free?

WordPress software is 100% FREE but to store it on hosting you have to pay your hosting provider.

Is Blogger free to use?

Blogger is a FREE platform by Google where one can share their ideas in the form of text and images. But to make it more professional you have to pay for custom domain name.

Does blogger need hosting?

No to run Blogger Website you don’t need to purchase any hosting.

Is Blogger better than WordPress, for seo?

No, Blogger is a simple blog post publishing platform and there are only limited functionalities are available, whereas WordPress has a lot of functionalities and to perform anything many useful plugins are available for free.

Wrap Up

I hope this article helped you to Migrate Blogger Website To WordPress without any error. If you are facing any issue while migrating drop your queries in the comment.

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