How I redirect traffic from blogger pages to wordpress posts
After moving the blog from the blogger to wordpress, my first challenge was to organize the posts for better discovery and search. I have done that by automatically generating tags and tagging posts using a bit of analysis and a bit of insanity.
window.location = "http://www.chandoo.org/wp/?s= < $BlogItemTitle$ >";
The $BlogItemTitle$ is the old blogger tag for blog post title, which I am passing as an argument to my wordpress search.
Since most of the people visiting the old posts on my blog are coming from search engines this method of redirecting is working perfectly for me. There are few problems though, this works only for post pages, if you have monthly / weekly archives like I do, some people may still visit the archive pages. I am thinking of adding permanent redirects or some PHP script to redirect the blogger archive requests to wordpress archives. But the traffic to those pages is small enough to neglect it for now. Once the search engines catch hold of new URLs I can permanently remove the old blog content from my website.
Feel free to comment incase you need some help in figuring out how to do this for your site.
My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
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