Moving from Beta Blogger to WordPress, Part 4: Holding Onto Backlinks

When I moved from Beta Blogger to WordPress, I also switched domains1.

This brought pain in two forms:

  • broken backlinks from other sites, which isn’t good, and
  • search engine penalties for duplicate content.

Neither were easily resolvable because of the differences between WordPress and Blogger, and because Blogger is no more a real hosting solution than LiveJournal is.

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