Through the past month or so, I have been working to move my blogs from WordPress.com’s free service to a Lunarpages website. In doing that, I did a little search for tips on getting my readers and all to move over to the new one. Here are some of the things that I found.
I found some helpful tips on this site:
I really liked the “evaluate why you want to change” section. I moved my blog because I don’t own and I can’t control my previous URL.
The other thing I learned was to use 301 redirects. I see you can do that on WordPress.com, but it is considered an “upgrade”. The instructions are here. This blocking search engines idea might be a good option.
If you have any ideas, please comment below.