How long is the recovery period after changing the TLD domain from blogspot?
How long is the recovery period after changing the TLD domain from blogspot? - One that leads you to this blog is looking for references to change the blogspot domain, but still hesitant to upgrade the domain because the blog's traffic is already high. Afraid of losing the high traffic later. until you look for references to change the domain and what the risks are after changing the domain, and how long is the recovery period after changing the domain?
It is indeed heavy when we are about to decide to upgrade the domain to TLD, because in the recovery process of changing we will experience what is called a decrease in traffic and some other things, including:
Alexa rank increases
For example, a blog that I recently upgraded the blogspot domain to a TLD domain, then I checked the alexa rank again, which was 800 thousand is now 11 million and so on.
DA PA decreased
After changing the domain DA and PA decreased, even not yet having a value to check. but in the old domain is still high.
Is there also a loss of Back links?
The answer is relative! There are things that cause us to lose back links, which is we switch hosting and change permalinks. So when there are some articles that use direct links to articles will experience error 404 / not found. Of course, changing permalinks is not recommended when we switch to self hosting.
However, this does not apply to blogs that only change the domain, and the permalink does not change the standard blogger format or those who switch to self hosting. In blogger it will automatically redirect to the TLD domain automatically.
Changing the standard blogger permalink will take longer to recover traffic than just changing the domain without changing the permalink.
Search engines will identify that the articles use a new permalink as a new article. I have proven this on this blog that used to use blogspot, which is galaxyite.blogspot.com/month/year/title ... html. Then changed to use tld galaxyite.com and still uses blogger, then I decided to migrate from blogspot to wordpress self hosted and change the permalink to the format galaxyite.com/title. It turns out that my old articles have not been indexed even though they are one month old, even until now.
What needs to be considered when changing the domain from blogspot, if you do not want to lose traffic, it is better not to change the standard permalink format from blogspot when using wordpress for example.
Changing the permalink is the same as a new blog, articles will be indexed more slowly than just changing the domain without changing the permalink. Although we can actually redirect it using an automatic redireck plugin, but the original old articles are indexed.
Experiencing full worries because of having to go through GA review site. The risk of changing the domain will also impact google Adsense. Currently, google Adsense has implemented the add site, unlike before when we had one account that could immediately be placed ads anywhere. Now when we want to monetize a new blog, we are waiting for the site review approval from google Adsense.
If it's only been a few days since changing the domain, don't immediately add it to the google Adsense add site, as this will fail, this has happened to me when I changed the domain and immediately registered the add site, resulting in not being able to pass the review site with the reason that the site cannot be found.
How long does the traffic recover?
It turns out that content quality affects the recovery time of traffic after changing the domain. This has been proven on several blogs that do not yet have high-quality content, will tend to be indexed slower as before, but over time, it will be indexed and have a higher ranking after changing the domain, but it takes a while. This does not apply to those who are diligent in updating articles, because new articles can be of higher quality and direct links to old articles, so that old articles can be more valuable in search engines.
A personal experience is that when changing the blogspot domain to a TLD domain, it will take time for recovery.
A blog with 3 years of age using blogspot.com with 10,000 visitors takes 1-3 months for recovery.
At the beginning of the change in the first week, traffic will not decrease at all. But when entering the 8th day, there will be a decrease in traffic, this may be because the new search engine is crawling the site that was submitted when changing the new domain a week earlier.
However, it doesn't take long, it may take a few more weeks for full recovery. Every day, some pages will climb the stairs of the Google page index as before. But it takes a long time to recover completely, I experienced a 70% decrease compared to traffic when using blogspot, in the second month.
However, this information is based on one of my blogs that previously had high traffic.
In this galaxyite.com blog, because of changing the domain and permalink at the same time, especially the origin of traffic is only a few visitors every day, it takes more than 3 months to be indexed even though it has been submitted here and there. And it turns out in this blog there are too many niches being reviewed, so it's not good if a blog has this kind of mixed content.
Indeed, if from the beginning it has high traffic from search engines, it will recover faster than blogs with low traffic. So if you want to change the domain and have high traffic, don't hesitate, especially if your blog has a reputation in the google search engine.
What needs to be done after changing the Domain
Changing the domain means creating a tool again in google and bing webmaster tools. But if you only want to recover traffic from google, submitting the new site to the bing webmaster tools is not necessary, but bing will increase traffic because it uses two search engines, from yahoo and bing itself.
What needs to be done after changing the Domain
Changing the domain means creating a tool again in Google's webmaster tools and also in Bing. However, if you only want to receive traffic from Google, submitting the new site to the Bing webmaster tools is not necessary, but Bing will add traffic because it uses two search engines, from Yahoo and Bing itself.
The best step after changing the domain to tld in blogspot is to continue updating articles every day. Then after that, always submit new articles to the Google search console. Because in Google index there is still a blogspot domain that is indexed, it is necessary to also submit old articles with the new domain, but only a few especially those that contribute the highest traffic first and the others follow.
Using ping tools To accelerate the recovery of blog traffic, so that the new domain is quickly recognized by search engines. However, only do it once so as not to be considered spam by search engines.
So the recovery of traffic after changing the old domain may not be long, depending on the quality of the content, whether it is SEO friendly or not. However, it cannot be guaranteed for those who change the formal permalink, it can recover as fast without changing the standard blogger permalink.
You may also need to consider if the blog is your main source of income, because it will experience a significant decrease in income. It is better if you only have one blog not to change the domain, and it will be safer if you create a new blog. Later when the new blog is able to generate, then change the domain of the old blog, instead of risking that you do not have any income for one to three months.
That's all hopefully it's useful.