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Advice on moving blog posts from Blogger

  1. Lionrhod profile image80
    Lionrhodposted 3 years ago

    I hope this is the right place to ask this question.

    A few years ago I started a blog on Blogger. Basically a bunch of articles on the how-to of writing. Eventually, because I got busy with other stuff going on in my life, that site fell a bit by the wayside.

    I didn't do a terribly good job of marketing that blog (I stink at social media, though I'm getting better) and it never had nearly the kind of traffic I would have liked to see.

    THEN I learned that Blogger considers anything you write on their site to be THEIR property. Yet another reason to discontinue that blog.

    I'd been planning on moving those articles to Squidoo, and now I'd like to move them to HP.

    The question: are there good reasons why I shouldn't do that?

    As I understand the process, I should

    1) Get screenshots of original publish dates in case duplicate content issues ever become a problem, with someone stealing my pages.

    2) Take down the page.

    3) Ask Google to de-index the page.

    4) Only publish the page when it's been de-indexed.

    Anything else I need to know or do?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Firstly - do you have an Adsense account yet?  If not, use that blog to apply, because it has the "age" that your new Hub account doesn't, so you will get approved faster.

      Copy the content to HubPages before you take down the page, and leave the Hubs unpublished - as you may have found with Squidoo, it's handy to have the original available while you create the Hub.

      I never bother asking Google to de-index. it's extra work and I usually have lots of other things to get on with! I find it easier just to leave the Hubs unpublished for a couple of weeks.  By that time, they've de-indexed all by themselves.

      1. Lionrhod profile image80
        Lionrhodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Awesomely enough, (and to my surprise, since I forgot about it) I already had an AdSense account. Yup! Utilized and linked with my Hub account.

        Other than that, your plan pretty much matches what I figured out, other than the de-indexing. Will just a couple weeks do it? LOL I've got wayback machine stuff on my early websites going about two decades, so I am a bit sensitive to "duplicate" content. I'm scared that some of my duplicate content could just be memories of websites I've had in the past that for some reason (many times just not affording the monthly or yearly payments) have crashed and burned in the past.

        Then there are those rats who've duplicated my content. I'll never forget the time when after copying my original poem, the webmistress had the gall to suggest I didn't know what I was talking about and that my subject (which I'd spent years researching) was a fluke.

        1. NateB11 profile image94
          NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I have a feeling you already know this, but I'm going to go ahead and say it just in case: You can deindex your articles/posts through Google Webmaster Tools. It deindexes, at the latest, by the next day. You have to have your site(s) connected to webmaster tools. Like I said, you probably know all that, looks like you've been doing this thing awhile.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          The Wayback machine is irrelevant to the duplicate content issue.  Neither Google nor HubPages checks it as part of their dupe content procedures. 

          Asking Google to de-index does NOT affect any content in the Wayback machine, that stays regardless.

          And yes, I've found two weeks has always been enough in the past.

    2. jeffryv profile image73
      jeffryvposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      To quote Google's TOS

      "You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours."

      1. Lionrhod profile image80
        Lionrhodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I'll have to hunt down where I found the particular info that bothered me. (It was something I came across about two years ago so I'm not sure where exactly I found it.) While they DO say that, they also basically say that they have the right to syndicate it and so forth.

        It was actually easier to find than I thought:

        When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google Maps). Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.

 
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