FTP vs. Custom Domains on blogger whats my best option?

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FTP vs. Custom Domains on blogger whats my best option?

I have a question for experienced Bloggers out there? I am currently hosting a Blog on blogspot.com I have put tons of backbreaking effort into ito it to say the least. I also have a website with a page rank 2 as of now it should be a page rank 3 or 4 on the next Google update which is right around the corner from what I hear.

Now I am pointing my websites domain to my blog because I really am not using, or updating my website. All of my efforts are now concentrated on my blog, but I am kind of iffy on leaving my money site in someone elses hand where I essentially do not control it. Which is my better route in your opinion. Should I just transfer my domain over to blogger and be done with it? Or should I transfer my whole blog files and all over to my Hostgator account?

Need to know my best route to take in this situation. What would you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    If you are running wordpress, then you can just import your blogspot blog to your new blog. By using the import function under the Tools menu. Now, for the page rank, I don't know if you can do a 301 redirect to transfer the pr.
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    • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
      Originally Posted by Nickolie0990 View Post

      If you are running wordpress, then you can just import your blogspot blog to your new blog. By using the import function under the Tools menu. Now, for the page rank, I don't know if you can do a 301 redirect to transfer the pr.
      Whats the benefit of Wordpress over Blogger? I ultimately want to control everything so I am looking for a paid platform that hosts blogs etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author JMPruitt
    Hosting your own blog is ALWAYS better. the only thing I use blogspot for is to build links to my own blog.

    If they make one change,you are out of business, overnight. and they don't make a habit of warning people that they are changing the TOS, they do it, and then start removing sites that break the new terms.

    Host your own site, then you can do whatever you want. start using the traffic you are already getting to get people to start going to your blog. then use that blog, and just add new posts as part of your link building campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    Wordpress is a fully functional content management system. In addition, it is pretty good optimize for seo. It is a plat form that you host on your own site. It allows you to control everything, and it is fully customizable. If you are unsure if you want to use wordpress, I would recommend setting up a free hosting account at freehostia.com and have them install a wordpress blog, that way you can mess around with it and learn all the things it can do.

    I hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    So none of you guys would recommend sending it over to Hostgator? Is there a paid option on Wordpress to host my blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Alright I just got off the phone with Hostgator I want to transfer my blogger blog to my Hostgator account but I do not want to lose all the links I have built
    up for my blogger blog either it could hurt my Seo etc... Any suggestions to get around this?
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