After using Blogger for more than 15 years, I moved away from Blogger. My main issue is that Google Search bot is not indexing Blogger. With more than 300 posts right now, it indexed only 22. It's close to a year that I added back the current domain for this blog and made it live, it's still not indexed. It used to get indexed a few years ago. I made the blog private for a while and now it's not indexing citing it will overload the server. The Google Search Console shows Crawled - currently not indexed and Discovered - currently not indexed.

The page was found by Google, but not crawled yet. Typically, Google wanted to crawl the URL but this was expected to overload the site; therefore Google rescheduled the crawl. This is why the last crawl date is empty on the report.

This means the crawling is going to make Blogger overloaded, so crawl is not performed. So there is no much point in keep using Blogger. I had a followup with support on this, but got no response. Asked at Search Console Help Community, but it did not help either. Bing, DuckDuckGo are indexing posts just fine.

Previous response I received from them was regarding the site: operator which I was using to check the result.

As I mentioned in the previous email, the SITE: operator isn't 100% reliable. This means that sometimes when you search, nothing shows up. But if you see that the URL inspection within the Search Console platform says the URL is indexed, stick to that information, that one you can trust.

Let's see how WordPress goes. The reason I chose WordPress was because I need to have the migration done quickly. I tried to convert the Blogger XML export using converters from various static site generators but all of them failed to convert.

Update on Sat 02 March 2024

After moving away from Blogger, the Discovered - currently not indexed error went away. It showed 0. But the Crawled - currently not indexed is not resolved. Later I deleted the Google Web Console property altogether and created a new property in another account. After a few days I don't have any crawl or indexing errors. Some old pages show redirect and 404 errors. Pages are still not indexed. I think it will take some time.

Update on Sun 21 April 2024

Currently it shows 25 pages indexed. Not sure if it is indexing because it's in the same range. I will leave it at that.