Blog Back up means storing data in another secure place where you can use backup data later by restoring. The importance of Backup is vast. It goes without saying the complexity on blogging is growing day by day. You don’t have any security that you can save your online data permanently. So no backup means you are pushing yourself on uncertainty.
In this article I will discuss why and how we should take backup of our valuable blog data.
Earlier Google penalize a blog by degrade page rank or ban from search engine, But now Google deleting any blog without any prior notice as penalty. Generally for spam, Black Hat SEO practice or Copying content from other blog. So you should always take a backup of your blog to secure your time and effort behind your blog.
If your blog is on paid hosting site then don’t think your data is secure. Because server can crash anytime and you will lose all of your data at once. There are some free web hosting server also provide hosting service which don’t offer any data backup service, in this case you must keep a backup of your blog every day.
Hacker are always active to bout or attack your blog if your blog is valuable to them. Mostly higher rank blog affect by hackers so you should take backup regularly. In blogspot we have to take backup manually but in case of WordPress there are many plugins where you can use to take your blog backup automatically.
Virus and Malware Attack
Virus and malware attack is very dangerous for blog user because Google may delete your site if your blog infected by malware. It happen in case of installing new Code or script. In 2011 my previous blog was infected by malware and I was in great trouble. Finally I have found the infected code on my ‘’Random Post’’ widget, after removing that widget malware has removed. But again my site was infected and finally I got the infected code from an affiliate ads code. As a result search engine has banned my previous blog. So be careful about installing widget from least popular site. So we should always keep backup to recover our site.
How we should take backup of our valuable blog data
We can take a backup of our blog easily. There are 2 method you can take backup of your blog. Just you have to go through some easy steps.
Method 1: Taking backup from Blog Tools
Step 1 Log in to your Blogger account and Go to your Blogger Dashboard
Step 2 Go to your Settings-> Other tab.
Step 4 Now click Save to your computer button for backing up your blog content.
Your backup file will download in your computer instantly. This process will backup your site’s posts, pages and comments.
Method 2: Taking backup by Google Takeout Service
Google has introduce Google Takeout service where you can easily take backup all of your blog data instantly. To use this just follow the below steps-
Step 1 Go to http://google.com/takeout and log into account with your existing Google account.
Step 2 Now click on Choose services tab from the top.
Step 3 Under Select A Service Choose Blogger
Step 4 Now click on Create Achieve Button
By Google takeout service you will be able to take your blogs all data separately such as blog, image, Google Plus, YouTube and many more.
Hope this article will help you to back up your blog easily which data you can use later by restoring. If you have any question feel free to ask.