How to Back Up or Download Your Entire Blogger Contents (2 Methods)
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 of 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.
Why you should take Backup of your Blogger Posts, Pages and Comments?
In this article, I will discuss why and how we should take backup of our valuable blog data.
1. Google Penalty
Earlier Google penalize a blog by degrade page rank or ban from a search engine, But now Google deleting any blog without any prior notice as a penalty. Generally for spam, Black Hat SEO practice or Copying content from another blog. So you should always take a backup of your blog to secure your time and effort behind your blog.
2. Server Crash
If your blog is on paid hosting site then don’t think your data is secure. Because the server can crash anytime and you will lose all of your data at once. There are some free web hosting services also provide hosting service which doesn’t offer any data backup service, in this case, you must keep a backup of your blog every day.
3. Hackers Bout
Hacker is 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 the case of WordPress, there are many plugins where you can use to take your blog backup automatically.
4. 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 happens in the case of installing a new Code or script.
In 2011 my previous blog was infected by malware and I was in great trouble. And after so much struggle, I have found an infected code on my ‘’Random Post’’ widget, after removing that widget malware has removed.
Later 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 a widget from the least popular site. So we should always keep backup to recover our site.
How to Easily Save Blog Posts, Pages and Comments to Your Computer?
We can take a backup of our blog easily. There are 2 methods you can take a backup of your blog. Just you have to go through some easy steps.
Method 1: Download and Backup all your Blogger Blogs
If you want to get an .xml file of your blog’s posts, pages, and comments then please follow the following steps-
Step 1 Log in to your Blogger account and Go to your Blogger Dashboard
Step 2 At the top left, click the blog you want to back up.
Step 3 In the left menu, click 'Settings'.
Step 4 Locate the 'Manage blog' option. You can see Under 'Manage blog,' click 'Back up content'.
Step 5 From the popup window click 'Download'. Instantly your blog XML file will start downloading on your Personal Computer.
Method 2: Taking backup by Google Takeout Service
Google has introduced the Google Takeout service where you can easily take a backup of all of your blog data instantly.
To back up or export a copy from your Google Account and relevant information and entire Blogger content including your Blogger Theme, Blog feed, photos, videos, Reaction, Followers, reading list, Author Profile and other settings. You can use it In your new blog or with a service other than Google.
To use this just follow the below steps-
Step 1 Go to Google Takeout and log into your account with your existing Google account.
Step 2 Under 'CREATE A NEW EXPORT' locate 'Select data to include' and choose your desire data to download.
Step 3 After that click the 'Next step' button from the bottom.
Step 4 Now under 'Choose file type, frequency & destination' click on 'Create Export' Button
By Google takeout service you will be able to take all your blogs all data separately such as a 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.