I have an old Google Blogspot website (name.blogspot.com) that I need to port to
Hugo has better support for Markdown format and loads of other functionality which I would love for my tech blog (which has code samples and such).
I searched for a seamless way to port my existing content from blogger to hugo, and I found quite a few plugins allow that.
However, my question is what is the most seamless way to do this such that the search engine rankings on my new website aren't penalized for duplicate content? If my new website contains pages that are an exact copy of my blog's posts, wouldn't Google's SEO penalize my new website? Is there anyway around this?
And what is the best course of action for the old blog? Remove those posts? OR redirect those links to corresponding pages on my new website? I am looking to understand what my best options are in this scenario to improve SEO for my new website. Ultimately, I'm looking to host those pages on my new
Hugo website and have all my readers directed there.