My question is similar to The SEO Impact of Migrating from Free Hosting on WordPress.com to Own Hosting but it was answered in 2013 and I am afraid things have changed.
Basically I have a Wordpress subdomain mydom.wordpress.com, which has some trafic I want to redirect to a static website.
I have the free plan of Wordpress. I tried to upgrade to "Business", but as I wanted to install the plugins that enable to :
Verify your WordPress sub domain with Google Webmaster Tools
I am asked to change domain (in something like mydom.blog). If I do so, I would lose all my backlinks.
Has anyone successfully migrated from a wordpress blog to a website without losing to much ranking ?
Actually, Wordpress developed a specific feature to do this in
/settings/traffic/ with a specific placeholder for various search engines meta tags.