The wonderful wide web hasn’t given me a good answer on my specific situation, so hopefully you might be my saviors.
Since starting a Ghost blog, I wanted to move some of my original content from Wordpress.com (the free version). Yes, I was a beginner, but free was free.
Basically, I’m copy-pasting all my post content to Ghost. I plan on making my Ghost blog the main source while 301 redirecting from the Wordpress blog. I’m aware of the Canonical link, but am wondering:
Should I just delete the Wordpress.com posts, or is there a way to redirect?
I’m also aware of all incoming traffic links. Fortunately, I didn’t have that much traffic from outside sources like Twitter, so I may just edit or delete possible links out there. Which leads me to my next question:
Does deleting the Wordpress.com post and deleting the canonical link in Ghost hurt my SEO?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. And I’m kicking myself in the rear for even posting it on Wordpress.com & Medium.