Monday, 9 July 2012

How To Create Custom Redirects for Blogger Post ?

blogger post url redirect image
Yesterday i wrote a post on editing blogger post URL, and i was mentioned to write down the posts old URL before changing to a new one .Because, if the post you are decide to change the URL is an old one there is chance that the old URL may be indexed in search engine or in social website like Facebook or Twitter or GooglePlus. Because of that there is a chance to lose the visitor coming from those sites as the URL will give a does not exist error ! Here comes the importance of Custom Redirects.

Custom Redirects will help us to redirect the user from those old URL to the new URL. This post describe the steps to create a Custom Redirect in Blogger. Just follow the steps below.

Steps:
1. Login to your Blogger account.
2. In your blogs dashboard , GO to Settings > Search Preferences

blogger settings search preferences image

3. Click on Custom Redirects > Edit



4. Now you will get something like below image



5. Now Add the your posts Old URL to From textfield and add the posts new URL to To textfield.
( Don't add the full URL just add the the red marked part of the URL in the example below )
eg. http://technoxide.blogspot.com/2012/07/redirect-blogger-post.html

6. Click Save and Save Changes.

Update: [ Custom Redirect Mobile Version of Blogger URL ]
You also need to add the mobile version of the old URL to the custom redirect. add ?m=1 after the old post URL to get the mobile version.

eg: http://technoxide.blogspot.com/2012/07/redirect-blogger-post.html?m=1

That's it ! Now navigate to your posts old URL it will automatically redirects to your posts new URL.




28 comments:

  1. Thanx for the tut...u made it easy ...really helpful..

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  2. Hi! I just wanted to say THANK YOU! This post and also the previous one helped me a lot! You wrote so clear, and made it really easy :) so thanks again :)

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  3. Easy when you know how, thanks. I found this and your previous post (editing...URL) really helpful. You provide easy stepwise guidance. Brill.

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  4. I noticed a problem today with these redirected url's is used together with the mobile template.

    Example:

    http://fixarfarsan.se/2012/09/detta-ar-den-snyggaste-audi-a4-avanten.html

    There is a redirected link: fixarfarsan.se/audi that works fine on a computer but when read via mobile template ?m=1 is added after the link and it's not redirected...

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  5. sir redirected url's error The source and destination values cannot be empty or more than 256 characters and must start with /. plz help me

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  6. Mr.TECHNOXIDE thanks to you for killing your valuable time to guide the users move much better way to maintain the BLOGGER

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  7. Is there a way to define default redirect for all missing posts?

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  8. @moran
    Sorry bro....In my knowledge there is no way to define a default redirect....but you can set a Custom Page Not Found you will find this option in the settings tab

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  9. thanks, very helpful instructions, with your additional visual aide of screenshots further contributing to the value of this post. Tried to sign up using the 'join this site' google widget on the left, but keep getting error 404. Tried using google account, open id, and yahoo profiles, but same error 404. Hope it's just a temporary google glitch. I'll bookmark your site and try again tomorrow. Thanks again for your informative and helpful post :)

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  10. Does it take a while to become active

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  11. No it will active instantly ...... you may forget to click Save changes.

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  12. can i use target URL to homepage?? it is OK for search engine?

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  13. thanks u made it clear and understandable

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  14. Hello. That's a great article. I have one question, please. Will google count both url as duplicate content? I mean, should we remove the old one from google index on webmasters tool? What's your advice?

    Thank you.

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  15. @Paulo Silva
    Better don't remove the old link...we cant sure if Google index our new URL.

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  16. Hi, Great post. I am new to blogging. My blog is mustknowquotes.blogspot.com. I have custom redirect for example "success" works fine on laptop. But it doesn't work on android. Any suggestion? Thanks in advance

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  17. Hi,

    I'm new to blogging. I write about different topics and would like my posts to be redirected to different tabs at the top of my blog. I've redirected one post to a specific tab, but how to I make all my posts of a certain topic go under that tab? For instance fitness. I want all my fitness topics to be seen in chronological order under the fitness tab.

    Thanks,Vanessa

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  18. @Vanessa Dugandzic
    Add Tag Name....If you add Fitness as the tag name for posts related to fitness...you can view only fitness by clicking the fitness label

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  19. Quick question: if I change my blog URL but want all my old posts to change the blog URL to the new URL, do I need to redirect ALL of the posts?? Thanks! :)

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  20. @Ashley @ The Sweet Life
    Did you mean to change your blog address to a new one ? If it is a custom domain (www.example.com) ..then you don't need to redirect the posts, Blogger will automatically redirect all the posts to your new domain..If you want help to add custom domain just comment here.

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  21. i can't understand your post clearly please guide me in personily

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  22. i am facing a problem using this.. i have done all wid an old post .. My Introduction post.. its working fine when i click the post in the site itself.. but i have shared the post in facebook .. n now when i click that post from facebook.. it says (Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.) but when i remove (?spref=fb) dis last past from the url n go again.. its redirecting.. !! Can u tell me why its happening.. ???

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  23. @Admin
    Create a new custom redirect by including the
    "?spref=fb" with the link...

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  24. hi am new and how can social search engines and social networking sites locate my site?

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  25. @adekoya adebiyi
    submit your site link to search engines....share post links on social sites

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  26. I want to change in to com only.. what how? i dont know.

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