How To Use 301 Redirect on Blogger Blog To Redirect Old Url to New Url


Most times, bloggers do make changes in their blog, like added or deleted posts. Some bloggers has been in a situations where they don't want visitors to get 404 error messages when visitors navigate to posts or pages that don't exist or has been deleted and instead, make all requests to a specific link to be redirected to another page. The solution to this is using 301 custom redirection.

One importance i enjoyed in using 301 custom redirect on my blog is that it helps republish my old or deleted posts which has nothing to offer in search engines. Then i use it to boost my seo isn't that cool? Okay let me enlighten you more about 301 custom redirection.

301 redirect is a permanent redirection of an or existing page to a new url. Google said in it post about 301 redirect;

"If you need to change the URL of a page as it is shown in search engine results, we recommend that you use a server-side 301 redirect. This is the best way to ensure that users and search engines are directed to the correct page. The 301 status code means that a page has permanently moved to a new location."


How To Redirect old URL to new URL in Blogger

Sign in to you Blogger Dashboard

In the left menu, click to "Settings" >> "Search Preferences" and click "Edit" next to "Custom Redirects."

Input the old URL in the "From" field, and the new URL in the "To" field starting with a forward slash "/" for instance, /
custom redirects, redirect old url to new url


NB : Do not input the full URL in these fields. You have to omit the address of your blog and type only the rest of the link. Also note that this only works if you wish to redirect within your blogger blog and not to any external links.

Click the "Save" link (1) and the "Save changes" button (2), and you're done!


You can also use this step to redirect more or other pages. To redirect more pages, just click the "New redirect" button.

I hope this helps..

Cheers!





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