This article explains us how to create a redirect of internal pages to some other page within the blog.
SEO for Blogger has raised to a great degree after the recent update from Google. We had earlier discussed two of the features which Blogger introduced: Post/Blog search descriptions and Custom 404 redirects.
Now, it is time explore the next settings on the “Search Preference” settings. Excited??
What is a Custom Redirect on Blogger?
This setting lets us add a redirection of internal pages to be redirected to a new page.
The best advantage of custom redirect is:
They can be created for any non-existent old page and for pages which were never created on your blog.
Isn’t it cool?? 🙂
How do we Custom Redirect on Blogger?
Step 1: Go to Dashboard > Select Blog > Settings > Search Preferences.
Step 2: For the example shown above, here is the snapshot:
We need to use the relative path strategy for your blog when inputting the URL to redirect.
Full path is http://www.itechcolumn.com/guestpost
Relative path is /guestpost
Full path is http://www.itechcolumn.com/p/contact.html
Relative path is /p/contact.html
Add only the relative path to the custom redirect settings with the SLASH(“/”) at the front.
Step 3: Click “Save” and “Save Changes”. You are done.
To add a new redirect, click “New Redirect“.
To delete the old redirects, check the redirect to delete and click on “Delete”.
Uses of Custom Redirect:
1. Any old URL which you have removed can be redirected to a new post.
2. Any old URL which is pointing to your site can be redirected to some other page within the blog.
3. The redirection is very quite, and the visitors don’t realize that redirection is taking place.
4. You can create a folder structure to your top menu tab as /category/categoryname1 , /category/categoryname2 and so on. Mimicking WordPress or any other blogging platform.
5. Redirection can shorten your urls like www.sitename.com/cool 🙂
I still have not tested whether there is any limition in the number of redirection we can create. I assume we can create N number of redirection until someone manually tests it down 😉
Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading. Stay in touch. Enjoy.