How to Redirect Traffic and Links Pointing Old Blogger Post URL to New URL

Blogger introduces a new feature called Custom URL Redirect. By this feature, we can provide a permanent redirect for old nonworking URLs to new working URLs. The main benefit is, we can still utilize the backlinks pointing the old posts (which may be deleted ) to the appropriate blogger blog posts. We can also successfully redirect the users who click the old post links (links which are no longer working) to the respective new updated posts. So we can retain the traffic and backlinks using this blogger Custom blog post URL Redirect feature. Steps to use Custom URL Redirect on your blogger site are provided below.

Redirect Traffic from broken Links to Working Blog Posts

  1. Login to Blogger Account

  2. Click Blogger Dashboard

  3. Click on Settings

  4. Click on Search Preference
    Perform 301 redirect for blogger posts

  5. Click Edit link on Custom Redirects
    Redirect traffic from one published post to another using 301 redirect

    Here you should enter the broken links to which external links are pointing on "From" field. You should enter the working URL on "To" field. Do not forget to select check box near "permanent" if you are planning to provide a 301 redirection.After entering the details click on "Save Changes".

How does this Trick Work

Here I am going to explain this trick with an example. Suppose I have a blog post with link but accidentally I have changed its link structure. Consider its new link structure as and it is live. There is no way to return to the old link structure but I don't want to loose the backlinks pointing to the old post. In this situation, I can use this new blogspot trick to perform 301 redirection to new link from the old link. Google spiders will treat the old post and new post as same.

This article tells how to send users from old broken blog post links to new working posts. Similarly following article tells steps to set custom domain name for your blogspot blog. To read more about it, follow the link below.
How to Setup Custom Domain Name For a Blogspot Site

After setting up a custom domain, most of the users face the issue of redirecting the blogger blog with wwww version and without www version. We fixed the issue by following the steps provided in the link below.
How to Redirect Naked Domain Name to WWW Version of Domain Name

This Custom Redirect feature helps to redirect backlinks and traffic pointing to your blog that do not point to existing posts or pages to new working relevant pages. So you will not loose traffic and link juice. In addition to this, it is better you optimize your blogger blog for better traffic. To read about it, click on the link below.
How to Optimize Blogger Template for Better Rank and Traffic

Technology Blog

How To Delete Beneficiary Fund Transfer in HDFC Netbanking Account

If you are using HDFC bank for online transfer of money to another account, you should add the beneficiary details (account number and other details of receiver) first. Then you should wait till HDFC enables the new beneficiary for fund transfer. After they enable the beneficiary you can start transferring money. The time to enable beneficiary account depends on the bank policy (right now it is 12 hours). It is important to note that there is a maximum number of beneficiary registration for each type of fund transfer in HDFC bank (Currently it is 50 beneficiaries per each type of transfer). This article is about deleting a no longer needed beneficiary from your HDFC netbanking account.

Steps to Delete a Beneficiary from HDFC Account

Update (05-04-2015): It seems HDFC has removed the feature to delete existing beneficiaries but we can use the edit feature to alter all information we added. The instructions listed just below this update explains this procedure.

Procedure to Modify Beneficiary in SBI A/C
  1. Logon to HDFC netbanking using the link

  2. Click on Funds Transfer on the top menu

  3. Click on Enquire on the left hand menu and then click 'View List of Beneficiaries'

  4. Click on Go button under the Transaction Type. If you are going to edit a beneficiary created for NEFT, you must click the Go button under NEFT. Same rule applies to IMPS, RTGS etc.

  5. Scroll to the bottom of the list where you can see two buttons 'Delete' and 'Add New'. Select the beneficiary name by choosing using radio button and click delete button to remove it from your account.

  6. Now select the beneficiary by choosing the radio button and click Edit. Here you can edit account type, name and email id. Please note that you cannot change the beneficiary type or the account number.

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  1. Login to HDFC Netbanking account

  2. Click on Third Party Transfer
    how to delete beneficiary in hdfc netbanking account

  3. Click on View List of Beneficiaries on the left hand side
    Send fund from HDFC account

  4. Select the Transfer type and click View
    select or create beneficiary account in online banking

  5. Select the beneficiary and click delete
    HDFC payment gateway

  6. Now you need to confirm the deletion of beneficiary

How to Add a new Beneficiary

If you want to transfer money to another account via netbanking, you must add him first in your account as beneficiary. It is necessary for both NEFT and RTGS.
  1. Logon to your account

  2. Click on Third Party Transfer
    how to delete beneficiary in hdfc netbanking account

  3. Click on Add a Beneficiary
    NEFT transaction failed

  4. Click on Continue button and enter the account details to which you want to send money.

Money transfer methods RTGS and NEFT are different in the way they work. If you want to transfer money real time without delay, you must use RTGS option. RTGS stands for Real Time Gross Settlement and you can transfer money by online to accounts in any banks within India without any delay. You do not need to wait for clearance to accomplished the process. However, banks charge a fee for this type of money transaction and currently HDFC charges RS 25 for any transaction between 2lakh to 5lakh. If the amount is higher than 5lakh, you must pay Rs 50 as fee. Though banks claim real time transfer, RTGS doesn't work on holidays and non banking time. Another issue with RTGS is the higher minimum amount to transfer. We can start RTGS request only if the amount is at least 2lakh. Another mode of online money transfer by HDFC is NEFT. It stands for National Electronic Funds Transfer and you can send payments to any third party accounts in India with few restrictions. HDFC charges a small fee for NEFT money transaction depends on the transaction amount.


Difference Between Configuring Modem in Bridge Mode and PPPoE Mode

As I mentioned in my old posts, I started my career in computer networking as a SOHO consultant. In first few months we were assigned to configure Local Networks in small offices. During the time first thing I learned was the differences between configuring a DSL modem in bridge mode and PPPoE mode. It is because the mode of modem configuration entirely affect the router configuration. If your modem is configured in bridge mode, you need a dialer to access Internet and every time you must enter the Username and Password provided by ISP. If your modem is in PPPoE mode, the connection is always on. It means you do not need to use any dialer to access Internet. Below you can see a summary of differences between modem in bridge mode and PPPoE mode.

A Lot Of Backlinks Suddenly Disappeared From Google Webmaster Tools

Have you checked the backlink count of your website reported in webmaster tools ? If not, I recommend you to login and make sure there is no big different in the number of external links pointing to your websites. Right now in my webmaster tools account, most of the backlinks to my blog are disappeared. You can understand the sudden shock it can give to a blogger. However, I recovered from the shock very soon because this issue happened for many website owners. The same issue is shared by different people in Google product forum, blogs and other webmaster forums. So my guess is Google may be changing the way to display external links pointing in webmaster tools or it might be a bug in their system.

Update: Google seems fixed the issue. Now I can see the backlinks again in Webmaster Tools.

How to Check Backlinks to Your Website in Google Webmaster Tools

If you are not sure how to check the backlink count of your website, follow the steps below.

  1. Login to Webmaster tools account by following the URL

  2. Select your Website

  3. Click on Traffic (on left hand side of the window)

  4. Click on Links to Your Website
    Check links to your blog

It is recommended to register websites in Webmaster Tools for every webmasters to understand how big G sees our websites. You can see a log of useful information like crawl errors, search queries, HTML errors etc. These information are very important for a professional Internet marketer to optimize his website. Similar to this if you want to set safe search permanently on your browser follow the instructions provided in the link below.
How to Enable  Safe Search Permanently on Your Browser

Internet marketers try hard to increase the traffic to their websites because more traffic brings more income. AdSense is one of the most popular PPC programs which lets bloggers earn money from their traffic. It is true that getting an Adsense account is difficult now days. To learn more about it click on the link below.
Keeps Rejecting My Adsense Request

Google personalized search results is one of the important feature provided by Google. Sometimes you may want to see search results without any personalized effect. In that case you need to turn of this feature. Following link tells the steps to disable this feature on Google Search.
How to Turn Off  Personalized Search Results

Technology Blog

Duplicate Name Exists Error While Connecting to a Network

Have you ever received an error message Duplicate Name Exists while trying to connect your computer to a Local network? If yes, it is because another computer in the network is already using the (host name used by NetBIOS) name of your computer. You can fix Duplicate Name Exists error by simply changing the NetBIOS name (Network Basic Input/Output System) of your computer(it should be unique in the Local network). Some time you may receive this error message even if your computer has a unique name. Reason is the outdated WINS Server. It is because WINS server is responsible for verifying the NetBIOS names of the computers in the same network. So the possible solutions to fix the error Duplicate Name Exists are provided below.

How to Power Cycle Router & Modem In a Local Home Network

Power cycle is a miraculous cure for many home networking issues. Power Cycling is the process of turning off and turning on networking devices (Say Wireless Router or Modem ) in a systematic order. Sounds simple but very effective in troubleshooting networking issues. Power Cycle is a recommended process after configuring a modem or router. In this article we can check how to power cycle specific networking devices like modem, router, Access Point etc and an entire Local network.