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 www.corenetworkz.com/article-publish.html but accidentally I have changed its link structure. Consider its new link structure as www.corenetworkz.com/new-article-publish.html 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

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks buddy. I deleted some of my old blog posts and now only understood the importance of keeping the traffic to new posts.

Indudhara A said...

but i dont wanna get that /p/ thing in url how to remove it?

Alex George said...

At this point of time, blogger has not provided any option to remove /p/ from page links.