Friday, 12 April 2013

Redirect blogger blog from non-www to www domain

| Friday, April 12, 2013 | |

Blogger does not allow you to publish your Blogger blog at naked domain name, i.e. domain name without www. But you can set up a redirect from naked domain to www-domain name.

A number of visitors who like your content generally try to access your blog by directly typing your blog's url into their address, direct traffic for short. But with no redirection set up your direct traffic will instead get a 404 (page not found) error.

How to create redirect?

  1. Login into your blogger account.
  2. Select your blog from the list.
  3. Navigate to 'Settings' > 'Basic'.
  4. Check the box that says "Redirect to".
naked domain redirection blogger

  1. Login into your domain provider account. (here, Godaddy).
  2. Go to 'My Account'.
  3. From 'My Account' launch your domains.
  4. A list of all the domains you own will open up.
  5. Check the one associated with your Blogger blog.
  6. From the menu tab located just above the list. Select 'Forward' > 'Forward Domain'.
  7. Select 'http://' from the drop-down menu. And enter your domain with www in the next field.
  8. Leave the 'Update my DNS settings to support this change' box checked. If not checked already do check it. Or else your DNS won't get updated automatically.
  9. 'Advance Options' are also available but no need to deal with them. They are set to permanent forwarding.
  10. Click 'OK'.
Changes will become effective in a time range of 30 minutes to 48 hours. Generally it takes less than 30 minutes.

domain forwarding
Refresh or reload your blog with naked or non-www domain. It will now get automatically redirected to your blog's url.
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