Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What's The URL Of My Blog?

We see the plea for help, periodically
I need the URL of my blog, so I can give it to my friends. Help!
Who's buried in Grant's Tomb, after all?
No Chuck, be polite.
OK, OK. The title of this blog is "The Real Blogger Status", and the title of this post is "What's The URL Of My Blog?".

When I set it up originally, the name of this blog was bloggerstatusforreal, and the URL was bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com. When you publish the blog, you specify the URL that's used. Now, this blog is better known as "blogging.nitecruzr.net". My Musings blog, previously published as "nitecruzrmisc.blogspot.com", is now known as "musings.nitecruzr.net".

The URL "http://bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com/" is the original, BlogSpot address. Not everybody likes having a BlogSpot address, so we can publish to an external address with a moderate amount of work. This blog is published to a Google Custom Domain, and to the URL of "http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/".

Long ago, if I had access to an external (non-Google) server, and didn't mind using a Classical template, I could, alternately, publish using FTP. However, the FTP Publishing option has been discontinued, for several years. Custom Domain Publishing is now the only option, for publishing to a non BlogSpot URL.

When I registered "bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com", the "www" alias for that URL, "www.bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com", was also registered to me, automatically. With a properly setup custom domain, "www.blogging.nitecruzr.net" is also usable, though that may require a small amount of extra effort.

Whether you publish on Blog*Spot, or externally, the URL is visible from Settings - Publishing.


If the blog name is very long (as is this one, "BloggerStatusForReal"), the entire name won't be visible in the box, nor can you easily copy it from there. It's in there though.




If the blog is published to a Google Custom Domain, most other URLs will reference the custom domain URL. You may see either the primary URL or the secondary URL of the domain. On the Settings - Publishing screen, though, you'll see
We won't leave your readers behind!
http://xxxxxxx.blogspot.com will redirect to your custom domain.
and "xxxxxxx" will be the BlogSpot name.




You can, alternately, find the entire URL in the address window of the browser, when you're viewing the blog.


There's the URL. Easier to see, and to copy. You can click on this picture, and see it in greater detail, if you wish. Don't try clicking on it a second time though.


Simple, no? Just look in the address bar, and there it is.

Next, one more exercise. Note that, for this blog, I previously went to Settings - Archiving, and set "Enable Post Pages?" to "Yes".

First, click on the title of this article, What's The URL Of My Blog?.


Now, look at the contents of the address bar.
http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/
2007/09/whats-url-of-my-blog.html



Now, you see the URL of this post. Look within, for the URL of this blog.
http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2007/09/whats-url-of-my-blog.html <== Post URL
http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/ <== Blog URL
bloggerstatusforreal <== Blog Name
And by taking the URL of the blog, you can now determine the URLs of the blog feeds.


Want other places where you can find the URL? How about various links, in the Blogger displays? Here are a few more possibilities. From any of these links, you can right click and select "Copy Link Location" / "Copy URL" (depending upon your browser). Then, paste wherever you wish.



After publishing a post, you have a choice of 3 links - enlarge the image to see them easily.
  • "View Blog" (at the top, center).
  • "View Post" (to the left).
  • (View Post in a new window) The "#" to the right of "View Post".
Each link contains a URL that you need.




From your Dashboard display, another link "View Blog". That link, likewise, contains the blog URL. Only you can see your dashboard display. If the URL contains a "lockedBlogID", you have a slightly different problem..




Your profile is the public equivalent of your dashboard. Depending upon what blogs you have selected to be seen, the blog in question may be here, and the URL may be available. The "View Blog" link will contain a URL.




Or, a simpler way to save the URL - drag and drop. Grab the favicon, and move it where you wish.

Do you see the tiny white on orange "B", in the browser address bar (in this picture) - just left of
http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/ 2007/09/whats-url-of-my-blog.html
?? Grab that with your mouse, and drag it to your desktop (or anywhere else that you like). An instant shortcut to this post.

Note that when this article was written, you would have seen an orange on white "B" (the default Blogger logo based favicon). Right now, you'll see my half front face image. Tomorrow, it may be different. Whatever the actual picture though, just grab, drag, and drop.



So now that you know how to find the URL, do something with it. Put it into text, in another blog. Or maybe, into a linklist, in another blog. Or, there are a few more possibilities, for you to consider.


Note, when a blog has been deleted or locked as suspected spam, and the blog is published to a custom domain URL, you may not have any reference to the BlogSpot URL. The best that you may be able to provide, in this case, is the lockedBlogID, as part of the dashboard "Restore Blog" link. In other cases, you may need the BlogID, to identify a non locked blog.


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28 comments:

Verin said...

Hi!
I have found your blog very helpful so far... however, I have one issue that is stil giving me problems, eventhough I have followed your exact instructions.

My problem is the URL of my blog.
I am using the blogroll widget, and I am trying to include my other blogs in this list. (I have 3 blogs).

I click "add" and I paste the url (that I have copied before from each and everyone of your suggestions) and everytime, a message says that it couldn't find the feed for the url.

I have gone to your information about "feed", and I have added the atom, the =rss stuff into the "site feed" section in the basic settings of my blog, and still when I try to add the blog to the blogroll, it gives me the same error.

My main blog is: www.mymarimba.blogspot.com
The other ones are:
www.unhatchedalterego.blogspot.com
www.veroknitca.blogspot.com

OH! and the same problem I have when I try to import my blog to my facebook notes.

I just can't!

PLEASE HELP ME!!!

Chuck said...

Verin,

Have you posted yet in GBH: Something Is Broken? If so, and I missed the post, my apologies. The online forums are much easier to use, then Blogger Blog Commenting, for interactive problem solving.

masmasika said...

Hi, thanks for posting this very useful blog.

Eye Kandy Girl said...

Hmm....i DO have my URL: http://eyekandyglassware.blogspot.com

But when i search it, it doesn't come up. I asked people to subscribe, but they can't find it on. any ideas? thanks

Chuck said...

Kandy,

The feed is fine.

"Favorite Finds
Saturday, October 03, 2009 10:02
Since I hand paint wine glasses (and so much more, but we'll get to that later) I love anything hand made that is good quality, yet not expensive. Who has the money these days to buy expensive stuff?"

Is this maybe that you just haven't spend any time promoting your blog, to the search engines?

chazz said...

Thanks for the info

Chuck said...

To change the blog URL from BlogSpot.com to .com or .net, you publish the blog using a Google Custom Domain.

johnpdolden said...

I have a blog called SavingsExpert, which I created on Blogger.com. I am not able to find the url so that I can pass it around.
regards
John

Chuck said...

John,

Might I suggest that you ask this question in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, or in Nitecruzr Dot Net - Blogging, so we can both benefit from peer support.

KittyKeys said...

Thank you for all these tips .

teddytrump said...

Hi Chuck , your blog is really helping :)
I might need a mentor like you...
would you mind to help me if I have a problem about bloggin later?

thanks for the help Chuck..really appreciate and I'm following you right now

hellboi said...

hey there... i recently changed the url of my blog celebritywheels.blogspot.com to no-all.blogspot.com under the settings >publishing > blogspot address section of the blogger dashboard. the problem im facing right now is that eventhough i have submitted the sitemap of no-all.blogspot.com google havent indexed it yet. it has been 2 days since i submitted the sitemap . moreover i tried searching for no-all.blogspot.com using site: , link : . it still returned 0 results . i tried searching for celebritywheels.blogspot.com which is my old url . im still getting search results eventhough i changed the url . pls help me regarding this... how do i let google know that i have only changed the url from celebritywheels.blogspot.com to no-all.blogspot.com and get no-all.blogspot.com indexed ?

Chuck said...

Hellboi,

There are a few details which you need to consider, before and after renaming your blog.

hellboi said...

hi chuck !!! you r a genius !!! i totally understood what you are trying to say here...

so here are the list of things i did after i read this totally helpful post...

1)i created a stub blog with the old blog url which is in my case celebritywheels.blogspot.com

2)as mentioned i have redirected the feed from the old blog to the new blog
( no-all.blogspot.com) via "Post feed redirect URL"

3)i added the new url (no-all.blogspot.com) to GWT and verified it using new META tags instead of the old one.

I am still having few queries :

a) Right now celebritywheels.blogspot.com is a stub blog with only a stub post in it which says i have moved to no-all.blogspot.com. should i add celebritywheels.blogspot.com in GWT along with a sitemap ? if yes should i verify celebritywheels.blogspot.com via a META tag so that google can index celebritywheels.blogspot.com having only 1 post saying i have moved to no-all.blogspot.com ?

Chuck said...

Hellboi,

All very good questions. And all well worth asking in BHF: How Do I?, where we can go over each one, one by one, in a proper dialogue.

message to pope bendict and geert wilders said...

my blog doesn't appear axcept from facebook

Tedy Setya Kurniawan said...

thx ... i wil try to my new blog hahahahaha

Kathleen Pottle Brannon said...

This is ridiculous. I, and I imagine innumerable other people, do not have the time and technical savvy to do follow all these instructions just to post a blog. There's got to be an easier way and a better blogging site for those of us who are over 50 and just want to get the words up where the average person can find them. I'm sorry I ever signed on at blogspot. I'm outtahere.

Brenda Stewart said...

@Kathleen Pottle Brannon (5/11/10)
I know just how you feel. Unfortunately I have not found an easier or better way, which keeps me struggling with all things "blog". It seems like those in the know think everyone is. I don't understand ten percent of what I read about how to do things! Consequently I have about 30 posts on my blog which I would consider a very interesting subject, yet in over six months my total readership is barely over 100! But I keep writing and posting anyway.
Brenda Stewart
http://www.brendasworld.net

suresh.a said...

hi..
i hve created a blog recently but wen i search tat blog name in blogsearch it not show me....wat 2 do pls help me
kollegekaltas.blogspot.com

preppyLittlelady said...

thank youuu

khashayar nadali said...

thank very much indeed

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Admin said...

I was in need of this information !
Thanks

AIsar said...

Can you please help i've create a blogspot, but blog is not showing in google search engine. :( can anyone please tell me the procedures that i have to go through, by step by step?

Thanks in advance
Regards
Aisar

Amit Rawat said...

hi i just started following your blog and i'm really impressed with it..!

drushtin said...

really helpful.....

Alexandrie Duperr said...

My problem is the URL of my blog.
I am using the blogroll widget, and I am trying to include my other blogs in this list. (I have 3 blogs).

I click "add" and I paste the url (that I have copied before from each and everyone of your suggestions) and everytime, a message says that it couldn't find the feed for the url.sumber referensi