Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Redirecting Traffic From A Blogger Blog To Non Google Hosting

Occasionally in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?, we see the innocent question
How do I redirect traffic, automatically, from my Blogger blog to my WordPress blog?
or
I just moved my blog to a real website - how do I get my readers from my Blogger blog to my website?
This need, like redirecting traffic between BlogSpot URLs, is one feature that Blogger will probably not ever provide.

If Blogger were to allow the automatic forwarding of traffic, from a Blogger blog to a non Google website, spammers could use BlogSpot blogs as gateways, and move their spam content around, at will. You can redirect traffic from a BlogSpot URL to a non BlogSpot URL - but you must use a properly setup custom domain, to do this.

You can combine your Blogger blog(s) with a non Google website, if you think about it.
  • Setup a virtual host pair, in the website domain.
  • Publish your blog to the virtual host.
  • Add a custom link bar to the blog, and the website.
  • Use the same template on the blog and the website.
  • Use your imagination.

The latter solution simply requires some Blogger content in your blog, which is then merged into a non Blogger website. It just doesn't allow you to simply redirect your Blogger blog straight into a non Blogger website. And if you see some Blogger blogs that do seem to redirect to a non Blogger / Google URL, those are just blogs that haven't been given an offsite redirect warning interstitial - or classified as a spam host - yet.

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1 comment:

Isaiah Joseph said...

Wonderful tutorial..
i just did it with Jamb 2013 website