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Country Code Aliases Are Not In Use, In All Non USA Countries

One source of confusion, about the occasionally misunderstood country code aliasing of BlogSpot published blogs, comes from the way the aliasing is being installed, world wide.

Country Code Aliasing is a new feature - and it's still being tested. Since it's being tested, it's not being immediately installed in all countries, world wide - and this will cause confusion, until it is fully installed.

Google is installing Country Code Aliasing, one country at a time, as convenient to them.

Change notification will be provided, if at all, after change is made.

Google is providing no notice, before - or after - any given country is being added, as an alias to "". This is a standard technique used in Information Technology environments - it's not new or unique to the Blogger / Google Country Code Aliasing feature.

It's called by various names, in different companies. Some call it phased installation, others pilot testing, and others may have other names.

Each blog, with a different reader population, will have different results.

What it means - simply - is that not all blog owners will see the same effects, as the new feature is installed, in every country, as each new country is added. Every different blog will have a differing reader population, distributed over different countries.

Readers in some countries - where aliasing is active - will see different results than readers in other countries, where aliasing is not active.

Not any two blog owners will see the same problems.

Combining the different content in every different blog, which makes some blogs more or less susceptible than other blogs to the effects of aliasing, with the different reader population, not any two blog owners will see the same problems, or have the same opinions, about aliasing.

Until every blog owner realises several details about aliasing, we're going to keep hearing complaints.
  • Country code aliasing is not optional.
  • Country code aliasing has a real purpose.
  • Country code aliasing is beneficial to all of us.

We'll deal with the problems, one blog, one country, and one owner at a time.

We'll all just have to deal with the problems, one country at a time. We'll need to ask our readers, one crucial question.
What exact URL is displayed, by your browser, when you observe the problem?
And, we'll have to observe the difference between "", "", and "".


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