How to set up custom domain on Blogger

Now after we have done setting up of your custom domain to GoDaddy, we will now set up that custom domain to your Blogger account. This is much easier and user-friendly than GoDaddy’s user interface, don’t need much of a technical knowledge so you should not be afraid giving it a try. The advantages of having a custom domain for your blog are simply because it gives a formal name and a more credible identification on the web. Even it appears that your site layout would not be that good as a novice blogger, but when it appear on Google search results with URL such http://www.yoursite.com and http://www.yoursite.blogspot.com, what do you think is much appealing? It also serves as an investment like wine as it get older it become much precious, the domain’s value appreciate if its targeted, with high traffic and ranking.

Ideally your URL (domain name) should be max of two-word targeted keywords, but having with an extension much longer will not be friendly to remember for your reader. So before you go for a domain name you should research more for your targeted keywords, I suggest using Adwords Keyword tools to see what combination of terms will be powerful on search results.

Here are the few steps to set up your custom domain on Blogger.

  1. Log on to your Blogger account.
  2. Select your blog and go to Settings–>Publishing .
  3. Hit the link “Switch to: • Custom Domain (Point your own registered domain name to your blog)”.
  4. Since you already have your custom domain registered hit the link “Already own a domain? Switch to advanced settings”.
  5. Now enter your domain at the blank field (www.yoursite.com).
  6. “Use a missing file host?” Leave it to default tick “No”.
  7. Enter the correct verification code and save settings.

After you have successfully saved your settings try to view your blog to test if your new domain is active. Typing your old Blogger URL should redirect to your new domain. This is a good thing about Blogger that it would automatically redirect your old URL (with .blogspot.com) to your new domain so your reader won’t be lost along with the traffic. After that be sure that you update your link from your exchange partners so your blog’s Page Ranking will be stable.

  • Krista

    I’m wondering if you can help me with a problem I’m having. I registered my domain name with google apps through godaddy.com, and now I’m trying to redirect my blog to my custom domain. When I try to save the settings I get the error message “another blog is already hosted at this address” This isn’t possible because I own the domain, and when I go to the url it doesn’t go to any blog. Is this because I have to wait at least 24 hours? Please help!

    • Yes, it takes up to 24 hours on .com domain to regularly points to your preferred domain. Just wait.

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