Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blog URL changed - how to restore original permalink

When you change the URL of a blogspot blog, the permalink (individual post URL) also changes and if the blog already has incoming backlinks, these links will become dead links (page not found). So if you are unhappy about that, what can you do?

I would suggest going back to Blogger dashboard, click SETTINGS then PUBLISHING and change the blog URL back to the original blog URL. Of course you will need to do it fast because that option will not be available any more if another blogger has already registered that URL. If successful, all your original permalinks will be restored.

I have tested it at a test blog Computer Hardware Tips and Tricks and confirmed that after changing the blog URL back to the original, the permalink of the individual post had also been restored.

More details - original permalinks

http://computerhardwaretipsandtricks.blogspot.com/2011/05/brief-history-of-ipod.html
http://computerhardwaretipsandtricks.blogspot.com/2011/05/buying-right-notebook-computer.html

and when changed to a new blog URL, these permalinks became (those changed items in red)

http://computerhardwaretipsntricks.blogspot.com/2011/05/brief-history-of-ipod.html
http://computerhardwaretipsntricks.blogspot.com/2011/05/buying-right-notebook-computer.html

and when the blog URL revert back to its original URL, these permalinks then become changed back to the original as shown below:

http://computerhardwaretipsandtricks.blogspot.com/2011/05/brief-history-of-ipod.html
http://computerhardwaretipsandtricks.blogspot.com/2011/05/buying-right-notebook-computer.html

29 comments:

  1. Hi Peter, but how about the new links you will be getting? Will they link to the right place?

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  2. Old link - ol.com
    New link - nl.com
    revert back to old link ol.com

    Any link containing ol.com will link correctly
    any link containing nl.com will become dead link

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  3. sir can u tell me how can bar which arranges post by their alphabet .... this guy hav done it http://cartoon-photocollection.blogspot.com/

    its just below the header

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  4. why is it when I try to log in my blog I am not getting in? but when I go to blogger dashboard my friend blog in showing in my dashboard. She was working on her blog from my laptop the other day and since then I cant get in my blog account.
    How can this be fixed

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  5. That horizontal navigation tab is created using HTML cum CSS and takes more work than my simple text horizontal navigation bar.

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  6. viper the rockstar,

    Similar problems have been reported over at Blogger help forum. Suggest you post your problem over there and come back to give us the URL of the thread.

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  7. in this way i lost 321 post of mine thanx for helping man check out my site
    http://shreetestingsite.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks for this post buddy,i was searching for this type of post from long time,i just applied your method on one of my blog http://gprsbay.blogspot.com

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  9. hi uncle..
    i recently changed my blog name..
    since thn my blog traffic has almost stalled.. :(
    i want to knw if their is a way to redirect traffic frm ua blog (wit old name) to ua new blog name..
    thnks..

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  10. oh, n ths site i knw redirects d traffic to its 'new' name..
    cricinfo.com redirects to espncricinfo.com
    thnks uncle..

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  11. By blog name I am guessing you are referring to blog URL. Assuming the change only occurred recently and the inbound links to your old blog URL is still intact, you can go to Dashboard > Settings > Publishing
    and change back to the old blog URL.

    Auto redirect will only be available with custom domain

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  12. but what about pagerank and Alexa rank, this is very risky if we replace the domain. thanks for the tips friend!

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  13. You will need to start over again. However, for me, that did not affect traffic to my blog much.

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  16. Great thanks, nice tips. But, how about I will change my name site article technology. Replace with other name. It okay for search engine?

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  17. Your name site refers to blog title or post title?

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  20. I have messed up my previous blog, cause it did not do some searching to get it done in the right way. Thanks for great piece of information..

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  21. I've had 3 blogs I follow change their URLs. I've unsubscribed to their old blog and resubscribed to their new ones. However in dashboard they either show up blank or their old URL feed is showing. On my blog roll on my blog their old links show. I can't figure out how to fix it and no one at blogger has helped me. Do u know how to fix this? U can email me @ erinsworld09@gmail.com.

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  26. Thank you for the post! Can you help me please? I changed the blog name but I wasn't happy so I changed back. Everything was ok but I found that my followers don't recive feed with new posts only old posts. Why my new posts are not showing? But if you search them on google you will find them. Please help me. :(

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  27. Just do as instructed in this post as this post was written to solve the same problem with another blogger as you.

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