Sometimes, we want to change the permalink of a published blogger post to make it more search friendly or reducing URL length. If you’re searching for this trick, then this post is worth for you because in this article, Today I’m going to share an excellent method to change the published post link of the blogger without losing the traffic.
You can do this job by just reverting your published post to the draft, editing the post and publish it. When changing the URL, there’s a little more to take into the consideration, as your published post has already been linked with that URL and more than likely posted on social networking sites whenever you’ve shared the post. If you change the URL of the published post without first making sure that the old URL will instantly redirect viewers through to the new URL, you’ll lose traffic following the old link.
But Don’t worry guys, In this post, I’ve written the complete guide to change the permalink URL of published post with redirecting OLD post link to newly updated link. So, you’ll never lose the traffic if you follow all below steps carefully.
Steps To Change URL Permalink
Note: Before you edit your permalink, make sure you have copied your current URL web address somewhere it’s readily available (I always use Notepad tool). For example:
STEP 1] First go to blogger.com then Click On Posts Select that post you want to change permalink.
STEP 2] Now click on Revert to draft from the top menu.
STEP 3] Now open the post again and click on links. Here you will see now custom permalink option is available.
STEP 4] Now, add your new desired link and click on done.
STEP 5] Now you’ll see your link has been updated.
STEP 6] Thats it. Now just publish your post again :p
Steps To Redirecting Old Permalink To New URL
As I’ve mentioned already, You’ve promoted your blog post several times on social media and now after making changes, If someone clicks on that link (Old URL), then he/she will receive an error message saying that the post does not exist anymore and you’ll lose your traffic.
So, For fixes this issue, you have to setup a redirect from old post URL to new URL of that post. There are two methods to perform this job –
- By Search Preferences Setting.
Note: Only use one method.
Method #1 – Using Search Preferences Setting Of Blogger
STEP 1] Under Setting >> Click On Search Preferences.
STEP 2] Now, In Errors and redirections >> Click On Edit Link of Custom Redirects option.
STEP 3] If you already added some redirects in the past, then you will have to click the ‘New Redirect’ button to create a new URL redirection. And In the ‘from’ box, enter the old permalink and in the to’ box, enter the new permalink (excluding the blog URL). In our example, the from and to box will be –
FROM: /2016/09/old-blog-post.html To: /2016/09/new-blog-post.html