Recently Blogspot team added an option to use custom permalinks for Blogspot blogs. This feature makes a lot of difference in your blog SEO. Let’s learn a lot about Blogspot custom permalinks.
What are Permalinks?
A permanent static hyperlink of a web page is called permalink. Generally, it’s a link of your blog post.
This permalink is not SEO friendly as it does not contain any focus keywords. Permalinks contain focus keywords helps to improve ranking in search engine.
Earlier, we had no option to change the blogger permalinks. By default, the blogger used to remove stop words and generates permalinks automatically for every post. With Blogspot newly added custom permalinks feature, now we can customize and control the permalinks of blog posts in blogger. But we can’t change or remove date and year from permalink. Here check how to customize Permalinks in Blogspot for better SEO.
How to Customize Permalinks in Blogspot Blogs:
Login to blogger dashboard and click on create new post.
In the post editor, click on post settings on the right side and go to permalinks.
Select custom URL and add your preferred permalink there.
Remember your keywords should separate by dash (-). For example, BlogSpot-custom-permalinks. The character allowed in custom URL are A-Z, a-z, 0-1 and special characters are underscore, dash and period. I don’t recommend using underscore in the permalink. You can’t change the permalink of the published post. So make changes before saving the post.
How to use Permalinks for better SEO:
The basic idea is to add targeted keywords with this permalink configuration for every single post. Add keywords to permalinks that target the post content. Permalinks contain focus keywords helps to improve ranking in search engine. For example, if you are creating a post on how to choose a perfect domain for your blog. By default, Google generates permalink like www.blog.blogspot.com/yy/mm/how-to-choose-perfect-domain-for-your-blog.html. But it’s very lengthy and not SEO friendly. So instead of that, create a custom permalink like website-domain. Now your permalink will be like this www.blog.blogspot.com/yy/mm/website-domain.html.
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